If you’ve been a fan of MMO games then you’ve probably realized that there’s not enough keys to go around for all your skills especially if you’re also using the WSAD keys for movement. With a MMO gaming mouse though, you can leave your left hand for moving around while use your skills with your right hand on your mouse.
First to ever come up with an MMO mouse is Razer with its 12-button Naga. For Logitech, this G600 is their first ever MMO mouse and also has a 12-button thumb grid along with other surprises to extend the number of buttons you can bind your keys to.
One thing you will immediately notice when you unpack the Logitech G600 is how fat it is which is definitely a challenge to maximize if you’re used to a claw grip unless you have really big hands.
Logitech is generous with the length of the braided cable which is thick and feels durable. You’ll get 6.5 ft worth of cable but it also comes with a cable strap if you want to keep it short and tidy.
The weight on this fat mouse is a bit on the heavy side at 133 grams. At least you won’t need any weight cartridges and besides, it glides smoothly on our mouse pad and even on our table surface.
We like the design on the 12-button thumb grid on the left side which has alternating slopes so you can easily tell where your thumb is resting without looking. Your thumb will also feel natural when resting on it due to the curvature. These buttons also lit up when in use in case you’re not comfortable simply using it by touch when in the dark.
Aside from the 12-button thumb grid, the scroll wheel is also three-way clickable (left, right, click). The left and right tilt click are bit stiff to press but we don’t use it that much on our game. There are two more buttons (G8, G7) below the scroll wheel to switch mode and DPI on the fly but they’re totally reprogrammable as well.
There are three modes programmed on this mouse by default. Primary MMO mode binds your keys “œ1″ to “œ=” to the thumb grid. Alternate MMO mode will bind the NumPad keys. Then the third mode is for generic gaming use.
On the right-most side of the mouse you’ll see what looks like an abnormal growth. It’s called the G-shift and is actually clickable. Press it to immediately switch your thumb grid profile essentially giving you 24-buttons on that side. For the most part though, we only use it to rest our ring finger.
For more customization option, you can install the G600 software where you can reassign buttons for the three modes and this is stored in the mouse’s onboard memory. You can also save your customized button assignments for various games in this mouse with the software so it will work just how you want it even when you switch machines.
We used this mouse while playing Guild Wars 2 and since we don’t have large hands, we were only able to comfortably use four buttons on the side for skills 6-9 on the skillbar. We didn’t have any problems distinguishing the buttons by feel thanks to its nice design.
Unfortunately, we weren’t able to maximize the G600 because we don’t feel the need of all the buttons it offers for Guild Wars 2. No need for us to use the G600 software as the default Primary MMO profile already worked for us.
If you’re they type of MMO gamer who wants to optimize hand movement by limiting the amount of keys you need to press on your keyboard, the Logitech G600 and its number of buttons should do wonders for your game. This mouse is already available with an SRP of Php2,770 and comes with a 3-year limited hardware warranty.
Logitech G600 Specs:
- Resolution: 50 – 8200 dots per inch (dpi)
- Image processing: 11.25 megapixels/second
- Max. acceleration: 25G (Measured on cloth and plastic gaming mouse pads. Specifications may vary depending on surface.)
- Max. speed: up to 160 inches (4.06 meters)/second (Measured on cloth and plastic gaming mouse pads. Specifications may vary depending on surface.)
- USB data format: 16 bits/axis
- USB report rate: Up to 1000 reports/second
- Sleep mode: disabled
- Dynamic coefficient of friction: .09 µ (k) (Measured on a wood veneer desk. Specifications may vary depending on surface.)
- Static coefficient of friction: .14 µ (s) (Measured on a wood veneer desk. Specifications may vary depending on surface.)
- Total weight: 133 grams
- Cord: 15 grams
- Buttons (Left / Right / Third): 20 million clicks
- Feet: 250 kilometers
- Weight: 133 grams (without cable)
- Dimensions: 118mm x 75mm x 41mm
- Cable length: 6.5 feet (2 meters)