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Holiday Gift Guide: Logitech PC Products

/ Nov 25th, 2013 No Comments

Logitech Holiday Gift Guide

This time of year, shoppers are looking to buy something for the gamer in their life. For gamers, it is simply a time of year to take advantage of the holiday sales and treat themselves to some goodies to improve their overall gaming experience. This holiday season, Logitech has three products aimed at PC gamers that offer performance, advanced features, and competitive price points compared to the competition. In this article, we’ll take a look at three specific products – the Logitech G620 Wireless Gaming Mouse, the Logitech G710+ Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, and the Logitech G430 Surround Sound Gaming Headset.

Video Overview and Impressions

Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse

This wireless mouse is no stranger to our site. Our team has covered it back from when it was announced some months ago. The G602 received one of the highest ratings any gaming mouse ever received in our site’s history with a 93% overall score from our lead hardware section reviewer Chance Asue. The G602 is amazingly well built, well balanced, and ergonomically shaped to fit hands comfortably. The performance is practically second to none. Many gamers thumb their noses at wireless mice but would be wise to consider this one as the performance is outstanding. Batteries (two AA batteries) have an expected life of 250 hours in gaming mode and up to 6 months when in a power saving mode, which is a huge upgrade over previous models. The Logitech software, which incidentally controls all products in their line under one application, has hundreds of easily implementable hotbuttons available for many popular games, including StarCraft II, World of WarCraft, Battlefield (multiple), Call of Duty (multiple), and more. The G602 has an MSRP of $79.99 which is very reasonable, but shopping around at popular online retailers will find it as low as $59.99 which is an absolute steal.

G602 wireless gaming mouse from Logitech's G Lineup

G602 wireless gaming mouse from Logitech’s G Lineup

Logitech G710+ Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Although the unit is a year old, the Logitech G710+ Mechanical Gaming Keyboard remains a popular PC gaming product. Last year, PC gaming aficionado and lead review Alec Levine gave the G710+ Mechanical Gaming Keyboard an impressive 90% overall score to rank as one of the better keyboards reviewed over the last few years. The keyboard offers high-speed response times but has been customized to have low-noise impact (unlike most on the market). The keyboard also offers adjustable dual-zone back-lighting that allows gamers to let the WASD keys to stand out. Much like the G602 mouse, Logitech has an impressive amount of support for popular PC games for six programmable G-Keys. The G710+ keyboard also has built-in media keys, one-button game mode switching, 26-key rollover support, 110 anti-ghosting keys, USB pass-through (one port) and ships with a removable palm rest. For a mechanical keyboard, the G710+ is incredibly quiet and most importantly, amazingly comfortable. Whether a gamer uses it for general computer usage or for their favorite games, it’ll perform well. If the gamer in your life already has a killer mouse, this might be the perfect gift to get for them. It’s competitively priced at $149.99 which is standard for a performance-positioned mechanical keyboard.

Logitech G710+ Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Logitech G710+ Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Logitech G430 Surround Sound Gaming Headset

For those gamers that need a great gaming headset but don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars, take a look at the impressive Logitech G430 Surround Sound Gaming Headset. This unit features large 40mm neodymium drivers coupled with the Advanced Dolby Headphone software, which positions sounds appropriately for an impressive 7.1 surround sound experience. There are also Low Frequency Effects (LFE) for deep bass and low-end sounds. The Logitech G430 headset is very lightweight for a comfortable wear to ensure long gaming sessions. It also sports “performance-sport” cloth earcup pads that are breathable to reduce heat and moisture build-up which tend to be the bane of all gaming headsets. Finally, the foldable noise-cancelling mic can reduce distracting background sounds and can rotate for the perfect angle to pick up voices. This USB-compatible headset has an MSRP of $79.99 but can be found at online retail sites for only $59.99 making it one of the absolute best headsets at this price-point.

Logitech G430 Headset

Logitech G430 Headset

Overall Impressions

For those gamers looking to pick up some great peripherals this holiday season, or for those shopping for the gamer in their life, Logitech has three outstanding products priced competitively for your consideration. Both the G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse and the G710+ Mechanical Keyboard have received rave reviews from our site as well as on others, and the G430 headset is a high performance product at a very impressive retail price. Overall, these three products all offer high level performance, excellent build quality, and are affordable enough for just about all gamers’ budgets.

Sean Gibson

Sean Gibson

Founder, Featured Contributor at Gaming Illustrated
Sean Gibson was the founder of Gaming Illustrated and served as Executive Editor and lead reviewer from 2002 to 2014. He no longer is affiliated with Gaming Illustrated, but remembers his time with the site fondly.
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