Truth be told, aside from a controller, I could never see myself using a wireless keyboard or more to the point, a wireless mouse for PC. Wired devices have always been my choice for PC gaming. The reason had always been that I’ve never trusted them. The battery could die out, the signal could get interfered or drop out, or something similar to that effect.
They are concerns that I need not be left with a headache about. Now, though times have changed. I am now, a believer. Enter the Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum. Logitech’s flagship wireless gaming mouse and man, what a world of difference it has been.
Arriving in Logitech’s fanciest packaging, upon removing the outer box and lifting the lid, staring back at me was the G900 mouse itself. Below contained a micro-USB cable, USB extender adaptor and the all important wireless dongle. Also included is additional plates for mouse buttons and covers, but we’ll talk more about those shortly.
The G900 is an ambidextrous mouse, so it is incredibly comfortable in its symmetrical design, which is a surprised me being so used to predominantly right-handed mouses. It’s also lightweight, weighing 107 grams. It doesn’t support or include additional weights -- which I know, is a deal breaker for some. Fortunately, its lightness doesn't make it feel cheap. It has a premium finish, with a smooth top body and subtle grip indentations for your thumb and fingers on either side.
Besides your left and right click, you’ve got a scroll wheel which can be unlocked for that infinite scroll wheel action and is your middle mouse click, two DPI buttons allowing you toggle back and forth on the fly, and four additional buttons on either side of the mouse.
With the latter, what’s interesting about this design is the customisation. Choosing to either utilise the four buttons either side or keep to two. You can then, using the included covers you can keep your device sleek by covering the unused buttons. Not only that, but everything from the buttons, battery life, DPI, and RGB lighting can be customised, monitored, and adjusted within Logitech’s gaming software.
The quality really does show through the use. Both the main left and right buttons have a crisp clean click to them, and every click was precise without any delay or lack of responsiveness. I soon discovered that these two buttons contain mechanical pivots, similarly to mechanical switches on keyboards. Which is not only crazy but impressive. Goes to show, they’re not just keyboards anymore.
As for performance, this is what impressed me the most and elevated all my concerns over wireless. With a 2.4Ghz connection, the connection was perfect, with no interference from any of my devices, there is some technical wizardry here from Logitech and it shows. Within the belly of the beast contains the PMW3366 sensor and a built-in and a non-removable 720 mAh battery. The battery life Logitech promises 32-hours of continuous use without the RGB light, or 24-hours with it enabled.
The numbers aren’t always exact, but after continuous use, I need not worry about keeping the mouse charged. Even when plugged in, the included micro-USB cable is moulded to fit perfectly to the mouse further streamlining the mouse when wired.
The sensor is state-of-art and is regarded as being one of the best on the market, whether it be a wireless or wired mouse, and its reputation holds true. Supporting from 200-12,000 DPI, you’ll be getting an incredibly smooth and accurate experience. And during my time using the mouse encountered no lag, loss of connection and perfect response, regardless if I played wirelessly or wired.
Now for the price: I got lucky on this find, happening to find a seller online offering it for £55. For those interested may not be as lucky, but at a full price of £100, it is pretty steep for a mouse, but personally, you can’t go wrong. Choosing the right gaming mouse is tough, but in my honest opinion, the Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum stands above all others and can be not only considered the best wireless gaming mouse on the market but also the best-wired mouse too.
Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Mouse Review
Choosing the right gaming mouse is tough, but in my honest opinion, the Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum stands above all others and can be not only considered the best wireless gaming mouse on the market but also the best-wired mouse too.