Date: December 5th, 2006
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Logitech <--SHOP FOR A LOGITECH G7 LASER CORDLESS MOUSE HERE
PRODUCT WALKTHROUGH & PICTORIAL
Next we move on to the actual mouse. Now the version I have is the original with the green and gray color scheme and there is a newer carbon fiber look model as well. They are the same internally so don't think you will have an inferior unit if you get the earlier model. They both have the same features.
On the left hand side of the mouse you have a lone button that is used for a programmed function during a game and is used as a page back button while browsing the internet. There are no buttons or features on the left side so we won't be covering it.
Beside the side button you have a small two color LED display which will constantly switch back and forth from the battery life indicator (top) to the DPI setting in orange. It is very convenient for a quite check of the battery life and settings and is not distracting seeing your hand will cover it during normal use.
The meat and potatoes of the G7 are pretty standard fare. You have the right and left mouse buttons which have a nice positive click without any resistance or harshness. In the center you have the scroll wheels which also tilts side to side to allow for horizontal scrolling along with the vertical. Now, below the scroll wheel you have the quick resolution buttons that allow you to raise or lower the DPI as needed. The lowest setting (400DPI) is great for fine work and is great for sniper fire while gaming. The middle setting (800DPI) is your standard everyday mouse setting and is what I use while undergoing my daily chores on Tweaknews. The highest setting is the 2000DPI setting which allows for quick on screen movements with minimal actual mouse movement. You gain speed, but you will lose accuracy. To be honest you will use the middle and lower settings most of the time. You can change the DPI settings to something in between while using the setpoint software but you will not be needing it.
When you turn over the mouse you will first notice the large Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) mouse feet. Larger surface areas lead to a more even distribution of weight and therefore you will be able to move the mouse with less effort. You will experience less surface grabbing and resistance.
Other than the feet if we move from left to right you will see the green power button. Although the mouse powers down within about 10 seconds if it isn't used, if you are planning to leave for longer periods, you can also shut the mouse down completely. This will lead to longer battery life and will stop the mouse from turning on when in your laptop or lanparty bag. I personally never use it and just remove the battery while in transport.
Moving farther to our right you will see the main laser.
This laser is capable of 2000dpi and 6.4 megapixels per second data transmission for seamless and flawless tracking and accuracy. There is no lag, there is no ghosting which are the main things that lead to inaccuracy during gameplay.....well....other than the pure n00b holding the mouse that is.