Logitech Launches Steam Deck Cloud Competitor

The success of Valve’s Steam Deck prompted other companies to look for similar formulas. And the last one to try their luck with gaming handhelds is Logitech – except it might not be the Steam Deck killer you’ve been waiting for.

Logitech G today announced several products including the Logitech G CLOUD gaming laptop . The name of the device itself should tell you what it is aimed at. The device itself features a 7-inch 1080p 16:9 display with a 60Hz aspect ratio, as well as analog sticks, a D-pad, four action buttons, and triggers. However, as far as the actual internal specifications are concerned, this device does not carry anything particularly interesting.

Portable device Logitech G CLOUD on a white background.
Logitech

Instead of carrying internal components that can actually run PC games like Steam Deck, the Logitech G CLOUD uses the Snapdragon 720G processor often found in mid-range and entry-level Android smartphones. Even less impressive are 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM or 64GB of onboard storage. You can play some Android games here, and you have the Google Play Store for that, but in many of these games, it won’t be much fun. And frankly, Logitech wants you to buy it for a different purpose: cloud gaming.

Logitech has partnered with NVIDIA and Microsoft to add access to GeForce Now and Xbox Cloud Gaming to this device, so if you use either of these two cloud gaming services, you’ll be able to play your favorite games on your new Logitech G CLOUD. The “cloud first” offering makes it hard to sell considering it costs $350, while the Steam Deck, being much more feature-packed, costs $400. Logitech lets you pre-order it for a limited time for $300, but even then it costs the same as a Nintendo Switch.

Logitech also made other announcements today. The PRO racing wheel and racing pedals are designed to get the most out of racing games with a direct drive motor with up to 11 Nm of torque. The Astro A30 headphones have 40mm drivers and over 27 hours of battery life making them one of the best gaming headphones you can get. And if you prefer not to wear headphones, Logitech also has G FITS true wireless headphones that offer 7 hours of battery life with a LIGHTSPEED connection and 10 hours with a regular Bluetooth connection.

Logitech G PRO racing wheel and pedals, Logitech G Astro A30 headphones and Logitech G FITS in-ear headphones on a white background.
Logitech

The steering wheel and pedals will cost $1,000 and $350, respectively, or $1,350 for the complete set. Meanwhile, both the G FITS earbuds and the Astro A30 earbuds will cost $230. The steering wheel and pedals will be available this month, while the G CLOUD headphones, earbuds and handheld console will be available in October.

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