i just got a g5 and the only thing i dont like is the scroll button it skips at times... i play fps games and i use scroll button to switch weapons one click should switch the weapon but sometimes it doesn't respond to it. i also noticed it while scrolling up and down a document or web browser. it will randomly skip and not scroll until the next click.
i am wondering, is this common problem in g5 or maybe i got a faulty mouse?
I personally like it a lot. It's not for everyone though. Go to a nearby retail store and test drive one if you can. It's big and bulky, but extremely precise. They're coming out with a new G9 model in the next month too, check it out.
I haven't had any noticeable problems with mine. I read a while back that the old G7(green one) had problems, but apparently they were fixed with the new black one. I got it at a great price too. ($30(CND) at a FS sale)
It's a great mouse IMO, Works great, feels great, can't find anything wrong with it.
I've had my G5 for a while and it's great. I bought a Razer Diamondback with my laptop and like it to but the on-the-fly sensitivity for the G5 is far superior. It is a bit bulky compared to the diamondback but still comfortable. The new revision of the G5 has a second thumb button too which is great and was pretty much the only big downfall of the G5.
Skittle the G9 is a completely new mouse, it's not a "new version" of the G5
The G5 Version 2 has an extra thumb button, and also fixes the problem with the inaccurate scroll wheel. (Version 2 is the blue crackle texture one.)
I have one and absolutely love it. Very accurate, very smooth. I like being able to customize the weight of it; I used to think I played best with a lighter mouse, but found after experimenting that with this mouse I play much better with it weighted medium to heavy. In FPS games it improves my accuracy as the extra mass cuts down on twitch mistakes, but it glides so smoothly that the extra weight doesn't bog the mouse down.
I don't use the adjustable dpi setting very much, but when I do it works well.
The new revision G5 basically has the same button placement and feel as the older MX518, which was also a very good gaming mouse.
Personally, I too, just recently picked up a G5 rev. 2 for my gaming rig, and I also must say that I am impressed with the build. The "Bulky" ergonomic feel to it makes me more comfortable than the Razer Copperhead that I had been using (I got hooked on that feel after I bought my MX1000...).
The bigger selling point to me though, is the weights. I prefer having the capability to add or subtract weight to increase the control of my mouse. I guess I should add that I would have gotten a G7, but I prefer wired mice for gaming.
I love mine. I stepped "down" from an 800dpi logitech wireless and wasn't sure if I would like going back to a wired mouse. However I just stapled the cord to the underside of my desk to keep it out of the way and I LOVE it. the only down side is the single back button.
On a side note, it did just die. I used it to play bf2142 one night and when I turned on the computer the next day, it didn't work. Sent it back to newegg for replacement. Hopefully the new one I get will be revision 2
i have had 2 g5 mice.. now on my 2nd one the same thing is hapenning again.. whenever i go to play games.. (counter-strike 1.6).. the mouse with shut off for a few seconds.. idk why maybe something is wrong with my game or my mouse. if any of you have an idea of whats wrong. please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org