Logitech G700 Wireless Gaming Mouse Review (Hardware)
Posted by Jeff Lindsey (Piso_mojado), Feb 24, 2012 19:22
Software and Testing
I am not going to spend too much time on the software side, because the G700 uses Setpoint software. Setpoint is so easy to use that a 5 year old could figure it out. Within the software you can set the mouse up to have game specific profiles, program each button to a function or macro (recorded in real time keystrokes), and set the DPI levels. People who are upgrading from an older Logitech mouse will feel right at home.
The first test that I wanted to throw at the G700 was to check the battery life. On a full charge, under normal day to day use, and never turning the switch off, the G700 lasted a full week before I had to recharge it. Under the pressure of intense gaming and with a polling rate of 1000 per second, the G700 lasted me for a full 12 hours of gaming on a single charge.
Checking out the programmable buttons, I must say that I have never found a mouse with more perfectly placed thumb buttons. You can reach all 4 buttons with minimal movement, and the unique shape of each button ensures that you will never accidentally push the wrong one. The index finger buttons, however, are slightly too far back. You will have to do a little extra bending to push them, but each button is uniquely shaped so there is no guess work.
As I stated at the beginning of the review, I always had a little bit of bias against wireless mice that came from a few bad experiences with other brands. Logitech has removed that bias from me and I now know that my bad experiences were issues with the other brand names; not with wireless capability. Though I don’t have any tools at my disposal to tell you if there was any digital difference between wired and wireless use, in hands on test I could find any. The G700 seems to work equally well both wired and wireless. If there is a difference, it is only on paper and in number, because it is impossible to detect it though use.
Logitech has proven itself to be one of the best companies to produce gaming peripherals. Everything that I have tested in their G series of products has been top notch. The G700 is no exception. This astounding product from Logitech offers gamers freedom from wires without sacrificing any performance. The additional buttons are intuitively placed and sculpted for easy use. The data-over cable is made so that it is securely attached and almost looks like it is a permanent feature of the mouse.
At $99.99 MSRP, the G700 is competitively priced and well worth the cost. If you are looking to cut the cord and free your mouse, then the G700 is an excellent option that deserves your time and attention. As not only a reviewer for GDN, but also a lifelong customer of Logitech, the G700 gets my highest recommendation.
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