Logitech answers the call of duty
Video gaming fans would definitely have heard about the Call of Duty franchise before, and surely many of you out there are huge fans of it. For those who feel that they need to openly declare their allegiance to the franchise, you can always purchase hardware that bears the name of it. Trust Logitech to come up with a couple of accessories for those rocking to a PC as their gaming platform of choice, where you are able to choose from the Logitech Laser Mouse G9X and the Logitech Gaming Keyboard G105, where both of them are respectively the official keyboard and mouse of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, delivering enhanced precision and customization so that you are able to go one up on the competition should your skill levels be nearly on par.
Let us concentrate on the keyboard first – it will sport half a dozen programmable G-keys, where each of them will come with a trio of mode states, allowing you to configure up to 18 possible macro combinations no matter the kind of game you play. Heck, you are even able to record new macros on the fly if you so desire. Boasting an optimized key matrix that was specially designed to enable you to use more keys simultaneously in FPS games, one-touch controls also deliver instant access to volume, start, stop, pause, forward and back functions.
As for the mouse, this gaming-grade piece of peripheral boasts a laser that offers precision at any hand speed up to 165 inches per second. Just in case you are not too happy with the current sensitivity, there is always on-the-fly, adjustable dpi so that you are able to switch between pixel-precise targeting (200 dpi) to lightning-fast maneuvers (up to 5700 dpi) without having to pause the game.
There is also the issue of the dual-mode scroll wheel that delivers precise click-to-click, making it the ideal way to select weapons in games, although personally I would have preferred key binds – that worked well for me for the longest time, although it might take some getting used to for some people. If you’re going to to some work after spending hours gaming, just switch to frictionless hyper-fast scrolling in order to fly through long Web pages and spreadsheets.
Just in case you have different configurations for various games, the mouse itself comes with enough onboard memory to stash up to five ready-to-play profiles, letting you configure custom button assignments and DPI values. Similar to Logitech tradition for high end mice, you can customize the weight of this with up to 28 grams of extra mass for optimum control. Anyone interested in either device?