Logitech Announces G9 Mouse, Updates G15 Keyboard

Logitech has just announced a new mouse and keyboard aimed once again at the gaming enthusiast. 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 unveiled an upgrade to the popular Logitech® G15 Gaming Keyboard today – now with native support from the most popular games for its exclusive GamePanel™ LCD screen, a backlighted 160 by 43 pixel screen that gives gamers critical information to help them win.

With the corded G9 mouse, gamers can enjoy 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 the hyper-fast MicroGear™ Precision Scroll Wheel, which was introduced last year and is exclusive to Logitech."

View: G9 Pictures | G15 Update Pictures (Gamegrep)
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I agree Croquant. This is DEFINATELY not an upgrade. I have 3 G15's currently. 1 at work, 2 at home. I guess I need to put one up for safe keeping in case one of the others go out now, because that new keyboard is HORRIBLE

The mouse reminds me of the Fatality mouse, that no one buys.

http://www.dreamware-i.com/images/creative...e_fatality1.jpg

Only thing I am wondering is the article says

"Gamers can also choose from a broad range of LED colors that can be linked to each onboard profile, enabling them to coordinate the look of their mouse with their PC setup."

Is this also true with the keyboard? Because if so then that would be sweet.

Logitech makes ugly mice. their keyboards are fine... why the orange? the blue was slick. (wished the dinovo edge had blue LED)

i have the orig G15, and i must say it does need updating, its not that comfortable and the key spacing isnt quiet right

You guys are such tools. Putting design before functionality and performance.
"I don't want my friends to laugh about my mouse." Priceless

Hey I was joking about that part, no need for name calling. :P

They are too busy laughing at my keyboard anyway; it's a 1989 Zenith full sized AT. Yeah it might look old but to me types better than any of the cheap rubber dome garbage they put out these days and will certainly outlast them all. See, I do put functionality ahead of looks, even though I personally think my keyboard looks awesome. You have to admit though...that is one ugly mouse.

Hmm... Isn't there a new version of the low latency cordless G7 with two thumb buttons instead of one and a middle mouse button that doesn't interfer too much with the left tilt? :-/

That mouse is technically awesome (although it would be great if the battery life could be improved a little), but the designer must have had an aneurysm.

Agreed! The MX518 is such an awesome mouse, although it would be nice if they updated the sensor in it. With the MX518 and uberOptions instead of the regular SetPoint install, you really can't go wrong!

So they updated the G15 keyboard with a new lcd screen and less G keys (18 down to 6).


Logitech please come out with a diNovo Edge combo thats comes with a mouse and diNovo Edge-ish media pad. And ditch bluetooth.

How about an affordable diNovo while theyre at it. I'd love a keyboard like the edge but I'm not going to pay the asking price for one. If they could remove some of the functionality like that little mouse pad thing at the bottom right or whatever to get the price down a bit then I'd love to get one.

Who looks at their mouse? Your flippin' hand is over it and your eyes are on the monitor and/or elsewhere. It's about comfort and features. Let's not prejudge before reviews and actual products are on the store shelves. Some of the most expensive ergonomic computer chairs are also pretty ugly to some people. So what?

My hand isn't always on it, and I don't want visitors laughing at my ugly mouse. Besides, to be honest it doesn't look comfortable either, and the features are mostly worthless technobabble. A mouse doesn't need a color LED, and why does anyone need a 3200dpi mouse? There is no way anyone would be able to tell the difference. I have a fairly old MX500 and it's as responsive as I could possibly perceive. For $99 this thing is just shameful. I really like Logitech too, this surprises me. I've noticed stuff made specifically for gamers is often a ripoff.

TRC said,
My hand isn't always on it, and I don't want visitors laughing at my ugly mouse. Besides, to be honest it doesn't look comfortable either, and the features are mostly worthless technobabble. A mouse doesn't need a color LED, and why does anyone need a 3200dpi mouse? There is no way anyone would be able to tell the difference. I have a fairly old MX500 and it's as responsive as I could possibly perceive. For $99 this thing is just shameful. I really like Logitech too, this surprises me. I've noticed stuff made specifically for gamers is often a ripoff.

what you just said i think i gotta agree pretty strongly with.

cause i think after the MX500/700 generation there is probably not anything thats noticeable in real world conditions (give or take) ... cause i got a MX700 which is basically the same mouse u got but cordless. and im quite happy with it plus i like that it uses AA batts instead of built in crap that you cant replace when the batt goes dead like there newer mouses are.... i just cant live without a wireless mouse nowadays .. cause that cord on the mouse is quite annoying especially if your playing games.

i had my mouse since i think 2003-2004 area and it works perfect and i use it quite a bit to and im still on the same NI-MH batts that came with it! ;)

plus i think anyone who spends 99 on a mouse deserves to be shot! lol ... plus i think your right anything made for gamers is probably overhyped and overpriced. lol... cause those "gamers" thing it will help them in there game when it aint going to do jack for them cause you gotta have great talent in the first place and if u got that the mouse dont really much matter once u got a decent quality mouse nothing else will help more.

I can't believe they signed off on that keyboard and mouse design; One looks like it was made for Jeremy Beadle, the other looks like a Jack-O-Lantern.

ewww. that's one fugly, expensive mouse... YUCK! remind me to barf when i go to the restroom :)

keyboard doesn;t look too bad. but i think the color on the letters suck. can it be changed? soemthing like purple-blue would look good. (if it's illuminated of course.)

horrendous looking mouse...and do you really need a screen on your keyboard?

on the other hand, there dinovo edge keyboard is very sleek looking, love the modern look of it!

I would never pay 100 bucks for a mouse, especially one that ugly. I can pick up a generic optical mouse for five dollars and I bet it would work just as good.

i would probably not pay 100 for a mouth either ... but i have to overall disagree with you about the 5 dollar mouse comment... sure for very basic functionality that 5 dollar mouse might be fine... but at that price it's gotta be pretty cheap feeling.

i think around the 20 dollar area is about the minimum you can go to get a decent quality mouse that dont feel like junk.... plus if u ask me, a wireless mouse is a must cause after i went from a corded mouse to a cordless (Logitech MX700) i will never go back to a corded mouse again cause the feel of the ms700 is better than my previous microsoft one... and that damn cord gets annoying quick when your moving the mouse around playing games or just browsing the web or doing stuff where u use the mouse alot cause u can feel it and it's annoying.

Yeah I was exaggerating a bit but really I have seen a few cheap optical mice that felt and worked as good (to me) as the more expensive ones. Anyway on to the cord I agree it is annoying when they are pulling on the mouse or getting hung on stuff. I have mine fixed though, the cord is supported at the back of my desk and has just enough slack not to pull back or get caught on anything as well as held up just slightly off the desk. I really can't tell it's there now.

That mouse looks like something The Borg use.

$99 for a mouse, looks to me like Logitech is trying to Squeeze somebody :suspicious: