Bato wrote:Makes me realise I definitely need to get something better than my el cheapo $5 microsoft mouse. Anything mid range people owuld advise or should I just bite it and get a G9? Would that really make such a difference in gaming?
Being able to change the mouse speed while gaming is very handy with games, as are two side buttons.
Cloth covered cables have less drag resistance than rubber and you barely notice the cable is there.
The G500 is a new version of the G5, and can be had for $49- including postage.
You won't get as good & well featured a mouse at this price ($65- + postage is the next best price for a G500).
It has on the fly sensitivity switching.
One thing with the G5 & G500 that bugs a lot of people is the scroll wheel is not as solid as some other mice,
and the wheel button is not as responsive as some.
I don't use the middle mouse button for critical commands so it does not bother me.
I've had my G5 for three or four years now, just ordered some new feet, but the rest is still good.
The other thing with the G500 is it has three side buttons and they are smaller than the two side buttons on the G5.
I'd probably be inclined to use only the two main side buttons, and disable the third button in the software
(or assign the same command as the front button) to avoid problems with hitting it accidentally.
Still, at $49- dollars the G500 is very good value, and comes with a 3yr warranty.http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Logitech-G500-Gaming-Mouse-Delivered-/110736590055?pt=AU_Input_Peripherals&hash=item19c86a44e7