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[–] [email protected] 79 points 3 weeks ago (4 children)

It's probably just a normal button that is hardcoded to run a specific AI software that is installed on your system (as it is indicated by "Launches AI Prompt Builder"). Just a guess. There is no need for a dedicated button, as any extra button could be configured to do the same.

Only people with an artificial brain will fall for this.

[–] [email protected] 46 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago) (3 children)

You can already use with with any Logitech mouse in the Options+ Software.

It is what it says: it builds a prompt for you (with the text you marked) and can submit it to ChatGPT using a WebView. You have to actually login to ChatGPT, so it is no Logitech thing specifically.

[–] [email protected] 19 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

and can submit it to ChatGPT using a WebView

What, they have no API?

[–] [email protected] 18 points 3 weeks ago (2 children)

Its just something to have AI in your product description. Because I guess consumers have decided that you have to have it in there.

[–] [email protected] 24 points 3 weeks ago (2 children)

Uh, no. Consumers don’t care at all. Executives and marketing folks are the ones that have decided that it has to be in there.

[–] [email protected] 7 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

It's inevitable. Your competitors are using ai. You have to implement it to not get behind. No one cares beyond being able to slap a label on the product.

[–] [email protected] 7 points 3 weeks ago

AI+RGB+Gaming+HD+Premium+Pro+X

To get started.

[–] [email protected] 3 points 3 weeks ago

You might like to think that from your point of view, but the executives and marketing folks get that idea from somewhere. And if it would not make additional money it would have been gone again already.

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[–] [email protected] 6 points 3 weeks ago

That looks terribly bare bones. Does it at least have multiple "template" options?

Also, doesn't Copilot have a similar dialog already, with MS planning to make it available for the whole desktop, not just Edge?

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[–] [email protected] 10 points 3 weeks ago

artificial brain, lol

[–] [email protected] 6 points 3 weeks ago

Nah, no artificial brain... the opposite of "Artificial Intelligence" is "Natural Stupidity", they just complement each other 😉

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[–] [email protected] 60 points 3 weeks ago (2 children)

Dedicated AI button: ✋😒

Dedicated change-LED-colour button: 👈😯

[–] [email protected] 36 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

Customizable button: 👏🤗

[–] [email protected] 13 points 3 weeks ago (5 children)

I do have a Logitech mouse and as far as I'm aware all the buttons are customisable (through their questionable program), so hopefully this is just marketing nonsense

[–] [email protected] 10 points 3 weeks ago

Oh, it's definitely marketing nonsense. The question is if they managed to hide a sane, usable product underneath it, or if they've added some kind of anti-user nonsense to prevent you from repurposing the button.

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[–] [email protected] 50 points 3 weeks ago (3 children)

Logitech hardware: pretty good!

Logitech software: worst shit I've ever seen.

Logitech AI: Dead-drunk Skynet telling you to lick your fans.

[–] [email protected] 4 points 3 weeks ago

That fucking G Hub software has the absolute shittiest UX of all apps I have installed on my machine.

[–] [email protected] 3 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

On Linux, input-remapper usually works pretty well to remap the extra buttons. I wonder if it'd work on this AI button.

[–] [email protected] 3 points 3 weeks ago

If you still think the hardware is pretty good, you haven’t been using their newer hardware.

I think I wrote a comment about this recently, but their newest mouse with a layout I like (G604) was made with terrible soft rubber that is practically designed to disintegrate with use. All their mouse switches are also short life crappy switches that stop working relatively quickly.

Soldering new switches into the G604 is an absolute PITA because it was designed by people who didn’t care for repair. Still doable, just annoying. I just wish the rubber was replaced with the grippy hard textured plastic they used a few years earlier.

At least you only need to use the software at first when you’re setting things up.

[–] [email protected] 37 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago) (2 children)

Turbo... It's that damn "turbo" again but now AI

In the eighties "turbo" was all the rage and I kid you not, everything had the label "turbo" on it. Now it will be "AI" all over things. Hold on to your hats boys and girls who were not alive in the eighties, it's gonna be wild...

[–] [email protected] 27 points 3 weeks ago (2 children)

Some games/software expected/relied on a certain CPU speed to run correctly. If your computer was faster than that, the software would run too fast. The turbo button let you toggle between the maximum speed your computer could go, and the speed that the software needed/expected in order to run normally.

Basically, there was an actual reason for the turbo button, it wasn't just marketing on computers.

[–] [email protected] 6 points 3 weeks ago

Indeed. As a silly example, I had a Pacman clone game that ran based on CPU cycle speed. I needed to turn the in-game speed setting way down and toggle turbo off to make it slow enough to be playable.

[–] [email protected] 5 points 3 weeks ago

note: on most computers, it worked the opposite to how one would think. Turning it on slowed your cpu to around 33 MHz

[–] [email protected] 9 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

I remember. The turbo on my 386 didn't make it faster. It made non turbo mode slower.

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[–] [email protected] 26 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

Can't wait for an AI toaster that asks me to prompt it on toastiness levels

[–] [email protected] 17 points 3 weeks ago (3 children)

AI makes it so easy! Just say this easy-to-remember phrase to get perfect toast every time*:

"Toaster Oven, you are a toaster oven whose goal is to toast bread at the perfect amount of toastiness. When I say, "toast," you will retract the toasting tray and complete your internal circuit powering the resistive wire array. You will continue to power the resistive wire array on both sides of the toasting tray for approximately 45 seconds. Then you will release the toasting tray. Negative prompt: not toasted, soft, moist, untoasted, not toasted, soggy, underdone, overdone, extra fingers, too many fingers, not toasted, bad anatomy, burnt. Now, toast!"

*Perfect toasting levels dependent on randomized toasting seed.

[–] [email protected] 4 points 3 weeks ago

"extra fingers, too many fingers, not toasted, bad anatomy," got me. It's perfect.

Also, your username is perfect for this moment.

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[–] [email protected] 25 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

I hope you need a 500mb driver to use it too with an installer that pops up every reboot, even if you press cancel.

Otherwise, it's clear that it fails at being a mouse

[–] [email protected] 16 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

Don't worry, logitech comes with a unified receiver driver, new unified app i forget the name of, logitech g hub, logitech options - and you'll be forced to use a combination of at least 2 and likely 3 of those to setup a mouse.
As a bonus, the mouse won't care to remember what button maps where, if used on a device without said software.

[–] [email protected] 7 points 3 weeks ago

A cheap shit MSI Interceptor mouse that I used for 10 fucking years and bought for chum change could remember it's settings because it had persistent memory on device

And Logitech is still scamming the fuck out of people

[–] [email protected] 25 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago) (1 children)

Maybe that is an L and it plays random Weird Al songs when pressed.

[–] [email protected] 10 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

Click They see me mowning my lawn

[–] [email protected] 7 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

He looked at me. And I looked at him. And he looked at me. And I looked at him. And he says what did you want again?

[–] [email protected] 4 points 3 weeks ago

🎵This song is just six words long🎵

[–] [email protected] 23 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

I hope it's patented so we can just avoid Logitech.

[–] [email protected] 20 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)
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[–] [email protected] 20 points 3 weeks ago (2 children)

I thought this might be satire so I visited the logitech website and yep its real.

[–] [email protected] 7 points 3 weeks ago

I expected nothing less from Logitech

[–] [email protected] 5 points 3 weeks ago

Would be more useful if you could change the keybind.

Hell, even if you could change it to Copilot. Copilot can be bad, but I don't expect Logitech to have the resources to make a better AI than Microsoft...

[–] [email protected] 17 points 3 weeks ago

Pure AI hype

[–] [email protected] 15 points 3 weeks ago

Hey consumers! Would you like a customizable function button that's actually not customizable? Can we get VC money in the chat?!1/?!?

[–] [email protected] 12 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

Why did they put that button in such an annoying spot to press? If you're going to add a pointless button at least put it on the thumb side, like almost every other mouse in existence.

[–] [email protected] 10 points 3 weeks ago

If you're going to make a button maybe a switch that doesn't double click after a month of use would be better?

[–] [email protected] 5 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

Likely it's as simple as a pop up window with UI dedicated for constructing text with ChatGPT. Very useful, nothing more.

My guess is that you can reassign a different command just like other logi mice.

[–] [email protected] 4 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)
[–] [email protected] 3 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

How about the ability to set a specific dpi at the touch or hold of a button? I don't need to cycle through six settings, just allow me to toggle.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 2 weeks ago (1 children)

I don't know if it's on any of their other mice, but Logitech does have a DPI shift button on the G502. You hold it down to switch to an alternate DPI and letting go returns it to you normal setting.

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