Summary: After a year of use, the left click button seems to have broken. It often registers double-clicks when I click it once. Also, when I hold it down (to charge a weapon/spell in games for instance) it usually releases the click even though my finger is still done. It makes lockpicking in Elder Scrolls Online impossible. I did like the braided cord for durability.
Summary: It gave good service for 23 months. Then the left button started doing double-clicks, like others who have reviewed here. I really liked the feel of this mouse. I like them heavy, so I maxed out on the weights, and over a short time realized that using the programmable buttons held no benefit to me. Still, it had a good feel, and I'm sorry but fifty bucks to replace it with one that will also fail is just too much. No more Logitech mice for me.
Summary: I purchased this Logitech G500 mouse after my Logitech G400's left-click wore out. Suffice to say, I was disappointed, but there is some good about this mouse. For example, the shape is very similar to the G400's, but slightly improved. The buttons are longer and the grips on the sides are better. When I gripped the G400, my fingers would hang over the edges and my hand would begin to hurt after a while - not so with the G500.
Summary: I bought this mouse about 18 months ago. It is for my home computer, so I have only been using it some evenings and weekends. Over the past 2 months the mouse has become almost unusable due to the left button either registering a double click when I only clicked once, or not registering a press at all when I am trying to drag a window or highlight something.
Summary: 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.
Summary: I have always been a Logitech mouse person. There's just something about the grip and weight and size that makes their mice best of class. Since I went back to gaming, I had to replace my Performance MX for a wired mouse to keep up with game play (raiding hits the fan when your mouse dies in the middle of a boss pull or the connection becomes momentarily unstable). I'd have given this mouse 5 stars, but there is an odd phenomenon that I've noticed using this mouse.
Summary: I ordered this as a replacement for my old MX500 (predecessor of the popular MX518). I had previous owned the MX500 for 6 years and just recently the laser finally started acting up. IF YOU ARE USED TO THE MX500/518, DO NOT BUY THIS MOUSE. I obviously didn't do enough research but here's my review so you guys don't make the same mistake. I only have a few problems with the G500, no more no less. Here they are: Acceleration.
Purchased less than a year ago and I'm buying a new mouse ... boo!
Peas Full Read Sellers, Amazon
29 January 2013
Summary: I bought this mouse less than a year ago and was satisfied until recently when it started double clicking on a single click. I did not use it for gaming, only work. Granted, I do use my mouse constantly for work, but I would hope a mouse would last more than a year. Instead, I just purchased a ROCCAT Savu Mid-Size Hybrid Gaming Mouse (ROC-11-600). Read up online about the Logitech G500. This is a known issue and removing the Logitech software did not fix my problem.
Summary: While this mouse was a pleasure to use - the weights gave it a nice heft and its unique infinite scroll was great for web browsing - its build quality leaves something to be desired. Like many other reviewers, I've had problems with the braided mouse cord. Because the braid is just threads woven around the actual mouse cord, without any sort of adhesive, it is prone to breaking whenever the cable gets kinked.
Summary: I found this mouse very good for the first couple of months, did everything I wanted it to. After 2 months the material casing around the wire snagged at points and started putting kinks in the wire. 18 months down the line I've had to cut the casing 8 times (over the 18 months) to stop it riding up and kinking the wire. This seems to have now taken its toll on the cable as every time I move it the mouse connects or disconnects from pc so impossible to carry on using it.