Today Logitech is announcing the latest in their lineup of gaming mice. The G900 Chaos Spectrum is a wired and wireless mouse, and it is one of the few gaming mice which is ambidextrous. But it’s not just a vanilla mouse which can work in either hand, but instead it’s a mouse that can be customized to fit as either a left-handed or right-handed model.

In addition, the mouse features customizable lighting with up to 16.8 million colors, and you can use the Logitech software to customize the lighting into breathing and other patterns. The software also allows you to calibrate the sensor against the surface you are going to use the mouse on, which should help with responsiveness.

As for the tracking capabilities, the G900 Chaos Spectrum mouse features the same PMW3366 optical sensor that Logitech features in some of their other mice. It offers 200 to 12,000 DPI and features zero smoothing or filtering across the range. Maximum acceleration is greater than 40 Gs and the mouse can handle 300 inches per second of travel speed.

Logitech has designed a mechanical pivot for the buttons, which they state offer a crisp, clean click, and the metal spring tensioning reduces the amount of slack in the system before the buttons hit the actual switches. The buttons are rated for 20 million clicks. As with many of Logitech’s higher end mice, the scroll wheel is the fantastic hyper-fast scroll design. I’ve used a lot of mice, and I keep finding myself migrating back to Logitech for this feature alone.

The mouse is a wireless model, connecting over 2.4 GHz, and it can also be used as a wired mouse by connecting the cable on the front. This lets you charge while still using the mouse (amazingly not all mice do this even today) but either on wired or wireless, the G900 has the same 1000 Hz reporting rate. Logitech has put a lot of effort into power efficiency as well, and the G900 is rated for up to 32 hours of continuous use, or 24 hours with the default lighting enabled. That is impressive because the mouse weighs just 107 grams. If you go back in time to the Logitech G7 wireless gaming mouse, it offered two batteries and you’d be lucky to get through a single day without swapping the battery at least once.

The mouse has dimensions of 130 mm x 67 mm x 40 mm, and while this mouse doesn’t offer the massive button count that some games require, it does offer some unique features that should help set it apart from some of the other Logitech offerings, including the ability to configure the mouse for either left or right-handed grips.

The Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum gaming mouse will go on sale in April, with a MSRP of $149.99.

Source: Logitech

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  • ciparis - Thursday, March 24, 2016 - link

    This needs to also allow wireless charging; I don't mind the battery life, but I'm done with loose mouse cables sitting around my desk.
  • bj_murphy - Thursday, March 24, 2016 - link

    I think most wireless charging technologies end up creating a magnetic attraction side effect as part of the way the energized coils transfer power between the charger and the device. I could be totally wrong on this, but I think that if you had a wireless charging mouse pad, the mouse would get slightly magnetically attracted to the charging coil in the pad, which would be atrocious for just about any mouse use case because the mouse would be subject to suddenly being pulled in a direction you didn't intend. But maybe I'm totally wrong, its just something I've noticed with every phone I've ever charged wirelessly.
  • leoblaze9 - Thursday, March 24, 2016 - link

    this issue could be mitigated by having the charging surface have a detachable power cord so that the problem you mentioned would not have as big of an impact.
  • JoeyJoJo123 - Thursday, March 24, 2016 - link

    The same issue could be mitigated by instead having a detachable power cord to the mouse, rather than to the "charging surface".

    Oh wait, I think that's actually what they did here.
  • doggface - Sunday, March 27, 2016 - link

    As someone who has a Logitech mouse that charges off the cable... It is so un-noticeable as to be a perfect solution. Also (maybe because mine doesn't have a light?) the battery charge lasts weeks and it charges in an hr. So to recap. I can continue using my mouse while charging, for one hr every couple of weeks. Perfect. Yep.
  • chaos215bar2 - Thursday, March 24, 2016 - link

    So just disable charging temporarily while the mouse is in use.

    The exact parameters would depend on just how much force the charging process could exert on the mouse, but it shouldn't bee too difficult to make it impossible to feel while actually using the mouse. As long as you don't plan to use the mouse for 24 hours straight, this should provide plenty of power.
  • doggface - Sunday, March 27, 2016 - link

    So when my mouse is in use and suddenly needs charging, I either cant use my mouse or I have to contend with a non-zero centering force. Sounds dumb.
    Alternatively I can plug in a cable and keep using my mouse as is...
  • Bobs_Your_Uncle - Saturday, March 26, 2016 - link

    Given the choice, I'd much rather plug in my charging base so that I can then wirelessly recharge my mouse. It's just such a clear advantage over plugging the mouse in directly for "olden-days" wired-style charging.

    Plus: A new gadget to occupy the vast, endless expanse that is my desktop.
  • Impulses - Sunday, March 27, 2016 - link

    Why bother with a charging pad that not everyone will like? Maybe offer it as am option, but out of the box just use Qi or something semi standard so the user can place a small charge pad on an out of the way location... When you're done you throw it there. I'd actually prefer that + a cabled option over a fancy combo mousing + charging surface.
  • geekman1024 - Friday, March 25, 2016 - link

    I'm quite a fan of Logitech's mice, but I never like their drivers/software. In fact for the a few effort I tried to convince myself it's worth my time to download them, they are simply useless. They just simply won't load properly, never show the correct mouse status and never be able to remember my custom buttons settings. Luckily all Logitech mice don't require their lousy software to work. I'm happy with my G300... hey, the LED lighting works, I can switch to 3 different colors, suiting my mood, even though I will never be able to customize the extra buttons.

    I'm wondering, if I switched the LED color fast enough, and with the right duration for the red, green and blue color, will I be able to get 16,777,216 colors, too? /s

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