Logitech G502 Review

Hello everyone, welcome to Rhinofeed. Today I'm going to review the Logitech G502 gaming mouse.

Let's start with the ergonomics. The shape is designed for right handed use only, but the shape is made to work with all grip styles. Personally, I prefer the slightly flatter and wider shape on the Corsair M45 for fingertip grip. I feel like this mouse is better suited for palm grip. I love the thumb rest on the G502, but my ring and pinky finger feel cramped. I do have pretty long fingers, so that could be why.

Logitech's specs say the weight of the mouse without the extra weights or cable is 121 grams. I did my own testing and it was closer to 128 grams. This is just a bit too heavy for my tastes, even before adding the extra 5 3.6 gram weights that are included. If you really wanted to add those weights, it would make the mouse 145 grams in my testing. In contrast, I use the M45 with no weights installed, and it is only 98 grams. You can install the weights easily by lifting off the cover in the bottom of the mouse. The cover even has a magnet that will keep it closed.

Every button is well placed. You'll find dpi adjustment buttons to the left of your clicker, the hyper fast scroll wheel in the middle, which has both a middle click and tilt for horizontal scrolling. Underneath that there is a button that switches from hyper fast mode to clicky mode, and then you will find the profile switcher button. There are back and forward buttons on the left side, and also a quick dpi adjustment button which is both easy to reach and not in your way - I've never accidentally hit it. Your right and left clicks have omron switches with a consistent feel across the entire clicker button.

There's a few LEDs on the mouse. You'll find the Logitech G logo and the DPI adjustment bars. Interestingly, these turn a darker blue color when you're changing profiles, but they are a lighter blue color when changing DPI. You can turn off the G logo led entirely, which is a nice option if you don't want distracting LEDs.

It's top feature is the sensor, which is the PMW33660M. This is an optical IR-LED that runs all the way up to 12,000 dpi with no smoothing or acceleration. There's not a lot say other than... it's impressive. I loved the performance and feel of this sensor. In fact, it's the only other sensor I've tried that feels just as responsive and accurate as the PMW3310, which used to be my favorite sensor of all time. All that being said, I would never use it at 12,000 dpi. That's gotta be there just for bragging rights.

It also has a high quality braided cable that's much thicker than most. We'll see over the long term, but I expect it to be incredibly durable. Personally, I don't find it getting in the way or feeling heavy, but I've always used corded mice.

By Nathaniel Hirschler

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