Date: April 20th, 2005
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Hardware Reviewer)
Product was submitted by: Logitech
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LOGITECH CORPORATE PROFILE
Logitech designs, manufactures and markets personal interface products that enable people to effectively work, play, and communicate in the digital world. The company's products combine essential core technologies, continuing innovation, award-winning industrial design and excellent price performance.
During the past few years, Logitech has significantly broadened its product offering and increased its presence in the retail sector, as consumers enhance their basic systems with more fully featured interface devices that add functionality and cordless freedom to their desktops, as well as supplementary devices designed for new applications and specific purposes such as gaming, multimedia or visual communication on the Internet.
Today, Logitech's retail business accounts for more than 80 percent of its revenue. To provide the market with a broadening array of best-of-category products, Logitech's business model calls for supplementing its internal engineering and manufacturing strength with additional products and technologies through a combination of strategic acquisitions and industry partnerships.
If you have been recently following the computer hardware market, you will clearly see a trend forming. More and more computer and computer peripheral purchases are being made with the sole purpose to make a consumer's machine game better, be more precise and more enjoyable while playing at home and especially online.
We all know the benefits of more processing power and a faster graphics card, but what real use will they have if you are mousing with a low end, low resolution mouse bought at your local electronics store. Sure the $10 mouse will work just fine for doing the standard tasks such as email, surfing and creating office documents, but they are just not up to the task of delivering the precision a gamer needs when lining up a headshot to get rid of Campin' Carl couching behind a crate across a courtyard you are guarding.
You see, the headshot is the online gamer's trophy shot. If you are gaming on a large level, the head you are trying to lineup might be a total of maybe 5-10 total pixels. Trying to get your sights within that area with a bargain mouse can and will be borderline impossible. Sure you might do it the odd time, but you will never be able to do it consistently.
So what options do you have? Well, today I will give you some insight into Logitech's new gaming orientated mouse with an incredible 1600dpi resolution which will easily help your gaming precision and also be a comfortable and efficient everyday mouse when the game is closed and work has to be done.
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS & FEATURES
• Image Processing: 5.8 megapixels/second
• Resolution: 1600-dpi native, adjustable to 400- and 800-dpi
• Acceleration: 15 g
• Throughput: 16 bit/axis USB data format, and 125/sec USB report rate
• Award-winning Logitech® MX™ Optical Engine
• “On-the-fly” sensitivity adjustment to 1,600, 800, and 400-dpi resolution
• 5.8 megapixel/second image processing
• Up to 15 g of acceleration
• Expanded 16-bit data format supports blazing fast moves with pure precision
• Advanced gaming software, exclusive to Gaming-Grade™ mice, for up to five custom sensitivity settings
• Super-slick gaming feet for effortless, precise tracking
• Contoured grip ensures peak performance and comfort—even in the most intense gaming sessions
• Three-year warranty