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Old 15-03-10, 12:16 AM
WelshD1K WelshD1K is offline
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Logitech G500

Well thanks to the Amazing after sales support at Logitech i now have the opportunity to Review the new G500.

So today I'll be looking at the G500 and comparing it to its older brother the G5.

The specification as provided by Logitech.

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Tracking

Resolution: 200 - 5700 dpi

Image processing:12 megapixels/second

Max. acceleration: 30G

Max. speed: up to 165 inches(4.19 m)/second*

Responsiveness

USB data format: 16 bits/axis

USB report rate: Up to 1000 reports/second

Sleep mode: Disabled

Glide

Dynamic coefficient of friction - Mu (k): .09**

Static coefficient of friction - Mu (s): .14**

Tuning weight: Up to 27 grams

Durability

Buttons (Left / Right): 8 million clicks

Feet: 250 kilometers
Un packing the G500









Package Contents.

Logitech® Gaming Mouse G500

Adjustable weight-cartridge

Tuning weights and case

CD with Logitech SetPoint software

User guide

Al always A plain box With all the details needed in several languages and the mouse clearly on display

Up Close and personal

The first thing that is an obvious change from the G5 to G500 is the Addition of another 2 buttons located at the thumb and the Positioning of the 'on the fly dpi adjuster'. Then when you look closer You will see the button located next to the scroll wheel that enables 'hyper scrolling' Just like Logitech flagship wireless MX revolution. Then once you get hold of it in your hand you will immediately notice the new textured feeling to the mouse's 'rubberized' sides. Yet it still has that durable braided Usb lead to help reduce the chance of damaging your cables and for that nicer look.



For comparison going from left to right G5 with the one thumb button , G500 with the additional thumb buttons, then a G7 that i thought i would throw in to show how Logitech designs have matured.



When we get to the under side of the mouse we once again get to see the cartridge system commonly used among Logitech gaming mice and the all familiar 'gaming grade laser' that is seen among all of Logitech higher end laser mice.





As you can see the mouse comes with an abundance of weights with several different configurations of weights to suit every gamers needs.

So lets get to the nitty gritty.

My test hardware would be :

Hellfire :

Cpu : intel E8600

Motherboard : Asus p5e64wsevo

Gpu : Ati 4870x2

OS : Windows 7 64 bit

Input : Logitech G500 and G5

The polling and response

Well the Logitech preforms how most gamers would want. Holding a rock solid poling rate peaking at 1052HZ and a peak response time of of 0.95MS. Compared to its older brothers 2ms Response and 500hz poll rate this bad boy is out to impress. What can i say Logitech are out there to keep inline with the best and are doing good so far.

A few hours Of gaming

After 4-5 hr's on MW2 and several weight changes and alterations from the pure crazy 5700dpi i can quite happily say that this mouse has met expectations and exceeded them with a sharp response as you would expect from a mouse of this pedigree. The on the fly DPI change really works well with the customization available in Set point , at a snap of the index finger you can go from 3500dpi Smg spraying to 1700DPI precision sniping and back again faster than you can change your weapons in game. And i must say the positioning of the 'on the fly' buttons make this feature far more accessible in the heat of a battle.

But then i decided for a nice little play around on The good old World of Warcraft. Where this mouse shone above its older brother for me. With every single button being programmable and 'macro-able' this mouse suddenly became more appealing with the 3 thumb buttons compared to its brothers one and the 'on the fly' buttons being able to be programed to behave differently . So after a quick play around i had my paladins vital attacks and defenses set on my mouse. So after 6 or 7 hours of farming battlegrounds i can happily say this mouse is a joy to play with with my Divine shield set to a thumb button and my hand of freedom no more snares for me! I can certainly say the extra buttons are a huge advantage for a MMORPG such as Word of Warcraft.

For home and office?

Well it does everything a mouse can do for this. I have no complaints but at the end of the day any mouse does for just web and apps. But there is a nice feature on this mouse for scrolling through them threads with loads and loads of pictures. The 'hyper scroll' button. Just click it and flick the scroll wheel and watch the pages speed by.

So click it or flick it???

After almost 48 hours with this mouse what can i say but what a joy it is and it has lived up to the G series family name. Initially the Textured feeling took a while to get use to but once use to it made holding the mouse much more comfortable and more grippy for them flick shots.

The sensor itself is superb. Very sharp and responsive stops when you stop no over running the target. the additional buttons with the fully programmable and macro options sure do put this mouse out there mixing with the top boys , the Logitech set point software is Very straight forward and easily understood with the option of having individual profile setup to launch for each different game. With prices Starting at around the £40 mark for this mouse i must say the value for money is defiantly there with all the features and the Logitech no quibble 3 year guarantee.

The not so good

After just 2 days of semi hardcore usage the silver metal effect in the palm area has started to fade away not a big deal but you don't want the mouse to start looking shabby to quickly do you ?

overall results

10/10 for performance does everything a good games mouse should do should do

8/10 for price could be cheaper but the value for money vs other brand for the features it has is good.

8/10 presentation The mouse itself is presented superbly with a awesome layout but the packaging is very boring and doesn't draw you to buy it of the shelf along side other brands

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Old 15-03-10, 03:24 PM
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Nice review.

Why was the after service care so good? Did you have a faulty lower spec mouse that they replaced with this or something?
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Old 15-03-10, 05:07 PM
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Logitech after sales is THE best aftersales i have EVER experienced. My z5500's played up they sent me a WHOLE new system because we couldnt single out the fault. My G15 died they sent me a brand new G15 . My g5 dies they send me a brand new g500 ....

get the flow? They ask for a serial number etc etc . then how long you have had it and in 1-2 weeks you have your new item. only if all the other brands where like this. Unlike XFX warrenty that takes 4 months to replace a 7900 ...
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Old 15-03-10, 05:42 PM
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Did they not ask for the old bits back?

Also how long is their warranty out of curiosity?

I have a G5 myself.
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Old 15-03-10, 06:00 PM
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3 Year warrenty and nope the g5 pictured above is the faulty one keeps random DC. they didnt even ask me for a receipt.
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Old 15-03-10, 07:55 PM
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nice review mate, that sounds pretty neat for the company to do that i have a lx710 keyboard and mobo but the left clicks fluffed on the mouse i might contact them to see if i can get a replacement mouse lost the receipt ages ago so i didnt think i could
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Old 15-03-10, 11:05 PM
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Roll on the surge of replacement requests for 'faulty'mice. lol. Wouldn't mind a g500, though I want see logitech bring out a gaming wireless mouse again like the g7.
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Old 16-03-10, 01:03 AM
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i love my g7 just lacks the buttons needed
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Old 07-04-10, 05:30 PM
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In the process of having my Mouse and KB replaced that died over 6 months ago.

I had a easy call and at first they were going to replace it with a MK300 but after explaining there is a difference between a £90 system (with laser mouse) and a £15.00 system (with optical Mouse) they agreed and are sending me out a LX710 . How ever they did offer me the MX™ 5500 Revolution but said they only had USA version which i thought was excelent till they said it was a USA version. I declined and would rather stick with a English KB and mouse hence the LX710 is coming instead.. How ever i still ,ose my easy call which ive loved from day one as its always worked fine and had a 5 year guarantee. the new system only has 3 years but has a 3 year battery life 0_o. That has to be seen though.

Allso they are sending my son a New G11 KB because the LEDs no longer work on his G11. .
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Old 08-04-10, 09:51 PM
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Phoned monday about my sons G11 kB and it arrived today. talk about fast delivery. Holy cow.

My sons turned around though and said he doest what it, he wants mine ... the cheeky little bugger.

So got a G11 KB that i dont need ... hmm
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