by Rob Williams on June 13, 2006 in Peripherals
If you are left handed, you know the trouble of finding a suitable gaming mouse. Logitech tries to mend that problem with their G3, an ambidextrous solution. Does it deliver the goods as well as the MX 510 and G5 though?
Getting back to the SetPoint issue I brought up earlier. After un-installing and re-installing the software, un-installing my USB ports through hardware manager, and cleaning through all the left-over scraps that the software left behind, I am forced to assume that the software is not currently compatible with this mouse. I have tested it on another computer, and still had the same issues. What may be the funniest of all, is that the first time I plugged it in, the computer noted that an “Unidentified USB” product was detected.
Even without the software though, you are still able to adjust the DPI on the fly, but you will not be able to set the presets manually. Despite not having this software though, you are still able to use all of the available buttons in your games.
I have two main beefs about the mouse, and I am sure you can pick them out. The size of the mouse would be better if it was just a tad larger. After becoming spoiled with the ‘fits like a glove’ design of the MX 518, I know I could not handle using this mouse every day. Again, your opinions may vary. If you are planning on picking up this mouse despite this problem, you should head down to your local retailer and give the mouse a try to see if you like it. Then order it online for cheaper.
The two side buttons could be a little better placed, and possibly not stick out from the mouse so much. I think the primary reason they got in my way with gaming was primarily due to the fact that they stick out a far bit. If they were flush with the rest of the mouse, it may not be a problem.
Overall, this is a solid mouse, but it needs work. For the asking $50 price, you would be better off going with an MX 518 or G5. Unless you are a true lefty, you may want to look the other way on this one. I am giving the G3 a 7 out of 10.
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