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Logitech G700 Black 13 Buttons Tilt Wheel USB RF Wireless Laser 5700 dpi Gaming Mouse
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs 2+ years and still going strong 08/17/2013

This review is from: Logitech G700 Black 13 Buttons Tilt Wheel USB RF Wireless Laser 5700 dpi Gaming Mouse

Pros: I bought this mouse way back when I used to play WoW. I use it for several hours every day, and it still works great. I've never had any malfunctioning buttons or problems with the wireless signal.

There are plenty of buttons, each of which can be programmed with a myriad of functions and keystrokes (single keystrokes or combinations - this is great for games that don't recognize more than 4 or 5 mouse buttons). These configurations can be stored as profiles (along with DPI and other settings), up to three of which can be stored on the mouse's memory and cycled by pressing a mouse button (provided you program one of the buttons to cycle mouse profiles). Profiles can also be stored on the computer and automatically loaded based on which game/program you're using (this feature was a bit sketchy last time I tried it, but the software has been updated since then).

The free-spinning scroll wheel is great for scrolling through long pages. Not so great for gaming, but it can be switched to a regular scroll wheel (that only scrolls one "click" at a time) by clicking the raised button on the center of the mouse (right above the "G11" button).

Cons: The textured "grip" on the sides took some getting used to and has started rubbing off on the spot where I rest my thumb. It also makes cleaning the thing rather difficult, since it likes to collect lint and tear up paper towels.

The battery doesn't seem to last as long as it used to. I haven't bothered to try replacing it, since it hasn't really been a problem, yet. I just plug in the cable to recharge whenever it gets low. It usually lasts for several hours on a full charge, which is plenty for me. I could understand how that might be a problem for a laptop user who would require more mobility.

The original software was poorly designed, but Logitech has since released a new version available (for free download) on their website which is much more intuitive.

Other Thoughts: It is not a simple mouse. It has a lot of features that can take time to learn to use and get accustomed to. I see a lot of negative reviews on here that seem like they just didn't give themselves time to figure it out (for example, the scroll wheel thing I mentioned in the Pros section).

I also see people complaining about the durability of this mouse. I don't know if I just got lucky, if it's because I take better care of my things, or if it's just because I bought mine a long time ago and quality has declined more recently, but I haven't had any issues like the ones described in these 1 and 2 egg reviews.

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Corsair Obsidian Series 650D (CC650DW-1) Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Case
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggs First impressions: Sleek and sexy with a few rough edges 01/23/2013

This review is from: Corsair Obsidian Series 650D (CC650DW-1) Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Case

Pros: This chassis has a beautiful, sleek look with ample ventilation and cable management, a sturdy frame, and more features than you can shake a stick at. One that I didn't notice before I made the purchase is a hot-swappable SATA3 dock on the top, which is sweet! The easily accessible dust screens on the front panel and underneath the power supply should make maintenance much less of a chore.

The whole thing seems to be very high quality. Even the drive bay covers are far from flimsy and each has a panel of the same black brushed aluminum as the faceplate, so they match flawlessly.

There are plenty of screws (all black to match the case) and several zip-ties included.

Cons: There are some sharp-ish edges on the aluminum faceplate, most notably along the top edge and the edges around the front dust screen. It's not quite enough to knock off a whole egg, but it's worth noting. I'll just have to be more careful when I'm fondling...er, handling it.

The side panels don't always close easily without pulling down the releases - a minor annoyance.

Other Thoughts: I haven't built with it yet. I'm still waiting on the rest of my parts which arrived in a separate shipment at the local FedEx hub only minutes before the delivery truck left for the day with this case. Only one more day, though! I can't wait!

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Travis D.'s Profile

Display Name: Travis D.

Date Joined: 05/28/09

  • Reviews: 3
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  • First Review: 01/23/13
  • Last Review: 08/17/13
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