Logitech have always been known for offering reliable products at affordable prices. While they often don’t stand with the big boys of the PC peripheral industry, if you side with them it is a sound investment. With a new range of gaming mice coming out, Logitech are releasing a a budget wired mouse aimed at those who want precision and reliance with a bit less cash to splash. The G100S makes good on this promise, but does so it come at a price?
Packaging and Extras
The Logitech G100S is as no frills as you get. It comes housed in a black box with blue highlights. Opened at the top, the inners pull out revealing the device, manual and the usual T’s and C’s pamphlets. It is basic and simple, with no small tabs or plastic pieces to awkwardly claw at. It may not be the most bold of packaging, but it suits the products budget price and muted quality.
For a wired mouse the G100S itself is robust, but rather light weight. The body is large enough to comfortably rest larger hands on, and the build material is good quality, especially for how much the mouse costs. It is a simple black pastic with silver lines streaking across horizontally. It is smooth, but it is shaped so your hand won’t slip off it as you move it around. The overall shape is well designed enough to work for all hands, big or small. The lengthy cord is durable is almost too long to be suited to mobile gaming, but that isn’t anything a cable tie can’t fix.
The downside is that it only covers the basics. If you want a mouse with programmable buttons you will be disappointed. It is a budget unit, and as such some cuts have had to be made. While it does have a DPI cycle, the lack of other features will mean an immediate no from hardcore gamers, however this mouse isn’t aimed at them. This is more for the gamer on the go, or those who don’t have the same amount of cash to throw at expensive peripherals.
While it may not have the same functionality as its larger brethren, it makes up for it with absolute precision. Even on reflective surfaces, the G100S handles and works remarkably well. Even though the max DPS is 2500, it is actually surprising how well it performs. While playing intense shooters, the sensitivity and comfort were much appreciated, even if features like a sniper-trigger wouldn’t have gone a miss. Due to this, the Logitech G100S is best used by non-hardcore FPS fans or by gamers who don’t require a mouse that looks like it came out of a stealth jet.
The G100S has a very minimalist design, which suits the no muss, no fuss aesthetic of the package. The Logitech G100S is excellent value for money, even if it lacks sleek design or overall functionality of a more expensive model. This is for the gamer who wants to quickly plug in and play, or who wants precision performance without any of the extra bells and whistles. For £30 this device is well worth your money, but only if you need something that nails the basics, or as a good stop-gap between your next high-performance piece of tech. The G100S does exactly what it set out to do by bringing a quality product out for the gamer on a lower budget. The definition of cheap and cheerful.