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G19 keyboard  (Source: Logitech)

G35 headset  (Source: Logitech)

G9x gaming mouse  (Source: Logitech)
G35 headset with 7.1 and G9x mouse also at CES

If you are the sort to go to LAN parties, you've probably seen a G11 or G15 (first or second gen) gaming keyboard from Logitech.

Now, a new G19 version is coming that features an adjustable, 320x240 pixel color display, which apparently runs Linux. The keyboard requires an AC power supply as well as a USB 2.0 connection.

In addition to showing a clock, CPU load, and gaming specific data, you can now view video and pictures. It has 12 G-keys, which is halfway between the first and second generation G15, and allows for programming 3 macros per key.

The keys are all backlit, but what is new is that you can now select the color of the keys as well. It also comes with two USB 2.0 ports, especially handy for a mouse or USB headset.

The G19 is supposed to be available in March for $200(MSRP) in both North America and Europe.

Also shown at CES were the G35 7.1 surround sound USB headset and G9x mouse.

The G35 has on-ear audio controls that provide access to volume, microphone mute and surround sound adjustments, as well as voice morphing controls that can be preset through software. It also has three types of swappable headbands based on preference.

The G9x is an update on the G9 gaming laser mouse. The dpi now ranges from 200 to 5000 dpi. More onboard memory allows you to program up to five profiles. The weight-tuning system gives you up to 28 grams of extra weight. Custom-color LEDs also let you match your G9x mouse to your G19 keyboard.

The Logitech G35 is expected to be available in March for $130. The Logitech G9x is expected to be available a month later for $100. 



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If you need external power for your keyboard
By Proteusza on 1/14/2009 7:21:31 AM , Rating: 4
... its time to get out of your mom's basement. No, seriously.




RE: If you need external power for your keyboard
By MrPoletski on 1/15/2009 9:03:15 AM , Rating: 2
one day, somebody will release a mouse with the feature I want on it.

It's not a hard one to impliment either, being as we've been changing sensitivity on the fly for years.

The thumb button on my G5 laser mouse, I want to be able to configure it so whhile *held down* my mouse sensitivity is A and while not *held down* my mouse sensitivity is B.

I don't have the extra milliseconds whilst playing my FPS games to glance at my mouse and knock up or knock down the sensitivity with those dedicated buttons by the mousewheel.

By the time I've turned the sensitivity down to snipe, I'm already dead. Hold to reduce sensitivity works real well for me in counterstrike, because I can write a script to do it. I can't do this in any other game I've played so far though (except others based on the half life source engine like TF2, or quake engine games, which HL is really).


By greenchasch on 1/15/2009 12:28:29 PM , Rating: 2
That's a pretty damn good idea.


By Clauzii on 1/15/2009 1:57:25 PM , Rating: 2
But hopefully at less than $100 the G9x costs ;)


By riku0116 on 1/15/2009 7:23:53 PM , Rating: 2
I think the SteelSeries Ikari series might have something close to what you're looking for. Basically it has one button that toggles between high and low sensitivity, both of which you can customize in 1 dpi increments. I find it to be a very efficient implementation. And the mouse itself has the best ergonomics I have ever found in a gaming mouse.


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