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Logitech G600 Review

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The MMO genre of games has been around for more than a decade. Since World of Warcraft was officially launched by Blizzard in late 2004, gamers have quickly come to realize that the conventional mouse was no longer sufficient to meet all the fast skill action needs essential to winning a battle in an MMO. Over the years, we have seen many mice which claim to be the true MMO mouse based on the number of buttons on the mouse. However, what many often forget is that the total number of ...
8.5 Total Score
Logitech G600

Logitech's version of an MMO mouse. Very reasonably priced for its quality & features.

Amazon Rating
8.4
Editor's Rating
8.5
Build Quality
8
Features & Functions
8.5
Value For Money
9

The MMO genre of games has been around for more than a decade. Since World of Warcraft was officially launched by Blizzard in late 2004, gamers have quickly come to realize that the conventional mouse was no longer sufficient to meet all the fast skill action needs essential to winning a battle in an MMO. Over the years, we have seen many mice which claim to be the true MMO mouse based on the number of buttons on the mouse.

However, what many often forget is that the total number of buttons on the mouse are not the only essential requirement of an MMO mouse, but that the accessibility to the buttons is similarly as important. Logitech’s G600 offers 20 programmable buttons and it is by far one of the most which I have seen on a mouse. But does it have the potential to be crowned a true MMO mouse? Find out more in this Logitech G600 review.

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Logitech G500 Review

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Over the years, Logitech has released a number of programmable mice in the market. Personally, I have set high expectations for Logitech products knowing that reputation is something that the brand has built upon over the years. Does the G500 meet my standards? Well, let’s find out. Build Quality The build quality of this mouse is impressive. Of course, this is nothing out of the ordinary considering Logitech’s proven track record. However, I was a little disappointed with the ...
7 Total Score
Logitech G500

Although its overall build quality and ergonomics are decent, the Logitech G500 is a little overpriced at $100. You could easily get newer and better mice for less than that.

Amazon Rating
8.2
Editor's Rating
6.5
Build Quality
8
Features & Functions
6.5
Value For Money
6

Over the years, Logitech has released a number of programmable mice in the market. Personally, I have set high expectations for Logitech products knowing that reputation is something that the brand has built upon over the years. Does the G500 meet my standards? Well, let’s find out.

logitech-g500Build Quality

The build quality of this mouse is impressive. Of course, this is nothing out of the ordinary considering Logitech’s proven track record. However, I was a little disappointed with the material used for the sides of the mouse. I personally did not fancy the rough surface on the sides. More on comfort below.

Performance Specifications

Overall, there is nothing out of the ordinary with the level of precision and speed offered by the G500. The G500 boasts a gaming grade laser sensor of only 200 – 5700 DPI which is fairly average in the market. That being said, I was pretty impressed with its response, tracking and accuracy when used on any flat surface thanks to the sensor’s 1,000MHz polling rate. You will not feel the difference if you are playing games other than FPS which does not require so much of the fast response and accuracy. There are two buttons on the left side of the mouse that allow for on-the-fly change of DPI. I found this to be pretty useful in-game especially in fast-paced FPS games such as Call of Duty.

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Logitech G9x Review

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The Logitech G9x laser mouse ($80) is a serious contender in the gaming mice market. Released in August 2009, its out of the box customization features offers both casual and avid gamers alike the option to personalize for a better feel and control. Packaging The mouse comes in a standard packaging. In the box, you will find the following:- Logitech G9x laser mouse; Wide Load and Precision grips; Weight cartridge; Tuning weights and case; User manual Features The ...
7.9 Total Score
Logitech G9x

The Logitech G9x is a compact but highly customizable mouse, with its adjustable weight options and grips.

Amazon Rating
8.6
Editor's Rating
7.5
Build Quality
8
Features & Functions
8.5
Value For Money
7

logitech-g9x-2-different-gripsThe Logitech G9x laser mouse ($80) is a serious contender in the gaming mice market. Released in August 2009, its out of the box customization features offers both casual and avid gamers alike the option to personalize for a better feel and control.

Packaging

The mouse comes in a standard packaging. In the box, you will find the following:-

  • Logitech G9x laser mouse;
  • Wide Load and Precision grips;
  • Weight cartridge;
  • Tuning weights and case;
  • User manual
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Razer Orochi Review

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The Razer Orochi is a pretty decent mouse that features an ambidextrous design and it comes with a 6400 DPI 4G sensor. A significant advantage that it has over many mice is the fact that you can use it in a wireless mode. Of course, if you’re thinking about getting this mouse, make sure you go for the 2013 model as it has several considerable upgrades over its previous versions. Performance Factors Firstly, its DPI has been increased from 4000 to 6400. While it isn’t really game ...
8 Total Score
Razer Orochi

The Razer Orochi is one of our favorite wireless gaming mice for good reason. Despite being a wireless mouse , it's not bulky at all thanks to its sleek & simple design. It's also one of the cheapest wireless mice around.

Amazon Rating
7.6
Editor's Rating
8
Build Quality
8
Features & Functions
7.5
Value For Money
9

razer-orochi-2013-top-viewThe Razer Orochi is a pretty decent mouse that features an ambidextrous design and it comes with a 6400 DPI 4G sensor. A significant advantage that it has over many mice is the fact that you can use it in a wireless mode. Of course, if you’re thinking about getting this mouse, make sure you go for the 2013 model as it has several considerable upgrades over its previous versions.

Performance Factors

Firstly, its DPI has been increased from 4000 to 6400. While it isn’t really game changing due to the fact that anything above 3000 is definitely more than sufficient, it still gives you something to brag about to your friends.

Also, its previous battery life of about 15 hours has been doubled to an astounding 30 hours or so of continuous usage, which means that you can game with it for days or perhaps weeks without needing to recharge it.

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Logitech G700 Review

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Logitech claims that its first wireless gaming grade mouse, the G700, provides the wireless freedom without sacrificing performance. However, does it justify its price of $99.99? In this Logitech G700 review, we’ll be looking at some of the more vital aspects of this particular gaming mouse that’ll hopefully help you make a well-informed decision. Build Quality The build quality for Logitech’s G700 can be summarized in one word. Solid. Of course, this is something one will and should ...
8.1 Total Score
Logitech G700

The Logitech G700 is the predecessor to the G700S and thus is very similar to it in many aspects such as the ergonomic features, shape and button placements. The only thing lacking in this mouse is its outdated battery technology (up to 7 hours only). You should definitely check out the G700S instead if you're considering this mouse.

Amazon Rating
8.2
Editor's Rating
8
Build Quality
9
Features & Functions
8
Value For Money
7.5

Logitech-G700-mouse-front-viewLogitech claims that its first wireless gaming grade mouse, the G700, provides the wireless freedom without sacrificing performance. However, does it justify its price of $99.99? In this Logitech G700 review, we’ll be looking at some of the more vital aspects of this particular gaming mouse that’ll hopefully help you make a well-informed decision.

Build Quality

The build quality for Logitech’s G700 can be summarized in one word. Solid. Of course, this is something one will and should expect from a mouse that costs $99. The matte finish is a huge plus considering that fingerprints and smudges do not show on the surface easily. This is of course a matter of personal preference. Some would prefer the shiny and arguably more polished look of the glossy texture of most mice that were produced before 2013. Recently, matte seems to be the trend however and for good reason. The overall surface wouldn’t feel sticky at all even if you sweat at your palms (which I do rather considerably during fast-action or creepy gameplay). Plus, I was never a fan of shiny objects anyway.

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SteelSeries Sensei Review

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Some of you might be surprised that I’ve picked this mouse ($90) by SteelSeries as one of the top 5 gaming mice despite it having a relatively low rating (4.1). I’ve went over to check the unfavorable reviews on Amazon and it seems that most of these reviews have been caused by problems getting the driver and updates to work properly, but come on, really? That doesn’t warrant down voting the mouse just because you can’t get a simple software installation to work. We’re more interested in ...
8 Total Score
SteelSeries Sensei

A great mouse in terms of the comfort and precision it provides. Has a rather simple design however.

Amazon Rating
8.2
Editor's Rating
8
Build Quality
8.5
Features & Functions
7.5
Value For Money
8

steelseries-senseiSome of you might be surprised that I’ve picked this mouse ($90) by SteelSeries as one of the top 5 gaming mice despite it having a relatively low rating (4.1). I’ve went over to check the unfavorable reviews on Amazon and it seems that most of these reviews have been caused by problems getting the driver and updates to work properly, but come on, really? That doesn’t warrant down voting the mouse just because you can’t get a simple software installation to work. We’re more interested in how well the mouse actually works!

Performance Specifications

Now, let’s move on to the juicy part of the SteelSeries Sensei review. This baby has a maximum DPI of 11400, which is the highest of any mice we’ve ever seen, if that’s your thing. I’m convinced that you really don’t need more than 3000 DPI for any mouse at all but some opinions of others have differed. Regardless, the DPI is adjustable on-the-fly via a button which is located right below the middle scroll wheel which allows for easy access. This is great if you’d like to switch between the DPI settings for when you’re sniping.

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Razer Naga Review

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Update: There's a 2014 version of the Razer Naga, so you should definitely check that out if you haven't. The Razer Naga series, which are made specifically for MMO gaming, are available in a couple of versions, namely: 1. Razer Naga 2012 Expert MMO 2. Razer Naga Epic 3. Razer Naga Molten 4. Razer Naga Hex Each of these have slightly varying features but the most of its specifications are similar. The Razer Naga Epic is however the only wireless model in the Naga series and ...
8 Total Score
Razer Naga

Easily one of the most popular MMO gaming mouse out there. Really bulky and button placements can be a little overwhelming though. Not the best of designs.

Amazon Rating
8
Editor's Rating
7.5
Build Quality
8
Features & Functions
9
Value For Money
7.5

Update: There’s a 2014 version of the Razer Naga, so you should definitely check that out if you haven’t.

The Razer Naga series, which are made specifically for MMO gaming, are available in a couple of versions, namely:

1. Razer Naga 2012 Expert MMO
2. Razer Naga Epic
3. Razer Naga Molten
4. Razer Naga Hex

razer-naga-comparisonEach of these have slightly varying features but the most of its specifications are similar. The Razer Naga Epic is however the only wireless model in the Naga series and that is reflected in its price of a staggering $130. The rest are similarly priced at $80. That’s a $50 jump in price just for the wireless option. Is it worth it though? That would be entirely up to you. Personally though, I’d rather invest that extra $50 into other peripherals like a monitor or a speaker.

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Razer Abyssus Review

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First Impressions The first impression that I got out of this Razer Abyssus review is that the mouse performs better than it looks. How so? Firstly, it is a very basic-looking mouse which has only the very fundamental functionality that you’ll find in almost any other mice. It does not consist of any additional buttons besides the usual left and right buttons along with the middle scroll wheel. Also, there aren’t any noticeable curves or ergonomic features that you can see, at least from ...
7.3 Total Score
Razer Abyssus

The Razer Abyssus is a very basic mouse with a minimalistic design. This mouse is essentially an entry-level gaming mouse.

Amazon Rating
8.4
Editor's Rating
7
Build Quality
7.5
Features & Functions
6.5
Value For Money
7

razer-abyssus-top-viewFirst Impressions

The first impression that I got out of this Razer Abyssus review is that the mouse performs better than it looks. How so? Firstly, it is a very basic-looking mouse which has only the very fundamental functionality that you’ll find in almost any other mice. It does not consist of any additional buttons besides the usual left and right buttons along with the middle scroll wheel. Also, there aren’t any noticeable curves or ergonomic features that you can see, at least from a first glance of it.

Was all of this intentional? Sure, considering that the Abyssus is the cheapest of the range of all Razer’s gaming mice. Indeed, it is only priced at $50. For a gaming mouse, that is a little on the lower end of the price spectrum. Despite that, is the price really justified? I mean, sure it has a Razer logo and all but you could probably get a similar mouse of the same specifications at $20 – $30 from lesser brands. In order to live up to its price tag, the Abyssus would have to perform extra well within all the other important aspects, which it does to a significant extent.

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