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Logitech re-releases MX518 mouse with a new sensor

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Logitech announces its MX518 mouse again. The gaming mouse was popular in the past and the company says it will therefore release a new version. The mouse retains its original shape but will receiv...

    Logitech re-releases MX518 mouse with a new sensor
     
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  2. TheDeeGee

    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    It just needed a tilt wheel.

    I still use a G500s myself and have a brand new one in the box.
     
  3. cryohellinc

    cryohellinc Ancient Guru

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    Great mouse back in action.
     
  4. RealNC

    RealNC Ancient Guru

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    They already did that years ago. The G400 and G400s are an MX518 with new sensor. But I guess this announcement results in more free advertising (by sites like... this one.)

    This is the G400. You need a microscope to spot a difference:

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. Kaarme

    Kaarme Maha Guru

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    Hmm... A little too late for me. I already bought a Rival 300S not long ago to replace my ailing Rival 300. A pity, MX518 was a great piece of mousery.
     
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    I might just get one for old times' sake to replace my g303. I really mistreated mine in the early CSS days through high school and it never let me down.
     
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    Release date TBA? I bought mine yesterday off the shelf at a local store here in Denmark. Online retailers have been saying "Release date 19.02.2019" since the weekend. So I guess it's already out? :)
     
  8. JonasBeckman

    JonasBeckman Ancient Guru

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    Nice to see it released world-wide officially, imported the Intelli one that Microsoft made earlier this month and it's been excellent, saw that Logitech MX518 too but it was also China only though I suppose with this little news bit it's finally going WW then, nice!

    https://www.reddit.com/r/MouseReview/comments/9k81io/the_new_logitech_mx518_has_been_released_on/

    https://www.reddit.com/r/MouseReview/comments/acxecu/intellimouse_pro_3389/

    Should both be using that 3389 sensor. Apparently quite a good one but a mouse is more than just the laser or optical (laser) bit on the end there. :p
    (Comfort, weight, feel, size, PITA class cabling. Ha ha!)
     
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  9. barbacot

    barbacot Member Guru

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    Great!!!
    I have two still functional -only the scroll wheels needed cleaning.
     
  10. fantaskarsef

    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    tbh, I never understood why this mouse was the holy grail of mice. IMHO it doesn't do much different than other mice...
    Can somebody teach me what this thing is all about? Why I should pay the same money for this mouse than for any other one with the same hardware and more buttons?
     

  11. SniperX

    SniperX Active Member

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    14 years later and mine is still working with no issues. Great ergonomics. The quantity and placement of the buttons are perfect. I think the new updated MX518 will sell like hotcakes.
     
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    bigfutus Master Guru

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    The MX518 had thicker cable. Yeah on the promotional photos of G400, like you posted, it's thic, but not in reality. I needed a new one after a year and half, because the cable got damaged near the base. It was in warranty so no problem, and the new one is going strong after 5 years and 11 months :)

    It's a no nonsense mouse that just works. And it fits to my big hands nicely. But i hear that same praise about G5 mouses, so yeah.
     
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    My new mx518 arrived today :D

    Have had 5x old. And love them!
     
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    barbacot Member Guru

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    This is blasphemy!:p - you should try one and then you will know - you will never need another mouse. All the others are just like water pistols compared to this.
     
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    We got one (or one predecessor model, the blue one) with our first real computer around 15 years ago. The Logitech logo has come off long ago, but it is still working! :D
    Although brother had to solder the cable back in at some point. I'm not sure how many clicks the buttons were rated at, but that mouse has seen some serious Diablo 1 & 2
    action, so probably the rated click count has come and gone too. :p

    This mouse is the main reason I go all Logitech with my peripherals now days.
     
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    Kaarme Maha Guru

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    It's not like heavily shaped gaming mice with thumb buttons would have been quite as ubiquitous back then as they are now. I'd say MX518 was one of the first of its kind, at least of the widely available ones. I guess because it was from an old manufacturer like Logitech, random stores would have more easily taken it into their selections, thus paving the way to the mice of smaller manufacturers as well. Not to mention it really was a jolly good mouse.
     
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    Upvoted for calling it a jolly good mouse.
     
  18. RzrTrek

    RzrTrek Ancient Guru

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    That's the best mouse I've ever had the pleasure of holding in my hand and a big plus was the lack of childish RGB bloat. I will most definitely pick one up; even though my 8K Pro Gaming Laser mouse is working.
     
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    Man, you guys have no idea what kind of smile this news put on my face! :eek: ... :D

    Finally Logitech woke up and re-re-re-released this fantastic mouse. For me, the shape/weight/buttons layout of the mx518 (and all its versions up to G500s) is perfection, at least for my hand size.

    Great news, good timing too, since I have my G500s for over 5 years now of daily heavy usage and for the past half year was looking at a replacement, and was even thinking of going the ebay route to get my hands on another one...yay!
     
  20. typhon6657

    typhon6657 Master Guru

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    I am a mouse collector kinda. I have a brand new 518 in the box along with 2 new G9X mice 303,Gpro,502 and a Ducky. Best one I like is the G pro and G9X.
     

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