Pros the dpi buttons were moved to the left of the left mouse button
the left and right side of the mouse are rougher, so less slip
the free spinning wheel is nice for internet browsing but near useless for gaming.
Cons the rough cracked surface of the G5 was replaced with a very, very smooth finish
the new finish rubs off, in part because of the excess of palm slipping.
you get less weights and less slots for the weights to be placed in
side buttons unwieldy
Summary with the new smooth finish and the rough grip on the side the pinking and thumb have to work a tad to hard to keep the mouse in control.
adding the new button on the left of the mouse was nice but unfortunately it and the other two buttons are designed too close together and are made of some cheap feeling plastic material that is far inferior to the design on the G5.
the scroll wheel is rather loose but with the new flat top it is much easier to select the middle mouse button
Moving the DPI buttons beside the left clicker was an excellent choice as is the shape chosen for the buttons (much, much easier to change dpi then on the original G5)
There is a black smudge where my palm rests on the mouse. it showed up after a week and is still progressivly getting worse. It makes the silver color scheme even uglier unfortunetly
I have not tried the on board memory yet but don't really see the point in having only 1 setup available when anyone willing to take the time to set up macro's for a mouse is going to have more then one setup
I have made a few basic macro's for the mouse and the program works fine and is simple enough and of course is far better then the G5s lack of macro program.
Don't get the mouse if you are happy with the G5 or any similar mouse. I got mine because my G5 broke while still under warranty. Asside from the new dpi buttons and macro's the mouse is far inferior to the previous version. I'd suggest seriously looking at other options before even considering this mouse. perhaps Logitech will fix this mouse just like the fixed the G5's lack of second button and make it work buying.
Pros Extra left side button and the hyperfast scroll-wheel (borrowed from the MX line) work great. Fits my hand better than the G5. No more accidentally pressing the DPI change buttons as they have moved to the far left of the mouse.
Cons The ridge on the right of the mouse forces my pinkie finger down on my mousepad sometimes, so not enough room for that finger I guess. Other than that I can think of nothing else wrong.
Summary I was shopping at a computer store and saw this mouse. I had not read anything about it prior to seeing but figured it was a logitech so it would be fine. I read the features and it seemed like it was an upgrade to a mouse that I already had (G5) and liked, but the extra side button was the winner for me. I had originally upgraded from the first G5 to the G5 refresh model with the second side button and looks like I did the same thing again.
Solid feel and the weight seems more centralized than before. The scroll-wheel makes scrolling through large webpages easy,(when I'm not gaming). And when I AM gaming the scroll-wheel has a solid click to it ensuring that I do not scroll too far during weapon or item/skill selection.
Overall, another fine mouse by logitech. Now just waiting for the next version that may have even more buttons?
"The perfect mouse"on by killa9903
Pros - Side buttons placement is absolutely flawless (USE TIP OF THUMB for top side button, MIDDLE PORTION OF THUMB for bottom button)
- Tilt scroll wheel (love switching through tabs with it)
- 10 mouse buttons
- Love the infinite scroll wheel function
Cons Middle mouse button can be a little hard to press...but u get used to it
Summary Buying this mouse was one of the best purchases I've ever made. I doubt any other gaming mouse will ever satisfy me in all the ways this one has.
"Feels awesome"on by xAnT23
Pros -The dpi setting
-The back and forward buttons
Cons -My pinky is a bit uncomfortable
-Weights quite useless
Summary It feels really good but its expensive. I would defiantly recommend this if you have the money.
Pros Responsive, multiple dpi setting, multiple buttons, profiles, long BRAIDED cord. Two scroll wheel settings perfect for regular scrolling and for scrolling of very long documents or photos.
Cons Cord can be a bit unwieldy.
Summary Do yourself a favor and pick this mouse up, you really couldn't go wrong.