Logitech MX518 Gaming-Grade Optical Mouse comparison

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Mad Catz R.A.T. 9 Professional Wireless Gaming Mouse

Mad Catz R.A.T. 9 Professional Wireless Gaming Mouse
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Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 48 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 4.5 stars out of 19 reviews 3.5 stars out of 11 reviews 3.5 stars out of 15 reviews
Release date March 09, 2005 March 20, 2013 March 19, 2004 August 17, 2010 August 19, 2009
The Bottom Line The Logitech MX518's adjustable sensitivity, customizable buttons, and comfortable grip are sure to please right-handed gamers. While not the pinnacle of gaming mice, Logitech's MX510 Performance Optical will benefit all but the most competitive digital warrior. The Mad Catz Cyborg R.A.T. 9 is the most expensive gaming mouse we know of, but its vast customizability, unique features, and strong performance make it a worthwhile expense for demanding PC gamers. There's quite a lot to like about Logitech's new Gaming Mouse G500, but with a competing mouse from Microsoft offering its own set of features, gamers now have some choices to make. The G500 will appeal to performance-driven shooter fans. The choice is less clear for other kinds of PC gamers.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Buttons Qty 8
8
8
7
10
Movement Resolution 1600 dpi
4000 dpi
800 dpi
5600 dpi
5700 dpi
OS Required Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows Vista / 7 / 8
Apple MacOS X
Microsoft Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
Microsoft Windows 95
Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7
Microsoft Windows Vista / XP
Product Description Logitech MX 518 Gaming-Grade Optical Mouse
Logitech Gaming Mouse G400s
Logitech MX MX510
CYBORG R.A.T. 9
Logitech Gaming Mouse G500
Movement Detection Technology Optical
Optical
Optical
Laser
Laser
Dimensions (WxDxH) Info unavailable 2.9 in x 5.2 in x 1.7 in
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Microsoft Certification Certified for Windows Vista
Info unavailable Certified for Windows Vista
Certified for Windows Vista
Compatible with Windows 7
Color Info unavailable Info unavailable Red
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Wireless Receiver Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable USB wireless receiver
Info unavailable
Orientation Info unavailable Right-handed
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Weight Info unavailable 4.8 oz
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Manufacturer Warranty 3 years warranty
3 years warranty
3 years warranty
Info unavailable 3 years warranty
Performance Info unavailable 1000 reports per second
70-140 inches per second
25 G maximum acceleration
7.1 ms response time
Realtime sensitivity switching 400 - 4000 dpi
5.8 megapixels per second
Info unavailable 50 G maximum acceleration
Realtime sensitivity switching 25 - 5600 dpi
1 ms response time
30 G maximum acceleration
Battery Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 1
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Cables Included 1 x USB cable - Integrated
1 x USB cable - Integrated
1 x Mouse cable - Integrated
1 x Mouse adapter
Info unavailable 1 x USB cable - Integrated
Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
1
Connectivity Technology Wired - USB
Wired - USB
Wired - PS/2
- USB
Wireless - 2.4 GHz
Wired - USB
Features Programmable buttons
Scrolling wheel
Sensitivity adjustment
Soft rubber grip
Programmable buttons
Delta Zero sensor technology
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) feet
Hydrophobic coating
Sculpted comfort grip
Scrolling wheel
Adjustable size
Adjustable weight
Programmable buttons
Rocker switch
Scrolling wheel
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) feet
Golden USB plug
Switchable resolution
Adjustable weight
Programmable buttons
Scrolling wheel
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) feet
Built-in flash memory
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