Logitech MX518 Optical Gaming Mouse ReviewFormer staff writer - July 15, 2005
Category: Input Devices
The Logitech MX518 Gaming-Grade Optical Mouse comes packed with all of the features that gamers crave for and then some! From the appearance, you may compare the MX518 to Logitech's MX500 or even MX510 mouse but the MX518 features a new optical engine that is capable of a 1600-DPI resolution! You'll also find another advantage that the MX518 has over other Logitech mice, and that's the on-the-fly sensitivity adjustment. The MX518 places you in the driver seat as you have the ability to change the sensitivity of the mouse with quick-shift controls. The sensitivity buttons allow you to change the sensitivity to 400, 800, and as high as 1600 DPI with no software or drivers to install!
Most mice on the market use only a 8-bit data path to send data, and you may occasionally experience "mouse lag" with these mice. The optical engine built within the MX518 utilizes a 16-bit data path to send data to your computer which provides ultra precision when gaming and zero mouse lag!
What else does the MX518 have that other mice don't? Let's dig into the review and find out!
Logitech designs, manufactures and markets personal peripherals that enable people to effectively work, play, and communicate in the digital world. The company's products combine essential core technologies, continuing innovation, award-winning industrial design and excellent price performance.
Logitech's origins lie in the OEM sector, which remains an important part of its business, and represented 13 percent of the company's total sales in Fiscal 2005. To meet the demands of its OEM customer base, which includes most of the world's largest PC manufacturers, Logitech offers high-volume manufacturing with focused quality control, worldwide distribution and logistics, and the ability to leverage its infrastructure under changing demand conditions.
Logitech continues to broaden its product offering and its presence in the retail sector. This is fueled by a trend among consumers to enhance their basic PC systems with more fully featured personal peripherals that add functionality and cordless freedom to their desktops. They are also purchasing supplementary devices designed for new applications and specific purposes such as gaming, multimedia, or audio and visual communication over the Internet. Further, Logitech's retail business includes personal peripherals for platforms beyond the PC, such as gaming consoles, portable music players, mobile phones and home-entertainment systems.
Today, Logitech's retail business accounts for 87 percent of its revenue. To provide the market with a broadening array of best-of-category products, Logitech's business model calls for supplementing its internal engineering and manufacturing strength with additional products and technologies through a combination of strategic acquisitions and industry partnerships.