Logitech G7 Cordless Laser Mouse

A Closer Look Continued

The Charger

The quite radical changes to the G7's charging system, as opposed, to say the MX1000 are more than evident.

Side view of charger, wireless dongle and rechargeable batter G7 recharge setup and dongle
MX1000 and charger setup

One aspect of this charging system that I really like is that it doesn't require a dedicated power supply all of its own. All that's needed is to simply plug the USB adaptor straight into your motherboard and voila, it's powered. Those readers who frequent LAN's will appreciate this; there is nothing worse than having to battle for real estate in your power board.

The G7's wireless dongle is rated at 2.4Ghz, and during both gaming and general desktop work, I never experienced any lag or dropout. Although,I must admit I was a little unsure as to whether my D-LINK DI-624 wireless router would interfere with the performance.

When you need to recharge a battery it's a complete no-brainer. You cannot possibly insert the battery the wrong way and it inserts exactly the same way as in the mouse. When you want to remove the battery simply push the button on the lower right hand side of the charger. Kudos to Logitech for making the G7 idiot proof. Now let's take a quick look at the included software.

The Software

From my own personal experience, I have found some of the older Logitech Setpoint software to be a little buggy to say the least. It's satisfying to say that I haven't found this to be true with the G7 drivers.

Setpoint desktop console Setpoint console DPI adjustment

You can see from the included pictorial content above that the Setpoint console allows you to pretty well customise everything about your mouse. Some of the options available to you are:
  • Customising what buttons on the mouse perform a function;
  • Adjusting your mouse movement and speed;
  • Setting at what point you want to be warned of low battery power;
  • Checking the Logitech website for driver updates, and at what frequency, and
  • Setting up customised DPI settings for in-game play.

Setting up your advanced game settings is also a no-brainer affair, simply trial various X/Y resolution settings and then try them out in various gaming scenarios to see which ones you prefer via the buttons beneath the scroll wheel. Obviously for MS Windows based desktop work, the 2000 DPI setting is a little too vicious and the author suggests toning down the speed to a more controllable level. Now let's take a look and see how the G7 performs in real life gaming...

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Most Recent Comments

21-08-2006, 06:03:16

Great review mate, looks like a seriously nice mouse!Quote

21-08-2006, 06:15:16

Thanks mate, glad you liked it. Quote

21-08-2006, 07:40:55

Nice work Peevles Quote

21-08-2006, 08:56:28

Thanks Kemp, it took some work but we got there lol Quote

21-08-2006, 09:16:50

hmmm im sure my packard bell mouse is better of course not...good review btwQuote

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