Summary: I bought this mouse about a year and a half ago to upgrade from my MX518 which is an amazing mouse for the price... well, the G5 was certainly an improvement, smoother, wouldn't 'jump' like an optical would sometimes on shiny surfaces, etc. To make this review short here are the Pros and Cons. Pros: *Easy to use. *Software is easy to install, understand and tweak to your preference. *Smoooooth! *Long cable protected by what appears to be a nylon cover. *Ergonomic.
Summary: This mouse is great. It is very comfortable. It is great for gaming. You can turn up and down sensitivity when need to with a click of a button. I recommend you to buy this mouse if you are going to use it for gaming.
Summary: I picked up a couple of the special edition G5's on the clearance rack. Too good to pass up and I have always been a big fan of Logitech's mice. The Good ---------------------- Customized weighting of the mouse The feel of the mouse like the Logitech mice of this time is great The mediocre --------------------- I have never once had the need to adjust the senistivity The teflon cord is not really a big deal I think the left button could be more sensitive...
Summary: I went from a stock ball mouse (<200dpi@200hz) to the G5 (2000dpi@500hz) and my accuracy in FPS's improved dramatically. The mouse just feels natural in my hand, w/ no buttons you can accidentally push (unlike the G3). The scroll wheel feels very smooth and doesn't skip over weapons when switching. The dpi buttons are useful for lowering sensitivity for menus or sniping.
Summary: Well if you are looking at purchasing a G5 then you probably know all the Pros. The only Con that I can think of is that there is no Forward Button, only a Back. They fixed this in a later version of the mouse. Overall its an amazing mouse and is definitely worth the money.
Summary: Logitech G5 Laser Gaming Mouse: Battlefield 2142 Edition VS Razer Diamondback Earth Green First of all, I own these 2 wonderful mice, they are currently both plugged into my pc and share a single mouse pad. I can use whichever one I want at will and their drivers do not conflict which is good. Now I can write an objective and unbiased review of them to help users decide. First I would like to identify an error in the specifications.
Summary: eh.. i bought this mouse just because of the bf2142 designs it had on and it was the only one on the shelf. Now as a mouse... it's good. I haven't really messed with the weight thing but i'm sure it's helpfull somehow? other then that it's been really good to me and i got it at for like 50bucks at walmart(6months ago?). I probably not gonna buy a new mouse for a long time... or til i decide to go wireless.
Summary: Not much to say other than this is an AWESOME mouse - best I have ever owned. DO NOT go cordless if you are a serious gamer - use this. Graphics are ok and for the price, you can't go wrong. UPDATE 03/2011 - Still the best mouse ever invented. Works great. Graphics are sweet also.. Love the quick speed button change on top - unbeatable for gaming.