You might think the words wireless and gaming mouse don’t belong in the same sentence – I used to be one of those people; however, Logitech has changed my mind with their re-engineered G502 Lightspeed gaming mouse, which, brings great click response rates, amazing accuracy, smooth action and amazing gaming orientated design features.
|Lighting||Full-spectrum, fully-customizable LIGHTSYNC RGB|
|Sensor||25,600 DPI Hero optical|
|Connectivity||Wired & USB lightspeed wireless, Compatible with Powerplay|
|Key features||Ultra-fast scrolling, Powerplay Compatible, RGB Lighting, Onboard Memory|
|Wireless Polling Rate||1000hz (1ms)|
|Dimensions (HxWxD)||132mm x 75mm x 40mm|
|Materials||Mix of hard and soft-touch plastic|
|Price||Check on Amazon|
What is Lightspeed Technology?
Good question! Lightspeed is a new Technology developed by Logitech that claims to provide 1ms response times, top-tier gaming performance and with no wires. Logitech refers to this technology on its information website
LIGHTSPEED is an end-to-end wireless solution that delivers low-latency and reliable performance. Wireless freedom is now a reality for all gamers.
The onboard 32-bit arm processor likely has a bit to do with the price increase over the Hero and the R&D costs associated. They do have a huge list of professional eSports players using their hardware in tournaments, playing for big money, so the question is – Is it worth the extra money?
Optical 25,000 Hero Sensor
The G502 Hero has a DPI of 16,000, the Lightspeed variant offers 25,000 DPI using its HERO 25k Optical Sensor. Feature and functionality wise they are all the same, coming with forward and back buttons for navigating web pages as well a programmable ‘quick aim’ button.
Programmable Macro Butttons
In total, this mouse has 6 programmable buttons if you include the mouse wheel.
In the box
Neatly packed, the Logitech G502 Lightspeed mouse comes with Lightspeed USB Dongle, Charging Cable, 4 x 2g weights, 2 x 4g weights, Documentation.
Out of the box, it is identical to the G502 Hero, which is the wired variant. The mouse is aggressively styled to match a large number of gaming setups.
This is quite a big mouse that will likely feel quite big in a small hand.
This is quite a big mouse that will likely feel quite big in a small hand. Talking of in the hand, this mouse feels ultra-premium, with a mix of hard and soft-touch plastics that are aesthetically pleasing.
Software & Customisation
Logitech’s G Hub is its own proprietary software that controls all of its RBG based hardware. It’s a well thought out, robust solution that has a great user experience. You can choose to customise the colours and effects yourself, or you can use their built-in download centre to find a premade profile to match your gaming needs.
RBG Lighting matches perfectly with other products in the Logitech range.
Its software also provides plenty of performance optimisation options and allows you to control the DPI and the Polling Rate.
I’m a programmer by day, which means I spend a lot of time scrolling up and down through code. I found the mouse’s shape and infinite scrolling feature to be by far it’s best features alongside response times. Being able to whizz through 3000 lines of code in a flick of the wheel is great for my work productivity.
G502 Lightspeed for Gaming
I used the G502 in plenty of games titles from World of Warcraft, Valorant, CS:GO, Dota 2, Starcraft 2 and more. Once you adjust to the size of the mouse in your hand, The accuracy of this mouse is outstanding and the response rates when clicking.
While I felt the marketing was aimed at FPS players, I found this mouse shined in RTS and MMORPG titles because of the extra programmable buttons. Don’t get me wrong, its no Razer Naga but those extra three buttons are great for custom macros and quick to reach spells – highly under-rated.
Logitech G502 Lightspeed Gaming Mouse
- RBG Lighting
- Fast Response Times
- Powerplay compatible
- Perfect for RTS & MMORPG Games
- Little big in your hands
This mouse lives up to its predecessor providing amazing functionality, utility and customisation options to suit any need. This mouse really shines in multimedia, desktop and editing activities.As a result, this has now become the main mouse for our editing and programming system.