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Logitech G7 Laser Mouse Review

skinny    -   May 23, 2006
Category: Input Devices
GF City Computers
Price: $80 USD


Introduction
The G7 Laser Mouse is Logitech's offering for a high-tech, cordless mouse. It utilizes 2.4 GHz cordless technology and a 2000 dpi laser. This is the same system as found in the G5, which is the corded version sold by Logitech. The G5 has been my mouse of choice for the past several months. The G7 offers the same outstanding sensitivity, with the convenience of being cordless.

Logitech is a Swiss-based company that has years of experience building computer peripherals. They provide both OEM and retail products, with the majority of their sales being retail. In addition to their PC-based products, they also offer peripherals for gaming consoles, portable music players, mobile phones, and home-entertainment systems.




Closer Look
As with other Logitech products I have used, the G7 comes packaged in a very professional, unique looking box. Part of the front and top of the box are cut away to display the mouse inside a clear plastic insert, which is easily opened, no chainsaw required. The colors of the packaging match the mouse, which has a silver/grey top, and dark, emerald green sides. Features are detailed in a number of different languages, and the product specifications are listed on the side of the box. Inside the box, you find the mouse, two battery packs, the USB receiver, battery charger, software CD, and small but well-detailed installation guide and operating manual.




The G7 has a very sleek design. The two main buttons are integrated into the silver top of the mouse, which is a flexible material. The scroll wheel also scrolls side-to-side. There are two small buttons behind the scroll wheel, which are used to change the sensitivity of the mouse on the fly. A multi-purpose LED display is located to the left. There is also a button on the left side of the mouse, pre-programmed as a "back" button. On the bottom of the mouse, you will find a power button, as well as the slot for the rechargeable batteries. The mouse slides on three polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) feet. More on PTFE later.

The G7 shares the same ergonomic shape as the G5. The buttons are well located, and very easy to use. This is also the same as the G5. The biggest difference between the two is that the G7 is cordless. The G7's receiver is a nice small item that plugs into a USB port. Logitech also provides a charging station for the two included lithium-ion batteries. This charging station is powered through a USB port, and includes another USB port on the top side of the station, which is the perfect place to plug in the receiver.



  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Installation & Specifications
  3. Testing & Conclusion
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