Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse
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The Logitech Gaming Mouse G500. Your weapon of choice.
When it comes to gaming, the smallest details can make a difference between winning and losing.
The Logitech Gaming Mouse G500 provides unparalleled precision, control, and comfort. It offers a gaming-grade laser that allows for smooth precision at any hand speed. Onboard memory lets you take your settings for your favorite titles wherever you go – with no added software. Personalized weight tuning of up to 27 grams gives you the feel you want and more control. The dual-mode scroll wheel provides click-to-click scrolling that's perfect for weapon selecting in games and the hyper-fast scrolling is ideal for flying through long web pages. On-the-fly adjustable dpi allows for precision targeting (200 dpi) to lightning fast maneuvers (up to 5700 dpi). And 10 programmable buttons gives you the ability to outmaneuver your opponent. The game is in your hands.
Top Customer Reviews
Bought 2 of these, one for myself and one for a friend, for 77 pounds (35 pounds each + delivery), They have gone up in price since then.
If you are looking for a good mouse, don't buy that overpriced Razor stuff. Unless you specifically want the 15+ buttons that the nagas have for something like World of warcraft. If you are just looking for a solid gaming mouse, this is the mouse for you.
We both put the mouse through quite heavy use (about 3-8 hours of heavy gaming per day, depending on the day) and have had them since june 2012. No faults. No bugs. No dodgy wires. No dodgy buttons.
* Feels good.
* Great customization with the included software (can reprogram every button on the mouse, even the DPI buttons)
* Allows macro creation (can record keyboard / mouse)
* Interchangeable weights ( I found that having none is most comfortable for me though)
* Great texture and quality.
* High quality cover for the wire that doesn't make it feel like a cheap mouse.
* multiple DPI settings pre-programmable and changeable on the fly (I only have 3 set but I think the max is 5)
This mouse, the G500, is the youngest descendant of the MX500/510 series introduced about 5 years back. Whatever shortcomings that series and its immediate successors had, has been corrected in this great mouse.
I won't go into details with the product specs, other than say that the 5000 dpi precision of its laser sensor provides silk smooth tracking on most surfaces (supposedly even glass, if one would be foolhardy enough to use that as a mousing surface).
The mouse is very close to the G5 gaming mouse; same shape, (nearly?) same hand-surface coating (actually, I'm not quite sure if the back coating has the same "gritty" feel of the first G5 mouse, which at bad moments gave associations to nails down a blackboard), same large teflon feet for low mousing surface friction. It has dpi adjustment buttons moved away from the scroll where you would all to easily hit them in the heat of battle. Instead, the MicroGear scroll wheel alternator is placed there, but it has "deep click" action-type button which is not likely to be triggered by accident.
The side buttons are not just two, but three, akin to the MX revolution and MX1100; only the lower thumb button as found on the MX1100 is moved between the forward/backward buttons, but yet quite distinct form these due to thoughtful molding of these two buttons. There is no chance that you'll accidentally trigger these buttons while your thumb is resting in the thumb groove on the mouse left-hand side.
The dpi indicator is in deep, ruby red LED's which is a nice change from the everpresent blue LED's on most consumer electronics today, but that is perhaps just my personal quibble.Read more ›
It just so happens that the G500 is that mouse - and it's £30 cheaper!
This mouse does EVERYTHING the G9x does except from the on-the-go profile switching and the grip changer. The fact that these features aren't there doesn't matter because the grip on the G500 is perfect and the profile switcher was useless. 5 different DPI settings on a single profile are enough to satisfy anyone. Middle clicking was god-awful on the G9x, but it works a charm on the G500. The G500 also has one more thumb button than the G9x does.
There are many other nice features to speak of on the G500:
- The very high DPI.
- The braided cable.
- The rubber feet.
- The easy to install and use software.
There are no major drawbacks I can think of. This mouse is advertised as a 'gaming' mouse but it can be used for anything. I adore this mouse, and would reccomend it to anyone in a heartbeat.
Build wise the mouse is spot on (with one important exception -see later). All the buttons are very comfortably placed and respond well. The mouse movement is also very accurate and precise, although in my opinion, the ability to instantly click between 3 scroll speeds is nothing more than a gimmick. Trust me, the difference between the 3 speeds is so great you will never find a practical use for it (this is from someone who has been playing FPS games since Doom).
I also found the ability to change the weight of the mouse somewhat redundant. I've tried several variations and noticed absolutely no difference in performance.
But then we come to my biggest reservation about this mouse, the scroll wheel. Its action is just plain awful. The ability to toggle between free scrolling and click scrolling is great (even though you will never use free scrolling in a game). Its problem is the click action on this middle button. It's damn awful. Not only is it much too stiff, but a good 10% of all middle button clicks will not be detected by the mouse. Fatal in FPS gaming. And I'm not alone in this view, the Logitech forums show there are a lot of people unhappy with the scroll wheel for this reason.
Overall, a good mouse let down by a poor scroll button. How important middle button clicking is to you...should decide whether or not you buy this mouse.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
good feel in the hand with large light input mouse buttons
This mouse suffers from static charge within the mouse button switches which will after a period of time will build... Read more
Owned 2 of these mice first one started double clicking and the second one started switching itself off after only 3 months.. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mr. JS JOHNSON
Broke very quickly. Not the only person who has had this issue.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Have this for over 2 years and it is amazing. I use it for gaming and can honestly recommend it very easy to set up and after this long still works perfectlyPublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
As someone with large hands and who also prefers the 'palm' grip I can safely say I never loved a mouse as much as my MX518 and subsequent G500 that I purchased as a teen back in... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Mr S Ward