I bought the g700 the other day for $60 locally. Haven't had much time to play around with it but have a few observations.
I don't like the "sandpaper" texture on the thumb rest. I may get used to it but I don't prefer it.
Not immediately recognized in set point software. Actually, according to Logitech you need to downgrade set point to an older version to be able to customize. Something about its going to be included in the next LGS so they removes it from the latest set point??? oK???
Battery life on my Performance MX has only been a couple of days since day one so unless this gets less than a day I'm OK with connecting the charging wire often.
If you've been using a mouse with the sensor located toward the center of the mouse rather than towards the front of the mouse, be aware that it may take a bit of time getting use to. You will feel like the mouse isn't responding correctly and it will probably be due to the way you grip and move the mouse. I went from the MX700 to the MX1100 over 3 years ago and still can't use it to quickly and accurately move the pointer and select text. Probably my own deficiencies =P
I'm going to have to disagree. I own both the G700 and the Mamba, as well as a few other mice (G5 BF2142, Deathadder, the original G7, and a Lachesis).
This has been the best mouse that I have owned. The Razer Mamba wasn't a bad mouse by any means, but there's issues with it. First of which is that the battery life was horrible for me and for my use (HTPC gaming setup), it meant having to use it wired more than 50% of the time. This was compounded by the weird ass charging cable (I use my cell phone charger to charge the G700) and no hotswappable battery. The grip and the pads under it also worn out within 4 months.
The G700 on the other hand is an absolutely amazing mouse. I have had it for about 8 months now and I've had 0 issues. The grip is just about as good as when I bought it, the hotswappable, standard AA battery means that I don't have to use it wired ever, and the extra buttons means I have more accessible hot keys. As well as those features, it also charges with a standard micro-USB plug, which means that it's very easy to to charge instead of using a clumsy dock.
I will however say this, I thought the Mamba had the best left+right click buttons I've ever used out of any mouse I've had, as well as being better at grips like claw, ect. The software on the Logitech G700 blows the Mamba's away however, which is/was an abomination.
Obviously the Razer is much more worn out (I bought it the day it came out back in 2009 and used it until I bought the G700 in March).
Yeah I'm pretty sure if you put your mouse in a blender, you're gunna have a bad time.
I had the old Mamba and it had pretty good battery life and I owned it for quite a while, its glidepads never wore down enough for me to replace them either. I have the new Mamba 2012 and it has much better battery life than previously.
What's wrong with the Mamba software? Works perfectly fine for me. Also, the great thing about the Mamba is that you can just put it on the charger dock when you walk away from the PC. So much more convenient than reconnecting a stupid wire.
This is my first "gaming" mouse, bought it a couple months ago.
Software works great, no issues. Buttons get reprogrammed with eased based on which exe I fire up (IE, HL2.exe) you can also program profiles into the mouse to directly select.
Can be used 100% plugged in as a normal mouse. (Though the wire is a little stiff)
Feels great to hold, some may not like the texture (it annoyed me at first, used to it now)
With 2k dpi, and full refresh rate, I had 1 bar left on the battery after about ~4 hours of game playing.
Very tempted to get a spare in case mine dies or malfunctions.
This is a terrific mouse for gaming. Use it when I play games on the big screen from my home theater seats(which is 90% of games), and I can't perceive any lag with the G700 vs my G9 I use at my desk. It also feels better in my hand than the G9.
Battery life can drain pretty quickly, but don't think I've ever used it from full to dead in one sitting. Good thing is it charges with the usb wire very quickly.
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