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Logitech to bring back "legendary" Logitech G MX518 gaming mouse

Image via Logitech
Image via Logitech
Logitech announced today that it will reboot the classic Logitech G MX518 gaming mouse. Hailed in its day as one of the best gaming mice available, the MX518 is fondly remembered by many for its comfortable shape, fast reporting rates, and good button layout. The 2019 MX518 will use the same shell as its older brother, but Logitech will include a new 16,000 DPI sensor and a 32-bit ARM processor in the new mouse. Users will also be able to rebind all buttons on the mouse and save profiles to the mouse itself.

Logitech is performing a bit of peripheral necromancy.

The company announced today that it will revive its “legendary” Logitech G MX518 gaming mouse, a peripheral released back in 2005. However, the MX518 will be getting some new tech stuffed into its classic egg-shaped body.

The Logitech G MX518 was long a fan favorite thanks to its ergonomic design, good button layout, and highly responsive input. The reboot of the MX518 will retain the classic’s look and feel but will feature a new HERO 16K sensor and a 32-bit ARM processor. Logitech claims this onboard processor will give the MX518 a “super fast 1 ms report rate.” The reborn MX518 will also allow users to rebind each of its eight buttons and save profiles on the mouse itself, similar to other Logitech G series mice.

While the design of the 2019 MX518 will be a carbon copy of the earlier MX518, Logitech said it will “[update] the materials and [add] an exclusive ‘Nightfall finish’ for a sophisticated and contemporary look.”

The mouse is currently up for pre-order for US $59.99. Logitech hasn’t given an official release date yet, but PC gamers with a nostalgia itch may want to jump on the pre-order before it sells out. (For reference, new and used original Logitech MX518 mice sell for upwards of $150 or more on Amazon.)

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Sam Medley, 2019-02-19 (Update: 2019-02-19)
Sam Medley
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I've been a "tech-head" my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a Systems Analyst for my local school district. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news articles and notebook reviews. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not hunched over an electronic device or writing code for a new database, I'm either outside with my family, playing a decade-old video game, or sitting behind a drum set.