Logitech® Wireless Gaming Mouse G700

A lot about mice in gaming communities is down to personal preference.  On many forums, the good old ‘wireless or wired’ debate still rages on, with the main argument of input delay or lag against ease of movement.  So when Logitech decide to release a wireless mouse, there will a lot of criticism against it, for purely being wireless.


Logitech’s last G-series wireless mouse, the wireless version of the G7, was loved and loathed by many.  For around $90, the wireless G7 was a mouse with two Li-ion batteries that lasted around 7 hours each, a charging dock, a thumb button, DPI switching on the fly, and depending on which version, a carbon-fibre look.

The G700 in will set out back $99.99 (£89), and is available in right-hand mode only.  Using a nano sized USB receiver, the G700 will operate between 200 and 5700 DPI, with a USB report rate of up to 1000 per second.  By way of low-friction polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) feet, a ‘gaming’-grade laser and 13 individually sculpted programmable buttons with macro compatibility, Logitech is marketing this mouse as ‘ideal for MMORPGs’.

Charging comes via a quick-connect USB cable (meaning if you run out of battery mid-game, there’s no hot-swap) but there’s no mention of how long a charge lasts.  The onboard LED display lets you know when the battery is about to run out, but personal experience with the G7 suggests that you’ll only find out when you bother to look down, after you’ve just died in-game.  The mouse is apparently durable for 250 billion yards of movement, and 8 million clicks of each button.

The wireless Razer Mamba is the main competitive product at this price point.  

Logitech® Gaming Keyboard G510
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  • scrlk - Thursday, August 5, 2010 - link

    I bet a decent Cherry or Unicomp is better than the Logitech at being at keyboard.
  • erple2 - Thursday, August 5, 2010 - link

    My unicomp (http://pckeyboards.stores.yahoo.net/en104bl.html) serves me well. Very nice to type on. And fast, curiously. That may just be my nostalgic rose-colored glasses talking. I have no actual facts to back that up.
  • zuht - Thursday, August 5, 2010 - link

    Engadget's review says:

    "Speaking of the battery, it did last a couple solid days when idle, but gave up the ghost after a severe Engadget work day of very heavy use."

    I was excited until I read that bit. That's pretty painful. How can the battery life be so bad when their other wireless mice go for months on a set of AAs?
  • Friendly0Fire - Thursday, August 5, 2010 - link

    Don't really mind, the mouse comes with a USB cord that can be used while playing. As long as you remember to recharge it overnight it's fine, otherwise just plug it in and keep chugging along!
  • dgz - Friday, August 6, 2010 - link

    ha ha ha

    what a load of crap
  • damianrobertjones - Friday, August 6, 2010 - link

    Care to add any depth to your statement?
  • dgz - Friday, August 6, 2010 - link

    Two reasons:

    - the listed products are basically ridiculously overpriced crap which do not get any serious bash from the author
    - the article is basically PR
  • damianrobertjones - Friday, August 6, 2010 - link

    Heck, most Apple reviews are MASSIVE PR moves but, I suppose we must expect these things. Heck End'Gadget is basically another section of Apple these days
  • dgz - Monday, August 9, 2010 - link

    haha true. hence me not reading engadget, gizmodo and the likes
  • IanCutress - Thursday, August 12, 2010 - link

    'Serious bash' is subjective - this is a news article, not an indepth review or preview. We comment on the products as announced in the press release and any info the company in question likes to give us, and provide our critical analysis on the topic. A news item is also by definition, to a certain extent, PR, otherwise we would not be able to mention the brand, the item, or what it's used for - which means it essentially isn't an article, but a collection of meaningless words. We get very few serious keyboard/mouse news releases coming our way, and a lot of people like the Logitech series, deeming it newsworthy and of interest. You should note that we don't issue a news item every time a different graphics or memory company releases the same rebranded and repackaged product - only the new and exciting products we believe people will be interested in.


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