The Logitech G5 Laser Mouse was reviewed by 218 customers and was given 4 out of 5 stars. Here are the valuable customer reviews.
1. I bought one G5, after reading the review on Tom's Hardware site, for a new PC I was assembling at home. After using it for a single evening, I ordered a second one to put on my PC at work. So, I liked it well enough to spend my own money to replace the mouse on the Dell PCs my employer buys. If you prefer cordless mice, the G7 (cordless) version is coming soon (as I write this in October 2005). If you remember the switch from mice with balls to the first optical mice, you know what an improvement that was. I think the G5 laser mouse is just as big a further improvement in speed and feel. Being able to change the speed with buttons right on the mouse is very nice if you switch between games that need quick response and photo editing where you want slower speed and very fine precision.
2.I have been using Microsoft Intellimouse for many years, both at home and at work. The problem has always been that my right hand ring finger would hang off the side of the mouse and drag on the mouse pad. After many years of gaming and working abuse, my fingers have developed different forms of tendentious. Currently, it affects my ring finger the most, simply because it sits so much lower than my other fingers. This started my search for a new, more comfortable mouse.
It is well known that computer products designed for gamers are also designed with ergonomics in mind. The gamer is known to play for hours - the mouse needs to be able to support the hand position and its movement for all those hours. I chose the Logitech G5 for many reasons. First, the shape of the mouse now puts my irritated ring finger on the mouse itself - it no longer drags on the side. The mouse happens to be shaped better for my hand, so I cup the entire thing. This removed the necessity for severe wrist movement while operating the mouse. I can use my arm more than anything.
A few things separate this mouse from anything else I have every used. First, it is a laser mouse. It is leaps and bounds above an optical mouse. It is capable of 2000 dpi, which is an extremely fast movement - faster than anyone really needs. But at about 800 dpi, the mouse is perfect to control. Since the dpi is customizable, you can configure it to your liking. The bottom line is that you don't need much effort to move this mouse to where you want to go. This saves countless amounts of stress on your arm and hand as you work the computer. Less effort = less stress. So far, I can play a game for hours without my ring finger throbbing in pain.
This mouse also has a dpi control feature. You can use the software to set up to 5 dpi settings, which means you can change the sensitivity of the mouse on the fly. Playing a first person game with a sniper rifle and want absolute control? Drop it down a few dpi. Working in Photoshop doing pixel by pixel touch up or working on the details in Autocad? Drop the dpi down a notch. Want to speed up for web surfing? Click the button up and your mouse will go much faster. You can set any dpi by using the software and change its mode whenever and wherever you need it by using the buttons on the mouse.
The mouse wheel is a typical wheel, but with the added feature of left and right movement. Now you can scroll left and right and up and down within one web page. This is also very useful in Photoshop and the web.
The mouse also comes with a weight control system. I thought this was a gimmick, but it turns out to be very clever. You can add weight to a cartridge then slip it into the mouse to make it heavier. Some people, especially those who are used to wireless mice will find that this makes it feel like there are batteries. Personally, I keep the cartridge empty, but I like the option and it very well designed. If I want to make it heavier for very precise work (like Photoshop), it will only take seconds to make the mouse heavier.
· 7 years ago