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#1 Vvo

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 18:39

I've decided to buy one for $50 at best buy since it's on sale for this week only. Is there anything I need to know from your personal experience about this mouse besides that it's awesome?


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Posted 28 March 2013 - 18:40

It's awesome

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 18:47

You need to use it as a wired mouse 50% of the time. That's the only thing you need to know about it.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 18:47

Logitech finally released the LGS software for it not too long ago, so make sure you download that. Really nice for configuring all the buttons and sensitivity settings.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 18:50

It's... uh... really great.

Logitech software, on the other hand, always a bit shoddy. Also I've noticed that the lights on the side are not linear, three greens will last about 10 minutes, two greens about two hours, one green a day, red a few days of light use.

Also a braided mini-USB cable would nice, the cord that comes with it is oddly inflexible.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 18:50

You need to use it as a wired mouse 50% of the time. That's the only thing you need to know about it.


I bought a few weeks ago (actually got it for $59 at Best Buy, their price) and I only have to charge mine once every two weeks.. I am only my computer about two to three hours after work a day and about 10 hours per weekend day.. might want to get yours looked at..

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 18:57

I bought a few weeks ago (actually got it for $59 at Best Buy, their price) and I only have to charge mine once every two weeks.. I am only my computer about two to three hours after work a day and about 10 hours per weekend day.. might want to get yours looked at..


I've found it's heavily dependent on use and sensitivity (probably more so sensitivity).

Good to know LGS is finally out for it, I might scratch my previous comment regarding the software being shoddy.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 18:58

I thought it had a really crappy battery life, until someone on this forum pointed out you can change the polling rate of the mouse, which affects battery life. I had mine set to 500 and it would barely last a day on wireless. I've since switched the polling rate to 125 and switched to "power saver" mode and the battery lasts significantly longer. I don't even really notice a difference in mouse performance.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 19:01

I bought a few weeks ago (actually got it for $59 at Best Buy, their price) and I only have to charge mine once every two weeks.. I am only my computer about two to three hours after work a day and about 10 hours per weekend day.. might want to get yours looked at..


Had to charge mine every 10 hours or so. And that's what reviews was reporting back then.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 19:56

Had to charge mine every 10 hours or so. And that's what reviews was reporting back then.


Ouch.. I must just not be using mine that much.. just i only use that PC for gaming.. The 930 wireless headset they make is also amazing..

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 19:56

You need to use it as a wired mouse 50% of the time. That's the only thing you need to know about it.


Not true. If you use it at the highest polling rate and such, you will need to charge it every night, and you may need to use it wired partly during marathons, but otherwise, it's fine. The wire is thick stiff and annoying though,


It's... uh... really great.

Logitech software, on the other hand, always a bit shoddy. Also I've noticed that the lights on the side are not linear, three greens will last about 10 minutes, two greens about two hours, one green a day, red a few days of light use.

Also a braided mini-USB cable would nice, the cord that comes with it is oddly inflexible.


Since they changed from the old red config software for the mouse to the new infield G config software that works for all the G products I really like their software. And they actually made a software that works well not just for the mouse, but also keyboard and the G930 headset, which is kind of impressive.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 20:05

Not true. If you use it at the highest polling rate and such, you will need to charge it every night, and you may need to use it wired partly during marathons, but otherwise, it's fine. The wire is thick stiff and annoying though,



Yeah but what's the point of buying such an expensive mouse (here it's 100$ CAD) if you're not gonna use it at the maximum of it's capacity ?

If the mouse was around 50 or 60$ then it would all be nice but at 100$ CAD + taxes (total of 115$ CAD) i expected A LOT more from it.

Like you said the cable is stiff and is annoying. The battery case cap is really cheap and break easily if you remove it every day (to replace the battery by one charged using an external charger).

The mouse is awesome. But i really wish the mouse would come with a charging dock like the g7 (or at least one would be sold separately giving users the choice of using the cable or an optional charging dock). Ultimately i returned the mouse and got a Mamba because i did not like to use the cable and i did not feel like removing the battery every day or so to charge it outside the mouse. I just wish Razer softwares and drivers would be actually good ... sadly they are awful.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 20:31

The cable that came with my g700 isn't stiff at all. They must have used two different specs over the course of the mouse's release.

Two things will affect the battery life of this mouse. The Report (or polling) Rate and the Power Mode. If you aren't Mr. Twitch Gamer Guy you can vastly improve the battery life by dropping the Report Rate down to 500 or 125 and the Power Mode down to Normal Gaming or Power Saver.

If you aren't a gamer at all then you shouldn't be using anything other than Power Saver. The Normal Gaming and Max Gaming modes don't power down the mouse, if I recall correctly.

I really like this mouse because you have a cubic butt-load of buttons at your disposal & you don't have to contort your fingers into weird positions to reach them.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 20:31

amazing mouse... the software is ok and the battery lasts a nice amount of time, the case cap is not that good (i whish the wireless adapter was somewhere else, cause i need to keep opening the cap)

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 20:34

Yeah but what's the point of buying such an expensive mouse (here it's 100$ CAD) if you're not gonna use it at the maximum of it's capacity ?


Because you won't notice a difference between 500 and 250