Reviews and Problems with Logitech MX518 Gaming-Grade Optical Mouse
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Great Performance, but Emits a High Pitched Noise
Adam M, Amazon
28 March 2013
Summary: I've had this mouse for about a year now. It's great for gaming, no complaints at all. But I just noticed it emits a high pitched noise. I thought I was developing tinnitus in my right ear before I realized this! It's pretty faint mind you. I didn't notice for almost a full year. And by the reviews in here, it's likely you won't notice either. But it's frustrating to spend that much money on a mouse only to realize you can't use it a year later.
Summary: So I bought this mouse back in the first week of June 2010 and have used it ever since (5months). I have to say that this was definitely an upgrade from the original mouse that came with my desktop. After having upgraded from a mouse ball and having experienced other wireless optical mice, this is definitely worth the buy. It is very light compared to wireless and certain OEM mouse.
Summary: [...] It's apparent that Logitech checked out the Razer Diamondback when they designed and built the MX518. Like the Diamondback, the MX518 offers configurable resolutions and configurations that you can assign to specific games. Although the MX518 doesn't have a cool name like the Diamondback, it definitely compares with its performance.
Summary: Very close to perfection, I actually picked up this little gem from my local Target thinking it was your average, everyday-use mouse. I also thought that the actual price was only $20 for it was on the wrong shelf. I thought, "oh well, might as well pay for something durable." Good thing I made that choice. Soon as I got home I cracked it open, plugged it in and bam, everything was fine. Windows Vista Ultimate installed the drivers automatically, so no disc was needed.
Best mouse I've ever owned, and better then the G5
27 March 2008
Summary: Everything about this mouse is pretty much perfect. Comparing it to the G5 laser mouse, the G5 has a bit nicer feel to it because of the rough surfacing in the thumb and finger grip areas, but the middle click on the G5 is a bit annoying to press which makes it, in my opinion, an inferior choice to this mouse which is just about perfect in every aspect...
K. Parmalee "Ubi Libertas habitat, ibi nostra..., Amazon
11 April 2007
Summary: Those of you who have read my G5 review might be surprised that I bought an MX518 instead of a G5. I'm pretty high on the G5, and rather sad about breaking it, but I was curious about the MX518, if for no other reason than it is the standard by which the G5 is so often compared. I've been using the new mouse for about a week and it's hard to distinguish performance-wise from a G5. But there are some differences worth mentioning.
Summary: So i noticed most people-if they had any problems- was either from the mouse itself or the software. So i tried my luck and bought it anyway. After the few weeks the button i had set as "auto-run" for the game World of Warcraft stopped working. But just that one. So I went to download updates for the software thinking it was flawed in some way. However that resulted in a terrible mess and It wouldnt even load.
MX510 for Mac OSX? No more...what about the MX518 for Mac OS X?
Gizmo Logix, Amazon
24 November 2006
Summary: Well, I wanted to get the MX510 because the Logitech Control Center worked with it. Well, good luck finding a MX510. So, I got the MX518. Well, guess what? Logitech Control Center does NOT work with the MX518 for Mac OS X. What to do? I did some research and find out that if I downloaded a helper app called, "USB Overdrive (shareware) it would work with the MX518 for Mac OS X." So, far so good. Do a search for "USB Overdrive" and see if it satisfies your needs.
Summary: Alright, I got this mouse to replace the shoddy touchpad on my laptop. This thing is certainly worlds better than any touch pad, lol. What made this mouse appeal to me over any other is that the traditional Logitech shape of it is very comfortable to me, the internet navigation buttons are very conventient, and the high resolution optics (that you can switch on the fly)- since I use my laptop for playing games.