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Logitech G500 Programmable Gaming Mouse
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- Gaming-grade laser gives you precision at any speed
- Up to 27 grams of extra weight give you the feel you want in your hand
- Onboard memory lets you take your settings with you
- Dual mode scroll wheel provides click-to-click or hyper-fast scrolling
- On-the-fly adjustable DPI gives you the right level of precision for any game scenario. Mouse also comes with 10 programmable buttons
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The Logitech Gaming Mouse G500 is your weapon of choice for precision and control. Gaming-grade laser gives you game-changing precision at any hand speed (from 200 to 5700 dpi). Onboard memory lets you save and take your settings for your favorite title with you - no software required. Plus, weight tuning for personalized feel and control.
From the Manufacturer
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 a gaming-grade laser that allows for smooth precision at any hand speed. Onboard memory lets you take your settings for your favorite titles wherever you go – with no added software. Personalized weight tuning of up to 27 grams gives you the feel you want and more control. The dual-mode scroll wheel provides click-to-click scrolling that's perfect for weapon selecting in games and the hyper-fast scrolling is ideal for flying through long web pages. On-the-fly adjustable dpi allows for precision targeting (200 dpi) to lightning fast maneuvers (up to 5700 dpi). And 10 programmable buttons gives you the ability to outmaneuver your opponent. The game is in your hands.
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Gaming grade laser offers smooth precision
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Powerful onboard memory
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Weight tuning gives you options
Dual-mode scroll wheel with hyper-fast scrolling
On-the-fly adjustable DPI
Programmable buttons put macros in your hand
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What's in the Box
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|Gaming-grade specifications: |
Tracking Resolution: 200 – 5700 dpi
Image processing: 12 megapixels/second
Max. acceleration: 30G*
Max. speed: up to 165 inches(4.19 m)/second*
USB data format: 16 bits/axis
USB report rate: Up to 1000 reports/second
Sleep mode: Disabled
Dynamic coefficient of friction – Mu (k): 0.09**
Static coefficient of friction – Mu (s): 0.14**
Tuning weight: Up to 27 grams
Buttons (Left / Right): 8 million clicks
Feet: 250 kilometers
*Tested on most popular gaming-mousepad surfaces
Top Customer Reviews
On the ergonomic side the G500 has had the ridge on the upper-right whittled down, making the mouse far more comfortable--especially if you hold your middle finger on the right mouse button (instead of the ring finger as some people do). This gives your ring finger a much more natural place to rest. The palm rest also feels a bit wider and raised, making the palm grip even better than the G5. Thumb button placement is fine, though I preferred the larger G5 buttons. Sensitivity toggles have moved to the upper left, making changes easier while using the index finger. Logitech has also blessed us with a mouse wheel toggle (free spin/click) that is on the top of the mouse instead of the bottom as they did on the G9. This is a huge plus for me, as I run it in free mode while browsing and click mode when gaming and I tend to alternate between the two regularly.
Performance-wise, it's technically better than the G9 and noticeably superior to the G5. The Setpoint software that is used with the G500 is also different from that of the G5, allowing for more control over the mouse. For those curious about performance in specific gaming genres I can't comment--I play almost every game genre and feel this mouse excels at them all. I'm also using it on a RAZER Goliathus Control mouse pad which is nice and smooth without feeling like there's zero friction as I tend to like some drag on my mouse.
One other note: The G5 weight cage will not work in the G500. The cage in the G500 has been altered a bit; two weight slots have been removed and the alignment track is gone. The G500 uses the same weights as the G5, however (1.7g and 4.5g).
I'd recommend this mouse to any G5 owner without hesitation. If you're a claw-grip user you could still use it, but the G9x is probably a better choice for that style of usage.
January 3, 2012 Update: I've been using the G500 since the this review was first written, and it remains in excellent shape with only minor wear from usage. This is still the first mouse I recommend when asked.
Here are a list some of the differences and improvements that are on the G500:
1) Relocation of the dpi increase/decrease buttons
2) Scroll wheel is now dual-mode with a hyperfast scrolling feature
3) Has an additional button on the side of the mouse
4) Offers a maximum of 5700 dpi
5) Weight cage now supports only 27 grams instead of 36 grams
6) Weight cage no longer has an alignment track
7) Orange lights that indicate the dpi setting is now red
8) The thumb rest groove has been resculpted
9) The G500 has a smooth finish on the mouse shell unlike the G5
10) On-board memory, lets you save profiles so when you go from computer to computer you can plug-and-play.
-Better placement of the dpi increase/decrease buttons. It is now easier to change your dpi while gaming without awkwardly readjusting your hand position
-Smooth finish makes cleaning easier and increases overall comfort
-Hyperfast scrolling feature. Very useful when scrolling down through long documents or websites
-When in click-to-click scrolling mode, the scrolling is a little too sensitive which can be troublesome if you are playing a first-person shooter that uses the scroll wheel to change weapons.
-The three button cluster will vary from person to person. The buttons are placed very well for my hand.
-Some people have commented that the buttons on the side are too small, but they seem to be fine. The G5 side buttons are about 1.9 cm long and the G500 is about 1.8 cm long. The difference is negligible.
If you are looking for a mouse to replace your current mouse for gaming, I would strongly recommend the G500. It offers most of the features you could ever need for gaming. If you own a G5 and are wondering if you should upgrade to the G500, it completely depends if you like the changes listed above. All in all, this is one of the best gaming mouses I've used. I highly recommend this mouse regardless you are going to use it for gaming or just for web browsing you wouldn't be disappointed.
After almost a decade (literally) of "product testing", all of use agree, the G500 is without question the best mouse for your money. You're probably looking through these reviews trying to figure out why you shouldn't buy that flashy D34tH Add3r 1337 XTREME edition with 27 pulsing LEDs and 1,000,000 DPI. Maybe that interests you because you like to draw attention to yourself. In that case, buy it. If you want quality, however, and not only the best but time-tested quality, stick with Logitech. From there, as I've said.... buy a G500. The weights, the ergonomics, the scroll wheel, profiles, the plethora of buttons.. you can't go wrong. You'll thank me, the other reviewers, yourself and Logitech. And if you don't like it? It's Amazon, the best company in the world. Return and then get that XXXTR33M3 RATTLESNIZZLE KILLER PR0. At least you'll look "cool".