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Looking to make a change from my MX620 and these are the two mice I'm considering. I play a fair amount of FPS games and fine that the button selection on my current mouse is fine mostly. Also I work from my computer and use a lot of AutoDesk software. Mouse customization is a big plus in that regard but again I don't know that I'd all the buttons that the gaming mouse provides.

Thoughts, concerns, insight? Not planning on leaving Logitech or go wired but perhaps I haven't looked far enough away from my comfort zone. $100 is about the max I intend to spend BTW.
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I have the G700 since release and havent use all the buttons x3 of the profiles. The button customization is neat thing, but its a pretty new thing given that most gaming mouses dont have that many buttons. The only buttons i need are the DPI settings, and back and forward buttons; lol.

The reasons why i bought the mice is the shape and comfort based on the Performance MX, the laser sensor (avago 9500), flexible wired/wireless option, Logitech's build quality and warranty, and the use of rechargeable AA batteries.

The only issues that I have is the "short" battery life when setting it to normal gaming mode, and a short USB cable. Its a one of the best wireless gaming mice that's ever made. I have own all the wireless gaming mouses to date and Logitech really learned the best and improved from the others (X8, Mamba) and its own model lineup (G7, and other wireless mouses) into a the G700.
Edited by Raiden911 - 2/22/11 at 1:32pm
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I thought the buttons on the G700 felt awfully cheap. I own an MX Revolution and the previous gen Revolution *something* (don't remember name) and thought they were far better in regards to build quality, fit & finish, and overall feel. Ended up "downgrading" to a G500.
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I actually love my G700. If you've got some patience for all the button mapping, you could literally customize every single game and cut the keyboard usage of the half (it was FANTASTIC when i broke my finger and I could only WASD!). Even now, there's really a handful of keyboard keys that I use because I'm used to map a lot of stuff on my mouse. It really helps
     
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The mouse is great and built sturdy. I don't think anything on this mouse feels cheap at all.
Comfort is top notch. Weight balance is great for me, and if one cared to make it a touch lighter...then, one could remove the battery and run it wired.

There are a couple things that are a touch bit annoying, but really not a big deal for me.

One being....For a wireless mouse that does so much, there is one important thing it does not have. A sleep function. If you walk away from a fully charged, yet not wired G700 and come back to it the following morning. Status lights will be on low. This scenario is not as likely. You will likely forget to wire it back up after using it and draining a considerable amount of battery life, meaning the following morning...you will have to run it wired. This is slightly disappointing and only emphasizes that this mouse is intended to be used wired and the wireless function is secondary.

The second thing is not so much a disappointment than it is to simply consider timing. If you are running wireless and you get a warning that it needs to be charged in the middle of gaming....do it when you are re spawning or somewhere safe. When reconnecting or even taking off the charge cable while gaming, the mouse takes a few seconds to search or connect to the driver or whatever the hell is happening. Sometimes, if I take out the charge cable while in the middle of a spawn in BFBC2, my guy has his arm cocked back when he appears......meaning, somehow he's automatically commanded to throw a grenade...So at the time of spawn, I have to commit to throwing the grenade to finally pull out the gun. Again, this has happened a few times, not all the time.

So those are my only two gripes and it only pertains to the wireless feature. Other than that, I would certainly purchase this mouse again if ever needed.
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post #6 of 7
G700 or G500 will both be great choices especially if you already own a mx series mouse. It will be an easy upgrade and you will never look back. I loved my G9 until I bought my G500, now my G9 makes me feel like I was using a dinosaur.
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G700 is amazing, I replaced my G7 with it (buttons were starting to get a bit finicky), wheel is great, all the side buttons are great, macros are incredibly cool (even can bind to keyboard macro). I have a setup just for browsing from bed where I can zoom, fwd/back and do everything in a web browser (except type I guess) on the mouse. I've been using mine on the wire though which is a bit stiff.

You probably can't do this anymore but I found them straight off logi's site for $75, they were $100 everywhere else. My friend and I ordered a pair and we both love them.
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