Logitech G500s Review: Insanity Wins
Mice are a numbers game. The marketing material seems to push the “numbers” onto gamers in the form of number of programmable buttons, polling rates and, more controversially, the attainable DPI’s or Dots Per Inch that the mouse can perform. We are buried under the weight of numbers when it comes to mice.
There is another field that uses numbers to great extent, the field of science. Hey wait a minute, that happens to part of the new branding of Logitech’s update to its G-line of peripherals: Science Wins. You know what else science is? Expensive. Sitting at a RRP of R899, this mouse is not cheap, but it might be worth it.
As ironically fitting as it sounds, to understand science we should know the definition of insanity. No stop thinking of Vaas, I’m talking about the original hipster scientist Albert Einstein, where he defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. With this in mind I think Logitech’s “Science Wins” branding for their refreshed G-series products should have instead been “Insanity Wins”, as the G500s is pretty much the exact same G500 mouse that graced our palms back in 2009.
Now, let’s see how certifiable the G500s and Logitech are if they are expecting different results with essentially the same mouse.
Whats To Expect
Page 1: Introduction
Page 2: The Numbers
Page 3: Packaging and Removal
Page 4: First Impressions: Mouse in a Lab Coat
Page 5: Impressions Part 2: The Nuggets of Win
Page 6: Impressions Part 3: Palming Matthew McConaughey
Page 7: The Software
Page 8: Performance: Insanely Good
Page 9: Conclusion: Insanity Wins