RIP: Logitech G5 – 10 years of service

Logitech G5 – the best mouse I had the honour to serve with. The pinnacle of mouse evolution from Logitech before the company was sold to yet another investor and forgot how to make awesome computer mice.

I bought this mouse Christmas 2005 and used it ever since. First at home and later I took the mouse to every office I worked at. It is – it was – the perfect mouse. It is a light weight mouse, dead accurate, with a sturdy yet flexible cable, a great click sound and a perfect spot for my thumb.

The gimmik of this mouse are its adjustable weights. I have five 1.7 gramm weights loaded; this is the perfect weight my mouse should have.

I love this mouse and it will be dearly missed.

Impressions

Logitech G5 ten years of service
Logitech G5 after 10 years of office and gaming use.
Yes, the left mouse button is worn off after 10 year of heavy clicking
Yes, the left mouse button is worn off after 10 year of heavy clicking
The underbelly shows the hidden weight compartment
The underbelly shows the hidden weight compartment
The weight compartment contains the weight elements.
The weight compartment contains the weight elements.
This was my perfect additional weight for the G5.
This was my perfect additional weight for the G5.

Addendum

I own a Logitech G402 for my gaming rig and an older Logitech G500 for my Chromebox. While the former is quite nice, the latter is just okay. I tried using a Razer Naga and a Razer Mamba. They both dont feel right to me. So I am looking for a decent replacement while a generic Dell mouse is the temporary replacement.

Update: June 2016

I got my hands on two beautiful mice that have adjustable weights. To my (and maybe your) surpise one is from Logitech. It is the recently released Proteus Spectrum G502 gaming mouse. The weighte have an interesting form factor. They are shaped in the form of large arrow heads. The pricing of that mouse at about 70 EUR (80 USD) is quite okay. The mouse has the current Logitech gaming mouse form factor that is rather ugly. But the mouse feels good when playing and you can change the color of the G icon (if you are into that).

The other mouse that I bought before the G502 was released is called Patuoxun Thunderbird 11 (Sorry for the amazon link but I could not find a brand website). I never heard of that brand before but the mouse looks great and has adjustable weights. It is dirt cheap (20 EUR /18 USD) and has a perfect fit for my hand. The Patuoxun Thunderbird 11 has lots of easily reachable buttons for hectic shooters.

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Software engineer by day and gamer by night. I fall into the group of casual core adult gamers and prefer video games over TV. I tend to play almost exclusively on PC but have a 3DS for offline situations like holidays. Being an adult gamer means that I have only limited time for video games, around 5-10 hours per week. I mostly enjoy playing short narrative or puzzle games from independent developers but will occasionally pick up a narrative heavy game from a big publisher. I enjoy talking about the Indie gems I played and once a month I will dive deep into one video game related topic with an essay.