Wind the clock back a decade, and head to any LAN tournament around Australia. Quake 3. Counter-Strike. The four blokes who were into Painkiller. Unreal Tournament. It doesn’t matter what the game was, you’d see a common thread amongst all the players. A Microsoft Intellimouse 3.0 or 1.1a. Maybe a Razer Deathadder here or there. And amongst those, and arguably more popular, was the Logitech MX518.
The iconic gaming mouse, a favourite amongst pros and aspiring players for its reliability and the curved indent on the left side, is finally getting a refresh.
Logitech, which has been knocking it out of the park in the last couple of years with their gaming mice, announced earlier this morning that the fan favourite MX518 would be getting re-released in 2019.
It’ll be called the G MX518, retaining the same shape as the original. It’s selling for $US59.99 internationally and, like the original, will have a cord and weigh around 102-103g. A listing isn’t available on the Australian Logitech site as of yet, but the US page says the G MX518 will ship with the same 16,000 Hero sensor and a 32-bit ARM CPU for a 1ms report rate.
Internationally the MX518 is priced just below the wired Pro Gaming Mouse and the Logitech G403, meaning that we should probably expect the G MX518 to sell for around $80-90 in Australia (as the G Pro wired mouse retails for $99.95). We’ll keep you posted when international pricing and availability is announced, though.