The Ultimate Mouse Hunt

Raptor Gaming M2

For starters, let's just say that the G7 was a letdown. Yet this mouse's German maker has a serious argument for their product: 2,400 dpi. We have no further details on the sensor used. As with the Logitech mice, it's possible to change the resolution on the fly via a simple button under the track wheel. But it's not practical to use because you never really know what resolution you have. We found the general shape of the mouse, designed for right-handers, a bit troublesome because of the wideness of its base, but the anti-slip rubber coating proved to be very comfortable. On the left, two additional buttons that are fairly well placed can be assigned to any task you like. The track wheel is multidirectional. Under the hood is a compartment for two tuning weights that you can use to change the weight of the mouse to 3.17 oz., 3.53 oz. or 3.88 oz. (90 grams, 100 grams or 110 grams).

A Little Cheap-Looking

All that sounds good enough, but in actual use things fell apart. To begin with, the shape looks suspiciously like that of numerous no-name mice you see for sale on the Web for $10. And our suspicions were confirmed. The mouse is comfortable enough for right-handers, but it's not easy to handle. It's easy to activate the right click inadvertently, and the resolution button is hard to access. But above all, the mouse is difficult to maneuver. To add to that, the track wheel is very imprecise, both for horizontal and for vertical scrolling. The basic ergonomics leave a lot to be desired, and the tuning weights won't do anything to change that.

  • Ephebus
    Stay away from this mouse. I've had two, and both started double clicking with the left button after about a year. Logitech's forums are full of topics on this issue. The latest versions of the G7 also showed a regrettable decrease in manufacturing quality - my first mouse had a rubber coating around it (release A0), while on my second G7 (release A2) it was replaced by cheap plastic. Issues with the receptor dongle losing connection with the mouse are also frequent, and Logitech will go to great lengths to avoid honoring their 3-year warranty.