Logitech Is Dipping Its Toes Into The Portable Gaming Device Market With The G Cloud Gaming Handheld

The Logitech G Cloud Gaming Handheld will only be available in the US and Canada for now.
(credit: Logitech G)

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There are so many portable gaming devices on the market nowadays. The most popular ones would be the Nintendo Switch and Steam Deck. These two are the kings of portable gaming devices right now. But more PC-based gaming devices are coming out as well, not to mention plenty of Android gaming phones like the recently announced ASUS ROG Phone 6D. And now even Logitech wants to join the game.

The Logitech G Cloud Gaming Handheld (that’s a mouthful) is basically an Android tablet, sitting inside a fancy controller unit and a custom skin. Under the hood, the device is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G. This is a rather weak chip for a gaming device. But Logitech intended this device to be a cloud gaming device, so that is understandable.

It has It includes a 64GB storage capacity that can be expanded with a microSD card, along with 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM. The battery, according to Logitech, may last up to 12 hours between charges. If the power is dead, it should fully recharge via USB-C in around 2.5 hours.

(credit: Logitech G)

The display is a 7-inch, IPS LCD, 16:9 Full HD running at a 60Hz refresh rate that can go up to 450-nits of brightness. The device offers haptic feedback, gyroscope controls and a standard layout of buttons that can be remapped.

The stereo microphone has echo cancellation and noise reduction, and there are stereo speakers as well. The device also offers a 3.5mm headphone jack, USB-C headphone compatibility, and Bluetooth 5.1 with Qualcomm aptX Adaptive support.

This device supports GeForce Now and Xbox Cloud Gaming natively. You can also use the Xbox app to remote play from the consoles and the Steam Link software allows you to play games from your PC remotely. Logitech said you can also download apps from Google Play Store.

The Logitech G Cloud Gaming Handheld will only be available starting next month in Canada for CAD400 (RM1,352) and in the US for USD350 (RM1,599).The company is planning to release this in more markets where users have access to cloud gaming services.  

This is a rather expensive device, even more so than the Nintendo Switch but slightly cheaper than the Steam Deck. But both of these devices allow you to play games offline. You can also just get a controller and use your phone for cloud gaming. This Logitech gaming device is not that enticing in the current market in our opinion.

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