The $350 Logitech G Cloud Gaming Handheld arrives in October

Logitech is hosting an event today, revealing some new products for gamers and streamers. Details on one of those leaked ahead of time when a pre-order page for the Logitech G Cloud Gaming Handheld went live on Amazon Canada a little early. The company has now officially unveiled the device.

According to the list, noted by Lbabinz on Twitter, the Cloud Gaming Handheld will arrive on October 18 and will cost $400 CAD. Logitech’s press material, on the other hand, says the product will ship next month. The system will also be available from Amazon in the US, where it costs $350 USD, or $300 if you pre-order. That’s quite pricey for a dedicated cloud gaming handheld, especially considering that a Nintendo Switch OLED is the same price (and can be jailbroken to run cloud gaming services).

Logitech G Cloud Gaming Handheld


The specs and design match leaked details from late August. You stream games in 1080p at up to 60 frames per second on the 7-inch, 450-nit touchscreen. The handheld, a custom Android tablet housed in a controller unit, offers haptic feedback, gyroscope controls, and reassignable buttons. It has the inputs you’d expect, including a D-pad, face buttons, dual thumbsticks, bumpers and triggers, along with option buttons on either side, a G button and a Home button.

Since you’ll be streaming games for the most part, the Cloud Gaming Handheld doesn’t require a lot of computing power. That’s likely why Logitech has been able to limit the weight to 463g, or just over a pound. In comparison, the Nintendo Switch weighs 0.88 pounds (398 g) with the Joy-Cons attached, and the Steam Deck weighs about 1.5 pounds (669 g).

The device runs on an octo-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G. It has 4 GB LPDDR4x RAM and 64 GB storage, which is expandable via a microSD slot. Logitech claims the battery lasts up to 12 hours on a single charge. When the power is off, it should be fully charged in about 2.5 hours via a USB-C cable.

There are stereo speakers and a stereo microphone, which offers echo cancellation and noise cancellation. In addition, the device has support for Bluetooth 5.1 and USB-C headphones, as well as, thankfully, a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Logitech G Cloud Gaming Handheld


Logitech and Tencent (who built the device together) worked with Microsoft and NVIDIA to ensure native support for Xbox Cloud Gaming and GeForce Now. You can use the Steam Link app to play games remotely from your PC, while the Xbox app supports remote play from consoles. Logitech notes that users can download apps from the Google Play Store. So you should have access to Google Stadia and Amazon Luna, as well as social media apps, Android games and streaming video services like YouTube and Netflix (you can use the device in tablet mode).

“What we wanted to do was challenge ourselves to build a device that is perfectly optimized for cloud gaming,” said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of Logitech Gaming, in a statement. end Xbox controller – a large HD screen, amazing battery life and a lightweight design, so players can enjoy long gaming sessions without compromise.”

Update 12:12 PM ET: Added more details from Logitech.

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