Logitech G7 Laser Mouse

The Logitech G7 Laser Cordless Optical mouse has a 2,000dpi optical sensor, programmable buttons, adjustable sensitivity levels, a quick-swappable battery, and most importantly, no cord.


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Most gamers avoid cordless mice with good reason: their battery life can be short-lived, and you run the risk of lag. Logitech addresses both concerns with the G7 Laser Cordless Optical mouse, which features programmable buttons, adjustable sensitivity levels, and a quick-swappable battery. At AU$179.95, it's a good cordless option for the gaming set, but those who don't mind being chained to their computers should consider the Logitech G5 Laser mouse, which offers the same level of programmability for AU$40 less.

The 133 gram G7 is fairly light for a gaming mouse and most gamers will want more heft; unlike the G5, it lacks customisable weights to give it a heavier feel. Though it looks like it will fit both left- and right-handed users, it's made for righties only. It has two sensitivity buttons conveniently placed below the thumbwheel and another programmable button near the thumb rest. It has a small battery meter on top. An eject button on the bottom lets you quickly swap out the battery. The G7 comes with two battery packs and a USB recharging station. Logitech also includes a wireless receiver that you can plug into your computer's USB port or the USB port on the recharging station.

The G7's sensitivity buttons are preset to 2,000, 800 and 400 dots per inch (dpi); by default, the thumb button triggers the Back command in a Web browser. To get the most out of the G7, you'll have to install Logitech's included SetPoint software, which lets you adjust dpi settings and program the thumb button.

The G7 performs flawlessly and is very comfortable to use. Movement tracking is responsive and the sensitivity buttons are easy to reach during frantic combat. We didn't experience any lag or glitches in movement and the buttons provided good tactile feedback. Battery life is acceptable. Logitech rates each battery pack for up to eight hours of use and the packs charge quickly, in about three hours, ensuring that your mouse will always have power.

Logitech backs the G7 Laser Cordless mouse with a three-year hardware warranty, which is two years longer than the industry standard for input devices. You can access service and support online through Logitech's support Web site, which also offers software updates, driver downloads and user discussion forums.



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munz posted a comment   

The Good:Good gaming mouse, decent sensitivity settings, could be better but overall satisfactory

The Bad:Buttons are not robust, WiFi interference will render it useless unless you change the WiFi channel, an option to change the G7's channel should be there if it's sharing 2.4GHz

This is my 2nd G7, the first one's primary button started malfunctioning (it would double or triple click when I single clicked, quite annoying when working with programs. The second one cuts out due to a neighbour's WiFi, even though the usb receiver is sitting on the corner of my mousepad. Since I can't find the neighbor I'm switching mice and will give the Razer Mamba a try since it works at 3.5GHZ.

 

munz posted a comment   

The Good:Good gaming mouse, decent sensitivity settings, could be better but overall satisfactory

The Bad:Buttons are not robust, WiFi interference will render it useless unless you change the WiFi channel, an option to change the G7's channel should be there if it's sharing 2.4GHz

This is my 2nd G7, the first one's primary button started malfunctioning (it would double or triple click when I single clicked, quite annoying when working with programs. The second one cuts out due to a neighbour's WiFi, even though the usb receiver is sitting on the corner of my mousepad. Since I can't find the neighbor I'm switching mice and will give the Razer Mamba a try since it works at 3.5GHZ.

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123 posted a review   

The Good:lightweight, cordless, easy change sensitvity,no lag after idle

The Bad:batteries take ages to charge, and just recently has started to lock up

It's getting anoying cause it keeps locking up for often 40 seconds at a time if anyone has any suggestions plz post them, thanks in advance

boogie face
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boogie face posted a review   

best mouse excpet revolution

jds21
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jds21 posted a review   

The Good:Quick swap battery
DPI quick switching
Tilt wheel
Extraordinary wireless performance at nearly any distance

The Bad:Not as ergonomic as other mice; it is very comfortable but not for extended periods of time
Battery life is poor but it doesn't tend to be a huge issue with the quick swap battery system

The G7 is a terrific mouse. Very easy to use, relatively comfortable and is great not only for games but also graphic designing. The DPI switching buttons come in very useful in games and when trying manipulate photos in Photoshop

Paladonius1
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Paladonius1 posted a review   

The Good:Cordless option a great concept, good charger and quick swap of batteries.

The Bad:Logitech batteries, can't use generic batteries, extreme lag and locking. Seems to work better on decktop surfaces than mousemats

Logitech has now dropped this mouse from it's product line so I would be careful on purchasing this as once your batteries die, none will be available directly from Logitech. I have one and just recently it has had constant lockouts that last between 5 to 10 seconds regardless of the load on the cpu and application running at the time.
This is a known problem happening more and more with these mice and the cynic in me thinks that it is cheaper for Logitech to drop this from their lineup than address the problem.
Of course it doesn't help that there are no drivers for Vista 64bit which is also a problem. To have shelled out for what I thought was a great mouse will have to shell out even more to go back to the more reliable (I hope so) G5

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Timbo posted a review   

The Good:Better than a cheap cordless mouse.

The Bad:Dropouts, changing batteries, losing the batteries is quite easy too if you transport the mouse much, no weights

I bought the G7 but wan annoyed by the occasional dropouts and the drag of having to replace the batteries. I then bought a G5 - the same thing but with a cord and weights you can add. HEAPS BETTER. The slight advantage of being wireless is greatly outweighed by the superior performace and reliablility of the G5.

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Xcel posted a review   

The Good:Fast
Easy to use
Lots of options

The Bad:Bad on alot of surfaces

Works well... except not on the control side of my Exact Razor mouse pad :S
Some issues on gaming surfaces

XslauGt8
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"Great mouse for gamers or lounge chair enthusists"

XslauGt8 posted a review   

The Good:Excellect range (up to 5 metres at times)
Very sharp response time, no delay even after idle.
Feels just like a corded mouse, battery can be changed very quickly.
Lots of buttons & most can be configured for just about anything.

The Bad:As with all Logitech mice, there is a little learning curb, cause they all feel a lil different from each other. I was fortunate enough to get a faulty unit also, it seems a few people have trouble with interfering 2.4GHz devices hopefully the problem was limited to the first release, currently waiting on a replacement (said Id wait til the new batch comes in).

As with all logitech products, warranty's are excellent, I always buy Logitech & will continue to do so, this mouse is a very good mouse for gamers, I upgraded from the MX1000, for the typical Desktop user I'd suggest sticking with the MX1000, but for the gamers who want the best from their mouse, the G7 cant be beat.




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  • munz

    munz

    "This is my 2nd G7, the first one's primary button started malfunctioning (it would double or triple click when I single clicked, quite annoying when working with programs. The second one cuts out d..."

  • munz

    munz

    "This is my 2nd G7, the first one's primary button started malfunctioning (it would double or triple click when I single clicked, quite annoying when working with programs. The second one cuts out d..."

  • 123

    123

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    "It's getting anoying cause it keeps locking up for often 40 seconds at a time if anyone has any suggestions plz post them, thanks in advance"

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