Summary: Compared to my other mouses, this one in particular is the one that performs the best for me. Unfortunately, there were plenty of problems with the mouse that I could not overlook. But for what you pay for it, this mouse is still a good contender to last you for a good while.
Pros: Large mouse for my bigger hands, but quite comfortable for both small and large hands alike. Free floating wheel to rapidly scroll through paragraphs of sentences during work sessions.
Cons: Cable wrapping is cheap and broke loose after only a month after usage. Starts to disconnect more and more often because of bad cable wrapping. Center button on the side of the mouse did absolutely nothing for me; side buttons in general are just too small for me and I tend to hit more than one s...
Summary: Prior to when the mouse started shorting out my USBs, I would have bought this mouse another 10 times. Trying to track down what the issue was with my computer, however, was not a ton of fun. I was about to try replacing my motherboard, thinking the issues were stemming from there.
Pros: This mouse is probably the best mouse that I've owned, and it has been consistently great in the 5 years that I've had it. The only downside is listed below. Great weight, features, and accuracy. Everything you could ask for of a working mouse.
Cons: Like I said, for 5 years, the mouse has been nothing short of great, but within the last month or so, it apparently started shorting out my USBs. Considering that most of what I am using is USB-based, this means I have to force-shutdown my computer every time the USBs short-out.
Summary: Upgraded from the MX518 and never truly got used to it. It's a great mouse, but doesn't fit my smaller hands as well. Thought about buying a back up to use at work, but the price is crazy high for the age of the mouse.
Pros: It's a very customizable mouse. The free spinning scroll wheel option is fun. It tracks like a dream. The texture of the mouse is easy to hold on to even with pizza hands.
Cons: Weight. It's already a bit heavy and then you get a cartridge to add more weight...interesting. It feels like I'm fighting it across the mat every time I play. The braided cord came tightly folded and never straightened out and kept catching things behind the computer desk.
Summary: I replaced this with a Razer Deathadder Black Edition, and love it, although the scroll wheel has started acting up, as they always do. I prefer the overall texture of the Razer for my sweaty hands, as well.
Pros: I have a palm/claw type grip, and thought this was what I was looking for, but I just couldn't keep using it. The design and features are nice. The side grip texture is pretty good for sweaty hands.
Cons: The 3 thumb buttons are too close together. I could never confidently click one. This isn't for claw grips.
Summary: Aside from the frayed covering, it's great in every other way.
Pros: It's highly sensitive and accurate. I've used it playing several different games and have always been pleased with its performance. I added all the weights and it hasn't added to any fatigue and it's seemed to have tamed the twitchiness a bit. I love the velocity adjustment and the ability to add...
Cons: The wire covering unravelled very quickly, exposing the wire underneath. There's a portion of my wire covered with black electrical tape where the covering frayed. It was rather upsetting to have spent as much as I did on this mouse only to have it diminished by that fraying.
Summary: I've had this mouse for almost 3 years, and a rough 3 years it has been. It has survived countless slams of anger after getting killed in CSS and drops and falls. But recently the wire sheathings had worn away, exposing wire.
Pros: Great overall feel Durability (for the most part) Lots of buttons On the fly DPI settings Strong chassis Assortment of weights 4.25 out of 5
Cons: Only con is with the worn wire. The wire has some kind of braided material wrapped around the rubber jacket that appeared to have been counter productive in protecting the wire. Its wound so tight that a little rip will cause the rubber wire to poke out make it ****** up beyond all recognition. T...
Summary: It's a heck of a mouse. I got it for $70 and it has been worth every dollar of that since. I wonder if they'd warranty it for the cord issue ;)
Pros: The mouse itself has held up quite well. I actually use it with the heaviest weights and I really like the feel of it in my hand. It is easy to clean and very rarely do I have click issues.
Cons: The braided cord was a disappointment. This may be unique to my setup but the cord travels over the sharp edge of a keyboard tray and the braided cover has worn through in probably an 8" section. This hasn't changed the performance at all, but it looks lousy. I occasionally run into an issue with...
Summary: I'll admit that I've always been a Logitech fan. I had my trust MX518 for over 7 years before it gave in to the abuse I had given it. I purchased the G500 as a replacement and I'm nearly 100% satisfied. I've owned this mouse now for several years and have had no issues with it.
Pros: Relatively comfortable braided cord plenty of buttons on the fly DPI adjustment configurable weights rapid scroll wheel
Cons: Slightly uncomfortable for my pinky not an MX518
Cons: MUST KNOW. The button switches are copper and after some time may fade and cause your mouse to double click. You can fix it with corrosive cleaner OR scraping it VERY LIGHTLY to get off the corrosion.