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Logitech Releases MX 518 "Gaming 'Grade" Mouse
  Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005 at 06:45:29 AM | pissclams
  Taken from our friends at Gamespot-

Armed with its 1600 DPI sensor and 16-bit data path, the Logitech MX 518 Gaming-Grade Mouse hopes to wipe the Razer Diamondback from the planet.

The MX 518 Gaming-Grade Mouse packs enough hardware to rival the only other respectable gaming mouse on the market--the Razer Diamondback. Designed purely for the gamer, the new MX 518 Gaming-Grade Mouse arrives with a 1600 DPI sensor, a 16-bit data path, and a phenomenal driver suite all wrapped into nice package with a suggested retail price of $49.99.

If you liked the physical feel of Logitech's MX 510 Performance Optical Mouse, you'll be pleased with Logitech's new MX 518 gaming mouse. The two mice have virtually identical body shapes and could easily be mistaken for one another aside from the different exterior colors. The MX 518 Gaming-Grade Mouse fits nicely in your palm if you have average-sized hands, but it's meant only for right-handed mousing, unlike the ambidextrously designed Diamondback.

Take a gander at the sleek looks of the MX 518 Gaming-Grade Mouse.
The button configuration of the MX 518 Gaming-Grade Mouse consists of two main buttons, two side thumb buttons, a wheel-button combo, and three buttons flanking the wheel from the top and bottom. You can customize the button functions with Logitech's SetPoint driver set. The two primary buttons have a nice click resistance, but we think that the Diamondback has a slight edge in terms of sensitivity. We found the thumb buttons to have moderate click resistance, with near perfect placement and design. The buttons on the Logitech mouse are definitely more usable in comparison to the Diamondback's lackluster thumb buttons.

To Read Their Complete Review Go Here!
http://hardware.gamespot.com/Story-ST-16167-1699-28-28-x


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  Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005 at 06:57:57 AM | (7*up)LoXodonte v | ^ | #
Wonder if they'll fix the skippy mouse shit w/HT based CPU's using USB. 3 Generations and the same "physical feel". They could at least add another button.

  Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005 at 07:07:43 AM | serbian v | ^ | #
That Logitech mouse is equipped with the exact same agilent A3070 sensor that razer diamondback has. Besides the shape, the performance should be identical. I'm just hoping that they updated sensor's firmware and got rid of the pixel skipping bug.

  Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005 at 07:25:58 AM | (7*up)LoXodonte v | ^ | #
I'm curious about the + and - DPI change buttons. Are those the buttons behind and infront of the mousewheel? They also say the "on the fly" dpi works independent of the drivers, so I wonder if those buttons can be reconfigured to act as keystrokes only or not.

I'm also curious about the usability of the programmable buttons. For some reason, the other mx5xx mice wouldn't allow you to use 2 of the keystroke programmed buttons at the same time. Wonder if they've fixed that.

  Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005 at 07:31:08 AM | gisele v | ^ | #
Image Hosted by ImageShack.us + Sensitivity 1.3 = PROFESSIONAL FUCKING MUSCLE MOUSE.

  Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005 at 07:39:10 AM | serbian v | ^ | #
ya 2 buttons around the wheel are there for "on the fly" dpi change ONLY. All they do is lower your windows sens in the mouse properties, and therefore the effective dpi. The mouse has 6 programmable buttons.

  Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005 at 07:45:01 AM | gisele v | ^ | #
6 buttons on one mouse seems like hell for people with fat fingers.

  Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005 at 07:56:56 AM | (7*up)LoXodonte v | ^ | #
damn, the only thing I really liked about the 510 over the db was the 2 programmables above and below the mousewheel. But those didn't even work right under ps2, not like that matters much anymore. Knowing that I'll prolly stick with the db. I just hope razer makes a mouse with more buttons, and bigger one's at that.

  Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005 at 08:07:21 AM | [:X]nard v | ^ | #
Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

NOW RECRUITING FOR CAL SEASON 11!!!!!

  Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005 at 10:33:33 AM | FragPlaysWoWNow v | ^ | #
FUCK ME I JUST BOUGHT A 510 LOL GGZ

  Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005 at 01:37:53 PM | f.EAu' sala v | ^ | #
can't you simulate "on the fly" sensitivity in wolf by yourself? I mean, it seems kind of primitive to adjust sensitivity by altering dpi. don't you want highest dpi as possible? hmm, im just curious.

  Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005 at 01:40:32 PM | -doNka- v | ^ | #
and that's all nard carried out of the graphic design school :D

  Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005 at 01:59:23 PM | (7*up)LoXodonte v | ^ | #
can't you simulate "on the fly" sensitivity in wolf by yourself?

you are correct sir. Actually their are alot easier way's to do it in RTCW then an "On the fly" button, so yeah, I would say it's rather primitive, and suprising they'd find the feature valuable enough to hardcode. I mean, they essentially ripped the idea off Razer anyway, and made it shittier. The only advantage I can see is if you played a lot of games with different cfg's, cause I personally only know scripting for q3 games, but I'd be suprised if unreal wouldn't let you do the same, if not more. But I'd have to read, and reading sucks.

  Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005 at 03:41:11 PM | v1D v | ^ | #
Since I'm a retard, I could understand this a little better if someone told me what this "on the fly" business you guys are talking about :x

  Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005 at 03:47:44 PM | kalamazoologist v | ^ | #
i'm sticking with the old reliable



  Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005 at 03:56:30 PM | palad1n v | ^ | #
diamondback is good, except for the fact it feels so akward, i liked the mx510 body, so thats the only reason i would want to buy this one. also the main two buttons on the db are so sensitive ;o

  Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005 at 04:42:04 PM | kalamazoologist v | ^ | #
btw- you forgot the apostrophe before "Grade" in the headline

  Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005 at 05:06:56 PM | rabia-hiki v | ^ | #
It's so... bad!

  Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005 at 05:09:56 PM | KeP v | ^ | #
Thought that 1600dpi wouldn't make much difference over a USB port due to bandwidth issues......

  Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005 at 06:03:58 PM | kalamazoologist v | ^ | #
kep read the article it explains alldat

  Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005 at 06:44:54 PM | pissclams v | ^ | #
Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005 at 09:42:04 AM | kalamazoo v | | # | Edit | Delete
btw- you forgot the apostrophe before "Grade" in the headline


Nice Catch - fixed.


  Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005 at 07:10:23 PM | kalamazoologist v | ^ | #
Gaming 'Grades unite!

  Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005 at 07:52:36 PM | c[_]`Wippuh v | ^ | #
That was pretty quality, good call Kala!

  Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 12:16:52 PM | .Banks v | ^ | #
You all need to get laid kthx

  Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 03:05:49 PM | pissclams v | ^ | #
Says the guy posting at 5 a.m.

  Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 03:29:17 PM | kalamazoologist v | ^ | #


Bishop Don "Magic" Juan sez:

"'Grades Up, 'Gloids Down."

  Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 04:26:00 PM | rabia-hiki v | ^ | #


My one mouse button is bound to my bot.

  Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 05:42:12 PM | pissclams v | ^ | #
And if the 'Grade can't swim, he's bound to drizown.

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