Logitech’s G502 Lightspeed doesn’t compromise on performance, function, or price

Logitech's new Lightspeed G502 is a wireless version of the beloved G502 Hero gaming mouse available today. At first glance, it does not look very different; It still has 11 customizable buttons, it includes a range of weights to adjust the speed (or slowness) with which you can drag the mouse along the mouse pad, and it is still comfortable to use for hours on end. Oh, and their Lightsync LEDs light up in a very nice way.

These similarities are not a coincidence. Logitech told me that he was afraid of basically changing any facet of the mouse, but said he had to change almost everything internally to fit his new Lightspeed low-latency wireless technology and add the wireless charging capability through his Mouse Pad. optional PowerPlay wireless charging Your feet are the only pieces that could be salvaged from the old design.

Priced at $ 149, Logitech is charging a premium of almost $ 100 for these two great features, and one of them can only be enjoyed by those who also own the $ 99 PowerPlay wireless charge mouse pad. Even if you choose not to use PowerPlay and, in general, are against mixing wireless mice with games, the G502 Lightspeed can mark enough boxes to make a worthy purchase for you.

Your Lightspeed wireless capability claims to deliver "better than cabling" performance when it comes to latency. (Your included USB adapter has a report rate of 1 ms). During my time with him, those statements seemed to be true; The G502 Lightspeed has the level of responsiveness I can expect from a wired mouse. The biggest compliment I can give a wireless mouse is that the latency did not come to my mind while playing some games. I still stink at Apex: Legends of course, but this mouse did not make me suck more than normal (or less, unfortunately).

I do not have a PowerPlay mouse pad at At Home, so if you're like me, this mouse's 48-hour battery life is another factor you should consider. Initially, I was worried that it would not last a whole weekend of tests, but several days have passed without there being a flicker in the battery indicator. Obviously, the amount of hours you spend playing in a day will determine how often this mouse should be recharged. When it has to charge, the G502 Lightspeed includes a twisted Micro USB cable to plug it in. During the time it takes to recharge, you will have a wired mouse in your hands. If that bothers you, I understand. But it's your only option unless you buy the PowerPlay wireless charging mouse pad for $ 99.

There were some other things that came up on the mouse. Its scroll wheel has an additional grip by means of a rubber coating. I found that the scroll wheel on the G502 Hero is a bit too slippery, so this is a good change. In addition, probably due to the restrictions in the design of the Lightspeed of the G502, it is noticeably lighter than the cable version. The new model includes 16 grams of additional weights (two weights of 4 g, four weights of 2 g), which total up to 130 g. The cable version weighs 139g with all its weights installed. Personally, I like a heavier mouse because I tend to move it imprudently during a shootout, for friends' amusement and adversarial confusion.

If you're comparing different wireless gaming mice, you should know that Logitech Pro Wireless Pro is wireless. The mouse, our current favorite, is practically the same offer. It has the same Lightspeed wireless technology found in the G502 Lightspeed, along with the Hero (High Efficiency Optical Classification) sensor that can scale between 100 and 16,000 DPI. They even have the same price at $ 149.99. The choice between the two is reduced to personal preferences: do you want a superlight mouse for games that does not have a striking design or much more than the customizable buttons or do you prefer a more user-friendly mouse with a more ergonomic touch? in the palm? For fans of the G502 Hero, the choice is clear.

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