Logitech G7 Laser Cordless Mouse

Review

posted 10/19/2005 by Charles Husemann
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On average I got about eight to ten hours of battery time out of a charge.  The charger has two different modes a standard mode and a turbo mode.  The standard mode takes about 7 hours to recharge a battery while the turbo mode will recharge a battery in around two hours or so.  While most people probably won’t have a lot of use for the normal mode, those using the mouse on a laptop have a nice easy way to charge their mouse without draining their laptop batteries.  Logitech also did a nice job with the re-charger/receiver combo in that it only takes up one USB slot for the pair but if you are taking your rig out to a LAN party or want to use it with your laptop you can just take the receiver (which is about the size of a small USB flash drive).  The fact that they included two batteries is also a nice touch and ensures that you’re never going to be without juice for your mouse.

 

After using the G7 in a variety of games and applications I can honestly say that I did not experience any lag or jumpiness during game play.  It was all smooth and accurate in everything from FPS games like Battlefield 2 and Half-Life 2 to RPG’s like Dungeon Siege II and the City of Villains beta.  I even tried the mouse with a few games of Bejeweled 2 with no problems (although using a 2000 DPI mouse for Bejeweled 2 was a lot like killing a spider with a five megaton nuclear bomb). I can also note that a resolution of 2000 DPI takes a lot of getting used to.  I started with a custom resolution of 1600 DPI to start with and then worked my way up from there.  Using a mouse like a G7 will also ruin you for other mice as switching between the G7 on my gaming rig and the generic MS mouse on my work computer was like driving a four cylinder Ford Fiesta after driving an eight cylinder BMW 5 series.

 

With the G7, Logitech has not just thrown out a high powered gaming mouse onto the scene but rather a well thought out gaming mouse system.  I do miss some of the extra buttons but the performance of the mouse more than makes up for it. 




A-
An excellent mouse for gamers looking to game with one less wire. Logitech has delivered a solid, well thought out product



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