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Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Gaming Mouse Review (Page 1)

Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Gaming Mouse Review

Logitech is asking a pretty penny for its new G900 Chaos Spectrum gaming mouse, but after fully testing it, we find it's very well justified.

By Chad Sebring on Sep 15, 2016 11:19 am CDT
Rating: 98%Manufacturer: Logitech

Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing


Logitech is one of those companies which needs no introduction. It seems that as long as computer users wanted to have a mouse to click, Logitech has been offering something to fit that desire. We have seen Logitech evolve over the years, not only due to the samples that they send us but with their wide availability and affordable price points. We have grabbed quite a few of their products over those years, and put them to solid long term use on many of our extra rigs. While Logitech does develop some pricier solutions as well, we have never felt underwhelmed, as their high-end gear is some of the best in the market.

We have had many of the Logitech mice, going way back to one of the early wireless mice, the MX1000, and the budget friendly MX518. We even got to see the G700s, and more recently looked at the G502, which is not wireless, but is no less impressive. We have seen that Logitech moved for the basic designs long ago, and has moved toward giving gamers everything they could ask for. Taking this all a step further, where most mice are designed with their switches mounted to the lower PCB, Logitech has found a way to improve upon this aspect, and can deliver a product which feels different than near every other mouse on the planet.

Today, we have the pleasure of bringing forth the Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Professional-Grade Wired/Wireless Gaming Mouse. This mouse not only gets delivered with an aesthetic we have never seen on a Logitech mouse, but the ingenuity of this design also makes usage simple as well. This is not just for right-hand users either. The ambidextrous design and the ability to swap out blanking plates for additional buttons caters to the left-hand users too. The new battery is solid out of the gate, but via software, you can tweak things to increase its usable time on each charge. The buttons being moved eliminates extra plastic bit, flexibility, and even the actuation distance of each of the switches. All of this and more combines to make the Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum possibly one of the best mice ever to glide across our desk.


Within the chart provided by Logitech, we first are shown the 910-004588 model number of the G900 Chaos Spectrum, and that each mouse is covered with a two-year warranty. System requirement needs Windows 10 or older operating systems, an open USB port, and an internet connection to obtain the software. Inside of the high-end packaging, you will receive everything in the short list that finished the left column. There is the mouse, the cable, USB wireless adapter, an accessory case, and in it, you find extra side buttons, a side button cover, and there is also documentation found inside.

Getting a bit more technical, we jump into the tracking. The resolution of the sensor is wide, starting at 200 DPI, and can be adjusted all the way up to 12,000 DPI. It will record movements up to 40Gs, and at the same time, will accurately read the surface under it at speeds of 300 inches per second of travel. These results were gained by testing on the Logitech G240 mouse pad if you would need for some reason to replicate these astronomical figures. As to the responsiveness of the mouse, it uses a 16-bit data transmission, polls at 1000Hz, even in wireless mode, sends signals back and forth with 2.4GHz transmissions, and has a 32-bit ARM Cortex processor in charge of all of this.

There is a low coefficient of drag with the G900, whether tested with the mouse being moved or from a static starting point. What makes these numbers stand out, even more, is that results were obtained using a wood veneer desktop, no mouse pad involved. The durability is also quite high with this mouse, as we see each of the main buttons will last for twenty million clicks, and you will see 250 kilometers of travel with the mouse before it should give up the ghost on you. The battery life is also strong, with a constant usage time of 24 hours, with all features allowed. If you turn off the lighting, you can gain an additional eight hours of run time, and there are rumors of this mouse lasting a week on one charge with less usage.

The G900 Chaos Spectrum can be run wired or wireless, and is uses a USB 2.0 port for connectivity. We already discussed the DPI range and polling rate, but this is the first notation to the use of the Pixart PMW3366 optical sensor. The indicator lights are RGB LEDs, you have six to eleven buttons at your disposal, and there is the Hyperfast scroll wheel, on-the-fly DPI adjustments, and even five onboard profiles. Physically, the G900 is 130mm long, it is 67mm wide, and it stands 40mm in height, weighing in at 107 grams. The cable length is 1.83 meters, and as far as looks are concerned, while made of plastic, the aesthetics must be seen to be appreciated.

One look at the G900 Chaos Spectrum product page, right at the top, the MSRP of $149.99 is shown, so you know right away serious money will be involved to obtain this product. Shopping around hoping for a better deal, sadly, though, the pricing is firm across the internet. Honestly, this is quite a bit of sticker shock, as fully featured mice tend to stop much closer to the $80 mark in pricing, so Logitech has their work cut out for them. Keep in mind, though; innovative products are rarely affordable, and with all the thought, effort, and designing that went into delivering this massively different G900 Chaos Spectrum gaming mouse, it is not hard to see where all of this money is going.

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Chad Sebring


Jumping into computers for just the aspect of gaming is how it all started for me. After a solid year of gaming, I caught the overclocking bug. With overclocking comes the need for better cooling, and I have had both air and water setups to tinker with. With a few years of abusing computer parts, I looked for something new. I then decided to take my chances and try to get a review job with a online site. As an avid overclocker, I am always looking for the next leg up in RAM, cooling, as well as peripherals technology.

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