Logitech MX518 Optical Gaming Mouse
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PC gamers look to their mouse for a winning edge in a combat game. Now, gamers no longer need to choose between maximum speed and optimum precision for that edge. They can have it both ways with the new Logitech® MX™518 Gaming-Grade Optical Mouse.
- 1800-dpi MX™ Optical Engine: Experience ultra-high resolution and pixel-precise tracking.
- Adjustable Sensitivity: Shift from pixel-precise targeting to high-G maneuvers, without pausing the action.
- 8-Button Design: Don’t skip a beat. Your favorite controller functions map directly to your MX 518.
- Forward/Back Buttons: Accelerate your gaming intelligence.
- Super-slick Feet: Glide effortlessly across almost any surface.
- PS/2 and PC Compatible: Play on your system of choice.
- Right-Handed Comfort Grip: Fits your hand naturally, reduces fatigue.
- Superior Grasp: Enjoy long-lasting comfort—even during the longest gaming sessions.
Bundled software: SetPoint
Buttons quantity: 8
Compatible operating systems: Windows XP, Vista
Device interface: USB
Mac operating systems supported: N
Movement detection technology: Optical
Movement resolution: 1800 DPI
USB 2.0 ports quantity: 1
- Logitech MX™518 Optical Gaming Mouse
- CD with SetPoint™ software
- Quick start guide
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.Read more ›
HOWEVER, this mouse emits a high pitched squeaking sound. Ho ho. You can clearly hear it if you hold it up to your ear, and it seems to come from the front of it. Back at home I didn't have any trouble with it, but up at University, it's a bit like a cave and it reflects back at me. This isn't a problem if you have a headset, or even some music playing, but when I'm trying to type this up I occasionally hear it whirring in the background, depending on where I've got it. And it gets very, very annoying. How much of a problem this is depends the layout of your computer desk, but once you hear it and know what you're listening for, it starts to drive you crazy. I'm 20 and have been to a few nightclubs in my time, but I can still hear it so I'm sure that others will as well.
And finally I'll compare it to the Razer Copperhead, since they're both popular gaming mice and I'd liked to have something like this to read before choosing between the two.
*The Copperhead has a bit at the front to stop the mouse cord from being bent too much near the entrance to the mouse.Read more ›
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).
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
got this YEARS ago. only just seen i hadn't written a review by years ago i mean like when starcraft 2 came out.. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Brandon
I bought this mouse back in February 2011 and have used it on an almost daily basis from then until writing this review. It is a fantastic mouse. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Tom
Wow. Just noticed I have been using this mouse for almost exactly six years now and apart from some slight wear on the logo where the palm sits (very comfortably) it is still as... Read morePublished 5 months ago by slalFe
First product I bought on amazon and still works flawlessly today on my partners pc. Fantastic mouse that served me well through countless hours of gaming and work over the past... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Connor Roddie
Thought I'd write a review for this, as I'm currently looking for a second mouse I wanted one of these again - shame the price for these has soared to ridiculous. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Mr. S. T. Foster
After a few years, I'm still using this mouse flawlessly. The buttons are still responsive, with satisfying clicks. Read morePublished 12 months ago by MB
Great mouse! Bought mines in December 2010 and still feels as solid as ever! Its very simple compared to other gaming mice out there but in my opinion thats a good thing. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Bartlomiej Adamczyk
Had one for 5 or 6 years. Logitech stuff have good build quality.Published 13 months ago by James Pickering
Best mouse i have ever had i have largish hands and this fits the bill ideally, but this model is now difficult to find and the one`s you do find are now very exspensive.Published 14 months ago by Phill