I own two mice. One is a Logitech MX518 connected to my office. The other is a Logitech MX518 connected to my laptop. I refuse to buy another mouse and I'm a little worried when I think about the mission I should hire to eventually find a MX518 replacement. Well, not anymore.
Logitech announced today its intention to bring back the legendary MX518 gaming mouse (according to the word of the company, not mine). The ad says "many consider [it] to be the best gaming mouse of all time. I'm definitely one of those people.
Logitech released the MX518 for the first time in 2005, replacing the already very good MX510 gaming mouse, launched in 2004. The MX518 was ready for use. six years before Logitech tried to replace it with the G400 Gaming Mouse in 2011. I say "tried" because, well, it was just not the same thing. Logitech finally admitted this, after eight years d & # 39; try.
The company promises that the new MX518 will have the same shape and feel as the original. The materials have been updated and a new "Nightfall" finish has been added, but it's important to remember that this is still an MX518. Note that Logitech does not change the product number. And it's wired. None of these wireless nonsense here.
Inside, Logitech promises a HERO 16K sensor, a 32-bit ARM processor for a 1 ms report rate, eight programmable buttons and a built-in memory to save your preferences directly to the mouse. This last part means that you can use it on different systems without having to install custom software or reconfigure your settings.
Specifications and prices
Here are the complete specifications:
- Dimensions: 131 x 73 x 43 mm (5.16 x 2.87 x 1.69 inches)
- Weight: 3.6oz (102g)
- Cable length: ~ 7 ft
- Sensor: HERO 16K
- Resolution: 100 – 16,000 DPI
- Zero smoothing / acceleration / filtering
- Max. acceleration:> 40 G2
- Max. speed:> 400 IPS3
- USB data format: 16 bits / axis
- USB report rate: 1000 Hz (1ms)
- Microprocessor: 32-bit ARM
- Feet in PTFE:> 250 kilometers
- On-board memory: 5 profiles
- Prerequisites: Windows 7 or later, macOS 10.11 or later, USB port
- 2 years warranty
When the original MX518 debuted, it cost $ 50. The MX518 is reborn at $ 60 and is available for pre-order. Logitech has not shared any release date yet.