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I have to say that I was a bit sceptical before ordering it but this mouse is really impressive. I have only had it out for a hour or so but it really feels and tracks nice, it is also the newer version with no angle snapping.

I had a MX518 and absolutely hated it, of course it was the 1800dpi version with angle snapping, but the whole mouse just felt cheap. Not so with the G400 though. I love the texture and it feels much more solid than I remember my MX518 feeling.

It also seems to be the same shape as my old G5 which I loved for the shape but not so much for the sensor. With this I get the awesome tried and true shape with a flawless sensor. The other thing I should note is that unlike other optical mice the LOD is not all that bad.

I loved my Xai, but I think I found my new mouse for a good while.
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Can you describe the feel of the wheel. Im kinda picky about my mouse wheels and have been looking at getting this mouse. I like to have a very distinct click because thats how i cycle my weapons in games.
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Can you describe the feel of the wheel. Im kinda picky about my mouse wheels and have been looking at getting this mouse. I like to have a very distinct click because thats how i cycle my weapons in games.

The wheel is probably the only area where my Xai feels better. The G400 wheel feels a bit cheap but the clicks when you spin it are distinctive and far enough apart that it would be easy to feel when your next weapon would switch. It's actually something I could get used to, my Xai scroll wheel was crisp and solid, but the G400 kind of feels like your sliding it up and down. The best way to describe it is that it is very distinctive.

It does feel cheap like it might break easily, but I think its just the way it feels. It actually makes more sense that it would not easily break because it doesn't have side clicks or the toggle scroll feature like on the G500 or G9X which are known to break occasionally. So it having a simpler scroll mechanism could work in its favour.
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Before the Deathadder/Zowie I always used a MX518 or MX510. Scrollwheel hasn't changed, in fact as far as looks go, the internals are still the same, with only a different sensor and firmware.

I scroll through weapons as well and it's distinct enough, a little less the Razer mice but good enough imo.

A cheap feel can fool you, my MX510 its scrollwheel still functions and that thing is probably 10 years old tongue.gif
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Before the Deathadder/Zowie I always used a MX518 or MX510. Scrollwheel hasn't changed, in fact as far as looks go, the internals are still the same, with only a different sensor and firmware.
I scroll through weapons as well and it's distinct enough, a little less the Razer mice but good enough imo.
A cheap feel can fool you, my MX510 its scrollwheel still functions and that thing is probably 10 years old tongue.gif

Ya, cheap can just mean that the mechanism is just simplistic. Which means less parts that can go wrong.

Comparing this to the MX518 I can say that although the shape is the same, the feel is certainly better. Much more akin to the G5.
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The MX-518 feels light and plasticky but it is pretty durable, especially after some raging. Though it is kinda cheap in build quality compared to my MX-500 (still alive and kicking) especially after opening both of them up.

I wonder how the thin cable of the G400 will hold up over time. So far I've seen some reviews that noted cable failures.
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The MX-518 feels light and plasticky but it is pretty durable, especially after some raging. Though it is kinda cheap in build quality compared to my MX-500 (still alive and kicking) especially after opening both of them up.
I wonder how the thin cable of the G400 will hold up over time. So far I've seen some reviews that noted cable failures.

I've read a lot of other members on this site say that they have had braided cables actually fray much easier over time. But I do know the cable on my MX518 is still holding up well. I gave it to a friend of mine about 2 years ago and he has been using it as his primary mouse ever since.

If it ever did break though, Logitech is amazing with their 3 year warranty. I had a G5 sensor break on me and they just sent me a new one without asking for the old one back.
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Never did mention braided cables (as I do dislike those myself) but the MX-500 and Mx-518 cables were quite thick while I've read there are cases of the thin cable on the G400 breaking a bit too soon for my tastes which was one of the reasons why I chose the CM Spawn over the G400 (I do like the overall texture of the G400 over my MX-518).
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Never did mention braided cables (as I do dislike those myself) but the MX-500 and Mx-518 cables were quite thick while I've read there are cases of the thin cable on the G400 breaking a bit too soon for my tastes which was one of the reasons why I chose the CM Spawn over the G400 (I do like the overall texture of the G400 over my MX-518).

Honestly, I don't see how this could be a problem unless the mouse is being abused in some way. It's not like the cable goes through a lot of stress through normal use.
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Originally Posted by CorruptBE View Post

Before the Deathadder/Zowie I always used a MX518 or MX510. Scrollwheel hasn't changed, in fact as far as looks go, the internals are still the same, with only a different sensor and firmware.
I scroll through weapons as well and it's distinct enough, a little less the Razer mice but good enough imo.
A cheap feel can fool you, my MX510 its scrollwheel still functions and that thing is probably 10 years old tongue.gif

Wouldn't call it a different sensor. Maybe a different SROM and firmware smile.gif
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