Logitech - G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical 11-Button Scrolling Gaming Mouse with RGB Lighting - Black

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Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Optical Gaming Mouse: With 11 programmable buttons, tunable weight, DPI switching and customizable lighting, this mouse offers the ultimate in personalization. High-definition optical technology adds a reliable weapon to your gaming arsenal.

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Overview

What's Included


  • G502 Proteus Spectrum Optical Gaming Mouse
  • Tuning weights, case
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2813 out of 2870)

Features


Optical technology

Maximum tracking accuracy with responsive optical sensor technology which minimizes mouse acceleration and increases reliable targeting. Quickly switch through 5 DPI settings 200 to 12,000 DPI.

Wired connection

This mouse connects to your computer via a USB port.

Programmable 11-button design with scroll wheel

Allows in-depth customization to fit your gaming needs. Logitech Gaming Software helps you find the perfect settings.

Find the color that fits your style

Customizable RGB lighting offers a personalized look.

Textured grips and convenient button layout

Allow comfortable all-day gaming.

Compatible with select versions of Windows

Works with Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10.


Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars with 2868 reviews

99%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wireless mouse addict in love for wired mouse!

    Posted
    bbgeek
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Love this mouse stylish design, very responsive with no acceleration error (best first person shooter), adjustable weight, tunable surface, hyperscroll wheel, the G-shift button which increases from 11 programmable buttons up to 21 total. Last but not least, Logitech three years warranty! A must have for gamer and productivity! TL;DR: I'm a big fan of Logitech products! The main thing is about their warranty coverage where they usually send out a replacement unit for my defected unit without me returning them the broken one. Furthermore, due to Logitech's wireless technology and quality, I've been a wireless mouse and keyboard addict for almost two decades! I even have the G700S wireless gaming mouse yet I can't believe I'm in love with the wired gaming mouse G502! To be frank, this is the best mouse I've ever used! Why? Very Responsive and pretty light weight! The highest DPI @12000 gaming mouse on the market! Do you need that? Probably not currently! Maybe when 4K or 8K gaming can catch up the paste, otherwise, I would say NO. But this also means there is no filtering, nor interpolation on the sensor at all! Everything is RAW data! Your hand movement is directly translated to the computer without any "contamination". Since I'm gaming on a 1920 x 1080 monitor, if I turned all the way up to 12000 DPI, the diagonal travelling distance physically can be calculated based on the simple formula: 1920^2 + 1080^2 = 2202.9 pixels. 2202.9 pixels / 12000 dot/inch = 0.1836 inches. That means moving the mouse diagonally by only 0.1836 inches moves the cursor across the entire monitor! That's just too sensitive! I am comfortable capping the sensor at 6400 DPI, but it really depends on your application and habit. I'm a big fan of First Person Shooter, and I particularly love to use this G502 for Payday 2, Battlefield 4 and Hardline. The on the fly DPI change is very convenient, because I can turn up the DPI to control the turret of a tank, fly a jet, and look around for enemies swiftly, while able to do precision aim by dropping down the DPI immediately with a single thumb button! However, there is a slight delay when using the DPI Shift, but it's still okay for intensive battles. Surface Tuning: This feature is important especially if you have special mouse pad patterns and material. I have noticed the improvement in accuracy after tuning. For example after tuning on a Steelseries cloth mouse pad and use the setting on a glossy wooden table, the cursor is choppy or jumps randomly, and vice versa. That means the tuning is a real deal! Buttons and comfort: I have the G700S, it is wireless and very comfortable especially the palm arch, which I think has better support than the G502. However I have trouble for the G700S G10 button getting stuck underneath the G9 button. This has been solved by my beloved Logitech warranty replacement program. However, G700S buttons are mushy and don't feel as clicky as the G502. The G8 and G7 for DPI switch buttons are more responsive than those on the G700S. I can easily reach the G-Shift button or the Sniper button, which the G700S is lacking. (Yes you can still program the G700S to do that but the button location is not as comfy as the G-Shift on the G502) The rubber coating on the thumb rest and ring + pinky fingers provide excellent grip. While the G700S' sweat proof coating feels like sand paper which I don't really hate it because soft rubber coating usually doesn't last long enough and they eventually melt! Only time will tell if the G502 rubber coating will melt within 3 years. Hyperscroll Wheel: This is one of the best features on the market. I can't use any other brands without the hyperscroll feature. This feature allows me to convert from distinct click to smooth scrolling long pages of documents such as coding, word documents, Excel tables, etc. The scroll wheel is a little bit slippery than the rubber padded wheel on the G700S and other Logitech hyperschool wheel products; however, I notice the metallic wheel on the G502 feels more pronounced and cleaner without collecting dust nor the rubber melting after several years. Adjustable Weight: There are 5 pieces of chevrons weight at 3.6g at a total of 18g inside a hexagonal storage case. The mouse itself is not very light and I think it's fine. The chevrons can be inserted neatly into the hexagonal slots at the bottom of the mouse underneath the magnetic cover for different weight distribution, such as changing the center of mass. This is an excellent design when you constantly need to pick up the mouse for re positioning. G logo LED: You can adjust the G logo blue LED brightness as well as the breathing effect. It's a minor disappointment that there is no customizeable RGB lighting like the G303. Verdict: The best mouse I've used so far who is a wireless addict!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    very nice gaming mouse

    Posted
    cad8099
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I had this mouse before and still have my old one. the only difference now is it has the future to change the color on it. I play first person shooter games such as CSGO, cod4, cod WAW, newer cod games, and any other fps game I can play and have lol. my wife also enjoys the mouse for playing slither, farmtown, and other facebook games. the tracking is amazing and even more amazing once you get the software downloaded and go into the program and calibrate the mouse pad or surface you use. i would give it about a 4.5 star if i could. the reasons. you do have to download the software from online. that is not a big deal, and not the only reason for the 4.5 star. the other issue was that i had the program, and yet i had to basically redownload it again because at first the mouse would now and then just aim down or up randomly. was not that often but still annoying when it would happen. did some digging and even a report and finally was told that i had to re download the program as the one i had would not update automatically. which would not update the firmware. once i did that, no issues at all. however i should not have to dig around to get this answer. also, in shift mode it still requires for the right and left mouse click buttons. i don't know why its needed. a work around i found is to assign those buttons to buttons you prefer not to use. so using shift, i assign my other 2 thumb buttons as my left and right clicks. being that my thumb is already used to toggle shift lol. i like that you can customize the buttons. and set up a couple profiles. i believe 3 are saved in the mouse, and now i believe you can save 6 on the computer. some workarounds are needed as said above at times but once you get used to it, nothing major. for my wife, i set up a profile that swaps the left and right mouse buttons. and a different color. she loves pink so hers is pink lol. for my self i use orange. so that is cool. has 5 dpi settings that you can also set. this is great as i play many games. mainly fps. usually i have it set low and then use the ingame sensitivity to adjust. but when i am in themenu i like it higher, and when i am not gaming i also like higher. has a button for precision aim. 2 ways to us it. either to lower the dpi while pressed or to make it higher. i prefer to make it higher. so when i want to look around faster i press it. comes with weights but its already fairly heavy. i use a goliath speed mouse pad and it glides smooth on that. and i can game for many hours. i don't use any weights. its wired with a braided cord and long. has a Velcro piece on it so you can keep the cord wrapped up some and use the Velcro to hold it. if you love fps games, or games that require precision mouse movement or do things that require that, then i recommend this mouse. not only does it have some color to it, that you can change to any color you want, as well as have it pulse, but also very smooth.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great gaming mouse

    Posted
    PhongLe
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I've been a die-hard fan of Logitech products for a long time, not only because their quality control is pretty good, but also their excellent customer service as well. I owned a Logitech G9X before, and it went well until it has some problems with double click but only as fast tapping, which is not really comfortable for me since I play games a lot. That's why I file a warranty claim and surprisingly, Logitech sent me a G500s and did not even ask me to send the mouse back. However, the G500s is a tad heavier and the grip style doesn't fit mine, so I have to look for something new again. My opportunity came when this mouse was on sale at $55 at Bestbuy, and I bought it without hesitating. At first I still doubted in my mind about how my product will go. But after using for couple weeks, I can safely say that this is one of the best gaming mouse I've ever had. - Sensor: Optical, definitely top tier at the present, if not the best. Very precise, without acceleration. Although I must admit that some times the mouse I'm using does have some weird movements. I believe my mouse is defective in some way, and will get the replacement later on. - Switch: feels okay, but I often right click easily. I guess it's due to the design. The hyperscroll wheel is always a pleasure to use. - Build: Feels very sturdy and "mechanical". When it first came out, I thought this one is like a combination between Logitech and Mad Catz. The LED so far doesn't die yet. - Design: basically for Claw grip or Finger tip, and a little bit small to some people. - Feet: they looks kinda week and will get worn out in a while. When that time comes, you can go to ebay and search for G502 Teflon feet to fix your girl at a really cheap price. - Software: still one of the strong points from Logitech, the software lets you set up dpi, polling rate, and macro keys. I myself really like the fact that now I can control the volume of the computers via my mouse or even open some tasks. - Warranty: 3 years, which are great comparing to their competitors. Also, the Customer Service representatives are very active, and the process will not be a hassle at all. Overall, a great product. Definitely recommend. FYI, I owned Logitech MX518, Microsoft IE 3.0, Razer DeathAdder, Logitech G9X, Steelseries Sensei Raw, Logitech G500s, Logitech G602, Steelseries Rival. Was that enough credibility for this review? :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Exemplary mouse for an exemplary price

    Posted
    Noobt00bgamer
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    If you have 50-60 bucks to spend on a gaming mouse, and you happen to be in the market for a mouse that has: - the ability to change DPI on-the-fly - change the sensitivity of scroll wheel functionality - adjustable weights and weight distribution - User-friendly gaming profile management - The ability to set multiple gaming/sensitivity profiles and change them on the fly - a "sniper button" to "clutch" the DPI to lower settings during sniper fire in FPS - an overall overwhelmingly positive experience Then this is definitely the mouse for you. I had purchased a Razer Deathadder Chroma earlier in the year as I'd read several positive reviews. However; upon using this mouse for no more than a month, I'd noticed that for the price ($60), it was very much overpriced and lacked several features. The ergonomics were great, but the features that many power-users want were simply not there. Logitech's previous version of this mouse, the g500 has been lauded as one of the best gaming mice out there. And for good reason. It was comfortable, versatile for many various grip-types, and reliable. The G502 is no exception. With the built-in thumb holder and the updated ergonomics, small-handed and large-handed users alike will find something to praise on this peripheral. So to sum up, Pros: - listed above, also it's affordable! Cons: - Lack of RGB adjustable lighting profiles, but that has been addressed in the more expensive Proteus Spectrum - It's thinner profile may prove uncomfortable for those with wider hands - the mouse-wheel could have really benefited from a rubber grip rather than the metallic finish. For the reasons listed above, I had to dock it a star. But if you're in the market for a new gaming mouse, look no further. Proteuscore MASTER RACE.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but terrible scroll wheel

    Posted
    mrcrunch08
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I actually received the g502 spectrum as a gift which was purchased here. I was switching from a logitech g402 to this. In all honesty I prefer the g402 in most cases. The sensor in the g502 is said to be one of the best yet I notice no difference at all between the two. I do not use settings above 2000dpi so maybe there is some above that but in my case it isn't important. The weight of the g502 is very close to the weight of the g402 without the weights installed. The only real plus for me over the g402 is the weights. I like the g502 best with 3 of the weights installed. With both mice I have issues at times quickly firing in fps games due to how I hold them. If your fingures aren't towards the end of the buttons the pushes become unresponsive and you could find yourself pushing down with nothing happening. If you palm grip it will not be an issue. I also like the braided cord. It is very soft and much more flexible compared to the cord on the g402. I am also a big fan of the rgb lighting. Even though all the lights in my system are blue I do like having the rgb option like my keyboard. The only thing I don't like at all is the scroll wheel. It is big, clunky and unresponsive. Playing doom I find it very hard to use to melee someone. Many times I have pressed it only to get killed because nothing happened. Unfortunately it happens alot trying to use the scroll wheel to melee so had to stop using it all together. It also feels very cheap while scrolling. It has a very heavy hollow tactile feel while scrolling that just makes it feel very cheap. With free scrolling on it feels much better but it spins so freely you can't play any games like that or you will be switching weapons every time you move. It's a good mouse but I find the g402 built better and there are other better mice out there with sensors just as good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Multi Mouse

    Posted
    Mike
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    -Pros- Plentiful programmable buttons Fantastic tracking Arguably the best scroll wheel Infinite scroll button to allow endless scrolling with scroll wheel Attractive design Adjustable weights -Cons- Side grips Weight Comfort If you do any research on gaming mice then you will already know that this mouse is at the top or close to just about every reviewers list and on the surface it isn't hard to see why. Enough buttons to satisfy an MMO gamer, great button placement for FPS and MOBA gamers. It is also useful for those in the professional field, the infinite scroll option allows you to scan through documents and code much faster. The option of adjustable weights is a pro, but for me it became a con. The mouse is heavy without any weights added to it which was a pretty big con for me because I am used to light mice and it was confusing since this is not a wireless mouse. Most mice that I have tested in the gaming market are light without weights added, wireless mice being the only types to have a heavy weight to them. I believe the heavy weight is contributed to the scroll wheel that seems to be made of heavy metal, I said the scroll wheel is arguably the best because it feels incredible and the infinite scroll option is a huge plus, but I believe the material gives the overall weight of the mouse more weight which is a big con for me. The rubber feeling side grips seem to be gaining traction in the gaming community unfortunately with reviewers complaining that it should be a standard option. I absolutely hate rubberized side grips or any type of grips for that matter. My skin is very oily and I participate in long gaming sessions with Mice that have no side grips and never drop or loose control of the mouse, but most seem to find side grips a must so take my displeasure with side grips with a grain of salt. The grips tend to dig into my skin and create discomfort for me personally. The button placement is well done, but I found the buttons themselves to be a bit too rigid for my grip style. The side buttons have a sharp angle to them and depending on your grip style your thumb will hit that angle instead of the intended area. I would always hit that angle which was a pretty big annoyance. I use the G400s as my daily driver and it has rounded soft touch buttons which give a much more comfortable feel. I would loved to of seen them put these or something similar into the 502. I wanted to give this mouse 2 stars instead of 3, but I feel my complaints don't seem to carry over to most and this mouse really is amazing, but I can't use it because of all the uncomfortable things I listed above. Spending extra money on a gaming peripheral should get you everything you are after and then some, so if you are in the same boat as me then don't just settle and continue with me to look for the ideal mouse.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse overall

    Posted
    Gaspower
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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I had the G500s prior to getting this and while it is somewhat similar in terms of features it does feel like a different mouse. Other than the standard buttons on a mouse, it has the DPI switching buttons near the left mouse button, a scrolling wheel switch that toggles between a free wheel or slow scroll, three thumb buttons with the third smaller button located between the two longer ones is by default used as a DPI shifting button. All of these buttons can be reprogrammed using the Logitech Gaming software and can also have multiple profiles assigned to various applications (yes, even none-gaming ones). It is slightly smaller or shorter than the G500s, which feels better to me since I don't have big hands. It has a rubberized feel on the left and right sides where the thumb on one side and the ring and pinky fingers on the other side rests. The feel of the clicking on all buttons is pretty good. Only complaint is perhaps the placement of the thumb buttons do take some getting used to if you plan on using those buttons extensively. Otherwise, it feels pretty good overall. Aesthetically, it might be a hit or miss considering that it does have a look of an alien ship, which may be a turn off to some people but didn't bother me personally. The LED lights are a neat addition and like the buttons can be reprogrammed per profile. It also comes with weights like its predecessor, the G500s, which can be placed in a compartment under the mouse. Perfomance wise it is comparable to its predecessor and it does the job pretty well especially in games that require precision like first person shooters. Ofcourse, having programmable buttons also makes it pretty nice to place custom commands or macros if needed and being able to set-up per application profiles, makes it easier. Great mouse and for the value I got it for during Black Friday it is overall a great buy,

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse

    Posted
    RWSZ
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Logitech, you have done it again! I have been looking for a Logitech-based mouse that has more buttons than the G403 (there's 6 on the G403) , but also has less than the insane amount found on the G600 MMO (i.e. there's 12 alone on the left side and that's not including other buttons elsewhere on the top of the G600). While the G403 felt like it needed a few more buttons somewhere and maybe the G600 has too many on the left side to suit me (i.e. there's 12 and it can be cumbersome), the G503 strikes the perfect balance between those two mice. The G503 has the same amount of buttons on the left side (i.e. there's 2), but on the top-left side of the mouse is also 2 more buttons, which really helps matters. Size-wise: the G503 feels a bit bigger than the G403, but nowhere as monstrous as the G600 (the G600 has a huge and steep learning curve, especially in getting used to how big it is) - so it was pretty easy for me to get used to the G502's size, especially when compared to the G600 MMO. As always with Logitech Gaming Products (whether mice or keyboards), make sure you grab the Logitech Gaming Software online from their site. With this program, you can change the settings of the speed on the mouse; the RGB lighting colors & its lighting schemes; and even create different profiles for your mouse (or any other gaming product) for every game you have installed, which is awesome. If a game isn't already in their database, you can always add it yourself and point to it - and you're good to go and profile that game out. Simply fantastic. Logitech has always had great mice, hard-ware wise. And as always, their Logitech Gaming Software for profiling each game and your mouse's RGB is top notch. Simply put: yet again, Logitech delivers greatness.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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