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Accuracy: Most tests find the MX518 fails at lower speeds. I never move my mouse fast enough and both mice were great in accuracy. If you moved your mouse fast enough to skip your G5 the DA will feel much more accurate.

Maybe with drivers installed, but the thing outshines the DA when it comes to the maximum malfunction rate. Even better if you use a lower CPI setting.

As for the G5, the thing had a pathetic 1.35m/s malfunction compared to the DA and 518 which fall in the 4m/s ballpark at their native CPI settings. Of course, this is all on cloth.
Edited by Skylit - 7/25/11 at 4:44am
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If your into palm grip, then I would suggest neither the G500, G9x, nor G700. I would in fact avoid all laser mice due to built in accel. Sure, some people won't be able to tell, but why buy one when you have the option to have a mice that doesn't have accel? My suggestions would be g400, mx518, deathadder, mionix NAOS 3200, zowie EC1 (or EC2 if you have smaller hands).
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If your into palm grip, then I would suggest neither the G500, G9x, nor G700. I would in fact avoid all laser mice due to built in accel. Sure, some people won't be able to tell, but why buy one when you have the option to have a mice that doesn't have accel? My suggestions would be g400, mx518, deathadder, mionix NAOS 3200, zowie EC1 (or EC2 if you have smaller hands).
So you say that all high-end logitech mice is worse than the competitors because of acceleration? This is good to know that all of them have it.
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Maybe with drivers installed, but the thing outshines the DA when it comes to the maximum malfunction rate. Even better if you use a lower CPI setting.

As for the G5, the thing had a pathetic 1.35m/s malfunction compared to the DA and 518 which fall in the 4m/s ballpark at their native CPI settings. Of course, this is all on cloth.
It's definitely true that the MX518 has a higher malfunction threshold. However it started to become inaccurate around 2 m/s while the DA lost accuracy around 3.92 m/s.

Either way though, I never had problems with either mouse.
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So you say that all high-end logitech mice is worse than the competitors because of acceleration? This is good to know that all of them have it.
And what exactly are the qualifications for high-end? Fancy lights? Lots of buttons? Super high DPI? Companies that specialize in gaming gear always call their stuff "high-end", but it means nothing. It's the same reason why people still think high DPI means a good mouse, and $200 gaming headsets are worth it. They make the stuff to appeal to the masses, not for the 5% of gamers who actually want to get their money's worth in terms of quality.

As for me, I'll call a mouse high-end if it has good sensor performance. There's a reason why Microsoft opticals are still used in top tier gaming even though they are old and cheap.
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I think I love my G5 enough to spend over $100 on a new one. The G500 simply can't compare, I hate its scroll wheel. The G5's scroll wheel is the best I've ever used. 4 years of intensive, daily use of pressing down on the scroll wheel and it still clicks and scrolls fine. It's no wonder they've jacked up the price on them, they're just so great. Mine has shown no signs of slowing down either. I bet it could go strong for another 2 years.

I might even go so far as to say I won't buy any mouse other than a G5, it's seriously been that good to me.
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I think I love my G5 enough to spend over $100 on a new one. The G500 simply can't compare, I hate its scroll wheel. The G5's scroll wheel is the best I've ever used. 4 years of intensive, daily use of pressing down on the scroll wheel and it still clicks and scrolls fine. It's no wonder they've jacked up the price on them, they're just so great. Mine has shown no signs of slowing down either. I bet it could go strong for another 2 years.

I might even go so far as to say I won't buy any mouse other than a G5, it's seriously been that good to me.
My G5 also went fine for 5 years. That's very long for a mouse and I use mine everyday for hours and hours. I've had a little problem with the mouse wheel, but that was it.
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So, I bought a DeathAdder today just to try out the legendary mouse that a lot of people talk about. Unfortunately I'm not satisfied with it...

The glossy sides feel uncomfortable and my hand also hurts a little while gaming with it. I think this one is not meant for my grip. This model also warms up at the razer logo. My G5 wasn't having problems like this. So I'll probably return this one.

Is it worth it to try the Mionix Naos 3200 (if it's really that comfortable, that would be great) or I should just stay with a Logitech mouse? Any oppinions on G5 successors?
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post #19 of 23
The Naos line seems to be well-liked by the guys that have them here.

If you want the G5 shape, I'd go with a G400 or MX518. Does anyone know the max perfect control speed of the G400?

I would avoid any mouse with the ADNS-9500, I found the acceleration to be pretty noticeable.
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post #20 of 23
I've owned an MX518 as well, for 3 years. It was pretty good. It's about as close as you can get to the G5, IMO
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