Logitech Laser Mouse G5 review

£35
Price when reviewed
If money’s no object, there’s only one mouse to buy – Logitech’s G5. The moment you feel how smoothly it glides, how comfortable and well put together it is, you won’t want any other.

Build quality is remarkable; from the fabric-covered USB cable to the PTFE feet, the G5 feels like it will last forever. The scroll wheel tilts horizontally like the Microsoft, and behind it are two buttons to change sensitivity independently of drivers.

Lights indicate the current setting: 400, 800 or 2,000dpi. This makes it the most sensitive on test and could make the difference between downing that terrorist or being fragged yourself. You can even adjust x- and y-axis sensitivity independently.

One of the G5’s tricks is a removable weight cartridge, and a selection of 16 weights to fill it with. This allows you to set exactly the right weight and balance – it feels noticeably smoother than the lighter mice on test.

Aside from the solitary ‘back’ button on the left-hand side (which can be reprogrammed like the others), there aren’t any more buttons – for gaming, there’s no need.

Although it doesn’t come with a case like the Razer, you’ll be the envy of other gamers at LAN parties, especially if you pretend to adjust weights in the cartridge. The Razer is better value, but the G5 has won our hearts.

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