Logitech G604 – one mouse to rule them all

Gaming mice come in all shapes and sizes, and while we have tried a fair few, Logitech has always highlighted itself as a bar everyone else aspires to be. The Logitech G604 is their latest offering in wireless gaming mice, which packs in great connectivity, a comfortable feel and a bunch of customisable buttons to meet your gaming and working needs.

Logitech G604 – Features

  • 15 programmable controls – Master your arsenal in tactical game genres like battle Royale, MMO and MOBA with 15 tactically positioned controls, including six thumb buttons
  • Dual connectivity with LIGHTSPEED – toggle between convenient Bluetooth and ultra-fast 1 ms LIGHTSPEED advanced wireless technology
  • Hero 16K sensor – featuring our most advanced gaming sensor with precise 1: 1 tracking and Class-leading power efficiency, HERO 16K achieves 16, 000 Max DPI, Plus Zero smoothing, filtering or acceleration
  • Dual-mode hyper-fast scroll wheel – switch scrolling modes at will to fly through menus, ratchet through weapon or spell selections, and apply key binds to scroll-up and scroll-down inputs
  • 240 hours with one AA battery – game for up to 240 hours in LIGHTSPEED mode or up to 5.5 months In Bluetooth mode on one AA battery thanks to Game-Changing power efficiency

In the box

  • G604 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse
  • LIGHTSPEED wireless receiver
  • USB receiver extender cable
  • AA battery
  • User documentation

Specifications

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Height: 130 mm
  • Width: 80 mm
  • Depth: 45 mm
  • Weight: 135 g, with AA battery

TRACKING

RESPONSIVENESS

  • 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

DURABILITY

BATTERY LIFE

(BATTERY LIFE MAY VARY BASED ON USER AND COMPUTING CONDITIONS)

  • 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

REQUIREMENTS

PART NUMBER

  • 910-005650

WARRANTY INFORMATION

  • 2 – Year Warranty

Setup

Like most mice these days, you pretty much pop in the USB dongle and off you go with your mouse. However, the Logitech G604 also offers a Bluetooth connection, and you can switch between a ‘USB’ (or more like, Lightspeed) connection and a Bluetooth connection by long pressing (around a second does) the connectivity button. When in Bluetooth mode, the LED below the button shines a dark blue, the kind of colour we associate with the Bluetooth logo. When in USB/Lightspeed mode, it is more of a lighter blue.

In Bluetooth mode, go to the settings of your device, and simply pair. It can only remember one Bluetooth device at a time, and the pairing can be forgotten if needed via the G Hub software.

If you do want to use this device for gaming or more intensive work (like my use of CAD), it is highly recommended to install the Logitech G-Hub software. It works on both Windows and Mac, and allows you to configure the settings as well as the extra buttons on the mouse.

Appearance

Logitech G604 Gaming Mouse

While it looks the part, it is actually quite light at 146g. It has a nice comfortable feel in your right hand, with a rest for your thumb.

The top has the scroll wheel which can be changed to go from ‘clunky’ scroll (i.e. move in clunks rather smoothly) to smooth scroll with the button just below. It also allows sideway scroll.

The button below that adjusts your connectivity between Bluetooth and Lightspeed, as mentioned in the section above.

The left and right click buttons sit either side.

On the top left are buttons showing + and – symbols, which allow you to adjust the DPI.

On the side, left side, are 6 customisable buttons. They work reasonably well and sit perfectly for your thumb to press during intensive game play.

At the lower end of the top side is the magnetic cover that hides the battery compartment as well as the USB dongle.

Underneath you will the HERO sensor as well as the On/Off switch.

Usage

The actual usage of the mouse is pretty smooth. Once configured, the profiles work really well. The G-Hub software allows you to assign keys, applications and even Macros to the buttons, meaning you can pretty much do what you like with it. I have to say though, that it took me ages to find ‘asterisk (i.e. *)’ because it was labelled NUMSTAR (i.e. the star in the NumPad) in the G-Hub software. While it makes sense to me now, it did make it a wee bit difficult to find.

As far as speed goes, I found absolutely no reason to complain or even notice that speed could be an issue. The ‘wireless-ness’ is truly here thanks to the Lightning Speed.

Since I work as an Electronics Engineer, I found this mouse very good to help me work through various productivity shortcuts I need to apply at work doing Electronics CAD.

The best feature for me is the connectivity button. Pressing that means I can easily go from a device I have it configured with as Bluetooth (i.e. my MacBook Pro) and my work rig (i.e. the machine I do my Electronics CAD) on.

All in all, this is the best mouse I have used for productivity.

Logitech G604 – More information

More information on the Logitech G604 can be found on the Logitech website.

While it originally retailed around £84.99, you can find it cheaper after a little bit of research. On Amazon you can find it around £55.

Sami Mughalhttps://www.oxgadgets.com
Can be found somewhere between designing new tech as an electronics engineer or testing new tech as a technology enthusiast. Lives mostly on Twitter, and would love to have a word with you there as @smacula.

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