Conclusion: If you don’t mind how it looks and can live without fancy features like lights and oodles of extra buttons, you'll find this mouse to be a solid-performing gaming and productivity peripheral with a well-established design. If you’re in the market for a general-purpose gaming rodent, and $60 is within your budget, this is one of the best ones we’ve used in recent years.
Pros: Solid performance, Extra buttons, while small, are easy to feel out, Configurable weight and balance system, Improved sensor
Cons: Look is a bit drab and dated for a gaming peripheral
Conclusion: Engineered for advanced precision and control. That was the slogan used on the retail box of Logitech's MX500 high performance optical mouse way back in the day (Funny how I still remember it so clearly so many years later, haha). The Logitech MX500 was undoubtedly a success when it was released in 2003, and it was held in very high regard by enthusiasts and gamers alike.
Excerpt: Although Logitech’s G500 Gaming Mouse is the cheaper cousin to the company’s flagship gaming mouse, the G9x we reviewed in March, we much prefer this simpler rodent. It delivers nearly all the same features, and it’s a better fit for our hands.
Summary: If you loved the G5, you'll continue loving the G500, the natural evolution of Logitech's classic gaming mouse. Though Microsoft brings stiff competition in the form of the SideWinder X8, which may be more appealing to some.
Pros: Retains mostly the same shape as the G5, Setpoint software allows excellent customisation
Cons: Macro editor is second rate, Only one profile can be stored on the mouse
Summary: There's much to like about Logitech's G500 Gaming Mouse, but, with Microsoft's SideWinder X8 offering a different set of compelling features, gamers have some choices to make. The G500 will appeal to performance-driven shooter fans.
Pros: Has all of the same features we love on the older G5 Laser Mouse, Dual-mode scroll wheel, On-board memory stores custom profiles, Sensor has ludicrously high maximum dpi
Cons: Microsoft's similarly priced SideWinder X8 offers a different set of compelling features