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Logitech - G502 Proteus Core Optical Gaming Mouse - Black-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but terrible scroll wheel

    Posted
    mrcrunch08
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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Exemplary mouse for an exemplary price

    Posted
    Noobt00bgamer
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    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

    great slim mouse for smaller hands

    Posted
    jestro88
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    Great slim mouse design for smaller hands, which I have. I tend to follow a brand a lot, and prior to purchasing these my desktop used Corsair products for keys and mouse, I have a K70 Rapidfire RGB keyboard and tried both the Glaive and M65 Pro, but despite the fact that both mouses (mice? meese?) were well built and well-intentioned, they were simply too big and I found myself 'clawing' them too often to access the side mouse buttons. With the Logitech G502, that was no longer a problem. With the slim profile, I have access to all the buttons, and it feels built for my hand. Mice are generally to each their own type of experience, but this one finally satisfied what I needed. Adjustable DPI is a great feature, as is the ability to change the scrolling middle mouse button to a 'freewheel' feel (as opposed to the clicks you normally feel when scrolling), but I really love the customization allowed by adding weights to increase the heft. My only gripe, which I knocked a star for, and it is a small one, is that the DPI adjusting buttons are really tight to the left mouse button, and in the heat of play I can tend to tap them, increasing the DPI/speed of the pointer and reducing my accuracy. I only wish these two buttons were a bit more isolated and not as prone to inadvertent tapping. Great feeling, great looking, all around good mouse for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    4.9 Stars!! Highly Recommended

    Posted
    Nilesjones

    I'm sure there are lighter mice out there, but this isn't overly heavy. I'd say it's about a 2% weight reduction compared to the Razer Naga MMO mouse that has 12 buttons. The weight is more evenly distribute as well with the weight being closer to the center of the mouse rather than the rear as it is with the Razer Naga. The only complaint that I really have is the button that changes the scroll wheel from a tactile feel to free spinning. The release button should be swapped with the button below it so you don't have to rep position your index finger. I know it's nit picking, but just something that I prefer. I would like to state that if you do have a palm grip style and you've got average hands, this will fit you nicely. It's the people that are like 6'5 that seem to have issues with the size of the mouse. When I first saw the mouse button layout, I thought it would be disastrous to put two buttons on the same location at the left click, but surprisingly my finger stays out the way. However, if you're accustom to angling your index finger to the left, you'll have to take some time to retrain your resting position. Normally I don't say this because Best Buy normally upcharges everything in their store, but in this case buy it from Best Buy rather than Walmart. It's currently on sale at this date and time of April 1st, 2017 for $59.99 and on display, so that you can feel it for yourself. Unfortunately I wasn't able to get the full feeling of it while I was there because of the security wire, but it was enough information to give me a decision. I now have a primary replacement mouse for gaming.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good all around "gaming mouse" ...

    Posted
    Kingtj
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    I'm not sure if I would have paid the regular retail price for this mouse? But it looked like a slightly better value than the competition at the sale price Best Buy had on it recently, so I gave it a try. I'm far from a "hard core gamer", but I did recently spend the money for a new ASUS ROG gaming notebook and the need for a gaming mouse to go with it was immediately clear. (You can't game worth a darn using a touchpad, and my wireless mice just weren't responsive enough not to have some perceptible lag in fast action games.) I like the way Logitech lets you add small weights to the inside of the mouse to customize its feel. I found I liked it best with all of the weights installed in it, to make it as heavy as possible. (With no weights in it, it feels feather light, like any cheap plastic $5 bargain bin mouse.) While gaming with the G502, I thought it performed as expected and it's sculpted well for a good fit in my hand. With optional Logitech software on their web site, I can customize the default (red) "G" that lights up in the middle of the mouse to glow in different colors. (I haven't messed around with it much, but I'm told you can also get things customized to the point where it changes to specific colors based on which character you play in Overwatch -- and other such modifications.) That said? I actually like the fact that the lighting and design isn't too "over the top/edgy". I'm not a fan of the trend to make all things "gaming" as strange looking and full of lights and buttons as possible.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great gaming mouse

    Posted
    Wozzy
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    This mouse replaces my 11 year old Logitech MX518 (bad cord), so the G502 had some big shoes to fill. Logitech makes very durable and precise gaming mice. The G502 carries on that tradition nicely. It fits well in my average size hand and is comfy. Tracking is accurate on my generic old mouse pad. I like the ability to store three different gaming profiles, and the "sniper" button for the thumb works like magic. That thumb button was my biggest concern with this mouse. I was afraid I would accidentally press it, but the thumb rest keeps that button just at the very end of my thumb, so no accidental presses yet. The buttons all feel sturdy and are easy to reach and press...except for the buttons that default to DPI adjust. Those feel weak. The weighted scroll wheel will continue to spin if you flick the wheel quickly. It'll spin even longer if the "clicker" is disengaged. I've not found a good reason to do this, but I'm sure someone will find it useful. Of course the lighting rocks, but adds nothing to the gameplay. The braided cord is pretty sweet and should help protect the cable from abrasions from the edge of the desk. I like the mouse fully loaded with all the weights. It glides easy, yet the weight keeps inadvertent movement to a minimum. A superb mouse so far, and would be a solid 5 stars of I didn't have a concern about those DPI adjust buttons. Based on my previous experience with Logitech mice, I expect the G502 to last many years.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An above average gaming mouse

    Posted
    StevenS
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    I originally had a Corsair gaming mouse to go with my keyboard but it was knocked off my desk and had the plastic shatter. I wanted a new mouse that was sturdier with less seemingly superfluous pieces of plastic that did not actually do anything. If you want a mouse that has a million lights on it you're going to be disappointed. While one side does light up it's not that amazing of a display. What you lose in aesthetics you get back in solid weight and feel. The mouse is more streamlined and smaller which is good since it feels like gaming mice are getting clunkier with each iteration. The mouse comes with a bunch of metal weights that fit into a compartment that you can open on the bottom of the mouse. This allows you to find that perfect weight which I really appreciated. Has two side finger buttons, a (in my opinion useless) sniper button that turns the sensitivity to it's almost lowest setting, two sensitivity control buttons, and a steel mouse wheel that can be unclicked so you can spin it freely which is fun in a way. You can download the computer app that allows you to tweak the DPS until your heart's content with different profiles for specific games. The app also changes the colors on your mouse lights. All in all I'm very happy with this mouse and would recommend it over the pricier Razer and Corsair mice available on the market.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, but not quite Great

    Posted
    Gyroskynky
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    To many big gamers, my mouse is important to me not only in comfort but also in its diversity, and tracking. I have hundreds of hours logged using the Proteus Spectrum, however, I was originally another brand mouse user, until I found this. This is a good mouse, it tracks nicely, ability to clutch the wheel button and the adjustable weights in it are a nice feature, I have all the weights in mine, however I wish it could be just a little heavier. The braided cord is nice for extra durability, but when the velcro strap that it comes with sticks to it, it pulls on the braided cord, which makes it not look so nice anymore. Logictech was generous with their cable length which is nice, so you it can plug anywhere and not have to worry about being to short. I have experience this with other corded mice. I play a lot of first person and third person shooters. So on the fly adjustable DPI level was important to me (Thought it comes with presets that can be changed), and quick mouse button response is excellent. With the ability to pre-program buttons is also a nice feature (after you download the software). I have received many compliments on this mouse and would buy it again. It would make for a great mouse if the cord was detachable and it could go wireless if one wanted too, but I suppose we can not have our cake and eat it too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Much better than avg gaming mouse for a price

    Posted
    GodFADA
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    This review is based on a great price that I got this mouse for which was $30. (normally $79.99?) I bought it online and the original G502 that was sent to me had a bad left button(doesn't register sometimes), and a creaky middle scroll speed changer button. So I went to a store and did an even change for another, which also had a creaky middle scroll speed changer button. Design and fit of this mouse is very good, however build quality is a bit questionable. I've owned several Logitech mouses before and although they performed good for their model and price, they didn't last too long. Lets see how long this will last... I personally don't use all the buttons on this nice looking mouse, so I can't really comment on the functionality aspect, other than the fact that dpi and many other things are changeable through the software which is good and has adjustable weight. Would I buy this at a normal price? definitely not. However, it's definitely a great mouse for the price that I got and would recommend it at around the same price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, solid mouse

    Posted
    Chris
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    I got this for my son's PC as a gift as he's getting older now and wanted something more than the generic gamer mouse I bought him a few years back. I like the weight system, although it means little to my son at the moment. I also like the feel of the mouse. I thought the forward/back buttons on the side were set too far back, but on use, I thought they felt comfortable. I have big palms, so I prefer the MX series more as the arch on this mouse is set too far back for me, but it's a nice ergonomic shape. While I like the option for free wheel or click on the scroll wheel, I don't like the feel of the per line click once the option button is locked in. The software can be a little intimidating for setting up DPI switching if you're not an avid gamer/PC person, but I wouldn't imagine most folks buying this mouse wouldn't fall into either of those categories. Overall, I would highly recommend this mouse. If you have large hands/palms, I would recommend taking a look at the MX series though from Logitech as the arch is a little higher and set a tiny bit more forward than this mouse is.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse For Gaming And Work Tasks

    Posted
    Bishop
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    This mouse is a definite upgrade over my old G400 which it replaces. The shape is good for a palm or fingertip grip but not as good for a claw grip due to the contours. The sensor is very accurate and the buttons have a solid click response. When using the Logitech Software the buttons can be programed to perform any function that the user desires and with the multiple profiles available you can have some profiles for games while leaving others for work related tasks. After getting used to all of my current button mapping I could not see myself going back to another mouse with fewer buttons because of how much my productivity has increased. My only complaints which caused me to deduct one star is that the scroll wheel on my unit is slightly crooked and leans to the left but the overall function is not impaired. Also the side buttons are very angular in design so it is difficult to slide my fingers across them so they must be pressed directly unlike my G400 which had more curved buttons.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost Perfect!

    Posted
    BestBuyerFacts
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    The Logitech Proteus Spectrum gaming mouse is one of the best mouse's I have owned with one slight exception. Everything about the mouse feels great and sits in the hand perfectly. It includes an adjustable weighting system that lets you tailor it more to your standers and has 11 programmable buttons! 11! My only complaint with using this mouse is the scroll wheel is EXTREMELY easy to move, its so fluid and wants to move with the slightest touch. Simply lifting the mouse, barely and inch, from the table and setting it back down can and dose cause the scroll wheel to move. During game play and high intensity situations, the adjustment of the mouse, or and lifting of the mouse faster than gentle with cause you to scroll. In game that causes weapon switches that are unwanted or scrolling you didn't ask for. If you treat it gently and are aware of how you lift your mouse it's fine most of the time but that isn't something you should/want to worry about. beside that this is an amazing gaming mouse wit everything I could have asked for! Fix the scroll wheel and you have a 5 out of 5 start product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice mouse for the price.

    Posted
    Roxxas049
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    I'm going to try and not be a mouse snob today while reviewing the Logitech g502 proteus core LASER sensor mouse. There I did it again the laser sensor thing. I currently use a Roccat XTD optical sensor mouse and I love it. I've heard and read about the g502 for a good long while now and always wanted to try it out just from listening to other reviewers boast about it's capabilities and now that I've tried it myself I can say that it is indeed a good mouse just not the perfect mouse for ME. It seems a bit herky- jerky when needed some fine movement no matter which settings I tried. I played with the Logitech resolution settings and combined those with Windows 10 settings to try and find just the right feel but I failed. Don't get me wrong the mouse feels great and the ability to change the weight characteristics within the mouse is great and the mouse fits my smaller hands wonderfully, but the precise control that I'm used to with an optical sensor just isn't there. It is also entirely possible that i'm so used to the Roccat mouse that other mice feel wrong but for now the g502 is going back into it's box.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good

    Posted
    JCook
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    Have used Razer mouses for years. I used to love Logitech but after 3 mice in 2 years i switched to Razer . 7 years later after seeing all reviews of this mouse i had to try. Its a really good mouse but i feel like its cluttered w too many buttons. I under stand some people like this but i tend to go to shoot in a game and hit side buttons which results in me losing that battle not always but it gets to me. Good for some im sure, I prefer my old razer mamba tournament edition. The Scroll Wheel is nice but feels weak. As for the weights u put in bottom for me this thing is heavy enough for me. Sensor in the mouse it great. Next mouse ill probably try a steel series rival or something similar.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good all around mouse

    Posted
    Mopslot
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    My old razer naga finally took it's last breath, and since I really hate the new naga I decided to give this one a try after a friend recommended it to me. Mouse buttons: They're fine. Scroll wheel: The ability to unlock the scroll wheel is fun and occasionally useful when browsing reddit. Compared to the Naga, the middle mouse button is too stiff and hard to press so I tend not to use it. It is not the greatest scroll wheel. Index finger buttons: I don't use these at all, I unbound them. They are a bit out of the way, but if you wanted to use them for back/forward buttons that would be fine. They feel kind of cheap. The two buttons above thumb rest: I use these for media keys (pause/play), they work and are in a good position. The single button in front of thumb: I hate this button it is a stupid button. The mouse would be better without this button. Overall about a 4/5 maybe 7/10, maybe 5/7. It only has one light up thing compared to my old naga which had lots of light up things.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not great for large hands

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    2934758026
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    I purchased this as a replacement for a Logitech MX500 I had for 12 years. It still works but I figured it was time to upgrade. This mouse feels similar but it's smaller and doesn't quite fit my hands as well. The main fault of this mouse is that the thumb buttons are placed too close to the thumb rest so that I'm always inadvertently pressing the thumb buttons by mistake. On the MX500 the thumb buttons are placed higher so I don't have that problem. Another problem is that the left primary button is so close to the two auxiliary index finger button that when I go to click on something I always accidentally press those buttons which is annoying. This mouse must be made for a skinny teen gamer kid with with slim fingers. I actually have pretty skinny fingers myself but my fingers can barely fit on the buttons without pressing the others by mistake. I can't image someone with bigger hands than mine with fatter fingers that can use this mouse with ease. If this mouse had bigger buttons (or better placed buttons) then I would give it 5 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great (minus the scroll wheel)

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    Tyler
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    I'm using this mouse primarily for gaming. I like the extra long cord, the way it feels in my hand, and especially the way it looks. I also like the feature of adjusting the weight of the mouse. I figure the additional buttons and their position on the mouse is really about a personal preference (I tend to like less and buttons that fall in natural hand/finger placements). The *only* thing that I find frustrating is the weight and feel of the scroll wheel. It's very chunky - both in the way it operates and in the way it feels against your finger. I don't have much use for the free-scroll feature but the clicks of the scroll could be much more subtle and the wheel itself could be less rigid (is it metal?). It doesn't take that much away from the experience unless you are a scroll-wheel fanatic, I think you'd be happy with this device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    4.5 stars

    Posted
    Pcgamer2015
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    If they had the option for 4.5 stars that's what I'd give this mouse. Overall the best mouse I've used up to this point in time. I've used a Razer Ouroboros and a Corsair M65. Cons (for each mouse) Ouroboros it can get very uncomfortable on the wrist M65 the "forward & back" buttons are placed in a unnatural position. G502 the scroll wheel, I am not a fan of it. It works, but sticks out to much and doesn't feel right. Pros (each mouse again) Ouroboros versatile in the sense that it can go wireless, left or right, and good amount of buttons. M65 feels nice not a lot of strain on the wrist like the Razer mouse. G502 the most comfortable out of the 3. Out of the 3 mice my daily driver is the G502. As much as I hate the scroll wheel, it feels the best and it is the least amount of strain on the wrist. My mouse pad doesn't have a gel or anything specifically for the wrist. Main games I play are CsGo, L4D2, Gta5, and the witcher 3.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall very good, but terrible scroll wheel

    Posted
    DepressedRobot

    Overall I like the mouse. It fits well in my hand, tracks very smoothly, the clicks are nice (clicky, but not too loud), and I especially like the customization of the various buttons. One thing I absolutely do not like though is the scroll wheel, at least in click-stop mode. In that mode the wheel is almost impossible to use smoothly. It's a slick metal wheel so there is nothing for your finger to grab onto. And the action is so firm that you really have to put some relative muscle behind it to get the wheel to turn. Pushing the wheel forward without your finger slipping is an exercise in frustration. I think this is the only mouse I have ever seen without a rubberized wheel. Terrible design decision. So I have to use the wheel in infinite spin mode, which I'll get used to. Overall though I dig it. It's my first high-end mouse, so I guess I'll if it was worth the bucks in the long-run.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice step up from MX310

    Posted
    Choppar4
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    Pro's: nice feel, adjustable weights make it possible to increase weight, I like a heavier mouse, Lot's of programmable button's, like the "on the fly" DPI preset changing. Free wheel rotating mouse button is great, took some getting used to, but love it now. Con's: Rotating wheel button has a tendency to roll back which can be annoying. Not sure how that can really be adjusted or fixed and keep the free wheeling aspect. Also the tactile feel of the wheel is way different. It has deep lines etched into the otherwise flat and smooth surface about every 1/4 inch. Would have liked the "normal" rubberized styled wheel as a surface even if it was flat with the etched in lines. The smooth surface almost makes it seem "cheap" and too smooth at times as if your unsure if the wheel is turning as your finger doesn't have the correct feedback sensation that the wheel is moving. Otherwise it's a great gaming mouse for the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend