The paint job of the Logitech G5 is reminiscent of the rusted look of the Half-Life universe. Tarnished shades of red and black engulf a silver base coat to give a worn, battle-hardened look. While the color scheme will most likely not match anything on your desk, case modders will be sure to appreciate it's unique looks. While the G5 uses the same uber-comfortable right handed bean shape as its predecessors, the grip is no longer made of the smooth rubber material . Instead it uses a more earthly material that has a fine texture that feels remarkably similar to the soles of a new pair of Wolverine boots, or the rough side of a fUnc mouse pad.