A majority of gamers are often cautious when it comes to wireless mice. They worry these devices would experience serious lags or fail to interpret commands at precise moments. Logitech’s G900 Chaos Spectrum is a presentable argument that puts the fears of gamers in the back burner.
For hardcore gamers who are constantly after top performance while going wireless, this mouse has everything you need: a quality wireless marvel with an ergonomic design paired with excellent gaming capability. It also happens to be a jaw-dropping piece of engineering from Logitech. Let’s jump into our Logitech G900 review and see how good the latest release from Logitech is.
Logitech G900 Review – What’s in the Box?
Logitech always takes the time and effort when packaging their products by designing great looking boxes that represent the Logitech Gaming brand well, and this is still the case with the G900 packaging. The Logitech G900 comes packaged with the black and blue style box that we are used to saying with Logitech Gaming products.
On the front of the box there is the mouse model number and name along with a large image of the mouse itself. At the bottom there is the Logitech Gaming logo.
Flipping the box to its rear you will find some of the G900 gaming mouse features printed along with the product model and name again.
Removing the cardboard sleeve from the box you will find the Logitech Gaming logo printed on the box along with specifications of the G900 printed on the back.
Opening the box reveals the awesome geo-style packaging inside the box that houses the G900.
Contents found with this product include:
1x Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum wireless mouse
1x charging-data cable
1x cable adapter
1x accessory case
2x left side button caps
2x right side button caps
1x user guide
The Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum – A Wireless Gaming Mouse That Doesn’t Suck!
The G900 Chaos Spectrum is a design on its own: it’s never based from any previous mouse design. It shows a distinct look complimenting the comfort it offers regardless of which hand is dominant. It’s a lightweight and a symmetrical peripheral with dimensions of 5.12 x 2.64 x 1.57 inches, 130 x 67 x 40 mm weighing a meager 3.77 ounces. It has a slim profile and small indentations for resting outermost fingers as well as the thumb.
On the left side, the mouse has a mixture of texture and styling. The primary button stands really well on top of the lower section. The heel is elevated to the switches and continues with a rear rounded curve. Meanwhile, the lower part has a metallic-gray portion situated to the front. At the rear portion, situated under the G4 and G5 buttons, a grooved area can be spotted under the rubber coating.
Grooves constantly weave around the rear area. Its ambidextrous setup pushes the grooves to be proportionally spaced across the heel. A noticeable “G” logo is elevated a lot higher and can be illuminated when turned on.
In terms of design, the right side is similar to what’s seen on the left. The only noticeable difference is, since it’s set up as a right-hand peripheral, the manufacturer added a single cover on top of the switches. The remaining parts are nothing but a mirror image.
Meanwhile, the lower aspect of the mouse angles straight upward from the table. A mini-HDMI female connection can be seen to accommodate the braided cable. On top of it, the primary buttons halt to the front, are sloped in an ergonomic manner, and separated with a metallic section running towards the middle.
Up front is a scroll wheel. It has a 4-way set up and can be segmented or utilized as a lone “free spinning” option. A square button is situated behind it. At default, the triangle buttons can be used as DPI. Three LED indicators show both the mouse’s battery level and DPI. Matching lines can be seen as primary buttons coming from under the heel area.
Under the mouse are six feet responsible for gliding: a large option found at the front, one on both sides, two surrounding the sensor, and a large one from the rear responsible for gliding. Under the sensor is a power switch intended for wireless use. Underneath that is a pairing button.
In terms of design, both G4 and G5 buttons can be left in. For left-handed users, a switch cover plate can be installed (optional). All side buttons on the side can be utilized if needed.
The cover inserted on the right portion can be replaced with G6 and G7 buttons for left-hand use.
The Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum has around five to nine buttons — depending on one’s choice of configuration. Since the mouse needs to cater to gamers who are dexterous, it lets them switch thumb buttons. Those who are ambitious can settle with thumb buttons on both sides. Meanwhile, conservative players can completely remove the thumb button. This solves one big issue when dealing with a typical ambidextrous gaming mouse: even if the non-dominant buttons have been disabled, you’re still left clicking on them for no reason.
Besides its thumb buttons, the Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum also comes with a right button, left button, a 3-way clicking scroll wheel, and centered DPI sensitivity buttons for reprogramming purposes if there’s no need to switch DPI.
A button for changing scroll wheel resistance is available as well as another one at the bottom of the peripheral for switching peripherals. This may not be helpful for the daily gamer, but for tourney participants who intend to bring the G-900 Chaos Spectrum from one place to the next and want to avoid re-installing the Logitech software every single time, it can be of big help.
Even with a plethora of electronic sports mice out in the market, only a relatively few are wireless. The ability of the Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum to do away without a cord is its main functionality where it excels. Its wireless features are perfect even in locations with high Bluetooth and Wi-Fi usage.
The peripheral lets a user connect in three different ways: wired (when paired with a braided cord) and two other options when dealing with the wireless dongle. It’s either attaching it to the cord and having it set up whenever an optimal reception is present, or make use of a dongle and have it directly plugged into a desktop PC. The former is recommended for a living room setup, while the other is ideal for close proximity gaming.
Mouse charging takes around 2 hours. This leads to approximately 24 hours to 32 hours of battery in a single charge. The manufacturer predicts that the battery is capable of withstanding over 800 charges before it starts degrading. This gives a typical gamer around 4 years of wireless gaming.
Setting up the wireless mouse is as follows:
Plug the wireless adapter to the USB port of the PC.
Turn the mouse on.
Wait for PC for the wireless setup process.
Wait for installation of firmware updates.
Use the mouse.
The G900 was tested across a wide range of games. The result was jaw dropping performance in all aspects. Every mouse stroke was smooth and precise. It’s as simple as programming specific game commands. Even if it lacked the “sniper” button seen in other mouse models, assigning the same functionality can be done any of the thumb buttons, which makes first-person gaming more natural.
When it comes to multi-player online arena or real-time strategy games, the thumb buttons can be used or ditched. Either of the two, the mouse is quick and lightweight, allowing for scrolling across wide maps and making unit selections a breeze.
To give the mouse complete vetting, the G900 Chaos Spectrum went through a dozen role-playing, action, and multi-player online games. In the end, it handled them all with ease regardless if it involves slicing away enemies or taking part of a fantasy realm.
What was surprising was the versatility it offered. For a peripheral that only prides itself on electronic sports capacity, it does an impressive job in just about any gaming genre it’s thrown at.
The G900 Chaos Sprectum comes with the Logitech Gaming Software that we have reviewed in our previous Logitech Gaming product reviews (G633, G810 and G413).
The Logitech Gaming Software gives a good estimate on the remaining battery life. Instead of utilizing algorithms, it directly makes a voltage measurement of the mouse and coverts its power usage to a precise time estimation.
The software is considered to be one of the best mouse programs in the market. When the G900 Chaos Spectrum is plugged in, the software will begin scanning all PC games present in the system and sets up an optimized profile for each one. From there, buttons can be programmed, RGB lighting can be played around with, shift the DPI, and even keep it tuned to the pad surface.
If it’s all about craving for tourney-grade quality or a wireless mouse that doesn’t have any compromises, then the Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum is the best option. It’s highly versatile, comfortable, and can be customized to one’s needs by knowing precisely what it wants. Skeptic PC gamers may not be willing to spend over $249AUD for a wireless gaming mouse especially when they have their own all-around peripheral alternative for a fraction of a cost. But gamers who won’t mind shelling out extra for a premium wireless peripheral will absolutely love what the G900 Chaos Spectrum will give them in return.