Logitech® Wireless Gaming Mouse G700

A lot about mice in gaming communities is down to personal preference.  On many forums, the good old ‘wireless or wired’ debate still rages on, with the main argument of input delay or lag against ease of movement.  So when Logitech decide to release a wireless mouse, there will a lot of criticism against it, for purely being wireless.

 

Logitech’s last G-series wireless mouse, the wireless version of the G7, was loved and loathed by many.  For around $90, the wireless G7 was a mouse with two Li-ion batteries that lasted around 7 hours each, a charging dock, a thumb button, DPI switching on the fly, and depending on which version, a carbon-fibre look.

The G700 in will set out back $99.99 (£89), and is available in right-hand mode only.  Using a nano sized USB receiver, the G700 will operate between 200 and 5700 DPI, with a USB report rate of up to 1000 per second.  By way of low-friction polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) feet, a ‘gaming’-grade laser and 13 individually sculpted programmable buttons with macro compatibility, Logitech is marketing this mouse as ‘ideal for MMORPGs’.

Charging comes via a quick-connect USB cable (meaning if you run out of battery mid-game, there’s no hot-swap) but there’s no mention of how long a charge lasts.  The onboard LED display lets you know when the battery is about to run out, but personal experience with the G7 suggests that you’ll only find out when you bother to look down, after you’ve just died in-game.  The mouse is apparently durable for 250 billion yards of movement, and 8 million clicks of each button.

The wireless Razer Mamba is the main competitive product at this price point.  

Logitech® Gaming Keyboard G510
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  • JonnyDough - Friday, August 6, 2010 - link

    I have yet to find a decent mouse. I have large hands, and the button my Razer Copperheads stick. I'm waiting on a nice, lightweight metallic laser mouse with software controls that work with the keyboard ALT+arrow keys or something, rather than having extra buttons on the mouse itself. Lightweight, good fit, durable, and fast. That's what I'm looking for. I don't care about lights, and not that much about cost if its solid (as long as its in reason). I've used to have the G7 and I hated it. Paid about $70 for it and it sits in my closet. Too heavy. Reply
  • brotj7 - Friday, August 6, 2010 - link

    My origonal G15 and MX1000 are still going strong in BF2142, COD, and a few other games I play with my buddies from back home. I play almost exclusively off my G keys, the macro kit has been great with Vista(yeah...yeah, it was available when I got my Q6600). I'll probably pick up the new G510 and finally kick my G15 down to my brother, who killed his a yr or 2 ago...we havn't been able to find a blue one, and we both liked the extra keys with the separations for remapping, and playing with the macros. Reply
  • MadBoris - Friday, August 6, 2010 - link

    I still have my Saitek Eclipse for day to day use w/ lighted keys for nighttime.
    I also still really like my Logitech MX518 wired mouse.

    Logitech has always been good in this arena. So I am looking forward to how the reviews will be. I am always so picky with these products. There are many people that just exist with using $10 keyboards and mice that randomly skip on their mousing surfaces, but I need my things to work properly.

    It's interesting that these items can be bought for next to nothing, as we are reminded, but they always are worth an extra investment to me. It's what you manually interface with every second of computer use. So paying extra for something so vital, that can have effect and impact daily, makes sense to me for many reasons. Although, I'll be waiting for these prices to slip a bit before looking closely.

    The problem is once you get accustomed to something like a keyboard/mouse it is hard to change, even if it is supposedly an upgrade the change can be tough. That's also a testament to Logitech's previous products in this arena, which is why I will look closely at their products next buying cycle.
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  • scott967a - Friday, August 6, 2010 - link

    Good to see they went back to the additional buttons that my G15 has. My backlight LEDs flicker at times, otherwise I've been happy with the keyboard. I haven't found a "must have" use for the lcd though. Reply
  • ceolstan - Monday, August 16, 2010 - link

    For me, the LCD allows me to see who's on TeamSpeak or Ventrilo. Once you get used to this functionality, it's hard to go back to on-screen overlays that take up real estate that might otherwise be used for seeing more of the field. Additionally, it's nice to have the LCD clock readily seen. I don't have space for a clock over my desk, so the LCD clock helps me keep track of time when I'm playing single player games. Reply
  • softdrinkviking - Saturday, August 7, 2010 - link

    i had a dream last night that i returned my G9 gaming mouse to some mom and pop computer store without the packaging. they accepted the return, but i felt really rude. i wonder if i was doing that in an alternate reality or something. Reply
  • faxon - Saturday, August 7, 2010 - link

    ...i didnt still have a new in box G11 that i shrink wrapped in with the packs of desecant that i collected from every part in all 15 builds i did this year. my first G11 has lasted me a good couple years now, and my second one that i opened for use at a friends house is hardly used at all, probably only spent about 50-70 hours gaming on it and then it went idle when i moved all my comps back home. im probably set on gaming keyboards for the next 5-10 years LOL Reply
  • AnnihilatorX - Saturday, August 7, 2010 - link

    1 disappointment with the gaming keyboard programable key is, although you can do LUA scripts, the functionality is basic. A key comination cannot repeat itself without disabling other G keys (because it would occupy execution time within the single thread) leading to other key press events unable to trigger

    For repetition the macro has option of doing so. But this disallow the use of LUA scripting which means I can't, say program a magic key that switch repeating keystroke patterns, by using other G keys as mode switches.
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  • dada331 - Saturday, August 7, 2010 - link

    Who edits these articles? You don't "run" a gauntlet like you run the air conditioner, you actually physically (or metaphorically, as the case may be) run in:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Running_the_gauntlet
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