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Logitech Unveils G500 to Replace G5 Mouse

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This mouse still has its tail.

For Logitech faithful, the G5 was one of the best gaming mice in the company's lineup. Today Logitech launched the successor to the G5, the G500, with an upgraded laser sensor.

Logitech says that the G500 can sense a maximum hand speed of 165 inches per second (ips) and a maximum acceleration force of 30 g's. Users can also adjust dpi on-the-fly from 200 dpi to 5700 dpi.

Like the old G5, it's corded, but the new one has an updated shape with a broader thumb rest and a smoothed-out pinkie ledge. Those who are sensitive to weight can add up to 27 grams of extra weight for personalized feel and control.

The Logitech Gaming Mouse G500 is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe in September for a suggested retail price of $69.99 (U.S.).

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    SOSTrooper , August 6, 2009 8:31 PM
    doomtomb$70? The original G5 was successful because it wasn't overpriced ($45-50).


    The original G5 debuted at $69.99 as well.
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    tenor77 , August 6, 2009 8:25 PM
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    maximum acceleration force of 30 g's.


    So it'll know when someone throws it against the wall?
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    doomtomb , August 6, 2009 7:46 PM
    $70? The original G5 was successful because it wasn't overpriced ($45-50). I had the v1 G5 and got the v2 G5 a few months ago and now a new one? This new one looks ugly as sin.
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    kittle , August 6, 2009 7:54 PM
    My existing G5 is wearing out. mabye this one will work as good or better.

    I tried the other logictec gaming-like mice but all they did was severely aggrevate my CTS.
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    theholylancer , August 6, 2009 7:56 PM
    give me the new wireless G8 and I'm GtG!

    As long as its not overly expensive than my current one...
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    theholylancer , August 6, 2009 7:56 PM
    Make that a G7...
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    Shadow703793 , August 6, 2009 8:05 PM
    Quote:
    For Logitech faithful, the G5 was one of the best gaming mice in the company's lineup.

    Correction, it *is* still the best mouse ever made. Screw G7/G9. I'm on my 2nd G5. :D 
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    jjy3k10 , August 6, 2009 8:07 PM
    My G5 v2 is still going strong after three years. Yea, the rubber is worn off where my fingers rest, but its just another attribute that makes it distinguishable from all the G5's my friends have.
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    Wayoffbase , August 6, 2009 8:22 PM
    I have the wireless G7. I'd like a new mouse just for the sake of newness, but the damn thing just won't wear out or break no matter what I do.
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    tenor77 , August 6, 2009 8:25 PM
    Quote:
    maximum acceleration force of 30 g's.


    So it'll know when someone throws it against the wall?
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    SOSTrooper , August 6, 2009 8:31 PM
    The original G5 debuted at $69.99 as well.
  • 11 Hide
    SOSTrooper , August 6, 2009 8:31 PM
    doomtomb$70? The original G5 was successful because it wasn't overpriced ($45-50).


    The original G5 debuted at $69.99 as well.
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    mtyermom , August 6, 2009 8:33 PM
    tenor77So it'll know when someone throws it against the wall?


    Which is only worth it if it responds and calls you an asshole for doing so. THAT would be worth $70
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    griffed88 , August 6, 2009 8:49 PM
    meh, i'm on my second razer death adder. it's by far the most comfortable mouse i've used. When it dies(it eventually will as i am constantly taking it places along with my laptop) i'm gonna splurge and get the wireless razer mambasa so it cant short out.
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    avericia , August 6, 2009 8:57 PM
    "and a smoothed-out pinkie ledge."

    I'm going to get a G500 just for the pinkie ledge.

    I have loved my G5 for a couple of years now and the only bad thing could ever say about it was that it left my pinkie hanging.
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    Honis , August 6, 2009 10:21 PM
    165 inches per second = 9.37500 miles per hour for those keeping track.
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    anamaniac , August 6, 2009 11:08 PM
    I was about to buy the G5.

    I like the fact that you can add weight easily if so desired, and the damned low to insane high DPI is awesome also.
    How much does the mouse normally weigh? One reason why I prefer corded mice is because of the lesser weight. And the fact that wireless products are easy to lose (I have lost my wireless keyboard... the thing is huge...).

    How is the comfort overall? I liked the Logitech Click!, but not so much for the Click! Plus.
    Then there's size. I have grown accustomed to the click, which I always have my wrist on my mousepad.
    Then there's also the laser sensitivity. Will it work on most surfaces? All surfaces? Mousepads only? I like to use a mouse on both my bed, carpet, and fiber board, with the occasional felt blanket. Can this do that successfully?

    My only complaint though...
    I never did like buttons at the thumb... ruins comfort and my hands are too big to use them easily anyways. Same with a button below the scroll wheel. looks decently badass though.
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    Greg_77 , August 6, 2009 11:11 PM
    This makes my G9 feel sad :(  JK! I got mine for $30, great deal.
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    dingumf , August 7, 2009 12:33 AM
    SOSTrooperThe original G5 debuted at $69.99 as well.

    facepalm
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    matt87_50 , August 7, 2009 12:34 AM
    nice, perfect timing, my mum just broke my 5 year old $10 Logitech mouse playing solitaire, so i've been looking for an upgrade worthy of my i7 gaming rig
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    teamhead , August 7, 2009 12:42 AM
    I have the Wireless G7 for about 6 months now and love it. Not sure if I would ever purchase another corded mouse.
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    belardo , August 7, 2009 12:54 AM
    Glad we have a company like Logitech that makes all kinds of mice.

    My previous Logitech lasted about 8+ years, "mouseman" from 98. Here is a pic: http://www.smartcomputing.com/images/smartcomputing/thumb/00284728.jpg

    Luckily, the Mx400 just came out (MX 610/620 are wireless versions) which is in the same shape, but a little smaller.

    Sometimes Logitech kills an excellent product because it cost to much to make. The v450 replaced the V400 which had won awards for design and function. http://www.mobilewhack.com/images/logitech_v400_laser_cordless_mouse_1.jpg
    Its a very cool mouse for notebooks, but some QC failures for many people thou for the laser. Its the only mouse that uses a spring-loaded slot for its USB receiver. Works great.
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