I have acquired this mouse as a substitute for the MX 620 Wireless laser. I think it was a great decision, and I will go through in detail why was it.
The moment I got this mouse delivered I was positively surprised by the size of the package. Mouse, in a see-through plastic, some general information around. and that's it. No wasted material.
Once opened, I've placed the mouse where I wanted and still had enough cable length to wrap it around a speaker so it doesn't fall.
The cabling itself is very high quality, after about 6 months of extensive gaming-level usage, the material cover is undamaged. the only downside of it was the fact that for the first 2-3 weeks the cable remained in its 'folded-in-the-box-like' state (with blatent 'turns' every 10 cm).
Ergonomics and Asthetics
This section is a real advantage for the G500. The mouse has been designed for the right hand, and fits it perfectly (TBH, I know no lefties who control the mouse with left hand). The whole mouse is made from 3 materials. First one, covers the sides, and provides really stable grip. It's also stylish and matte, so it doesn't attract any attention in dark environments (i.e no reflections from monitor etc).
Second is the printed plastic that covers the LMB RMB and palm area. it is a little bit more shiny than the sides, but the mixed light and dark grey pattern make it really visually dirt resistant (when compared to single colour top like the mentioned MX 620).
The buttons and speed display are well positioned, accessable with no problem, speed control next to LMB with clear gap between buttons to determine which one you're about to click by feeling them, not by looking at them, and scroll unlock right below the scroll itself to quickly switch it on/off when needed.
there are also 3 thumb buttons which are all positioned and divided in a similar way the speed control buttons are (no need to look to know)
Thedriver software I am currently using is the SetPoint 6.0 and I am fully satisfied with it. The software installation precedure was easy, not unnecessary steps, next next, select lang and path. Install.
Once installed, 2 new icons appear in the notification area of the bar, one of which has the Logitech logo on it. Once double clicked, you get a fairly large window which states all Logitech devices it has detected.
After chosing the G500, you get a defult profile overview, and a good set of options to chose from.
You can set up to 5 speeds per profile, and configure all 10 buttons (if you want to change LMB function, you have to assign its 'left click' function to 2nd button first of all) easily.
You also get to set up the report/sec and vertical and horizontal scroll speed as well as mouse acceleration and speed (not to mistake with DPI)
The mouse DPI range starts at 200 and ends at 5700, giving plenty of room for any user. I am using 2500 at the moment, but I'm also considering going up to 3/3.5 K since I already jumped from ~1600 once I moved from the MX 620.
During the 6 months of use, the mouse has been used few hours almost every day, with 'occasional' falls or accidental bounces from the nearby wall. It is still completely scratchless (except from the pads @ the bottom).
Last but deffinitely not least, the weight system. This mouse is equipped with a small cardridge which can be inserted into the mouse to adjust its overall weight.
There are 6 slots in the cardridge, and 12 little weights - 6x 1.7g and 6x4.5g
I personally use the full heavy version since I like to feel the mouse when I use it.
The slot itself is fully mechanical, press a button to eject, push in to lock it. It's also illuminated, which works great in dark environments, as well as is fairly tight, which holds the cardridge in place (no movement inside) but sometimes causes the cardringe to blockitself and requires you to manually pull it out, nothing major though.
All weights come in a little case you can put on a shelf next to your computer.
The mouse is a great device for its price. So far I had 0 problems with it, and the setpoint software really gives you a range of options.
I would strongly recommend it for someone who's looking for a gaming mouse but can't afford a Razer Mamba-like products
P.S Soz for Image quality, made with phone camera