With an estimated $2.7 billion (£2.12 billion) spent on gaming peripherals in the US in 2018, it’s clear to see that gamers are spending serious cash to improve their gaming setups, and manufacturers have responded with increasingly advanced accessories. While wireless mice were once bulky, heavy, laggy and expensive, companies like Logitech have worked tirelessly to reduce size and weight, improve the wireless capabilities and make them more affordable for gamers.
The change is certainly welcome in the headset department too, as you’re no longer tethered to the PC and risk having the headphones ripped from your head when you inevitably forget you’re wearing them and stand up – we’ve all been there, right? This adoption of super-responsive wireless technology allows gamers to ditch the cables without any difference in performance, providing more freedom when gaming.
Logitech is at the forefront of the wireless peripheral revolution with LIGHTSPEED wireless technology, enabling near-instant 1ms response times. The technology is featured in a range of Logitech G keyboards, mice and other peripherals, with a selection of the best showcased right here.
Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse
Logitech’s G903 LIGHTSPEED wireless gaming mouse is the perfect accessory to enhance your gaming setup. It’s one of few wireless mice trusted by eSports professionals, and that’s because of the inclusion of Logitech’s LIGHTSPEED technology. It provides a reliable connection with 1ms response times, and the lack of wires mean your mouse won’t get tangled or caught in those crucial online gaming moments.
That’s coupled with an incredibly accurate sensor at the heart of the G903. As well as offering a range of 200-12,000 DPI settings, you can quickly switch between five modes with the press of a button to suit the game, or even weapon, you’re using. Standard DPI setting too sensitive for sniping? Just click a button for slower, more precise movement.
You’ll also find programmable keys, an optional 10g weight to cause more resistance and a customisable LED lighting system that can sync up with other Logitech products. Throw in a whopping 32 hours of battery per charge (rechargeable via microUSB) and it’s easy to see why the Logitech G903 is the choice for eSports players!
Logitech G613 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard
Logitech’s LIGHTSPEED technology extends beyond mice; it’s also built into Logitech’s G613 wireless mechanical keyboard alongside Bluetooth support, providing that same near-instant 1ms response time with no fear of lag or drop out at crucial points in your gaming session.
That’s not the only feature of the G613 that makes it one of the best wireless keyboards on the market – it also boasts Logitech’s famed Romer-G switches. These proprietary switches deliver the smooth, precise mechanical performance that gamers know and love, while also being 25 percent faster than competing mechanical switches thanks to a 1.5mm short-throw actuation.
The G613 features six G-Keys that can be programmed with custom macros and in-app commands that can compact multiple actions into a single key-stroke, and with an 18-month battery life provided by two AA batteries, you won’t need to worry about your keyboard dying in the heat of battle. If that doesn’t give you an edge in online gameplay, what will?
Logitech G933 Wireless 7.1 Gaming Headset
Wired gaming headsets can go two ways; the cable is either too short and restrictive, or it’s too long and gets tangled. Thankfully, the Logitech G933 ditches the cables and embraces wireless freedom without any downgrade in terms of audio output – in fact, compared to similar headsets, the G933 excels in the audio department.
The Logitech G933 offers wireless 7.1 surround sound audio, powered by 40mm Pro-G audio drivers that delivers clean highs, booming, rich bass and most importantly, accurate directional audio. This combination immerses you in the game and allows you to pick up on sounds like footsteps approaching from behind, the roar of helicopters hovering overhead and the clink of empty ammunition rounds hitting the floor, providing enhanced situational awareness when gaming.
You’ll get 12 hours out of a single charge, but if that isn’t enough, the Logitech G933 is also compatible with a wired 3.5mm input for unlimited use. The inclusion of the 3.5mm input also means that the G933 is compatible with not only PC but the likes of the PS4, Nintendo Switch and more, perfect for those who game on multiple systems.
Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Optical Gaming Mouse
You don’t have to break the bank to get your hands on a LIGHTSPEED-enabled Logitech gaming mouse. The more budget-friendly Logitech G305 optical gaming mouse boasts the same wireless 1ms response time as the G903, and while it doesn’t feature all the bells and whistles of the more premium variant, it’s still a great mouse that can provide an edge in online gameplay.
The G305 boasts Logitech’s HERO optical sensor, offering a sensitivity range of 200-12,000 DPI, which can be adjusted on-the-fly with the dedicated button beneath the scroll wheel. When combined with a lightweight body (less than 100g!), the G305 provides incredible manoeuvrability.
The lightweight nature of the mouse also means that it’s easy to transport, making it the ideal peripheral for gaming laptops. It even has a built-in storage department for the USB receiver, so there’s no need to worry about losing it when carrying it around.
While it isn’t rechargeable, the G305 offers an impressive 250 hours of play time from a single AA battery. All in all, the G305 is an amazing wireless mouse that’ll set you back less than £50. What’s not to like?