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Logitech G502 X – the best just levelled up

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Anyone who knows anything about PC gaming will no doubt have heard of the Logitech G502. This legendary gaming mouse has long been a go-to for any player of first-person shooters, due to its ergonomic design and impeccable responsiveness.

Whether clicking heads in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive or sniping your foes in Overwatch, the G502 was a staple for gamers everywhere. The mouse was also perfect for MOBA or MMO players, with tons of extra buttons that could be mapped to certain spells or abilities for easy access.

Now, Logitech is building on the legacy of the G502 with an all-new series – the Logitech G502 X. This new iteration of the iconic mouse is available in three SKUs – the G502 X, G502 X LIGHTSPEED, and the G502 X Plus – all offering superior gaming experiences for different kinds of users. If you’ve been waiting for an excuse to upgrade your mouse, the time has come. So without further ado, let’s take a look at what the Logitech G502 X line can do.

Classic design

The first thing you’ll notice about the G502 X is that it sports the same basic design that made the original G502 a favourite among gamers. The comfy thumb rest is back, as are the unobtrusive extra buttons on the mouse’s left side. This ergonomic design is a huge boon for long gaming sessions. Forgot fatigue, cramp, and discomfort – this mouse is designed to go the distance.

Logitech G has fully entered the wireless era, and two of the new G502 X models are proudly cable-free. Worried about latency? Don’t be – the G502 X LIGHTSPEED and G502 X Plus are outfitted with Logitech’s updated LIGHTSPEED wireless protocol, which represents a 68% improvement over the previous generation (which was already pretty darn fast!).

Returning from previous models is the Lightsync RGB lighting, which now runs through the mouse on the G502 X Plus, adding even more light and colour to your gaming sessions. Sync up your Lightsync profile with your games to enjoy reactive lighting that changes along with your gameplay. Lightsync can also react to videos and music, or simply be set to a colour scheme of your choice. Choose from classic black or ice-white models to fit your gaming setup aesthetic.

Under the hood

So, we’ve established that the Logitech G502 X is a looker, but what about the internals? The innards are what sets Logitech’s products apart from the competition, so let’s take a look at what’s going on under the hood.

We know that you FPS players are all about the switches, so we’re happy to report that the G502 X features industry-leading Lightforce switches – an ultra-effective hybrid of optical and mechanical switches, which eliminates all but the tiniest delay from click to action. Speed and reliability are achieved through optical actuation, while mechanical actuation maintains the crisp, tactile feedback that makes every kill feel all the more satisfying. You could say that the Logitech G502 X embodies the best of both worlds with this innovative combination.

The sensor that reads your movements is the HERO 25K Sensor. This highly advanced sensor offers a maximum DPI of 25,600, meaning you lick off those headshots even faster – if you can handle the speed. With 400+ IPS maximum tracking speed and 10 times power efficiency over previous models, the HERO 25K Sensor sets the standard for gaming mice. Pair this with the mouse’s PTFE feet for minimised friction, and you’ve got one of the smoothest experiences on the market.

 

When it comes to wireless mice, the battery is always a chief concern. But worry not, the G502 X line is equipped with an optimised battery that offers up to 120 hours of gameplay, meaning you’ll never have to worry about losing connection during a crucial match. The mouse comes with Powerplay wireless charging technology – pair with a Logitech wireless charging mousemat, and the device will charge during use or rest, ensuring you’re never without power.

Bells and whistles

That’s an exhaustive feature list, to say the least, but we’re not done yet. The Logitech G502 X series comes with an extensive suite of extra features that add even more convenience to your gaming sessions. For starters, there’s the adjustable DPI-shift button, allowing you to find the right configuration for your grip and style. You can remove and reverse it to bring it closer to your thumb, or replace it with the included blank cover if you don’t need it.

The famous dual-mode scroll wheel also makes a return, allowing you to spin the wheel freely in hyperfast mode. Switch to the ratcheted mode for more precise scrolling or tilt left and right for two additional, fully programmable controls.

The only question left is which mouse is right for you. Want to stick with the tried-and-true favourite? Pick up the wired G502 X, corded with impressive weight reduction down to 89 grams. Want to go wireless? Utilise the updated LIGHTSPEED protocol with the G502 X LIGHTSPEED. If you want the premium gaming mouse, then the G502 X Plus is for you. Equipped with LIGHTSPEED wireless tech, enhanced RGB lighting, and active play detection, this is the ultimate Logitech gaming mouse. Head over to Logitech’s official website to view the full range and choose which model is the best fit for you.

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