Logitech has always been a huge player in the peripheral market, even for gamers. Their MX510 and MX518 mice won countless awards and become a favorite among many. Take that design, improve the feel and throw in a laser, and we have the G5. Let’s see how it compares to other mice we have used.
I had great first impressions of this mouse.. it’s a perfect size. According to Logitech, it comes with various features that appeals to gamers. There were no problems during the installation of the mouse or the drivers, as I had expected. The cord is quite long and should provide enough length to suit just about any desk setup.
This mouse is very light at first, but that’s because the weight cartridge is empty. Weight cartridge?? Yup, this mouse comes complete with a plastic cartridge in which you add mini-weights to. The mouse comes with 16 weights in 1.7g and 4.5g sizes. After experimenting for a while with the various amounts of weights, I found 20.3g worked out the best for me, and felt the most comfortable.
No matter the amount of weight you choose, this mouse glides like a dream, thanks to the polytetrafluoroethylene [say that once, I dare you] feet. These feet help for smooth operation on most surfaces. I tested the mouse without a mouse pad, just on my wooden desk and the mouse still worked great! This is a plus, because my MX500 that I was previously using would stick. Since this is a feature that they obviously boast about, they made sure that this mouse was smooth as silk, which is perfect for a gamer.
This mouse still includes many features that others on the market have. One unique feature though, is the on-the-fly sensitivity adjustment, which was first introduced with the MX518 back in March.