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Logitech Unveils G500 to Replace G5 Mouse

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 4 comments

This mouse still has its tail.

For Logitech faithful, the G5 was one of the best gaming mice in the company's lineup. Today Logitech launched the successor to the G5, the G500, with an upgraded laser sensor.

Logitech says that the G500 can sense a maximum hand speed of 165 inches per second (ips) and a maximum acceleration force of 30 g's. Users can also adjust dpi on-the-fly from 200 dpi to 5700 dpi.

Like the old G5, it's corded, but the new one has an updated shape with a broader thumb rest and a smoothed-out pinkie ledge. Those who are sensitive to weight can add up to 27 grams of extra weight for personalized feel and control.

The Logitech Gaming Mouse G500 is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe in September for a suggested retail price of $69.99 (U.S.).

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    jaragon13 , 7 August 2009 17:36
    I guess they caught up with OCZ and Gigabyte.
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    Phyre , 7 August 2009 20:10
    "smoothed-out pinkie ledge" - Damn it.

    I own a G5 and can say from experience that after extended use my pinkie gets sore because I have to keep squeezing the mouse in order to lift it off the desk (which is necessary - during gaming or work use). What it really needed was a more prominent ring-finger ledge so that my pinkie sits nicely underneath it, which would make it easier to lift the mouse without squeezing horizontally.

    Another gripe I have with the G5 is that the middle-click of the scroll wheel is too stiff (which a lot of people have also compained about). I am surprised to see no mention of that in this article.

    Otherwise, the G5 is perfect and didn't really need any improvement in the tracking sensitivity/speed department.
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    peanutsrevenge , 8 August 2009 09:57
    And STILL not as many buttons as the MX518 I use.
    Even that doesn't have as many as I'd like!
    More buttons Logitech, MORE BUTTONS, they're precise enough, but not flexable enough.
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    peanutsrevenge , 8 August 2009 09:59
    Actually I retract that, looking at the gallery on their site a bit closer, looks like there're now 3 buttons on the left side.

    Would still like a couple of buttons on the right side tho.