Logitech G600 MMO Mouse Review
The Logitech G600 MMO Mouse is a masterful piece of hardware. 20 buttons and plenty of features to make the G600 a powerhouse and necessary product for any PC head. Find out why after the jump.
For general use, the Logitech G600 performed very well in many productivity applications. As you may have noticed through the macros menu, macros on the mouse may be set to save, open, new, etc. Modes can be swapped to use the mouse as a number pad so those with a tenkey-less keyboard will feel like nothing’s missing. You also get the DPI shifter on the right side which is great for making those ultra precise movements as well. That said, one thing I did notice is that it was very hard to make precise movements with higher DPI settings. For me, this is because I typically transition into a claw grip when I need to do that, but with the G600 being pretty much limited the the palm grip, I found it hard to really move the mouse where I wanted it.
Although this mouse is meant for MMO games, I still ran the mouse through the usual gaming trio Battlefield 3, Diablo 3 and Counter Strike: Source to get a good feel of what this mouse is capable of in different genres of games. Starting with Battlefield 3, I felt like the mouse was a pretty good mouse for the job. The clicking on the mouse felt pretty good and since I’m a fan of heavier mice, the G600′s weight did feel better than other mice I’ve used. It did have DPI shifting as well, which is really nice for grabbing those headshots while sniping.
Moving onto Diablo 3, I’d have to say the experience was just so-so. Diablo 3 requires a lot of clicking and I felt I wasn’t able to click as fast with the G600 as it was a palm grip mouse. I did map all the spells and potions to the macro buttons, but to be honest I didn’t use them all that much. Didn’t really find them any more convenient than hitting numbers 1-4. Might be good for other MMOs though that go all the way through 9 or something. Maybe set some auras and buffs to the macros and set the main attacks to the keyboard.
Finally, I also tested the mouse in a couple games in CS: Source. With CS, I’m a huge fan of using simple mice and I felt that the G600 was simply too clunky for my tastes. I felt like I wasn’t twitching fast enough to get my shots and I’d end up getting taken out. Might just be me not being so used to the mouse, but I was doing significantly better on the Razer Taipan I tried out a few weeks back. Tracking was so-so and I definitely noticed some negative acceleration in game which threw me off a little. I’m pretty sure the mouse uses the new Avago ADNS-9800 series sensor, so it’s not too bad and I’ve been testing a lot of mice lately with Avago laser sensors, so I’m pretty used to having that acceleration.
It felt like the mouse was made perfectly for my big hands. The buttons are easily accessible but the only issue was the weight. Overall the Logitech G600 is a solid first entry by Logitech into the macro button heavy MMO mouse market – that is, if you find the mouse to be comfortable. The software is easy to get use and the mouse is responsive. I would recommend this mouse to the world.