Review Of The Logitech G705: Cute, Clicky, And Shaped

Logitech G just came out with its Aurora Collection of “gender-inclusive” gaming accessories. These are made for gamers who care more about comfort and style than about performance and competition. The set has a wireless headset called the G735, wireless and wired keyboards called the G715 and G713, and a wireless mouse called the G705.

The Logitech G705 is a small, curved, dual-wireless gaming mouse with six buttons that can be programmed and pretty RGB lighting that looks like the Aurora Collection. It works well and is reliable because it has tactile switches that click and Logitech’s “Lightspeed” low-latency wireless connectivity.

1. The Logitech G705 is well-made and easy to use.

The base color of the Aurora Collection is “white mist,” which is what the Logitech G705 comes in. It has a white body with lavender buttons and a lavender scroll wheel. The mouse has a diffused RGB light strip with three zones around the back curve. Out of the box, it is set to the Aurora Collection’s signature lighting, which is a pastel pink and blue combination that is, yes, very pretty.
The G705 is a small, wireless mouse with an ergonomic shape and six buttons that can be programmed: left and right click, scroll wheel, DPI switch, and two thumb buttons. On the bottom of the mouse is a switch for turning it on and off, as well as a button that lets you switch between 2.4-GHz wireless and Bluetooth connections.

All of the mouse’s buttons are easy to reach and click when you press them. The scroll wheel has a notch and is just a little bit stiffer than I like, but it’s pretty easy to use overall.

The G705, which is part of Logitech’s “inclusive” G line, is made for people with smaller hands. The mouse is about 4.17 inches long (105.8 mm), 2.68 inches wide (68.1 mm), and 1.55 inches tall (39.4 mm). The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro, on the other hand, is 5 inches (128 mm) long, 2.67 inches (68 mm) wide, and 1.73 inches (44 mm) high. The DeathAdder V3 Pro is 2.25oz and the G705 is 3oz (85g) (64g). The G705 is really only good for people with shorter hands or fingers, but it’s not very small otherwise (or lightweight).
Unfortunately, I don’t fit into this group. I don’t have particularly small hands, and my fingers are pretty long, so the G705 felt too small for me. It could still be used (probably better than a mouse that was too big), but I didn’t find myself reaching for it outside of testing.

2. How well the Logitech G705 works

Under the hood, the Logitech G705 is a gaming mouse, even though it looks more like a portable productivity mouse than a gaming mouse. The G705 has Logitech’s Lightsync sensor, which is different from the Hero 25K sensor found in many of Logitech’s gaming mice, such as the recently released G501 X Plus. It has a sensitivity range of 100 to 8,200DPI and a wireless polling rate of 1,000 Hz.

The G705 worked well in a wide range of games. I tested it with CS:GO, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Overwatch, and Subnautica: Below Zero, to name a few. The mouse moved quickly and smoothly over most surfaces thanks to its two large gliding feet. Its buttons were smooth, responsive, and easy to click, and the “Lightspeed” 2.4-GHz wireless connection didn’t cause any lag or latency. The G705 isn’t the best mouse for MMOs or MOBAs because it only has six programmable buttons. However, it does have a second level of programmability through Logitech’s G-Shift feature.

3. The Logitech G705’s hardware and software

The G705 works fine right out of the box. It comes with the Aurora Collection’s signature lighting and three preset DPI speeds (800, 1600, and 3200) that you can switch between with the DPI switch. For more customization, like programming buttons, changing (or turning off) the RGB lighting, and adjusting or adding DPI speeds, you’ll need to download Logitech’s G HUB software.

The G705’s G HUB has four sections: device settings, sensitivity, assignments, and lightsync. In the device settings, you can see a general overview of the mouse’s properties, such as the current firmware (and a firmware update, if one is available), how much battery life is left, and whether or not the on-board memory mode is turned on.
In sensitivity, you can change the mouse’s DPI presets (up to 5) and polling rate. In assignments, you can set the G705’s six programmable buttons to do anything from commands to macros to audio samples and voice effects. Lightsync lets you give the mouse’s three RGB zones their own colors and animations (and can also sync these preferences across other devices in G HUB).

4. Battery Life of the Logitech G705

The Logitech G705 has a battery life of about 40 hours (with the lights on), which is enough for maybe a week of moderate-to-heavy gaming. But most of its competitors, and keep in mind that this is a $100 premium mouse before any Logitech G coupons, can last at least 60 hours, if not much longer (e.g. the 90-hour Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro).

All View

The Logitech G705 is a wireless gaming mouse made for people with smaller hands. As part of Logitech’s Aurora line, it’s made for a small group of gamers who don’t like the aggressive “gamer aesthetic” of sharp corners and black plastic. Instead, this mouse looks like it was made with soft pastel colors and frosted plastic, so the RGB backlighting also looks soft. The thing that stands out most about this mouse is how small it is. Many smaller mice are made to be portable and have a symmetrical shape. This mouse, on the other hand, is designed for the right hand and is mostly used for gaming, though its size and ability to store the USB receiver make it a good choice for traveling.


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