A few months back, Logitech first unveiled its Powerplay line of accessories designed to deliver professional-level gaming performance in a wireless package. Fast forward to IFA 2017 and Logitech is expanding its lineup with two new products featuring the same LIGHTSPEED technology.
Today’s announcement includes the G613 wireless mechanical gaming keyboard, a product that covers a few buzzwords that typically don’t go together. It’s hard enough to make a solid wireless mechanical keyboard, but one that’s designed for gamers? The new G603 wireless mouse is also making its first appearance today. Hit the jump for more.
The new low-lag wireless keyboard is sure to be a hit with those looking for a mechanical feel without the added clutter. Logitech promises a 1ms latency rating, which is particularly impressive for this type of product.
Gamers are known for preferring wired setups, so Logitech will undoubtedly have some convincing to do in this area. In addition, the actuate switch for each key is just 1.5mm, which is 25% shorter in distance than most competitors, according to Logitech. Users can expect up to 18-months of gaming with two AA batteries. The Logitech G613 LIGHTSPEED Keyboard will sell for $149.99.
Meanwhile, Logitech’s new G603 gaming mouse offers up to 500-hours of use before needing to be recharged. It has accuracy to 12,000DPI and “10x the power efficiency of previous generation sensors.” Logitech also announced a new table-sized mouse pad today that is made to help deliver the same type of high-speed performance in partnership with this device. The mouse itself will sell for $69.99 with the pad listed at $49.99.
Logitech G Unveils New LIGHTSPEED Wireless Mechanical Keyboard and Next-Generation Wireless Gaming Mouse
NEWARK, Calif. & LAUSANNE, Switzerland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Logitech G, a brand of Logitech, (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) today announced the launch of two new products that advance high-performance wireless gaming. The Logitech® G603 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse is a next-generation gaming mouse that uses Logitech G’s new advanced HERO™ optical sensor and advanced LIGHTSPEED™ wireless technology, and the Logitech® G613 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is a high-performance wireless keyboard designed for gamers who demand the performance of mechanical switches and the freedom of wireless gaming. Additionally, Logitech G unveiled the Logitech® G840 XL Gaming Mouse Pad, a high-quality mouse pad for your desktop. When all three products are used together, the result is the next-generation wireless desktop.
“LIGHTSPEED and POWERPLAY made the dream of untethered and uncompromised wireless performance a reality,” said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of Logitech G. “The new HERO sensor in our G603 wireless mouse and the new G613 wireless mechanical keyboard show our commitment to driving wireless performance even further across our product line.”
HERO Optical Sensor
To achieve the goal of creating a high-performance wireless gaming mouse that also offers long-lasting battery performance, we invented a brand new sensor. HERO, which stands for High Efficiency Rated Optical sensor, provides next-generation efficiency – creating the best optical sensor ever designed for wireless gaming. HERO offers precision and accuracy at 12,000 DPI with no acceleration or smoothing and 10x the power efficiency of previous generation sensors.
Next Generation Wireless Gaming Mouse
The Logitech G603 delivers a completely wireless experience with performance high enough for even the most demanding gamers. It’s the first gaming mouse to feature Logitech G’s HERO sensor with exceptional accuracy and precision with sensitivity up to 12,000 DPI. The Logitech G603 harnesses HERO’s efficiency potential to deliver over 500 hours of non-stop gaming at maximum performance. It uses LIGHTSPEED wireless technology to deliver professional-grade wireless performance and unrivaled reliability, even surpassing many wired gaming mice.
High-Performance Wireless Mechanical Keyboard
Designed for a wireless world, the Logitech G613 features LIGHTSPEED wireless technology for a super fast 1ms report rate and Bluetooth for multi-device connectivity. It delivers up to 18 months of gaming on two AA batteries. The Logitech G613 also includes six programmable G-keys, putting custom macro sequences and in-app commands at your fingertips. It also features Logitech G’s exclusive Romer-G™ mechanical key switches, providing competition grade performance with incredible feel and durability. Romer-G switches actuate at a distance of 1.5mm, which is up to 25 percent shorter and faster than the leading competitor. Combined with a low-force 45g actuation, Romer-G switches provide near-instant responsiveness and help minimize fatigue over long gaming sessions.
Table Sized Mouse Pad
Designed for players who value wide playspaces and clean setups, the Logitech G840 is an extra-large mouse pad that you can spread across your desk. Set your keyboard and mouse on top of it for a cleaner, more uniform look.
Pricing and Availability
The Logitech G603 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse and G613 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard are expected to be available at global retailers in August 2017 for suggested retail prices of $69.99 and $149.99, respectively. The Logitech G840 Extra-Large Mouse Pad is expected to be available at global retailers in September 2017 for the suggested retail price of $49.99. For more information please visit our website, our blog or connect with us on Facebook.
About Logitech G
Logitech G, a brand of Logitech International, is the global leader in PC gaming gear. Logitech G is dedicated to providing gamers of all levels with industry leading keyboards, mice, headsets, mousepads and simulation products such as wheels and flight sticks – made possible through innovative design, advanced technologies and a deep passion for gaming. Founded in 1981 and headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (LOGI). Find Logitech G at www.LogitechG.com, the company blogor @LogitechG.