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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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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 9.5 x 2.5 inches ; 12 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0007Z1M50
  • Item model number: 931352-0403
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (760 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 3, 2005

Product Description

Product Description

If you're going to play at the highest level, you need a mouse that gives you an edge. The Logitech MX 518 Gaming-Grade Optical Mouse does exactly that with its ultra-high resolution, 1600-dpi MX Optical Engine that delivers lightning-fast response and mirror-smooth tracking. The MX 518s advantages dont stop there. You get instant, on-the-fly sensitivity adjusent that lets you switch effortlessly from pixel-precise targeting to fast-twitch acceleration, without any software. And the contoured grip ensures peak performance and comfort, even during the most intense gaming sessions.

From the Manufacturer

Tuned for the way you play

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.


Get the gear to suit your gameplay. Play with the best.



Key Features

Logitech MX 518 High Performance Optical Gaming Mouse (Metal)




  • Customizable buttons and controls
  • Instant, one-click changes to dpi - from 400 to as high as 1600
  • Slick gaming feet reduce friction and noise
  • Contoured grip designed for comfort
  • Logitech MX performance optical engine

Suggested games for the Logitech MX 518 Gaming Mouse:



  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
  • Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty
  • Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning
  • Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures
  • The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria
  • Left 4 Dead
  • Call of Duty: World at War
  • Crysis Warhead
  • Fallout 3
  • Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway
  • Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3



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  • Customer Reviews

    First off, its ergonomic shape fit perfectly into my hand and was comfortable to use.
    Dave Johnson
    The mouse itself is great, very smooth and the adjustments for changing to different DPI settings on the fly makes things great for any application or game.
    Doug Parker
    Since then I have played a lot of video games with this mouse like Starcraft 2 and Counter Strike.
    Nathan H

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    199 of 211 people found the following review helpful By K. Parmalee on April 11, 2007
    Verified Purchase
    Those of you who have read my G5 review might be surprised that I bought an MX518 instead of a G5. I'm pretty high on the G5, and rather sad about breaking it, but I was curious about the MX518, if for no other reason than it is the standard by which the G5 is so often compared.

    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.

    Toss-Ups -

    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.
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    97 of 103 people found the following review helpful By John E. Pombrio on May 5, 2005
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    I like this mouse a lot. With the right mouse pad (a Microthin Wow!Pad from Office Depot), this mouse glides beautifully, never seen one better. The main buttons are easy to push (only Microsoft does this right also). The forward and back side buttons are a little small but work fine. The scroll wheel is not as nice as the MS Intellimouse 4 as it still clicks and is harder to roll. Never used the tilt wheel on the MS mouse. It is gaming where this mouse shines. The mouse tracks no matter how fast I move the mouse. The mouse never sleeps so it always responds perfectly. Frankly, I have not yet found any use that I needed to change the mouse resolution (i.e. speed) but in trials that is easy to do.

    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!
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    36 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 19, 2006
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    I bought this mouse in April of 2005 and I haven't had a problem with it. Perfectly tracks on all surfaces I have tested (though I'm sure highly reflective ones might cause a bit of problem). Honestly, I haven't found the DPI switching to be a feature I use very often, but it doesn't hurt.

    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

    Update 2/28/09:

    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
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    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By M. Haney on August 14, 2005
    I have been gaming for all of my life, and after getting this mouse I decided that having never reviewed any other product, I should review this one. I did my research before I got this mouse, and noticed only one review here, so hopefully this will help some of you out.

    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!
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