The new G9 is a corded mouse offers gamers interchangeable grips, on-the-fly DPI switching ranging from 200 DPI to 3200 DPI, full-speed USB laser tracking, an onboard-memory profiling system, weight tuning, a custom-color LED and Logitech's exclusive hyper-fast MicroGear™ Precision Scroll Wheel.
The interchangeable grips come in two sizes – Wide-Load and Precision. The Wide-Load is designed to provide a fuller shape with a soft satin feel while the Precision grip comes with DryGrip technology giving the gamer a slimmer profile, allowing fingertip control and a surer handle for any hand. Logitech says they expect to offer additional grips in the future.
Further enhancing the customization features is a unique weight tuning system where the user can insert up to four additional weights in the mouse's weight tray to add up 28 grams. With eight weights to choose from, there are hundreds of different weight settings available to provide the perfect feel for any user.
The G9 mouse comes with Logitech's SetPoint software that allows the user to create and store up to five profiles – including specified keyboard macros, dpi settings and LED color settings – directly on the mouse using onboard memory. The mouse's LED color settings can also be changed and linked to each profile and will show the DPI and profile setting. The DPI setting can be switched on the fly from 200 DPI all the way up to 3200 DPI. The G9 mouse also features the MicroGear Precision Scroll Wheel introduced last year in the MX Revelution cordless laser mouse.
The upgraded G15 Gaming Keyboard offers built-in support for popular games via its integrated LCD panel. Native support for World of Warcraft, Battlefield 2142 and Quake Wars is included. In addition, the G15 keyboard includes a public software development kit (SDK), which allows gamers to program any game to leverage GamePanel for better performance. The G15 keyboard also offers six on-the-fly programmable macro keys with three modes, for a total of 18 programmable keys per game or application. Logitech rounds out the G15 with backlighted keys for those late night gaming sessions.
The Logitech G9 Laser Mouse (MSRP $99.99 U.S.) and the upgraded Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard (MSRP $99.99 U.S.) are expected to be available in September.
Logitech Press Release