May 11, 2013

Logitech G700s Rechargeable Gaming Mouse Review

When it comes to PC gaming, your mouse is important. If you are just using a standard mouse, you are missing out on your full capability to really play at the level you want to play at. The “Logitech G700s Rechargeable Gaming Mouse” is the perfect gaming mouse to start out using. It has all the settings you’ll realistically need to start out with, and help your gaming much more than you can imagine.

Logitech G700s Rechargeable Gaming Mouse Features
Data Over CableThe game doesn’t need to stop when it’s time to recharge. G700s charges during play over its standard Micro-USB cable. To power up, switch seamlessly from wireless to data-over-cable connection over a standard Micro-USB cable. The standard AA NiMH batteries charge up while you stay in the game.

13 Programmable Controls - Achieve great results with the default configuration straight out of the box. Or, set up one-button triggers for actions that typically require digging into menus. Put push-to-talk communications in easier reach. Temporarily down-shift DPI for sniping. Reassign any game command or multi-command macro to any one of 13 programmable buttons with optional Logitech Gaming Software (LGS).*

Consistent Report Rate, Wired or Wireless - Be confident that your every command is executed as quickly as possible. G700s maintains a consistent 1 ms report rate, whether over 2.4 GHz wireless or connected by USB. Up to eight times faster than a standard USB mouse, G700s captures your moves as fast as you can make them.

In-Game Sensitivity Switching - Make the right moves in any game situation. Shift through up to 10 DPI settings, from pixel-precise targeting (200 DPI) to lightning-fast maneuvers (up to 8200 DPI) with a single button press, conveniently located behind the scroll wheel.

Dual-Mode Scroll Wheel - Unlike most mouse scroll wheels, G700s features hyper-fast, dual-mode scrolling. When gaming, quickly and accurately select menu options with click-to-click precision. Or, zip through Web pages with a quick flick of the free-spinning hyper-fast scroll wheel.

Plug-and-Forget Nano Receiver - Ready for any laptop or LAN party, G700s includes a tiny receiver that can stay plugged in a USB port without getting in the way. Or store it away in the battery compartment when it’s not needed.

Ultra-Durable Build - Gaming conditions torture typical mice. G700s is designed to endure. Upgraded primary mechanical microswitches are rated to a 20 million-click lifespan. Low-friction polytetrafluoroethylene feet are tested to last an amazing 250 km. Whatever you can dish out, G700s will stand up to it.

Slick Feet - Low-friction polytetrafluoroethylene feet reduce drag for faster motions, smoother cursor movements, and improved accuracy.

Intuitive Shape and Design - With a naturally shaped grip designed for maximum comfort over hours of use, you’ll always be the last gamer standing. The individually sculpted buttons are easily identifiable by touch, ready when you need them, and unobtrusive when you don’t.

Advanced Surface Materials - We used infrared imaging to determine strategic tactile zones where the hand meets the mouse surface. We applied advanced materials to each zone for improved comfort and durability. The hydrophobic coating on the palm area helps prevent your hand from sticking. For heavy contact zones, we added a fingerprint-resistant coating to the primary buttons. And, dry grip on the sides ensures a steady hand.

Gaming-Grade Laser - When the difference between MVP and also-ran is measured in pixels, laser sharp sensitivity pays off. G700s uses a gaming-grade laser that delivers precision at any hand speed and works across a wide range of surfaces to register even the most subtle of hand movements.

Onboard Memory Profiles - Every game requires its own unique setup, be it World of Tanks or League of Legends. Program all 13 buttons* across 3 profiles for individual players or games and you can bring your setup to other PCs. Configure your mouse once. It remembers.

LED Display - Keep an eye on your DPI sensitivity and battery power that stays in view underneath your hand.

Easy to Use Setup Software - Use the optional Logitech Gaming Software (LGS) to perfectly match its commands to your favorite games. Simple drag-and-drop settings allow you to customize button and tracking profiles for any game you play. Or, use pre-configured customizations with automatic game detection.*” – Logitech G700s Rechargeable Gaming Mouse

My Thoughts
Before using this gaming mouse, I had never used a rechargeable or wireless mouse before. I was always a little bit leery of doing so because I thought you had to buy batteries for it, and I also thought that it would drain quickly, leaving me having to buy batteries for it all the time. Plus, knowing my luck, it would probably stop working with no notice in the middle of an important gaming event.

I tested this mouse out while playing “Guild Wars 2” – my favorite MMO. I used it with the mouse plugged in and also wireless. I also used this mouse for just browsing the web and doing normal things on the computer.

For gaming purposes, I found this mouse to be excellent. It never stalled out on me, and was always extremely fast and had great precision. I like to have the DPI setting quite high, so I don’t have to move my wrist as much when moving around in games. This mouse offers the ability to do so quite easily. You do have to setup the Logitech software and save your settings though. If you don’t do that, it won’t save the settings for your next use.

For general computer use this mouse works flawlessly, too. I was also able to move it to use between my desktop PC and laptop easily. It is fast, comfortable, and very easy to setup. None of the features and settings are too hard to understand or program, so even the beginner to gaming mice options should be able to convert to this one with ease. I highly recommend it.

Disclosure: Thank you to Logitech for providing me with the product for review. All opinions, experiences, and thoughts about the product being reviewed are my own.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

This looks like it would work well for when I move my mouse between laptops/computers. Great find!