Logitech Wireless Gaming Mouse G700
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Logitech Wireless Gaming Mouse G700
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- 82AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE6 ReviewsTechCrunch90Review: Logitech G700 Wired/Wireless Gaming MouseI simply love this mouse and feel like it’s the best one I’ve ever used. But I always feel that way about Logitech mice until the new one comes out with a slightly-tweaked design. For now though, this is the mouse to beat.Engadget80Logitech G700 mouse and G930 headset review -- EngWe wouldn't spend nearly what Logitech's asking for the G700. But we do already miss the extra buttons. If you're due for an upgrade, only the slightly steep price, middling battery life and your-mileage-may-vary comfort concerns keep these both from being must-owns.TechRadar90Logitech G700 Wireless Gaming Mouse reviewThe most significant issue with this otherwise fantastic peripheral though, is the battery life indicator....Even with this and smaller niggles, the G700 is a fantastic deal at £60, and should be snapped up.Everything USB90Logitech G700 Wireless Gaming Mouse ReviewThe Logitech G700 is the new king and is probably going to be holding that lofty position for a long time to come. Even though it doesn't have any way to customize its weight, it really is able to be both fast and precise at the same time. If you can afford the asking price, this is the gaming mouse to get.bit-tech50Logitech G700 ReviewDespite hoping for something special, we came away from our time with the G700 supremely disappointed. Switching to wireless mode - the G700’s key feature and a major factor in its relatively high price - and the G700 is impossible to live with.Hardware Heaven90Logitech Wireless Gaming Mouse G700 ReviewWired or wireless, 200 DPI to 5700 DPI, manual profile switching and auto-switching, macro buttons combined with task buttons, even the ability to access our profiles on any system... the G700 has it all and packs it into a solid body with top notch software.
- 86AVERAGE USER SCORE27 ReviewsEngadget Reader100February 5, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100February 12, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100January 26, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!In my many years as a gamer and working professional I have used and disposed of a lot of PC pointing devices and I G700 is hands down the best mouse I have ever used.Pros:Mouse is the correct size. As a guy with large hands I find most mice are just too small, the G700 fits my hand very well and the button placement for primary buttons, scroll wheel and thumb buttons are perfect. After several years of use the durability of the scroll wheel and buttons remains consistent.I have seen others slam the battery life, but I say to them so what. The USB cable plugs into the nose of the mouse turning it into a cabled mouse and doesnâ€™t interfere with the usage. When the battery is charged just unplug it. Also, unlike many other designs, you can replace the battery with any AA Lithium. When the battery wears out for too much use, you can replace it instead of pitching the mouse.The Logitech software used to configure all their devices has improved much over the years and now complements the mouse quality. Profiles make it easy to move configure multiple PCâ€™s with the same setup and to configure application specific button setups. These features work very well now. (When I started using it, this was not the case)Even the construction of the USB connection cable is strong and will not wear out and break when using it as a cabled mouse.Cons:My biggest complaint is the time it took for Logitech to get the configuration software cleaned up. For the first year of use it was buggy and challenging to use. That has changed.Other Thoughts:Price too high? Maybe, put this side by side with a $20 mouse that have each seen a year of use and the value is pretty clear. IMHO this price is well set.Engadget Reader90December 4, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100February 21, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100November 26, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Best mouse I have ever owned. Never has let me down! the wired/wireless feature works great! Logitech also has excellent software for customizing the buttons and dpi settings etc.Engadget Reader100November 6, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This is the greatest mouse I have ever used. It's extremely comfortable very accurate, completely configurable. My one problem with this mouse is that it doesn't come with a battery. It uses a NiMh rechargeable AA. Luckily I had some with my camera.Engadget Reader90August 15, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80July 3, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The G700 excels at button layout and configuration, but it has significant drawbacks everywhere else. To sum up: the G700 would be awesome if it had:a better grip surfacea more comfortable shapelonger battery lifesoftware that worked properlyI honestly don't get why Logitech can't just take the best elements from all of their previous successes and put them all together in one perfect gaming mouse. That is *almost* this mouse, except it's like somebody there couldn't just leave well enough alone, and they had to go change the shape, change the texture, change the software... It's like their design chiefs are always trying to reinvent the wheel for no good reason, so that every mouse they make is always "so close" but never really quite perfect.Button layout is perfect, and the buttons themselves feel great. Instead of 20+ buttons all in one giant panel, there are several logical groups of buttons. Each button has its own unique shape and feel, and you can tell them apart without thinking about it. They just work.I'm an MMO gamer, and I would take this button layout over a Naga or G600 any day. And, every single button can be programmed! You can map keystrokes, macros, Windows shortcuts, or mouse-related tasks, to any of the buttons. And, you can make multiple profiles, that retain everything from button assignments to DPI settings.Software is almost great: it lets you set up these awesome profiles and then assign each profile to specific applications, and it has a feature to automatically switch profiles based on what application is open. Which is all great, except that the automatic profile switching NEVER EVER WORKS. So you may as well just set up one general-purpose profile and forget about using the rest. Microsoft's software, on the other hand, switched based on applications flawlessly, and I never appreciated how smoothly it worked. Logitech engineers, you should go steal their software and build SetPoint on top of it. Thankfully, there's a workaround, where you can switch profiles by dedicating one button on the mouse to nothing but profile switching. But then, you have to remember to switch profiles every time you switch programs. Which means you're really not going to use more than two or three profiles unless you like going crazy.Now, as far as wireless goes, Logitech proved with the G7 that they could make a solid, dependable, gaming-grade wireless solution.But the battery life is so remarkably awful, that you'll resent Logitech for even trying. You certainly won't believe me until you actually buy your own. Why would you build a wireless gaming mouse with a battery that doesn't even last four hours? I mean, the guys at Logitech must really enjoy dying in the middle of a boss encounter. Cuz I've had the mouse 24 hours, and that's already happened. If you forgot to charge the battery before you start playing, you're screwed. And even if you charged it beforehand, if you go for a long session, you'll inevitably die at some inopportune moment because your battery gave up the ghost. The battery life is so awful, they may have been better off to just make this a wired mouse.Oh, wait, they did! The G700 can be used with the included micro-USB cable as a fully wired mouse. Yes, both power and data flow over USB - you can unplug the wireless dongle, and it works just fine over USB. You can also store the wireless dongle inside the mouse's battery compartment - just like a travel laptop mouse. Again, this doesn't really make up for the fact that the battery is unreliable, but the wired aspect of the mouse was done very well. The cable is a bit stiff and inflexible, but it's honestly not too bad.The grip texture - I see what they were going for, but I still hate it. It's the worst mouse texture I've ever held. Apparently they designed it to give you good grip when your hands are sweaty, but if your hands are clean and dry, it's really difficult to hold. I'm a clean-freak, and my hands never get too sweaty/sticky, so I can't get a good grip that often. You may as well let your hands get filthy, because with clean hands, you're never going to have a 100% solid grip.The shape of the mouse body also leaves something to be desired. It's not awful, but it leaves a hollow spot under the palm of your hand. The body tapers off so sharply, that there's nothing for your palm to rest on. I'm not saying that the perfect shape is a huge mouse like the Sidewinder; the mx500/MX518/G5/G7/G500 - they all fit the palm of the hand nicely, without being too big for people with smaller hands.All in all, I'm keeping the mouse, but I'm not thrilled at the experience, given the cost of admission and the high expectations I had for Logitech. I'm keeping it because it does one thing well, that that is lots of configurable buttons. The rest of it, I am either having to workaround, or get used to the spotty design.Engadget Reader70July 1, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I am going to be making a lot of comparisons between the G700 and the sidewinder X8, this is because I believe the two to be the closest competition, both being large,desktop gaming mice at a price point of around Â£55, they also both have tilting scroll wheels, which I feel is a must have for any gaming mouse, as they are easily reachable extra buttons. I'll start with mouse comfort, by saying that the G700, in terms of comfort, is quite a poorly designed mouse for larger hands, this is because rather than sticking with the design of their last attempt at a large mouse, the G9x, they have attempted to scale up their smaller designs, this means that, if you have medium-large size hands, your little finger will constantly be dragging along the mouse mat, and the same goes for the protruding bone on the inside of your wrist, I don't think it will have any skin left by the end of the week! this is because the peak of the mouse sits in your knuckles, nether allowing you to properly rest your hand on it. The sidewinder, however has its peak inside your palm, meaning that you can rest your hand properly on it when gaming, it also has a "pinkie rest", so that your little finger is not dragging along the mouse mat, where as the G700 adopts a thumb rest, the sidewinder does not, however this is not a problem due, to the position in of the side buttons, in which your thumb sits upon. this may sound a little knit picky, but the sidewinder also feels much cooler in your hand, due to it not adopting a stupid fake rubber texture. The G700 has 13 buttons in total, all of which are programmable, now, 13 is not the most amount of buttons ever put on a mouse, however, with the way that they all feel crammed together, you would think it was a world record attempt, the mouse has plenty of space to house all the buttons, yet Logitech, have packed them all together so tight that it's hard to hit one at a time. I feel that Logitech has put more thought into how the mouse looks rather than how it functions as an actual mouse, because the mouse looks great but is just quite difficult to use as a gaming mouse. However the mouse feels very well built and all the plastics feel very sturdy, it is apparent that Logitech put a lot of effort in to the aesthetics of the mouse. The build quality of the SideWinder leaves a lot to be desired, that however does not mean that it is poorly built, just that in terms of build quality, it can't hold a candle to the G700, but of course, that should be expected, it's made by Microsoft. It also does not have as many programmable buttons as the G700, in total it has 12, and only 7 are programmable, it has a totally wasted button that is bound to macro recording. However it has extremely well designed, easily switchable feet, which have very little surface area, meaning that the mouse glides extremely smoothly, it also has a small LED screen that displays info such as low battery warnings, DPI levels, etc.This "round" was very close, however, I have to give it to the G700, due to it's excellent build quality, looks and and the SideWinders feeble amount of programmable buttons. As already mentioned the G700 has 13 programmable buttons, however the software that Logitech uses to program these, is overly complicated, offering things such as Keystrokes, but not allowing these to be set as function keys like Ctrl or Shift, meaning that you have to go into the game and set things such as sprinting to normal letter keys. However simple that may sound imagine having to do that every time you want to make a new profile. Which brings me on to another issue, program based profile switching, it is just plain temperamental, mostly when loading from a Steam shortcut. One time you will go in and it will work fine, then the next it wont so you have to keep restarting the game until it decides to work. Pain in the arse. Now, Microsoft might not know how to build products, but it sure as hell knows how to code them. the software that is used to program the SideWinder's buttons is one of, if not, the best peripheral programming software I have ever used, it's just a shame that it doesn't have to button power to back it up. You may be asking, why am I reviewing the programming software as well as the mouse? Well, that's because the two come as a package, if you want to be using the mouse to its full potential, you're going to be using the software, so if the software sucks ball, your experience with the mouse will as well. And often a good mouse with bad software will be worse than a bad mouse with good software. The G700 has a DPI rating of 5700, a very high DPI rating. However, it seems that no one can get wireless right, usually you get a responsive transceiver with a low report rate, however Logitech have manged to make a transceiver with a full 1000 report rate, but it is heavily effected by interference, and it seems that Logitech know this, because they have provided an extension cable specifically for the transceiver. And if you have it plugged into the back of your computer you will suffer form very laggy mouse movements, but otherwise the mouse runs perfectly in both wireless and wired modes. There have been a lot of quarrels over the accuracy over the X8 due to it faking it's 4000 DPI, being just a 1000 DPI laser with inbuilt software that speeds it up to make it seems like a 4000 DPI, but i have had no issues with the accuracy, and having had the mouse for over a year, and playing Counterstrike a lot, if there were any accuracy issues, I WOULD have found them by now, rest assured you will have no issues with the accuracy of the sidewinder, unless you have the mindset that you will. The G700 is very portable, containing a slot in which you can store the nano transceiver. And also being very sturdy means that it will survive any bumps and/or bangs (they're definitely different) it receives in bags during journeys. The X8 isn't a portable mouse, just don't even bother if you wan't it for a laptop.All in all The G700 is definitely the better, laptop gaming mouse, but if you have a desktop, there is no way I could recommend it over the sidewinder.Engadget Reader90April 3, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This is the best gaming/multi purpose mouse that I have used. It feels great and is quick and accurate. The programmable keys make it easy to switch the sensitivity on the fly. The dual mode scroll wheel is also really nice to switch between free-spinning mode and clicking mode. I really like being able to use it wirelessly and plugged in. The included eneloop rechargeable battery is also top-notch. I highly recommend this mouseEngadget Reader90March 29, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This is a great mouse. It is much more ergonomic than every other mouse that I own. One of the best features of this mouse is that it can be either wired or wireless. It is possible to switch to a wired connection mid-game if the mouse runs out of charge.Engadget Reader90March 26, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100February 24, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best product I've bought from Logitech, really wasn't sure when I first unboxed it but the mouse works great. Very good quality and feels nice to hold, great ergonomics. Wish the battery would last a little longer though, but the power cord that comes with it is a lifesaver. Much better than having a dock!Engadget Reader20January 18, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!One of my worst purchases. While the product was phenomenal as long as it lasted (2 months), buttons began failing and over a period of a few weeks nothing works anymore. What's worse is that this was my 3rd premium range Logitech mouse to fail quickly, and I can no longer attribute it to chance.Others facing same issue: http://forums.logitech.com/t5/G-series-Gaming-Mice/G700-G5-G6-buttons-broken/td-p/484528Engadget Reader90January 15, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This mouse is FANTASTIC. It's got more buttons than I know what to do with, and I'm a video editor. It's like having half the keyboard on there! Plus, I really like the charging system. Plug it in and it's a wired mouse while it charges. Want a little more freedom? Unplug and keep going without missing a beat.Engadget Reader80January 11, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80December 23, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The Logitech G700 mouse is a great mouse if you're looking to not only enhance your gaming abilities, but also enhance your workflow as well. I use this mouse not only in Call of Duty, but also in basic word-processing, and Photoshop. The customization ability is extensive, almost every key can be used in another way other than it's original intention. Ergonomics are key to a comfortable mouse and it is here where this mouse seems to fall short. After using this mouse for an extended period of time my hand starts to feel tight, and my fingers ache from exacting the "claw" grip on the mouse. In my opinion it almost seems too short, like a half-an-inch extra in length would have been perfect. There's also no pinkie rest, I have big hands and my pinkie drags on my mouse pad like a bum leg. It's also heavy! That may contribute to my hand being tired many times.Finally, the battery life! When you first get this mouse the initial battery seems to last forever! I could get through almost two days without plugging in the cable to charge. Great!...until it dies and you replace the battery. Now I can barely get a day out of mine without having to connect the cable and recharge. I don't know what they did to those in the box batteries (antimatter), but try and find those in stores if you can.Overall I enjoy using this mouse despite the heft and design characteristics. My workflow has been enhanced and increased ten fold by using this mouse in my daily routine. Rating 8/10VaughnEngadget Reader90December 23, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The hardware is almost perfect. The only downside is the software. It gives a lot ways of customization, but is poorly written.Engadget Reader100November 29, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader80October 18, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80August 11, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Excellent mouse besides the battery life (a few days). The SetPoint software could also be a bit better.Logitech really need to add support for this mouse to their Logitech Gaming Software all in one application that supports their Keyboards (G13, G19 etc), some gaming mice (G300, G400) and their gaming headsets (G35, G930). It would be perfect for this mouse and it's programmable buttons. Marking the score down as it still isn't supported.Engadget Reader80July 31, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader70July 13, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Used it only for a few months and now it's broke. I'm still trying to figure our what's wrong by using the troubleshooting though I haven't called up support yetEngadget Reader80April 13, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!:)Engadget Reader100April 11, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader80January 20, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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