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Logitech G700 Wireless Gaming Mouse Review
Manufacturer: Logitech International
Product Name: G700 Wireless Gaming Mouse
Model Number: 910-001436
Price As Tested: $71.76 (Amazon) / $89.99 (Newegg)
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been self supplied.
I wanted to try one of these for quite a long time - I tried to find every angle of every picture of it, even ventured in to Best Buy (!!!) to take a look and go hands-on. I had done some research, read up on my consumer reviews, and thought I had a pretty good idea of what to expect. Best Buy had one in stock locally, so I was mere minutes away from gaming mouse bliss. When I arrived, I quickly scanned the boxes in the (shrinking) PC section - and there it was! Actually, it was more of a...oh. There it is. I guess. Thankfully, I hope the trend of placing mice in formed plastic packaging sticks around, because it makes it much easier to "try" a mouse before putting down some cash. I tried it. I walked away.
What?!? What was I doing! Turning down my chance!? But what of the GAMING BLISS!?! (Oh, won't someone think of the BLISS!) Truth be told, I wasn't sold. Seeing it in person, it just looked...normal. I blame Razer and their extravagant, almost over the top packaging. I suppose it didn't help that the price tag was NOT what was displayed online, but I didn't care enough to ask about it - my dreams were already smashed.
Okay, so I wasn't that upset about it, I may have dressed that up a bit. Normally, I AM excited to try out a new mouse, so it was strange to just...walk away. That is very unlikely behavior for me when it comes to high quality mice. I personally maintain that a quality mouse will absolutely change your computing experience. It may sum up my experiences with this mouse though - it's just too easy to walk away from.
So why am I still reviewing it? How did I get my hands on one? Why am I still interested when I wasn't interested? How is that last sentence even possible to write? I guess I still had to "know." So, a couple days later, a G700 shows up at my door. Time to find out what this thing is really made of.
Mice are pretty subjective beasts - one of the best ways to determine their benefits and pitfalls is just to use them for the tasks you normally perform on a computer. I test mice by comparing them to their competition (mostly price-wise) and seeing if they can measure up to their marketed claims.
- Windows-based PC
- Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7
- Powered USB port
- Internet connection for software download
- 3-year limited hardware warranty
- Wireless receiver
- Charging cable
- Receiver extender cable
- User documentation
- Resolution: 200 - 5,700 dpi
- Image processing: 12 megapixels/second
- USB data format: 16 bits/axis
- USB report rate: Up to 1,000 reports/second
- Sleep mode: variable
- Dynamic coefficient of friction - Mu (k): .09**
- Static coefficient of friction - Mu (s): .14**
- Buttons (Left / Right): 8 million clicks
- Feet: 250 kilometers
- Max. acceleration
- 30G* Max. speed: up to 165 inches(4.19 m)/second*
* Tested on most popular gaming-mouse pad surfaces.
** Tested on wood-veneer desktop.
Features and specifications provided by Logitech.