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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wireless mouse addict in love for wired mouse!

    Posted
    bbgeek
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    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
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    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
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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse overall

    Posted
    Gaspower
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    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 for Gaming & General Use

    Posted
    swsmailman
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    I am the type of person that does a lot of research on products before I purchase them. This was no exception when purchasing this mouse, it finally came down to this mouse or a Razer mouse. In the end this mouse won out for the additional buttons and weight customization. I purchased this mouse to replace a wireless Logitech mouse that I really loved, but I wanted something that had some extra buttons, better DPI, and was corded for playing PC games. I was able to purchase this mouse for around $33 after using two Best Buy reward certificates so that was also a great reason I purchased this one as well. Pros: Easy to use software with a ton of profiles for different games you may play Easy to switch out weights to give you a heavy or a lightweight mouse. (I use three weights in mine and to me it is the perfect balance and reminds me of the wireless mouse I used and also use at work) The DPI is just perfect and easy to adjust on the fly, between fast paced games where you need to be able to move and aim quickly, or hold down one button and drop the DPI down for those accurate times. Amount of buttons are great, I am able to set different commands to it as needed for different games and allow me to easily run quick macros and more with just a mouse click. Cons: Lighting - The does not affect the performance of the mouse at all, but it would be nice to change the color of the lighting to something other than blue, I have a Corsair K70 that is Red LED, and it would be nice to match it. Case - Yes, it would be pretty nice to have a case of some sort included with this mouse, I sometimes pack up stuff and take them to a friends house to game with him, so it would be nice to put this mouse in a case so I don't end up loosing the weights and such. This mouse is also great for general computer use, I do some graphics editing here and there, and to be able to easily decrease the DPI of the mouse to be a little more accurate in stuff is pretty great. This is a mouse I would recommend to any gamer, to me the response is just perfect and the amount of buttons is perfect for FPS and more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse

    Posted
    RWSZ
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    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Gaming Mouse

    Posted
    Mike
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    The G502 is an awesome gaming mouse but there are two big things about the mouse that stand out to me. The first is how comfortable the mouse is to use. All of my previous mice have been of the extremely small mobile variety and were never very comfortable to use for a long period of time. This mouse is larger and is designed for those with a palm grip. It also sports a contoured left side so that your thumb has a place to rest on the mouse. The second big feature that stands out to me is the number of buttons on the mouse and what you're able to do with them. Every button on the mouse (including the left, right, and middle clicks) can be mapped to do whatever you want on a per application basis in the Logitech gaming software. This includes simple key presses and key combinations all the way to complex multi-key commands where you can literally record hundreds of key presses and even adjust the timing between presses and the amount of time a key can be held down. The buttons can also be mapped to launch programs as well as execute LUA scripts. This has not only been useful while gaming but has also saved me a lot of time in my programming work as well. I can keep common boilerplate code mapped to the mouse buttons so that all I have to do is hit a button and it'll type in all the code I need for things like for loops and while loops. The other features like the adjustable weights and the lighting are nice little extras but it's the customizability of the G502 that makes it an awesome mouse to have. The only downside to the mouse is the price. At the time of writing this review the price of the G502 is $79.99 which will put this mouse out of the range of what most people are willing to spend on a mouse. However, if you use a computer a lot and can benefit from the programmable keys, then it's definitely worth consideration.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My favorite current generation gaming mouse

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    Scraggs
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    I own a lot of mice. I've used different brands but mainly stick with Logitech. I own several models, but had settled on the G9x which was an absolute dream to use with a claw grip. It was light without weights and configurable to taste, with a great laser sensor, on-the-fly adjustable DPI sensitivity settings that could be configured (5 options on-the-fly, set to whatever DPI you wanted each to be, sequentially switched by a rocker switch) and had onboard memory so it could be taken to any computer once configured and be ready to go. The G502 is basically the progression of this line of mice. It has a nice rubberized side coating for grip, an even more accurate sensor (up to 12000 DPI), extra buttons including the new "sniper button" that by default will instantly put you at a specific DPI setting of your choice, usually a low number like 200 DPI for really accurate aiming while zoomed in a game, though this button can be configured to whatever you want. The mouse has on-the-fly DPI switching as well, plus a number of extra buttons to program. The braided cables are always nice, and help keep the cable from snagging things on your desk as it adds both durability to the cable (protection) and makes it slicker so it doesn't grab onto things easily. This mouse also works great with a claw grip, but seems that it would be fine with a palm grip as well as it's slightly longer than the G9x was, but isn't overly tall like the G700, G500 series or G602 seem to be. My only gripe about this mouse is the base weight. With all the gear on it, 32-bit processor, memory, quality switches, etc., it's a tad on the heavy side, even without included adjustment weights. So far it hasn't caused any wrist or hand soreness, but it might not be the mouse for you if you like a really lightweight mouse. I will say the slight increase in weight does help make it stay put so you aren't having the cursor move slightly any time you pull your hand away from the mouse for any reason.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Gaming Mouse

    Posted
    Logidoggy
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    I got this mouse after replacing my old Deathadder (2013) model, which served its purpose well but eventually died. After scouring through a number of websites, the consensus seems to be that this mouse is one of the best on the market and after playing with it for a couple weeks, I wholeheartedly agree. The mouse is extremely versatile and includes a number of weights that can be added to heighten the drag and slow down your movement. For particularly strong people, this can be a plus, as well as people who do a lot of FPS sniping who want to slow down their DPS. In addition, the mouse lights up and can pulse the light blue coloration in and out, though I haven't figured out if there's a way to change the color. I don't think there is. Shame, as I got this specifically to pair with the Logitech G910 Orion keyboard and it would make so much sense to have them both match their colors together. Minor gripe aside, the mouse responds beautifully. I have it placed on a Logitech 240 Gaming Mouse Pad and it responds with the right amount of drag I need. There is even a preset in the Logitech software for that particular mousepad so it adjusts the DPI instantly - they test these mice on those mousepads (micepads?) and so there's no manual adjustment needed. But speaking of manual adjustment, you can! Just run the software, run your mouse in a figure 8 pattern, and it'll adjust automatically to whatever mousepad you use. Even without that, I have to credit them with a lot of focus placed on the Proteus Core's DPI automatic adjustment. It works well on anything. The Proteus Core also comes with some programmable buttons on the side, which I haven't used yet. I've read that they're useful but are a little oddly placed. I do tend to find myself accidentally clicking one from time to time, hence my hesitation to bind them to a particular function. I'm certain I'll get used to that in time. All in all, this mouse is the BEST mouse I've ever used and is a worthy successor to the Deathadder. It's much more customizeable and responds perfectly to whatever I put it through. Highly recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable, heavy (or light), solid build quality

    Posted
    Brandon
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    Overall a great mouse, my favorite. Logitech did well with this one. It can be either heavy or light, is very comfortable, built well, has a great sensor and awesome software. Also I have never heard or seen a Logitech peripheral fail in the first 5 years of owning one, so expect to keep it for the long hall. The weight is easy to change, a magnetized drawer at the bottom of the mouse holds 5 weights. Not a whole lot to say beyond it works well. The software is easy to use. Something I didn't think about before purchasing is that I switch computers a lot. This mouse has built in memory to keep your settings saved on the go. So all of my macros, DPI settings, and key mapping travel with me! The software once again is the highlight that allows you to this. Also nearly all of the buttons are programmable. Which is neat. Logitech has awesome build quality, and being this a flagship mouse its built very well. It is plastic but feels very nice in the hand, doesn't get grimy easily and has no give. When you squeeze it during frustrating times it won't flex or make noises. Also the cable is extremely durable, once again I move to different computers a lot and wrap the cable up. It is still in really good shape even though I may be a bit hard on it. I play a few different types of games. Anything from MMO's to FPS's. The sensor works well with all for whatever work load I need. For me coming from both the Corsair M90 and the SteelSeries World of Warcraft Legendary Edition it is the most comfortable, longer than those to and more ergonomic. I use either claw grip or palm depending on the game. A sloppy review, but overall an awesome mouse, would HIGHLY recommend. The only gripe I have, which has NOT effected me, is the two clickers next the left clicker (default to change DPI up or down) are easy to hit. But they are loud clicks, so you know when you need to click it back.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing mouse for games

    Posted
    AhbigPu
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    Pros: I love this mouse. I had gone through 7 mice before I finally found this one. It can be held comfotably with any type of grip, palm, claw and finger tip are all great on this. Its most comfotable for claw though. The mouse is very long so that might be weird to some people but the main mouse clicks are very consistent through the whole thing. It has 11 progammable buttons that are very easy to change. All are fairly easy to use too. The software for the mouse is great. Easy to understand and navigate and doesn't slow down performance and use processing power like others do. There are 5 removable weights for the mouse so you can choose the weight you like with it. Cons: I barely have anything bad to say about this mouse. One complaint that a lot of people have is the color of the G logo and the wing on the left side. You can't change that so some people don't like it. The only thing that I personally dislike about this mouse is that the mouse wheel is all metal on the outside. I would rather have it be rubbery. And it feels a little cheap. It has something that I believe is called "infinite scrolling." You press the button under the wheel and it can keep on spinning. Cool when you think about it but you never use it. If Logitech made the mouse wheel rubbery, a little more durable feeling and took out the infinite scrolling it would be perfect. Last thoughts: For the price of the mouse I personally could not find one even on par with it. The shape of the mouse is so comfortable no matter how you hold it. The rubber textured sides feel great and there's no slippage. And the mouse over all just looks really cool. If you want a good mouse that will last a long time then this would be it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great gaming mouse

    Posted
    Tina
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    I've been a long time Logitech mouse user. I've gone through a few of their mice, from the original MX Revolution, to the VX Revolution (the laptop version of the MX), the G700s, and the Performance MX when my MX Revolution finally died. All of the above mice were wireless and the only one that did not require me to plug it in to charge (it used a charging cradle) was the MX Revolution (a missed feature, and one that Logitech unfortunately seems to have moved away). I decided to finally give a wired mouse a shot for gaming and in short: this is a great mouse. It's very customisable, where you can assign keystrokes that the mouse remembers, rather than programming it into the Logitech software on your PC (and multiple profiles if you need that sort of thing). This makes it incredibly versatile, especially if you pair it with a XIM4 to play FPS games on PS4 or Xbox One. The quality is typical Logitech: solid and built to last. There's a bit of light blue paint under the thumb rest that I'm not really a fan of, and I don't particularly care for LEDs on my mice, but that's thankfully an option you can simply turn off (though you cannot change the color itself, it will always be some variety of blue LED). The USB cable is quite long, and is a nice cloth braid. I can't really comment on the DPI as I'm not an enthusiast FPS gamer, but it has a very high DPI and polling rate that I'm given to understand is strongly desired for FPS games. There are even weights you can stuff inside the mouse to suit your preference, though I ended up just cramming all of the weights in - it comes with a small plastic case to put aside unused weights, which is a nice touch. The buttons are also quite useful for bindings and macros, so if you're playing an MMO or RPG with lots of abilities, this mouse would suit your purposes quite well. Overall, I think this is another great mouse from Logitech, and one you don't have to deal with charging

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent RGB tunable mouse

    Posted
    TheGreyCow

    When I began my hunt for new peripherals, I found myself at an impasse. I had previously owned a G710+ keyboard and a Razer Naga MMO mouse. Both were quite good to me and I was torn as to which brand to go with. Ultimately, the G910 Spectrum became my keyboard of choice because of its Romer-G keycaps, which are close in noise to Cherry MX Browns. The Razer Black Widow has the Razer Green keycaps which are closest to Blues. Therefore, I wanted to match my mouse to my keyboard. I fip-flopped between the G402 Hyperion and the G502 Spectrum, finally deciding I wanted an RGB mouse to go with my RGB keyboard. I'm glad I made the choice. Out of the box, the mouse has a great heft to it. It feels solid and well made, even without the optional tuning weights added. I may add them in the future but I think it's working just fine for me as of now. The braided cable is plenty long enough for computers on the floor or up high. The buttons feel crisp and clicky without being overloud, and the default color cycle looks great next to the G910. The only two areas of personal concern are the scroll wheel and the "FPS" button on the side of the mouse. The scroll wheel is awesome in infinite scroll mode, but feels slightly grainy in the regular scroll mode. Not sure if I'm pressing it too hard but I feel like that shouldn't be an issue. The FPS button is also slightly too far forward on the side of the mouse to be comfortable, and this is coming from a 6'5" dude with huge hands. I have to shift my grip slightly forward every time I try and press it. To be honest, I've given up using it and mapped the control to the forward button on the left click area of the mouse. Overall though, these are nitpicky things that don't really affect the total enjoyment of the mouse. I look forward to getting more use out of it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse for FPS games or 3D content creation

    Posted
    Kira
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    This is a great mouse, but one that is rather limiting too. For instance, the default settings for the mouse uses the two pointer finger buttons for increasing and decreasing the DPI of the mouse. It's very easy to touch these buttons instead of actually clicking when playing games like Batman Arkham Knight or Counter Strike. Speaking of Counter Strike and other first person shooters (FPS# games, the sniper button on default settings is rather useless unless you move the mouse a huge distance. This is easily fixed though in the Logitech Gaming Software program that allows you to repurpose all buttons and the set the sniper button to trigger at a higher DPI than it automatically uses by default. The only real issue I have with this other than touching the DPI changing buttons, is that the LED lights are blue... I know this seems petty, but I also have the RGB LED lighted Logitech Orion Spark keyboard and the keyboard is rather nice on breathing mode #but can't match the speed of the breathing of the mouse easily) and the instance you start changing colors on it from the default blue, it throws your desktop off any color schemes you might use because the mouse isn't RGB light capable. Oh and the weights on the mouse are a great help. I prefer a very heavy mouse and this helped me get that feeling. It is good to have the weights in it. But the weights don't come out easily. In fact, I have to pry them out with a screwdriver since they fit so tightly into the mouse. I only wish this mouse had the MMO style buttons on it as well because I love the shape of it. OH. I use this mouse also for my 3D content creation work, and the sniper button comes in handy when you're trying to move things just a few millimeters. Most mice I've used in the past I had to manually adjust the DPI using the DPI buttons, but this I just use the sniper button to get to the lower DPI setting when I need it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent upgrade

    Posted
    Silverwillow
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    I've been using a Logitech G5 for years. Unfortunately, everything wears out eventually (in this case it was the cord fraying from nearly a decade of sliding over the corner of my desk). The fact that it lasted so long was a large part of my preference for Logitech products. However, I was already doubting I'd find something I'd like as much as my G5. I'd tried a couple of my friend's mice and never been tempted to change. Not having a choice, I was happy to see the G502 incorporates everything my old G5 had and improves on it. My favorite feature of both (and the main thing I was looking for in a replacement) was the adjustable weight. This has been improved upon by the ability to place the weights inside off-center in different configurations to alter the mouse's center of gravity, depending on your personal preference. The dpi adjustment is INCREDIBLY flexible with a wide range of adjustment and 5 separate presets, each of which is completely customizable. One thing that almost prevented my purchase was a problem with the display model. It may have just been the one in my Best Buy, but the mouse wheel was completely free-rolling. This would make certain tasks impossible, of course. It turns out that this is indeed a feature, but one that can be turned on and off on-the-fly. The shape is more ergonomic than the G5, as well. Although it took a bit of getting used to, I find that I can use it for much longer periods without discomfort. Oh, and the adjustable color of the indicator lights is just flash, imo, but it's pretty flash and kind of fun to play with. This also has available presets. Overall, yeah, love this mouse and Logitech scores again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another winning gaming mouse from Logitech

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    TheRealRuffy
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    This mouse is just plain excellent. Coming from a G303 Daedalus Apex which is my current favorite mouse (see my review on it's page if you're interested), this is a larger, fuller sized mouse, but is still a little smaller than some full size mice, such as the huge G602 which was definitely too big for my hands. As a full size mouse, it is primarily designed mostly for a palm grip, but I find it works pretty well with a modified claw grip as well. The G502 is a bit on the heavy side for me, even without the optional weights, but then some people like their mice heavy. The sensor is top of the line (the G303 has the same sensor, incidentally), and the software (download from Logitech's website) works well and is pretty easy to use, although some things could be explained better (game profile setup can be a little confusing, for example). But it is nice to have one single application to control all my Logitech accessories (I have a G710+ keyboard as well). I do like the up and down dpi adjustment buttons as opposed to a single or no button, and the dpi shift button on the thumb grip is nice as well. If I can come up with any negatives, I'd say the scroll wheel is a bit clunky- it's metal and very ratchety- it clicks heavily and roughly, although you can press a button to release the ratchet and let it free spin, though it feels less responsive that way. After some time with the G502, I don't think it will replace my G303 as my #1 gaming mouse (again this is a personal preference), as I like smaller, lighter mice, but the G502 is still of superb quality and I'm sure I'll find a use for it even so.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ferrari of Gaming and Productivity! SMOOTH

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    DCinto
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    I preface with saying I spent 2-3 weeks researching gaming/productivity mice with an emphasis on the gaming side. I went in person to best buy 3 different times to feel various models. I am PICKY about mice because I have very wide palms and average/long fingers. Therefore I usually prefer mice that are wider at the base of my palm. The first time I held the G502 at BBuy I dismissed it because it felt too narrow. After 3 months of daily use I can delightfully say that it is extremely ergonomic and your hand molds super well around it. PROS: -Truthfully lightweight (I know its heavier than Deathadder but its still very light without the weights added in) - Very ergonomic and I am SUUUPER picky in this area. Don't judge at first feel if you have larger hands. Spend some time on it in the store and feel it out, it actually relieved much strain (that I didn't know I had) from my previous ergonomic gaming mouse - Very good button placement and all buttons feel very "clicky" and solid - Super smooth "floating" like operation on the mousepad CONS: Only one really - The mouse wheel. It isn't coated in rubber/plastic and can be slippery at times. This can matter in games and sometimes with productivity work although usually can be circumvented. CONCLUSION: Easily, without a doubt, the best mouse I have used. (I have used Razer Deathadder, Corsair Sabre, Corsaire M65, Older G500, Microsoft wireless mouse, Sentey Revolution Pro - all of which were great in their own way). This is the Ferrari of computer mice. After 3 months of consistent use I can say that it is also one of the most comfortable for longer periods of use. ZERO hand strain which is a HUGE achievement for any mouse.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best wired right hand mouse.

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    Giberson
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    The G502 is marketed as a "gaming mouse," but in reality it is the best quality wired mouse I have seen. It is ergonomic (your hand rests at a comfortable pitch instead of flat), works on every surface I have tried (even glossy that confuse other mice), has a great scroll wheel, and includes a bunch of programmable keys that somehow do not get in the way when not being used. I am a lefty, but I still prefer using the G502 even though I have to use my right hand when using it, because Logitech (to my knowledge) does not make a left handed version. The adjustable weights are the key feature. I put them all on because it feels easier to control for me that way, but my wife (who made me get her one as soon as she tried mine), only uses half the weights, which makes it just right for her. Finally, the software works great on my PC (a Surface Book), allows me to set the programmable buttons to any key combination I like, and stores the configuration on the mouse itself, so that the software need not be running to use the mouse with the programmable keys. Hands down, the best mouse I have ever used (and I have been using them since the first Mac). Not the cheapest, but also not the most expensive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An evolution of a tried and true mouse.

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    Praze
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    Any review of the quality and performance of the G502 Proteus Core will apply to this mouse as it is simply the same mouse with no blue plastic and the addition of RGB lighting. I tried other gaming mice at this price point and just couldn't do without the flick-scroll functionality of the Logitech scroll wheel. I'd grown accustomed to my old Logitech G9 and this mouse matches or improves upon every aspect of that mouse. The Logitech Gaming Software, that manages the button, sensitivity, and color profiles, is lightweight and easy to use (only uses about 30KB of memory to run in the background). If you don't care about matching color with your other components or keyboard, then stick with the Proteus Core. Otherwise, I highly recommend this mouse for top-notch performance, comfort, and aesthetics.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best gaming mouse on the market right now

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    nverde
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    Has one of the best gaming grade sensors, multiple programmable buttons, light weight (with all the weights removed of course) and great ergonomics. The cord is quality strength and does not kink. Left and right click feel very nice to press. Subtle RGB lighting, looks professional and not something that is gaudy and obnoxious. This is the predecessor to the "AK-47" of mice, this mice is piratical for all types of gaming. The multi programmable buttons make it perfect for RTS's, MMO's and games like fortnite where you have multiple key bindings certain actions. The keys are layed out in a manner that make it very easy to press and you don't have to think about which button you are pressing like the MMO mice from corsair and razer where there are so many on the side you can't really tell what button you are pressing. I have been using Logitech Gaming mice ever since the G500 came out and their software has drastically improved, especially their game detect system where the profile the mouse will automatically switch to the game when it gets launched. ONLY downside is the scroll wheel is all metal, which mean if you get sweaty fingers during gameplay you might have difficulty scrolling. However with my experience I rarely used the scroll wheel during any of my gameplay.

    I would recommend this to a friend