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Logitech adds new mouse and headset to G-series


August 10, 2009

The G500 mouse and G330 headset from Logitech

The G500 mouse and G330 headset from Logitech

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Logitech has made a couple of additions to its G-series line of high-end gaming peripherals - the Gaming Mouse G500, which updates Logitech’s G5 Laser Mouse, and the Gaming Headset G330, which is lightweight and features an adjustable, behind-the-head design.

The Gaming Mouse G500

The G500 mouse is designed to deliver precision under pressure, with its laser engine able to register hand speeds of up to 165-inches per second (ips) and acceleration forces up to 30 Gs. After the Logitech Gaming Software has been installed the dpi can be adjusted on-the-fly in increments of 100dpi to provide the right level of precision whatever the game, from pixel-precise targeting (200dpi) to lightning-fast maneuvers (up to 5700dpi).

The G500 also features a rugged, battle-worn finish and an updated shape with a broader thumb rest and a smoothed out pinkie ledge for a more comfortable feel. If you’re sensitive to weight, the G500 mouse offers weight tuning, including up to 27g of additional weights for personalized feel and control, which fit into a removable chassis and, when not in use, can be stored in the accompanying case.

For those times when you have to actually do some work, the G500 boasts a dual-mode scroll wheel with hyper-fast scrolling (and provides click-to-click scrolling that’s perfect for weapon selection for when you don’t). Ten programmable buttons put valuable macros in your hand, which can be saved alongside other settings on the G500’s onboard memory for easy transporting of your personalized settings.

The Gaming Headset G330

The G330 is the first specialized gaming headset to feature an adjustable, behind-the-head design that slides for a personalized fit. The G330’s light weight is designed to combat fatigue, while a soft silicone-lined headband and pivoting ear pads are designed to further relieve common pressure points on the head.

The G330 features a noise-canceling microphone, which rotates out of the way when not in use, and in-line audio controls, which allow the volume to be adjusted or muted without pausing the action on screen. Meanwhile, an included USB adapter enables the G330 to connect digitally to any USB port for enhanced audio or directly to a PC sound card via 3.5mm jacks.

The Logitech Gaming Mouse G500 is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe in September for a suggested retail price of USD$69.99, while the Logitech Gaming Headset G330 is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe in August for a suggested retail price of USD$49.99.

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Darren Quick Darren's love of technology started in primary school with a Nintendo Game & Watch Donkey Kong (still functioning) and a Commodore VIC 20 computer (not still functioning). In high school he upgraded to a 286 PC, and he's been following Moore's law ever since. This love of technology continued through a number of university courses and crappy jobs until 2008, when his interests found a home at Gizmag.   All articles by Darren Quick
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