Logitech G500 mouse Review
- Well built, nicely designed
- lots of customisable buttons, customisable weight system
- Ergonomics are very good, a highly productive mouse
- Very accurate sensor
- Slightly expensive though not so for the price
- Lacks wireless connectivity as an option
- Needs Setpoint installed for most features
A price tag of Rs. 3,795 (MRP) might seem excessive for some, but we assure you, the G500 is a truckload of mouse for the money and a great product overall. Superb performance, lots of customisation, and a number of useful features make it a great buy for almost anyone. Hardcore gamers will be satisfied. Razer fanboys need not apply...
At Digit, we're strong advocates of gaming. As a pastime, a hobby, or just for kicks – gaming is a whole heap of fun and can be made more so by the subject of this review. Gaming mice are fast becoming a norm for err gamers. Interested in a dose of nostalgia? The G500 succeeds the G5, which, in turn succeeded the MX518 - the mouse that started it all. We’ve all used the MX518 and thank the day Logitech introduced this model, for singlehandedly it changed the scene of gaming mice in the country. Let me rephrase that – it created the scene that the mice of today enjoy. Introduced some five years back, the MX518 quickly became a hit owing to its (then) relatively cheaper price of Rs. 1,700. Then came the G series, starting with the G5 and wireless G7, although these weren’t as successful in India.
Fast-forward four and a half years, bump up the sensor’s dpi (dots per inch), add a few ergonomically located programmable buttons, give the mouse a few visual tweaks while retaining the same palm friendly design. Finally bump the model number up by a factor of 100. And voila – you have the G500. Having a lineage before should help niggle out annoying flaws. At least this was our hope pre-review. Its packaging is more than adequate, though surely a source for hiccups Green peace and environmentalists in general.
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