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So it seems the time has finally come to replace my atleast 5-year old G5 mouse. I'm not at all glad about this, but since both the scroll wheel and right-click are now completely screwed up there's no other option.

I cannot stress enough how great I think this mouse is, even over today's top models. Despite it really being a palm-grip mouse I've found it to work exceptionally well for my claw/fingertip-grip, perhaps mostly because of the spherish overall shape. Naturally I did not have any weight added and even removed the cardridge itself, especially since I'm using it in combination with the sturdy control-side of my eXactMat (speed is way too smooth for my liking).

Now my question is, what new mouse should I go for?

G500 looks like a logical choice to me, but does it really resemble the G5 enough?
G9x might be wiser considering my grip style, but isn't it too small after years of G5 usage?
Any other suggestions?

Some pictures to clearify. Red arrow in the second pic represents the main resting point of my palm.





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post #2 of 29
You get fly like a G6! Hahahhaa sorry I had to....

I had a g5 and gave it to my parents. Liked it a lot.

Just got a G500. Its wicked. Very similar in fact its the exact same shape........ but has a way better sensor
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Originally Posted by killeraxemannic View Post
You get fly like a G6! Hahahhaa sorry I had to....
Dammit, I was about to make that joke.

Terrible song anyway.


The G500 is a superb mouse, I think you'd like it.
post #4 of 29
I went from a G5 to G500 after some issues with g5 on 3rd year so I got a replacement

Its pretty much the same in almost every way, If you truly loved you G5 then why not stick to what you know and love?

If you want to look at claw gaming mouse, then G9x is a great choice too.

Im a palm grip so thats why i stuck with G5(00) but I think since your claw you might enjoy other mice more.

There's really only one way to find out Maybe return G9 if its not for you and get something else Happy Mousing.
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
Dammit, I was about to make that joke.

Terrible song anyway.


The G500 is a superb mouse, I think you'd like it.

Yes..... I can't believe anyone would be able to make a song about drinking cough syrup famous
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Originally Posted by killeraxemannic View Post
Just got a G500. Its wicked. Very similar in fact its the exact same shape........ but has a way better sensor
Exact same size too? Isn't it heavier than the G5? Wish I could check it out somewhere but none of the local shops have it.
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Quote:
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Exact same size too? Isn't it heavier than the G5? Wish I could check it out somewhere but none of the local shops have it.

It is completely identical in size and shape and weight.... they both come with the same weight cartridge thingy. the G500 has a few more buttons higher DPI and an unlockable scroll wheel. They both have an avigo? (spelling) sensor. The g500 has the newest 9500 sensor.
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Originally Posted by Stance View Post
Exact same size too? Isn't it heavier than the G5? Wish I could check it out somewhere but none of the local shops have it.
I can answer that, they let me keep broken G5 too!

I can't tell Difference between them (Took out weights on both)

Size if close enough I don't even remember changing mice minus the scollwheel
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post #10 of 29
I have both a G5 and a G500, and the 500 is simply a logical evolution of the 5. There's no real benefit of one over the other as I see it, so if you like your G5 the the G500 will serve you equally well.
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