March 3rd, 2010, 09:04 PM #1
logitech g15 + g500 vs. M$oft 3000 combo
i definitely need a new mouse.
what do you just think of this at 69$:
Logitech Laser Gaming Mouse (G500) - Future Shop
and the G15 at 126$:
Logitech G15 Keyboard (920-000379) - Future Shop
i know thats a few dollars high, but i have a gift certificate for 200$.
it this a waste of money? is there a less expensive yet pretty much as good alternative?
like this combo for 60$
Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 3000 (MFC-00003) - English - Future Shop
and i only REALLY need the mouse. the keyboard i use came standard with the dell. i like the oldschool clicking keys, but its nothing fancy
March 3rd, 2010, 09:05 PM #2
March 3rd, 2010, 09:29 PM #3
its not too bad, the G500 on US sites generally goes for $50-70 range also, so not a bad deal really.
if its for gaming, I would. but thats me, I prefer a wired mouse, less messing with rechargeable batteries, etc.
and am still using my G5 mouse, the G500 is basically the replacement or one of them for the old G5. its very similar in shape, size, and button placement, though has more features, etc.
waiting to see if I can pick up a recertified G500 down the road for dirt cheap like I did the G5 a year and half or so ago, picked it up for $25 on Geeks.com back then.
used it as a stand in for my wireless G7 mouse, after the G7's buttons started to act up, and batteries started to not last as long.
am still using it. replaced the G5's pads about 4 or so months back, and got a new mouse pad as the old one was wearing away (small contoured surface for gaming mice), in the center of the pad.
obviously the MS bundle is wireless, and though it has its advantages, if its for gaming, unless its specifically designed for gaming, or your running slower paced games, its not recommended to use a wireless keyboard and non gaming mouse for games on PC, due to lag, interference, and battery life of such products.i7 940//Corsair H60//EVGA X58 SLI LE//6GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz//2x EVGA GTX 560 Ti FPB SLI//NZXT Hale82 850W//CM 690 II Advanced//Win7 64//WD 74GB V-raptor, 750GB Black, 1.5TB Green
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March 7th, 2010, 03:42 PM #4
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I see no problems with a wireless mouse for gaming. They do not suffer some of the lag issues that their keyboard counterparts do. I have used a logitech mx5000 bluetooth wireless keyboard/mouse combo for the last 3 years with great success. The keyboard will suffer type lag at times but the mouse is rock solid. Seeing as I use a Nostromo N52 the keyboard is a non issue.
Yesterday I replaced the mouse with this: Newegg.com - Logitech MX Revolution Black 7 Buttons 2 x Wheels RF Wireless Laser Mouse - Mice
And my initial thoughts are is that it is the best mouse I have ever used far surpassing the over hyped and equally priced Razers which are too damn small for my hands and I really dislike the drag of wired mice!
It has two on the fly adjustable dpi settings you can bind to any key to switch between dpi's so for instance your infantry can have a normal mouse speed in Bad Company 2 but with the flip of a button you can crank the dpi up so that the turret spins at a reasonable speed in Armor. I understand you can create profiles (somehow) in setpoint for different mouse settings for different apps but I have not got that far yet.
IMO if you game with a keyboard any Wired higher end Logitech is the way to go. My old MX5000 was essentially a bluetooth g15 dumbed down (cheaper). If I didn't use a Nostromo I would definitely go for the G15! Otherwise on the cheaper side: Newegg.com - Logitech MX 5500 Revolution Black Bluetooth Cordless Desktop Standard keyboard & Mouse Kit - Keyboards
This comes with my exact mouse except it has the same recharge station I enjoyed with my mx5000 for years. It really does work on glass however the tracking is slower.
This keyboard could be argued as the single best gaming keyboard on the market if you need the backlit programmable lcd and macros:
Newegg.com - Logitech G19 Black 104 Normal Keys USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard - Keyboards
Paired with this or the performance mx: Newegg.com - Logitech G500 10 Buttons Dual-mode Scroll Wheel USB Wired Laser 5700 dpi Gaming Mouse - Mice
Makes for a pretty brutal and expensive setup. Size of hands and if you can stomach a wired mouse (I cannot). The local bestbuy had that g500 in stock and you can tell it was designed for kids with small hands
Seeing as I have used a variety of Logitech and Razer products over the years I can only attest to Logitech's build quality.
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