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Logitech G MX518 Gaming Mouse HERO 25K Sensor, 25,600 DPI, ARM-Processor, 8 Programmable Buttons - Black/Grey

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The Legendary has two side buttons, two buttons above and below the scroll wheel to increase and decrease the CPI, and a default CPI button. Personally I prefer the notched action and Logitech has made this feature even more usable by allowing you to dictate how many lines you want each notch to scroll through a document – you can alter the scrolling in the supplied utility. I generally aimed for 30% infill, but most of the parts don't have thick enough features for that to matter.

Out of the box these are smooth and you will not need replacement, however judging by the experience with old MX 518 these will fail after 3-5 years and you will either replace them with better after market solution or simply continue without them. Logitech’s MX510 Series of mice are great, but they looked to improve it even more, by adding the ability to change the DPI on the fly. And on a blank desktop, the only action that works is “mouse wheel up/down”, which seems to trigger switching between virtual desktops. However, the difference between a bog standard mouse and the high-end pointing devices available is stark, and you would be amazed how much difference a good mouse can make.

As an office mouse Logitech MX 518 G is a good mouse, in fact it’s much better than any usual office mouse. The DPI changing on the go is a useful feature for gamers, especially inbetween switching from (for instance, Team Fortress 2) a scout to a sniper, where the scout needs a lightning quick speed to spin around and fire as quickly as possible and keep pelting the target, whereas the Sniper can have a nice slow speed for those accurate headshots. Don’t expect to suddenly be a better player once you plug in the MX518, in fact I actually found myself to be worse when I first started using this mouse. Both things are upgrade from the old MX 518 metallic bubbly finish and smooth rubberized plastic side grips.

But thankfully due to its great success, Logitech re-released the MX518 (AKA Legendary) in 2018 with a refreshed appearance and new internal hardware. There’s a desktop setting for mouse actions on the desktop itself (I’m assuming that you are using KDE). I have not tried the fk1 so cannot comment on it, however the original fk is a bit on the small side so if you have larger hands the fk1 would be a good choice.

As mentioned earlier, the scroll wheel has plus and minus buttons above and below it, but there is another button even further back in the centre. Today, we have millions of users a month from around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year. If I open a firefox browser, everything (even the buttons) works fine as long as I stay inside the firefox window. One issue I did run into a couple of years ago was that the mouse wasn’t keeping up anymore in terms of speed.

All of its buttons can be remapped in the Logitech G HUB software, and you can even set a G-Shift button to give you a second layer of controls.

Keyboards: Final Fantasy XI XIth Anniversary keyboard (topre 45g) | Realforce Rgb (topre 45g, Eva Noctilucous keyset) | Mionix Zibal 60 (mx black, Vortex doubleshot) | Greymark (white alps) | IBM model M (found in the trash! The included SetPoint software, exclusive to Gaming-Grade mice, is ahead of its time, letting you choose between 5 custom level sensitivity settings, so that you get the right feel and movement. This 8-button mouse provides up to 15 g of acceleration and gives you precise aiming accuracy with minimal mouse movement. However, I use a Mac and my personal experience is that the Logitech software doesn’t always work as well as the Windows version. If you're interested in another modern version of a classic, retro gaming mouse, check out the Microsoft Pro IntelliMouse.

People used on ultralight mice will not be happy with it, however good thing is due the excellent balance it does not feel like a 100g mouse. The shape and the overall feel of the mouse is very good, it fits snugly in the hand and with the left side of the mouse curved inward it makes it even more comfortable to hold. When you come to hold the MX518 though, you realise that the indentations are an optical illusion and the mouse surface is smooth.SCS is a chartered benefit corporation, reflecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practices. This is not the result of losing too many sessions of CS:S but it’s actually just a very clever graphic design which is usually bound to impress at LAN parties. We need the side button PCB from the MX518, as opposed to the one attached to the G703, as the switch contacts are in a different place on each. Whether it is as old as a mod that allows mouse functionality in Doom to more modern solutions like 3D-glasses or programmable keyboards, the main objective of the gamer is to find the fastest and most efficient way to eliminate the enemy. So now, I try to use a mouse like “normal” people when navigating Windows, but I still can’t change my ways when it comes to gaming.

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