Review of the Logitech Mouse G500

Gaming mouse controllers are becoming more and more refined, useful and customizable. The Logitech Mouse G500 is all of those and a bit more, and for a price between $55-$70, it is one of the best gaming mouse controllers on the market for the price. What makes the Logitech G500 laser mouse so fantastic is the incredible control you have, since the laser is extremely sensitive with 5000 dpi, which is unheard of.

You can really get a feel for the amount of control this mouse has to offer by playing any first-person shooter game; after playing a couple with this mouse I was highly impressed. Sniping in a game while using this mouse has never been easier or more fulfilling. Being able to run and track my target accurately is something the Logitech G500 does really well.

In addition to the ultimate control you’ll have with this mouse, you can also store numerous profile set ups for specific games. While this is a nice feature other gaming mouse controllers do a better job, especially the Razer Naga MMOG Laser Gaming Mouse.

A unique and really valuable but over looked feature of the Logitech Mouse G500 is the ability to weight tune it. Want a heaver or lighter mouse? Then take or add up to 27 grams of extra weight from the body of the mouse, I really loved this option. Having a mouse that weighs what feels right to you makes a big difference in the reaction time and control you’ll have onscreen.

A few other features of the Logitech Mouse G500 are the dual-mode scroll wheel, which is great for scrolling quickly through long PDF files or web pages, and great to scroll through inventory or weapon load outs on games like World of Warcraft and Battlefield. You also have the ability to program up to 10 buttons on this mouse making it a modestly versatile mouse.

The only cons I have with this mouse are that its wired, would be nice to have the control and precision with the freedom of wireless. Although the 5000 dpi laser on this mouse is amazing, you won’t necessarily notice the speed difference if you don’t use to play first person shooter games.

I would definitely recommend buying this mouse if you are a serious gaming, but there are a couple other options available for hardcore gamers that have other unique features that may suite your gaming needs better, those are the Razer Naga MMOG Laser Gaming Mouse and the Microsoft SideWinder X8 Wireless Gaming Mouse, but they are both more expensive than the G500. When looking at other review sites such as thetechinsider they seem to recommend the G500 over the competitors.

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