Logitech launches G309 Lightspeed gaming mouse

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Logitech G, the gaming-oriented sub-brand of peripherals and hardware brand Logitech, announced the launch of a new gaming mouse called the G309 Lightspeed.

The mouse is the cheapest in Logitech’s lineup to use its POWERPLAY technology and will retail for around £80.

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The new mouse combines several of Logitech G’s technologies into a more affordable product that aims to do most of what buyers expect without being too expensive. The shape is reminiscent of the G305, but features a slightly different size and design, and will come in black and white at launch.

The mouse is extremely versatile on paper. It features Logitech’s Lightspeed wireless technology and Bluetooth for more connectivity options, as well as the ability to use either an AA battery for up to 300 hours of continuous use with Lightspeed or 600 hours of use through Bluetooth. What makes this product particularly interesting is that it features Logitech’s POWERPLAY technology, allowing it to be continuously charged if placed on a compatible mousepad.

This technology does not require a battery, so users can remove it for a much lighter mouse (68g). Logitech uses a supercapacitor on the bottom of the mouse to continuously power it through the mousepad, as long as the pad itself is connected to a power source. The mousepad, however, does cost around £120. Logitech does offer a discounted bundle, but its price is still just under £200 for both mouse and mousepad.

The mouse also features new hybrid optical-mechanical switches Logitech calls LIGHTFORCE and the HERO 25K sensor.

Ujesh Desai, Vice President and General Manager of Logitech Gaming, commented on the new product: ” With the G309 LIGHTSPEED, we have brought the same top-of-the-line technology, including HERO 25K sensor, POWERPLAY compatibility, and LIGHTSPEED wireless — all at a price point that is affordable to most.”

Ivan Šimić
Ivan comes from Croatia, loves weird simulator games, and is terrible at playing anything else. Spent 5 years writing about tech and esports in Croatia, and is now doing it here.