The success of Valve’s Steam Deck has led different firms to chase comparable formulation. And the most recent one to attempt its luck with gaming handhelds is Logitech — besides this one may not be the Steam Deck killer you’ve been awaiting.
Logitech’s G division introduced a handful of gadgets as we speak, together with the Logitech G CLOUD gaming handheld. The identify of the system itself ought to allow you to in on what’s its major focus. The system itself incorporates a 7-inch 1080p 16:9 show with a 60Hz facet ratio, in addition to analog thumbsticks, a D-pad, 4 motion buttons, in addition to triggers. So far as precise inside specs go, although, this system isn’t carrying something that’s significantly thrilling.
Quite than carrying internals that may really run PC video games, just like the Steam Deck, the Logitech G CLOUD goes by with a Snapdragon 720G, a processor that’s usually used on mid-range to entry-level Android smartphones. Even much less thrilling are the 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM or the 64GB of inside storage. You’ll be able to play some Android video games right here, and you’ve got the Google Play Retailer to take action, nevertheless it received’t be a fantastic expertise in quite a lot of these video games. And albeit, Logitech needs you to purchase this for a unique function: cloud gaming.
Logitech partnered with NVIDIA and Microsoft so as to add GeForce Now and Xbox Cloud Gaming entry to this system, so when you use any of these two cloud gaming companies, you’ll be capable to play your favourite video games in your new Logitech G CLOUD. The cloud-first proposition makes it a little bit of a troublesome promote, on condition that it prices $350, whereas the Steam Deck, being rather more succesful, prices $400. Logitech allows you to pre-order it for a restricted time for $300, however even then, it’s costing the identical because the Nintendo Swap.
Logitech additionally made different bulletins as we speak. The PRO Racing Wheel and Racing Pedals are designed for getting essentially the most juice out of racing video games, with a direct drive motor with as much as 11 Nm of torque. The Astro A30 headphones have 40mm drivers and over 27 hours of battery life, making them among the finest gaming headphones you will get. And when you’d slightly not go over-ear, Logitech additionally has the G FITS true wi-fi earbuds, carrying 7 hours of battery life with LIGHTSPEED connectivity and 10 hours on an everyday Bluetooth connection.
The wheel and pedals will price $1,000 and $350 respectively, or $1,350 for the total package. In the meantime, each the G FITS earbuds and the Astro A30 headphones will price $230. The wheel and pedals will turn into out there this month, whereas the headphones, earbuds, and the G CLOUD handheld console will launch in October.