Logitech G705 review: two-minute review
The Logitech G705 is an arguably solid contender vying for a spot in the growing roster of the best wireless gaming mice. However, it probably doesn’t fall in the top half of the list because of its steep price.
The gaming mouse was announced as part of Logitech G’s new Aurora Collection, aimed at those looking for high-quality gear that differs from typical gamer aesthetics. In addition to the Logitech G715 keyboard and G735 headset, it is available exclusively in the color ‘White Mist’. However, unlike other devices in the collection, the G705 does not offer the opportunity to add a pop of color with additional accessories.
With six programmable buttons and a comfortably lightweight chassis, the Logitech G705’s impressive gaming performance makes it as good as it looks. And while the G705’s 8200 DPI resolution might seem a bit disappointing compared to the cheaper ones Logitech G305 LightspeedWith its 12,000 DPI optical sensor, most users probably won’t notice too much of a difference.
This one mouse features Bluetooth connectivity, although users looking to maximize their in-game performance can also choose to connect their device via the included 2.4Ghz Logi Bolt USB Type-A receiver for lower latency.
The Logitech G705 has a few significant shortcomings. Despite Logitech’s admirable pursuit of non-traditional gaming aesthetics, the G705 is also overshadowed by its steep price tag and disappointing battery life of just 40 hours (with RGB enabled).
Many people will still get a kick out of the design of the device. However, those shopping on a budget should look elsewhere.
Logitech G705 review: price and availability
- How much is it? $99 (£89, A$149)
- Where is it available? Available now for pre-order, shipping in August 2022
- Where can you get it? Available in US, UK and Australia
Released as part of Logitech’s new Aurora Collection, the Logitech G705 is available for $99 (£89, A$149). Unlike the Logitech G715 keyboard and G735 headset, the G705 wireless gaming mouse does not have customizable Pink Dawn or Green Flash colored accessories. With this product you get what you see.
The Logitech G705 is more expensive than its direct competitors like the Razer Orochi V2. While the latter doesn’t have any kind of RGB lighting, it does offer a significantly better DPI sensor and nearly ten times the battery life. Alternatively, those on a budget and adamant about sticking to a minimalist Logitech mouse may also be better off with the Logitech G305 Lightspeed.
Logitech G705 review: Design
- Compact, lightweight and designed for smaller hands
- No personalization options
- Customizable Lightsync RGB lighting
Weighing in at just under 85 grams, the Logitech G705 is an incredibly light gaming mouse, so it pairs well with portable gaming laptops. The small and compact design lends itself well to gamers with small hands – a conscious design choice that features throughout the Aurora collection.
Unlike the G715 keyboard and G735 headset, the Logitech G705 wireless gaming mouse has no customizable elements. However, it features the company’s signature Lightsync RGB lighting system, which can be personalized using a number of presets via the Logitech G Hub software.
Logitech G705 review: Performance
- Six programmable buttons
- ‘Basic’ sensor up to 8,200 DPI
- Disappointing battery life of 40 hours
The Logitech G705 has six reprogrammable buttons and an optical sensor with a maximum DPI of 8,200. While the latter may not be a problem for the vast majority of gamers, people who use high resolution 4K monitors may want a more powerful alternative for a smoother experience. In comparison, the Logitech G305 Lightspeed and its 12,000 DPI sensor seem like a smarter choice, especially when you consider that it costs nearly half the price.
In-game, the Logitech G705 performs exceptionally in a diverse selection of games, such as: Fallout 4 and Minecraftlike Valorant and Rainbow Six Siege. Thanks to the 2.4GHz Logi Bolt USB Type-A receiver included, you can also maximize your gaming performance by taking advantage of the low latency for faster competitive games.
The most common issue we encountered during our testing with the Logitech G705 is poor battery life. Logitech claims it lasts up to 40 hours with RGB lighting turned on. Given the Aurora Collection’s focus on aesthetics, turning off the RGB to save on juice is just too big of a compromise. The good news is that you can find a USB Type-C charging port on the front of the mouse, so you can keep using it even after the battery inevitably dies.
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Logitech G705 review: Report card
|Where the||The Logitech G705 is more expensive than direct competitors with better features. This is not the best gaming mouse at the moment.||2 / 5|
|Design||It is compact, lightweight and designed for smaller hands. It also features the company’s signature Lightsync RGB lighting.||4 / 5|
|Performance||It performs exceptionally in a diverse selection of games, but its 40-hour battery life is disappointing.||3 / 5|