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Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Logitech G1 Optical Mouse

1. Introduction

Logitech is one of the better known brand names in computer peripherals, representing high quality products. For quite some time, I had been using a Microsoft Basic Optical mouse on my desktop, and while it worked ok, it didn't feel as responsive as I would have liked. So, I decided it was time to buy a new mouse, preferably from Logitech. After checking out the entire range of models and corresponding prices, I came to the conclusion that the G1 optical mouse was probably the mouse I was looking for. Low to medium price, no extra fancy buttons and fast, with an internal 800dpi engine. Were my expectations fulfilled? You'll find out by reading this review.

- Logitech G1 Optical Mouse

According to Logitech, the G1 Optical Mouse is "...Based on the technology that powered the best-selling Logitech MX 510 Performance Optical Mouse, the Logitech G1 Optical Mouse is ideal for gamers and PC power users alike. This lightweight, ambidextrous mouse captures 5.8 megapixels of surface detail per second on a 12-bit data path (typical mice use 8-bit data paths) to deliver lag-free performance and up to 15 Gs of instant acceleration. The G1 Optical Mouse is plug-and- play, working immediately when plugged into the USB port on a desktop or notebook PC..."

The main features of Logitech G1 optical mouse are listed below:

  • Make pixel-precise moves
    High resolution 800 dpi MX optical engine processes an astonishing 5.8 megapixels per second for best-in-class performance and tracking.
  • Accelerate instantly
    Full-speed corded USB connection is 8x faster than conventional mice, to deliver blazing speed and instant acceleration.
  • Forget sticky workarounds
    Durable Teflon® feet give the smooth glide you want in a gaming mouse.
  • Ambidextrous
    A comfortable fit for either right- or left-handers.
  • Designed for endurance
    Built to withstand the physical demands of hardcore gamers.

MX Optical Engine

800 dpi optical performance with 5.8 Megapixels/second image processing and 12-bit USB makes the G1 a lightning-fast performer with precision tracking at any speed.

80 gram ultra-light construction

At a mere 80g, the G1 moves effortlessly, even after your longest gaming sessions.

Rugged design

Built for the rigors of hardcore gaming, the G1 can glide up to 250 km and can endure through 3 million button clicks.

Durable Teflon® super-slick gaming feet

Super-smooth glide for precision tracking and targeting.

This review wouldn't be complete if we didn't provide the Technical specifications and package contents:

System Requirements
IBM® or compatible PC
• Windows® 98, 2000, Me, XP
• USB port or PS/2 port
Macintosh PC
• Mac OS® 10.1.2 or greater
• USB port
Technical Specifications
• Tracking Resolution: 800 dpi
• Image Processing: 5.8 megapixels/second
• Max. Acceleration: 15 G
• Max. Speed: 40 inches/second (depending on surface)
• USB Data Format: 12 bits/axis
• USB Report Rate: 125 reports/second
• Sleep Mode: Disabled
• Weight without cord: 80 grams
Gaming Specifications *
• Dynamic Coefficient of Friction —μ (k): 0.13
• Static Coefficient of Friction —μ (s): 0.23
• Buttons: rated to 3 million clicks
• Feet: rated to 250 kilometers
* Measured on a wood-veneer surface
Package Contents
• Logitech® G1 Optical Mouse
• Installation guide
• USB-to-PS/2 adapter
• Three-year warranty

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