Logitech G502 X Plus Mouse Review – A Smooth Gaming Mouse

Critique de la souris Logitech G502 X Plus - Une souris de jeu fluide

Logitech has introduced its latest range of gaming mice. The new Logitech G502 The G502 line was already an icon among competitive gamers, offering the best performance. We received the high-end Logitech G502 X Plus mouse to review.

There are three variants of the G502 X series: the standard G502 The first is a wired gaming mouse, the second being the wireless option. The Logitech G502 X Plus mouse is distinguished from the rest of the range by two elements: wireless and LED lighting.

If you already own a relatively solid gaming mouse, you may be wondering why you need, or want, to upgrade. The G502 X series brings improvements across the board over its predecessors. Here are some of those improvements and my thoughts on why this is one of the best gaming mice.

See also: Logitech launches new G502 X series in three variants

Design and design of the Logitech G502 X Plus mouse

One of the strong points of the Logitech G500 series is its minimalist design. This has been a notable feature of the line since its initial launch in 2014. Now, for the G502 X Plus mouse, Logitech has kept the design in line with previous models.

Although it looks very simple, that's the point. It gets the job done without much effort. The top of the mouse features the conventional two-button approach, which then includes a few additions. Another conventional approach is the scroll wheel, which has been a mouse staple for the past two decades. However, right behind it are two additional buttons. The first is the scroll wheel toggle, which lets you choose between free mode and fixed mode. Behind this button is the DPI switch, which allows you to change the DPI speed of the slider with a single click.

Two other buttons are on the top of the mouse, on the left side. By default, they simply change the LED colors. Clicking the top button moves forward and clicking the bottom button moves backward. However, it is possible to customize them, like all the other buttons on the Logitech G502 X Plus mouse.

Just below these two buttons are, believe it or not, two more buttons. This time, the default settings are for forward and backward when browsing the Internet or using File Explorer. The last button, however, is quite unique. This is the G-Shift button, which is hot-swappable. It allows you to take it out and put it back in place using a magnetic clip. What it does, essentially, is extend the distance of the button from narrow to wide. So if you have smaller hands, you can keep it in the default position where your thumb can easily click the button. On the other hand, if your hands are larger, you can flip the button and extend the distance to the tip of your thumb, which will make it much more comfortable to use in-game.

Another slight change on the new G502 This may seem trivial to many, but if you need to charge your mouse and have to hunt for an old microUSB cable, it's not always ideal. With most smartphones having switched to Type-C chargers, it is easier to double use the same cables, or even the same charger all the same.

Unfortunately, the Logitech G502 X Plus mouse is not ambidextrous and is best suited to right-handed users. It's not the worst mouse for left-handed people but it's not ideal for your gaming needs.

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Installation and configuration

The Logitech G502 X Plus mouse connects to its source using a USB dongle. This is a fairly standard practice for Logitech's G range, which opts for the use of the more efficient Lightspeed 2.4GHz dongle. Considering the large number of Bluetooth devices that can create interference and affect your speed, it is best to choose a wireless option to replace the wired variant.

If you're not keen on the fully custom option, that's about all you'll need to continue using the G502 X Plus. Just plug it in and go.

However, if you want to customize your overall experience and improve your gaming, we suggest installing Logitech G Hub software. There you can set your DPI values ​​and switch between them on the fly, change the configuration of each button, as well as add shortcuts, keyboard combinations or macros to make it easier for you to use during your gaming session. game.

Even more impressive, users can configure two uses for each of the mouse buttons. To use this feature, press and hold the G-Shift button. You can then press the other buttons to activate their second function. This enhances your gaming experience even more. Once you master this technique, you will be able to click with ease.

Finally, when it comes to G Hub use cases, it can also be used to store up to five profiles and save them to the mouse. This means that depending on the game you are playing, you can change your setup accordingly.

See also: Logitech G Pro

Performance and battery

Logitech G502

The Logitech G502 X Plus mouse stands out in two essential points in terms of performance. The first is the addition of new Lightforce switches. These switches are located under each of the buttons. It is a combination of optical and mechanical switches, allowing you to get the best of both worlds. As a result, button presses are much more precise and the buttons themselves benefit from some longevity.

The second element is the general smoothness of mouse use. This may not seem like a significant technical advancement, but the use of the Hero 25K sensor and low-friction PTFE feet makes the experience very pleasant. Using a gaming mouse pad at my desk feels like sliding a hot knife through butter thanks to its ease of movement.

Battery life is also very impressive. On first use, before I charged the mouse, it worked for about three days before I plugged it in. However, while charging the device, we encountered the expected load shedding after a few minutes and had to disconnect. I forgot to continue the load afterwards, but I still managed to last four days.

When I finally let the mouse fully charge, it took less than an hour. Currently, I am on day six of this charge and counting. It should last between seven and ten days, depending on how often you use the mouse and what purchases you make. Having played a lot of games using the controller over the past few weeks, the mouse was used largely during the workday and therefore tracked a greater number of hours overall.

Please note, all this was done with LED lighting in use. By turning off the LED lighting, you should achieve over 120 hours of continuous use, effectively tripling the battery life. What's great about the G502 Additionally, it can also detect larger movements, like when gaming, and turn off the lights for better latency accuracy.

Having discussed the subject of RGB lighting several times, it is worth examining how it works. The Logitech G502 X Plus mouse has eight lighting points which constitute Lightsync technology. This means that it can create a large number of quality effects. In fact, you can customize each of these points with individual colors and have them each use their own effect. Although not many people can use the option of adding eight different colors at once, it is still an option, which is great.

Unfortunately, the lighting only syncs with other Logitech accessories. Having an ASUS laptop and keyboard, I can only try to align colors and strobe effects, which works to some extent.

Should you buy the Logitech G502 X Plus gaming mouse?

In short, the answer is always yes. The Logitech G502 This means that even if you own the previous G502 series, you will find the experience of the new range all the more impressive. Additionally, the G502 X Plus offers wireless and lighting options, which adds to its overall appeal. For many, Lightsync RGB lighting is a standout feature.

The only real downside to the Logitech G502 X Plus mouse is its $3,000+ price tag, which may put off many casual gamers. However, if you think you're going to spend some time using this mouse for all your gaming needs, you won't be disappointed with your purchase. This is a truly awesome gaming mouse.

Review

Logitech G502

PROS

  • Lightsync RGB lighting
  • Smooth butter movement (Hero 25K sensor and PTFE feet)
  • 13 fully customizable buttons (and added G-Shift key)
  • 5 DPI settings and changing the DPI toggle

CONS

  • A little expensive
  • Powerplay Charging is not yet available in Switzerland
  • Not ambidextrous

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