Logitech’s new MMO mouse has weird buttons on the side

Look at the side of this thing. It’s…weird looking. The newly announced Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse has 20 programmable buttons for you MMO players out there. That cluster of weirdness you see on the left side of the mouse is made up of 12 thumb buttons that you can freely assign to any command desired. I’d assign the ‘G20’ button to order pizza. 

There’s three default profiles for the mouse — two for MMOs and one for standard gaming — to have it ready to go, out of the box. No drivers required, says Logitech. Also, colors: the thumb panel’s backlight can be assigned to any of 16 million possible colors. 

I’d love to get my hands (and thumb) on one of these. I wonder how well the buttons are laid out. I feel like I’d just be blindly mashing them at first.

Logitech says that this mouse will hit shelves next month for a suggested MSRP of $79.99. 

Dale North