Many gamers have claimed that one of the top-performing gaming mice is the Logitech G700 but is that truly the case? I owned a G700 myself just a couple of months ago before I switched it out for another. I just couldn’t get used to the bulkiness despite trying hard to like it. There are also a couple of other features that I didn’t find appropriate to be present on a gaming mouse.
After all, I spent almost $80 on it and I didn’t want the money to go to waste. Indeed, I played the entire Battlefield 3 game and even tried using it for a couple of FPS games like Max Payne but it just doesn’t do well at all. I do admit that it was pretty dumb of me not to test it out extensively before moving ahead with the purchase but the online reviews of this particular mouse were really good.
When I heard of the new G700s that is basically an upgraded model of the older G700, I was intrigued. Perhaps, they have fixed some of the things that I thought could be improved. The Logitech G700s does resemble the G700 a lot but as far as it is the best gaming mouse currently available, I wouldn’t say that’s exactly true. I still prefer wired gaming mice simply because they do not have the additional transmission delay that will be present however minimal it is.
From what I’ve seen so far, the configuration of the buttons is also similar. The major and most noticeable difference would be the surface design of the mouse. They’ve replaced the smooth texture of the top of the mouse with a lined texture instead. This enhances the overall grip quite a bit. Also, the setup was effortless and I set my mouse profiles up in a few minutes or less. Then again, Logitech’s software has always been rather straightforward and you don’t even have to go through the instructions to set things up.
Features Of G700s
I have to mention a quirk that I found while playing around with the G700s in the store though. It comes with 3 programmable buttons on its left side near the main left mouse button. However, upon further testing, I noticed that the buttons aren’t the usual firm and steady ones that give an affirmative clicking sound when you press them down.
Instead, they feel a little soft and flimsy and I could imagine myself unintentionally clicking them from time to time, which could be a problem during some of my gaming sessions. Perhaps this issue was only present on the mouse I tested because I don’t seem to recall reading about this on most of the online reviews that I went through.
Anyway, as you might have expected, this G700s is similarly wireless to its predecessor and that’s a good thing. I don’t see why they would want to change this feature. As a wireless gaming mouse, I’d say that the G700s works really well. Besides the slight improvement of DPI from 5700 to 8200, I don’t see any other major differences between these two mice.
I’d rather stick to my older Logitech Wireless Gaming Mouse G700 instead of purchasing an entirely new one for the enhanced DPI. After all, I’m only currently using half of that in my current profile settings. The polling rate of the mouse has also been claimed to be at 1000 reports. Per Second but I should really plug the thing into a testing software before confirming it.
Gaming Mouse Tips
Just in case you do not own a G700 prior to this, it has up to 13 programmable buttons. Excluding 2 primary left and right mouse buttons. Also, gamers are often concerned with having to recharge their mouse batteries halfway. During a gaming session and that would interrupt it but the latest models. Come with the ability to charge your batteries whilst connecting the mouse to your PC with a USB cable.
You can save up to 5 different DPI profiles and shift between these during your gameplay. Sniping or whatever else you need that function for. On the whole, it is a fairly decent buy regardless of whether it is MMORPGs, FPS, or single-player games. The older G700 version, I don’t see why you shouldn’t get the new model. Of course, if you do plan on getting one, you should ask yourself whether you really need wireless. Because I’ve always been a proponent of wired mice, particularly for gaming.
I’d advise that you check out the other alternatives within other popular brands. Such as SteelSeries (I heard they’re the up and coming gaming brand) or Roccat. In fact, Roccat’s doing really well with their extremely unique mice designs that actually look a little like Transformers bots. If that’s your thing, you could also consider Cooler Master’s Storm series. They have gotten rave reviews, which is saying a lot considering how recently they’ve entered the market.