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LOGITECH MX518 Gaming-Grade Optical Mouse

LOGITECH MX518 Gaming-Grade Optical Mouse
alaScore 84

5167 reviews

Apr, 2014

We have collected and analyzed 51 expert reviews and 5116 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 91/100 and users rate it 92/100. The average review date is Aug 16, 2008. We have compared these reviews to 358087 reviews from other Mice & Pointing Devices. The alaScore™ for this product is 84/100 = Very good. Last update: Apr 23, 2014.

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Logitech MX518 Gaming-Grade Optical Mouse


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Logitech MX518 Gaming-Grade Optical Mouse


In many ways, the MX518 is a logical update to the company's widely popular MX510 performance mouse . Outfitted in slick gray and black, the MX518 boasts five user-programmable buttons; a scrollwheel; two buttons, located above and below the...

Comfortable; five programmable buttons; 1,600dpi optical sensor with on-the-fly sensitivity buttons.

Designed for right-handed users only.

The Logitech MX518's adjustable sensitivity, customizable buttons, and comfortable grip are sure to please right-handed gamers.

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Logitech MX518 8-Button Optical Mouse


Is that Norm MacDonald? Anyway, the Logitech MX518 comes with a USB to PS/2 adapter, the CD containing Logitech's SetPoint software, a very easy to follow installation guide, an FCC Compliance notice, and a Logitech ad booklet.


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Logitech MX518 Gaming Mouse


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Logitech MX518 Optical Gaming Mouse Review


The Logitech MX518 Gaming-Grade Optical Mouse comes packed with all of the features that gamers crave for and then some! From the appearance, you may compare the MX518 to Logitech's MX500 or even MX510 mouse but the MX518 features a new optical engine...

Extremely comfortable ; On-the-fly sensitivity adjustments without software ; Customizable sensitivity settings ; Programmable buttons ; Slick teflon feet ; Awesome bullet dent design ; Three year warranty

SetPoint software incompatible with Windows XP Pro 64-Bit ; Right handed users only

The Logitech MX518 Optical Mouse is easily, the ultimate right-handed gamer's mouse. Notice I said, right-handed because the MX518 is only for right-handed users. There is currently not a left-handed MX518 and Logitech has no plans to make one. The...

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Logitech MX518


Serious gaming needs a serious mouse - The Logitech MX518 is sure to fulfil that requirement. At 1600 DPI and armed with eight buttons, it's sure to please even the most hardcore of gamers. Using Logitech's precision MX optical technology, the MX518...

Amazing performance ; Lots of buttons ; Good weight and feel ; Nice look

Look might not appeal to some ; Application switch button hard to use

If you're looking for a high quality gaming mouse, and are not willing to spend 80+ bucks on a Razor, you should definitely give the Logitech MX518 mouse a look. 1600 DPI is plenty for most people, including most high sensitivity gamers in my opinion,...

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MX518 Gaming-Grade Optical Mouse


The Logitech MX518 Gaming-Grade Optical mouse is pretty much the quintessential PC gamer's peripheral--and will probably remain so until someone comes up with a directly-to-cerebral-cortex interface device.

Not the first game-centric mouse to offer on-the-fly sensitivity adjustment, but the first to come from a company with first rate QA and globally recognized staying power. In fact, the Logitech MX518 Gaming-Grade Optical mouse is pretty much the...

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MX518 Gaming Mouse


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Product Specifications

If you're going to play at the highest level, you need a mouse that gives you an edge. The Logitech MX 518 Gaming-Grade Optical Mouse does exactly that with its ultra-high resolution, 1600-dpi MX Optical Engine that delivers lightning-fast response and mirror-smooth tracking. The MX 518's advantages don't stop there. You get instant, on-the-fly sensitivity adjustment that lets you switch effortlessly from pixel-precise targeting to fast-twitch acceleration, without any software. And the contoured grip ensures peak performance and comfort, even during the most intense gaming sessions.


Left Connector Gender:Female
Left Connector Type:RJ-45
Network Cable Type:Null modem adapter
Right Connector Gender:Male
Right Connector Type:9 pin D-Sub (DB-9)


Manufacturer:Logitech/Raritan Computer
Model:518 Gaming-Grade Optical Mouse
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Logitech MX/Raritan

Input Device

Buttons Qty:8
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:External
Interface (DB):PS/2 / USB/USB
Movement Detection Technology:Optical


Color:Black / Silver
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty /3 years warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP/Microsoft Windows XP