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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  • BabyBear - Thursday, August 5, 2010 - link


    What happened to Anand? Hasn't posted since last contest, and winner announcement is week and half late...
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  • Rajinder Gill - Thursday, August 5, 2010 - link

    He's here, been a hectic week. I think you'll have an update shortly...

    -Raja
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  • ltfields - Thursday, August 5, 2010 - link

    Still would love to have seen some final pics of Anand's Home Theater setup. I moved into a new house, and have a great basement for it (though I'm a couple years out from the funding to rebuild my HT). Always good to hear his thoughts on that subject, and if Star Trek was as awesome as I would expect in his HT... Reply
  • Launcelot - Thursday, August 5, 2010 - link

    These keyboards are bought primarily for 2 reasons 1) The backlighting 2) The capability to run macros off of these 'G' buttons . They have their own macro scripting tool which lets a gamer run multiple commands scripted together . Some with considerable sophistication .
    I myself wound up seperating the 2 functions by buying a keyboard with backlighting and running AutoHotKey an opensource software which lets you do somewhat similar stuff albeit not at the touch of a button . So my solutions works for my usecase which is doing repetitive actions in an MMO but might not work for FPS .
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  • softdrinkviking - Saturday, August 7, 2010 - link

    I can't see a need for extra macros in a FPS, meaning more than a normal keyboard could afford. I think these fancy keyboards are really targeting the MMO community, ala starcraft 2 where you can pre-program a whole command structure for different units or something. Reply
  • Yamikotai - Thursday, August 5, 2010 - link

    "a ‘gaming’-grade lazer and"
    It's laser, not lazer. The 's' stands for Stimulated.
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  • IanCutress - Thursday, August 5, 2010 - link

    Updated, thanks :) Reply
  • DotNetGuru - Friday, August 6, 2010 - link

    Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation Reply
  • Rookierookie - Friday, August 6, 2010 - link

    English people spell it "ztimulated". Reply
  • silverblue - Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - link

    We do? :o Reply

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