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Logitech G400 - Quick Impressions

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Since Logitech currently has problems coding drivers, I'll be avoiding them completely with this mini review.

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Sensor:
Like the 518, the mouse has the same moderate amounts of correction.

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The USB polls at 1000hz out of the box and the mouse can switch from it's default settings of 400-800-1800-3600 without drivers.

Perfect control and Malfunction rate: The mouse performs exceptionally well as I can't seem to reach either with fast flicks. A true successor to the 518 in this regard.

Shape: It's a palm mouse that's relatively comfortable if you enjoy the classic Logitech shape. If you're coming from a 518 or G5 you should have no issues adjusting.

I've seen some people complain about the "grip" and can understand why they're having issues with it. It seems to be kind of similar to the Deathadder Black Edition and isn't the best surface if you have naturally dry hands. The grip is great if you sweat, but those with dry hands may prefer plasticy type mice like the standard Razer Deathadder or EC series mice from Zowie.

Weight: The mouse feels identical to the 518 weighing in at 105 grams. Unlike the G500, this mouse has a completely balanced design.

Lift off: tis okay. It's a little over 2.4mm on my Qck and Raindrop XL and a little under 2.4mm on my red Kai.G3.

Placing a piece of tape over the bottom of the sensor hole will lower the lift off dramatically.

Scroll wheel: It uses an optical wheel proprietary to Logitech. While I don't really care for the feel, it will most likely out last the more common mechanical wheels due to Logitech's engineering.

Main Buttons: This mouse utilizes the new D2FC-F-7N(10m)'s with some decent plastic on top of them. Moderate and precise clicking force.

Cable: Just slightly bigger than the Razer Abyssus, but much thinner than the Original 518's. A well deserved upgrade indeed.

Build quality: Your typical Logitech product. Very good all around, I just don't care for the scroll wheel.

Conclusion: If you're looking for an upgrade to the 518 or simply want a solid and yet cost effective mouse, this is it. It performs pretty identical to its predecessor and outclasses the higher end Logitech mice when it comes to sensor accuracy if you tend to use a lower sensitivity.

In the end, the G400 is a great mouse if you don't mind the correction/prediction/angle snapping/drift control or whatever the hell you wanna call it.
Edited by Skylit - 9/21/11 at 12:39pm
post #2 of 35
Great review.

So is the perfect control higher than the 518 or is this basically the exact same deal as the 518 except with 3600 CPI and 1000hz? Not that I'll ever hit 2.05 m/s in-game but I was curious if it tracked any better.
post #3 of 35
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Might be a tad higher. I certainly can't loose perfect control flicking the thing around at speeds I'll never hit in game. (Tested at 104cm/360)

I'd say the sensors pretty much on par with the S3888 as far as performance goes.
Edited by Skylit - 8/19/11 at 1:44pm
post #4 of 35
If you have large hands(6 inches+), this mouse shape feels good to claw as well.

Just thought I would mention that. Thanks Skylit.
post #5 of 35
This mouse would be perfect for me if Logitech included an option to disable prediction in the software and if the software wasn't buggy. Currently using a DA 3.5g BE and loving it.
    
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post #6 of 35
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Originally Posted by Pyroh;14645461 
This mouse would be perfect for me if Logitech included an option to disable prediction in the software and if the software wasn't buggy. Currently using a DA 3.5g BE and loving it.

Yeah. I don't see why that isn't possible seeing as this is a custom sensor from Logitech/Avago. Ah well.
post #7 of 35
Thanks for the review Skylit, it was quick and to the point.

WAY OT: Does your raindrop XL have a fast or slow glide? It seems everyone claims it's a high friction pad but I bought an allsop raindrop from big lots for $5 and it has a very fast glide, faster than any cloth pad I have tried, just barely slower than my 4HD plastic pad. The ad said "jumbo" mouse pad, it has the allsop logo and the raindrop print but it didn't come in any packaging.

I'm wondering If I bought a rip off.....
Edited by Derp - 8/20/11 at 3:36am
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Originally Posted by Derp;14651000 
Thanks for the review Skylit, it was quick and to the point.

WAY OT: Does your raindrop XL have a fast or slow glide? It seems everyone claims it's a high friction pad but I bought an allsop raindrop from big lots for $5 and it has a very fast glide, faster than any cloth pad I have tried, just barely slower than my 4HD plastic pad. The ad said "jumbo" mouse pad, it has the allsop logo and the raindrop print but it didn't come in any packaging.

I'm wondering If I bought a rip off.....
Slow and Controlled. It's by far my favorite pad at the moment. biggrin.gif

Which version did you pick up? The Regular or the XL? I heard the smaller ones are completely different in comparison to the rebranded Allsop Gigapad XL's.

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Mine is a newer OEM version though. (No tube)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Skylit;14651249 
Slow and Controlled. It's by far my favorite pad at the moment. biggrin.gif

Which version did you pick up? The Regular or the XL? I heard the smaller ones are completely different in comparison to the rebranded Allsop Gigapad XL's.

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images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSAHzLeHDVNM_IWFu-dlOo1vOkcgZ8Q832pzm5GkwOzeEktCWq0zg

Mine is a newer OEM version though. (No tube)

Im not sure, there wasn't any packaging or labels other than the generic box with "jumbo" allsop mouse pad on it. It is probably either the small version or a knock off. Its only about 14.5 inches wide. I might try the bigger and hopefully slower version if I can find it for a good price.
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Little under 15.5~ Width.
Edited by Skylit - 8/20/11 at 8:55am
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