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The New Logitech G5 Laser Gaming Mouse

Makaveli    -   April 2, 2007
Category: Input Devices
Price: To Be Determined


 

Introduction:

    I’ve finally caught a mouse on my desk! It happens to be Logitech’s newest G5 Laser mouse. This state-of-the-art 2000 dpi gaming mouse is truly unique and I’ll show you all the reasons why this mouse will soon be trapped under your hand.

Logitech is a world renowned company which makes top-of-the-line input and peripheral devices. Personally, I feel Logitech caters to the needs of gamers splendidly by releasing many different products with a common goal: to give every gamer the upper-hand while gaming. Logitech continues to provide top-of-the-line products to meet the needs of every computer user.

You might be asking yourself, "Isn't there already a G5 available?" Yes.  But this mouse is newer and more improved than the original G5. The original G5 (OCC Review Here) is silver with orange sprayed in the middle of the mouse while the new G5 utilizes a unique black and blue color combination. The USB report rate (how many times per second your mouse sends its position to the software) on the new G5 is 1000 reports per second, compared to the original G5's 500 reports per second.  You may have already noticed that the new G5 has one more button on its left side.  In the Logitech software, I customized the smaller button on the top to cruise up, and the bigger one on the bottom to cruise down. 

 


Closer Look:

    The packaging in which this mouse was encased is Logitech’s signature style; displaying the mouse through a half-oval cut-out. The first thing I noticed is the blue and black coloring on the mouse. It looks as if the surface was shattered and blistering-hot blue magma is seeping through.

 

 


When I slid the contents out of the box, they were packed neatly in a plastic shell.

 


Included with the mouse are the instructions, software CD, weight tray, and weights. Let’s look more in-depth at the mouse.


There are 7 buttons on this G5, as well as a scroll wheel which tilts horizontally. Tilting right-to-left is extremely appealing to me, because I browse a lot of web pages where I need to scroll in those directions. The mouse feet cover much more surface area than the MX518, so I know it’ll glide much better. The G5 uses a “Gaming-Grade Laser”, which does not light up red while it’s in motion. Also, you can see the weight cartridge, which has a simple eject button above it.

 




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (Continued)
  3. Installation & Configuration
  4. Configuration (Cont.) & Specifications
  5. Testing
  6. Conclusion
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