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Logitech Extends G series of Mice and Keyboards
Posted on 10-May-2006 09:29 by H Willan. | Tags Filed under: News.

Logitech Extends G series of Mice and Keyboards
Logitech announced two new additions to it's G series of "Gaming" perhiperals during the E3 gaming show.

The Logitech G3 Laser Mouse is a 2000dpi mouse with a full-speed USB connection, processing 6.4 megapixels of images per second and accurately tracking 114.3cm (45") of movement per second.

The mouse has compact size designed for fingertip grip and a DryGrip surface for comfort during long gaming sessions.

Without software installed, the button beneath the G3 mouse's scroll wheel allows people to increase or decrease the mouse resolution on the fly from 1600 dpi to 800 dpi. With software, the mouse's 2000 dpi maximum resolution can be adjusted to as low as 400 dpi, with a total of five settings available, allowing gamers to vary their resolution and balance their needs between maximum speed and optimum precision.

By using full-speed USB, the G3 mouse delivers 500 reports per second -- much faster than the 60 to 125 reports per second of traditional USB mice. This ability to transmit data more frequently is critical to ensure absolute precision with no lag. To reduce resistance and improve accuracy as it glides across a surface, the G3 mouse also features large polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) feet.

Other Logitech gaming mice are the G5 and G7 mice, offering gamers additional features such as weight tuning and wireless technology, respectively.

The Logitech G11 Keyboard comes with 18 G keys and three shift modes (M1, M2 and M3) allowing gamers to create up to 54 custom commands per game; the G11 keyboard defaults to these game-specific settings when the title is launched. The keys can also be programmed as shortcuts for non-gaming functions in other popular software applications.

The keyboard also features a gaming mode switch, which, when turned on, disables the Windows key so gamers won't get dropped out of a game if they accidentally press the key. A button on the keyboard turns the lighting on or off and offers two possible brightness levels, providing easy viewing in any lighting condition. The G11 keyboard includes two built-in full-speed USB ports, making it easy to plug in a mouse, a headset or other peripherals without filling up all the ports on the PC.

The Logitech G15 keyboard includes an innovative backlighted display that can show in-game information, or data from other applications.

The Logitech G3 Laser Mouse will be available in the U.S. and Europe beginning in August. In the U.S., the G3 will have a suggested retail price of US$59.99.

The Logitech G11 keyboard will be available in the U.S. and Europe beginning in July. In the U.S., the G11 will have a suggested retail price of US$69.99.

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