Logitech G604 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse
- Brand: Logitech G
- Series: Logitech G604 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse
- Item model number: 910-005622
- Hardware Platform: PC, Mac
- Operating System: Mac OSX
- Item Weight: 9.2 ounces
- Product Dimensions: 1.77 x 3.14 x 5.11 inches
- Item Dimensions LxWxH: 1.77 x 3.14 x 5.11 inches
- Batteries: 1 AA batteries required. (included)
- Manufacturer: Logitech
- ASIN: B07QN369XX
- Date First Available: September 16, 2019
With 15 programmable controls, LIGHTSPEED wireless technology, hyper-fast scroll wheel, and the revolutionary HERO 16K sensor, G604 offers both versatility and high-performance with endless possibilities to play with mastery. Dual connectivity lets you toggle between Bluetooth and ultra-fast 1...
The Logitech Gaming Software that was used with older hardware was fantastic. I used a g602 and had to replace it so I went with the updated g604. The mouse itself is fine, feels like an improvement in terms of construction, battery life, feel, etc.However, it wasn't detected by the Logitech Gaming Software which I found out it uses a new software, ghub. Ghub is inferior to the older Logitech Gaming Software in many ways. Some of them..ridiculous. I have no idea why you would tie your new hardware to a buggy software that doesn't seem to have had any sort of UI product testing..Some of the problems:1. You can't directly assign buttons. Have to pick them off a list which you can't add to... Logitech Gaming Software could do this2. Can't assign keys with modifiers (Shift, Alt, Ctrl). Logitech Gaming Software could do this3. It really wants you to use buttons to change DPI. I tend not to change DPI very often, but it keeps setting the DPI to other values even though I unassigned and disabled the DPI buttons. DPI problems all over Logitech's reddit.4. With that turned off, the mouse just seems to lose the DPI setting from the software.5. There's another problem where the DPI doesn't seem to register. I mean that it loses the DPI setting and I have to go back to the software and change the DPI to get it back.6. Still have no idea how to delete profiles that it automatically added7. Software has problems with saving to onboard memory. Well, to be fair, I have no idea if it's a bug or more terrible UI. It's all greyed out and when I switch to onboard memory the dpi goes back down to like 4008. Everything is a struggle. Buttons do different things depending on what "page" you're on..I honestly don't know how a company the size of logitech with the professionals at their disposal could possibly release such a POS interface.
This is not an upgrade over the older 602 model. This thing is CHEAP feeling. The battery cover on the top back "lifts" easily. I am highly disappointed with this. This is a 49 dollar mouse MAX. Not a 99 dollar mouse. And the fact you can not use logitech gaming software with it is LAME. 99% of logitech users have to use logitech gaming software for the keyboards, mice and headphones. Now all of a sudden you have to use G HUB software? So now I have two logitech software running in my task tray? Lame lame lame. And the KICKER. Even if you want to use logitech gaming software, they blocked the G604 from being seen. Yet the G602 works in logitech gaming software! The "G" is what logitech gaming software was build for. So they should not call this a G602. Rather just a MX602. I was let down big time. Dont be fooled. Its not worth the hype!
The only things I could have asked for in an upgrade from the g602 were hyper-scroll and a higher dpi-- the new g604 does both of these things.I've been using the g602 for many years, as both a gaming mouse and also a web design and development mouse, with some graphic design. In that time I've learned to move the mouse around with ease, how to lift it up slightly from side to side without moving the cursor, the weight with a single battery installed, perfect aim in fps games, etc. It's muscle memory basically. So trying to switch to another mouse has been problematic as I found with the g603 (which is a great mouse but doesn't feel as natural as the g602/g604).The g604 feels almost exactly the same as the g602, with some very minor improvements, like an angled single battery for better weight distribution, slightly depressed thumb buttons for comfort.The hyper-scroll wheel is a life saver for work related tasks. I had spent many late nights scrolling through long websites and web code for work, wishing for a hyper-scroll wheel on the g602, and the new g604 provides exactly that. I can fly through documents for work without getting arm pain from the middle mouse wheel.The other issue I was starting to run into with the g602 was the lower dpi max was showing it's age on higher resolution monitors. The new g604 fixes that problem with a higher dpi max.Props to Logitech for continuing to ditch the "gamer aesthetic" with the g604 (similar to the g602 and g603). I wouldn't be embarrassed to be seen using this mouse in an office or around family since it's not glowing green with the words "PREDATOR" on it or whatever. The g604 is a good, tasteful design that allows it to be a true all-purpose mouse. It would be nice to see more high end hardware companies do this.