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#16 guitmz

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 17:11

logitech g700... got one a month ago, AMAZING mouse.. wired + wireless, comes with a rechargeable battery, 13 buttons (or something close to that), really good!


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 17:22

I bought an MX518 long ago and when it broke I cycled through a bunch of different mice: the G700, the G9x, and finally the G400.

The G700 was comfortable but a bit too heavy for me. The batteries didn't last all that long either, and while I could use it wired that defeated the purpose of buying it.

The G9x is a good mouse for claw grippers, but seeing as you've come from a G7 you're probably a palm gripper.

The G400 has the same shape as the MX518 and the G7, and ended up being the perfect mouse for me. It sounds like it'd be a great fit for you, too! I love that they transitioned to a matte finish this time around; it feels much better than the glossy finish the MX518 (and G7 apparently) had. It's a fantastic mouse and I highly recommend it!

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 23:54

I use a Logitech Gaming mouse the G5

had it since 2005 and still going strong

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Had the same mouse since 2005. Never have a wanted or needed another mouse. I've used the G500 and imo it's not as good, feels cheaper, though they are similar.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 20:08

I use the MX518 at the moment and it's a great mouse. If I was to recommend a mouse, I'd say the G400 or above (not the G500 though as I've heard that it doesn't last very long with the clicking mechanism that isn't very durable).

#20 Innuendo

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 20:24

I've got the G700 and it's been just awesome for me. A lot of people don't like the textured sides so do try before you buy.

For those complaining about the battery life, if you aren't a twitch gamer, dropping the polling down from the max more than doubles the battery life in my usage.

I was a little worried about the new Logitech product refresh till I took a look at the PR release. It appears that all the G700s has that the G700 doesn't is a new paint job with a goofy stylized 'G' on top of it. I think I'll wait till the G700s is released & pick up a second G700 when they go on clearance.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 21:43

I've got the G700 and it's been just awesome for me. A lot of people don't like the textured sides so do try before you buy.

For those complaining about the battery life, if you aren't a twitch gamer, dropping the polling down from the max more than doubles the battery life in my usage.

I was a little worried about the new Logitech product refresh till I took a look at the PR release. It appears that all the G700s has that the G700 doesn't is a new paint job with a goofy stylized 'G' on top of it. I think I'll wait till the G700s is released & pick up a second G700 when they go on clearance.


I <3 <3 <3 my G700. Mine has been perfect. I even dropped it on a hard surface a couple times and it's fell off my desk a few and bounced off my computer case and UPS a couple times and still works great. LGS is rock solid software as well!

#22 pes2013

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 22:55

The G700 really looks horrible with those buttons near the left click....

#23 remixedcat

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 02:22

Those buttons are great and they don't get in my way.

#24 pes2013

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:11

Those buttons are great and they don't get in my way.

Most people dont use the additional buttons on their mouse; They are there for a specific crowd. They dont need to be near the primary buttons.

To each his own.

#25 Radium

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 01:30

I recently bought Mionix NAOS 8200. It's good, but I haven't done much gaming where it has been able to shine. I'll try it out more at a later date.
I found good reviews so I bought it.
The mouse fits my hand and it feels great!
I love it. The light from the mouse can change color and be switched off, section by section.

My SteelSeries Ikari Optical felt very cheap and it began double clicking so I had to buy a new mouse.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 02:29

Sometimes that double-click issue is a capacitor gone mad

For double clicking issues:
  • take the batteries out of the mouse
  • let it discharge for 2 mins.
  • keep clicking on the mouse a lot with no power source (USB or battery) for 2-5 mins.
  • let discharge another min or two
  • then reconnect to PC or reinsert batteries

see if this helps

if not see:
http://www.instructa...-click-problem/

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 06:37

1. You'll never find something as good as the g7. Get over it now or you'll be extremely disappointed.

2. Shape wise the Razer Mamba (and DeathAdder which is the wired version of the mamba) is the closest you'll get to g7 when it comes to wireless mouse.

3. Sadly mamba drivers are awful (dunno about DeathAdder).

4. As a past g7 lover i use the mamba and live with it's software shortcoming.

5. I hated the g700 with a passion. It's not even close to the g7. Not in the same league at all. I did not accept to settle for something less and decided to vote with my wallet. But do as you wish it's an okay mouse sold twice as much as it should be and designed by a team of incompetent. They took everything that made the g7 the undisputed best wireless mouse ever and threw it in the garbage can.

6. You can find working g7s on eBay but be ready to pay up to 400$ for them (and some people actually do). But logitech is too dumb to see they should make a g7 version 2 instead of that g700 overpriced mouse.

7. Many people find the g700 to be a good mouse worth 100$. Try it who knows?



#28 francescob

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 06:42

5. Almost every recent gaming mouse/keyboard/headset has horrible build quality. We have to go back to 2004!



#29 LaP

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 06:57

5. Almost every recent gaming mouse/keyboard/headset has horrible build quality. We have to go back to 2004!

 

The build quality of the Mamba is awesome. Hardware wise it's an AWESOME and very well designed mouse. Close to be as good as the g7 hardware wise. Sadly it is plagued by awful drivers and firmware.



#30 francescob

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:12

The build quality of the Mamba is awesome. Hardware wise it's an AWESOME and very well designed mouse. Close to be as good as the g7 hardware wise. Sadly it is plagued by awful drivers and firmware.

Maybe well designed, the G700s is well designed as well, but the build quality just like the other gaming mouses doesn't seem nowhere comparable to the mouses of some years ago. Just look at the amazon reviews, 3.5 stars average with many negative reviews made by people complaining about inconsistent build quality. The fact that the top-rated mouses on amazon/newegg are now the cheapest non-gaming notebook models says it all: something has clearly gone wrong with quality assurance in the last few years. After Microsoft left the peripherals market Logitech lowered itself to the (already abysmally low) average quality standards as the other manufacturers since they now had basically the whole market for themselves, and the results are clearly visible.





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