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5 out of 5 eggs Greatest scroll wheel ever made - and a lot of buttons with it 11/01/2011

This review is from: Logitech G500 10 Buttons Dual-mode Scroll Wheel USB Wired Laser 5700 dpi Gaming Mouse

Pros:

+ 10 buttons, most of which are easily usable.
+ All 10 buttons are programmable, for various Windows functions, keystrokes, or key combos.
+ Best scroll wheel I've ever used. There's the "hyperscroll" free-wheel mode which lets it spin very freely, and the conventional "click" mode. It's also weighted like a flywheel, so even in the click-mode, you can still give it a good spin and scroll a fair distance.
+ Scroll wheel didn't show any signs of wear after well over a year of use/abuse, including using the mode-switch button as a braking mechanism when hyperscrolling.
+ Good resolution and tracking.
+ Minor - woven sheath around the cord. It helps keep it from coiling or tangling up, and it makes it easy to identify the mouse's cord when fumbling around in the dark behind a computer tower on the floor.

Cons:

- Middle-click requires too much pressure. It's better than some of their previous mice, but it's still too much for regular use, unless your tendons are made of carbon fiber.
- Not a vertical mouse, and, after decades of exposure to palm-down mice, my darn lousy aging wrist started complaining and aching, so I had to switch to a vertical mouse, which doesn't have the awesome scroll wheel, nor as many buttons. A truly sad day. I'm not sure if I should sell the G500, or have it encased in Lucite and build a shrine for it.

Other Thoughts:

If your arm can tolerate conventional palm-down mice, this thing is excellent. If you liked using Ctrl+keyboard combos before, assign Ctrl to one of the mouse buttons, and get even more use out of your left hand at the keyboard.
Logitech really needs to integrate this style of scroll wheel into more of their product offerings.

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