The best gaming mouse EVER is back

Discussion in 'Mice and Keyboards' started by PeaKr, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. gamz247

    gamz247 Gawd

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    I received my MX518 last week, and tried it out over the weekend. Compared to the G400 that I had been using, the left and right buttons were much louder, and the scroll wheel "ticks" as it spun were much less distinct. Clicking down on the scroll wheel felt "mushy" as well. These issues were enough for me to return it. YMMV.
     
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  2. Deserving

    Deserving n00b

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    Hah I was hoping to a the MX518 when opening this thread. I used mine until it started double clicking. Too bad it isn't the cool grey and black pressed looking pattern.
     
  3. Spoom

    Spoom n00b

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    I had the red mx510!
     
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  4. XoR_

    XoR_ Gawd

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    I think Logitech G502 is the best
    Once you get used to cool metal scroll wheel there is just no going back :cool:
     
  5. MacLeod

    MacLeod [H]ardness Supreme

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    I bought one a few weeks ago and absolutely love it!

    The DeathAdder is the perfect mouse for me ergonomically and was my current favorite for about a decade but the Logitech G502 is the sensor I wanted. Once you use that sensor it's hard to go back.

    The G MX518 is now my new favorite. While it's shape isn't as perfect ergonomically as the DA, it's awfully damn close. But best of all, that wonderful sensor is surgical!! It's gotta be the best on the market, it's easily the best of the gaming live I own and I own about a dozen.
     
  6. Nenu

    Nenu [H]ardened

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    Naa it aint (The best gaming mouse EVER), the Logitech G502 Hero is mad good.
    As long as it remains reliable this is what I will recommend.

    I still have an MX518 but it didnt get much use for a long time and when it eventually did it developed a cable fault (I think).
    It sort of works if you are ok with waiting a moment every so often.
     
  7. Armenius

    Armenius I Drive Myself to the [H]ospital

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    The shape of the 518 is nothing like the 502. The latter was clearly made for claw grip, and it is overall a lot smaller. I'm not a big fan of the 502, but I absolutely love the 518
     
  8. maro

    maro Limp Gawd

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    There are differences due to styling, but the 518 and 502 ARE similar in size and shape. Perhaps you are thinking of the G Pro which is exactly all of those things you mentioned (smaller overall and suitable for claw grip).

    I own the og MX518 and the early G502 (non Hero version) and I stand by what I wrote. They are similar - but don't take my word for it - you can see the size specs from Logitech website on both. They are for the newer versions (G502 Hero and MX518 Legendary) and the differences between the two are in millimeters.
     
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  9. MacLeod

    MacLeod [H]ardness Supreme

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    I also own both the 502 and the 518 (I have a mouse fetish and buy a new mouse a few times a year) and when you hold them up next to each other they do appear to be about the same size but the 518 is a little taller and a little fatter. It ain't by much but it's just enough to fill up my hand better and it's just a lot easier to move around than the 502. Don't get me wrong, the 502 is a superb mouse, easily one of the best on the market but for my hand, the MX518 is a little better. I also own the G400 and while it's basically the same shape of the 518, the sensor isn't as good and that makes a huge difference.
     
  10. maro

    maro Limp Gawd

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    My main gripe against the 502 is the Batman styling. The thumb rest took a little getting used to but I grew to like that. I do agree that in spite of their similarities they do have different feel to them - and I do prefer the feel of the 518, but they are similar enough that I felt if 502 causes wrist pain the 518 probably would as well.

    If I put my 502 guts inside my G400 shell I would consider it the perfect mouse! Until then I will eventually try the new 518 and its Hero sensor one of these days.
     
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  11. Manny Calavera

    Manny Calavera 2[H]4U

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    Want to buy the newer MX518 Legendary , is it the same size as the OG MX518??

    Thanks.
     
  12. EJR357

    EJR357 n00b

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  13. maro

    maro Limp Gawd

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    I do not have the new one in my hands to compare to my OG (yet). It does sound like it is same or very close to the original, other than its weight. The thread EJR linked has some good hands-on discussion about it.
     
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  14. kniwor

    kniwor [H]Lite

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    Wa.. I had this mouse and it was with me forever. I remember it. I use a 703 now, but that's because I absolutely need something wireless (which can be wired when needed :) )
     
  15. LightsOut41

    LightsOut41 Limp Gawd

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    I picked up a couple of NOS MX518s off Ebay for $30 each last week. I wish I would have bought these first before buying the new version for $60. The new version is far too light.
     
  16. Furious_Styles

    Furious_Styles [H]ard|Gawd

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    I kinda wish I bought one of those back in the day. I used the classic microsoft optical blue mouse for a long time then switched to deathadders. The deathadders just sucked on durability. Typically get 1-2 years of use before something breaks.
     
  17. Hulk

    Hulk [H]ardness Supreme

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    Best mouse of all time:

    Microsoft SideWinder Gaming Mouse (the original one).

    Been using mine for over 15 years now. You can't buy them anymore, that's why no one is going to tell you what their favorite mouse is (unless they stock up and buy 3 of them, wish I did that). You can still buy it though.....for $400 on Amazon.


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  18. kniwor

    kniwor [H]Lite

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    Just looked this up. The sidewinder seems to have small but ardent following!
     
  19. Dan_D

    Dan_D [H]ardOCP Motherboard Editor

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    I saw one in a store and I didn't like the feel of it.