Logitech has extended its G-series line of gaming peripherals, with the introduction of three new products.
First up is the Logitech G19 gaming keyboard, which is the first Logitech keyboard to feature a colour GamePanel LCD. The tiltable, 320 x 240 pixel display provides helpful in-game information for over sixty games, including World of Warcraft.
As well as game information, the screen can also show VoIP communication data, clock, CPU load, or other non-gaming specific items such as pictures or videos.
To save valuable time when gaming, the keyboard offers 12 fully programmable G-keys with three macros per key, giving you 36 commands per game. The keyboard’s multi-key input-functionality also helps you to speed things up, allowing you to engage up to five keys at the same time, and therefore perform multiple actions at once.
Finally, the keyboard has two USB 2.0 ports for you to connect things like a mouse and headset, and is compatible for both Windows and Mac computers.
Next up is the Logitech G35 headset, which is Logitech's first headset to offer 7.1 surround sound. While this is great for the growing number of games produced with 7.1 surround sound included, the headphones can also enhance sound files recorded in more traditional soundtracks to create an expanded stereo sound which is a nice touch.
The headset features an ear-enclosing design, meaning ambient noise is prevented from interfering with your game, as well as an adjustable, noise-cancelling microphone that focuses on your voice and reduces background noise. All the controls you'll need for volume, microphone mute and surround sound adjustments are on the headphones themselves.
For a bit of fun, the G35 headset comes with some software that will alter your voice while gaming, with the six voice-morphing options including cyborg, giant, mutant, space squirrel, troll and alien. Hours of fun to be had there.
Last in the line-up is the G9x laser mouse, the successor to the G9 laser mouse, that features an improved laser to provide precision of up to 150 inches per second.
Featuring an adjustable dpi from 200 to 5000 dpi, the G9x mouse is versatile enough for both pixel-precise targeting and lightning-fast manoeuvres. It also features onboard memory that allows you to program up to five ready-to-play profiles.
The G9x mouse includes two interchangeable, snap-on grips that let you choose a fit and feel that’s best for your playing style, and custom-colour LEDs let you match your G9x mouse to your personal preference.
"The G-series product line is all about seeing how far we can push the envelope, giving gamers extraordinary, engineered-to-win features developed as a result of our deep connection with the gaming community", said Ruben Mookerjee, Logitech’s director of product marketing for gaming.
"With each one of these new G-series products, gamers gain exceptional benefits; but most importantly, they can transform their gear to suit their gameplay".
The Logitech G19 keyboard and Logitech G35 for gaming are expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe in March for a suggested retail price of $199.99 and $129.99 respectively. The Logitech G9x laser mouse will follow in the U.S. and Europe in April for a suggested retail price of $99.99.
We have confirmed UK pricing hot off the press. There are as follows:
G9x Laser Mouse: £74.99
G19 Keyboard: £149.99
G35 Surround Sound Headset: £109.99