|Logitech G700 Wireless Gaming Mouse|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Input Devices|
|Written by Tom Jaskulka|
|Wednesday, 14 November 2012|
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Closer Look: Logitech G700
The packaging is perfect, in my opinion. It showcases and protects the mouse and accessories without going over the top like many Razer products – yes, the Razer packaging does make you feel special but after the first time, it starts to get…in the way. I love that they pay attention to every aspect of their products, but I’d love the option to purchase one of their mice in a simple brown box for a lower price.
Extracting the mouse didn’t require tools, and in short order I had everything I needed to get up and running. The G700 comes with a wired cable, a wired extender for the wireless dongle (which is of the “nano receiver” style), a little manual, an eneloop rechargeable AA battery (installed), warranty information and a driver disc. Nice and straightforward.
The mouse itself is a professional looking peripheral. The top matte black finish blends well with the side textured surfaces, and the curves overall are very Logitech. The textured surfaces are pretty rough compared to most of what you find on mice, but not in an uncomfortable or unpleasant way. I’m much more of a fan of the textured sides of any mouse – those are the surfaces I grip and use when moving the mouse around, so they become the major contributor to the overall “feel” of a mouse. In the G700’s case, the sides compliment the overall look of the mouse while adding a lot of practicality and feeling of control.
This is a peripheral that will blend in with almost any set up, while looking excellent and remaining professional. My personal preference would be more “rubber” feel and less “sandpaper” feel, but that’s pretty subjective – to a point. The textured plastic does get slicker if the humidity is up that day – or you’re on the final set of MCOMs on a Rush map in Battlefield 3 with less than 10 tickets remaining. Either add more texture or change the material to something that doesn’t need it – that’s my input. It does look nice aesthetically though…