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G500 Gaming Mouse

by Logitech
Platform:   Windows
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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CDN$ 64.99
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Technical Details

  • Product Type/`Mouse`
  • Movement Detection/`Laser`
  • Color/`Black,Silver`
  • Brand Name/`Logitech`
  • Pointing Device Connectivity Technology/`Cable`


System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows
  • Media: Personal Computers
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details


Product Description

G500 Gaming Mouse


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5.0 out of 5 stars The best Sept. 17 2013
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The best cost/beneficit of mouse!
I recommend to play fps games and rpg.
Good shape and fit well on the hand
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars tres bon service March 7 2013
Tres bon service jai recu rapidement ma commande. Je suis tres contente du service sur ce site. Merci pour tout!
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183 of 190 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best mouse yet Sept. 16 2009
By Bucky - Published on Amazon.com
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This is easily the best Logitech mouse yet. I own both the G5 and G9, and settled on the G5 as my primary mouse some time ago after hating the grip of the G9 (neither one felt natural to me). This was a problem, since I felt the G9 performed better but it just wasn't comfortable. As a result, I'm going to compare the G500 to the G5.

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.
64 of 66 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mouse Review + G5 comparison Feb. 24 2010
By P. Chan - Published on Amazon.com
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The Logitech G500 is the successor to the G5 laser gaming mouse. It is a well constructed mouse and features all the bells and whistles most high-end mouses will offer. I also own a Logitech G5 and many questions aimed at the G500 are whether or not it is worth upgrading from the G5.

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.

Pros/Cons

Pros:
-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

Cons:
-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.

Other Comments:
-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.

Conclusion:
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.
47 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A keeper Sept. 22 2009
By Fujislider - Published on Amazon.com
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For my medium-small-sized hands this mouse fits like a glove - the shape and base-weight makes it really comfortable. I tend to mouse with my wrist stationary, using only fingers to move around. This requires a slightly shorter grip around the mouse. Even so, left and right buttons are clickable almost as far back as half the mouse with little perceivable click-pressure change.

Having basically 10 completely programmable buttons is a godsend for click-casting in World of Warcraft. Paired with the SetPoint software, it's a no-brainer. Although I'd agree with 'Ruebarb' about the both the DPI & middle buttons.

DPI buttons are small and might be hard to reach for small hands in a gaming situation. And the middle button requires far more directly straight-down, forceful click than the left/right scroll-click, making it better suited for less-used spells/functions.

Conversely, the left/right scroll-click is dead-on perfect. I find them as natural to use as any other "normal" mouse-button.

The cluster of three buttons on the left side is a great idea. I like the arrangement. And the toggle-able hyper-scroll middle button makes for quick work of long page-scrolling.

To wish for anything it'd be more ergonomic alternative buttons for DPI & left-side - something that makes for more hand-position variety in a "twitch" gaming situation. I'd prefer button-shaping akin to Microsoft's Intellimouse Optical side buttons - lending toward slightly larger/elongated and rounder.

That said, the detractors are minor - this is possibly the best mouse I've used for gaming.
32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Unreliable Left Clicks Feb. 26 2013
By M. Schmitt - Published on Amazon.com
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I've had this mouse since last spring (2012), which is when I built a new gaming PC. Less than a year later, the left mouse button is registering double-clicks rather than single-clicks nearly half the time.

Additionally, when using the mouse during FPS matches, I must remind myself not to grip it too tightly when steadying shots. Otherwise, I end up with wrist pain and a sore thumb resulting from the ledge on which you are supposed to rest your thumb. When playing a shooter I often let my thumb contact the desktop to help keep my aim steady, which causes the thumb rest to dig into my thumb. This mouse is definitely not designed for such a grip, and I will definitely not choose a mouse with a thumb rest when I purchase a replacement.

Once I developed a much more relaxed grip, I liked this mouse very much. Unfortunately, the left mouse button is now faulty, and I think two stars is generous.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars After 10+ years of mice, this is undeniably the best March 5 2012
By RC9SA - Published on Amazon.com
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I've been through plenty of mice in my life. Comes with the territory of being a nerd. We've had 2-3 computers in our house for as long as I can remember, all with different mice (until someone complained X was better than Y, so we'd buy 3 X's). This went on year after year. Plenty of CS-induced rage attacks, little kids and late night snacks killed many a mouse, so we've been through A LOT.

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".
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