The market for input devices designed specifically for videogames is becoming rather crowded. Every consumer product manufacturer involved in the videogames industry has a full range of accessories from entry level to complex genre specific devices. Sometimes however, all you need is a basic mouse capable of handling your reaction speeds in action videogames.
This is where the Logitech G100s comes into play. This is not a complicated mouse tailored to a specific genre nor does it feature high-end precision relay and rubberised grips. It’s an input device that stands true to the standardised template with a few touches that make it perfect for every day use as well as gaming. This isn’t the mouse that will make you throw away your Razer Mamba – not by a long shot – but it does strike a good balance between gaming requirements and cost effectiveness.
The Logitech G100s is a lightweight mouse capable of relaying your input at a welcoming pace. Turning the sensitivity to its maximum far outweighs the needs of any first-person shooter and the stop-mounted dual sensitivity button allows players to quickly switch between dual settings without losing traction mid-game. Sadly, the lack of side mounted navigate buttons does hurt the Logitech G100s both in playing videogames and for everyday internet browsing, a poor oversight given that many mouse designs available for a much cheaper price now feature these additional inputs as standard.
The feet on the underside of the Logitech G100s are another highlight, making for smooth scrolling on both padded and flat mouse mats as well as most hard surfaces. The capable attaching the device to the standard USB connector is plastic but remains flexible enough for this not to be an issue. Again, it’s the weight of the Logitech G100s that proves to be its biggest asset, and a fibre cable would surely have reduced the effectiveness of this feature considerably.
While the Logitech G100s is unlikely to become the star of anyone’s gaming set-up, it is nonetheless a comfortable entry level mouse. Well tuned for both gaming and general PC use, the biggest flaw is that lack of side mounted buttons. Had the manufacturers seen fit to offer this as standard the Logitech G100s would be an easy recommendation, but as it stands there are other equally good input devices available in the same price range.