To Rebrand for the Future, Logi Drops the Tech

Discussion in 'hardware' started by ronjor, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. ronjor

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  2. Rasheed187

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    I've always liked their mouses. I was not impressed with their PC speakers, so I chose one from Sony.
     
  3. subhrobhandari

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    Same here, I have been using their mouses for a very long time.
     
  4. SweX

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    Me too, sadly today my MX518 started getting some issues with the scroll wheel, I love this mice, and I want a similar one in design and location of the buttons, and also same amount of buttons. That Logitech stopped making the MX518 was a big mistake, I would gladly buy a new one if they still were around. I might consider buying a Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 3.0.....we'll see.

    At the moment the scroll wheel is normal again, I don't want it to die. :(
    But then I have had this mice for 6-7 years so it has served me well...:thumb:
     
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    Also like their mice. Have a Logitech mini-soundbar which is great for laptops with weak speakers. So changing their name to Logi.

    Maybe Microsoft should change their name. To Micro reflecting market share slow slide. Or MicroSlide or MicroSlowSlide nah too long.
     
  6. Noob

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    Their hardware is usually pretty durable compared to other brands, they can really take some abuse. (Although they are a bit more expensive than those im comparing it to)
     
  7. hawki

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    Yeah, Logitech's been my first choice for a decade. Currently using Orion Spark Mechanical Keyboard. It's amazing how fast it is compared to other mechanicals. Expensive, so I hope it's durable. Just went through two G710+ Logitech mechanicals cause the attachment mechanism for the keys was very bad and the keys kept coming off-sometimes the attachment point would brake. The second g710 was useful for spare keys that I would Superglue to the attachment point.

    Here's Maximum Pc's explanation for the change:

    http://www.maximumpc.com/logitech-looks-to-rebrand-itself-unveils-a-new-logo/

    It includes a Logi/Logitech video that is supposed to explain the change - I don't get it :)

    https://r3---sn-p5qlsne7.googlevide...nh,pl,ratebypass,requiressl,source,upn,expire

    Logi reminds me of Lego - maybe that's the point. But who I am to question millions of dollars of market rersearch :)
     
  8. hawki

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    Not so sure about that. My all-time favorite gaming mouse was the Logitech G9 (top of the line at the time-later updated to a faster dpi G9x). While I did a lot of gaming with it, I would go through 3 G9s/year. [Due to an unwinnable case of medical malpractice involving treatment of a major foot sprain 3 years ago at a local emergency room --"he said-she said", I am permanently handicapped and a shut-in so I do A LOT of gaming]

    Still, for the most part I have always used various Logitech gaming mice and keyboards-most of the mice were a LOT more durable than the G9. The keyboards not so durable. For example lettering on the keys comes off fairly quickly. Currently using a new model Logitech G502 mouse(wired-I prefer wired over wireless) that is pretty good. My minimum requirements for a gaming mouse are slick feet and changeable weights. A dpi shift key is also nice, but otherwise I don't care how many buttons it has.

    I have also recently tried a Roccat Kone XTD http://www.roccat.org/us-en/Products/Gaming-Mice/Kone-XTD-Series/Kone-XTD/ that was very good. Have both connected at the moment. The rainbow moving/changing color display on the Kone goes very niceley with one of the color changing displays of the Orion :), but overall I think the Logitech is better-gets better "traction" on upward movements. I find switching mice for a period of time every day reduces some hand pain I get when I use a single mouse. They each place my hand in very different positions.
     
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  9. Rasheed187

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    No they are not, it will only be one of their brands.
     
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