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Logitech is reviving the MX518 gaming mouse

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Let’s go back. Way back to 2005. Prince Charles has married Camilla; Christopher Nolan has confiscated Batman’s credit card, and Microsoft launches the Xbox 360. Meanwhile, the PC master race is enjoying a comfortable gaming experience thanks to Logitech’s MX518 mouse. It was a well-priced peripheral that was comfortable to use and provided a practical and sound means to shoot up San Andreas.

Returning to 2019, and Charles and Camilla are doing just fine. And Logitech has announced that the MX518 is making a return. Check out the launch video:

Though sporting the same round shape and design as before, the MX518 boasts completely-upgraded specifications. Inside is a 16,000DPI Hero sensor nicked from Logitech’s other gaming mice, complete with a 32-bit ARM processor that’s good for a 1ms report rate. Also included is onboard memory which means that users can save key bindings, which means that no configuration software or settings are needed if you’re switching computers. As was the case with its predecessor, the MX518 is wired, which means that the gross weight is not impacted by a battery.

Here is a full list of specs:

  • Dimensions: 5.16 x 2.87 x 1.69 inches (131 x 73 x 43 mm)
  • Weight: 3.6oz (102g)
  • Cable length: ~7 ft
  • Sensor: HERO 16K
  • Resolution: 100 – 16,000 DPI
  • Zero smoothing/acceleration/filtering
  • Max. acceleration: > 40 G2
  • Max. speed: > 400 IPS3
  • USB data format: 16 bits/axis
  • USB report rate: 1000 Hz (1ms)
  • Microprocessor: 32-bit ARM
  • PTFE Feet: > 250 kilometers
  • Onboard memory: 5 profiles
  • Requirements: Windows 7 or later, macOS 10.11 or later, USB port
  • 2 year warranty

Logitech has not indicated a release date yet, but pre-orders for the MX518 are now open. The mouse is priced at $60 (R850 by direct conversion, so about R56,4489,898.90 when it’s released here).

Looking for a gaming mouse for big hands? Check out our article here.

Last Updated: August 9, 2021


  1. G8crasha

    February 20, 2019 at 13:28

    The Razer Deathadder has always been my goto mouse. I am so hesitant to change because it is an absolute gamble to purchase a mouse online without feeling what it feels like in your hand, and I purchase everything online.


  2. Kromas

    February 20, 2019 at 14:24



  3. Admiral Chief

    February 20, 2019 at 14:24

    Steelseries or GTFO


    • G8crasha

      February 22, 2019 at 11:24

      Razer or GTFO!!!!


  4. Allykhat

    February 20, 2019 at 13:19

    OH MY GOD!!!

    I just got a new mouse 🙁


  5. Geoffrey Tim

    February 20, 2019 at 13:49

    Second most iconic mouse after Microsoft’s intellimouse, which they also revived.


  6. WickedMONK3Y

    February 20, 2019 at 16:12

    Finally a decent mouse. They never should have discontinued these EVER. The G502 was awful. Pretty much everything since the MX518 was crap. And LOOK…. no ARRRRRGEEEBEEEEE 😀


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