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Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse (Black/Silver)


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  • On-the-fly adjustable dpi and 10 programmable buttons^Dual-mode scroll wheel with hyper-fast scrolling^Onboard memory^Gaming-grade laser^Weight tuning

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 7.5 x 4.1 cm ; 132 g
  • Shipping Weight: 476 g
  • Item model number: 910-001259
  • ASIN: B002J9GDXI
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: June 14 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #71,268 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

Product Description

There is sweat on your brow. And it's way too late to turn back. Everything is at stake. When you need to choose wisely, the Logitech Gaming Mouse G500 gives you a competitive edge with a gaming-grade laser, onboard memory, and weight tuning.

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.



Key Features



Gaming grade laser offers smooth precision
A gaming-grade laser gives you game-changing precision at any hand speed, making it your weapon of choice for MMORPG and FPS gamers.



Powerful onboard memory
Onboard memory lets you save and take your settings for your favorite title with you – and no added software is required.



Weight tuning gives you options
Whether you like it heavy or light, weight tuning gives you up to 27 grams of extra weight for personalized feel and control. Just the way you like it.



Dual-mode scroll wheel with hyper-fast scrolling
This unique feature provides precise click-to-click scrolling that gamers love to have on their side. Or when the boss is coming, switch to frictionless hyper-fast scrolling to fly through Web pages.

On-the-fly adjustable DPI
This option gives you the right level of precision for any game scenario – (up to 5700 dpi ) for whatever game you're playing.

Programmable buttons put macros in your hand
10 programmable buttons give you valuable macros at your disposal (which means downloading Logitech SetPoint software).




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Logitech G9x Laser Mouse
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Logitech G13 Advanced Gameboard
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Logitech G19 Gaming Keyboard
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Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard
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What's in the Box

Package Contents
  • Logitech Gaming Mouse G500
  • Adjustable Weight Cartridge
  • Tuning weights and case
  • User documentation
  • 3-year limited hardware warranty

    System Requirements
  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7
  • USB port
  • Internet Connection for software download
  • 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*

    Responsiveness
    USB data format: 16 bits/axis
    USB report rate: Up to 1000 reports/second
    Sleep mode: Disabled

    Glide
    Dynamic coefficient of friction – Mu (k): 0.09**
    Static coefficient of friction – Mu (s): 0.14**
    Tuning weight: Up to 27 grams

    Durability
    Buttons (Left / Right): 8 million clicks
    Feet: 250 kilometers

    *Tested on most popular gaming-mousepad surfaces
    ** Tested on wood-veneer desktop.


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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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    Amazon.com: 1,089 reviews
    184 of 192 people found the following review helpful
    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 67 people found the following review helpful
    Mouse Review + G5 comparison Feb. 24 2010
    By P. Chan - Published on Amazon.com
    Verified Purchase
    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 49 people found the following review helpful
    Unreliable Left Clicks Feb. 26 2013
    By M. Schmitt - Published on Amazon.com
    Verified Purchase
    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.
    48 of 52 people found the following review helpful
    A keeper Sept. 22 2009
    By Fujislider - Published on Amazon.com
    Verified Purchase
    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.
    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    A programmer's dream mouse! Oct. 30 2009
    By Ammy_Evaluator - Published on Amazon.com
    Vine Customer Review of Free Product
    In my opinion, the Logitech G7 is one of the best designed mice I have ever used. Over the past 4 years, I've tried numerous other mice including its more recent relatives from Logitech (such as the G9), and have kept running back to my trusty G7.

    So what do I think about the G500?

    Let's say that my G7 has not been used since I laid palm on this new mouse. Or, in engineering terms:
    G500 = G7 + custom_buttons - wireless;

    Where do I start with the praise?

    1. Ergonomics
    ==============
    The ergonomics of this mouse are absolutely identical to the G7. The G500 has a natural curve that fills my palm as if it were designed for me. This is a make-or-break feature for mice, and my brief flirtation with the G9 ended when I just couldn't get over its flat form factor.

    2. Additional Buttons
    =====================
    It adds scads of fully programmable buttons, all positioned in very easy to reach locations. They really show me how constrained I was with the single thumb button on the G7.

    Even more cool, the scroll wheel actually does function as three distinct buttons now. In the G7, I've had trouble with programming the scroll wheel click, left shift, and right shift to separate actions, because the mouse would invariably confuse a shift action with a scroll click. Not any more. The G500 interprets these crisply and clearly.

    3. Hyper Fast Scrolling
    =======================
    The free rolling scroll wheel seems to be much more improved from the G9. I can't imagine living without it any more. This is truly a programmer's best friend. I'm able to cruise through the longest of source files, stopping instantly when something catches my eye.

    4. SetPoint
    ===========
    The current SetPoint version is way more advanced - and I absolutely love it. Button functions can be customized almost infinitely. Choices range from basic functions such as scrolling; to more advanced functions such as closing a window, pulling up an active window selector, launching a program, or showing and restoring the desktop; and to power functions such as supporting custom key strokes and macros.

    This is what makes this truly a programmer's dream mouse.

    (I hate to admit that I have spent more time configuring this thing than I normally do, and that I've loved every minute of it!)

    5. Aesthetics
    ==============
    The design on the top of the mouse is truly attractive. Not that I spend a lot of time staring at mice, but this one looks really professional and arty, giving my G7s a serious inferiority complex.

    What I'm not too enamored by?

    1. Corded-ness
    ==============
    I absolutely love the freedom that comes from owning a cordless mouse. The G7 is truly a marvel with twin battery packs that can be exchanged so that you always have one ready to use, and with an amazing range. Being tethered cramps my style. However, if I'm going to be bound, then the G500's excellent quality cord (which has a fabric weave to it) would be the way I'd go. The jury is still out on this one though. I'd readily give up wireless for the customization, but why oh why is this an either-or?

    2. Weights
    ==========
    I've never understood the fascination with customized weights for mice. Don't get me wrong, its a cool idea, and may be material for some users. It just doesn't do much for me. Even though I have played FPS and strategy games over marathon sessions, this was never on the top of my wish list.

    I simply got my G500 to weigh as close to my G7 as I could and I was done.

    3. The new position of the DPI buttons
    =======================================
    I'm okay with having to launch SetPoint to change the DPI, so I normally reprogram these buttons to more useful functions. However, the G500 moves these buttons to the head of the mouse, making them awkward to use. I personally would have preferred having these moved down to the right edge.

    Conclusion
    ==========
    I absolutely love this mouse.

    In my opinion this is the absolute best mouse currently available for right handers, with large hands, who prefer to cup, rather than claw, their mice.

    I'd have preferred a cordless version, but this mouse is a wonderful next step along the transformation path of the lowly point-and-click device, into a multipurpose swiss-army-knife type tool.

    This is a worthwhile replacement for a G7. However, if you currently use a G9, you might want to check out the G9X instead. I found the ergonomics of the G9/G9X to be vastly different to the G7/G500.

    Happy Mousing!