8 used & new from $49.99

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Logitech MX500 Optical Mouse

3.6 out of 5 stars 154 customer reviews

Available from these sellers.
    This fits your .
  • Enter your model number to make sure this fits.
  • MX Optical Engine delivers more accuracy and control on more surfaces than ever before
  • No mouse pad required; mouse glides smoothly across almost any surface--no mouse ball to get dirty or dusty
  • Two thumb buttons let you easily move forward or back between pages on the Internet
  • Cruise Control scrolling system provides more efficient scrolling through long documents or web sites
  • PC and Macintosh compatible (Mac requires USB connection)
2 new from $229.98 6 used from $49.99

Upgrade Your Gadgets.
Shop the must-have new computer products. Learn more

Product Description

Product Description

LOGITECH MX500 - It's the mouse you have to experience to believe! From here on in, you'll control your computer with ultimate precision. With its powerful MX optical engine, the MX500 responds to even your fastest movements instantly. Wide choice of button assignments and control adjustments Package Includes - 2 AA NiMH batteries, AC adapter, USB to PS/2 adapter, MouseWare software 5 year guarantee OS Support - Windows 95, 98, ME, NT 4.0, 2000, XP or Mac OS 8.6 - X

Amazon.com

Logitech's MX500 features MX Optical Engine tracking technology that lets you mouse however and wherever you want, faster, and with great response. A new benchmark in optical systems combines high resolution and high frame rate to achieve superior performance, including an 800 dpi sensor for unparalleled accuracy.

Logitech has also added eight programmable buttons, including the innovative Cruise Control scrolling system, to give you a superior blend of power and convenience, especially in long documents or Web pages. The Quick Switch program selector lets you switch between active programs and documents easily, while two thumb buttons let you easily move forward or back between pages on the Internet. The mouse's sleek, contoured shape fits snugly in your right hand.


Product Information

Product Dimensions 9.4 x 8.9 x 2.6 inches
Item Weight 13.6 ounces
Shipping Weight 13.6 ounces
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
ASIN B00006HZ0K
Item model number 930763-0403
Customer Reviews
3.6 out of 5 stars 154 customer reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #2,656 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Computer Accessories > Keyboards, Mice & Accessories > Mice
Date first available at Amazon.com August 29, 2002

Technical Specification

Warranty & Support

Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

Feedback

Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

I've been using the MX500 for a couple of weeks now as my primary mouse at home, and I'm overall happy with it. I chose the wired MX500 over the wireless MX700 because I didn't want yet another thing (rechargeable base station) taking up an outlet on an already overtaxed powerstrip. Plus, I like the ability to just yank the USB cable and pop it over to another computer.
Pros
---------------
*** Great ergonomic design ***
I was a little hesitant of the deep side groove for your thumb, but it acts as a wonderful little shelf. The rubberized paint keeps the thumb from slipping.
*** Precision ***
No problem at all; works as advertised. It would be hard to go back to the old rollerball mice.
*** Buttons ***
Yes, there are a lot of buttons. And yes, I find that I click all of them, even the seldom-used Forward button.
The two side buttons (Back and Forward) are well positioned for thumb operation, and they offer a nice tactile feel. I found that I would sometimes accidentally hit the Back button on my MS Intellimouse; this seldom if ever happens with this mouse.
The all-in-one piece for the Left and Right Click also works great. I have larger hands and I like how these two buttons extend longer to accommodate my fingers.
The Auto Scroll Up and Down buttons have also become mainstays in my mousing habits. There are really only two problems with them (one software, one design) listed below.
Though less useful, I do find myself using the Application Switcher Button periodically. But the old Alt+Tab habit is hard to break. ;-)
The Scroll Wheel/Button has a decent feel to the spin and click. But unlike the Intellimouse, it is not grooved. It's smooth like an old tire inner tube.
Read more ›
Comment 71 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By A Customer on April 29, 2003
For the gamers out there this is how to get the mouse working with games (I wish they mentioned this in their manual).
1) Go to the logitech website
2) Download the latest version of their MouseWare software
3) Download the advanced MouseWare software (it's on the same page)
4) install both and on the advanced mouseware properties/software there is an option for the mouse software to recognize when games are being played.
**This will allow you to use the full buttons of your mouse for games**. If you don't install the latest MouseWare etc.. you will probably not be able to use the full range of buttons on your mouse for games.
This mouse rocks!!
Comment 48 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
I received my MX-500 a few days ago, and I was blown away at the difference between this and my previous mouse (a MS Intellimouse Optical). First, I appreciate the ergonomic feel - not being a lefty, I have no sympathy and relish the curves that fit my hand perfectly now. The rubberized feel of the sides allows for a good comfortable grip and tends to minimize slipping. The wheel accelerates well, and has enough resistance that you aren't going to scroll all over the page with the flick of a finger. The app switching button is only marginally useful, as are the buttons for "super-fast" scrolling above and below the wheel. The back and forward buttons are perfectly placed, however, and I have gotten back into the habit of using them for browsing. The tracking is the key feature of the mouse, however. Not a blip. Ever. I TRIED to make it skip by moving as fast as I could over my pad. Couldn't do it. Absolutely accurate. Also, the mouse is very stylish, and the matte black and silver go together well. The drivers are fine; I haven't had any problems, though they are a little un-configurable (I would have liked to make my app switching button Hide instead). Overall, I think this mouse is well worth the price, and I would certainly have paid more; a HUGE improvement over my old mouse, which had difficulty scrolling and couldn't browse files well.
Comment 30 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By A Customer on November 5, 2002
I have had this mouse for three weeks now and find it the most comfortable mouse ever.I bought the Microsoft Intellimouse Optical Special Edition three months ago because of its excellent tracking and it's five button design but found it quite uncomfortable for extened use.This mouse tracks equally good if not better than the latest microsoft mice and Logitech's Dual Optial Mouseman but with a much more contoured grip for the right handed person. The only fault I found are in the Drivers, there is an intermittentness when using the scroll wheel sometimes when you scroll either up or down a couple of clicks on the wheel and there is a lag, this problem exists in both the 9.70 & 9.73 drivers.Logitech is aware of the problem and will release new Drivers latter in November.The new drivers are also supposed to allow configuration of buttons in various programs simular to Microsoft Drivers. Note. If you do not use the included Drivers and use the Windows XP drivers the wheel works perfectly and all buttons will function except the application switcher button.Once they repair the Driver problem this will be the best cordred optical mouse on the market.Since Amazon has such a good price for the MX-700 Cordless mouse I decided to order one and finally not be tethered to a cord any longer.All the MX mice use the same improved optical technology engine.
Comment 15 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews