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I had to get a new mouse last week because my old faithful MX518 stopped working. I researched a bunch of mouses and wound up getting a Logitech G500. It got 5 eggs on Newegg and had nearly the same ergonomic design as my trusty 518. All that said, I went ahead and ordered it. I received it today and excitedly plugged it in. OH. MY. F******. GOD. The mouse was all over the place, hard to control, very imprecise. mad.gif I tried fiddling with all the settings in Setpoint. Nothing changed. The weights didn't really help either. I often pick up my mouse slightly as I'm moving it around. Whenever I do the cursor moves erratically. I never had this problem with the MX518. It feels worse than the crappy business optical mouse I was using while waiting for the G500 to come in the mail. The vertical speed is significantly lower than the horizontal speed. Probably because of where the laser is positioned. I don't know why Logitech couldn't keep the damn laser in the center of the mouse where it belongs. This is possibly the worst gaming mouse I have ever owned. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention the awful middle mouse button. You have to press it in just the right spot in order for it to be pressed. It feels very cheap too.

Maybe I don't have the right settings. Didn't think a mouse would need THIS much calibration. What are your guy's settings?
Edited by Xaero330 - 2/17/12 at 7:19pm
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If you asked here, you wouldn't have picked up the G500. It's an absurdly horrid mouse for its price, I'd never recommend it to anyone. You should have gone for the G400 instead.
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I don't know why I didn't. Hopefully I can return this pos.
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The Logitech G400 is like the old G5 and your MX518 which were some of the best gaming mice ever made. This or a Razer Deathadder are the only good gaming mice at a decent price. Sorry your G500 sucks.
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I had a G500 for awhile and I thought it was great? Really accurate and lots of settings to adjust...
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I had a G500 for awhile and I thought it was great? Really accurate and lots of settings to adjust...

Yeah I like mine too lol.

Have you maybe tried lowering the DPI on your mouse physically?
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When I had it I had the DPI up all the way (no reason not to) and the sensitivity relatively low.
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The biggest issue I'm having with it is when I pick my mouse up slightly, the sensor still detects the surface and moves the cursor accordingly. I've been using my mouse like that since I was born. I had no trouble with the MX518. I didn't think I needed a second opinion on gaming mouses here when the whole world seemingly loves this mouse. I'm willing to bet an old fashioned ball mouse is more accurate than this pos.
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Ya part of the problem is the sensor position not being dead center. I have both a Xai and a G500 and they both have the same sensor, the Xai has the sensor placed dead center of the mouse and it makes all the difference.

I use the G500 for my "work" computer, it's good for non gaming purposes I find.
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The biggest issue I'm having with it is when I pick my mouse up slightly, the sensor still detects the surface and moves the cursor accordingly. I've been using my mouse like that since I was born. I had no trouble with the MX518. I didn't think I needed a second opinion on gaming mouses here when the whole world seemingly loves this mouse. I'm willing to bet an old fashioned ball mouse is more accurate than this pos.

Well if lift off distance is a big factor in a mouse for you, then the G500 is definitely not the right mouse for you. That is the reason I sold mine.

Try out a Zowie mouse, they currently have the lowest lift off distance of any gaming mouse.
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