Logitech G7 Cordless Laser Mouse
Published: 21st August 2006 | Source: Computer Alliance | Price: |
Well I must say that I'm thoroughly impressed by Logitech latest mouse offering. Sure, the colour scheme probably isn't to everyone's taste, and the G7 has a couple of minor faults. Actually they're probably more features that I prefer to see rather than faults, but it's certainly a top contender for your hard earned dollar.
The only real area I'd like to see Logitech perform a little better is with their pricing scheme; this mouse still retails in some large local stores for around AUS$175.00. I managed to pick it up for AUS$130.00 inc G.S.T, although I have seen it for as low as AUS$106.00 from online e-tailers. To many people, 175 'big ones' is a lot of money to invest in a cordless mouse, when a lower priced alternative with cord would probably suffice. And as I said at the beginning of the review, it'd be nice if Logitech could resist the urge to plaster excessive amounts of self-plugging on the outside of the box, and in turn pass the savings onto the consumer.
Many times I have heard traditionalist's use the excuse that corded mice are more responsive and better for gaming. The Logitech G7 quite literally blows that notion out of the water. There are absolutely no excuses for gamers and enthusiasts alike, not to adopt and upgrade to a cordless mouse, especially this one. Heck, I don't even miss my Logitech MX1000! Even though the G7 passed through the test with flying colours, I'm not going to award it the 'editors choice award' simply because of its price premium.
But if you're contemplating buying this mouse after reading the review, you'll be pleasantly surprised, and glad you did.
+ Extremely fast and responsive
+ Comfortable for those gamers with smaller hands
+ Adjustable DPI levels 'on the fly'
+ No lag or dropouts
+ Reduced desktop clutter
+ 2 x Li-Ion batteries to ensure you never run out.
- Lack of rubberised moulding for grip.
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