Enjoy powerful control with this Logitech G600 910-002864 MMO gaming mouse that features 20 buttons for easy access to frequently used functions and commands. The scrolling wheel enables smooth, speedy navigation.
Logitech G600 vs. Razer Naga
Posted by: nannerpuss from: Chico, CA on
I posted the following as a review of the Razer Naga 2012, but it's just a comparison after using both mice. I imagine anyone looking at this mouse is also considering the Razor Naga, as it is the only serious competition in MMO-style mice.
First let me preface this with a short history. I've always loved Logitech mice, and I can't remember the last non-Logitech mouse I owned. The laser mouse I replaced with this Naga lasted more than FIVE YEARS before it developed a serious problem. With the amount of clicks and use it had, it surpassed all expectations by far.
All that said, I decided to check out the Razer Naga because my gaming really does require a button-happy mouse and I finally had the spare money to do a nice upgrade. I brought the Naga home, installed it, and liked it. But my loyalty to Logitech got the better of me and I returned it in exchange for the G600. After a few hours and having tried both mice in games and standard use, I realized the Naga was indeed the better choice and I re-returned the G600 for the same Naga 2012.
- The main issue with the G600 was the girth of it, as strange as it sounds. If you have smaller sized hands like me, there is no way you can use the G600 with a "claw" grip, and the "palm" grip is, in my opinion, too awkward for fast-finger gaming like RPGs and MMOs. The Naga is perfect for both grips though, because it comes with detachable side panels, one of which is meant for "claw" grippers and one for "palm" grippers.
- Along the lines of the width/height/girth problem is the difficulty pressing the "G10" key (equivalent of the "2" key on the Naga) without smashing down the ring finger button Logitech has on the G600. Without freakishly long thumbs you will have trouble getting leverage on the middle-row side buttons. The concept is good, but in practice this button is just in the way and would take quite a bit of muscle memory retraining to adjust to if you are coming from a "standard" mouse top setup.
- The "G16" through "G20" keys on the Logitech are pretty awkward as well, whereas the Naga doesn't use tilted keys and makes sliding down that far much easier. However, on both mice the final bottom-right key is a bit weird to hit, but honestly who needs that 20th button? I'd say it takes a couple days of gaming on it to have it down pat, but the Logitech ring finger "G-Shift" setup might take much longer to get used to. The "G-Shift" feature on the Logitech is pretty cool in theory, but assuming you'd assign the Function keys to it, what games even use the F keys anymore (except to auto-save maybe). Hardcore desktop users might find use in the three extra buttons Logitech has over the 17-button Naga, but for any kind of gaming I just can't see the use.
- As far as installation and setup, both are simple, but the Naga Synapse software is very intuitive and doesn't overwhelm with useless options like the endless color and speed options in the Logitech software. That said, some basic LED color options on the Naga would be nice, because the standard neon green doesn't really go with the blue LEDs most desktops and monitors use now. Not a big deal really.
- Both mice have braided cables which are nice, but Logitech gets the edge here with a pre-installed velcro fastener to shore up extra cord. It's a minor convenience though it would have been nice on the Naga.
- The Naga has a toggle switch on the bottom to change from num row keys to the num pad keys, which is very easy to do and pretty clever. The Logitech requires always-on software to change the setting for this, and only after you redefine all the keys you want in the profile. It's all standard and built-in on the Naga.
Anyway these are some of the major reasons to go with the Naga over the G600. Being completely honest, the Naga is the better choice, but I can't totally discount the G600 for people with long thumbs who like to palm grip the mouse.
18 out of 21 found this review helpful.
Tis about time
Posted by: leftfeettimes2 from: AZ on
A user freindly, multi game memmory, mouse with more buttons than you can count. The 12 thumb buttons are angled just enough that you know where your thumb is at all times. 20 buttons total to preprogram for each of your favorite games. 20 sound like to many, you can program the ones you want and turn the others off to keep from doing yourself mischief.
13 out of 16 found this review helpful.
Almost no complaints
Posted by: ZiggyT from: DFW on
You want more buttons for better MMO control, then this is one of a tiny number of mice that fit the bill. Why is this one the best? Two reasons:
1. Thumb button contours and "home-key" ridges. Like the F and J keys on your keyboard this mouse has two ridges on the middle-most buttons. They're then grouped and curved to form two tactilely identifiable banks of buttons. Then end result is that you never need look or feel-around to find the right button.
2. Logitech gaming software is surprisingly easy to use, yet thorough enough to actually make no compromises when customizing your buttons
The ONLY drawback as far as I'm concerned is that the G-shift button causes just enough latency to negate the benefit of having all your gaming actions bound. But the solution is simple. Just rebound this button to a modifier key such as shift or control, and bob's your uncle!
Pretty much any gripe I have is with default settings, and I've been able to change every setting I've disliked to arrive at the best conceivable MMO mouse.
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Great for Excel Productivity
Posted by: ChrisCantrell from: on
This mouse is awesome at Excel. Check out www.excelmouse.com to see how this mouse can best be used.
The mouse is often used for gaming but is wickedly good at Excel.
You can use the myWorkbook (part of excel) to create background macros which can be bound to mouse buttons.
Also, just assigning common keys to buttons saves SO much time. For example, having the enter key bound to the click down of the scroll wheel lets me speed through menu options because my finger is always on the enter key.
If you want to see how I set up mine, check out the website.
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Fuzzy from: on
I bought this for gaming. Didn't like pressing the 1,2,3 and so on while in game. My other friends suggested this mouse. My first worry was that I would not be able to use this mouse with my Mac, but had no issues. Software downloaded and was really easy to install. Has a "gaming" mode you can turn on so the mouse knows when its in game. The cord is wrapped in cloth and doesn't tangle.
I am a girl with average hands and have no issues with hitting the side buttons. Good feel and fits my hand. The ones on the bottom are a little hard to hit, and I don't use a few of them that are hard to reach. I had to adjust what skills used what button depending on how easy it was to hit buttons.
The two buttons on the top will turn off and on the number buttons on the side.
I CAN NOT game now without my mouse! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! Makes gaming SO easy. This mouse would make any gamer HAPPY!!!
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Great Concept... Poor design
Posted by: Frag from: Richmond, VA on
had the Razer Naga Elite MMO mouse and the right mouse button stopped working. Tried this because 1) Logitech has a good rep, 2) it's similar in design to the Naga, and 3) the price was great (~$20 cheaper than the Naga).
First problem is, it's HUGE--the G-shift key on the right side, sticks out--made it a bit uncomfortable to use after a longer period. Also, more importantly, if you aren't careful, you can actually click the G-Shift key by mistake--this changes the mode you're in--which messes up the keys/keybinds you are currently using. You have to go in to the other two profiles and disable or change the keybind to that button.
Second, the G10 key, on the side, stopped working after about 4 days.
Came to find out, after searching online forums, etc., that both of the first two problems above are quite common, especially the keys stopping working. This is a known problem, which Logitech is supposedly aware of, but has yet to fix.
What's good about it, however, was the customization of the mouse--you had several different combinations of keybinds. Maybe too many, but that will depend on your needs. As stated above, the price is great. But not for the headache with the G10 (and other keys, according to the forums/reports) not working.
I would not recommend this to anyone, at least until they 1) get the keys to work and 2) alter the design slightly--putting the G-shift key on the side of the mouse, like the G keys on the other side, would be a better option--you're MUCH less likely to accidentally click them since you won't be resting your hand on the key itself.
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Better Then Razer Naga's
Posted by: Santaro from: Staten Island NY on
First let me start by saying I originally purchased this mouse to replace my old Naga (blue) after the left click stop working. I starting playing some of my MMO's and was on the fence on keeping it so I returned it.
Picked up the Wireless Naga figuring that be close to the old one but , after a few hrs I notice consistent mouse pointer jump and really had no need for the wireless so I returned that one too.
Then I picked up the Naga 2014 figured the new design be great. At first it felt great but notice I kept pressing the wrong keys on the side even when not fully engaged in a battle. This is because the buttons are to close and the contour shape did nothing to make the buttons stand out . So i returned it.
Finally, Went back and picked up the G600 again. Yes, it takes a bit of getting used to but, overall its a better mouse design and the software is 100x better then Razer. Is it the best mouse I ever used ? No , but overall if you are big MMO player this really is the mouse to get.
6 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Fantastic mouse for the hardcore gamer.
Posted by: SkinlessGamer from: Louisville, KY on
I'd been using a wireless Razer Naga for the past few years, but had always left it wired because it was continuously losing connection for me. As an MMO player and raider, this was never good with a dozen other people relying on me for heals.
So, off I went to find a wired replacement, and I'd heard good things about the G600 from Logitech. It met every expectation! Easy set up, recognized immediately by my computer. Even better, the side buttons worked beautiful on my Playstation 4 when playing FFXIV, allowing me to switch between PC and console play in a snap.
Can't recommend this enough.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Why no Mac support?
Posted by: DPCPhoto from: St Paul, MN on
The mouse's specs (8200DPI) won me over.
As did the ergonomics. It's shaped differently to their old G9, but it doesn't take too long to get used to, and it has a silky smooth feel to it, which is easy on the palm.
And, unlike what's shown on the box, the buttons will glow a full palette - not just red, green, and blue. :)=5
If anything, there is no ability to control DPI on the mouse (unlike the G9).
But there is a downside: A long-time user of Logitech mice, and Macs, I've noted a discontinuity in how Logitech supports Macs. Some mice (e.g. their Revolution MX) are supported. Their gaming G9 and G600 have no support. At least in OS X.
I did read that using Windows to configure the mouse and buttons is possible, with settings carried over to the Mac. So there are workarounds, but it can be inconvenient for those who don't have Windows PCs.
By default, the "G" keys (9-20) on the side act as a numeric keypad in OSX. If you're using this on a MacBook, that saves you the expense of another numeric keypad device, even if the layout is a little weird.
With luck, Logitech will more completely include Macs in the future. My G10 keyboard is supported, and it's great to have that support! Especially given the historical quality of Logitech's devices.
Definitely recommended, though if you use Macs be aware of these nitpicks, including lack of pre-set DPI options on the mouse when compared to its predecessors. It's not enough to knock off major points, but driver support would have been sweet. It'd be worse if the mouse didn't run under OS X at all.
7 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Great gaming mouse
Posted by: armyguy8382 from: on
Very comfortably for my larger hands. It has a 12 key pad right where your thumbs rest that you can program for different games. Very precise tracking that is also adjustable. There is very few things you can't adjust on this mouse.