Logitech Revamps MX518 Gaming Mouse, Results In G400

If you've got a thing for buying a new mouse every time a new one hits the market, you may need to find another hobby. The mice are crawling out of their holes at an alarming rate these days -- between Logitech, Razer, Microsoft and SteelSeries, it's hard to even keep track of these tracking devices. Logi is on deck this time with a newcomer, the Optical Gaming Mouse G400. It's said to be the follow-up mouse to the MX518, which currently sits as the company's best-ever selling gaming mouse. Needless to say, those are big shoes to fill.

If you look closely, you'll see that the overall design of the G400 is very similar to that of the MX518, and that's intentional. Logitech went out of their way to maintain the parts that people loved, while improving where necessary. They cranked up the 1800DPI sensor to a higher-resolution 3600DPI sensor, and of course, DPI adjustments can be made on the fly (to 400, 800, 1800, and now 3600 DPI) with no software required. The company also boosted the report rate from 125 to 1000 reports per second, which is said to be as fast as USB can communicate. The USB cable itself has been made thinner and 25% lighter, and the optional button programming software now enables users to tweak the functions further.

It'll retail for $49.99 and should ship in the U.S. on June 19; the rest of the world will see it in mid-July. Impulse buy, perhaps?