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Logitech has unveiled the G CLOUD Gaming Handheld, a purpose-built gaming device for cloud gaming. Featuring precision gaming controls, a large HD screen, and what the company has described as amazing battery life, the sleek device places massive cloud game libraries into players’ hands and will be available on LogitechG.com and at Amazon and Best Buy in North America in October 2022 for a suggested retail price of $349.99. Those who pre-order today can get it for $299.99.

Logitech G CLOUD Gaming Handheld key features include:

  • Comfortable Play All Day – With a 12+ hour battery life and weight of only 463g, players can enjoy extended gaming sessions.
  • Full HD – The large 7-inch full 1080p HD touchscreen touts a 60Hz refresh rate and a full-screen 16:9 gaming experience that is unique to handhelds.
  • Precision Gaming Controls – Performance and feedback rival the best controllers with haptics, gyroscope, and remappable controls.
  • Sustainability – All Logitech G products are certified carbon neutral, meaning that the carbon impact of the product has been reduced to zero due to Logitech’s investment in carbon offsetting and removal projects. The packaging of this product is also made from paper sourced from FSC-certified forests and other controlled sources.

“Cloud gaming is a super-exciting new way to play games,” said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of Logitech Gaming. “I love that you can access game libraries from anywhere. What we wanted to do was challenge ourselves to build a device that was perfectly optimized for cloud gaming. This meant precision controls – similar to a high-end Xbox controller – a large HD screen, amazing battery life and lightweight design so players can enjoy long gaming sessions, without any compromises.”

“Xbox Cloud Gaming was built to enable players around the world to access Xbox games whenever they want, on the device of their choosing,” said Catherine Gluckstein, vice president Xbox Cloud Gaming at Microsoft. “At Xbox we’ve been on this journey to bring the joy and community of gaming to more people, and we’re excited to see Logitech G launch a cloud-gaming device that will delight players with Xbox games in more places.”

“NVIDIA GeForce NOW is an open cloud gaming service that streams over 1,400 PC games, including over 100 that are free-to-play,” said Phil Eisler, vice president and general manager of GeForce NOW cloud gaming at NVIDIA. “It’s great to see Logitech G optimize the experience so gamers can enjoy their favorite PC games in an incredible new way.”

From a Logitech press release:

Logitech G, a brand of Logitech and leading innovator of gaming technologies and gear, today announced the launch of the much-anticipated Logitech G CLOUD Gaming Handheld, a purpose-built gaming device for cloud gaming. The new device includes precision gaming controls, a full 1080p HD screen, amazing battery life, and a lightweight, sleek form factor that enables players to enjoy libraries of PC and console games from the cloud in a fun, new way.

The Logitech G CLOUD Gaming Handheld was developed in partnership with Tencent Games and supports cloud streaming from Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and NVIDIA GeForce NOW. Players can also stream local games from an Xbox console with the Xbox app, their Steam games via SteamLink or download remote play apps, video streaming, and more via the Google Play Store.

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7 comments

  1. Yep, this is what I was alluding to the other day. Now that others have seen the success of the Steam Deck everyone and their dog is trying to cash in with it. At least it can use GeForce Now but that also means you have another digital mouth feed if you want to keep using it. Basically paying $300 to get trapped into a subscription plan.
  2. Now that others have seen the success of the Steam Deck everyone and their dog is trying to cash in with it.
    I would be more ok with it if it were like a Steam Deck. This just plays Streaming Services -- so it's just a stripped down tablet with a built-in controller.

    A Steam Deck is miniature x86 computer that has a built-in game pad. You can plug in a KBM and external monitor and use it for anything you wanted to, if you wanted to.

    Looked it up -- "Snapdragon 720G SoC with an 8-core CPU" -- now, Arm can do some stuff, but I doubt this particular one does.
  3. Yep, this is what I was alluding to the other day. Now that others have seen the success of the Steam Deck everyone and their dog is trying to cash in with it. At least it can use GeForce Now but that also means you have another digital mouth feed if you want to keep using it. Basically paying $300 to get trapped into a subscription plan.
    To be fair, there's a free tier.
  4. I would be more ok with it if it were like a Steam Deck. This just plays Streaming Services -- so it's just a stripped down tablet with a built-in controller.

    A Steam Deck is miniature x86 computer that has a built-in game pad. You can plug in a KBM and external monitor and use it for anything you wanted to, if you wanted to.

    Looked it up -- "Snapdragon 720G SoC with an 8-core CPU" -- now, Arm can do some stuff, but I doubt this particular one does.
    It might do pretty well as an emulation console, probably could do up to PS2.
  5. It might do pretty well as an emulation console, probably could do up to PS2.
    Could - depends on what OS/software they run on it, or if it can be jailbroken.

    I'm assuming it'll be Android based.

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