G500 is an awesome mouse. I had one for 4 years that needed to be replaced and went with something else and regretted it. I looked for one high and low under $50.00 and now they have it on sale after I bought the G700. I bought it because it has the same button layout as the earlier G500 and it was $45.00 shipped from Newegg refurbished over the weekend. It came down to the G500, the G500s and the G700. I'd never tried a cordless mouse and gave it a shot.