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Logitech MX518

£45 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Logitech

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

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.

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.

Logitech MX518 Expert Verdict »

Logitech MX518 Gaming Optical Mouse Scores 8.7 out of 10 based on 26 reviews
Wired optical mouse
1,600dpi (adjustable)
15g acceleration
16bit/axis USB data format
125/sec USB report rate
SetPoint software
130mmx70mmx50mm
106g
3-year warranty. Requires: USB port
Win XP
  • Build Quality: We give this item 8 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 9 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 7 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

It won't improve your su doku and it's certainly not cheap, but if you are addicted to the kind of games that call for wrists like tree trunks and the reactions of a sprinter (plus the ability to stay up all night eating crisps), the MX518 might just change your life.

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