REVIEW: Logitech Carbon Fibre G7 [lots-o-pics]

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  1. MrSmith

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    Logitech G7 (Carbon Fibre special edition)

    Ok, this is my 2nd review, first one wasn't an over the top one, I try to keep them simple - and noob proof!

    Came in the mail by courier from Nintek, the packaging is very nice, catches your eye.

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    Got the mouse out of the packaging, and it looks awsome! Very nice and shiney, and lightweight (without battery). Comes with the USB reciever, two batteries, the mouse and the charger (this has a usb port on it for the reciever, if you will)

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    Its awsome to hold in your hand, it fits perfectly like its molded! With the battery inside the mouse, it does get quite heavy, but for some gamers who like heavy mouses, maybe not enough. I must admit, I liked having two buttons on the side of my MX518 for net browsing (back and forward) but the G7 only has one, that defaults to Back on your browser.

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    Another improvement that I found really cool was the little led display on the left hand side of the mouse, it's not raised up so you cant feel it, and it looks real neat. When your using your mouse normally, you will see a little man and meter showing what dpi you are currently using - in orange light. When the mouse isn't moving, it will go to a green battery indictator showing how much battery life is left.

    The logitech website states that you will get 2 and a half days out of the batteries, but in saying that - Im predicting you'll get a maximum of about 8 hours - which should be enough for any gamer. Anyone going beyond that, well don't blame logitech! Once the battery is empty, the other one in the recharger should be at full charge, so you can easily switch them over in a matter of seconds (Before you get fragged!).

    Here's some technical spec's for the mouse:
    The buttons on the G7, the dpi buttons, scroller, and the side buttons are all non-slip rubber, which are usefull ingame aswell. the scroller can do your normal up-down and click, but it can also go side to side, which I havn't currently got configured to anything, but im sure you can use it for something!

    The finish on the G7, which all the hype is about really, is just awsome. Its high gloss, you can see yourself in it :p And the Carbon Fibre finish is wicked!

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    In conclusion, This mouse is awsome! It feels like its floating on air on my mousepad (Icemat 2nd edition), its got all the buttons and lights you'd want, and its got the cool led display. It's absolutely any hardcore gamer's must if he wants wireless (Which in my perspective, doesn't have any downsides to wired at this level!)

    Once i've tested it for a few days, ill bring back my findings with the battery life.

    Pro's:
    • Feels awsome in your hand, the teflon pads make it glide awsome on a good mousepad - Nearly as good on normal surfaces (Wood desk's)
    • Cool LED Display
    • DPI increase/decrease buttons
    • Batteries have a long life
    • Looks awsome, High gloss finish
    • Cheap compared to other Cordless/High end mice ($119)

    Con's:
    • Only one button on the side, instead of the two found on the MX518
    • A weight insert similair to the G5's would be a good idea for gamer's that want a heavier mouse
    • Only for Right hander's

    Some more pictures, after them is my final rating.
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    My rating? 9.5/10

    If there's any other photos, or any other help you need about this mouse you want - Just post what you need :)

    (C) MrSmith/ThraXx 2006
     
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  2. AMD180

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    Looks very nice!! How is it from long distances?

    EDIT: Sorry, found how much you payed.
     
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    The design looks almost same with the old MX500 MX510 MX700 range?
     
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    I just went to the other end of our house (Maybe 20-30 metres?), and got my bro to watch it, was still moving, went outside another 5 metres and it only cut out a bit there! (still moved a bit though lol)

    Its similair yeh, its a bit longer than the MX518, and a bit taller, im not too sure on the measurements on the older mice.
     
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    Great so you have mouse movement when u can't see the screen...very useful :lol:
     
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    Heheh, 2.4ghz reception will do that ;)

    Can't wait till Australai gets more of these in.
     
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    Yeh, Dunno if they will though.. Only time will tell I guess!
     
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    Love it! nice review, makes me want to impulse buy it right now!!
     
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    Looks good... too bad its not real carbon fibre XD
     
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    yea, damn it looks sxc!
     
  11. Spakis

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    Thanks for the review Mrsmith, Was acutally considering one of those mice then you bring out your review on the "carbon fibre" edition OMG it has such a nice finish to it im glad i waited. do you know where i can get one of them from and how much they are going for ?

    (note: did a quite browse over the forum so if it mentioned price or buying location my apoligies in advance)

    Edit: sorry just saw the price. hopefully they are available from various places.
     
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    2.4GHz is cool, hopefully the response time would be a bit better than my mx1000. Its a good mouse, but I reckon it feels a bit unresponsive sometimes when I'm playing games. Its on 127MHz I think.
     
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    As far as I know, theres none left in Australia - try contacting Nintek, they MIGHT have some left
     
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    do they have drivers for macs ?
     
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    Doesnt look like it :( But there may be some driver's out there if it wont plug n' play (I havn't installed drivers, dont see the point unless you want to configure all the extra buttons to something special.
     
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    Call me a newb but are Wireless mice worth it yet ?

    I remember a couple of years ago trying both Logitech and Microsoft wireless mice on the market and they were both blatently shit in response.

    I could feel them a good 40 - 70ms behind my actions which absolutely blows for fast paced FPS games.

    Can anyoen vouch for them with comparison to corded mice? (say the MX518) as far as response goes?
     
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    The responce time on this mouse is crazy, you dont notice any delay even if you try your heart out!! I tried it out in CSS, and it was going awsome (Scores about 10 kills more than what I had with my MX518, 10 rounds in a row - Luck? Maybe, Maybe not.

    The responce time is freaking awsome, and im one to be fussy with that (2ms 19" LCD :p )

    At the moment, with my standings.. The G7 is performing much better than my MX518, and without the wire there to distract me and make it awkward to make the mouse move, its a hell of a lot better.

    Cordless not as good as wired? No way, its better!
     
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    MrSmith, that there's very nice photos, may I ask what camera was used to take the shot?

    When my Mouseman Dual Optical dies, I might get one of these. Not to mention the DualOptical seems to transfer the cold from around the room right to my knuckles .. brr. :wired:
     
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    Not so much the camera, but the way you take it. I used a tripod.

    Olympus C-770 anyway, its rather old, and 4.0 MP, but its taken some great shots for me :)
     
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    I've got a MX1000 and find it pretty good response wise (once you tweak the mouse response level in a games options). The weight is on the heavy side but this is a matter of preference.
     

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