G500 Logitech Gaming Mouse was one of the gamers’ favourite weapon of choice till now and it still is. No matter who, casual gamers or hardcore gamers, G500 Logitech gaming mouse was one of those mice from which many gamers have heard about. Some of my friends were using it and I also personally had the chance to use Logitech G500, so I said, why the hell shouldn’t I make a review and provide people some good information about it? Well, here I am now.
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So, if you are ready, I present you:
G500 Logitech Gaming Mouse
Mouse: Logitech G500
Price: $149.99 at Amazon.com
Logitech G500 Programmable Gaming Mouse
Let’s start with some technical specifications:
. 10 programmable buttons
. On-the-fly DPI adjustment
. Adjustable DPI from 200 to 5700 DPI
. Dual mode scroll wheel switch
. Adjustable weight up to +27 grams
. Onboard memory which allows to use your own settings anywhere you go
Logitech G500 mouse was around for a pretty long time, but it consistently got updated over time and is still in its prime. I think it’s kind of a mouse that I can call “Oldie but Goldie”. I can comfortably say that G500 is a great classical gaming mouse with which you can do pretty much anything you want.
It is a programmable gaming mouse with also the ability to adjust your dpi during in-game. It’s dpi adjustment diapozone varies from 200 to 5700 dpi, which provides you lot of opportunities. Good design of ergonomics makes your hand stay comfortable with it’s palm grip shape. It can also be used as claw grip, especially if you have larger hands.
Top of its surface is smooth plastic and sides are soft texture. Some people may find it’s top surface not so eye-candy or they may feel like it’s a cheap toy. Don’t kow others, but I liked it.I’ve used some mice with extremely good surface textures till now, but Logitech G500 also fits just more than fine. And 3 wide teflon feet at the bottom enables the mouse to glide smoothly on the surface.
The additional cool features of Logitech G500 Mouse are the adjustable weight option, Dual Mode scroll wheel and on the fly dpi adjustment possiblity, about which I will be discussing in this article. Also the 3 year warranty is icing on the top.
I know some of you guys prefer visual learning through videos, so I present you the video review of great G500 Logitech gaming mouse. But there is just one thing in the video that is wrong and it is the price. It’s a bit pricey but at the time I haven’t hesitated paying for it and i never regret that decision because it provided me with great gaming for years without any technical problem. Maybe it was me who’s lucky, but I get a really good feedback from all the users. Last time i checked out, price for Logitech G500 was $149.49 at Amazon.com.
Here is the most honest video review of Logitech G500:
Dual Mode Scroll Wheel
The dual mode scroll wheel of Logitech G500 actually provides you a great option of fast scrolling while you’re not in-game. When you press the scroll mode switch button right below the scroll wheel, it releases the scroll wheel to enable the flying wheel mode. In this mode you can push the scroll wheel and it will keep rolling like a tire without any resistance. It’s so useful when you are surfing the internet and want to quickly scroll the pages up and down. I actually really like this feature in a mouse, it is my personal preference.
On the fly DPI adjustment
It has during gaming adjustable dpi option from 200 to 5700 DPI which makes it a great mouse for dynamic FPS games. This dpi adjustment is one of the most prefered and seeked features in a mouse by gamers because it gives you a lot of options in-game.
Think that you are playing a game like Call Of Duty where you do many things from active close quarter assault to long-range high precision sniping. During close to mid assault you may prefer higher dpi because you must be able to rapidly change your direction or be able to shoot at multiple targets in a short amount of time, while at other hand sometimes you need to switch to sniper scoping where much more lower dpi are prefered that you must be able to precisely lock on your target and your target point shouldn’t be flying over screen in every little move of your mouse.
Or think of a game like Battlefield where you change vehicles. Especially you would prefer higher dpi when you are trying to move the cannon of the tank faster. And after exiting the vehicle you can tune your dpi back to your desired rating just with one click. Just use your imagination. This feature makes Logitech G500 an unexpandable weapon especially for dynamic FPS games. But of course FPS games are not the only game type you can use G500 with. It is suitable for most games out there.
Logitech G500 comes with additional weight cartridges in a tin can. You can increase the weight by adding maximum 27 grams of additional weight. Under the mouse there is this weight stuffing board with 6 holes suitable for the additional weight cylinders. There are 12 weight cylinders. 6 of them are 4.5 and other 6 are 1.7 grams. You can calculate your desired additional weight and add them to weight board then insert it into the mouse.
Additional weight is just great for me. I prefer it especially when i’m sniping. It gives me this feeling like i’m using a dense mouse under my hand which makes me exactly feel the game.
On board memory
On board memory of Logitech G500 gives you the comfort of using your own settings of your mouse anywhere you go. It has the storing ability in its brain and will remember your selected settings no matter you use it on another computer. It is so useful especially when you go to a friend, a gaming lounge, internet cafe or somewhere else and you want to use your adapted settings.
Logitech G500 Software
Logitech G500 comes with its driver, you can download it from logitech.com. G500 uses Logitech Setpoint to adjust its settings and create profiles. From Logitech G500 Software you can program your buttons how ever you want them. It enables also 5 button levels of dpi adjustment. You can also create mouse setting profiles which you can change in different conditions depending on your own preference.
Buy Logitech G500. What’s the price?
If you are planning to buy Logitech G500 you can find it on Amazon. Last time I checked it was $149.49. You can check it out from here at Amazon for latest price and user comments.
I admit that it’s a bit pricey, but as I mentioned before, i’ve paid that price and I have no regrets till now. It’s one of those mice which never let me down. Also its features gives me the ability to use it for many different things. And now that you know everything about G500 Logitech Gaming Mouse, you can decide if it’s the one for you or not.
So, this was our Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse review. Your comments are highly appreciated and please don’t hesitate to leave feedback. Hope you guys enjoyed it and see you next time!