The G500 is aimed at right-handed gamers and the location of the buttons is comfortable and ergonomic. It has 12 changeable weights - I used about half of these to get the right feel. I liked the scroll wheel on this mouse - it has the dual options of hyper-fast or click-click, which was good for selecting weapons.
Aesthetically, the packaging looks pretty dated compared to a Razer and the actual mouse looks cheap: no gold plated USB or rubberised surface.
But on-board memory and on-the-fly adjustable DPI down to a pixel-precise 200dpi make up for any vanity issues.
Reg Rating 85%
More Info Logitech
Roccat's Kone is a big mouse and felt unwieldy in my hand. But it was hard to put it down, as it looks so good. Sleek design with customisable lighting and weight always catch my eye, especially when they include a pink option!
The two main selling features are firstly, the Kone has a Distance Control Unit (DCU) which stops cursor movement when you lift the mouse, and, secondly, the Tracking Control Unit (TCU), which detects the surface the mouse is on and adjusts the sensitivity accordingly, making for much smoother gameplay.
This mouse definitely gives Logitech G500 and Razer Death Adder a run for their money.
Reg Rating 90%
More Info Roccat
How can you miss out the classic intellimouse explorer?
Only £20, and you still see more of them at LANs than any of these other hussied up abominations.
Comfy and responsive! for smaller hands, try the Razor Diamondback
I need the buttons. It's why I also have a Nostromo...
Nothing wrong with a cheapy ( Microsoft Laser 6000 WIRED )
I liked this mouse so much I bought four, still have a spare. OK its a few years old but it really is a sweet mouse. Maybe microsoft realised it was too good and hid it quick...
Why pay more?
Sidewinder Gaming Mouse
The original sidewinder reviwal is in fact superior to any of the three "improved" models. The main innovation was to provide vertical side buttons that are easy to press with your thumb inside a game and each subsequent iteration has made it worse. The original one with chunky aluminium buttons does not look pretty to marketoids but it's best so far for games.
Still in sale and dirt cheap by now as well.