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4.0 out of 5 stars A superior quality mouse, 6 Jan. 2013
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This review is from: Logitech G400 Optical Gaming Mouse (Accessory)
Suffice to say I've been through a fair few mice looking for the 'one', the amount I've spent on them irritates me, but I am very demanding. I think this is it.

At first I dismissed this mouse, it is afterall called G400, 'below' the g500 (owned), g700 (have) and recent g600 'mmo', so it will obviously not be in the running as a top tier gaming mouse - I was *very* wrong in thinking this. It is in many ways first class, easily the equal of the more premium Razer and Steelseries mice I've owned - I rip the SS Sensei to shreds in my Amazon review. I prefer it over the g500 & g700 too, easily, as the g500 is a bit gimmicky and the g700 simply 'too much' mouse and a maniacal battery eater.

The buttons are all configurable via logitech gaming software. I don't like the central placement as I find such hard to use rapidly, but that's what side buttons are for, the foremost one is especially tricky to use. It's evidentially not a 15 button MMO mouse, and thankfully doesn't try to add buttons in stupid locations like the Xai/Sensei have on both sides causing ambidextrous-grip mayhem.

The Sensor is an optical Avago S3095 - basically excellent, does nothing weird (no acceleration, angle snapping, etc, on the current crop of G400) and very stable, the lens too is custom and purpose built for this mouse. Search the web for highly detailed discourse on the sensor and it's variations if it interests you. It is located centrally in the base of the mouse, very ideal.

The sides and front are rubberised and the top an 'antisweat' type finely textured surface. All button action is very tight and firm, however the left mouse button does have a slight amount of play (it does not wobble), a fraction of a mm that causes it to 'rattle' if very lightly tapped*************. I can see why this happens however and it's not a lack of quality or remotely bothersome. I love the shape, but this is highly personal, so...

****EDIT**** It became more 'rattly' and the right mouse button started at it also, to the point the RMB started to catch slightly against the shell if not clicked in exactly the right position, Amazon are top class though and are replacing the mouse, but still have to mark it down a star for this. I do feel there *could* be an issue with the design now - that being the top shell is simply not toleranced well enough, I'll check the second mouse for this shortly.

The feet are very large, though smooth they don't feel to be Teflon, unsurprising at this price, but they glide very well on wood and cloth.

The scroll wheel is linear depress, it presses down evenly not to the side and is optically encoded, travel distance is quite far but feels great. Scroll Action is good; notched; medium stiff; no lateral wobble at all. Good stuff.

The cord is quite thin, non braided, and thus light and easily moved. Time will tell as to how it wears, but they are easy to replace, as with most mice.

Don't be fooled by the price or name like I stupidly was, this is easily a first rate gaming mouse with a lovely sensor, and a top class mouse in general. It's not at all ambidextrous however, being sculpted for right handers.

Recommended!
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