The scroll wheel is of the tilt type and those with an MX1000 will be glad to know that it is nowhere as stiff to press down as the old model was. Another great feature is the addition of large glide pads on the bottom of the mouse rather than the tiny pads used in the past. These are made from polytetrafluoroethylene and with the right surface provide for excellent glide.
But even on a desk the G7 glides much better than the MX1000. I’m not so keen on the choice of colour, as silver and metallic green doesn’t do it for me. However this is a matter of taste and it could’ve been far worse – think bright orange and yellow. Logitech has also done away with the horrible stuck on logos that tended to either scratch your hand or peel off.
The ergonomics of the G7 are pretty good and it is comfortable to hold for long periods. However, it’s not quite as comfortable as the MX1000 and it doesn’t have any rubberised sections – something I quite liked with the MX1000.
It’s a dream to play games with the G7 as it is very accurate and I’ve found the sensitivity switching handy even in the same game. I’m not a hardcore gamer by any means, but I play my fair share of games and for anyone serious about their computer entertainment the G7 is a solid choice. I know there are people out there that would never even consider buying a cordless mouse for gaming (Riyad and Benny to name but two), but the G7 is the definitive cordless gaming mouse.
The Logitech G7 is the cordless gaming mouse to own, it’s not cheap, but it is worth every penny. Even if you don’t think that cordless mice are up to hardcore gaming, give the G7 a try – you might be surprised.