Logitech rebranded their G-series gaming peripherals a few months ago, and having already reviewed the G700s, we take a look at the other end of the scale with the G100s (an update of the G100). To many gamers this mouse won’t really be considered as an out-and-out gaming mouse, but it does have more to offer than your standard desktop mouse.
Based on looks alone, the G100s isn’t much to look at. Interestingly, though, and often overlooked, the mouse’s ergonomic design has an ambidextrous shape (symmetrical as well). Although this may appeal to the greater population, it does compromise the overall gaming experience for extended sessions, with a design that’s more generic.
The G100s has four buttons: left click, right click, scroll-wheel (with middle click), and DPI adjustment button behind the wheel. Unlike many other gaming mouses, there aren’t any thumb (or pinky) buttons. The G100s makes up for its lack of features by keeping the design simple, and extremely lightweight.
The DPI choice of the G100s ranges from 250-2500 DPI, with default increments of 250 1000 1750 2500 by default. If you’re looking for further customisation of the increments, you will then be required to install the Logitech G-series software. While the DPI may be variable across a wide range, the response rate is lacking somewhat at 500ms, compared to the standard for gaming mouses around 1000ms. Although this may seem a significant difference, it will probably be sufficient to get the job done.
Another notable aspect of the G100s is the non-braided mouse. For a desktop mouse this would not be of much concern, its flexibility and durability over time may need some reconsideration. The G100s includes a Delta Zero sensor that is LED-illuminated, optimised for high accuracy and control, which provides a better gaming experience than the average mouse.
An interesting fact about the original Logitech G100 is that it wasn’t easily available outside the Asian market. Moreover, the mouse achieved widespread use in South Korea, especially amongst StarCraft players. The main reasons for its success was due to range of DPI and low cost, a great combination for casual gamers. If, however, you’re more than just a casual gamer, the G100s lacks substantial features to be of much interest, with more than plenty available on the G700s.