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Logitech Unveils G500 to Replace G5 Mouse

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.).

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • doomtomb
    $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
    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
    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
    Make that a G7...
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  • Shadow703793
    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
    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
    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
    maximum acceleration force of 30 g's.

    So it'll know when someone throws it against the wall?
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  • SOSTrooper
    The original G5 debuted at $69.99 as well.
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  • SOSTrooper
    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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