Logitech has a collection of high-end mice which are now a new favorite in the hardcore gaming community. Logitech announced the G7 in December 2005 along with a G5 corded version. Being marketed for PC gamers, the G7 has an impressive set of features which gamers of all breeds and styles simply cannot look away from. Although the G7 is a "Gamer Mouse", it is not necessarily exclusive to the gaming community, and for the past month, I've been using the Logitech G7 Laser Cordless Mouse in both a gaming and non-gaming environment.
The Logitech G7 Laser Cordless Mouse
The Logitech G7 is a laser guided cordless mouse, capable of resolutions of up to 2000dpi. This resolution spec translates into the fastest response times available for a cordless mouse. Exciting features, such as having the option to choose which resolution is necessary for your particular environment, whether it be gaming or normal desktop use, can be easily switched on the fly. When using Logitech's SetPoint software, you can switch between five different settings (which can be adjusted within the SetPoint Control Panel)--all from the mouse itself.
DPI stands for Dots Per Inch. The more dots per inch, the finer the resolving power of the device, and the more accurate it will track your movements. Prevously, Logitech's MX1000 cordless only had 800dpi, but the G7 Cordless has up to 2000dpi. This is 2.5x more resolving power.
Charging Station & Receiver
The G7 Laser Cordless system comes with two Li-Ion batteries so that one battery is always in the charging station, ready for use. Swapping batteries takes less than 15 seconds (if you're a seasoned gamer, I'd imagine this would take you 5 seconds or less). Additionally, the charging station can also be used as the receiver station when the USB Receiver is plugged into it. In case the charging station is not optimally situated, the USB transmitter can be placed into any available USB port.
Most of us have at least 3 or more PC games on our computers which we like to play. For hardcore gamers, this can be many times more. Wouldn't it be nice if your mouse could "remember" the sensitivity settings for each game automatically, so you don't have to constantly switch back and forth in the individual game menus?
Logitech has a solution.
With Logitech's SetPoint software, the G7 (and its G5 corded model) settings are automatically recalled for each individual game. No more guessing on the configurations. No more frustration on remembering what the preferred sensitivity was. All you need to worry about, is how many bad guys and evil aliens you're going to kill this time around with your new high performance desktop weapon.