Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum: Built for Performance in Both Hands
- Compact Size
- Customisable with macros
- Great Battery Life
- Wired and Wireless use
- Good Build Quality
- Rugged Design
- Can be bulky for some users
- Limited featureset on Apple PCs
- Easy to lose magnetic buttons
The Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum is Logitech’s top of the line mouse meant specifically for gamers. It boasts some of the best technology available today for gamers to ensure the best performance in their gaming. Targeting the professional gamers and eSports athletes, the mouse isn’t one to be taken lightly.
The G900 Chaos Spectrum comes with the bleeding edge optical sensor. The sensor allows users to customize the sensitivity of the mouse from as low as 200DPI to 12,000 DPI (dots per inch). This translates into how far the mouse cursor moves with the movement of the mouse. Lower DPI values would naturally mean that you have to move the mouse further for a shorter distance on screen. The movement of the cursor on the computer was really smooth and extremely responsive during my time with the mouse.
I primarily play story-driven and top down RPGs such as Blizzard’s Diablo III or BioWare’s Dragon Age; this mouse was able to seamlessly transition between the two different games without much adjustment to the settings. In fact, it was just a simple click of the button under the mouse wheel to adjust the sensitivity of the mouse. Personally, in playing games such as Diablo III, I used a slightly lower DPI setting to make sure movements were a little bit more accurate while in games like Dragon Age or even Shadow of Mordor a higher DPI allowed for quicker aiming and response.
One thing that stood out during the review duration was the consistency of the devices performance. With other wireless mouses, there was always a noticeable delay between moving the mouse and the response of the on-screen cursor; with the G900 Chaos Spectrum, there was no noticeable delay. In fact, the response time was fantastic. This was improved when using the Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum in its wired mode. Response time was even quicker and latency was not an issue.
In addition to the amazing latency performance, the G900 has arguably one of the best ergonomics when it comes to mouse design. The G900 is one of the only mouses on the market currently which comes with an ambidextrous design. The way Logitech implemented this is simple and ingenious; they’ve designed the side buttons to be magnetic and capacitive.Included in the box with every G900 is a set of 4 magentic buttons: 2 are on the mouse and 2 in case inside. 2 of them have the ridged button and 2 are plain and flat. Users can choose which side they want the buttons to be. In our testing, you can’t be greedy and have 4 side buttons active. Only 2 side buttons will be usable at any given time. The weight of the G900 is just right – at least for me. I found it just the right weight and it didn’t feel too heavy when I was using it. That said, it wasn’t too light either. The heft of it felt just right for gaming and even design work.
The Logitech G900 Spectrum boasts about 35 hours of usage time in wireless mode. However, in my time using the mouse, I managed to get about 40 hours of normal usage and about 20 hours for pure gaming. This is definitely a plus point as even the charge time is about 3 hours for a full charge and you can use it while charging.
The overall design language of the G900 has a sense of adventure and maturity to it. However, it doesn’t forget it’s roots as a gaming tool. It’s rather aggressive angles and sci-fi feel brings a presence which most avid gamers will definitely appreciate. The hallmark design choice is the inclusion of RGB lighting. This is customizable via the Logitech Gaming software which can be downloaded from their website.
Another feature that you’ll be able to take advantage of with the Logitech Gaming software is the assignment of macros to one of the 11 customisable buttons which are available on the G900. This will allow gamers who enjoy games like World of Warcraft, League of Legends or EVE to assign multiple skills or items for quick access. I used this in Diablo to give quick access to health potions and skills. I could essentially play Diablo without the keyboard.
Overall, the Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum is a solid performer when it comes to gaming mouses. It also excels when used in day to day use. The G900’s impressive battery life on wireless mode in addition to its impressive latency allows gamers to game on the go with peace of mind. Its capcity to be used while charging in wired mode also lends to its versatility. I’d personally recommend this to people are avid gamers looking to take their gaming to the next level. That said, designers will also be able to reap the benefits of owning a Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum.
Also published on Medium.