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Logitech MX518 Optical Gaming Mouse


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  • 1800 dpi optical engine delivers precision targeting and pinpoint accuracy
  • Sculpted comfort grip helps reduce strain
  • Polytetrafluoroethylene feet glide smoothly across almost any surface
  • In-game sensitivity switching lets you easily control cursor speed and responsiveness without ever having to interrupt play
  • 8 programmable buttons provide added control and efficiency
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Technical Details
BrandLogitech
Item Weight440 g
Product Dimensions235 x 235 x 65 cm
Item model number910-000616
Number of USB 2.0 Ports1
  
Additional Information
ASINB0015R8M7U
Best Sellers Rank 29,903 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight440 g
Date First Available1 Jan 2001
  
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Product Description

Box Contains

  • Logitech MX™518 Optical Gaming Mouse
  • CD with SetPoint™ software
  • Quick start guide

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57 of 58 people found the following review helpful By M. James on 19 Oct 2005
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This is an excellent gaming mouse. It can be used in either a USB or PS/2 port (unlike some gaming mice which only work in USB slots). The best thing about this mouse is the adjustable dpi levels. You can set up to 5 different speeds to be used in a game, so if you find the max dpi a bit too fast (as I did) you can drop down to any other speed that you have set.
The design of the mouse is also excellent. The buttons are positioned so that you can't accidentally press them mid-game (as I've done with a previous gaming mouse I owned).
Verdict: It's a bit expensive but if you're a heavy FPS gamer then I think this is just about the best mouse you can own. My Counter Strike kills have improved dramatically since I bought this.
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66 of 69 people found the following review helpful By Mwarmstrong on 19 Mar 2007
First off, i have got to say, this is a right-handed mouse only, the features are designed solely for right handed users. Lefty's look elsewhere...

OVERVIEW_

For me as a buyer, i rarely look at the five-star reviews. in general, they're mindless praise, they're un informative, and not thought out. i like people to give honest opinions on what they've bought, and let me know of what flaws i will run into if i buy this mouse myself. which is what i will fully intend to do, as i continue...

DELIVERY_

my package came well on time, i was kept well informed of when my purchases should arrive, and they came bang in the middle of my three day window and in perfect condition. everything was well padded, i also ordered some PC speakers, so this padding i was very glad to see. i have come to expect knocks on product packaging as the products fumble through various warehouses, thrown onto vans, stacked and restacked as things are eternally moved around. but this was well and trully not the case, both products were like they'd been lifted off the production line.

5/5

ACCESSORIES_

the mouse comes with a drivers CD, a manual, and a usb to PS/2 adapter which is crucial if you have a shortage of USB ports, a case on many older PC's. it worked straight out of the box with no drivers needed. but i installed these just to be on the safe side. There was no bumph or twaddle, just everything you needed to get going.

5/5

APPEARANCE_

this is a silver and black mouse, the dark "spots" you see on the picture, are indeed on the mouse itself, they are not indents or grooves, the surface of the mouse is streamlined and smooth. they just comprise the inner stylings of the mouse.
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127 of 135 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 26 Feb 2006
General info on high dpi mice:
1600dpi isn't needed for gaming. 1200dpi is quite sufficient, though the price on electronics is falling all the time so if you want to treat yourself, then do go for a 1600dpi mouse. At the time of writing, the highest dpi mouse available is 2000dpi. The larger the dpi, the more sensitive the mouse. Low sensitivity of mouse causes it to move unpredicatably and also means it does not work as well upon shiny surfaces. With very low sensitivity mice (ie under 599dpi) you lack control and overshoot your target.
General info on the mouse:
Just over 13cm long, 6.5cm wide, and just over 4.5cm high. Not heavy. Fast response time.
Problems with the mouse:
The biggest issue is whether you will find the mouse comfortable. Logitech mice have quite a large but comfortable hump. If you have small fingers then this is the best gaming-standard mouse available (at time of writing). The only other company who I'd consider buying a gaming-standard mouse from, Razerzone, sell mice which are substantially longer, with less hump. My fingers can not reach to the mouse wheel on Razerzone mice. However, if you have large hands then your little finger is likely to trail on the desk when you use this mouse. There is no groove on the right of the mouse for your little finger to sit on. This is only a problem if you got medium-big fingers (for a guy).
Other considerations:
The Logitech mouse lets you set it's sensitivity to multiples of 50. I normally have it at 1000dpi. I never use the mouse at 1600dpi for two reasons.
Firstly it doesn't cope well with major accelerations at it's maximum dpi. So if I turn rapidly and suddenly it will struggle.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Balazs Dianiska on 22 Aug 2008
Although I ordered this mouse for gaming and home use, when the package arrived to the office I could not stand opening it and trying it immediately. It came via second class post, the packaging had a basic padded envelope, and the standard box of the mouse. It contained manuals, install CD and the mouse itself.

One of the first things I noticed was that the mouse has a really smooth run, thanks to the completely smooth plastic things on the bottom-front and bottom-end of this rat. The grab is comfortable, and big enough for my hand to sit comfortably. Its a real comfort after the slightly undersized mouse I had to use.

The middle button has a bit surprisingly strong resistance, but apart from that the feel is great.

Now for the biggest surprise of all: it works under Linux! Apart from one button with the window icon on it both the forward/back and the DPI increase/decrease buttons work as intended out of the box. I was using Ubuntu 8.04.1 (after the first fix for the Hardy Heron release) with 2.6.24-19-generic kernel.

Dmesg log for the mouse:
[168246.883929] usb 4-1: new low speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
[168247.062837] usb 4-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[168247.081993] input: Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb4/4-1/4-1:1.0/input/input7
[168247.122639] input,hidraw3: USB HID v1.10 Mouse [Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse] on usb-0000:00:1d.0-1
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