By Riyad Emeran
Reviewed: 21 Jun 2005
New Logitech MX518 Gaming Mouse 1800 dpi MX 518 USB Optical Mouse
NEW Logitech MX518 Gaming Mouse 1800 dpi USB Wired Optical Mouse MX 518
NEW Logitech MX518 Gaming Mouse 1800 dpi USB Optical Mouse MX 518
Logitech MX 518 High Performance Optical Gaming Mouse (Metal)
NIB NIP Factory Sealed Logitech MX 518 Optical Gaming Mouse
very helpfull,i hold the mouse the same as you,and again i have small hands too,maybe its more common than we thought!^^....anyways im comparing this with a bargain i just bought(well swapped)for brand new xbox 360 controller with usb(cost me 39.99 on saturday....couldnt get my money back as it wasn't faulty so i was suprised to see the G-% in my local cash converters for 15quid!....i swapped it with the xbox controller,plugged it in and wow am i happy,it might take some getting used too,but i can tell already this is the mouse for me....and if you goto amazon youl see they (logitech)have NONE in stock here or in the usa,which is why the price has risen dramatically,even for second hand ones..ive seen two today and both are over £200 yes 200!!i couldnt believe it either..but its true....and yes its sooo much better responsively than the control pad...which is frustrating when you cant line up the x-hairs on your enemys head in Bf3...G5 all the way for me =),just want too add the reason why i commontated here,was because i have picked up the blue G-5 with two buttons on the left side not one therefore it looks remarkably similar to your one above now...i did also see earlier a g5 with only one side button and it wasnt blue....
Sadly for some reason this mouse lately has been disconnecting on me in game or just browsing. I figure it is the wire. So I am sad and have to look for a new mouse. :(
I have this mouse and I move it the same way, thumb+ring finger
Very nice review. Interesting insight into your grip style Riyad, I haven't ever seen/read anyone use a mouse like that before. I would think it would be somewhat easy for you to adjust to a normal palm grip style considering that's how you use a mouse for everyday tasks (dragging windows around, clicking icons is essentially the same mechanics as say aiming in an FPS) but this would obviously take some effort and a good amount of time.
I have written my own review on the MX518 which you can read here:
I'd appreciate any comments on the post, suggestions, etc.
I used it for about 7 years everyday for regular use and gaming. To be honest, the only real reason why I changed from it was because I wore down the exterior too much and I couldn't buy a replacement (until a bit later I found out refurbished ones are available on eBay). Might be the most solid, consistent gaming mouse that has ever been made just based on my own experiences and what I've read about other gaming mice, specifically with them breaking down after less than a year of use.
Don't know if this will matter now or not, but you can get replacement wires on sites like eBay.
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