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Logitech G G502 X Wired Gaming Mouse - LIGHTFORCE hybrid optical-mechanical primary switches, HERO 25K gaming sensor, compatible with PC - macOS/Windows - White

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Thanks to its HERO 25K sensor, the one big thing it inherited from its predecessor, turning is smooth and accurate, regardless of whether you’re playing a slower-paced game like Sable or a fast-paced combat title like Kena: Bridge of Spirits. Secondly, the advertised battery life for the G502 X Plus of 120 hours is only achievable with the RGB switched off, and the RGB is the main feature differentiating the G502 X Plus from the G502 X Lightspeed. With the RGB running, the battery life is reduced dramatically to just 37 hours.

I can't say there's a lot to complain about with this one. I personally regarded the previous model as the perfect mouse, and it's almost a shame to remove the weight it had behind it, though I do admit the ergonomic changes are likely better for my hand. The new ergonomics do have the potential to alienate those with larger hands or who don't enjoy the sideways slant, and the weight reduction has meant RGB likers like me would need to spend substantially more. But FPS players with average sized hands are likely to be over the moon with the G502 X. The G502 X range continues uses the tried and tested Hero Sensor, which was also present in the predecessor. This allows up to 25,000 DPI, which is impressively sensitive, but honestly, lags a little behind competitors like Razer, who have recently released new sensors that reach up to 30,000 DPI with higher acceleration and accuracy. The Logitech G502 X series features three models, the wired G502 X, the G502 X Lightspeed, and the G502 X Plus. The G502 X keeps mostly to the spirit of the original, with an almost identical shape that is moulded to fit the hand just right, including a rubber thumb rest to the side.

A lightweight and ergonomically superior addition to the Logitech G502 gaming mouse lineup.

The thumb button in all its forms is a great addition that gives the G502 X that bit of extra customisability. The sensor is robust and works on most materials I tried it on, including an expensive mousemat, a cheap one, a wooden desk, plastic sheeting, paper, and even glass. For something designed with portability in mind, this is important. Pair that with the fantastic thumb rest, longer buttons and you have yourself a superbly ergonomic mouse that boasts improvements we didn't know we needed from the Logitech G502 line.

All G502 X modes use Lightforce switches, a hybrid optical and mechanical switch that promises to be both reliable, and tactile. These switches have already proven themselves, and they continue to shine in the G502 X range. They are the right combination of heavy and responsive, they feel meaningful to push, but they don’t require a lot of force. They also respond well without giving ghost double presses.

Logitech’s most popular gaming mouse is back and better than ever in the Logitech G502 X Plus

The wired version here is the evident choice for the sensible and frugal among us, and the wire actually doesn't create a detriment to the usability. It's long and flexible enough that it doesn't get in the way, and although it's not braided like some of the previous model's cables, it doesn't snag or curl up. The Logitech G502 X series is an evolution of the cult favourite Logitech G502, their most popular mouse since the first iteration was released in 2014. The major difference comes in the form of the angle of your hand. While my initial qualm was that the lower profile shell meant my wrist was leaning on the desk a lot, my hand has now shifted around to the intended position. I get it now. It's slightly skewed, similarly to those vertical mice that are all the rage at the moment in offices, which gives it superior ergonomics to the simple flat, front facing hand placement of the original design, without it taking an age to adjust.

The scroll wheel was always the main complaint from users of the original G502, as it was heavy and loose. When you fired it with a stream of compressed air (something that became all the rage on Reddit and Youtube in 2018) it would sound like a plane about to take off. The G502X Plus is wireless (as is the Lightspeed model), boasting very little latency and 120 hours of battery life. This sounds great on paper, but there are a few caveats. Firstly, wireless gaming mice these days are generally latency-free as standard, so although the G502 X is relatively latency-free, it doesn’t really do this in a way that greatly surpasses other models.

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