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Logitech is bringing back its best gaming mouse, the MX518

A return to the familiar.

Logitech mx518 mouse
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A gaming legend reborn. Maybe this is proof that a classic is classic no matter when or where; with Logitech bringing back the legendary MX518 mouse. The original debuted in 2005 and was a runaway hit, with over 16.4 million sold in its lifetime. Since it going out of production, fans have long requested Logitech to bring back their favorite egg-shaped mouse and it appears Logitech was listening.

With the same classic lines as the original, the new Logitech MX518 gaming mouse has some updated materials and a new colorway that Logi calls “Nightfall.” It has the same 8 programmable buttons, with onboard memory to save your profiles without needing the Logitech software if you move between PCs.

The internals has been upgraded to modern tech, so this new version is like a classic sleeper – unassuming on the outside, supercharged on the inside. Logitech’s Hero 16K sensor provides all the tracking, with no acceleration, smoothing or filtering over the whole 100 – 16,000 DPS rage so you can make every shot count.

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The refresh also adds a 32-bit ARM chip, giving you a 1ms refresh rate. That should add up to flick shots in your favorite FPS games hitting more often than not, one of the reasons that the ’00s-era version was so popular.

I can understand the nostalgia but not the mouse. The glossy top always stuck to me and made me sweat more, and it always felt more comfortable for palm grip users. That said, I do know several people with unopened spares in case their beloved OG MX518 dies on them.

If you want the uprated Logitech MX518 Gaming Mouse, head on over to the company’s site, where you can preorder one for $59.99.

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