It’s an exciting day for gamers as Logitech have announced a new top-spec gaming mouse, the new Logitech G500.
The G500 is the successor to the classic G5 laser mouse, and brings that popular design bang up-to-date. It features a new laser sensor capable of on-the-fly adjustments from just 200dpi to an incredible 5,700dpi. Yes, you read that right, that’s 5,700dpi. You may be thinking that’s an odd number and yet it makes it more sensitive than Razer’s sensitivity king, the 5,600dpi Mamba. The sensor is capable of handling a maximum hand speed of 165 inches/second and a maximum acceleration of 30g.
Boasting ten programmable buttons, the G500 also has onboard memory to store your favorite settings. Also, like the original G5, the G500 allows you to tune the weight by adding up to 27 grams into a removable chassis. Finally, a dual-mode scroll wheel allows you to switch between smooth scrolling and click-to-click scrolling, making it perfectly suitable for a bit of word processing or in-game weapon selection.
I’m looking forward to this one, it’ll be interesting to see if it’s better than my current favourite, the Logitech G9. The G500 should be available to buy in September at a price of $69, and it’s available to pre-order at Amazon already.