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Logitech G700 Review

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b1g-d0g 21st September 2010, 20:36 Quote
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Originally Posted by Shichibukai
I am disappoint :(

Dont be mate its twice the mouse of the razer mamba :)
Lockon Stratos 22nd September 2010, 01:58 Quote
pitty really - I expected a little better from Logitech. it musta been a bug with the software/drivers or the mouse firmware. they need to get hold of another and do the review again
Jipa 22nd September 2010, 02:15 Quote
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Originally Posted by Lockon Stratos
pitty really - I expected a little better from Logitech. it musta been a bug with the software/drivers or the mouse firmware. they need to get hold of another and do the review again

Really check some other reviews before calling the mouse a failure.. Logitech also apparently came up with a new driver/firmware already. http://forums.logitech.com/t5/G-series-Gaming-Mice/G700-and-small-mouse-movements/td-p/482089/page/5

GOUDG: way to try and flame :) I used to have a Tarantula. Upgraded it to G15 Rev2. Personal preferences, adequate sample size, etc are way too easy to forget when throwing comments in teh interwebs.
DragunovHUN 22nd September 2010, 02:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by G0UDG
Logitech are useless my razer keyboard and mouse outshine all logitech mice and keyboards

:|

I thought there were no stereotypical fanboys on here.
Dreamslacker 22nd September 2010, 10:53 Quote
Oddly, this mouse is advertised as an 'Office work' mouse in Japan (Logicool branding).

As a mouse for productivity apps, this mouse can be a boon. Quick switch to Hyperscroll is very useful for 3D apps (pan & zoom) along with enough buttons to map for quick access to functions within the app. One of the main reasons why many CAD artists prefer the CLI is because they don't need to keeping moving the cursor (and hands) to switch tools. Either that or we are just too old school. ;) Unfortunately, the application detection setting doesn't work all too well. I need the wheel to act as a middle click in Firefox and a universal scroll in general but it doesn't seem to work out for me.

Having owned and used many of the wireless Logitech mice (Air, G7, MX1000, MX1100, Performance Mouse MX (M950) etc), I can safely say that the wireless mode isn't all that bad.

It is, however, prone to interference (I have a 10dbi antenna on my wireless AP) and distance.
Placing the transceiver within 1.5 feet of the mouse (I have my unifying receiver on a USB hub) dramatically improves the response. Having it plugged into the casing on the floor occasionally causes cursor stuttering.

Increasing the polling rate of a mouse to at least 500Hz also improves the small movement response by a large margin (tested on my G9 Laser, Boomslang 2k, Boomslang 2k7 CE & CyberSnipa). Unfortunately, this is not an option on wireless mode.

Since ergonomics are a personal preference, I prefer not to dwell on this point. Suffice to say, most people only consider the hand size in general but fail to realise that there are different combinations of palm size and finger lengths. Not to mention, the style of using a mouse (2 fingers or 3 fingers on top) and grip (palm grip vs claw-grip).
Baz 22nd September 2010, 13:58 Quote
For all those complaining about the fact our review sample is faulty or that Logitech have released an update, please re-read the Logitech forum thread we linked to in the review.

Here it is again: http://forums.logitech.com/t5/G-series-Gaming-Mice/G700-and-small-mouse-movements/td-p/482089/highlight/true

Just to clarify: This is NOT a localised issue with our sample, and has been reported by dozens of other users. This is not a set point issue either and as we said in the review, occured with or without Logitech's software installed and regardless of poll rate or power saving setup.

We contacted Logitech prior to publication and are still waiting on a response regarding a firmware or software update. The fact that other review sites have not picked up on the issue does not mean we are "wrong."

No public firmware fix has been released to correct the problem, and we're still waiting for a public setpoint download to sort a short term software fix. With this in mind, the G700's failings are more than valid. I'd certainly be annoyed if I'd dropped £85 on a mouse I couldn't even use!

As soon as Logitech sort us out with a fix or update, of course we'll look at the G700 again but our job is to warn prospective buyers of a products flaws and highlight it's strengths. From our time with the G700 it obviously has a pretty serious and still uncorrected flaw. If/when it's corrected we'll look again but for now the G700 sits on my desk looking rather sorry for itself. A shame really as when plugged in via the data cable it's a lovely mouse to use!
Lockon Stratos 22nd September 2010, 19:29 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jipa
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Originally Posted by Lockon Stratos
pitty really - I expected a little better from Logitech. it musta been a bug with the software/drivers or the mouse firmware. they need to get hold of another and do the review again

Really check some other reviews before calling the mouse a failure.. Logitech also apparently came up with a new driver/firmware already. http://forums.logitech.com/t5/G-series-Gaming-Mice/G700-and-small-mouse-movements/td-p/482089/page/5

If you read my post carefully you will see that I have never mentioned the word "failure" in my experience Logitech + failure is like dividing by zero - its never gonna happen.

what i meant was - I know Logitech are capable of making some solid products - I've been an avid fan of their peripherals for years since the dawn of the logitech G7 which I own and still use for my laptop. Ive owned a plethora of their mouses, keyboards, K&M sets and even going as far as to perchase one of the Z-5500 speakers. Logitech are capable of making solid products, no question.

but how did these 'sticky mouse' issues pass QA? if it was just the sample thats faulty - id say fine, its a prototype/new product. but the problem is that they have released and shipped this mouse to be sold on by retailers so they frustrate those who paid £85 for a new G700. obviously you cant always catch all the bugs and a lot of bugs with the product are looked into as soon as users report an issue.

how did Logitech miss such a critical issue? it just makes me wonder if their QA team was on holiday or something.

but the mouse looks good!! but I think I might get myself a Rokkat mouse after my G9 breaks or something
captain caveman 23rd September 2010, 00:53 Quote
I'm a mouse nut, I thought the logitech g9x was great but the logitech g700 out shines it, trust me in my quest for the perfect mouse I also have a razor adder , mionix naos 5000 , a cm storm inferno. G700 wins by a mile.
centy 23rd September 2010, 02:52 Quote
HOW MUCH!!?
Lockon Stratos 24th September 2010, 01:24 Quote
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Originally Posted by centy
HOW MUCH!!?

its nothing - the Razer Mamba was about £120-130 when it first launched. so in that respect - the G700 is actually good value (compared to the competition)
Redsnake77 7th October 2010, 18:42 Quote
I was wondering where you had the wireless receiver plugged in? Was it at the back or front of the case? Was the case under the desk or on the desk? Did you try a USB hub or extender to move the receiver closer? What was the distance at which it became unusable or was the wireless completely unusable over any range even 9 to 12 inches? Cheers.
theTruth 13th November 2010, 23:15 Quote
"If you’d rather run the G700 wired, or need to the charge the mouse, then it’s a simple task to connect the (predictably proprietary) USB cable into the slot hidden beneath the primary mouse buttons."

This is wrong, it uses a mini-usb connection. Nothing proprietary about it.
Makes me wonder if this guy even used the product before reviewing it....
Krikkit 14th November 2010, 01:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by theTruth
This is wrong, it uses a mini-usb connection. Nothing proprietary about it.
Makes me wonder if this guy even used the product before reviewing it....

Can it be forgiven since the mouse is bundled with a horrid-looking cable shaped specially for the mouse? Seems a bit harsh. :p
M7ck 15th February 2011, 15:18 Quote
Apologies for the bump, but since my G500 is playing up I am now on the lookout for a new mouse. I am undecided between this and the G9x. Does anyone know if the wireless issue has been fixed?
longweight 20th October 2011, 10:38 Quote
I have just ordered this to replace my R.A.T 7, is this issue fixed?
M7ck 20th October 2011, 11:07 Quote
Yeah mate, I have had my G700 for over a year now with no issues (except the kids using it and not charging it). It is quite a heavy mouse so might take a bit for you to get used to it.
longweight 20th October 2011, 11:38 Quote
I have a MX at work so that is what I am looking for :D

Thanks mate.
The_Beast 20th October 2011, 11:56 Quote
I'll buy one when my mx518 dies, so it looks like never
b1g-d0g 20th October 2011, 12:19 Quote
Mines been running great from day one now about six months without any problems.
Kovoet 20th October 2011, 12:45 Quote
Love logitech move. I have a g5, g9x and a mx1000. I will definitely take a look at this.

Sent from my GT-I9000
longweight 20th October 2011, 18:29 Quote
Mine arrives tomorrow, really can't wait!
leslie 20th October 2011, 21:53 Quote
I've had mine for a while.

If you are hesitant to buy one, don't be. It's a wonderful mouse. To the naysayers about price, it's no different than any top of the line Logitech wireless and you can expect this to last a while.

As others have mentioned it looks and feels a bit cheap compared to prior Logitech offerings. It is NOT a Revolution, that is for sure. That isn't to say that it's cheap, it's just not on par with that mouse, which was probably Logitech's pinnacle. I though the same about the Performance MX (which also shipped buggy), it seemed to also lack some quality. Even later bluetooth versions of the Revolutions were cheapened (yes, they exist and they are awesome for laptops!).

If you use your computer for many hours a day, you may want to out a higher capacity AA battery in it, it will make it through the day, but near the end you may get a warning. This also depends on power profile too. The nice thing is the ability to change batteries if it dies instead of waiting for a charge. Being able to use it while charging is nice as well though. The ability to change the battery is really nice.

Other then it appearing to be lesser quality than older Logitech (and the battery only lasting a day), I really can't complain about it.
longweight 20th October 2011, 22:03 Quote
Thanks for the information, I have an original MX and I love it so much, seriously considering picking one up on eBay as a spare! I went to a R.A.T 7 for my home PC and it was a big mistake, I miss all of the Logitech software and ease of use.

Very excited!
Ficky Pucker 20th October 2011, 22:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by longweight
Mine arrives tomorrow, really can't wait!

please post your impressions :)
longweight 20th October 2011, 23:36 Quote
Oh I will!
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