Today, we're looking at the Logitech G700s. After the success of Logitech G700, the company has released the Logitech G700s that is a rechargeable gaming mouse, and it is actually one of the biggest competitors in the wireless gaming mice category right now. Same as its predecessor, the Logitech G700s has a great ergonomic design that offers great comfort and fits perfectly to different types of grips and hand sizes. It is also fitted with a cutting edge sensor technology and offers extreme accuracy. The biggest plus about the G700s is the fact that it is a dual mode mouse that delivers great performance independently if you are using it as wired or wireless mouse. Let’s dig deeper into the G700s Review to find out more about this mouse, part of Logitech’s G-series gaming mice.
8200 DPI Laser
Ergonomic form factor
Tilt-click scroll wheel
121mm/4.76” (Length) x 83mm/3.26” (Width) x 42mm/ 1.65” (Height)
- Buttons: 13
- Polling rate: 1000 Hz
- Laser Depth: 2 mm
- DPI: 200 – 8.200
- Max. Acceleration: 30G
- Connection: Wired/Wireless
- Grip Type: Palm/Claw
- OS: Windows 7,8, Vista
When you first have a look at the Logitech G700s you will probably think that it is not as fancy as some Razer or Steelseries gaming mice, it doesn’t have that sleek look and colourful lighting, but the truth is that Logitech G700s is one very comfortable gaming mouse. The usual for Logitech products black and grey are still there, but this time the guys from Logitech have added some stripes on the top of the mouse. Anyone can get over the colour of the mouse if it brings comfort and performs as it is supposed to and Logitech G700s certainly does.
The Logitech G700s is fitted with a nicely textured rubber thumb-rest where your thumb would fit perfectly and kind of slide your hand into comfortable grip without putting pressure to your wrist even after long hours of use. Unfortunately, left-handed gamers can’t experience that comfort, as the Logitech G700s is designed as a right-handed gaming mouse.
Adding to the comfort is the design and spacing of the 13 programmable buttons. Apart from the reft and right click buttons and a scroll wheel that clicks in three directions, there are four thumb buttons, three for the index finger and one just below the scroll wheel that allows you to adjust the DPI. All the buttons are well spaced and distinctive, although the thumb ones and the ones for the index finger do not have an audible click that some gamers might find a bit odd. Another thing about the design of the Logitech G700s that is kind of controversial is the scroll wheel’s free-spinning option. If you are not used to a scroll wheel that is particularly sensitive and apart from scrolling up and down can tilt to left and right, you might find yourself hitting it accidentally what can be quite annoying sometimes. However, if you are used to a scroll wheel with free-spinning option, you will probably love the Logitech G700s because of it and will add to the comfort that this gaming mouse offers.
Software and Features
Logitech G-series are products designed for gamers and the Logitech G700s is particularly aimed for MMO fans. So, in order to program all 8 G-keys you will have to download the Logitech Gaming Software. The software is available for free download and although it looks a bit more complex than the Razer Synapse for instance, it is still pretty easy to use. The only thing that is not so great about the software and the Logitech G700s respectively is that they are only compatible with Windows Vista, 7 and 8. However, if you meet the OS requirements than you are due to enjoy assigning Macros, skills or just program the G-keys to suit your needs. What is also great about Logitech Gaming Software is the possibility to download game profiles, so that the Logitech G700s would automatically switch to the game profile as soon as the game launches.
Apart from the great features that you can customize with the Logitech Gaming Software, the Logitech G700s is also fitted with a laser sensor that allows you to adjust sensitivity between 200 and 8200 DPI. It makes the Logitech G700s perform with precision at any type of surface and at any speed.
One of the best features of the Logitech G700s is the fact that it can go from wireless to wired in a second, by just plugging in the mini USB cable included in the box. Why is this so great? Because there is no charging cradle, because there is no drivers to install and profiles to change and you can just continue playing as you were. The two AA rechargeable batteries charge while the mouse is plugged into the mini USB, so the Logitech G700s is always ready. Some gamers might find the mouse a bit heavier due to the batteries included and take it as a disadvantage, but that is the price you need to pay when you want to have a wireless gaming mouse. Here is a good moment to mention that the wireless dongle can be stored in the batteries compartment, so you can use your Logitech G700s anywhere without worrying you could lose the mini dongle.
In our opinion the Logitech G700s is undeniably the most accurate gaming mouse when used in wireless mode. There is no lag or stutter, there is no drop of tracking...it is just great that you can’t actually feel the difference between wired and wireless. When put to the test the Logitech G700s Rechargeable Gaming Mouse performed excellent in FPS, RPGs and MMOs, so although it is aimed for MMOs, the Logitech G700s actually turned out to be quite versatile and deliver outstanding performance.
Overall, the Logitech G700s is probably the most comfortable wireless gaming mouse we have been testing recently. It performs excellent in different game genres and most importantly doesn’t lose any of the accuracy when in wireless mode. It sells for just under $100 that is not a small amount of cash, but will definitely make your investment worthwhile.