"the g5 was better. Don't upgrade"3.0 starson by Quarri
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.