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Unlike the latest crop of Microsoft mice, the scroll wheel on the G5 has clicks when you rotate it. This is invaluable when you use the wheel to change weapons. Also the wheel can tilt left and right, making it ideal for games that allow you to lean around corners.
Just like the MX518, the G5 looks fantastic. The mouse surface has been given an aged look, where the bronze finish seems to have work off, exposing the grey beneath. I’ve seen fake ageing done many times before and most of the time it looks just that, fake. However, the G5 really does look like a tried and trusted sidearm that you’ve been carrying into skirmishes with you for years. Rounding off this premium package is a braded USB cable – yep, that’s right, there’s no PVC cable covering here, Logitech really wants this mouse to look special.
When I reviewed the MX518 I had to admit that it was expensive for a wired mouse, but that it was worth every penny. Despite the fact that the G5 is even more expensive than the MX518 was, I can’t help but come to a similar conclusion. Even with a price of £45.53 the G5 still feels like good value – after all, if you want high quality, you’re going to have to dig a bit deeper.
Once again Logitech has produced a first rate gaming mouse with features that you simply won’t find anywhere else. I thought it would be quite a while before I found a mouse better than the MX518, but I was wrong. If you’re serious about gaming, you need a weapon that can give you an edge – the Logitech G5 is that weapon.
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