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Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse

posted May 11, 2010, 6:35 PM by Unknown user
I recently upgrade my mouse from a Logitech MX Revolution to a Logitech G500.  I loved my Revolution but it was just time for a change.  Within about 5 minutes of opening the G500 I was hooked.  It is so much smoother and responsive then my Revolution ever was.  The G500 is incredibly comfortable to hold and has some nice texturing on the sides.  This might bother some people.  I have to admit I was a little skeptical at first, but the more I use the more I love the feel.  The texturing provides great grip when holding the mouse.  The G500 also has removable weight cartridges that allow you to customize the weight of the mouse.  To me this is really just a cool feature and not really a deciding factor.  The weight cartridge has slots for 6 weights.  The mouse comes with six of each 1.7g and 4.5g weights.  The weight cartridge slides into the bottom.  As for buttons the mouse has the standard left and right mouse buttons.  As well as a back and forwards button on the thumb area.  There also is a third button in-between the back and forward buttons.  The next extra buttons are two plus and minus buttons located right next to the left mouse button.  The last non-standard button is a button to toggle the click-scroll and free-spin options of the scroll wheel.  With the included Logitech software  all of the buttons can be programed to either a set of built in functions, such as forward and backwards, or to a user defined macro or a simple keystroke.  The mouse also has built in memory that can hold a configuration.  This means that if the mouse is taken to another computer without the Logitech software the mouse will continue to function just as it did on the host system.  The mouse can be configured on a per-application basis as well.  So for example the center thumb button could be set to Alt-F4 by default, but if Chrome was selected then the same button would do Ctrl-W instead.  Overall this mouse is my newest favorite gadget, except my Droid.