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Logitech G Cloud Handheld Announced With Xbox Cloud Gaming and Nvidia GeForce Now Support

Logitech G Cloud Handheld Announced With Xbox Cloud Gaming and Nvidia GeForce Now Support - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 21 September 2022 / 2,323 Views

Logitech has announced a cloud gaming handheld called G Cloud. It will launch on October 17 in the US and Canada for $349.99, however, pre-orders are currently discounted to $299.99. It will launch later in other regions.

The Logitech G Cloud comes with support for Xbox Cloud Gaming, Nvidia GeForce Now, and Steam Link. It also has support for Google Play Services, that will also give you access to Google Stadia, Amazon Luna, and more.

The cloud gaming handheld comes with a 7-inch 1080p LCD display that runs at 60 Hz and has touch controls. The layout of the controls on it are in a similar layout to an Xbox controller. 

"Cloud gaming is a super-exciting new way to play games," said the VP and general manager of Logitech Gaming Ujesh Desai. "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.”

VP of Xbox Cloud Gaming Catherine Gluckstein added, "Handhelds are a natural next step in our cloud gaming evolution, and it’s great to see a world-class hardware leader like Logitech optimize Xbox Cloud Gaming for their new device.

"You can jump right in with ease, anywhere you are, and take advantage of the 16:9 full-screen display. With extended battery life, built-in Wi-Fi, and ergonomic controls, the Logitech G CLOUD will allow you to progress through campaigns or get online for a multiplayer session where it’s most convenient to you."

Logitech G Cloud Handheld Announced With Xbox Cloud Gaming and Nvidia GeForce Now Support

Check out the specs and details below:

Dimensions

  • Length: 10.11 in (256.84 mm)
  • Width: 4.61 in (117.21 mm)
  • Height: 1.30 in (32.95 mm)

Compute

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (SD720G)
  • Octa-core CPU up to 2.3GHz
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 FHD (16:9 ratio)

Display

  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 FHD (16:9 ratio)
  • Type: IPS LCD
  • Brightness: 450 nits typical
  • Display Size: 7" diagonal
  • Fresh Rate:60 Hz
  • Touch Enabled: multi-touch

Audio

  • Stereo speaker, driven by high voltage smart amplifier providing clear playback
  • Stereo microphone, featuring echo canceling and noise suppression with high quality codec and DSP
  • 3.5mm stereo headphone/headset jack
  • AUX output support
  • Bluetooth® 5.1, with Qualcomm® aptXTM Adaptive support
  • Digital USB-C headphone support

Control

  • A / B / X / Y buttons
  • D-Pad
  • L & R analog joysticks
  • L & R bumpers
  • L & R analog triggers
  • L & R option buttons
  • G button and Home button

Sense Control and Feedback

  • Linear Haptics
  • 6-axis IMU sensor
  • Ambient light sensor

WiFi

  • Dual-band Wi-Fi radio, 2.4GHz and 5GHz
  • 2 x 2 MIMO
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac

Bluetooth

  • Bluetooth 5.1

Battery

  • Battery Type : Rechargeable Li-Polymer
  • Number of Cells: 2 cells in parallel
  • Battery Weight(g): 90
  • Battery Watt Hours (Wh): 23.1

Expansion

  • TF Card

Operating System

  • Android 11, with Google Mobile Service

In the Box

  • Logitech G CLOUD gaming handheld
  • Power adaptor
  • USB cable (USB-A to USB-C)
  • User documentation

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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29 Comments
2zosteven (on 21 September 2022)

XSWITCH!!! can it work?

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DonFerrari (on 21 September 2022)

I wouldn't pay 300 USD and not be able to play outside of cloud

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Darwinianevolution (on 21 September 2022)

Any cloud-based handheld is destined to fail. If you play outside, your internet will be wonky at best. And at home, you can just play a home console.

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Kakadu18 Darwinianevolution (on 21 September 2022)

You can play this while lying on your bed or anywhere not in front of the TV.

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javi741 Kakadu18 (on 22 September 2022)

Is it really worth spending 300$ though on a handheld only cloud device that you could only play at home though, and for a gaming experience that isn't guaranteed to work.

This being a cloud only handheld defeats the whole purpose of being a handheld since you can't play this really anywhere outside your house with good enough internet connection, this product is complete garbage and has no reason to exist especially at that ridiculous 300$ price point just to play games that you could play on the cloud on any other device. and to play games that aren't even guaranteed to work and that you don't own.

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Kakadu18 javi741 (on 22 September 2022)

Idk, I only very rarely play outside my house. I wouldn't buy this because my internet isn't good enough.

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smroadkill15 Darwinianevolution (on 21 September 2022)

I agree about when at home because I will always choose the native version unless I have zero space on my hard drive or my wife is using the tv so I'll use it then. However, the one other example doesn't hold up. I've used mobile cloud gaming at the airport, someone else home, coffee shops, and other community locations with wifi and most of the time it works well. When I'm on a trip is when I use it the most.

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JackHandy Darwinianevolution (on 21 September 2022)

Maybe you'll be able to tether with your smartphone?

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Leynos JackHandy (on 22 September 2022)

Well that's clunky

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JackHandy zero129 (on 24 September 2022)

For the better controllers? lol. I really don't know guys. Just seeing questions and throwing out answers haha.

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JWeinCom (on 23 September 2022)

I don't really get the point of this. The idea of making it handheld would generally be for portability, but cloud gaming requires at least Wi-fi and more likely a wired connection for most games. The two key features of this thing, hand held and cloud gaming, seem to be at odds with each other.

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SKMBlake (on 22 September 2022)

I wouldn’t call Logitech a « world-class leader in hardware »

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JackHandy (on 21 September 2022)

Everything is starting to look a whole lot like it did during the early-mid 90's. Back then, you had SNES, Turbo Graphx 16, Genesis, Sega CD, Sega 32X, CDi, Jaguar, Virtual Boy, Apple Pippin, Gameboy, Linx, Gamegear... it was utterly ridiculous. Now, we're starting to see the same thing happen again. It'll be interesting to see if most of them implode like the aforementioned consoles, or if the industry is ready to support that many systems.

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Zyphe (on 21 September 2022)

Another one bites the niche devices dust!

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EpicRandy (on 21 September 2022)

I like the esthetic
also 23.1 Wh means a 3.7v battery with 6250mAh, considering the 720G (which is unimpressive but very power efficient and cheap (which make it well suited for cloud gaming device I guess) ) this should have an awesome battery life.

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Pemalite EpicRandy (on 21 September 2022)

That 1080P panel might be hungry with the power draw though... Especially as it's still LCD.

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abdulhade (on 22 September 2022)

What about the weight?

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Pajderman (on 22 September 2022)

Cloud gaming might become standard in the future. It is sort of future proof since the majority of the computing power can be placed somewhere else and be upgraded independent on the gaming device. But so far the tech is not mature enough for me. The potential is there and a dedicated device might drive it forward but since standard console can use the tech as well I think they are the better horse to bet on.

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QUAKECore89 zero129 (on 22 September 2022)

Probably good for the other regions that have problems getting a Steam Deck due to limitation from the Valve's store, i'm being jealous because of this policy and some people asked me like why not go buy one from eBay - ugh, bad idea lol.

I'll just get this Logitech G Cloud for streaming and uploading emulation natively apps to end my horrifying temptation.

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QUAKECore89 zero129 (on 22 September 2022)

I have a smartphone(iPhone 12) to be honest with you, no lying. But things getting annoying like hell. The interruption.... Yes, i'm usually getting interrupted by people like calling and messaging nearly non-stop. Life. :S

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QUAKECore89 zero129 (on 22 September 2022)

Wtf that's bad idea, i would lose my job! XD Anyway, Zero. let's go the PC mega thread. :P

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QUAKECore89 zero129 (on 22 September 2022)

Yikes D:

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