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Logitech G9X Programmable Laser Gaming Mouse with Precision Grips

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #3 in Mice

Posted

Pros: 5 Buttons, Glides effortlessly (when clean), 5 level sensor configurable from 200-5700 DPI, Customizable LED color, Swappable grips, Onboard memory

Cons: Might need a wrist rest for extended periods, Short, No DPI switch in macros; Low, high pitched noise when idle; Only two grips

Of all the mice I've had, this is the best one so far.

I've used Logitech mice since the original Wheelmouse, so I expect a lot from them, and this mouse delivers on almost every account. The mouse feels great, is a breeze to use, and the software gives a very thorough range of tuning. It's marketed as a gaming mouse, but I find many of the functions useful for other things. Unfortunately, it's designed with righties in mind, sorry lefties.

Before you go on reading the rest of this review, if you have sensitive hearing, this might be a deal breaker for you. When the mouse sits still, it produces a high-pitched tone, but it's very soft, so I don't hear it unless I put my ear up to it or pay real close attention, because there's usually enough white noise to mask it...and I have sensitive ears. I thought this would kill this mouse for me. I found out the cause of the tone is from a ceramic electrical component on the circuit board. I think it's a capacitor. I don't remember. You can find the info with a quick search. But if you're savvy enough with basic electronics, you might be brave enough to swap it out yourself. You shouldn't have to though.

When you first lay your hand on it, you'll notice it glides smoothly. I just use a bare, wood desk, so it should deftly handle other surfaces. I hardly notice any drag when the feet start to get dirty, either. The dirt does requires fine attention during cleaning, however.

The wheel has two scroll modes: free - for web pages/long documents, and precision - which ratchets the wheel. (I use it for gaming.) It's a bit of an annoyance to switch modes though, as the button is on the underside. The wheel is made of metal and feels solid. It takes a little bit of effort to push it down, but I assure you, your fingers are strong and will develop the muscle it requires in no time. The wheel may slip a little in free mode though when pressing, so they could've made it with a slightly softer touch.

The mouse comes with two, swappable grips: wide load, which has some kind of rubbery coating, a rest for your thumb, and raises up in the back for comfort; and precision, which has a grippy coating and is more compact. I prefer the wide grip. The grips also make for easy cleaning if you dirty up your mouse easily. Cable is nice and long, but braided, so sometimes it gets slightly snagged on things on my desk, particularly papers.

It's a bit on the short end, so depending on the size of your hand and grip style (I palm) you might experience discomfort in your wrist after prolonged use, as it may be forced to hang off the mouse if you want your fingers to line up, depending on your hand. If you have this problem and are set on this mouse, then a wrist rest should solve this problem. I improvised one till I could find a good one. You should have a wrist rest anyway, as it promotes proper mousing position and prevents injury. Your hand will also affect where your thumb falls on the side buttons. I have no problem, but as always, you should try a mouse out before buying, if you can. (I know, they keep them on short leashes nowadays, and gaming ones are hard to get your hands on.)

The sensor is excellent, never experienced any hiccups. High sensitivities are great for navigating the large, high resolution monitors of today or if you have a dual monitor setup, and low sensitivities for precise movements, good for nailing that headshot but you'll need to be quick on the DPI, as you can't program sensitivity changes into macros. You could also use it to make fine touch-ups in photoshop. I've not found a use for anything higher than 3200 though. You can also set the sensitivity of scrolling but not to the same degree. Polling rate can also be set in presets, which is good, cause who needs a 1 ms response when you're surfing the web or typing up a document?

There are at minimum, four programmable buttons, which you can program for a variety of standard functions or set to a keystroke, launch a program, or run a macro. You can even program the wheel tilt directions. And of course, you can select from a variety of colors for the LED. So if you hate blue LEDs like me, you need not worry. But you can't set your own RGB levels, they're presets. You can upload up to five profiles to the mouse's memory if you want to take it out to some hardcore LAN event. Switching them is a little annoying though. You have to hold the profile button on the bottom and use the DPI buttons to select, so give your profiles distinct color codes, as it's really the only indication of which one you've selected. At home, it's much easier to set the software to automatically switch profiles based on what program is in focus.

I don't understand the weights, but I guess hardcore gamers might like this feature for additional control, but they seem like a gimmick. I've heard they'll wear out the feet faster. They come in a nice tin, at least.

I tried the G500 as well, and I didn't like how high the arch was (although maybe my hand had adjusted to this one by then). Both have very similar features though, except the G500 has an additional button, a plastic wheel that doesn't feel as solid, and I think it has less memory for profile storage. I've had this mouse for almost two years now and haven't run into major problems, just the little nuisances I've mentioned. The only big issues are me needing a wrist rest and no DPI switching in macros.

Supposedly, this mouse isn't Mac friendly, but had no problems plug-n-play into my Macbook Pro with Leopard. Your mileage may vary though, and you won't get the benefit of the software. The mouse was set to the default profile. I use a PC regularly.

I noticed it's been discontinued now, but can you can still find a deal online if you look hard enough...for now. It seems like it will last, and I've heard Logitech actually honors their warranties but never had to test them on that.

This is definitely a strong contender if you're looking into a gaming grade mouse...as long as you're right-handed. I give it a 4.5.

Posted

Pros: Light weight, good tracking, customization through setpoint

Cons: high LOD, narrow, DPI switch placement

I ordered this as a knee jerk reaction to the RAT7 which I reviewed, but still recommend despite its flaws, that said, about the G9x, it came highly recommended and so I had to see what I was missing out on.

The biggest selling points for me were how incredibly light the mouse is with all the weights removed.

The sensor performs awesomely, but best on a hard surface.

Setpoint offers great customization options, from adjustable acceleration, 5 dpi settings, custom LED colors, and the usual options.

The mouse wheel is awkward to click with. I find the side buttons hard to push with any standard grip making the use of them on-the-fly awkward and clumsy.

The mouse is too narrow for my tastes, requiring me to cup my hand in a pretty tight arc, which is made worse with the precision grip, the narrow textured one featured in this website's display image.

The DPI switch is really hard to hit on the fly.

I like the two shell options but wish the wide one was textured as well or that Logitech would release additional shells with pinky rests and different shapes.

I would highly recommend this mouse to claw/fingertip grip users, it's palm friendly but don't expect to rest your entire hand on it.

Posted

Pros: DPI, weights, 2 mode mouse wheel, high quality feel

Cons: None

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Posted

Pros: On the fly DPI adjustments, adjustable grips, five hot key buttons

Cons: DPI button placement

Overview

The Logitech G9x is the replacement of the Logitech G9 with the only difference being the G9 had a max DPI setting of 3200 while the G9x can handle DPI up to 5700. Never less the Logitech G9x is a great mouse with five programmable hot keys and adjustable grips with the choice between a gaming grip which is a lot smaller and has a coarse grip and a web surfing grip which is a lot wider and has a smooth grip. Another important thing I should note is that is mouse is made for someone who has a claw grip and not for someone who uses a palm grip.

Another great feature that you can fiddle with on the G9x is that you can add weight to the mouse in the weight holding bay (up to 28 grams). This mouse also features adjustable LED colors.

The one thing I disliked about this mouse was the positioning of the DPI buttons because when clicking on the left mouse button you may see yourself accidently adjusting the DPI settings without your knowing which can really mess you up in a RTS game.

Conclusion

The G9x is a great mouse but I would not recommend this mouse to either someone on a tight budget or someone who already owns the G9 mouse because the $80 price tag does not justify the one change they made to the mouse. But if you are looking for a new mouse and have the money to burn this would be the first mouse I would suggest.

Posted

Pros: good sensor, comfortable, Logitech customer service, customizable

Cons: lack of extra buttons?

I got mine used from a trade on OCN and the cable was all kinked, called Logitech and they sent me a brand new one... great customer service.

I had heard these dont do well on soft mouse pads because of the sensor... not true in my case. Mine has worked great for FPS games and RTS as well with a Steelseries Qck+ mousepad.

The weight system and grip styles are a plus for picky users like myself, also it works well in claw grip or even palm if you have smaller hands. The build quality is top notch.

I have used the G500, MX518 as well and this one is the best of the 3.
Logitech G9X Programmable Laser Gaming Mouse with Precision Grips
Description:

Logitech G9x Laser Mouse 910-001152 Mice

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BindingPersonal Computers
BrandLogitech
EAN0097855056399
FeatureCustom-color LEDs let you match your mouse to your PC, your game, your style.
Is Autographed0
Is Memorabilia0
Height3 inches
Length8.75 inches
Weight0.6 pounds
Width8 inches
LabelLogitech, Inc
List Price$79.99
ManufacturerLogitech, Inc
Model910-001152
MPN910-001152
Package Quantity1
Product GroupCE
Product Type NameCOMPUTER_INPUT_DEVICE
PublisherLogitech, Inc
SKUV19120
StudioLogitech, Inc
TitleLogitech G9X Programmable Laser Gaming Mouse with Precision Grips
UPC097855056399
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