By Erik Charlton // Director of Product Marketing, Mice on August 6, 2009
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For starters, we took the classic G5 shape and refined it to provide even more support and comfort. A softened pinky ridge and improved thumb area were added with long gaming sessions in mind. Because we revised instead of reinvented the shape, G5 fans don’t have to worry about getting used to a radically new grip.
Another key improvement with the G500 was the inclusion of our latest gaming-grade laser sensor, which was first introduced on our G9x gaming mouse. This sensor provides superior tracking – even at high hand speeds – and is a significant improvement over our previous generation of laser tracking.
In response to an overwhelming number of requests, we also added an extra thumb button for increased programmability. New controls, including a hyper-fast scroll wheel and that third thumb button, put valuable macros (also a new feature) stored in onboard memory just a button press away. With the new onboard memory feature, you can save macros or other important mouse settings without having to run software.
I think you’ll find that with the G500 mouse, you’ve got a powerful weapon for full immersion in the game.