Logitech‘s G series has been around a while and while associated with gaming, it was never officially for gaming. With the announcement they released a slew of new devices, mostly updates to their current offerings. Haven’t had a chance to check out what’s new under the hood, but they did refresh the aesthetics. I like how the ‘WASD‘ keys are grey ad the rest is black. I hope they didn’t change much since I just a G700 mouse and a G510 keyboard. I do recommend both for anyone looking, and it should be offered at a discounted price with te launch http://tinyurl.com/c3uyfwa
I almost forgot how comfortable my old Logitech MX Revolution mouse was until I got the G700 yesterday. The bigger form factor on this mouse just fits my oh-so massive hands very nicely. After spending some time using it on Windows, pointing and clicking, felt comfortable. The textured thumb and pinky rests give it a very distinct feel, and the clicks, felt…clicky. Setting up the whole thing was quite easy, as is opening the package. Yeah, I am mentioning the fact that it didn’t take special tools to open the box up. There are just some products out there that are a bitch to open, mainly blister packs, and there are some that are just near complicated to do so, and it feels like the manufacturer does not want you to start using their product.
But anyway, after unboxing the mouse, and plugging in nano receiver and downloading the latest software, you can start customizing the mouse in about 10 or so minutes. I am pleasantly surprised too that the batteries it came with were Sanyo‘s Eneloops. I use a bunch of them on my flash guns, and by far the best set of rechargeable’s I’ve used.
The software has a myriad of options, from setting what DPI it goes to when you press the DPI button, assigning one of the 18 buttons the mouse has. It also auto detects installed games on your computer and allows you to set specific buttons to do what ever it is you need it to do.
Anyway, I finally was able to sit and play SWTOR for a little bit over an hour, and the only thing I can think of was “how come I never got this a long time ago”. It felt very comfortable, and my hand did not suffer any fatigue as it normally does with my previous mouse (a Logitech MX510.. My previous MX Revolution had some issues with it double clicking when it’s not suppose to.) Hitting each of the macro buttons were seamless. P
In any case, stay tuned for a further review on this, the Logitech G700, and also my gaming-centric keyboard.