Now that you have some background
information about both of the mice, I am going to take some
time to compare them more closely. Our testing and
comparison methods have been further improved from those
used last time in our previous mice round-up thanks to all
the reader feedback we got.
As an additional note I should remind
readers that in 70% of the cases it will take some time to
adjust to either one of these devices. I am still sometimes
flabbergasted to hear that people expect to immediately be
comfortable with a gaming mouse after they have been
accustomed to using a normal optical mouse.
At a glance both of these mice will make
apparent that gamers are not only looking for a high-quality
product but are looking for mice that are pleasing to look
at. Each G5 has a mixture of three different colors: smoke
black, rust red, and silver. Not only that but you won’t
find all G5s to look the exactly the same due to the way
they are painted. The Razer Copperhead doesn't have a
unique paint scheme, but it does have a wraparound lighting
system that pulses with light and is available in three
A common complaint is that certain
gaming mice are either too light or too heavy. Logitech and
Razer both considered these complaints and chose to do
something about it. Although it is possible to change the
weight of both mice, the G5 offers a lot more flexibility.
In fact, people who use the Razer Copperhead and want to
change the weight of the mouse will have to spend ~$10 and
purchase a Razer Copperhead Pro-Tools set from the Razer
store, and void your warranty as an added bonus.
It is evident that both companies spent
a lot of time researching and studying ways to make the
mouse comfortable and ergonomic, not only in gaming
situations. As someone that suffers from tendonitis, it is
overly important for me to use a comfortable mouse. I found
that I could spend hours using both mice without any major
Although I found the G5 to be a
comfortable mouse, I found the Copperhead to be much more
comfortable for longer gaming sessions. Not just
ergonomically, the grip on the Copperhead appealed more to
me. I especially liked the larger non-slip buttons where my
index and middle finger are placed. The one complaint I had
was regarding the scroll wheel, I wished it was a little bit
smaller as it didn't feel natural.
As we all hope with any kind of new
peripheral we buy, I was pleasantly surprised that the
software of both products work fairly well. You will be
able to use either program to quickly and efficiently
personalize the mouse configurations.
Although it certainly is recommended,
users will not be required to install any software to use
any of these mice. But be aware that many of the custom
configurations that you may want to use will require that
you install and use the drivers and software bundled with
each of the products.
It is no secret that expectations were
high for both of these products, and I was certainly looking
forward to evaluate them. Because of the nature of these
products, we always recommend our readers try to have a
first taste at them at a local computer store when possible.
Now having all that said, and to make the long story short,
if someone asked me which gaming mouse they wanted to
purchase, the Razer Copperhead would be my first choice over
the Logitech G5.
2,000 dpi laser sensor
High level of sensitivity
The mouse is visually appealing
Price may be a deterrent
Getting used to this mouse will most
likely take a bit of time