Logitech G502 Reviews. This is an updated version of one Logitech’s most popular Mouse of all time.
Differences and the basics
There are some differences in the g502 hero that are gonna separate it from its past releases.
This mouse uses the new optical hero sensor goes from 10000 dpi all the way up to the 16,000 dpi. 16,000 is kind of like the new standard, this is an improvement over the previous g5.
The second change is gonna come along with the cable here this is a redesigned thinner braided cable which is going to aim to prevent any sort of kinking in the cables which did occur.
The third improvement definitely pretty is they just updated their logo. So he has their current branding.
In 2019, this is still one of the best gaming mice you can buy. It has the amazing build quality, an amazing sensor, and amazing buttons.
Going over the design, it’s a right-handed mouse that is trying to be like the classic MX518 with a twist, and it does a good job at that. Depending on your hand size, it works with any grip style. It has that “gamey” look while at the same time looks professional and minimalistic. Not many companies can make a product like that. Design gets an A+.
Now for features, this mouse packs a punch. Here are the features you get with this mouse:
- Well tension-ed button, easy to click but not too easy to click accidentally. RGB lighting, you can change the color of the Logitech Logo and DPI lighting, unfortunately, these are only single zone, so if you change the color of the logo, you also change the color of the DPI lighting.
- Pixart PMW3366 Sensor, this sensor was introduced in 2014 with the Proteus Core and is still one of the best sensors on the market to this day. It can track pixel to pixel movements, it also won’t lose track at ANY DPI level, and it can track up to 12,000 DPI.
- Weight tuning, this mouse is around 120 grams without any of the weights, so it is rather heavy, while some will appreciate a heavy mouse this may be a deal breaker for others.
- The free spinning scroll wheel, this mouse has a wheel like some of the performance mice. Push a button and you unlock free-scroll, which is great for navigating long documents or just having fun, haha. It also tilts left and right, which can be re-programmed.
There are many more features with this mouse as well, it sure packs a punch!
The lighting is very minimal. You can change the color of the Logitech Logo and the DPI lighting, with 16.8 million color options to choose from. Unfortunately, these lights are under 1 zone, so you everything has to be the same color. However, this isn’t much of an issue considering the lighting is already very minimal, which isn’t a bad thing. You do also have 3 lighting effects: Breating, Fixed Color or Color Cycle. Overall, the lighting gets an A+.
Now, let’s talk about the sensor. The sensor is the PMW3366, which is a modified 3360. And this is arguably one of the best sensors on the market. It doesn’t lose track when you flick it as fast as you can, at any DPI level. It tracks pixel to pixel movements at high and low DPI and is capable of tracking at 12,000 DPI. If you have sensory issues, you either need to calibrate your mouse pad or your product is defective. The sensor gets an A+.
Now, the software. This mouse is powered by the Logitech Gaming Software. The UI is friendly and the program is very stable, it’s like Synapse 2.0 and Corsair CUE came together. In the software, you can program the buttons, change profiles, change the lighting and much much more! You can also sync the lighting with other Logitech RGB products, which is a nice touch. The best part is, once you have set up your mouse the way you want it, you can uninstall the software because this mouse has onboard memory to keep your settings!
This mouse isn’t just good for gaming, its great for productivity. I really enjoy using this mouse for things like media creation and general productivity. It’s ergonomic, it tracks amazing, and it overall just works.
Would I recommend this? Absolutely! The weight might be a let down for some, but if you don’t care about the weight, this mouse is amazing!
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