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