When it comes to peripherals, most punters like what they've already got. To persuade the average Joe to part with cash, a mouse needs something special. Fortunately, the MX518 has just that. It's a little expensive but we think its target audience, games players, will happily part with their hard-earned money.
It works well, and installation is painless; but that alone doesn't justify the price. It's not wireless, either. No, the MX518's killer feature is its functionality. As well as left, right and scroll, there's a zoom facility, an application-switching function, and forward and back buttons.
But the really great thing about the MX518 is its in-game dpi adjustment. Out of the box you can switch between three levels of sensitivity with a touch. With the SetPoint software installed, you can customise up to five settings. This is a mouse with a gearbox.