September 11, 2012

Logitech Gaming Mouse G500 Review

Looking for a gaming mouse that is affordable, comfortable, and gives you an edge in your gaming? Well, look no further because I have found the mouse that will change your gaming and general mouse use forever.

  • Gaming-grade laser – Game-changing precision at any hand speed. Whether you’re zeroing in on one pixel or whipping across a million at full speed, the gaming-grade laser gives you hard-to-beat cursor control. 
  • Onboard memory – You can save your settings on the mouse. A ready-to-play profile (for keyboard macros and dpi settings) stores critical info for your favorite title.
  • Weight tuning – Prefer a heavier or lighter mouse? Up to 27 grams of extra weights lets you mix-and-match for personalized feel and control.
  • Dual mode scroll wheel – You get precise click to click scrolling that’s perfect for weapon selection when you’re gaming. Hyper-fast scrolling lets you fly through long Web pages.
  • Adjustable sensitivity – You can shift from pixel-precise targeting (200 dpi) to lightning-fast maneuvers (up to 5700 dpi) in an instant.
  • 10 programmable buttons – You can program buttons to put valuable macros in your hand.

My Thoughts
To be honest, I was always curious about what made “gaming” mice so much different from a regular mouse. They both move the cursor and click stuff, so really, why pay so much more for a “gaming” mouse? Well, there is a huge difference between a standard mouse and a gaming mouse, which I discovered in the first few minutes of testing out my new mouse.

The first thing I noticed is that this mouse is comfortable to use. It fits in my hand perfectly, and doesn’t strain my wrist. I have big problems with the wrist that uses the mouse, so this is a huge plus for me. I am right-handed, if you were curious about that. I’m not sure if it would be a good mouse for a left-handed person. I tried testing it out for my left-handed readers, but I can use it with my left hand just about as well as I can write with my left hand.

Having the option of the dual mode scroll wheel is a very nice feature on this mouse. When I am playing a game with it, I usually have it locked in for the click to click scrolling. However, when using it for anything else, I can easily push the button to make it scroll at the hyper-fast speed. This is perfect for using with any type of webpage viewing.

I did try out the extra weights for the mouse, but I like mine light. I can see how people would like it either way though.

The programmable buttons are also easy to set and use when gaming. They are easy for me push and remember what I set them to do. The buttons are also positioned in easy to access spots on the mouse, which makes it easier to use when gaming as well. These buttons are a very cool feature for the mouse, so if you’ve never used a feature like this before, don’t be too intimidated not to try them out.

The Logitech Gaming Mouse G500 is everything I could have wanted in my first gaming mouse and more. As a gamer, I never knew just how much I was missing out on by only using a regular “standard” mouse to do my gaming with. However, now that I have made the leap to a more advanced mouse, I am never going back! If you are looking for a new mouse to play your games with, or even just browse the web, I highly suggest this mouse.

Disclosure: Thank you to Logitech for providing me with the product for review. All opinions, experiences, and thoughts about the product being reviewed are my own.


Annabelle said...

I have been wondering about these mice too. I never thought that they would not only be faster but more comfortable too! That would be THE reason for me to buy it. That and I could scroll through Facebook faster.

Stephen said...

I was looking for a gaming mouse but unsure of which one to get. Is this one good for combat gaming?

Anonymous said...

Good review. I've seen this one at the store and was almost going to buy it. This helped me decide to take that leap as you put it and try it out for myself.

Steph said...

I have a regular mouse but this makes me want to buy one of these. The mere comfort factor alone makes it worth it!

Mary said...

I have arthritis in the hand I use a mouse for so this does look like one that could help it. I don't play games except for Spider Solitare but if it helps with moving my wrist less when using it I will like it!