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Logitech revives classic MX518 Gaming Mouse

The new Logitech G MX518 maintains the classic design with an updated interior for modern performance.


Dear mouse users: A legend returns! Logitech G is officially reviving the MX518 wired gaming mouse with some modern internal enhancements, but keeping the original glossy design intact. The MX518 features a classic design with more responsive performance and can be pre-ordered now for $59.99.

Logitech celebrated the reveal of the new MX518 with the video below, which includes the following description for the device:

As one of the most-beloved gaming mice ever, MX518 has inspired legions of fans around the world to ask Logitech G to bring it out of retirement. And we heard you. We pulled the original tools from the Vault and meticulously restored them—right down to the original glossy keyplate. It’s the classic, comfortable shape you know and love, now with modern components that perform to today’s advanced standards and a new, updated Nightfall color scheme.

The new version of the beloved MX518 is enhanced with new tech, including the HERO 16K sensor, Logitech's most accurate sensor yet. The HERO achieves 400+ IPS across the 100-16,000 DPI with no smoothing, filtering, or acceleration. It also includes eight programmable buttons and can store five different profiles so you can customize it for all your different experiences. Here are the full specifications for the new Logitech G MX518:

  • Physical Specifications
    • Height: 5.16 in
    • Width: 2.87 in
    • Depth: 1.69 in
    • Weight: 3.6 oz mouse only
    • Cable length: ~7 ft
  • Tracking
    • Sensor: HERO™ 16K
    • Resolution: 100 – 16,000 DPI
    • Zero smoothing/acceleration/filtering
    • Max. acceleration: > 40 G2Tested on Logitech G240 Gaming Mouse Pad
    • Max. speed: > 400 IPS3Tested on Logitech G240 Gaming Mouse Pad
  • Responsiveness
    • USB data format: 16 bits/axis
    • USB report rate: 1000 Hz (1ms)
    • Microprocessor: 32-bit ARM
  • Durability
    • PTFE Feet: > 250 kilometers4Tested on Logitech G240 Gaming Mouse Pad
  • Other features
    • Onboard memory: 5 profiles
    • Lightweight, flexible cable
  • Requirements
    • Windows® 7 or later
    • macOS® 10.11 or later
    • USB port
    • Internet access for Logitech Gaming Software (optional)
    • 910-005542
    • 2 - Year Warranty

Logitech G MX518 gaming mouse wired

The Logitech MX518 gaming mouse debuted in 2005 and received a similar relaunch in 2011. It has maintained a simple design that strikes a balance with function and feel, so fans of the device will be happy to snatch it up once again and put it up against some of their other new gear. Stay tuned to Shacknews for additional gaming and tech updates.

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