Logitech’s G502 X Plus gaming mouse

What is it?

The Logitech G502 X Plus is a gaming mouse that uses the latest technology to deliver a more responsive experience.

Logitech says its Lightforce switches deliver “ultimate gaming performance with unparalleled speed, precision, and reliability – and incredibly clear actuation feedback.” They enable “reliable optical actuation with extremely low latency, as well as the best properties of mechanics for a crisp, tactile click”.

Its Hero 25K sensor improves tracking capabilities, speed and reliability. The battery has a claimed runtime of 130 hours with constant motion and a runtime of 37 hours with RGB lighting enabled. Like others, the mouse can continue to be used while charging and charges quickly. It is also compatible with Logitech’s Powerplay, a mouse pad for wireless mouse charging.

It weighs 106g, but although it’s a bit heavier than other mice, it glides effortlessly across the mousepad. A dual-mode scroll wheel lets you choose between typical incremental scrolling or a super smooth scrolling option. A detachable DPI toggle button with two placement options appears near the thumb position on the mouse – ideal for quick access to DPI changes during a fast-paced game.

Although “ergonomic” is often used to describe a gaming mouse to emphasize its comfort through design, the G502 X Plus falls perfectly into this category as it offers both fantastic design and pleasant comfort. The mouse’s wireless capability adds a layer of freedom and creates a tangible sense of increased precision.

The mesmerizing 8-zone RGB lighting is not only customizable in terms of colors, brightness, and patterns (presets are available), but the mouse also allows for 13 programmable controls. With Logitech’s G Hub software, up to 5 onboard memory profiles can be customized at will for an outstanding gaming experience. The mouse automatically switches between custom key layouts when you launch different games or applications for which you have set specific key combinations.

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The G502 X Plus gaming mouse is a phenomenal peripheral and should be considered if you are looking to purchase an aesthetic yet competitive gaming mouse.

How much does it cost?

The Logitech G502 X Plus is available in black or white for a suggested retail price of R3,199 ($160 via Logitech’s website, excluding shipping).

Why does it matter?

Gamers generally consider competitive advantage, convenience, and looks when purchasing a peripheral. Logitech’s G502 X Plus meets these gamer needs with its latest technology.

What are its main disadvantages?

For those who don’t care about the outside, RGB lighting would be an unnecessary luxury. Bigger than other gaming mice but still a reasonable size. More expensive than other gaming mice but on par with those with similar high-end features.

What are the biggest pluses?

Comfortable design in structure and feel. Unrestricted movement despite being slightly heavier than other mice (and it’s wireless). Gorgeous appearance enhanced by sleek RGB lighting.