Logitech G G502 X Wired Gaming Mouse - LIGHTFORCE hybrid optical-mechanical primary switches, HERO 25K gaming sensor, compatible with PC - macOS/Windows - White
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I can't say there's a lot to complain about with this one. I personally regarded the previous model as the perfect mouse, and it's almost a shame to remove the weight it had behind it, though I do admit the ergonomic changes are likely better for my hand. The new ergonomics do have the potential to alienate those with larger hands or who don't enjoy the sideways slant, and the weight reduction has meant RGB likers like me would need to spend substantially more. But FPS players with average sized hands are likely to be over the moon with the G502 X.
The sensor is robust and works on most materials I tried it on, including an expensive mousemat, a cheap one, a wooden desk, plastic sheeting, paper, and even glass. For something designed with portability in mind, this is important. The major difference comes in the form of the angle of your hand. While my initial qualm was that the lower profile shell meant my wrist was leaning on the desk a lot, my hand has now shifted around to the intended position. I get it now. It's slightly skewed, similarly to those vertical mice that are all the rage at the moment in offices, which gives it superior ergonomics to the simple flat, front facing hand placement of the original design, without it taking an age to adjust.
There’s beautiful eight-zone RGB lighting that cuts across the palm rest – an obvious and welcome upgrade from the Logitech G502 Lightspeed Wireless’ two-zone lighting. It’s customizable via the G Hub software and comes with an active play detection feature that dims the lights under the right side of your palm when in use to conserve battery power. If you’d prefer a non-RGB version, however, the slightly cheaper Logitech G502 X Lightspeed Wireless comes with all the features of the G502 X Plus minus the fancy lights.
With the Logitech G502 X Plus, Logitech G is undoubtedly following the light and fast gaming mouse trend. While this isn’t the lightest wireless gaming mouse we’ve tested in 2022 – that honor goes to the Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro– it is slightly lighter than its predecessor as well as its aforementioned direct competitor, the Basilisk V3 Pro. Thanks to its HERO 25K sensor, the one big thing it inherited from its predecessor, turning is smooth and accurate, regardless of whether you’re playing a slower-paced game like Sable or a fast-paced combat title like Kena: Bridge of Spirits. The scroll wheel was always the main complaint from users of the original G502, as it was heavy and loose. When you fired it with a stream of compressed air (something that became all the rage on Reddit and Youtube in 2018) it would sound like a plane about to take off. The Logitech G502 X Plus is made for speed with that legendary 25K sensor as well as a new hybrid switch and a new wireless connectivity protocol.The G502 X Plus comes with RGB lighting split into 8 zones that can be customised individually using the Logitech G-Hub app. It looks good, and with a bit of creativity, you can create some really great (or equally disgusting) lighting combinations to make the mouse pop. The G502 X range continues uses the tried and tested Hero Sensor, which was also present in the predecessor. This allows up to 25,000 DPI, which is impressively sensitive, but honestly, lags a little behind competitors like Razer, who have recently released new sensors that reach up to 30,000 DPI with higher acceleration and accuracy.
The wired version here is the evident choice for the sensible and frugal among us, and the wire actually doesn't create a detriment to the usability. It's long and flexible enough that it doesn't get in the way, and although it's not braided like some of the previous model's cables, it doesn't snag or curl up. In fact, Logitech has doubled down on making the Logitech G502 X lighter. It comes in at 89g, which is a significant difference over the Hero's 121g. Sadly, it doesn't come with the option to configure the weight like the Hero, which would have been a nice addition considering it's going for the same price as its predecessor. The Logitech G502 X series features three models, the wired G502 X, the G502 X Lightspeed, and the G502 X Plus. The G502 X keeps mostly to the spirit of the original, with an almost identical shape that is moulded to fit the hand just right, including a rubber thumb rest to the side. The thumb button in all its forms is a great addition that gives the G502 X that bit of extra customisability. All G502 X modes use Lightforce switches, a hybrid optical and mechanical switch that promises to be both reliable, and tactile. These switches have already proven themselves, and they continue to shine in the G502 X range. They are the right combination of heavy and responsive, they feel meaningful to push, but they don’t require a lot of force. They also respond well without giving ghost double presses.
The Razer Basilisk V3 Pro is a solid performer that's fast, responsive, and heavy on features, from RGB lighting and 10+1 programmable buttons to next-gen wireless charging.
The G502 X is a fantastic evolution, rather than a revolution, of an iconic fan favourite. It does what it says on the tin and more, not only being great to use every day but also looking flashy at the same time. When it comes to wireless gaming mice, the Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed is the best of the best, thanks to its reasonable price and excellent gaming performance. With not a lot of misses, the Logitech G502 X Plus is among the best gaming mouse hits we’ve tested in recent years. The Logitech G502 X series is an evolution of the cult favourite Logitech G502, their most popular mouse since the first iteration was released in 2014. Pair that with the fantastic thumb rest, longer buttons and you have yourself a superbly ergonomic mouse that boasts improvements we didn't know we needed from the Logitech G502 line.An oldie but still a goodie, this offering from Logitech has achieved cult status and is still a particular favorite amongst gamers, even now.