"Simply the best"on by Shadow II
Pros Size,shape ,feel and button locations
Cons None since you can get it for $30.00 now that the g9x is out.
Summary I have the g9x and g9, can't tell the difference except if the g9x lasers DPI is set way up. Normally I agree with C-NET but they missed it on this review. The DPI switching button location could not be better. Set and forget or seldom change buttons and the weight change system are in the right place. I don't change grips, so if it takes two hands to do that when necessary thats not an issue. Great choice by Logitech. Save money get the G9 unless you have really quick reflexes. 5000 vs 3200 , I can't use it that high. The g9 can be picked up for $30.00 now
Pros Two hand grips to select from
Adjustable wheel sensitivity
On the fly DPI switching
Easy profile selection and storage
Cons None Whatsoever
Summary This mouse replaced the long used, and beloved MX518, and honestly the mouse is the only one on the market that is a true upgrade. It has a host of features that make it the little marvel that it is, but ultimately what matters is how it feels and how it plays in games as well as day to day use ... which it does amazingly well.
I'm going to deviate from the Cnet guys and say that the improvements made to the G9 over previous Logitech mice with weight systems are actually a good thing. You do have to remove the body of the mouse before you can adjust the weight to your liking, but that's not an inconvenience for me, as once I found the weight that was right for me I never had to change the weights again. The decision to hide the weight change system under the body gives the mouse a smoother appearance, as the weight cartridge doesn't break up the lines of the mouse. As for the shape of the weights, I don't even really see what their complaining about. Also changing bodies on the mouse is easy, and I think the button that releases the body is well-placed as it prevents you from accidentally removing the body in-game.
That said, the precision of this mouse is unbeatable. At the highest settings you may find the mouse unwieldy, simply because it's so sensitive at the highest levels. When I first booted up and loaded the software I hated the fact that "three light" setting on the mouse was way too high for any application I would use. However within the software you can change the different DPI settings for each on mouse level, so after a bit of playing around I have the mouse customized to my preferences. I have a different setting for FPS's, MMO's, and web browsing, as well as a much lower setting for guests that use the computer and find the mouse too sensitive. Honestly I never even expected to utilize as many DPI settings as I have, but once you get used to it it's hard to imagine living without it.
The mouse 4 and 5 buttons are both easy to reach, and the 4 button is about 1/3 smaller so if your hand somehow slips out of position you can easily feel, without having to look, which button is which. Another nice touch. The mouse wheel button actually felt much too stiff when I first started using this mouse, but now I appreciate the different feel over that of the MX518, as I avoid any unintentional button presses. The wheel itself is very precise, and features a microgear switch at the bottom of the mouse which will allow the wheel to spin very quickly. This mode is good for paging through long .pdf or other documents. The placement of the button on the bottom of the mouse is also a smart design decision, since I only need to use the microgear feature in specific situations it's nice to have the button somewhere where it won't add to button clutter.
The feet on the base of the mouse are also very slick, so any drag you may have experienced on older models has been done away with. Even after months of use, after the mouse has collected dust in the grooves on the feet, the mouse still feels super slick on the mousepad. Not sure what material was used to make this possible, but the effect is truly amazing.
All of the other bells and whistles are nice, from the customizable LEDs to the on board memory for profile storage, but I've found that I don't ever actually change these settings. Setting up your mouse right the first time practically eliminates the need for multiple profiles, but I can imagine scenarios where picky players would find some utility in this feature.
Final Thoughts -
This mouse is, in every imaginable way, superior to my MX518. It feels good in my hand, stays slick on the mousepad, is amazingly precise, and is endlessly customizable. If there's one complaint I have, and I always have to have one, I just wish the mouse were better incorporated with the G15 keyboard. Being able to see which profile is active, just in case, on the LCD screen of the keyboard would be dope ... but that's really not even a flaw. You absolutely must try this mouse to see how revolutionary it is. It's perfect.
Pros Very comfortable, looks cooler then the picture shows.
Cons As I exoected, the clip on is not firm and jiggles alittle but when u lift the mouse but can a simple fix.
Summary After I saw the Cnet review, I was alittle nervous in purchasing it. Seeing other owner's review, I decided to give it a shot. I previously own the MX518, G7, MXRevo <==(this mouse sucks btw). So after I returned the MX Revo, I decided to go back to corded since my room are having some problems cordless products. I didn't want to get the G5 since its pretty much the same as my old G7. I picked the G9 and loved it since (Just bought it today btw). Even with my small hands, I am using the large grip which is more comfortable. All the 4 buttons are easy to reach which is very very important as CNET said the buttons layout sucked. I need all the buttons for games damn it . The wheel is nice but I am still using the traditional mode on it.
It has all the quality of a good mouse.
Looks cool, feels excellent, accurate laser, easy to reach buttons BUT there is one down side to this. Since the outer shell is interchangable, it does jiggle when u lift up the mouse. A simple scotch tape under the shell and bang, its fixed and feels nice and firm. Personally I really don;t think a $100 top of the line mouse should require scotch tape to reinforce...... but what can u do.
Pros 2 Custom grips, Customizable LED lights for sensitivity, Good Software, Easy to use.
Cons Not enough room for pinky finger and ring finger to lay on - on the right side of the mouse.
Couldve had more grips.
Couldve had better button placement.
Couldve had more buttons.
Summary Bought this thing from best buy on sale for 40$.so, after awhile, i've really warmed up to this mouse, i upgraded from an optical mouse and i can really get precise, compared to the optical mouse, sniping at long distances on bfbc2 has become fun, instead of frusterating; before i always couldnt get right where i needed the scope to be, it would either end up too much in one direction, but the DPI really REALLY makes a diffence.
I like it.
Major Upgrade from my optical p.o.s.
i dont like how it has unnecessary venting on the sides.
i dont like how the grip doesnt cover the whole mouse.
and the buttons for the thumb are placed a little far back for easy use.
I love the speed. This things FAST.
Love the customize ability.
The mouse wheel is ******* too...
Updated on Apr 29, 2010
and i stand to my word, good mouse, could use more grips, and the thumb buttons could be further forward, and that would make this thing a HELL of alot better.
Pros Adjustable weight, Great DPI at 3200, 1000 reports/second, Feels great, braided cord. Forward and back button, scroll wheel is great and has button left and right. LAZER!! INTERNAL MEMORY to keep all your macros and settings.
Cons Corded, not wireless, but cord is nice and braided. Takes some getting used to. BUT IS AWESOME
Summary MUST BUY NOW!!! Best Buy has on Sale for ONLY $40!!!!!