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Logitech g5 vs g7

Discussion in 'Hardware, Software & Troubleshooting' started by someguy_99, Dec 4, 2005.

  1. someguy_99

    someguy_99 New Member

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    I'm probably getting either of these mice for christmas... But I don't know which I want. For those who don't know, both are high performance mice, but the g5 is corded and features a removable weight pack for adjusting (you guessed it) the weight of the mouse, and balance. The cord also seems to be made of a some fabric and does not provide a lot of resistance. The g7 is wireless, and features no weight cartridge. Instead it has 2 quick switch battery packs, making it possible to charge one while playing on the other. Both mice also sport DPI adjustments on the mouse itself, with no need for drivers.

    The reason I'm considering wired instead of wireless is because the one reason I wanted wireless in the first place was the troublesome cord. It always got in the way and made it more difficult to move the mouse in some situations. The fabric cord may eliminate this problem, however. Also, with wireless mice, you have to deal with reduced charge capacity over time and possible interference from other items. I actually see an advantage to the g5, with it's weight pack. Not to mention the price; the wireless is considerably more expensive.

    So which should I choose? Anyone have anything to add to what I've written above?
     
  2. evlj0n

    evlj0n New Member

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    Get the G5. Its better because you dont have to change batteries all the time. I had the G7 which I purchased at Fry's, and exchanged it for the G5. You can do the same and try it out then return it. It says on the box that the batteries give you 10 hours of continuous play. That is a bunch of bull. I had to change the batteries every freakin day. It gets annoying. I would only use the mouse for like 4 hours then I would have to change the batteries. I dont know what I was thinking when I got the G7. 100 bucks for a mouse damn.
     
  3. SanitysEdge

    SanitysEdge Aspiring Astrophysicist

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    I have a G5, I looked at the G7, but after looking at the specs I prefered the G5 because:
    1. Dont need to change batteries
    2. Cheaper (Though mine was gifted to me by a good friend)
    3. Able to change DPI (The lights on the G7 are battery indicators)

    The G5s weight pack doesnt really have any effect, but I havent really played with it either
     
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  4. evlj0n

    evlj0n New Member

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    It too has the Dpi indicator. When you dont move the mouse it goes to the battery indicator(green). When you move the mouse it changes to the Dpi indicator(orange). I too have not played around with the weights.
     
  5. Defeat

    Defeat GET EM WITH THE BACKSMACK WOOOOO

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    >G5, no changing the batteries and if your going to game with the mouse you get the G5 will have a better response time.
     
  6. Mythmon

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    Although my opinion won't count for much as I'm a newbie here, I've been using a MX700 mouse for a couple years, and i have had no problem with reaction time, and the batteries in it last for a couple days. Now, its not a laser mouse, and I've heard the the G7 has battery issues if you use it a lot. But if you could live without adjustable DPI I would actually suggests Logitech's MX1000, which is the MX700's big brother, and has a laser plus some other features over the 700. Personally I've had no problems with my mouse, unless i put the receiver too close to the monitor.

    If you want the adjustable DPI though, I would go for the G7 if the price doesn't scare you off, its not like switching batteries takes very long, and you have plenty of time as the mouse shows the battery level right on it.

    My 2ยข
     
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  7. geramie

    geramie I'll annilhate you if you have my flag

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    I've beenm usin the Logitech MX510 for a yr. & I love it!! I have NO PROBLEM with it at all & it has PERFECT response time :D
     
  8. Mythmon

    Mythmon New Member

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    Yes but the 510 is wired, so that's expected, if not demanded.
     
  9. Gumby

    Gumby Pretty in Pink!

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    Go with the G5 - i switched from wireless to and for several reasons. The Adjustable DPI is pretty handy tbh as is the weight cartridge (I made mine the same weight as my old wireless one for comfort more than anything). Above all, the G5 is cheaper!!!

    So summary: G5>G7
     
  10. Rukee

    Rukee Coffee overclocks the overclocker!!

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    I have an MX518 and it seems to work great. Adjustable DPI in games is nice to be able to dial in the scope or whatever at diffrent rates. Works good on diffrent surfaces where other lazor mouses failed to move right without a mouse pad under it. Been very happy with it, plus it just looks cool too.
     
  11. geramie

    geramie I'll annilhate you if you have my flag

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    I know its wireles.... But its still PWNS
     

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