Logitech G9 Gaming Laser MouseMakaveli - September 11, 2007
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The mouse is painted black with a scroll wheel that is partly silver. With the current faceplate, the Logitech logo is in red and the G9 logo is in silver. Right off of the bat you’ll notice the dpi increase/decrease buttons and the LED screen. The scroll wheel also has a horizontal scrolling capability, which is a plus. This faceplate’s surface is very slick and smooth. The back of the mouse has three large surfaces for smooth gliding on the mouse pad. One of those surfaces is connected to the faceplate that is currently on. The “MicroGear” button is how you enable the frictionless scrolling capability, which is something I absolutely love. When it’s not enabled, the scroll wheel acts like a normal scroll. If you click the “Profile” button you can easily change between the profiles stored on the onboard memory.
The side of the mouse has two buttons that you can customize to do pretty much anything. You can notice how easily this faceplate gets fingerprint marks on it. The back of the mouse is where you’ll find an eject button. When you push this button the faceplate pops up so you can easily take it off. On the right you can see a picture of the faceplate ejected.
Once the faceplate is popped off, you push the weight drawer in and it’ll eject. After messing around with different amounts of weight, I found that 22g was perfect for me.
Notice the metal stub on either side of the mouse. The faceplate latches onto these metal stubs. On the front of the mouse, you stick the faceplate over the buttons and push down and it’ll be locked into place.
The second faceplate included is the grip model. The grip faceplate is slightly smaller, but it feels like fine sandpaper on the surface. Below you can see the two faceplates next to each other; the grip faceplate is on the left and the smooth faceplate is on the right. This mouse plugs into a USB port and the long cord is uniquely braided.
Let's get this mouse installed and ready for use!