Logitech G705 review: a mini wireless gaming mouse for small hands

Ergonomics

The G705 does not look like much at first glance and appears as a mini G502 X with rounded contours. Its small size (barely 10.6 cm in length) is not intended for everyone and large hands will probably find it difficult to get used to it. However, its design has been well thought out and its curved shape with the thumb rest gives it a very good grip. If you have large hands, you will unfortunately have to settle for a fingertip grip (fingertips) and the palm grip as the claw grip will be excluded. In terms of weight, count 85 g, which may seem substantial for this little one, but it remains a matter of taste: lovers of ultralightness will turn to other models anyway.

If you have large hands, you will have to settle for a fingertip grip.

If you have large hands, you will have to settle for a fingertip grip.

If one could think that the RGB lighting went around the mouse, it remains finally confined to the back, in the shape of an arc. The color swatch is very well integrated and several effects can be selected in the G Hub software.

The main buttons are very responsive and perfectly stabilized, a good point. The same goes for the two secondary buttons, and Logitech has taken care of this detail, which is not always the case on competing models. On the other hand, they are really small and a larger width would have been appreciated. Otherwise there is a similar button in the shape of a pill above the wheel for adjusting the sensitivity.

The secondary buttons are a bit small.

The secondary buttons are a bit small.

The wheel is for its part adorned with rubber in relief and marks the notches rather well. It remains otherwise quite basic, devoid of side scrolling and smooth or free mode, yet practical in office automation.

Serrated wheel and effective buttons.

Serrated wheel and effective buttons.

Two large PTFE pads have been placed under the G705 (plus a small one that goes around the sensor) and the glide is excellent. Next to it is the on/off button and a button that allows you to switch from the Lightspeed wireless connection to Bluetooth. Logitech indeed leaves the choice to the users, but we recommend as always the 2.4 GHz USB receiver to play with a minimum of latency. This can be stored under the magnetic cover located on top of the mouse.

The USB-C cable with the adapter, and the cover for the receiver.

The USB-C cable with the adapter, and the cover for the receiver.

Autonomy is also announced at 40 hours with the lighting activated, and recharging is simply done with the supplied USB-C cable. This charging cable comes with an adapter that can accommodate the receiver as needed and thus switch from a wireless to a wired connection in two steps, three movements.

Strong points

  • Responsive primary and secondary buttons.

  • Successful RGB lighting.

  • Bluetooth and 2.4 GHz connection.

Weak points

  • Only suitable for small hands.

  • Secondary buttons too small.

  • Basic wheel.

Conclusion

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Global mark

Editor's Rating: 4 out of 5

How does grading work?

Don’t be fooled by the toy looks of the Logitech G705, it’s an efficient mouse that benefits from such advanced features, like other classic and high-end models of its kind. Its buttons are responsive, it is RGB and can connect via Bluetooth or 2.4 GHz. Be careful though, it is clearly reserved for small hands, unless you hold it with your fingertips (grip fingertips), a good thing for some, but a hindrance for others.

Sub Notes

  • Ergonomics

    Editor's Rating: 4 out of 5

  • Precision

    Editor's Rating: 4 out of 5

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