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Post Subject: Logitech G400 Wired Gaming Mouse
Posted on: Jan 1, 2012
After 5+ years of constant use, drops onto concrete, and years of dirt and grime buildup, it was time to retire my Logitech MX 518. I was about to buy another MX518 from amazon until I saw the G400, which is almost identical to the MX518, save for the improved DPI and the matte finish all around.
Like I said the G400 has 3600dpi instead of the 1600dpi that the MX518 maxed out to, making it more responsive. The MX518 had a glossy finish where you hand rested, making it a grime magnet after an intense 1+ hour gaming session. The g400 substituted this with a matte finish that doesn\'t attract grime at all. And finally the last point I have to make is that they put better mouse skates on the bottom. Instead of the tiny 3 ovals you got with the MX518, there are 2 large ones on the front and the back and a larger oval shaped one on the side where your thumb rests, which makes movement a whole lot more fluid and will also be less likely to fall off over the course of a few years time.
The only issue I have with this mouse is that they put a thinner cord on it as opposed to the MX518, but seeing as I\'ve only owned this mouse for a few days it\'s hard to tell how durable the cord actually is. Also they don\'t make a left hand version of this mouse, so if you are left handed, you\'ll have to look somewhere else.
If you want a gaming mouse, and you don\'t want to spend a whole lot of money, I would definitely recommend the Logitech G400. Considering it\'s predecessor is still working after 5+ years, this mouse will most likely stay on my desk for the same period of time, which is why I\'m giving this mouse a 5/5.
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