Logitech G9 Gaming Laser MouseMakaveli - September 11, 2007
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In order to test this Logitech G9 gaming laser mouse, I’m going to be comparing it against the ever popular Logitech new G5 gaming laser mouse (OCC Review). Both mice are wired and use lasers to communicate to the computer. I’ll be testing each of the mice’s speed, comfort, precision, and customizability. Each test has been conducted over multiple popular first-person shooters.
- Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Processor
- Abit IN9-32X Max Wi-Fi Motherboard
- Crucial Ballistix (2 x 1GB) DDR2 1066 Memory
- eVGA 7950GT KO Video Card
- Cooler Master 750w Power Supply
- Western Digital 250GB IDE Hard Drive
- Windows XP Professional w/ SP2
- Logitech SetPoint 5.0
- Logitech Firmware Version 78
- Razer Mantis “Control” Mouse Pad
The first test is speed. Here, I'll be moving each mouse across the Razer mouse pad and grade on a scale of 1 to 10 on how fast it moved across the pad; 10 being lightning fast and 1 being it didn't move. Since the slick faceplate has a sliding surface on it, we'll test the mouse not only with that faceplate, but also the grip faceplate.
The extra sliding surface on the slick faceplate made a slight - yet noticeable difference. Next we're going to test the comfort of the mice. For this test, results are on a 1 to 10 scale; 10 is that I don't want to take my hand off of the mouse and 1 is being, "Do I have to touch it?".
I personally liked the slick faceplate during this test because it's wider than the grip faceplate, which felt better under my hand. The reason that the G5 didn't get that great of a score is because its hump just didn't feel nearly as good as the G9. The next aspect we're going to be testing is the precision that each mouse gives. 10 is once again the best.
There is absolutely no question in my mind that this mouse is one of the most accurate, if not the most accurate. I played so much better with the grip faceplate than the slick one. I honestly have not felt like a mouse could affect my game that much, but this G9 certainly made me play better. The grip faceplate was especially nice during long gaming sessions because it wouldn't slip when my fingers were sweaty.
The last test we will be doing is for customizability. Like the other tests, this one is on a scale of 1 to 10; 10 being that the mouse is completely customizable and 1 being you can't change anything.
There was absolutely no competition here for the G9. Being able to change the LEDs to any color you want is just unheard of. Changing faceplates is also a very uncommon ability for mice. The frictionless MicroGear scroll wheel is something totally new as well. The G5 can only customize its buttons, which the G9 can do as well.