Logitech G700s Rechargeable Gaming Mouse ReviewBluePanda - January 23, 2014
Category: Input Devices
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Logitech G700s Rechargeable Gaming Mouse Introduction:
As we wrap up a journey of Logitech's most recent gaming peripherals, let's take a look back on what we saw: two keyboards, the G10s, the G19s; and two mice, the G600 and the G602. Today we look at one last Logitech member that I've saved for last: the Logitech G700s Rechargeable Gaming Mouse. With an MSRP of $99.99 one can imagine the high expectations I have for this mouse. Beyond the typical sound build quality we all know and love coming from Logitech, there is much more expected from a steep price. Looking at some key features of the G700s we can expect some neat things – but will it be worth the cost? I guess we'll have to give this mouse the old standard OCC beating and find out.
Let us first hype ourselves up about this mouse by discussing a few of the real mind grabbing features. First is the obvious fact that this is a wireless mouse; it's in the title of the review and you'll soon learn that it is in big letters on the packaging as well. This often causes fear in any true gamer with the predicament: what if the batteries die and I don't have any to replace them with? Sure rechargeable batteries can be used and are in this mouse – but who wants to wait for them to charge? The G700s solves this problem. When it is time to charge your G700s, rather than call it quits while it charges up, you can plug in the charging cable and keep going! The cable was designed to carry data and allows you to switch over and keep gaming while the mouse charges. If that wasn't enough, regardless of wired versus wireless, you'll always have the same consistent report rate of 1ms capturing your motion as fast as you can make them. Along with in-game sensitivity switching, a dual mode scroll wheel, micro dongle, and a gaming grade laser, this wireless mouse has a lot to pack behind its punch. Let's find out if it's truly a knock-out; keep reading to find out more!
Logitech G700s Rechargeable Gaming Mouse Closer Look:
To spare your boredom I won't babble on too much about the box this time. It is much like several of the other Logitech product boxes we've seen recently (so go take a read if you are super curious). Basically the theme here is to impress me and intrigue me with the X-Ray vision into the mouse to see its guts, which appeals to my mechanical side. The other half of the mouse is in full image and gives you a quick idea of what it looks like. The back of the box shows off the mouse in its entirety and three of its main features: 1) Recharging and data over a single cable, 2) Five onboard memory profiles, 3) 13 Programmable Buttons. A few more features are listed below the mouse image; you can find the full feature list on Page 4, the Specifications & Features page. The sides of the box read off these features – but for the sake of your eyes and the lack of extreme detail in these 800 x 600 images – we can continue on without reading them…
This box, much like the other mice, has a nice window to see the mouse itself (along with the mini-dongle). The box brags about the "advanced surface materials" that provide a "durable, hydrophobic palm surface, dry grip side panels, and fingerprint-resistant button coatings." Spoken in three languages the box speaks to English, French, and Spanish speakers allowing it to be marketed in many places. This continued theme of "Science Wins" is present throughout the Logitech products we've seen, which unspoken seems to be the idea that these products were born from scientific studies. Check out YouTube for some videos that were created on this motto. Otherwise just enjoy the mouse in the box for it's the last moment it shall be seen there (ignore my reflection in the packaging).
The box is again a tightly packed triangle requiring minimal effort to get to the mouse itself. There is a bit of tape holding it to the bigger box, but other than that you just need your hands to unfold this cardboard box. This one unbundles to reveal the charging/data cable, a white box with warranty info, a USB extender, and hidden behind it all, the mouse itself. All laid out in the open it is easy to see what you've got. The mouse looks quite nice at first glance, and the fact that the G700s is rechargeable (while being used) is ever more exciting. No need to go find batteries or charge and wait. Let's hope the mouse is as friendly to use as its concepts suggest. Onward!