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Logitech - G502 HERO Wired Optical Gaming Mouse with RGB Lighting - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 333 reviews

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent programmable mouse for gaming

    Posted
    sdmarsh
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    This is my first gaming mouse, and let me tell you a gaming mouse really does help you when gaming on a pc over a standard optical mouse. My previous mouse was an optical Logitech MX500, which served me well for at least 7 years and it still works great. It's perfect for every day use on a pc, but lacked somewhat for gaming, though it did pretty good for that. I'm a Logitech person for keyboards and mice since they are terrific products and built to last, so when I decided to get a gaming mouse, Logitech would be the one I would get. I decided on the wired Logitech G-502 Hero. I prefer wired over wireless as maybe being wired gets you a millisecond input into your computer than a wireless mouse. Many reasons figured into my getting the 502 Hero. It has 11 programmable buttons, a 100 - 16,000 dpi optical sensor, 5 quantity 3.6 gram weights to fine tune your the 502 Hero to your desired weight if wanted / needed, fantastic Logitech software to set up your mouse to your liking, 2 year warranty and a 7 foot long braided cord. And it's really 7 feet as I measured it, so you'll have plenty of length from your pc or Mac. I've been using the 502 Hero for about 10 days now, and have really been working it out for gaming. For everyday computer use, it works great. But you don't spend $80.00 on a mouse for standard pc work, you spend your hard earned money on the 502 Hero for gaming and it does an excellent job for that $80.00. I highly recommend that you download the Logitech gaming software for this mouse. You can use it without it, but you won't be able to fully maximize this mouse. As mentioned earlier, you can program up to 11 buttons to whatever you want each button to do. You can even program up to 3 profiles using the software. In addition you can change the color of the "G" on the mouse to whatever color you want. Though I did pick a color, you can't see it when your hand is on the mouse. But it's a cool feature non the less. PROS : #1... Fit my hand perfectly. I'm a guy with average size hands. #2...11 programmable buttons. #3...100 - 16,000 dpi optical sensor. #4...Logitech software. #5...2 year warranty. #6...7 foot long cord. #8...It's a Logitech. Cons : There are only three things I don't care for on this mouse. #1...the wheel is a bit too high, for me at least. Hopefully I'll get used to it. My old MX500 had a very short in height wheel. Also the wheel is just metal with some notches in it. It would be great if Logitech had put a notched rubbed cover over the metal wheel as it would give you more of a "grip" on the wheel. I find my finger sometimes sliding which is not good while gaming. #2...There is a button right behind the wheel that lets you choose whether the wheel is smooth and rolls freely or clicks like a regular wheel would do. Unfortunately, I hit that button frequently when gaming as there is a button right behind that, that I use a lot, and it unlocks the wheel and it free spins which does not help at all when gaming. I hope Logitech eliminates this feature in the next version of this mouse. #3...The two buttons on the left side of the mouse are somewhat sharp instead of rounded. It does not hurt or cut your thumb, it's just uncomfortable. So even with those three cons, I still give this mouse a 5 out of 5 stars.I wish I had upgraded my standard mouse to a gaming mouse many years ago, but I thought it was unnecessary and a hype. The Logitech G502 Hero has changed my mind and I can highly recommend this mouse. Read the reviews and I think you'll agree if you're on the fence about a gaming mouse.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse if your play style suits it.

    Posted
    Shane
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I've had this mouse for a few days now. I came from the Razer Deathadder Elite so my comparison will be based mostly on using that mouse for the last couple years. My biggest complaint with this mouse is how tiny it is compared to the Deathadder. It's my fault for getting this mouse even though I tested both out side by side in the store and knew it was uncomfortably smaller. It is SIGNIFICANTLY smaller than the Razer so if you like the size of that mouse and have larger hands, this will be difficult to comfortably grip. This is a huge detriment as my hand has room to move around the mouse and not fall back into place where I would expect it to. It's something that will come with muscle memory, but the size of the mouse and the size and location of the side buttons that I've grown extremely accustomed to on the Deathadder, combined with the integral usage in-game of those buttons makes the adjustment fairly frustrating. My second complaint, again, my fault because I knew what I was getting into, is how much heavier it is. With no weights in, it is still much heavier than the Deathadder. I used to use the G9, which is heavier than this, but years of using the lighter Deathadder will require some getting used to with the added weight, not even counting the optional weights. My third, and only real complaint, is the scroll wheel, which I've taken the one star off for. There's a lot of play in the wheel, coupled with the fact that it's metal there is a noticeable rattle when you move it and it is fairly distracting and also makes it difficult to click if you use that often such as in a game. I actually just folded up 2 tiny pieces of paper on either side to "fix" it mostly and I reprogrammed the DPI shift side button to be mouse middle and I'm starting to like that better now. My next "concern" (I call it that because I don't really know if it makes an actual difference in-game, but it is something I do notice because I'm looking for it) is the lack of adjustment of lift off distance. Razer makes is really easy to adjust this setting, Logitech doesn't have this option. The Hero sensor, however, automatically calibrates to your surface but I'm not sure if that takes LOD into account. The sensor itself is phenomenal though as you would expect from any 'gaming' grade mouse today. Doesn't really set it apart, but hey, it's there. Does anyone actually use it up to 16k? Now, on to the reason why I overlooked all of these and still ended up buying this mouse. I dropped my Deathadder and the left click plastic popped out of the case and ended up bending the plastic enough that there was a noticeable gap between where the button was pushed and the switch was activated, making that button spongy and unreliable for multiple consistent button presses and releases at full speed clicking in game. The G502 was highly recommended from a lot of my friends so I decided to do give it a look. I inspected the left click of the Deathadder on display and I noticed it actually wasn't that much different from mine that had popped out of place. The G502 has almost no play between finger press to button actuation to bottoming out the button and resetting. This alone is why I bought the G502. I am getting used to the size and will eventually get used weight and relearn the button locations, but having that minimal gap in the left click is key. So to wrap this up, if you like smaller, heavier mice, and you can look past the things I've stated above then this mouse is a no brainer. If, however, you think anything I've said would be an issue to you as well, I'd look for something else or learn to love this mouse. If you can get your hands on one, I'd definitely recommend doing so.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super responsive and comfortable gaming mouse.

    Posted
    Rhostam
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    Summary: A fantastic looking, customizable, ergonomic gaming mouse that means serious business. Pros: 11 buttons for use in macros, etc. I can't even think of ways to use them all, yet. Color LED logo with customizable behaviors and colors. Hyperfast scroll wheel mode allows switching from scroll-clicking to insane content or zoom scrolling! Easily adjust between three pre-set precision modes you define (each indicated by a LED on the mouse during switching). You can always refine settings using the apps. DPI mode ranges between 100 DPI and 16000 DPI. The grip and feel are prefect. My hand and palm rest perfectly on the unit and it is a pleasure to hold. Removable weights! You can customize the feel and drag of your mouse by inserting provided weights. Simply remove the bottom panel and add up to five weights distributed around the base. The mouse cord is long, protected by a braided fiber, and feels sturdy. Cons: Installing the software needed to configure/ manage the device is not "easy" by normal person standards. I really wish there was a better way for the software to be found and installed. Having said that, once you find the right download (they have quite a few mice!) it's not as much of an issue. Until you configure it. The software looks great, as you might expect for a gaming series mouse. I still feel like the interface is too slow to switch between devices. That may be intentional, or it may be all of the chrome slowing it down. I also wish that the software would only show you options/devices which are actually installed. By default, it showed me the keyboard options. I don't have a Logitech gaming series keyboard (yet). Configuring the buttons is a little wonky. At least for me, the interface seems to hide some of the buttons by obscuring them in their 3D presentation. It is still unclear to me what the arrows on the left/right mouse buttons straddling the wheel do or indicate. Use: Frankly, I love this mouse. I am still working on maximizing use since for so long I lived without such a device. Though it took some getting use to, the higher DPI really allows for some quick movement and I love it! I use this mouse on my primary rig which is also the machine I use for work. Given the price point, I think it is definitely worth the bump from any of the lower models. I might consider their wireless ones now that I know just how nice these devices feel and operate!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Gaming Mouse Got Better...

    Posted
    MadSquabbles
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    ...but the upgrade was more of a headache than I wanted. First of all, I've been in love with the 500 series since the first model came out and still have my orginal g500 - and it still works perfectly. Few years later I grabbed the g502 proteus which, while it had sharper edges, was basically the same shape as the g500. Less buttons, but I could deal with that. The 500 series seems to be the best to keep repetitive stress injuries from creeping up from long gaming sessions. I don't know if it's because I'm used to the shape or the shape is just right for me. Either way I'm sticking with this series. If you're coming from another 502 then the upgrade won't seem like much at first. Same shape, same buttons, same software... nothing really new. That is until you pump up the DPI. With the hero sensor you're looking at 16000 DPI - 4000 more than the Proteus version. One twitch and you're doing a full 360 in game. While this is just to freaking fast for me the pro's might like the lightning fast speed this mouse brings. Just like the other 502's you can have 5 preset speeds and polling up to 1000/s. Every little edge counts when you're trying to go for the win. Now, I know this is a gaming mouse, but I buy these for the guys at work too. Having 11 customizable buttons with macro ability make a gaming mouse indispensable at work. Being able to assign minimize to a button has save me many a butt chewing when I was "researching" stuff on the web. Having auto program switching to automatically reassign the buttons allows you to have a set for Photoshop, Indesign, Ill, etc and then more for web browsers, games... It's pretty much endless what you can do. if you're passing this mouse over because it's a "gamer" mouse you're missing out on a productivity king. I even use the G710+ keyboard with it's macros daily. On to the headache. I mentioned that I'm coming from an older G502. I was hoping that and export and import of my old macros and game settings would be as easy as a few button clicks. This wasn't the case. While the program presets were there, the actually button assignments didn't get imported. So I had to reconnect the old mouse and manually redo my entire set up by switching back and forth in the software before I could actually use the mouse. This should not have been this bad. They share the same amount of buttons plus the layout is exactly the same. I don't know if there are some internal differences that cause the incompatibilities, but it's something I'd rather not go through again. If you can properly import the saved exports please fix it in the next software update so others don't have to go through this. A hardcore gamer most likely has everything set up just the way he/she wants shouldn't have to go through this recreating the wheel on a upgrade. I know I won't be upgrading at work since we have a lot more macros than I have for gaming and don't want to deal redoing everything. Hoping that when/if my work mice die they have this issue resolved. If you don't have a G502, GET IT! You'll be glad you did. If you already have one, you may wanna wait until you have time to redo all your settings or if they're able to update the program's import feature. Besides, it's not a huge difference, but one that's worth it if you have some money burning a hole in your pocket.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A whole other weight class!

    Posted
    Trobadour
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • Top 500 ContributorTop 500 Contributor

    ---SETUP--- The setup of the G502 Hero Gaming Mouse is fast and simple. Out of the box it is plug and play, meaning it works simply by connecting it. It’s true power lies, however, in downloading the software from the website it suggests. ---FEATURES--- The key feature of this mouse is that you can program up to 11 buttons and determine how heavy or light it feels based on actual weights you can add or remove to the mouse itself. Additionally, if you have other Logitech devices, like the Logitech G513 keyboard, it can sync up to it for lighting effects. It also includes a shift button that can toggle other features temporarily until you let go. This is perfect for snipers who have a high DPI set for close encounters but need the extra precision on the fly. ---PERFORMANCE--- The performance of this mouse is accurate and on point. After downloading the software, you can customize the DPI to your liking. It comes with 4 presets, which you can modify, or you can add additional presets and customize those, perfect for computers that must go from work mode to gaming mode in seconds. The software is easy to understand and the 11 programmable buttons are clearly identified for you on the software so you know which button you are modifying. It even allows you to download existing game profiles that are recommended, like Overwatch, PUBG, Call of Duty, and many others. ---EXPECTATIONS--- The product meets my expectations. I have owned well over 5 gaming mice in my gaming life time, but this is the first gaming mouse I own that features added weight. It makes a difference. I initially played several rounds of Overwatch and PUBG without the weights. Then, I added all 3.6g weights (18 grams total) and tested the mouse again. To me, the added weight gave me more security of when I wanted to stop the mouse instead of overshooting where I intended to aim. That, together with the quick DPI makes for one amazing on-the-fly customizable beast of a mouse. ---VALUE--- The price for this mouse is a steal compared to other mice in its class, as the 11 buttons are well placed together where everything is accessible in logically easy to reach locations. ---APPROVAL--- I highly recommend this gaming mouse to gamers ready to step their game up another level. If you are a first person shooter gamer, look no further than this mouse to help you achieve more victories.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Game on!

    Posted
    DavidJr
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
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    Mice are kind of like fancy gloves, you really need to try them on to see if they fit you right. The Logitech G502 Hero is one of those that you really need to put your hands on and give it a bit of your play style. I really like the space age look of this mouse and love the grip as the thumb rests on the mouse instead of the mousepad. But, I found myself bumping buttons when I didn’t intend to and it might just be because of my lanky fingers. There are 11 programmable buttons, but with the click of one of the buttons you can change between profiles allowing you to program each of those buttons with other functions, or use g-shift to only change when that combo is pushed. However, keep in mind the left and right mouse click and the scroll wheel clicks count in that. The highly adjustable DPI and the ability to shift that on the fly really gives a nice edge in gaming and image editing. I also enjoy the ability to add weights to help give you exactly the feel that you are looking for. Maybe you like it light, maybe heavy, but you can adjust it 3.6g at a time to find that balance. Another feature I never realized I wanted is the ability to unlock the scroll wheel for smooth spin. Like spinning the wheel on Wheel of Fortune at your fingertips, giving yourself an infinite scroll. The cord is also extra long and threaded giving a sturdy no kink feel to it. The Logitech Gaming Software, once downloaded from their site, allows you to program each of the buttons, adjust the DPI, change the lighting and other options. However, the software is part of the reason why I’m dropping one star (which I wish could be half). It’s overly complicated when you just need it for a simple settings. The software is meant for pretty much all Logitech gaming hardware, which is good if you have other devices. It even links you to other gaming apps for specific games. Then when you click on the help link, it takes you to a 130 page document that puts a lot of that hardware in the same place if that is any indication of too much in one place. It’s not that I hate the software, just that I felt like I spent way too long trying to get what I wanted and all this other stuff was just in the way. If you are looking for a highly programmable, comfortable, and customizable mouse, the Logitech G502 Hero is certainly worth giving it a go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Rivals it's big brother and older 2nd cousin...

    Posted
    BillnMish
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I'll start off with quickly saying that you can find the exacting specs regurgitated elsewhere. I'm going to quickly sum up how this worked for me and compare it directly to some other similar items in terms of feel, usability, and stuff like that. There's enough other reviews and spec sheets out there to list off the DPI and total number of buttons, so and so forth... With that out of the way; I have quite a few Logitech items covering just about all realms you can get from them. Steering wheels, keyboards, mouses, headsets, webcams, etc etc etc. So, while I might have a little bias, they've never really disappointed me hence I keep coming back. A few years back I picked up a Performance MX (on the right in the photo) and loved it. Solid size, good weight, nothing crazy to look at, but did it's job and was comfortable. About 6 months ago I finally upgraded my 2nd PC to the G900 (on the left). Way more features, a little bit slimmer design language compared to the MX, but still had a nice weight to it that made it feel worth it's price-tag and nice in your hand. Then I get the G502 (yep, you guessed it - the one in the middle of the photo) to try out and use for work, maybe even pass along to my daughter for her setup, but after a week or two with it, I think it's going to be staying at my workstation. I didn't think I'd like it for using hours on end, but it has a slightly less aggressive design than the 900. (the MX is still the most comfortable mouse I have and if you do A LOT of PC-based work and want to stay with a conventional, non-ergo specific designed mouse, the MX deserves a look) Yes, the 502 is wired -- I don't mind one. bit. It is almost a nicer fit in my hand than the G900, and aside from the Spectrum color features and the ambidextrous capabilities, the G502 HERO gives it's big brother a strong run for it's money. (OK, for straight out performance gaming-wise, the 900 wins out. But, it costs 3x what the 502 does, soooooooooooo...) I can't help but give this anything but 5-stars. Directly compared to the others dollar-for-dollar, I'd give the G900 a 4 and the MX a 3. They each excel in their own ways, but the 502 is the best all-arounder and bang-for-the-buck pushes it well ahead of the others.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Posted
    Chuck
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    This mouse is great. I've been using it for a few weeks for both work and gaming, and I love it! The ability to adjust the weight in the base is a huge plus for me. I was able to add just enough weight so the mouse is more stable when I'm doing detailed work; I don't feel like the pointer is about to take off on its own when I least expect it. I also like the ability to not only set up up to 3 different DPI sensitivity profiles, and to add additional DPI levels within each profile, but also switch between all of them effortlessly. The weighted scroll wheel is also a nice touch; if I need to scroll to the bottom of a long document, I can simply unlock the wheel so that it spins freely, and then give it a spin. The tracking on this mouse is another huge plus... it's absolutely incredible, regardless of any surface I've place it on. The Logitech Gaming Software allows you to control all aspects of the mouse, including lighting color and intensity, DPI sensitivity, and of course the ability to assign any of the numerous keys to a keystroke, default function, or a macro. I've set up several macros to help with repetitive work activities, and so far they've worked flawlessly. All of the abilities and features mentioned above carry directly into the world of gaming. I'm not a huge gamer, but I do play some FPS and strategy games with friends from time to time. The control and flexibility this mouse gives is very nice; snapshots seem a bit easier. The only problem I had with this mouse was the Arx Control service. I wound up having to disable it because it was causing some system instability with my Win7 machine. I don't play games on mobile devices, so this wasn't a huge problem for me. Overall, I think this mouse is a home-run for Logitech. I would definitely recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A minor update to a great mouse

    Posted
    Reddog
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    Logitech - G502 HERO Wired Optical Gaming Mouse with RGB Lighting - Black I have been using last years version of the Logitech G502 Gaming Mouse as my primary gaming mouse and I have been very happy with it. This years version is a minor update from last year with the Hero 16K sensor as probably the biggest change. If you put the two side by side it would be difficult to see what's changed. But if you flip it over and compare the optical sensors you can clearly see they are different. I also see the branded USB cable has a minor change and the lighted G logo is slightly smaller. The 16K sensor is rated for 100 to 16,000 DPI. In some games this could be helpful and if you need that level of performance you are a much better gamer than I. All of the buttons are in the same locations and feel the same. Logitech gaming products cover all price ranges and industry leading features. There gaming software is fully featured and the RGB lighting can sync with there other products. If you use there keyboards and headsets you can control them all in the one software which I really like. It is a very mature software package and allows very fine control over there connected devices. I have tested other gaming mice over this past year but I always come back to the G502. What I like best is the comfortable fit for my hand. But I had hoped this year version would have moved the forward and back buttons a little higher from the bottom thumb rest. I find that my thumb can accidently press the forward and back button. If they were just a little higher it would be perfect. For normal desktop use its a non issue. But in the heat of a FPS depending on how you map these buttons you might press them. Since you can set profiles in the software for all of the button mappings I just don’t use those two. There are enough other button to map for any special functions I might need. This is also how the mouse fits in my hand and might not be a problem for someone else. Still this is minor issue that has not kept me from coming back to the G502 as my favorite wired mouse. This is a quality product that comes with great stable software, plenty of customization options and will look nice on anyone's desk, gamer or not. This years changes may be mostly in the higher quality sensor but you can’t go wrong with the Hero G502. As a long time PC gamer I can highly recommend this for its overall performance, comfort and great software. And if you can really use the 16,000 DPI sensor I probably need to stay on your good side.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Good Gaming Mouse

    Posted
    Janine
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    Logitech is a brand of electronics I consistently gravitate to and it is among those I feel confident recommending to others. And this Logitech G502 HERO Gaming Mouse is most assuredly worth considering if you are a gamer. By downloading Logitech’s Gaming Software, you can customize 11 programmable buttons for more personalized control, to fit whatever types of games you play. You are also able to assign fun lighting to your mouse. Included with this Logitech G502 HERO Gaming Mouse are five weights which you can use to adjust the weight, balance and overall feel of the mouse to fit your own personal preference and play style. The outer surface of the mouse itself was a nice matte finish, making for a pleasant tactile feel when cradled in my hand, and giving me a more secure grip during gameplay. Along with the (right-handed) thumb rest being more of a rubberized pebbled texture. Another notable feature was the attached usb cord. As with many of the “better” computer mice out there, the G502 HERO’s cord is a kind of woven thread, providing for a seemingly stronger cord, less likely to bend or kink over time. Moving the mouse around, both on a mousepad and without one, during normal use with my laptop, as well as, during extensive gaming sessions, proved to be a precision, lag-free experience. And the scroll wheel turned as smooth as silk. So impressive! The size of this gaming mouse, however, was a bit too large to comfortably fit my smaller hand. Please keep this in mind, and if you are thinking to get this particular mouse, it would be beneficial to test it out in-store beforehand, if possible. Just as an aside - Something I’m finding with more and more products, most specifically, electronics, is the tendency to not include much in the way of printed instructions (as with this item). While encouraging consumers to go directly to whatever company’s website and their support page, having to research basic info right from the get-go, sorta rubs me the wrong way. However, that being said, having access to this online material is definitely a helpful resource. And Logitech’s product information and support guides, are easy to navigate and useful for finding the support you need. All in all, I can certainly recommend this Logitech G502 HERO Gaming Mouse for any and all gamers, no matter the game you’re playing. The cost of this mouse is certainly worth what you’re getting, comparable to similar gaming mice in the same price range from other well-known brands.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Improved solid gaming mouse

    Posted
    grimmace
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I was using a Logitech 500s mouse and this one will finally replace it. The mouse is the same size, but the thumb rest Is a bit wider and more comfortable. The scroll wheel protrudes from the unit more and does not have a rubber strip on it anymore. It’s been stylized more and has a more angular look to it now. It looks nice, and feels good. I like my mouse light, but you can easily add weights if wanted. When used with the Logitech software, it was instantly recognized and all of the buttons and lights are changeable to suit your needs. The logo G on the mouse and the DPI/program indicators can be any RGB color, but must be the same. There are two lighting effects, and a sleep timer for the lights. It has standard DPI +/-, forward/back/ wheel hyper/regular scroll, and profile buttons. The third thumb button has been shifted forward on the side and is easier to select. This is now the DPI shift button. DPI goes up to 16K and you have 5 preset DPI setting you can assign. The DPI shift button allows you to change the DPI to another preset as long as it’s held. So, you have a game setting you like and then you could speed or slow down the rate for particular situations. All of the buttons can be changed to anything you want in the software. The bottom of the mouse easily flips off to reveal the weight holding area. Magnets are used to keep it together and once not in use you can turn the mouse over and flick the bottom open. A definite improvement over the 500s to me. Just more options and a bit more comfortable. The 502 is a solid gaming mouse at a decent price point. In the picture, the 502 is on the left.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Beast of A Mouse!!!

    Posted
    ExcellentEducator
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    Let me open with, “Logitech hit the ball out of the park with this one!” I was a bit apprehensive because of the fact that this is a “wired” mouse, but the way Logitech has designed this, it is as easy to use as a “wireless” mouse. This mouse has extreme robust features such as:  Sensor-The sensor on this mouse is so smooth that I literally forget that it is wired because of the nice coiled cord that accompanies this mouse. The cord is durable in strength and long in length. Moreover, I don’t feel restricted when surfing with this mouse.  The programmed buttons are a force to reckon with as they give great clicking flexibility. There is a little tray that houses additional buttons if needed.  The color spectrum that this mouse produces is just beautiful! The color spectrum of blue, yellow, red, purple and green is so beautiful to look at. Additionally, the colors work with the programmed buttons seamlessly. I only wish I had a gaming keyboard to accompany this beast of a mouse. To know that this lighting is customizable is another plus as well.  Point & Click-the point and click on this mouse have such great precision and accuracy.  Design-The design of this mouse is great as it feels so comfortable in hand, which makes it easy to maneuver no matter what type of surface it’s used on. It is wonderful to know that Logitech really has invested into the gaming industry and want to stay ahead by upgrading their products to suit their customers’ wants and needs. I have several of Logitech’s mice and with performance alike this one, I’ll definitely be a repeat customer! Well-done Logitech, you are a force to reckon with for years to come!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Your cannot wrong with Logitech

    Posted
    TechnicallyCorrect
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    I am not the typical buyer of Logitech G502 Hero gaming mouse because I am not an avid PC gamer. I do play some games but not much because I just do not like the keyboard and mouse experience. So why would I be reviewing this mouse? Keep reading and it will make sense after I go over some my likes and dislikes of the mouse. Let me start off by saying that Logitech makes the best PC mice , period. They are all well thought out, responsive and have good tactile quality. This holds true for the G502 Hero. If you look closely, you start to see that every slope, every edge and button placement have a purpose ( although too many buttons on the G502 – more on that later.) The G502 Hero just fits perfect in my hand. However, I can see where this would not be great for people with large hands. Also, this is a right handed design only; you need to look for the ambidextrous versions and they tend to be more expensive. I like the main buttons but there are 4 buttons on the left side and I kept getting miss-clicks. I guess since I am not a PC gamer others may be used to this and they do serve a programmable purpose, I just do not like it. It gives the mouse an over designed feel to it. So back to why is an occasional PC -gamer reviewing a gaming mouse? Well, I do use Adobe Photoshop for editing and a gaming mouse is perfect for it. For example, the 16000 DPI ( which is overkill) gives a very precise movement. When you have a high res image and you are trying to move slightly across a zoomed in section, you quickly appreciate a high DPI mouse. This mouse is also heavy out of the box and you have the option to add included weights. I’m not sure the weight is for every gamer and think that most gamers , at least FPS gamers, they may want a light mouse. However, for editing an image , a heavier weight and a high DPI are a perfect combination. In summary, this is a quality gaming mouse that shows mature engineering . Mature engineering in the sense that Logitech has improved on the work of previous generations. For most gamers, it will hit the marks across the board. As indicated above, I think the G502 could have done without the extra two or more buttons on the left side. I’m not sure I would every not experience miss-clicks in a fast paced game. But, I still would recommend this for most gamers . For the image editors out there who also game, this would be a solid home run.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Truly a Hero

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    1ShadowFox1
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    I could honestly start and end this review with saying that this mouse is correctly named as the Hero. Enough Said. Get in your car and go buy this mouse. But I shall go on... First, this mouse is COMFORTABLE. I especially enjoy the thumb cut out. I have used this mouse for hours on end and have never felt that my hand was out of place or ailing from any discomfort. It also keeps your fingers near any button you want to hit, which is fantastic considering this mouse has all the buttons you could ever want. Than being said, they layout is great. With all of the programmable buttons, you can set up so many shortcuts, macros, etc to make this mouse personalized to you. All of the buttons have a positive feel and there is no question or doubt with what you are doing. Finally and most important, the sensor of this mouse is AMAZING! 16000dpi??? This mouse is faster than you, your competition, and anything you find yourself up against. A very small movement will get me all the way across two monitors, spin a video game character all the way around, or whatever you need. The speed and sensitivity is truly beautiful and will leave you saying "wow". The only negative experience that I have experienced with this mouse is the multi directional scroll wheel. Over may different games that use the scroll wheel for weapon selection I found my character randomly switching weapons. I had not pushed any keys or touched anything on the mouse that would have lead to my character changing weapons, but it was happening frequently at random. I began troubleshooting to figure out what was leading to the odd actions, and it ended up being this mouse. I was able to determine that the lateral movement of the selection wheel was occurring during moving the mouse without my input to that specific wheel. I made some adjustments and minimized this issue, but have not yet been able to rectify the issue completely. This is the reason that I do not give this mouse all of the stars. If I didn't have this issue, I would give this mouse 7 stars. It is that good. Conclusion, BUY THIS MOUSE!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great gaming mouse with customized weight

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    Tbeetles
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    Great gaming mouse This mouse takes personal taste to a new level in it’s design. The mouse has a good ergonomic feel like you would want in a gaming mouse, and the buttons are well placed. Each button can have its own macro or action assigned to it - while keeping each button distinct enough that you won’t find yourself accidentally hitting the wrong button.To often gaming mice have a steep curve of getting used to due to button placement, but logitech nailed it here. The profiles and button actions are saved right to the mouse, and are easy to program and swap between It is very comfortable in your hand, and incredibly responsive. The 16k DPI is noticeable in the accuracy of the mouse, and I found myself having no issue with any sort of delay. What really makes this mouse unique is the customized weight - the mouse comes with a small case that contains several weights inside of it. The bottom of the mouse detaches , and you can place each weight in the bottom of the mouse. If you have not before experienced being able to adjust the weight of the mouse to your personal play style, you are in for a treat. The difference between all, some, or no weights, completely changes the feel of the mouse. I have used this feature on other mice in the past, but found anything but all the weights to feel to light. The design by Logitech though is far better, and I felt good with several weight variations. If you are in the market for a new gaming mouse, you should really check this out.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Looks cool, plays well

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    NickAtWTF
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    This mouse reminds me of the high-end Alienware mouses I had back in the day for my gaming PC. I took a break from PC gaming for a bit and while I really enjoyed my time on the console, I missed some of the more "threading-the-needle" type things you can do on the PC. I tested in a variety of games; where this mouse really shines is PvP, especially with the high-res camera in the guts of the mouse. The bundled software lets you set up macros and such, but what was super useful for me was that you could tweak the sensitivity of the mouse on the fly and see what setting you were on via the LEDs. Color customization, cool. Weight customization? Awesome... I might be nuts but I prefer a mouse that has some heft. I only wish there was a button tension control, as I sometimes found myself inadvertently clicking while getting used to where my fingers had to sit to NOT push buttons. It's not crazy, but folks with bigger hands playing tense games might squeeze their way into a macro execution. This is not a problem, per se, but you want time to train with this mouse. There are so many buttons and each one can be customized, and while it'd be super intuitive after a week or two, your first few games are gonna be rough. Logitech gives you some cool software that allows you to customize per profile and per game, which means you can go nuts on presets. The mouse seems sturdy (even without the extra weights) and well-built; the cord has a weaved coating and also seems very sturdy. Overall: I really like this mouse. It's a worthwhile investment for casual-and-beyond gamers who need more than just the stock buttons. Bonus points that it LOOKS really cool in addition to playing well.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Gaming mouse with great features!

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    Selva
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    G502 Hero Gaming Mouse is one of the best in the market now. Setup is quick and easy. It is plug and play with my windows 10 Alienware PC. I have downloaded the software from the website to enable all features of this mouse. The build quality is great and you can program up to 11 buttons. The performance of this mouse is really good. It is easy to customize the DPI in software. It came with 4 presets and it is easy to switch from game mode to work mode very quickly. In software, it is easy change the lights of the buttons. There are two lighting effects and it has sleep timer as well. DPI can go up to 16K and 5 preset DPI available for configuration. The customizable RGB lighting enable whole new level of personalization with 16.8 million brilliant colors. Mechanical spring button tensioning system delivers a consistent click feel and near instantaneous actuation. Based on specification, mouse buttons are built to perform 50 million key strokes and it is perfect for gamers. This mouse using Optical technology specially designed gaming sensor optimized for precision and speed movements giving you an edge in gaming battles. Five additional weights let you customize mouse weight and balance for just the right feel. I have connected this mouse in my Chromebook and windows PC and it is working without any issues. All buttons can be customized based on user needs using the software. I have used more than 4 gaming mouse before and this one exceeded my expectation with quality and performance. G502 Hero Gaming Mouse is a solid gaming mouse at reasonable price range.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another awesome Logitech product!

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    Andy
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    I have been using Logitech products for almost 30 years now and have always found them very reliable and comfortable. This mouse is no exception, providing adjustability with the weights and all the buttons I could ask for! With my G703, I missed the free spin of the wheel that I had grown familiar with on my MX mice and was thinking of going back to one of them for my main computer. I will miss the lack of clutter with the wireless G703, but this G502 Hero is so comfortable and responsive that I am not regretting the change back to wired at all. The box is a nice, unassuming design that packs the parts into a small container and doesn’t have any frills or extras to get in the way – just the way it should be! I hate opening a huge package to find a tiny part nestled deep inside! The design of the mouse is interesting, but my hand fits it perfectly and all the places needed to feel comfortable are there. I don’t even notice the gaps and voids between the buttons and surfaces since they are designed not to touch the hand. I also appreciate the hook and loop tie attached to the cord, allowing it to be wrapped partially if it is too long, such as when I am using my laptop on the table and don’t need all the cable to reach the side USB port. I think Logitech has produced another winner here with the G502 Hero and am looking forward to years of use.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Wired Gaming Mouse!

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    Samrio
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    Mouse purchases aren't usually something people review, but if you're a gamer and tired of batteries running low, this is the mouse for you! It feels similar to the other Logitech Gaming wireless Mouse design, and mouse wheel is very easy to move. It almost glides as you're using it! It's easy to setup (plug and play), comes with all the buttons you'd likely need, and the weights are a nice touch! The cable is braided in a thick mesh, which should protect it from wearing out, and the mouse glides easily on pretty much any surface. For a better experience, install the Logitech Gaming Software. It makes it easy to set the buttons, and even adjust the DPI sensitivity settings. It will also allow you to customize the RGB LED's to your preference! It doesn't weigh a lot, so I added two of the weights to give the mouse a more sturdy feel. This isn't required, but some folks (like myself) like some weight on the mouse as we move it around. It's built for FPS shooters, casual games, and MMORPG's like WoW. The Sniper button is a nice touch, and made is easier to hit targets in Battlefield 1. Overall, I'm really impressed with the mouse. It had no trouble swapping between a Windows OS gaming laptop, and my Macbook. If you don't want all the fancy settings, you can simply plug and play the mouse, and start using it. I actually prefer this mouse over my Wireless logitech gaming mouse now. I'd highly recommend this!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best customization gaming mouse

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    SimpleLiving
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    This Logitech G502 Hero mouse is one of my favorites, and it is the most comfortable to use. The optical sensor goes up to 1600 DPI mark. The sensor works in either white or black surface. The mouse comes with five modular weights (each is 3.6g) that can be dispersed inside to give the user more personalized weight and balance configuration. I found this great because I get more of a customized control. The sniper button works like a charm because it quickly adjusts the DPI to allow a more narrow in precision for shotting. The cable is thin braided to prevent any. On the sides of the mouse, there is rubber texture for enhanced grip. The mouse feels great, and my hand does not cramp up. It also comes with eleven programmable buttons for fully customizable control. The software allows to change the setting of the mouse such as the DPI or the color of the logo. The most important feature for any gaming device is that it is configurable to a player's specific needs. I enjoy using the G502 Hero mouse.

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