- 13 Buttons 1 x Wheel
- USB Wired / Wireless
- 8200 dpi
- $99.99 –
- $1.99 Shipping (restrictions apply)
Decent mouse, bad for palm grip/large hands 07/25/2014
- Quality construction
- Plenty of buttons
- Logitech's gear wheel design
- Wired/wireless operation
- Uncomfortable for palm-grip users
- Wired/wireless mode requires separate USB ports
- Factory cable too heavy, hinders mouse movement
- Battery life NOT great after some time
I have large-ish hands and prefer palm grip mice, but thought I'd give the G700s a try since it has a good size and seemingly ergonomic design. Unfortunately, the design of the mouse forces a claw/fingertip hybrid grip which is just not comfortable for me. This is no reason to take 2 stars away though, so lets get to the rest.
The G700s can operate either wired or wireless at 1000mhs polling rate. This is great for gaming - as an experienced gamer and someone who was previously 'sold' on the idea that wired mice are superior because they eliminate wireless input lag, this mouse changed my mind. It is very responsive in wireless mode and I notice excellent response in all circumstances.
It works just as well wired, but the problem comes in when you choose to swap between modes. There is no passthrough on the wireless dongle extension cable, so if you want to use both modes it is going to take up 2 USB slots. That just doesn't seem necessary. Also, the USB cord for wired operation is very heavy. I choose to use it wireless just because of this - the cable is so stiff and heavy it will fight against your movements, even move the mouse on its own when bent in certain directions. After a day of use I unplugged the cable (freeing up a USB slot in the meantime) and ran it wirelessly, using a lightweight phone charging USB cord to recharge the batteries.
Now this part may have been my fault, using a phone charger to recharge the mouse battery. The battery in this mouse would last ~several~ hours per charge when it was new, but now it only lasts 45 minutes or so off the charger. This would not have been a problem if the supplied cable wasn't so dang heavy and rigid.
Overall these issues are something I could live with if the mouse wasn't so uncomfortable. I'll be switching back to my trusty G9x in the meantime while searching for a comfy new palm-grip gaming mouse. I'll miss the 4 thumb buttons most of all.
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