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Logitech MX 518 High Performance Optical Gaming Mouse (Metal)
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- High-resolution MX Optical Engine (1800 dpi) for smooth tracking and response
- Multiple sensitivity levels that can be adjusted on the fly, to fit your gaming style
- Programmable buttons for mapping your favorite controller functions
- Super-slick polytetrafluoroethylene gaming feet for ultra-smooth gliding
- Contoured grip for enhanced performance and comfort
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The Logitech MX 518 optical gaming mouse gives gamers a precision advantage. Its 1800 dpi optical engine delivers pinpoint accuracy for precise targeting and high-speed handling. A sculpted comfort grip helps reduce strain, and slick polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) feet glide smoothly across almost any surface, with no skips. This durable fit and finish allows for longer, harder play. In-game sensitivity switching lets you easily control cursor speed and responsiveness without ever having to interrupt your game. Advanced software allows you to easily customize your mouse to every game you play, and eight programmable buttons provide added control and efficiency.
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Top Customer Reviews
I've been using the new mouse for about a week and it's hard to distinguish performance-wise from a G5. But there are some differences worth mentioning.
What I Miss About the G5 -
Separate X and Y axis sensitivity settings - this feature was only available in SetPoint's Game Mode but did give me some flexibility in opening up the horizontal sensitivity for close-in sweeping without sacrificing vertical precision.
Adjustable weights - My G5 as described in my review weighs 140g; the MX518 weighs 105g. The weight module on the G5 makes the entire difference. I've noticed the difference, but have adjusted without too much trouble.
Sensitivity Indicator - Occasionally I'd lose track of the mouse sensitivity and had to look at the G5's LED indicator, which in some cases was easier than wiggling the mouse.
What I Like Better About the MX518 -
Two thumb buttons which I've set for raising and lowering sensitivity a la user.xml customization similar to what I did on my G5. Their location is still a bit high.
BTW, the SetPoint software will detect the MX518 and append user.xml with default settings for the MX518. This is cool as it allows one to switch back (or use in parallel) to a G5 without losing any customization.
The size and shape of the MX518 and G5 are identical, however my G5 had a slightly rougher texture both on its' topside and its' gripping surfaces.Read more ›
Feel is good, middle to small sized so fits most of my family. Cord is thin and a little stiff so it does not always lay completely flat (I have not found on that did). Very lightweight. Contoured nicely to fit the cupped hand.
Worked with Win XP as soon as I plugged it in, drivers and program loaded with no hassle.
Nice job, Logitech!
Buttons have a very nice tactile feel. Especially useful are the two buttons on the left side of the mouse which default to paging forward and back in your webpages. After spending any significant time with this mouse, it's hard to surf the web with any other mouse; you'll constantly be pressing the nonexistant side buttons in an effort to navigate. The forward and back action also works when browsing through files and folders, which is also very helpful.
Finally, ergonomics on this mouse are absolutely incredible, at least if you are right handed.
Do not hesitate to buy this mouse
I am still using this mouse 3 years after buying it. The buttons started sticking slightly but it still works fine. I'll be very sad when it eventually died
This mouse is amazing, comfortable (even for large hands), fast, precise, and worth every cent I paid for it. I got it for a shade under $40, at Amazon.com, it was the cheapest place I could find it. MSRP = $50
DPI = 1600
This matters in games because the higher the DPI, the faster the mouse will move with less effort. In contrast, the lower the DPI, the slower the cursor will move with more effort. In effect, high DPI for navigation in fast games like UT 2k4 and CS. Low DPI for sniping. Awesome!
15 g of acceleration (480 ft/s squared)
I own a Microsoft Wireless Suite (Optical Mouse 2.0) and there is obviously lag whenever I move the mosue too quickly, not so good for gaming. I did a little math after looking at the specs on this mouse, and you would have to move the mouse faster than 327 mph for it not to be able to track your movement (assuming that's not impossible and you have a big enough mouse pad!) This mouse is really ergonomic and I think it's important to note that your thumb is supported completely off of the mouse pad. For those serious gamers: there are those of you who like the thumb on the mousepad for precision control (I suggest teh Razor for that) and then there are the majority who don't like the thumb on the mousepad. Get this mouse, your pinky and thumb will not be touching the mousepad. This mouse is very light and slick and easily glides on the mousepad. However, I recommend a plastic-type mousepad over the cloth for maximum precision. Mostly because it glides easier on this surface than any other.
The only beef I got is: it's pricey for a mouse! But it's worth it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Many folks feel strongly that this is the greatest mouse of all time. If you can get one new, do so.. don't fall for Logitech's failed successors. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Victor A
Logo and stickers have faded\fallen off but I've been using this mouse for nearly a decade now. Rebuilt it once just to clean it thoroughly.Published 20 days ago by Amazon Customer
I bought the mouse 7 years ago and just now I'm starting to get some button stick. This mouse has been through every game I could throw at it oh and my 10 year old daughter too! Read morePublished 23 days ago by Kith101
It cost more than the newer gaming mice (even though I got it used) but after reading all the reviews for this and the others I had to go with this one. It works perfectly. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Josh
Bought this mouse back in 2006 when I built my first gaming computer, and used it non-stop(8hours+/day) till 2015 when a problem had finally arisen. Read morePublished 1 month ago by derek
This was a used or refurbished mouse and it does not work as good as another one I had. The curser sometimes
freezes with this mouse which means it definitely is not useful... Read more
I've had this mouse for about 8 years now. It still works like new. I have zero interest in buying a new mouse. Read morePublished 1 month ago by greg
It is not the best gaming mouse I have but I still use it a lot. It is definitely worth checking outPublished 2 months ago by DoubleD