I have no hesitation in saying that Logitech is one of the leaders in manufacturing high-end gaming hardware. Some of the mice they release are praised for their myriad features, others are unbeatable in terms of reliability and durability. As for the G700s model, it combines all must-have features and at the same time, you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg on purchasing a premium-class gaming mouse. Of course, the arguments I have mentioned do not hold water unless I clearly state what sets the G700s apart from the competition.
The model has as many as 13 fully customizable buttons, as well as a great ergonomic shape, high-quality sensor and user-friendly software. The hyper-fast scroll wheel makes it suitable not only for gaming purposes but also for office use. You can scroll through emails and folders in a breeze.
If you have read the Razer Naga Epic Chroma review, you must know that the mouse is designed for MMO games, but it has almost no versatility for use in FPS or MOBAs. The Logitech G700s has a lot to offer to MMO players but if you are into non-MMO games, it can still be a nice upgrade to your gaming hardware.
If you want to find out more details about the Logitech G700s Rechargeable Gaming Mouse before buying it, read the review below.
The first impression I got for the G700s was “Now, that’s a good ergonomic mouse”. Frankly, you will either fall in love with G700s design or hate it, there is no in between. Luckily, I fall into the first category and now I will tell you why I speak so favorably of mouse’s ergonomics.
The G700s is suitable for palm or claw grip but once again, lefties are out of luck. The Logitech G700s is made of durable materials that ensure utmost comfort to the hand during gaming marathons. It comes with a combination of smooth plastic on the palmrest and textured sides for added grip. The shape itself reduces the strain, but what I liked most was the Dry Grip treatment on the side panels.
I have to tell you that the mouse looks a bit bulky, and it is relatively heavier than its counterparts. It weighs 147 g or 5.19 oz, but that’s largely due to the wireless transceiver and the rechargeable battery. Despite the weight, the mouse still allows you to make quick movements in fast-paced games. The G700s measures 1.9 by 3.3 by 5.1 inches (HWD).
Unless you are an MMO pro, you may consider the 13 available buttons overkill. The good news is that the designers did a good job with spacing them out. You have eight programmable G keys, an integrated back button, toggle buttons for adjusting the DPI sensitivity as well as a toggle for adjusting the scroll wheel. As a matter of fact, I consider the scroll wheel one of G700s’ weaknesses. It is quite sensitive and offers no resistance.
On the underside of the mouse, you will find a laser sensor delivering up to 8200 DPI sensitivity. You can adjust the sensitivity on-the-fly and set higher DPI for melee combats and lower it when you want to line up a sniper shot. A LED indicator notifies you when you increase/ decrease the sensitivity. The sensitivity adjustment button and the button that changes the frictionless scroll wheel to regular are located next to one another. So, keep in mind that you may accidentally hit it when you try to change the DPI.
Other than that, the thumb buttons are easy to reach, but they do not produce a distinctive click when squeezed. The index finger buttons feel a way sturdier than the thumb ones.
Responsiveness and Sensor
The G700s comes with a decent lift-off range and z-axis tracking. As I mentioned earlier, I was confused by the sensitivity of the scroll wheel but later, I figured out that the mouse actually has dual-mode scrolling. To put it the other way around, you need to hit the button, located near the wheel and it switches the wheel sensitivity.
As for mouse’s responsiveness in wireless mode, it exceeded my expectations. I tested it in several FPS and RTS games and it showed a stellar accuracy. The nature of the sensor ensures smooth tracking on a variety of surfaces. I have tested it on polished wood, glass and glossy plastic without using a mousepad and it scored great.
Wired or Wireless?
I know that wireless technologies have seen a lot of improvement lately. Still, I am always a bit prejudiced against the wireless capabilities of every mouse I test, be it the most expensive or the most advanced one. In most cases, my worries are groundless and I am happy to report that the same scenario happened with Logitech G700s. During my tests, it did not experience any serious lagging or interference issues. In point of fact, there was no significant difference in mouse’s performance in a wired and wireless mode. It remained accurate, responsive and there was no fumbling over the buttons. Except for the fiddly scroll wheel, the mouse delivers a solid gaming experience.
The G700s has a nano receiver that plugs into the USB port for a wireless connection. You will also find a Micro USB cable in the box. It works as an extension for charging the batteries. You can count on 8-10 hours of constant gaming provided that the battery is fully charged. And here comes the most versatile aspect of G700s. When the battery is drained, all you have to do is to plug in the wired charging cable and you are good to continue playing. No data loss, no profile changes, no waiting for drivers to install.
You can configure the G700s via the Logitech Gaming Software. It is not as straightforward as Razer Synapse, but it is still user-friendly and robust. The software allows you to customize the DPI and power modes, assign macros, import and export profiles, program a button for switching between profiles. One of the best features of the mouse is its ability to download profiles for the most popular games. It automatically switches your profile when the game loads up.
The G700s is advertised as an advanced, genre-specific mouse. I would have agreed if I hadn’t found one major setback. Linking a profile to the World of Warcraft is a pain in the neck. The software recognizes most of the games but when I wanted to download a WoW profile, I hit a brick wall. The reason is that the game shortcut does not link profile and game properly. I had to change the shortcut for the game manually. I am not saying this is a big deal, but it is an unnecessary hassle.
If you are planning on FPS marathons, you will like the option of programming multiple DPI settings within a single profile, so that you can easily switch guns.
The G700s has won me over with its ergonomic shape and wireless nature. I have also fallen for the wealth of customization options. It seems the mouse was created for hardcore gamers. MMORPG gamers will be delighted by the opportunity to have all essential skills and spells assigned to the mouse buttons. Using the G700s guarantees you will always have the means to escape any situation by pushing one button and never again allow dramatic losses against enemies.