We've spent the last few weeks with the latest
Logitech--The MX1000 and the MX518. They each bring something
new and different to the desk top. The MX518 has an ultra
high DPI setting with the ability to change it on the fly, no software
required. The MX1000 is the world's first true laser mouse with the
ability to "see" much clearer images and work on
even more surfaces. Who is the BIG DOG among mice? Read on and find out.
MX518 - Introduction
The MX518 is Logitech’s latest in the 500 series aimed
toward competitive gamers. What
sets this mouse apart from its predecessors is not only the extremely high DPI
setting of 1600, but the fact that the DPI can be changed on the fly without
any software. This also sets the
MX518 apart from any mouse available today.
With the included software you can customize settings to
your specific needs by assigning up to 5 different DPI settings. The mouse uses Logitech’s
revolutionary MX performance optical engine and super-slick gaming feet to
Some basic specifications for the MX518:
Resolution: Full range from 400 DPI to 1600 DPI.
Image Processing: 5.8 megapixels/second
Max Acceleration: 15g
Max Speed: 40 inches/second
Weight: 106 grams
MX518 - Box, Packaging, and Contents
The mouse comes very well packaged as you can see
above. The box clearly illustrates that this
mouse is made for gamers. On the back, it covers the included software that allows you to change the DPI
settings to fit your needs. Included, in addition to the mouse and the SetPoint CD containing the
mouse drivers and software, is a PS/2 to USB adapter, and an instruction
manual for those of you still wondering how a mouse connects to your computer. I’m not here to tell you that circle never
goes into square, or trapezoid for that matter.