Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Recommended Mouse for Gamers: Logitech NEW G5 Laser Mouse

Logitech NEW G5 Laser Mouse

System Requirements:
  • IBM® or compatible PC
  • Windows® 98, Windows® 98 SE, Windows® ME, Windows® 2000, Windows® XP, Windows® Vista
  • USB port
Technical Specifications:
  • Adjustable weight cartridge
  • Force Feedback: No
  • Image Processing: 6.4 megapixels/second
  • Max. Acceleration: 20g
  • Max. Speed: 45—65 inches/second (depending on surface)
  • No. of Buttons: 7
  • Power Source: Bus-powered
  • Retractable Cord: No
  • Sensor Technology: Laser
  • Sleep Mode: Disabled
  • Tracking Resolution: 2000/800/400 dpi (user selectable)
  • USB Data Format: 16 bits/axis
  • USB Report Rate: 500 reports/second
  • Wheel type: Tilt
  • Wireless connectivity: No
Package contents:
  • Tuning weights and case
  • CD with SetPoint™ software
  • Installation Guide
  • Three-year limited warranty
  • Logitech® G5 Laser Mouse

  • 2000 dpi laser engine - An ultra-high resolution engine churns images at an astounding 6.4 megapixels per second. A massive (30-pixel by 30-pixel) sensor array and precision laser technology provides best-in-class performance and tracking.
  • Full-speed USB - A 500 reports/second (limited to 125 for Win 98/Me users), bi-directional connection delivers blazing speed and instant acceleration.
  • Adjustable weight cartridge - Adjust the G5s weight and balance (up to 36 grams) for the control you need to dominate the competition.
  • In-game sensitivity switching - The G5 provides instant access to three sensitivity levels— 400 dpi, 800 dpi, and 2000 dpi—before driver installation. Shift from pixel-precise targeting to fast-twitch maneuvers, without pausing the action.
  • Polytetrafluoroethylene gaming feet - Forget sticky workarounds— the G5's durable polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) feet give the ultra-smooth glide you want in a gaming mouse.

Featured Elements:
  • Design - The G5 Laser mouse looks very much like the older highend mice from Logitech, the MX510, MX518 and MX1000. The cord is considerably harder than a usual USB cable, making it much less likely to get in your way. On top of the G5 there is a tilted wheel, which can also scroll sideways, and two buttons which adjust the DPI resolution of the mouse on-the-fly.

  • Adjustable Weight Catridge - Inside the package, you will find a small metallic box with weights and a weight cartridge. The adjustable weight is one of the prime features of this mouse, and very likely a world’s first. By opening the metallic box, you will find eight 4.5gr weights and eight 1.7gr weights. Given that the weight cartridge can take up to eight weights as well, the weight is adjustable from 1.7gr up to 36gr, in 1.7gr steps. Talk about precision! This way, you can adjust the weight of the mouse to your liking and muscular strength. A lighter mouse will be easier to use, especially for long periods of time. A heavier mouse will be more precise and give a better feeling, but it will tire you much quicker. You can adjust the weight to achieve the perfect balance between those two for your own hand.

  • Adjustable Sensitivity - Shift from pixel-precise targeting to lightning-fast maneuvers, without pausing the action. The G5 gives you instant access to three sensitivity levels—400, 800, and 2000 dpi—before driver installation. By changing the resolution you also change the sensitivity of the mouse, which means you are changing its speed. This is not much use on the desktop as you will only make the cursor move faster or slower, but in games it can be fantastic as you can change from normal action to precise targeting. The on-the-fly DPI change will become the favourite of gamers, especially to those that are playing FPS games, as they can change the mouse speed to adjust to the game; being sprinting around fast, precisely sniping or any other given situation.

  • Independent x- and y-axis settings - One thing that really does set the G5 above the MX518 is the ability to set differing sensitivity levels for the X and Y axis. So, if you feel that you need to be able to pan left and right faster than you need to tilt up and down, you can select the perfect balance with the G5.

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