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Logitech G500 Programmable 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 … see full wiki

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Wow, just, ... wow!

  • Oct 22, 2009
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I didn't know it was possible to love a mouse this much!

One of the reasons I keep coming back to Logitech as a company, is because unlike certain other companies who shall remain nameless (but not blameless), Logitech keeps making REAL efforts to improve their products every generation. Sure, some of their ideas don't pan out well (hi track balls!) but when they figure out they have a bad idea, they tend to tweak it, or pull it.

I am a proud owner of almost the entire history of mice from Logitech, dating back to their simple green and black mice with no names from the 1990's, to their MX 510 and MX 518 "gaming mice" to their G5 "gaming mouse" and now this one.

All of the "gaming mice" had adjustable sensitivity levels. The G5 and the G500 also have adjustable weights. What the G5 had, which the MX series didn't have, was the rugged cord (which was also longer, which was quite nice), and the weights. What the G500 has, which the G5 didn't have, is on-board memory, programmable macros for sensitivity, and the new easy glide wheel. I think it is the wheel which I love the most. You can click it back and forth between super-fast glide mode, and the more traditional "clicky" mode, which is slower. It will also increase/decrease speed, depending on what resolution you have it in.

Another bonus over the G5 that the G500 has, is that EVERYTHING works right out of the box, WITHOUT software. Since I am not the type of user who will EVER be programming my mouse, or storing macros in it, I LOVE that! I actually had problems with the G5 that I ended up having to contact their customer support about, due to the "back" thumb button not working properly (it only worked in certain contexts). The G500, however, has none of those problems. They also got rid of my other major complaint about the G5, namely the overly sensitive right mouse button which was always getting accidentally clicked when you held the mouse in any way other than a very specific way I guess the G5 designer assumed everyone would hold it (read: not naturally). They have changed the angle a bit in the G500 to eliminate that, and also made the click slightly less easy to happen on that button.

To top it off, the annoying rough texturing from the G5 has been moved to just the lower portion where your palm is, and where your thumb is. It is back to smooth for your fingers, and the mottled gray and back looks very nice too.

Overall, 5 star product, I love it! Well worth the money! I paid more than they are asking now for this model, when I picked up my G5 model.

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