It seems as if it was only yesterday that Logitech launched its first laser mouse, the MX1000. It has had some rave reviews, not only from TrustedReviews but from many publications world wide. Now Logitech has taken things to the next level with the introduction of the G7 – think MX1000 meets the MX518.
The G7 design is very similar to that of the MX518, but oddly enough some features have been removed. But let’s start at the beginning – the new laser sensor. The G7 has a 2000dpi sensor, that’s 400dpi more than the MX518. However, it’s not practical to use this kind of resolution for Windows work, as the mouse goes all over the place.
Luckily the SetPoint software allows you to adjust the sensitivity of the mouse to make it comfortable to use in any environment. You can store five different settings, while even setting different speeds in the X and Y axis. You can switch between the sensitivity settings by pressing the + and – buttons on the mouse, just below the scroll wheel. You can of course switch the sensitivity on the fly, by pressing either button, while a set of three LEDs keeps you informed as to which of the five settings you’re currently using - a combination of two lights are used for settings two and four.
The resolution can be set in even steps of 50dpi between 400 and 2000dpi. As soon as you move the mouse the current setting will be displayed by the orange LEDs. Let go of the mouse for a few seconds and the battery indicator will pop up and show you a set of green LEDs that indicate the charge level of the battery.