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1600DPI Gaming Mice from Logitech and Razer - Testing Reports

Swinging away from the usual hardware, today we're looking at two of the latest and greatest gaming mice from Logitech and Razer. In the left corner we have the Logitech MX518 and in the right corner we have the Razer Diamondback Plasma Edition. Both offer impressive features such as on-the-fly sensitivity adjustments and 1600 DPI accuracy. Which is the best for your gaming rig? Read on and find out our thoughts!

By: | Mice in Peripherals | Posted: Sep 4, 2005 4:00 am

Testing Reports


- Logitech MX518


As someone who has moved from the MX510 over to the MX518 the design and layout took absolutely no time to get use to as it feels the same as the predecessor. Anyone who really does love gaming though is going to find that the on-the-fly sensitivity adjustments are extremely handy and the way Logitech utilize the + and - buttons is fantastic.


The switch application button may be useful to some people but as someone who has become use to ALT TABBING across programs, it is more of a nuisance then anything else and when gaming instead of hitting down on the sensitivity I find myself hitting the switch application and being moved out of my game.


Does the MX518 make me a better gamer? Not really as someone who has moved from a MX510 but if you are running an old MS Explorer or a cheap no name laser mouse, the chances are that once you get use to just how smooth it glides across the mouse pad you will be kicking more butt in no time.


- Razer Diamondback Plasma Edition


The Razer Diamondback would have to have the nicest left and right mouse buttons I have ever used. When you're sitting camping you find yourself rubbing them and thinking "Oh these feel so good." While some may think this statement is weird, when you use it you can understand how good they feel.


If you went and got a Diamondback today you would probably get use to the on-the-fly sensitivity adjustments quickly but when you move from the MX518, it is annoying to adjust. The left side buttons do take a bit of getting use to as they feel in a weird position but just like a new pair of shoes, most things take time to become comfortable.


With all that said once you get the O-T-F sensitivity worked out and your fingers around the left buttons this does give you what would probably be one of the nicest gaming experiences to date.


How much does it cost?


Logitech MX518 (931352-0403) Mouse


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