Logitech G5 Laser Mouse
Manufacturer: Logitech Part number: 931376-0403
- Bottom Line:
- We can't say that we've ever wished our mouse weighed just 1.5 grams more, but if you're a gamer with the accuracy of an Army sniper--or hope to become one--you will appreciate the Logitech G5 Laser Mouse's vast customizability.
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CNET editors' review
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- Reviewed by: Rich Brown
- Edited by: Lara Luepke
- Reviewed on: 09/20/2005
- Released on: 08/11/2005
The good: Customizable weight and sensor resolution let you tailor the feel of the mouse to different activities; 2,000dpi maximum-resolution laser sensor provides the highest sensitivity available.
The bad: Designed for righties; only one thumb-side button.
The bottom line: We can't say that we've ever wished our mouse weighed just 1.5 grams more, but if you're a gamer with the accuracy of an Army sniper--or hope to become one--you will appreciate the Logitech G5 Laser Mouse's vast customizability.
nearly perfect mouse for gaming
by PEENI on December 23, 2005
Pros: nice design, light, firm grip, 2000 gpi
Cons: a little bulky, only right handed, a little hard to grasp (depending on the size of your hands)
Summary: this is a very solid gaming mouse and is highly recommended. What i really found useful were the weights that came with the mouse so you can change how heavy ...
Summary: this is a very solid gaming mouse and is highly recommended. What i really found useful were the weights that came with the mouse so you can change how heavy it is. I found the mouse very comfortable but a little bulky. Very good response, strong and long wire, pads on the bottom for playing on almost every surface. This mouse is nearly perfect. Although it was a bit tedious when i picked it up due to its size. Also the clickers are a bit narrow
Potential for more hardcore gaming not made use out of by Logitech
by DP76211 on December 3, 2005
Pros: Accurate 2000 DPI Laser; DPI Indicator; Adjustable Weight and Sensitivity; Grainy Texture; Very comfortable
Cons: Two less buttons than its predeccessor, the MX518, and one less button than its competitor, the Razer Copperhead, including a second thumb button and an application switcher; Righties only
Summary: Though the G5 is a very good mouse for a casual gamer or a non-gamer, Logitech made an easily overcomable mistake by making one thumb button and two sensitivity adjusters ...
Summary: Though the G5 is a very good mouse for a casual gamer or a non-gamer, Logitech made an easily overcomable mistake by making one thumb button and two sensitivity adjusters the only extra buttons. The MX518 had a second thumb button and an application switcher, both of which the G5 and G7 lack. The other features make up for this for most, but for gamers that want everything they can get, they should go with the Razer Copperhead or even the MX518.
Very good mouse, worth the investment
by tharmsen on November 24, 2005
Pros: Very accurate, supurb ergonomics
Cons: finish is very strange, looks like it wears quickly
Summary: Until I really got into playing Battlefield 2 I didn't understand why someone would spend $80 on a mouse. But now that I've tried the G5, I know ...
Summary: Until I really got into playing Battlefield 2 I didn't understand why someone would spend $80 on a mouse. But now that I've tried the G5, I know the difference between a good mouse and a really-really bad mouse.
First off, when you're into gaming (and this is a gaming mouse) you really need accuracy and reliabiliy. I thought all laser mice were created equal, but they aren't. With my Microsoft laser mouse I was having problems with the mouse picking up rapid movement in the game. My movements were jerky and unpredictable. I was getting very frustrated with the game. After playing for months and complaining, I decided to try a new mouse. Not knowing anything about what I wanted, I came home from Best Buy with my G5 in tow.
I tinkered around with the weights and I really liked the ability to customize how heavy or light the mouse was. It does make a big difference in your game play. Don't ask me way, it just does.
The installation went smoothly without any problems. I quickly got into a game and realized my old mice were pure junk compared to this baby.
It has dual laser readers that can detect movement on anything, including my glass desktop. My old laser mice just can't come close to this type of functionality.
I really like the "on the fly" mouse sensitivity adjustments. By clicking a little button just under the scroll wheel you can bump your sensitivity up or down. I found this to be EXTREMELY useful in Battlefield 2.
I honestly haven't found a use for the side clicking with the wheel... but I'm sure someone will find some use for this newest feature. But if you don't use this feature, it's not a problem as you'll never notice the wheel can click side-to-side.
The only real gripe I have with the mouse is the odd finish. Even in the file photo here on Cnet you can see that it appears to be worn on either side of the wheel. The finish rubs off very easily and quickly. What's left behind is a gray plastic, which looks fine. But I'm not sure what the purpose is. With your finger you can rub the finish off, so with a little effort you can pretty easily remove the finish to reveal the gray plastic below.
Over all I would say this mouse is probably one of the best you can buy. If you're a gamer and are wondering if a mouse can make that much difference in your gaming experience, my answer to you is "yes". If you're a business user, don't waste your money.
Falls just a little short
by rprough on March 14, 2006
Pros: Accuracy, customizability, feel, rechargeable
Cons: 1 thumb side switch, NO charging cradle.
Summary: I gave this mouse points for being very accurate and very customizable. I just did not like the idea I had to change battery packs; no matter how long they ...
Summary: I gave this mouse points for being very accurate and very customizable. I just did not like the idea I had to change battery packs; no matter how long they last. The prescence of only one thumb button was dissapointing. All in all though this is a very good gaming type mouse.
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- Manufacturer: Logitech
- Part number: 931376-0403
- Description: The Logitech G5 Laser Mouse is the gamer's choice with a 2000 dpi laser engine for blinding speed and ultra-smooth tracking and Full Speed USB of up to 1000 reports/sec. The G5 36 gram adjustable weight cartridge gives you hundreds of variations on balance and heft - including one that's perfect for your unique gaming style. Polytetrafluoroethylene gaming feet provide the ultra-smooth glide you want in a performance-grade mouse. Logitech's SetPoint software to customize your mouse with advanced features such as game detection and "on-the-fly" adjustable sensitivity (including independent x and y axis settings).
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Device Type Mouse
- Form Factor External
- Connectivity Technology Wired
- Interface USB
- Movement Detection Technology Laser
- Movement Resolution 2000 dpi
- Features Adjustable weight ,
Zoom wheel ,
Scrolling wheel ,
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) feet,
Tilt Wheel Plus Zoom ,
Expansion / Connectivity
- Interfaces 1 x USB - 4 pin USB Type A
- Cables Included 1
Software / System Requirements
- Software Included SetPoint
- OS Required Microsoft Windows Vista,
Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
- Peripheral / Interface Devices USB port
- Service & Support 3 years warranty
- Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 3 years
- CNET Labs: Estimated Annual Energy Cost nil
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