TechSpot: Logitech Gaming Mouse G700 & Gaming Keyboard G510 Review

Logitech has been a leader in the peripheral market for as long as I can remember on both the casual and enthusiast ends. Last month they announced updates to the popular G-series PC gaming peripheral line with the introduction of the Gaming Keyboard G510, Wireless Gaming Mouse G700 and Wireless Gaming Headset G930.

The Gaming Keyboard G510 replaces the very popular G15 keyboard, while the G700 is Logitech's latest pointer in the G-series line-up and the first wireless model since the G7 was released over five years ago. The G700 is a sleek looking solid black mouse with enough buttons to make any MMORPG/FPS player smile from ear to ear.

Fresh off the release of TechSpot's 12-way mouse round-up, today we'll be taking a look at Logitech’s two new input devices and comparing them to their well regarded predecessors.

Read: Logitech Wireless Gaming Mouse G700 and Gaming Keyboard G510 Review

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I had the G700 mouse for a week. Performance, and shape are very nice. But I didn't like the thumb buttons, they got in my way, and I always accidently hit them, and ended up doing a command in games i didn't want to do. They are also way to easy to push(another reason to hit them accidently), and feel very mushy, instead of clicky. And the tail end, where the battery is, feels a bit heavy, for me. If they fix the thumb buttons, in a revision, I will probably get this mouse and give it another try. Would also help if the battery is more centered.

I'm sad, I would have loved the mouse.

Nice cabling for the mouse.
Now to add it to the Illuminated series of keyboards.
As in, diNovo Edge kind of battery with just a cable for charger <3

carson2255 said,
I wish the keyboard had a more ergonomic design.

indeed. they ships very uncomfortable layouts with short shift to russia. so logitech isn't popular here.

how can you read anything on that tiny screen?

although I will say in the pics it does look quite readable, still I will stay with my G15-BFK and its macro keys ive never actually used.

I have an original G15 with rapidly dying key back-light and an MX-1000 with rapidly dying scroll wheel. They both need to be replaced, and these look like good candidates. My only concern was where the review said the key back-light was a bit dim. I'm looking for something with a very bright illumination.

Anyway, keyboards and mice are peripherals that I have to try out before I buy, especially if they're as pricey as these ones.

Mr Spoon said,
I don't get the gaming keybaords.
They are just a normal keyboard with a little screen at the top?

Logitech has special macro keys on the left side at least. You can program them to do something you want, for example in some FPS games I program one macro key to keep w pressed until I want to stop moving. Not the best example of optimal macro key usage but still

Mr Spoon said,
I don't get the gaming keybaords.
They are just a normal keyboard with a little screen at the top?

They are pretty much just a gimmick, unlike gaming mice. I guess it might be useful in games like WoW for the macro keys, but I would prefer a smaller keyboard with mechanical switches than a bulky gaming one.

Mr Spoon said,
I don't get the gaming keybaords.
They are just a normal keyboard with a little screen at the top?

i agree. Keyboards to me as just keyboards. it's not like a mouse which you can actually feel a fairly large gap in quality between those vs a lower end mouse which is noticeable unlike a keyboard which is basically a keyboard cheap or expensive.

i am sure there is some difference on a cheap basic keyboard vs your higher end ones but it's nothing that would even come close to justifying the prices they ask for them unlike mouses which are worth the slight premiums they can charge.

Minimoose said,

They are pretty much just a gimmick, unlike gaming mice. I guess it might be useful in games like WoW for the macro keys, but I would prefer a smaller keyboard with mechanical switches than a bulky gaming one.

Yes, I miss my OmniKey keyboards Nobody makes solid keyboards with good tactile feedback (click... tink!) anymore.

The USB charging cable connects to the front of the mouse, essentially turning it into a wired mouse when in use. When using the charging cable, the wireless USB dongle is not necessary.

chAos972 said,
Wish the mouse had the same design at the G9 - I can never go back to the G5 style personally.

x2

A wireless G9 would be the ultimate mouse. I bought and returned a Performance MX, Sidewinder X8, Explorer Mouse Bluetrack, Steel Series Ikari, Razer Mamba and a RAT 7. At the end of the ordeal I ended up with a G9x. The issues ranged from button sensitivity (one of the mice, can't remember which one now, was so oversensitive that the button would trigger from just the weight of my finger resting on it), to horrible middle click.

Unless the G700 had it's scroll wheel tweaked from the Performance MX it's based off, it will have horrible middle clicking.