Logitech G502 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse - Taking Your Gaming Experience at The Next Level
A new iteration of the already famous Logithech G502 Lightspeed has been available for a while now and it was about time we got our hands on it. This new iteration of the G502 Lightspeed wireless mouse brings a new and improved HERO 16K DPI sensor, better wireless connectivity, better battery life and a few changes on weight balancing.
When we talk about wireless mice, we all think that the “gaming” keyword should not be mentioned, as for sure there will be input lag, connectivity issues and other things like that might affect our gaming experience. But with the Logitech G502 Lightspeed that is not quite true.
The Logitech G502 Lightspeed wireless mouse was very simple to initialize. We just had to connect the included USB dongle, power on the mouse and it just connected. After, we installed the Logitech software to further customize the mouse, like setting up the RGB lights, customize all the 9 buttons, DPI and pool rate. We can say just this the first experience out of the box was flawless, something we were actually expecting.
Logitech G502 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse Looks and Built Quality
Ok so with connectivity and customization out of the way let’s have a look at the mouse itself. When we first saw the Logitech G502 Lightspeed, we had some doubts about this mouse, because of the unusual shape for a peripheral like this and the asymmetrical look. But we put all these fears aside when we seized him and entered Dota 2, but about the gaming experience, a little later.
Ever since we opened the box, the mouse yelled at us: "PREMIUM!". And that’s what this mouse is. First of all, it is a heavy mouse (coming from a Zowie FK1 +) and the plastic on it is much more solid than on other lighter models, created for maximum efficiency in games, but this was not a negative factor, but really the other way around.
The Logitech G502 Lightspeed is made of solid plastic with a matte black finish and glossy black plastic inserts. On the sides it has texture triangles, which continues to the belly of the mouse and gives it a very good grip.
Under the mouse is one of the differences that the new model brings to the classic G502, namely the weight assembly. If the G502 had a full-length mouse cover that you could add weights to, the Logitech G502 Lightspeed comes with a kind of "channel" cover that attaches through a magnet system and can support weights inside. The area where the old model had weight space was shrunk, and part of it is now dedicated to the PowerPlay module that allows you to load the mouse without using a wire directly from the mousepad.
Another nice aspect that we have not encountered before with a mouse, is the scrool wheal, which besides having a free scrolling mode, in which you can deactivate the stop and “set the scroll free“, with the G502 you can scroll left and right, tilting the wheel. Even though at first it may seem like something you have to get used to, Photoshop has proven to be very useful when we needed to navigate a photo that we had zoomed in on, or when we had to edit some documents and we didn't have any more documents. We had to pull the scroll bar horizontally.
Logitech G502 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse Usage Experience
Earlier we mentioned that we connected the mouse and entered Dota 2. Well, here, the experience was seamless and we didn't even feel for a moment the lack of cable, the input lag being absent, or if there is, it is so small that we didn't even feel it. For the sake of the test, however, we tried to create more scenarios. The first was the use of the remote mouse, so we went out on the balcony and try to access Spotify on the PC even if were not near it. So at a 5m distance from the PC, the mouse was acting just like we were at the PC.
The next test was to see how the Logitech G502 Lightspeed was doing in some serius gaming. Dota 2 was easy so we installed Counter Strike: Global Offensive and entered a match. Now, things will get more serius right? We entered into Target Practice to see if there are any delays, or if there is sensor skipping, but we didn't have any problems. Everything was very smooth and even though the target was no longer what it once was, the mouse responded perfectly to the commands. We used 400/800 DPI, the pooling rate at 1000Hz and the in-range sensitivity at 1.7.
Logitech G502 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse Battery Life
But how about battery life? Well, this is what we want to know, because after the first five days of use (about six to seven hours a day) the battery was still charged and we were sitting now and wondering why we didn't switch to a wireless mouse earlier.
We also liked the fact that the Logitech G HUB app shows you as a percentage how much battery is left in the mouse, and a button under scroll, once pressed, color your mouse green or red, depending on the battery level left, to get an idea of how much Logitech G502 Lightspeed you can use before you load it. Charging the mouse is made very simple, with the help of a microUSB cable included in the package, which is inserted into a slot in front of the mouse. The cable is quite long and has a very qualitative sleeve on it.
After using the Logitech G502 Lightspeed for a week, we only charged it once and had the opportunity to get used to its shape and grip, we can say that it is a very successful mouse. We like the combination of a comfortable grip and a very pleasant touch sensation, along with the performance of the HERO sensor in this mouse. The fact that there was not even a cable to pull the mouse back or whose sleeve to hang on the edge of the desk was a big plus for us, and three out of four peripherals we now own are wireless. After the gamepad, headphones and mouse, the only cable left on my desk is the one on the keyboard, but I doubt that I will soon find a good enough wireless replacement to make me give up the G Pro.
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