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Logitech MX518 Optical Gaming Mouse

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Fantastic!!! I've been really reluctant to replace my MX510 mouse -- your teardown of this one (which the internals appear to be identical anyway) was perfect! The scroll wheel has a light sensor on one side and a lens emitting a ray on the other. the light goes through tiny holes on the wheel from one side to the other and the sensor reads the intervals to make the scroll go. Launcestonian Ryzen 7000 / AM5 Memory guide (DDR5 6000+ stability, slow boots, memory training etc) ( 14) There are a number of reasons why I love the MX518, not least of which is its size. Not only do I have small hands as I already mentioned, but I also use a mouse very differently to most people. Whereas the majority of mouse users will hold the device in their hand and move it around from the shoulder, I rest the heel of my hand on the desktop and move the mouse with my thumb and ring finger. Using the mouse in this way means that it has to be small enough to move freely under my hand, while the sensitivity also has to be high as the range of movement is limited.

There isn’t much stuff to say about it, that isn’t said somewhere online already. It is suited for right handed people and different hand sizes. For example small handed people will use it in palm grip, large handed people will be able to use it in claw or fingertip grip, however I use it as fingertip-palm hybrid and lots of people on Reddit seems to agree with me. The link to the support is here. However, it seems that their mail support is currently being moved, and is unavailable until the 21st of september. You can still call them, though. Codex: Tyranids 10th Edition review - "The wargame takes shape with terrifying Tyranid Detachments"Now, I’m not going to suggest that everyone should start using a mouse the way I do, because the traditional method is far more ergonomically sound. I know this for a fact since I suffered from a terrible bout of RSI induced tendonitis last year – a direct result of how I use a mouse. So now, I try to use a mouse like “normal” people when navigating Windows, but I still can’t change my ways when it comes to gaming. There is a hope that over time of using it, it will become smoother as with original MX 518 scrolls did. One positive side is that this optical scroll is very reliable. Cable In the box you’ll find the MX518, along with a USB to PS/2 adapter and the software disc. It doesn’t sound like a lot, but it’s pretty much everything you need. I put the MX518 Legendary through its paces in a handful of first person shooters to test its accuracy in the heat of battle. I was also curious how much utility I could pull from remapping the DPI selection buttons. The first game I tested was Apex Legends. It’s become my go-to in-and-out shooter and the controls feel like second nature to me with my daily driver Logitech G Pro. While it's not overburdened with a ton of excess features (that would've surely ballooned the price if not the weight and size of the unit), the MX518 does come with some thoughtful conveniences to streamline your experience. It's got onboard storage for up to five profiles, so if you're sharing it with other people who prefer different settings it's a cinch to switch between them, and it'll remember your preferences if you move to a different device.

People used on ultralight mice will not be happy with it, however good thing is due the excellent balance it does not feel like a 100g mouse. From a gaming point of view, the 1600dpi sensor found in the MX518 will be a real draw for anyone wanting to improve their frag count. Now I didn’t realise just how clumsy the movement on my basic mouse was until I started using the MX518. Playing my game of choice, Counter Strike: Source, I found that I could zero in on targets from a distance far more easily. This was obviously due to the face that I could move my crosshair with greater sensitivity and ultimately grab more of those kudos enhancing headshots. Vya Domus Does 7900XT still has high idle consumption on multiple monitors? And should I wait for the Supers even when I'm leaning towards AMD cards? ( 5) Since the controls are all on the crest of the mouse there are no switches or toggles on the bottom. Flipping the mouse over, all I found was three glide feet and a teflon ring around the optical sensor to allow the mouse to travel smoothly across multiple surfaces. In my testing, the mouse glided well on soft and hard mouse pads, as well as my finished wood desk. title=More%20Expert%20Tech%20Roundups&type=articles%2Cvideos&tags=tech-roundup&count=6&columnCount=6&theme=article

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Scroll wheel button is rough to press and impractical. You will hate to use scroll wheel button with this mouse. Sensor

As an office mouse Logitech MX 518 G is a good mouse, in fact it’s much better than any usual office mouse. If you’ve used a Logitech G peripheral in the last year, you’ll feel right at home programming the MX518 Legendary. Inside G Hub, you can remap any of the mouse’s eight buttons, assign macros and Windows shortcuts, and adjust your DPI settings. Thanks to a modest amount of onboard memory, your settings can be saved to any of the mouse’s five profiles and changed on-the-fly. You’re also able to set G Hub to automatically swap profiles as you launch different games, which is a handy feature to make sure your custom mappings are always ready, and frees up the profile button to be remapped to another function. Technical Specs Sensor, lift of distance and rest of the specifications for the Logitech G MX518 mouse. Sensor TypeSoftware is very basic. Logitech G Hub allows you to reconfigure any button on the mouse or assign it macro commands. The mouse felt very natural in my hand. The contouring fit my hand well and I especially liked the support the mouse gave to my thumb. At five inches long and three inches wide, it felt great in both palm and claw grips, though it is 10-15mm larger than popular fingertip-style mice, like the Logitech G Pro, in length and width. Gamers who use a lighter touch may find the MX518 Legendary a tad too large, but at only 101 grams, it’s easy to use no matter which grip style you prefer. The Legendary is only five grams lighter than the original MX518 but compared to my 147g Corsair Scimitar MMO mouse, it feels downright airy. Side buttons are better than in old MX 518, but their position is not perfect and some other mice have them more upward which seems to be better solution. Cable is just as I like it. Plain, simple, rubber cable. It is soft enough and does not provide any significant at least not annoying resistance. It’s thinner than on MX 518 from 2007.

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