The Logitech G502X Plus Logitech G502 Lightspeed, started over three years ago (May 2019). The G502 X Plus retains for the most part the shape of its predecessor (a long, contoured ergonomic body with U-shaped thumb rests), but it’s been moderately redesigned, and his previous Less aggressive and angular than the G502 mouse.
It also features Logitech’s latest Hero 25K sensor, brand new “Lightforce” hybrid optical-mechanical switches, and a very attractive 8-zone RGB light strip, which frankly might be worth the price tag alone. No (just kidding). … a kind of).
At $159.99, the G502 X Plus is very expensive. best gaming mouseyou will see it teeth It’s priced similarly to top-of-the-line flagship mice from other brands. If the G502 X Plus’ lighting doesn’t surprise you, you can save $20 on the G502 X Lightspeed ($139.99). If you don’t mind being tethered, there’s also the wired G502 X ($79.99).
|sensor model||Logitech Hero 25K|
|Maximum speed (IPS)||400|
|connectivity||2.4GHz wireless, wired (USB-C)|
|Dimensions (length x width x height)||5.17 x 3.12 x 1.62 inch/|
|Weight (excluding cables)||3.74oz / 106g|
|Manufacturer’s suggested retail price||$159.99|
|Price at the time of examination||$159.99|
G502 X Plus Design and Comfort
The Logitech G502 X Plus is a right-handed wireless gaming mouse with 13 programmable controls, a dual-mode scroll wheel, and stunning RGB lighting with 8 LED zones.
It has a matte black body with glossy accents and grippy rubberized material on each side. A bright and attractive RGB light strip flows over the palm rest. I don’t usually pay much attention to his RGB lighting on the mouse, but the lighting on the G502 X Plus is fantastic. The mouse comes with a flowing pink and blue preset called “Pulsar Point,” which you can use Logitech’s G Hub software to adjust brightness, set colors, and create custom animations and patterns. You can create
If you’re not as obsessed with the G502 X Plus lighting as I am, you can save $20 by getting the G502 X Lightspeed (which is the same as the Plus minus the RGB).
The G502 X Plus is 5.17 inches (131.4 mm) long, 3.12 inches (79.2 mm) wide and 1.62 inches (41.1 mm) high. It’s slightly larger than the G502 Lightspeed (5.20 x 2.95 x 1.57 inches/132 x 75 x 40mm), but not by much. At 3.74 ounces (106g), the G502 X Plus isn’t light by any means, but it’s not terribly heavy either. This puts the G502 X Plus right in the middle (heavier side of the middle) and Logitech decided to ditch this latest generation adjustable weight system (previously seen in his G502 mouse).
The G502 X Plus has 13 programmable controls, including a 4-way scroll wheel (up, down, left, right, and click).
On the side of the mouse are two thumb buttons and a “sniper” button, set to temporarily reduce the DPI to 800 when pressed. (The idea here is that gamers can use this button to line up an accurate headshot, hence the “sniper.”) The sniper button extends toward the thumb rest, so you can accidentally It’s easy to press, but it’s attached to the mouse with magnets. You can flip it so it’s away from your thumb instead of toward it (still easy to press, but not easy to accidentally press).
If you want to remove it completely, Logitech also includes a cover that you can use to hide it (visually anyway). It’s also programmable if you don’t want it as a sniper button. In the box: 2.4 GHz wireless USB-A dongle, 6.2 ft (1.9 m) USB-C to USB-A cable, and USB extender.
The top of the mouse has left click, right click, and a four-way scroll wheel. There are also two accessory buttons next to the left-click button. These increase or decrease DPI by default (but are programmable). Below the scroll wheel are two buttons. The button furthest from the scroll wheel swaps profiles and is programmable, but the button closest to the scroll wheel is actually a switch, not a button, and not programmable.
This switch allows you to toggle between two scroll wheel modes: notch/tactile and free scroll. While I like this as a feature, especially as a hardware feature (as opposed to Razer’s software-dependent dual-mode scroll wheel on the Basilisk V3 Pro), I didn’t like this scroll wheel. The haptic mode is a little too stiff—my fingers don’t need any training—and is surprisingly loud.
However, the free scroll mode was a little too smooth and kept jerking backwards at the end of scrolling. I didn’t have the same issue with the customizable scroll wheel on the Razer Naga V2 Pro or the dual-mode scroll wheel on the Basilisk V3 Pro. .
The bottom of the mouse has a power switch and removable magnetic puck, behind which is a storage compartment for the mouse’s 2.4GHz wireless dongle. The G502 X Plus is compatible with Logitech’s Powerplay wireless charging mouse pad and comes with a wireless charging puck instead of a magnetic puck.
Performance of the G502 X Plus
The G502 X Plus is equipped with Logitech’s Hero 25K sensor, with a maximum DPI of 25,600, a maximum speed of 400IPS, and a maximum acceleration of 40g. Logitech’s new “Lightforce” optical-mechanical switches — hybrid switches designed to have the speed and durability of optical switches with the tactile feel and feel of mechanical switches. I’ve had this mouse for a long time and can’t speak to the durability of the switches, but the switches feel very good, they have a consistent premium click feel and I haven’t had any double click issues like Omron’s yet. Hmm.
The G502 X Plus performed solidly in a variety of games thanks to its low-latency 2.4GHz wireless connection and smooth PTFE feet and quick, tactile switches. As I said, this is not a lightweight mouse (although it is slightly lighter than the similarly sized Basilisk V3 Pro). The G502 X Plus is also a very large mouse. The size alone suggests that this mouse is made for palm grippers looking for ergonomics and comfort.
Size and weight aside, the responsiveness and reliability of the G502 X Plus make it the perfect gaming mouse for a wide variety of games. With 5 auxiliary side buttons and a 4-way scroll wheel, plus a second layer of programmability with Logitech G-Shift, it has enough programmable controls to be a decent MMO/MOBA mouse. This is a good option for gamers who play a wide variety of games (and/or those who don’t like mice with 20+ buttons).
G502 X Plus features and software
The G502 X Plus works well out of the box, but if you want to program controls, customize lighting, and manually adjust and set DPI steps, install Logitech’s G Hub gaming peripheral software is needed.
I’m not the biggest fan of G Hub. It has a sleek interface, but it unnecessarily complicates tasks like programming buttons. I also continue to suffer from the incredibly frustrating (and easily fixable! Beware Logitech!) flaw of only being able to program the 2nd layer “G-Shift” controls during G-Shift. increase. Luckily, the G502 X Plus has onboard memory that can store up to five profiles, so you can get rid of the G Hub once you’ve made your tweaks.
The mouse’s pretty RGB light strip can also be customized with G Hub. You can choose one of Logitech’s animation presets for the entire strip, or program the 8 RGB zones individually with static colors. Logitech also includes tools for creating custom animations, but they are cumbersome to use. If you have other RGB-equipped Logitech peripherals, you can choose to sync the lighting scheme across all of them.
G502 X Plus wireless experience and battery life
Unfortunately, the G502 X Plus’s super-clean lighting comes at a cost. With the lights off, Logitech rates his G502 X Plus’ battery life at 130 hours. It also excels as a premium gaming mouse. By comparison, the Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro doesn’t even have lighting as an option, and you get up to 90 hours of battery life.
But with the G502 X Plus’ lights on, the battery life is just 37 hours, which isn’t all that impressive. The Roccat Kone XP Air can last 100 hours with the lights on (basically a mouse disco). These estimates are for 2.4GHz wireless, as the G502 X Plus has no Bluetooth.
The G502 X Plus is a great update to Logitech’s G502 line. It features an attractive redesign, an upgraded sensor, and new (hopefully durable) opto-mechanical switches. But it’s still his G502 mouse you know and love.Of course, otherwise already We love the G502 series, but the G502 X Plus won’t change you. It may be prettier than its predecessor, but it has the same general form factor (save for the adjustable weight system), and that form factor is significantly larger. I have medium sized hands and relatively long fingers. The G502 X Plus is a little too big for my comfort.
The G502 X Plus is an extremely versatile gaming mouse that is useful for a variety of games as well as non-gaming tasks. If gaming tends to extremes, the G502 X Plus sits somewhere in between. It’s not lightweight, nor does it have buttons all over the side panel. Esports players looking for a mouse that feels like air Razer DeathAdder V3 ProMMO/MOBA players will probably miss the multi-button side panel. Razer Naga V2 Pro — but on either side, the G502 X Plus remains a pretty good replacement.
And while the G502 X Plus’s lighting isn’t exactly worth $159.99, it’s worth paying the extra $20 over the non-RGB G502 X Lightspeed if you want a little extra light show on your desk. There is no doubt that there is