Logitech claims that their new wireless gaming mouse, the Logitech G602, is capable of running for 250 hours straight without the need of a battery change.
“When I play, I don’t want to think about anything other than my game and what my next move will be,” Logitech gaming business group manager Ehtisham Rabbani said in a statement. “When you look at the wireless gaming mice out there, though, their primary flaw is the uncertainty of having to interrupt your game to replace batteries. Not anymore. We set an outrageous goal, and we hit it.”
Wireless gaming mice aren’t that popular in the professional gaming circles. For one thing they are damn expensive and secondly you can never be too sure about its sensor. We gamers always need something to blame our deaths on. If it’s not lag then it’s probably the wireless sensor giving a weak read. Rabbani though feels adamant that gamers are going to welcome the G602 with open arms.
“It’s time for gamers to get real science behind them so something as fundamental as a battery doesn’t get in the way of winning,” he said.
The Logitech G602 is part of new lineup of peripherals that are being planned for release later this year. Aside from the G602, Logitech’s new lineup also includes two new mousepads, the G440 ($30) and G240 ($20). The former is going to feature a hard-surface while the latter is going to be cloth-based.
Logitech claims that both mouse pads were designs to increase the performance of the G602 mouse. You might find that claim ludicrous but let me assure you that specific mouse pads do tend to make a difference for specific products.
I use the Razer Deathadder for example and I find it works really well with Razer’s own Goliathus cloth pad. I’ve tried it with various other pads but I’ve never gotten the comfort and accuracy which I find with the Goliathus.
The G602 will go on sale next month for $80. The mouse pads will debut in September as well.