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On the heels of purchasing the Logitech G815 keyboard, I decided to complete the set and shell out some cash for a new mouse. For almost two years, I only used the Logitech MX Master 2S, an absolute workhorse of a mouse. The 2S would go months without needing a recharge and operated with buttery smoothness. The only obvious downside surfaced when attempting to play a game requiring quick-twitch movements; the 2S is not designed for those actions. After getting smashed for the 100th time in Doom Eternal, I had to make the move.
As I already owned Logitech everything, I felt the need to stick within the Logitech ecosystem. The G-Hub has been divine with pairing all the peripherals together, making the RGB effects flow in unison. After a fair amount of research, I landed on the Logitech G502 Lightspeed Wireless. The mouse is a very sleek piece of kit, paired with the typical amount of “gamer” functions. On the mouse, you will find 11 customizable buttons and a smooth scroll wheel. The mouse touts a 16,000 DPI with their “Hero” sensor, which by my math, is a lot of DPI. The ability to increase or decrease the DPI on the fly is a very welcome feature and one I use with general computer use.
All of these features do not matter a ton if the mouse does not feel good to hold; luckily enough, the Logitech G502 feels great. One of the big features I enjoyed from the MX Master is the thumb rest; I generally do not enjoy wresting my thumb on the desk. The G502 sports a comfortable little rest for your thumb, helping to keep elevation of the hand. The mouse wheel is very smooth, which could potentially pose a problem for users who prefer some tactile feedback. The two DPI triggers are aligned closely on the left, creating a slightly narrow range to rest your fingers. Small concerns aside, the mouse is a delight to use. In addition, if you prefer adding some heft to your mouse, the G502 comes with removable weights (though, I never really used these features with any mouse in the past; I am quite content with the lightweight feel).
In game, I could immediately feel the difference in switching from a traditional “work” mouse. My actions became incredibly crisp and fluid, each action as responsive as the one before it. Even though the G502 is a wireless mouse, I did not detect any latency issues whatsoever. Using the mouse is a joy in-game and in standard use. One of the downsides compared to my MX Master 2S is battery life. I can generally get about three to four days of solid usage out of the mouse before needing to recharge. However, this is definitely a different vibe coming from a mouse that could go months without a single charge. Yes, I realize that I am complaining about inserting a cable into a mouse every few days, but that is how much I was spoiled!
Overall, the G502 has a lot going for it. The Logitech quality shines through with the mouse, whether you purchase for gaming, work, or both. The ability to switch DPI on the fly is great, the thumb rest is comfortable, and the mouse works seamlessly with the Logitech G-Hub software. There are a couple of small gripes that some may find uncomfortable such as the super smooth scroll wheel and the narrow fit for your fingers between the DPI adjusters; ultimately, these are nitpicks on an overall quality mouse. Just like the G815, the G502 will set you back a good amount. Currently, the mouse is selling for $128.99 on Amazon. Personally, I always lean on the side of spending more when it comes to technology. You may be able to find similar features and functions on cheaper gaming mice; however, the Logitech brand is trusted and this mouse delivers. If you have the budget, go for it!
*Specs pulled from Amazon listing.
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