Logitech G604 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Review
The regular design of the G604 hasn’t changed much since the G602. This is still an ergonomic right-hand mouse, with a prominent thumb rest and six small thumb buttons. And now, you get a black chassis with a textured back for your palm and thumb. There are two buttons on the left click adjust point-per-inch (DPI) sensitivity up and down, & the scroll wheel sounds in three directions. Also, there are two buttons in the middle to change the tension of the scroll wheel and wireless connectivity.
Otherwise, the mouse is still very comfy to hold and maybe a little friendlier to gripping players than to their peers. The thumb button is also much better than before. It comes with bumps that are easier to click than a small prism. Distinguishing buttons, it is easy enough, which is suitable for players during a demanding rotation of skills.
One significant difference between the G602 and G604 is that the latter can be connected via USB and Bluetooth dongles. What’s cool: You can switch between the two with one push button. This means you can pair the G604 to your gaming rig via USB, then instantly switch to a Bluetooth for a laptop or mobile device.
My only complaint about the G Hub is that it’s a bit agile about the profile of automatic switching. I programmed a very complicated set of button commands for MMO Final Fantasy XIV. Only to find myself clicking angrily with no effect when an imperial battalion persecuted me. The G Hub software refuses to automatically switch from my desktop profile when I launch the game. And it will automatically return to desktop settings even when I manually select the FFXIV profile. There are several ways to fix it (using five onboard mouse profiles is one potential solution), but it’s a costly lesson.
The G604 plays well across the board. Strangely, the six little thumb buttons annoyed me, although I hope I find it difficult to distinguish from one another. I tested the device with Overwatch, GreedFall, and Final Fantasy XIV, paying particular attention to the last title because this requires the most extra buttons.
In FFXIV, I play as a Gladiator, meaning that I use a variety of skills built with each other for extra damage and protection. Mapping them all to the thumb button means I can pay more attention to what’s happening on the screen without moving my hands up. And down the keyboard, trying to find the best time to use my skills. With six thumb buttons, all of which feel different enough to be placed without looking. I can use my six most common skills whenever I want. And leaving my left hand free to be used for more situational techniques, such as stuns and interruptions.
The mouse also works fine for other skills. In the Age of Mythology, a real-time strategy game, it’s easy enough to assign standard buildings. And control groups to the thumb button when you can do the same with customized skills in Overwatch & GreedFall. The consequence is that you don’t need all the extra buttons for most genres. (If you want a slimmer Logitech wireless mouse, there’s always the G703.)
Gaming mice have been around since 2014, and so has the G600 line. The G604 is an attractive midpoint between the sleek design and the number of buttons. It’s a bit expensive (the G602 was $ 80 when it debuted, and now you can get it quite cheaply). And using a disposable battery doesn’t feel right for what is called a premium mouse. But the G604 is determined to give players MMO tools that will not disappoint them and provide the full premise.
As far as MMO mice are, I still prefer the Razer Naga Trinity ($ 100), which offers swappable side panels and RGB lighting. However, that model connected by cable, so you have to decide how much wireless connectivity is valuable to you. If it’s worth $ 100, then G604 is a strong bet.
- Software profiles don’t always work properly
- No rechargeable battery
- Lots of thumb buttons
- Comfortable design
- Wireless USB and Bluetooth connectivity
- Long battery life
Conclusion >Pick up the Logitech G604 if you want a wireless MMO mouse and have $100 to spend. You can get cheaper models if you don’t need a ton of thumb buttons, though.
Logitech G604 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Specification
- USB data format: 16 bits/axis
- LIGHTSPEED Wireless report rate: 1000 Hz (1ms)
- Bluetooth® report rate: 88-133 Hz (7.5-11.25 ms)
- Microprocessor: 32-bit ARM
- PTFE Feet: 250-km range3Tested on Logitech G240 Gaming Mouse Pad
- Battery Life
- LIGHTSPEED mode: up to 240 hours (non-stop gaming)
- Bluetooth® mode: up to 5.5 months (standard usage)
- Other Features
- Dual mode hyper-fast scroll wheel
- Onboard memory
- Mechanical Button Tensioning System
- LIGHTSPEED mode: USB port and Windows® 7 or later, macOS® 10.12 or later, Chrome OS™, or Android™ 3.2 or later
- Bluetooth® mode: Bluetooth®-enabled device with Windows® 8 or later, macOS® 10.12 or later, Chrome OS™, or Android™ 5.0 or later
- Internet access for Logitech G HUB software download5Advanced features require Logitech G HUB, available for download at logitechG.com/downloads
|Mouse||130 mm (5.12 in)||80 mm (3.15 in)||45 mm (1.77 in)||135 g (4.76 oz), with AA battery|
Logitech G604 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Software & Drivers
Logitech G HUB
Logitech Gaming Software
Logitech G HUB