Interested in learning what's next for the gaming industry? Join gaming executives to discuss emerging parts of the industry this October at GamesBeat Summit Next. Register today.
Logitech has unveiled two new products for fans of wireless gaming, the Logitech G603 Lightspeed wireless gaming mouse and the Logitech G613 Lightspeed wireless mechanical gaming keyboard. The new products address the demand among gamers to get rid of wires without compromising gaming performance.
The new mouse uses Logitech G’s Hero optical sensor and Lightspeed wireless technology. The keyboard is for gamers who want the performance of mechanical switches — which cost more but offer better speed.
Additionally, Logitech G unveiled the Logitech G840 XL Gaming Mouse Pad, a mouse pad for your desktop.
“Lightspeed and Powerplay made the dream of untethered and uncompromised wireless performance a reality,” said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of Logitech G, in a statement. “The new Hero sensor in our G603 wireless mouse and the new G613 wireless mechanical keyboard show our commitment to driving wireless performance even further across our product line.”
To achieve both high performance and good battery life, Logitech created a new sensor dubbed Hero, which stands for High Efficiency Rated Optical sensor. It offers 12,000 dots per inch accuracy and 10 times the power efficiency of previous sesnsors.
The Logitech G603 mouse delivers 500 hours of non-stop gaming at maximum performance. It uses Lightspeed wireless technology to deliver professional-grade wireless performance.
The Logitech G613 wireless gaming mechanical keyboard also features Lightspeed. It has a 1-millisecond report rate and Bluetooth for multi-device connectivity. It delivers up to 18 months of gaming on two AA batteries. The Logitech G613 also includes six programmable G-keys, allowing you to create more macros within easy reach.
It also features Logitech G’s exclusive Romer-G mechanical key switches. Romer-G switches actuate at a distance of 1.5millimeters, which is up to 25 percent shorter and faster than the leading competitor. Combined with a low-force 45g actuation, Romer-G switches provide responsiveness.
The Logitech G603 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse and G613 Lightspeed Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard are expected to be available at global retailers in August 2017 for suggested retail prices of $70 and $150, respectively. The Logitech G840 Extra-Large Mouse Pad is expected to be available at global retailers in September 2017 for the suggested retail price of $50.
GamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. Learn more about membership.