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  • Flunk - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - link

    "With the G500s available there's no reason to recommend the G500" This statement isn't quite true. Logitech is fire saling the G500 so price is a big factor at the moment (I paid $30 for one). After that, I doubt there will be any more to compare. Reply
  • Dustin Sklavos - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - link

    The problem is that the G500's primary buttons aren't particularly durable. I wore out my first G500 and I have a friend who wore his out as well.

    You can get a G500 at a fire sale price, but there's really no point when you'll just wind up replacing it with the G500s anyhow.
  • shahrooz - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - link

    mine too Reply
  • Deo Domuique - Wednesday, April 03, 2013 - link

    I really wonder why you keep buying Logitech mice... Their damn buttons were always as crappy as hell... And they insist... The point is, why do you, the customers instist, likewise? Their god damn build quality is as cheap as possible; you need new mouse in a few months due to misbehaving/broken/malfunctioned buttons. Reply
  • nickb64 - Thursday, April 04, 2013 - link

    My G400 has been fine, and I've used the hell out of it for the slightly more than 1 year I've had it. It's also spent a significant amount of time getting stuffed in my bag to take with me to college to use instead of the crappy Dell mice the school has in the computer labs.

    The only problem I've had was the scroll wheel was stuck for a couple days, and didn't turn as freely as it normally does. Upon further inspection, all I needed to do to fix it was scrape some junk that had become lodged in the opening out of the space. It's still just as functional as ever.

    Best mouse I've ever owned, and I bought an extra just in case they don't have something like it when this one finally wears out, or in case I need another mouse when I get a proper desktop PC again.
  • Lyianx - Thursday, April 11, 2013 - link

    MY G700 has been great for well over a year. It sounds like you are mistreating your mice so they break under conditions they were not meant to be put though, or you've got a lemon. Reply
  • piiman - Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - link

    LOL you must work for Razar. lol
    The cheap button are rated at 20,000,000 clicks yeah they're cheap lol
    I had my g700 since it came out and button 3 is sticking in the down position. Probably just dirt but I felt like a new mouse after 4+years and grabbed the 700s at Best Buy which amazingly was the best price I found at 69.99. I'm sure it will last me just as long if not longer. What mouse do you think has better buttons?
  • offshoresho - Sunday, April 21, 2013 - link

    I don't know how you've been treating your mouse but my G500 has been with me since Bad Company 2 and had no button problems EVER. To me the LOGITECH mouse were build to last. Playing FPS is my first love with games and constantly changing DPI when i need too. Now compare it to another 2 brands my friends have and playing the same games, i would only say "R" & "C" have problems.

    As long as im happy with my mouse. Don't abuse your mouse. (It's animal abuse)
  • bgatot - Sunday, April 21, 2013 - link

    Do you work for Logitech? Do you hold stock in the company? Why assume that when they break it's always, 100% OUR fault? Still, it was a nice mouse before the middle button (and the scroll wheel with it) gave up the ghost.

    And as far as people keep buying Logitech, probably because there ain't much better alternative. At least I don't know any. My Razer's buttons are failing too. I wonder if the new Logitech would last longer, now that the button clicks have apparently been improved. If not, what other brand of mouse is durable enough out there?
  • anon29929292992 - Friday, May 29, 2015 - link

    I'm jumping ship to Corsair's new mouse because I've seen the build quality of their cases. If they can build a durable case, then they will probably build a durable mouse. Logitech has always been a good brand, and I've bought and recommended Logitech for over a decade, but they constantly fail in build quality. When their products work they are great, but I've seen too many product failures. They need to take their flagship products and perfect them instead of pumping out design defects, and they need to seriously consider redesigning their software and customer service model. Customer service doesn't even exist at until they can step the game up I'm finding and recommending alternatives.... Reply
  • Dnann - Friday, June 14, 2013 - link

    My Logitech mice have been doing fine so far. Recently got the G700s and it's a pretty slick upgrade. You might have unluckily gotten a lemon. But if you think Logitech mice are cheap, you should look at other mice.

    My Razer mouse broke after less than a year of use, buttons failed. You can see some pictures here:

    And also watch the Logitech G700s push the Naga over the edge.

    Well, there are no perfect mice on the market at the moment. It's the lesser of two evils. I'm going with Logitech... for the moment.
  • Codex77 - Saturday, July 09, 2016 - link

    I've had the Logitech G9 for roughly 9 years and it still works perfectly. Absolutely no problems at all... Reply
  • ijozic - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - link

    Apparently, some of the previous mice had similar issues - a friend and me bought G7 and G5 respectfully as soon as they were released. His left click button gave up within the first six months, while my G5 is still working, though I'm mostly using the G9 in the last few years (G5 is a bit too big for my preferred style of handling the mouse). I also remember that the G7 was very lacquered so your hands would sweat a lot on it, while the G5 had a very nice matt texture and rubberized grip which was very much the opposite. Considering that those things were costly, the cheap button quality is really disappointing. Reply
  • Eugene86 - Sunday, March 31, 2013 - link

    I'm currently on my third G500. The left click button failed on my first one about a year after I got it. I called up Logitech and got it replaced for free with another G500. The left click button on this second G500 failed after about 4 months of use. I called up Logitech again and got another replacement.
    With this third G500, I believe that Logitech has actually replaced the buttons as well as laser. The button clicks sound different from that of the first two G500's that I owned. Also, with the first two G500's, I used a blue Icemat as my mousepad. The third G500, however, does not properly track on the Icemat, which leads me to believe that the laser has been changed.
    I guess time will tell if Logitech actually fixed the buttons.
  • sigmatau - Tuesday, April 02, 2013 - link

    I'm on my 4th G500. Stupid wire keeps failing. On the 3rd replacement they asked me if I had the old one. I told them I had all 3 and they could have all that crap back. I am never buying another wired Logitech mouse. Reply
  • HisDivineOrder - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - link

    Didn't you see? The article says they knew it wasn't particular durable. They fixed the problem for you. You just have to pay them more money and buy the refresh. Didn't you know? They built your mouse likely after they determined the fault was common, but hey, it was a great way to ensure there was an expiration date on your mouse.

    They're doing it for you. They don't want you using a mouse for too long without buying the vaguely improved refresh for MORE money.

    Logitech: Science! ...You're welcome.
  • Lyianx - Thursday, April 11, 2013 - link

    I would be very happy if they found room in the G700 for a 2nd Enloop rechargeable batt for longer life. Reply
  • piiman - Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - link

    You're an idiot.
    What mouse never breaks and last forever? Tell me a mouse that last longer?
    I bought the 700s because I was happy with the 700 which I had since day one and it just started having a sticky button 4 BIG WHOOP! nothing last forever but if you can show me a more reliable mouse on the market I'm open to suggestions. But all I see from you is bitching and nothing to offer.
  • CloudFire - Wednesday, April 03, 2013 - link

    I went through the same thing, on my 3rd G500 at the moment. The great thing about logitech was that there was no hassle in getting a replacement but it's quite annoying in terms of quality. My G5 lasted over 3 years without any problems yet each G500 barely made it to the 1 year mark. The current G500 seems to be running fine though, no problems yet and I also suspect that they may have upped the quality on the newer batches. Reply
  • jginnane - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - link

    Hoe about a quick review for left-handed mouse users? Granted, the market is only ~11%, and even less in countries with strong social taboos like China. However, many companies would love to have an 11% market share of anything! Reply
  • Kristian Vättö - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - link

    Do left-handed people generally use mouse with their left hand? I'm asking because I'm left-handed but I've always used mouse with my right hand. Reply
  • AwesomeAD - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - link

    I don't know about lefties in general, but I'm lefthanded and wield the mouse with my right hand. Reply
  • Lonyo - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - link

    There are a few lefties who left hand mouse, but I think a good portion right hand mouse.
    Means your 11% gets cut down even more, which is why it's not massively worth it to make left handed products (although there are a few).

    Because these mice are pretty much set to be right handed due to additional button placement and design curvature, they aren't really left hand suitable.
  • Murloc - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - link

    I'm left-handed and I always use the right hand. That's because most children don't have a computer of their own right off the bat so they just get used to using the right hand. I think it's better this way because it makes you more flexible when using other computers. I use the track-pad on my laptop with the left hand though, and that's not very healthy because it makes me do weird movements, but I barely use it so it's not a big deal.

    Left-handed mouses isn't a market worth going in imho.
  • snuuggles - Monday, April 01, 2013 - link

    Funny, I'm right handed and mouse left handed because of carpel tunnel. I've had very little issues with buttons. It's mostly just that I'm slower/less accurate with my off-hand. Reply
  • DanNeely - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - link

    I do; but the fraction of lefties who mouse left handed and are willing to pay enough to get something beyond a cheap symmetric mouse is much smaller than the total.

    Logitech lost money on it's left handed mouse; the one MS intended to launch a quarter later was canceled. Razer said they didn't expect to make it into the black when they launched theres; and implied that they were doing it for equal parts PR and because their CEO was a lefty gamer. Their second one's release was contingent on its announcement getting a huge number of Facebook likes; so I assume they're expecting to lose money on it too but felt the viralish marketing was worth the money gap.
  • Traciatim - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - link

    You may want to check out the Genius Gila or the Logitech G300. My son is a lefty, but uses mice with his right hand. Though, just in case we wanted to be sure the mice we buy can be used either way. So far both have been pretty great. Reply
  • groundhogdaze - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - link

    I am left handed but I have learned to use a right handed mouse as well. The reason I want to have a left handed mouse is because of carpal strain and switching between the two helps alleviate it a bit. I have a microsoft mouse on the left with the left & right click remapped and a logitech trackman on the right. With that said, right handed people should use left handed mice more often :) Reply
  • Friendly0Fire - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - link

    About the lack of LED notification of the profile being used, I'm a bit surprised. Are you perfectly sure? The G700 (which is what I use and love) has the same three LEDs on the side of the mouse, which by default indicates the charge (in green) but will also indicate sensitivity (in red) when switching using the DPI buttons.

    I'd also like to point out that the micro-USB cable bundled with the mouse has one significant advantage over generic cables: if you put it flat on your mouse pad and slide it in, it'll connect perfectly. It's also asymmetrical, so no rotating it twice to get it right. This makes it a total breeze to plug the mouse in, much more so than one could expect from trying to plug a tiny wire in front of a fairly profiled mouse.
  • yefi - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - link

    I found the bundled cable too thick and heavy. Instead I use one of those retractable-style cables that are very thin and flexible. There's very little tactile difference now between it being plugged and unplugged. Reply
  • Nexos - Sunday, March 31, 2013 - link

    Just want to add a few things about the G700: the LED display can show the battery level in green, the DPI in red and the selected on-board profile in orange. I would also like to add that although it is wireless, this is not a portable mouse. Its not designed for battery life, but for performance instead. in my experience the best you can expect on battery power is about 6-8 hrs of gaming (double that for light desktop use), which is enough for me personally, but not really comparable to standard wireless mice. Reply
  • piiman - Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - link

    I think he was referring to the fact that there isn't a LED always on so all you had to do is glance at the mouse. With the 700 you have to push the button to have the led light up. Probably because they do double duty with the same set of LEDs used to show DPI and profiles Reply
  • meacupla - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - link

    It would be nice to give size comparisons. I use G300 and orochi after disliking all these larger mice.

    If Anandtech is going to review any more mice, I'd suggest bluetooth mice, especially notebook bluetooth mice. I think the orochi is the only one.
  • Beenthere - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - link

    I gave up on Logitech mice and keyboards a few years ago as they have become totally unreliable. Even the replacment mice fail in a few months. Logitech has lost their way IME. Reply
  • kmmatney - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - link

    Are you buying the cheap $10 Logitech mice from Walmart or something? Even those last a long time for me. I'm still using my G500 mouse from 2009, working as good as ever. Reply
  • Friendly0Fire - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - link

    My G7 lasted me about 6 or 7 years before the mouse buttons started acting erratically. I'm pretty sure that had I wanted, I could've cleaned it and it would've worked fine, but by then the coating was gone in places from excessive use so I just went ahead and replaced it. I'd say that considering the kind of usage I made out of it, it was an excellent purchase. Reply
  • piiman - Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - link

    So what do you buy instead?
    I keep hearing people complain but never tell what they buy that is so much better. So what out there is better?
  • apudapus - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - link

    I just picked up a G700 mouse from Best Buy for $50. I also own a G300 and a G500 and I like the G300 the best. The G300 is the cheapest one but has the most tactile buttons. It's lack of a laser sensor is the only drawback. The G500 is okay but the extra buttons are small and there's only one on-mouse profile. The G700's buttons are the mushiest of the 3. The button labeled G10 (top left button) is useless for gaming and was broken on the first G700 I bought. Reply
  • Asmodian - Wednesday, April 03, 2013 - link

    I have a G700 and the G10 button is one of my most used extra buttons, I hit it twice every 20 seconds during a boss fight in my current MMO. Just goes to show it is hard to design a single mouse for everyone.

    What changed between the G700 and the G700s besides the paint job?
  • piiman - Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - link

    switches and the laser and yes the paint job.
    The 700 was still wireless even when it was plugged in so that's also different as the 700s turns into a wired mouse when plugged in.
  • mgl888 - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - link

    One thing I hate about the Logitech software is the game/application detection. The software has trouble detecting whether I'm playing the game or tabbed out and the profile do not change accordingly. Reply
  • chanman - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - link

    My main mouse is a well-used 5-year old Microsoft Sidewinder (the left-click sensor seems like its starting to go - it occasionally registers single clicks as doubles). The feature I enjoy the most on it that doesn't seem to be offered on newer mice (and Microsoft's office mouse line now that they've again discontinued the Sidewinder branding) are the vertically stacked thumb buttons. I love it and wish it was a feature that others making non-ambidextrous mice would use more often. Reply
  • rms - Sunday, March 31, 2013 - link

    I also used a Sidewinder for years, but as I'm a claw/fingertip person the thumb buttons were too far forward. Wish they were adjustable! And in general I find thumb buttons to be unusable on any mouse I've ever seen Reply
  • zehoo - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - link

    The g100 looks like an mx300, finally they are releasing a mouse with this shape again. I still use my mx300 it was such a great mouse. Only difference seems to be the feet. Reply
  • dbcoopernz - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - link

    Do any of them have automatic switching between click to click and freewheeling mousewheel scrolling modes, like the original MX Revolution has? Reply
  • Dustin Sklavos - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - link

    No, and that makes me sad all day. :(

    The MX Revolution's automatic switching was fantastic, I wish they'd use it more.
  • B3an - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - link

    Dustin, it's disappointing you didn't compare the G500s or 700s to the Roccat Pure and Kone XTD that you reviewed recently. You seemed to like the Pure/Kone XTD a lot. What are your thoughts?

    Tracking benchmarks would also be nice, and maybe tests on different surfaces. Don't think you go in to enough detail in these reviews.

    I went from a G500 to the Kone XTD and think it's superior is pretty much every way, including software. The improvements Logitech have made here don't seem to be enough to make any of these new mice as good as the Kone XTD.

    The new markings on the Logitech mice look tacky and i can see them starting to wear off after a few months, which ALWAYS happens with every Logitech mouse i've had that has a coating/markings on it (usually silver, always comes off). You end up with a worn down ugly mouse. Any mouse that has this, especially around the buttons, should instantly get marked down for such a ridiculously obvious design flaw.
  • Dustin Sklavos - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - link

    Truthfully I'm on the fence about whether I want to jump to the G500s or G700s or stick with the Kone XTD which is occupying my desktop presently. The coatings on the G500s and G700s don't generate as much raunchy handsweat as the XTD and they have the toggle freewheel, but the XTD's software is so ridiculously good it's tough to choose.

    That and the XTD *totally* matches my K90.
  • piiman - Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - link

    I almost bought one of these but I couldn't tell if the wheel had a free spin mode and a good percentage reported wheel problems soon after buying. Reply
  • DarKHawK - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - link

    I'm interested in knowing what exactly did they do with the internals. I got my G700 as soon as it was released. The micro-switches gave way about a year later. They are omoron brand made in china. Replaced those with omoron made in Japan and they are working ever since. If any one have more technical info about what Logitech really did under the hood please share. Reply
  • Boopop - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - link

    These are all well and good but I'm still not seeing anything compelling about these compared to my trusty MX518. I'd quite happily get a G700s for the wireless-ness but for me it just doesn't look as nice as my current mouse and actually has too many buttons. Reply
  • emgarf - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - link

    The current equivalent to your MX518 is the G400s (which wasn't reviewed in this article). Mouse shape and button locations have stayed the same throughout the MX510 -> MX518 -> G400 -> G400s evolution. Reply
  • 7amood - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - link

    Some reported that there is a very weak annoying sound of sine frequency that comes from the old G500 laser when idling, does it exist in the G500s? Reply
  • Dustin Sklavos - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - link

    I never heard it on the G500 or the G500s. Reply
  • Wraithtek - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - link

    I switched to a G500 last summer and have been liking it so far. Much better than the Razer Lachesis I was using (better for my grip and less rubber texture surface).

    One issue I see with the G500s in this review is... it *looks* worse than the existing G500. Sure, a mouse is a tool you use, and maybe you don't really care how it looks if it works well. But the visual design makes it look like a cheaper mouse, and the big "G" logo doesn't make me think Logitech, either. I don't know if the new design is meant to look more "gamery," but it doesn't work for me.

    And a really minor comment about the G100s... why do manufacturers sell mice without forward/back buttons? At least in this price range. I know these are a deal breaker for me, not for any particular use in gaming, but for everyday web browsing. At least to me, that's far more useful than a dpi switching button. Anyway, I'm not really looking at the G100s, as I'm pleased with my G500, just don't know why so many mice leave out this super basic feature.
  • kmmatney - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - link

    I agree - I'm also using the older G500, and think it looks better than the new one. I'm sure it works fine, and I don't care what my moue looks like that much, but I don't want it to look cheesy. Reply
  • JBaich - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - link

    I rarely game but my Logitech gaming mouse is one of the best general purpose computing accessories I have ever purchased. Adjustable dpi resolution, wickedly fast and smooth scrolling wheel, great feel in hand; All these have positive impacts on all day UI effectiveness. A good mouse and keyboard are as important as a good screen. If you care about these things.... Reply
  • Laststop311 - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - link

    I wish I had a larger selection of mice to choose from. My desk is a glass top surface and I have to use the performance mx since it has darkfield technology so I can use it on top of glass without a mouse pad. Good job logitech for making the only mouse in the entire world that works on glass without a mouse pad, now will you please expand darkfield to more products? Reply
  • WJames - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - link

    I have had a G700 for close to two years. The feel and the programmability are fantastic. However, I did initially have one issue with this mouse. After a couple months of use, I began to develop "tennis elbow" - the mouse is just a bit too heavy (imo). After removing the battery and switching the USB cable to a thinner, lighter cable, the mouse was noticeably lighter, and my "tennis elbow" issue went away. I am really not sure why mouse manufacturers are favoring a heavy mouse. However, with the weight issue "resolved", this is a great mouse. Reply
  • piiman - Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - link

    Tennis elbow from a heavy mouse? I don't think your using it correctly.LOL Reply
  • spunlex - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - link

    If you're comfortable with replacing the switches yourself it can still be a good deal. I got two replacement switches for my G500 for about $5 and the repair process wasn't to painful. Reply
  • HisDivineOrder - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - link

    So wait. The buttons sticking is not an uncommon problem for the G500 and... they admit it? Isn't that enough for people to go, "Hey, if you know this is so common, you best replace it FOREVER."?

    If the company continues to manufacture something they know is likely to fail in a time past their warranty period (but within a reasonable amount of time), it seems like there's an obligation to... fix the problem before you choose to do a refresh of the line.

    Also, that seems like a pretty crappy company. Just sayin'.

    I wonder what problems these new products have that they know about that they'll acknowledge after a refresh... in the future? Do you take the chance?

    If so, Logitech is apparently for you. Science! ENUFF SAID.
  • piiman - Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - link

    You are obviously a troll for one of their competitors. Which one is it?
    And no if it last past the warranty they are not obligated to replace them forever if at all.
    So tell us all what amazing a wonderful mouse you use?
  • JDG1980 - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - link

    The Logitech MX Performance mouse has a lot of good reviews, but I've also seen a lot of complaints that the microswitches wear out early. This review says that Logitech will be updating their gaming mice with better-quality switches; will that also be done with the MX? Reply
  • UltraTech79 - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - link

    I hope these actually do play better than they look. Really ugly design, but I will take function over form. But why not both? Reply
  • scaramoosh - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - link

    I have a G5 2007, been fine for me.

    I bought a Razer Mamba in like 2010 but I hate it, just sitting in the attic lol. I even made new feet on the G5 that worn down rather than using that shit.
  • scaramoosh - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - link

    Worn down after 6 years of use everyday for hours though... Reply
  • searanox - Sunday, March 31, 2013 - link

    Jesus. These mice are some of the ugliest I have ever seen. I like Logitech products but I think I'd feel embarrassed with one of these on my desk. This is supposed to be what gamers want? Is Logitech's target market 8 year old boys? Reply
  • Etern205 - Tuesday, April 09, 2013 - link

    These are the new ones, the originals are in all black. Reply
  • MadAd - Sunday, March 31, 2013 - link

    Ive owned many Logitech products through 12 years of gaming. I currently have a G700, a G500, an MX518 (now G400), an Extreme 3d Pro Joystick (actually, several, I keep wearing them out), several desksets for both myself and use their cheap wireless kits for additional pcs.

    The good: The MX518. Most awesome mouse for gaming, well balanced, light, doesnt drop out of my palm on lifts. Feels good. For basic gaming there was no other, sadly the lack of more buttons and no constant or side scroll means its not fantastic as a desktop mouse and when it became aged I moved on. The G400 is a shadow of its former self, but feels the same and for me comfort is 90% of a mouse, sadly my fps gaming style uses way more buttons now but if I was still into Quake style DMs id probably be using one.

    The bad:


    I wont rehash a long speech about why I think this is the most badly designed gaming mouse ive every come across, in short its badly weighted, the shape simply does not allow for comfort keeping it under control in my palm and simple pick and drop operations see it wrestle itself into the heel of my hand. The entire thumb control area is a curvy mess meaning very little angular control no matter how much grip you apply because its (unsuccessfully) all going into keeping it flat.

    I wrote a much longer explanation here on the Logitech forums for any who care to research.

    The annoying:

    The G500. The biggest drawback to me is it feels plasticky. Its right here, I push it at friends if I need a second mouse on screen but mostly it stays plugged in unused. Even loaded with more weight than a ship of scrap metal to the orient it still feels like a cheap toy. While the main 2 buttons are flawless, the additional buttons arent positive and feel cheap, plus the curve of the heel started to not fit my hand as good as the 518 at this point of the development.
  • piiman - Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - link

    "I wont rehash a long speech about why I think this is the most badly designed gaming mouse ive every come across, in short its badly weighted, the shape simply does not allow for comfort keeping it under control in my palm and simple pick and drop operations see it wrestle itself into the heel of my hand. The entire thumb control area is a curvy mess meaning very little angular control no matter how much grip you apply because its (unsuccessfully) all going into keeping it flat."

    I find this to be totally untrue.
  • ilkhan - Sunday, March 31, 2013 - link

    I purchased an MX Revolution and G700 at the same time (for laptop and desktop respectively) but ended up benching the revolution and buying a second G700 (seriously, don't ask me to tally the dollars I've spent on Logitech gear over the years, its disgustingly high). Love both of them, and these can only be improvements. <3 Logitech. Reply
  • Hardtarget - Sunday, March 31, 2013 - link

    Been using a MX Revolution for years, works plenty fine for gaming of all types, and can't really see a need to upgrade. Once you go wireless you can never go back and I've never felt that there has ever been any lag or the lik.e Reply
  • althaz - Sunday, March 31, 2013 - link

    I have to say that the G100 sounds like the perfect mouse for my gaming kit bag (containing my Surface Pro, a USB hub and a bunch of XBox 360 controllers for portable old-console gaming).

    The G100 + plus a keyboard (currently investigating mechanical numpadless designs for inclusion also) would be the final piece of my portable gaming Nirvana puzzle. (It would enable Starcraft, console games are already enabled thanks to emulators, same with PC racing/fighting/etc games).
  • sparkuss - Sunday, March 31, 2013 - link

    I'm still rocking an MX-1000, even though the laser light went dead several years ago. All the buttons still work but i want to trade up to something with more accuracy.

    Is the G700 roughly comparable in size and shape to the G1000? With the G1000, my small hands place my thumb exactly at the center of the left-side button cluster.
  • cyberguyz - Sunday, March 31, 2013 - link

    Actually have one of these rare original G700 convertible (wired/wireless) mice.

    Beyond the body graphics I don't really see any difference with the G700s. Mice look the same, have the same detachable cord. I use mine primarily in wired mode.

    Don't let the drivers fool you. While they say they are downloading configurations to the onboard mouse memory, If you don't have them installed, the buttons revert to factory defaults. It seems the onboard memory and config is only active when the mouse is driven by Logitech's setpoint driver.
  • Ws6_ - Monday, April 01, 2013 - link

    Logitech MX 518. Best mouse I have owned. I've had it for 3-4 years and never had a problem with it. Reply
  • johnny_boy - Monday, April 01, 2013 - link

    Well-made software, sure, if you're on a supported platform. It would be nice, though, if they made it truly cross-platform so that linux users had some nice, fully supported peripheral options too. Reply
  • Hrel - Monday, April 01, 2013 - link

    When I got a G700 I had to return it because the coarse texture caused my hands to get sweaty almost instantly. I much prefer the soft touch of the MX500 or MX Revolution mice. The G600 also has a nicer texture, still second to the high quality (anti-bacterial I believe) texture on the MX Revolution. I wish all mice had that texture. Because for me, the texture of the G700 made it completely unusable. Sad since other than that it's my idea of the ideal mouse. This picture looks like the same texture. Reply
  • 1nf1d3l - Monday, April 01, 2013 - link

    I have a "before refresh" G700 and I have to say, it is the best mouse I've ever used. The weight of the thing is nice, and it fits my larger-sized hands nicely. The 3 finger buttons can be difficult to use, but not overly so. One feature I especially like is that once the mouse is plugged in, it doesn't rely on its wireless receiver anymore, essentially making the mouse wired or not at your discretion.

    One issue I do have with it is its ability to drain batteries. I swapped to a set of 2200mah batteries, and the mouse will drain one in a full day of use, under the "normal gaming" setting. Having a wallcharger or the USB connector close by is pretty much needed.
  • yougotkicked - Monday, April 01, 2013 - link

    I'm still using my G5 and have no plans to upgrade until it breaks (no signs of that happening any time soon); but it's nice to know there's a fresh round of quality mice to pick from should the need arise. Reply
  • ryccoh - Tuesday, April 02, 2013 - link

    I love my G700, but what's with the cheesy graphics on this revision Reply
  • perry1mm - Tuesday, April 02, 2013 - link

    I've been using the G700 for a bit over a year now and I love the design, layout, scroll wheel, software, and wired or wireless, but PLEASE Logitech change the texture on the next update to feel similar to the MX grips!

    I can overlook it because the other features outweigh one downside, but I've tried other mice simply because the texture still bothers me after a year of trying to put it out of my mind...I still go back to it though, but no reason to go to the 700S when they didn't change that.
  • Alexo - Tuesday, April 02, 2013 - link

    Re Software:

    When I got a Logitech mouse, the software insisted on controlling both the mouse and the keyboard. Which meant that I could use either the programmable keys of my Microsoft Natural keyboard, or the SW capabilities of the Logitech mouse, but not both because the software would conflict.

    Needless to say that the Logitech software got uninstalled pretty quickly.

    This is an extremely boneheaded design, one that convinced me to stay away from Logitech mice.
  • Aikouka - Tuesday, April 02, 2013 - link

    Dustin, if I remember correctly, you're not based in the United States, and that might be the reason why you had poor G700 availability. I don't exactly go around looking for the mouse, but I've certainly seen it in Best Buy and various online retailers. I actually own two of them! One of the more interesting aspects of the G700 is the fact that the data cable supersedes the wireless connection if it's connected (it also charges the mouse). That means that you can use it as a wired mouse if you need to, and it also allows you to easily use the mouse on more than one PC. For example, I could plug the mouse into my laptop and use it like a normal wired mouse. When I was done, I could unplug the mouse and use it on a HTPC (that has the wireless transmitter plugged in). Reply
  • Kopa95 - Monday, April 08, 2013 - link

    So many are complaining about the quality of the G500. I've had mine for over three years, and it works just fine. Except for the middle mouse button. That doesn't work. But I think that is because I dropped a snow globe on it. Reply
  • Mantvis - Tuesday, April 09, 2013 - link

    Good mouse review has to have:
    1. Mouse weight. That's it. Other reviews have the rest :)
    The most difficult spec to find about any mice is weight. Try googling popular mice weight... not an easy task. Wireless mice can be very heavy. Please do a popular mice review and weight them.
    Also try comparing the sound of the mouse. Click sound and the sound when you drop the mouse from one inch high. It's no secret that in some cases the mouse hits the table with a big force :)
    Also very important to some - mac compatibility. My G700 could be configured only in windows. Zero mac support.
  • Etern205 - Tuesday, April 09, 2013 - link

    I own a G700 and I don't see why you'll need separated LED indicators for DPI and profile. When you select a certain profile, the LED are orange, red or DPI settings, and green for battery, unless it needs to recharge, then it's red.
    The side G buttons are great as I set it for entertainment and web browsing.
    MSRP was $99 but was on sale for $75 and comes with a free game: Orchestra Red Front
  • Etern205 - Tuesday, April 09, 2013 - link

    Why can't Logitech implement their DarkField sensor to their G-series mice?
    I have a Anywhere MX and that sensor is awesome. It can be use on almost any surface even on glass (has to be at least 2mm thick).
  • yogibu - Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - link

    I have G700. Unfortunately after using it for 6 months I realised that I feel pain in my palm (below/along the pinky finger). At first I ignored it but currently I can't use it anymore as the pain remains there even while I'm not using the mouse. Also mobility of my pinky finger has dicreased a lot. Because of that I hate that mouse.
    Really liked the placement of the side buttons though, so if not for the shape I would recommend it.
    I have long hands - my hand span is 23cm.
  • Lyianx - Thursday, April 11, 2013 - link

    "Unlike the G500s, there's no LED on the mouse to tell you what speed it's running at,"

    Um, yea there are bud. Those 3 lights on the side serve multiple functions if you bothered to read up on the mouse.

    1. Default is a battery level (Green, Blinking Red when low)
    2. When switching between profiles, it indicates what profile you are on (Orange)
    3. When switching DPI, it tells you what DPI profile you are on (Red) {since they are not set and programmable, it uses profile number)
  • LifesABeta - Sunday, April 14, 2013 - link

    Anandtech should do in-depth mouse reviews like GPU, CPU, Monitor, mobile phone etc etc. I see Dustin takes note of upgraded DPI levels for example for the g500s. Casually mentioning the DPI has been increased to 8200. What he didn't mention was the sensor being used. Most likely the avago-9800 laser sensor. From there he could've tested for hardware built-in acceleration. Also, tracking accuracy, i.e. how accurate the mouse will track relative to sudden burst of movement speed and also at differing level of DPI. There's a whole world of in-depthness that mouses can be put through and should be. Reply
  • Riddick51PB - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    Question: Is the laser in the G500s a "predictable" laser? I'm trying to get a mouse that doesn't have a predictable laser. Reply
  • boomerbsg - Saturday, May 25, 2013 - link

    I registered to say. Recently getting back into pc gaming after quite a few years of console gaming. I upgraded my Xeon x3220 to an i7, and my GTX 460 to a GTX 660Ti. I dusted off my Saitek II keyboard (still works great, through 3 moves and being tossed in boxes etc), and my G500 thats years old (I think I've had it easily since its original release date, I still have my old MX518 as well.

    This G500 has been tossed around, fallen to the floor, kicked, swung, beaten up badly, braids on the cords have been tangled, and cut to see bare insulated wire beneath, and it STILL functions perfectly! I'm in the market now to replace it.. but not because it doesn't work like it should I just want something new, and thanks to this article the G500s will be purchased within a weeks time.
    Razer products dont fit my hand well enough, and I've never liked them in general. My money will always go to Logitech for my mice, I know I paid a pretty penny for this G500 on release, and got my moneys worth out of it tenfold.

  • anon29929292992 - Friday, May 29, 2015 - link

    Had this G700 mouse fora few years now. Good mouse contour/shape design but the wired connection port on the mouse has now gone bad from plugging and unplugging....I use it on 2 computers...1 wired 1 wireless...meaning the mouse now disconnects constantly during wired overall the quality isn't 5 stars with most of their products and it's usually due to a mixture of hardware and software....I expect more for $50+ products that are priced this high. Reply

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