If there is one common issue many multiplayer online (MMO) gamers face (especially MMORPG ones), it is the speed in which they can use a skill when using the keyboard. This happens when both the skill keys and the movement keys are both on the keyboard and there is boss fight which requires lots of movement.
With this in mind, many computer peripheral makers have released mouse with more than your standard left and right buttons. But sometimes even this is not enough as games such as World of Warcraft or Final Fantasy 14 can have a player with over 10 skills and counting.
Thus these companies have released what is called a MMO Gaming mouse with more keys are the side of the mouse. One such company is Logitech with their G600 MMO Gaming mouse and resident pc gamer Kenneth Wong shares his experiences with it.
The Logitech G600 mouse is a decent looker with its shades of black colour combination and the way the buttons are styled. While not a head turner compared to the likes of Razer, the G600 still looks good especially if your whole setup is matt black accompanied with the likes of the Logitech Z906 speakers.
The Logitech G600 feels comfortable for Asian hands with its small size profile. Even the extra button for the fourth finger, while looks weird at first, does actually sit in well. While it might feel funny at first, give it an hour or two and you will feel right at home with it.
The only problem is for people with bigger hands (like me) where the end of the wrist ends up on the surface you are using the mouse on. Of course this can be easily fixed by getting a mouse pad with a nice surface.
The software that comes with the Logitech G600 is a joy to use and that’s just being conservative. Not only is the interface nice and clean, it is also intuitive enough that gamers would have no problems navigating and setting up their mouse without much trouble even if you never read the manual… which most don’t anyways.
The real crux of any mouse is its usage during gaming and the Logitech G600 is a joy to use especially when I have over 20 skills (and counting) at the moment in game. The side buttons are easy to get used to and in fact after 1 hour, all my skills are used off my mouse and my left hand is freed up to move my character around.
Although I have to point out that it will take a while to get used to NOT clicking the fourth button while using the mouse especially in crucial moments in a boss fight. But once used to it, you can actually turn this into an advantage by assigning the CTRL key to it. This way you can set up even more skills to be used by the mouse.
With a SRP of S$99 or cheaper if you know where to look like Sim Lim Square or Challenger if you have the membership card, this is one mouse that is definitely value for money. In fact I would go as far as to recommend this mouse for anyone looking to take their MMO Gaming experience to the next level.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars.
by Kenneth Wong
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