Logitech's line of mice is already one of our favorite peripherals for gaming, general office productivity tasks, and creative applications. Now there are 25,600 more reasons to get excited about the company's humble mouse.
Thanks to a software update for the custom Hero sensor, the Logitech G903 Hero, G502 Lightspeed, Pro Wireless, G703 Hero, G604, G502 Hero, G403 Hero and Pro mice can improve tracking from 16,000 DPI to a whopping 25,600 DPI.
Now known as the Hero 25K sensor, Logitech is proud to announce that these mice now feature the world's first submicron mouse sensor.
"Hero 25K is the first sensor that can accurately track movements in the sub-micron range – 1 micron = 1 millionth of a meter or 0.000001 m," the company said in a prepared statement. "Without compromising on accuracy, this new sensor does so without the use of smoothing and without the annoying movements, parasitic counts, making it one of the most accurate sensors on the market."
For comparison, some of the best gaming mice on the market track at just 20,000 DPI, including the Razer Basilisk Ultimate, which is still not accurate enough like the Hero 25K sensor.
Although tracking has been improved by 60%, Logitech claimed that the implementation of intelligent power management algorithms that continuously adjust frame rates based on mouse movement to minimize power consumption will not affect battery life.
This translates into ten times more energy efficiency, according to Logitech, even when the mouse is used with high DPIs thanks to integration with a microcontroller or MCU. Unlike other sensors, the Hero sensor uses a stepless frame rate to get the best performance regardless of mouse speed or acceleration.
In addition to providing faster and more accurate tracking, the company stated that Hero’s underlying architecture helps it better handle different surfaces. For business travelers or laptop gamers who don't want to take a mouse pad everywhere with them, improved surface tracking could make Logitech mice more user-friendly and engaging.
In a published whitepaper, Logitech stated that its custom Hero sensor has an accuracy of 98%.
"Hero can enhance the experience of any type of mouse or use because it can adapt and always provide the most appropriate settings," the company said.
The software is now available from Logitech's G HUB.