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I've got a novelty Fiat 500 mouse at the moment, and although I like it and it's comfortable, the lack of scroll is doing my head in.

I have £25 spare in my bank and fancy a new mouse. I've seen that I can get an MX518 for £22, the only thing I don't like about it is the stupid looks. However by then I'd have some 3M DiNoc Carbon Fibre to cover it with.

Is the MX518 a good mouse for £20? Or can I do better?

Note: that MSI mouse at Argos isn't in stock within reasonable distances for me.
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I've got a novelty Fiat 500 mouse at the moment, and although I like it and it's comfortable, the lack of scroll is doing my head in.

I have £25 spare in my bank and fancy a new mouse. I've seen that I can get an MX518 for £22, the only thing I don't like about it is the stupid looks. However by then I'd have some 3M DiNoc Carbon Fibre to cover it with.

Is the MX518 a good mouse for £20? Or can I do better?

Note: that MSI mouse at Argos isn't in stock within reasonable distances for me.
Don't get the MSI mouse. We have no information on the sensor, because it's definitely crap. the MX518 is probably a top 3 mouse for any price, just note that it does have a little bit of mouse correction. Get it if you can. Also don't put a cover on it. That'll add weight! If you don't mind the mouse correction, you can't do better. If you do, here's your other option:
Though there are trade offs. Build quality is worse on the IME 3.0, perfect control speed and malfunction speed are lower on the IME 3.0, so it still isn't easy to choose this mouse over the MX518. These two mouses fight for 2nd place while the Razer Deathadder claims top honors.
Edited by cuad - 3/2/11 at 3:03pm
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I think the MX518 is more likely then. It's the looks that put me off... then again it's also the price. I've never spent more than £3 on a mouse

Stuff it, I'm ordering the MX518 tomorrow then.
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Personally I like the way the MX518 looks, lol. I probably look at it through rose colored glasses though, cause I know the best Crysis Wars player in the world uses it.
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Well, I do photo editing, internet browsing, GTA IV, DiRT 2, and Sims 3... that's about it. I seriously want the 518 now.
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ninja edit: actually the MX518 should be much better than your last mouse. It's pretty likely that you last mouse has even more correction than this one.
Edited by cuad - 3/2/11 at 3:25pm
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I have 2 mice on my rig at the moment. A Technika wireless one that I don't find comfy, and this Fiat 500 one. It's actual Fiat merchandise, looks like the original 500. Another thing I don't like is that due to the wonder of powered USB ports, it stays lit up when the computers off. In the room that I sleep in, that can be an issue.
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another vote for the 518 - I bought a "batman" one, not because I like batman - but it was, at the time, around a fiver less than the normal one.
Probably had it 18 months or more (maybe a lot longer..I lose track) and it's starting to show a little wear where my thumb rubs, but nothing bad, just a little shining in that area.
Otherwise, best mouse I've ever owned.
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I bought the 518 from amazon yesterday for £22 and just waiting for it to arrive today now. Supposed to be here before 1pm so 45 mins I should have a 518 in my hand!
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