Logitech G500 Gaming 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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Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX

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Price $65 to $119 at 2 stores $134 to $161 at 2 stores $67 to $113 at 11 stores $299 at 1 store $99 to $167 at 7 stores
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.3 (4.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 15 reviews 3.5 stars out of 11 reviews 3.0 stars out of 58 reviews 2.5 stars out of 8 reviews 3.5 stars out of 6 reviews
Release date August 19, 2009 August 17, 2010 August 19, 2009 January 22, 2009 December 10, 2010
The Bottom Line 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. 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. Logitech has met and surpassed Microsoft's recent mouse technology innovations by introducing the most versatile mouse sensor on the market in its new Performance Mouse MX. But even if you don't have a glass table crying out to become a workspace, this high-end input device has enough features and cushy design to make it a justifiable indulgence for anyone who takes their cursor control seriously. Microsoft's SideWinder X8 isn't the only mouse that can swap seamlessly between wired and wireless modes; however, between its BlueTrack sensor and its on-the-fly macro recording capability--not to mention a competitive price--we imagine few PC gamers won't want to get their hands on it. It's not the most elegant mouse, nor does it feel worth the $130 price, but Razer's Naga Epic and its built-in, 12-button keypad could help gamers and others gain mastery over MMOs and other applications with complicated control schemes.

Basic specs

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Buttons Qty 10
7
Info unavailable 7
17
Movement Resolution 5700 dpi
5600 dpi
Info unavailable 4000 dpi
5600 dpi
OS Required Microsoft Windows Vista / XP
Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Vista / XP
Apple MacOS X 10.4 or later
Microsoft Windows Vista / XP
Apple MacOS X or later
Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7
Product Description Logitech Gaming Mouse G500
CYBORG R.A.T. 9
Logitech Performance Mouse MX
Microsoft SideWinder X8 Mouse
Razer Naga Epic
Movement Detection Technology Laser
Laser
Laser
Optical
Laser
Dimensions (WxDxH) Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 3 in x 4.6 in x 1.6 in
Microsoft Certification Compatible with Windows 7
Certified for Windows Vista
Compatible with Windows 7
Certified for Windows Vista
Compatible with Windows 7
Color Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Black
Info unavailable
Wireless Receiver Info unavailable USB wireless receiver
USB wireless receiver
USB wireless receiver
USB wireless receiver
Orientation Info unavailable Info unavailable Right-handed
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Manufacturer Warranty 3 years warranty
Info unavailable 3 years warranty
3 years warranty
Info unavailable
Performance 30 G maximum acceleration
50 G maximum acceleration
Realtime sensitivity switching 25 - 5600 dpi
1 ms response time
Info unavailable 75 G maximum acceleration
13000 fps
1 ms response time
Battery Info unavailable 1
2 x AA type
1 x AA type
Info unavailable
Cables Included 1 x USB cable - Integrated
Info unavailable 1 x USB charge cable - External
1 x USB extension cable - External
Info unavailable 1 x USB cable - External
Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
1
Connectivity Technology Wired - USB
Wireless - 2.4 GHz
Wireless - 2.4 GHz
Wireless - 2.4 GHz
Wired - USB
Wireless - 2.4 GHz
Features Adjustable weight
Programmable buttons
Scrolling wheel
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) feet
Built-in flash memory
Adjustable size
Adjustable weight
Programmable buttons
Rocker switch
Scrolling wheel
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) feet
Golden USB plug
Switchable resolution
Logitech Darkfield Laser Tracking
Programmable buttons
LCD screen
Scrolling wheel
Microsoft BlueTrack Technology
Switchable resolution
Programmable buttons
Scrolling wheel
Localization Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable North America
Info unavailable
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