Since its release in 2014, the G502 has steadily developed and won a large audience, especially with the Lightspeed version (wireless) and more accurate sensors. Today, Logitech is completely revamping the range with not one, but three models: the G502 X, G502 X Lightspeed and G502 X Plus.
A revised design
As a result, we found a new, modern design with backlight trenches and many other technological improvements. In fact, the LED strips light up only on the G502 X Plus, the other two not benefiting from this aesthetic addition. This is the only difference between G502 X Lightspeed and G502 X Plus. The G Hub software includes eight customizable backlight zones, as well as a motion sensor to turn off the lights when the mouse is off-hand to save battery – an existing feature. MX mechanical keyboards Where MXKeys of the brand. Autonomy is claimed at 140 hours without lighting and around 37 hours when activated.
Innovative hybrid switches
The G502 X still benefits from the Hero 25K sensor. Lightforce switches, on the other hand, are now hybrids: they offer the same responsiveness as optical switches, while retaining the sensations of mechanical clicks. An interesting new technology on paper, we will not fail to test it. Logitech doesn’t announce a guaranteed lifespan for these switches, but it should be slightly shorter than the optical versions.
Well thought out ergonomics and some technical improvements
Another innovation, the “Sniper” button, which allows you to change the sensitivity on the fly, is modular: it is 180° adjustable, perfectly fitting all body shapes and hand sizes, reaching under the player’s thumb. If necessary, you can remove it and put a cover in its place. The wheel is non-detachable, with a choice of a notch mode and a free mode.
The Lightspeed connection protocol has been updated to provide faster and greatly reduced latency. In fact, since the latency in most gaming mice is low, this element can be difficult to measure and observe. On the other hand, we can now connect two devices to the Lightspeed receiver (for example, a G502 X and the brand’s keyboard), which is expected not to occupy two USB ports on our computer.
The G502 X Lightspeed and X Plus are compatible with Powerplay wireless charging technology, wireless charging embedded in the brand’s mouse pads, meaning you never have to plug in the mouse. Logitech ditched the proprietary cable – different models now connect using a USB-C cable.
Finally, these G502s are lighter than the old generation, but they are not models of lightness: it is 89 g for the G502 X, 102 g for the X Lightspeed and 106 g for the X Plus. Razer Basilisk V3.
All models are available in white and black for €89, €149 and €169 respectively. Tests can be found quickly on our site.