Logitech has updated its iconic gaming mouse, the G502, with lighter materials and new features while retaining the majority of its design. The new G502 X lineup includes a wired version, a basic wireless version, and another wired option with RGB lighting.
Logitech reduced the weight of the wired mouse to 89 grams by using a thin-walled exoskeleton and a lighter scroll wheel.
It also used an updated version of its proprietary Lightspeed wireless protocol to ensure that its wireless versions respond at a rate that is 68 percent faster than the previous generation’s.
All three models use Lightforce hybrid optical-mechanical switch technology, which combines the crisp tactile clicks of mechanical switches with the ultra low-latency/fast performance of optical switches, according to Logitech.
For maximum speed and accuracy, they also use Logitech’s Hero 25K gaming sensor, the company’s most advanced mouse sensor. They also include a detachable DPI shift button that allows you to program the mouse to move faster or slower.
If you don’t think you need it, you can either reverse the button’s orientation to bring it closer to your thumb or replace it entirely with the included blank cover.
The G502 X Plus wireless variant has all of the features of the other models, but it also has a flowing 8-LED lighting strip that you can customize with effects and personalization’s via the G Hub software.
While it will most likely consume more battery than its less flashy wireless sibling, it does have a play detection feature that turns off the lighting when your hand covers it to save power.
The new G502 X models in black and white are now available for pre-order on the Logitech G website, and will be available through retailers such as Amazon later this month.
The wired G502 X mouse (Amazon) costs $80, the G502 X Lightspeed wireless mouse (Amazon) costs $140, and the G502 X Plus wireless mouse (Amazon) costs $160.