Conclusion: Logitech, being a world leader, has always painstakingly designed their product packaging. The G9 (product 910-000173) comes shipped in a very nicely presented retail package which opens from two sides to display the contents to would-be consumers. The bullet points for everything I have discussed in this review are neatly displayed, and leverage this product very well against the less informative competition.
Pros: Interchangeable grips, Laser engine with range of 200 dpi to 3200 dpi, Full-speed USB 2.0, Onboard memory profiles, Weight-tuning system, Custom-color LED's, MicroGear Precision Scroll Wheel, Replacable PTFE feet, 3-year limited warranty, USB report rate: Up to 1000 reports/second, Image processing: 6.4 megapixels/second
Cons: Button angle is not steep enough, Cord may collect surface dust, Expensive... but worth it, Windows XP and Vista only
Excerpt: For starters, I can customize everything on the Logitech 910-000173 G9 gaming mouse. From the weight, to the grip size, to the LED color, I can change it all. No longer do I have to settle for a mouse that's too big, too small, too heavy, or too light. I can set the G9 to exactly how I want it.
Summary: The Logitech G9 ushers in the latest generation of gaming mice with the G9. As you will see Microsoft and Razer also have similar devices with a lot of customizablity. The sheer number of attributes which can be changed within the G9 Laser Mouse is incredible, which should make it fit pretty much every gamer out there.
Pros: Every aspect customizable, 5 changable DPI settings, Great on-the-fly DPI switch, Two covers included, more available for purchase, Solid feel, Weight system for perfect feel, High quality cable, Solid software, Very elaborate package
Cons: Pricey, No software CD included, Extra weight moves center of gravity, You may get features you will not need, Mouse wheel click button on the underside of the mouse.
Excerpt: High definition is the motto of today’s electronics. Everything has got to be high def: from your home theater’s TV to the LCD monitor hooked to your PC to – who knew? – the mouse you’re using right now.
Summary: Logitech has delivered what has to be the most technologically advanced mouse I have ever used. If it’s not comfortable out of the box you can change the grips, add or remove weight, change the mouse wheel scroll mode, add multiple resolution selections and the list goes on and on. Using this product was a very pleasurable experience. The mouse is smooth and responsive and worked perfectly for gaming with its multiple resolutions and Polytetrafluoroethylene feet.
Excerpt: Supplier: Logitech Brand: Logitech Website: www.logitech.com RRP: R999 Star Rating: 5/5 Review By: NAG Magazine (January 2009) WHERE A GAMING KEYBOARD is a weapon of mass destruction, the mouse is more tailored for a surgical strike. Logitech’s top-of-the-range instrument is the G9 Laser mouse, and the power and precision of this product is unparalleled.