Sunday, September 2nd 2018

Logitech G502 Gaming Mouse Gets an Upgrade

Logitech G, a brand of Logitech, today announced the Logitech G502 HERO Gaming Mouse, an upgraded version of the iconic Logitech G502 Gaming Mouse. Retaining the same iconic shape as the original, the new mouse has been updated with the latest technologies, including Logitech G's next-generation HERO (High Efficiency Rated Optical) 16K sensor, the highest performance and most accurate sensor available today. Coupled with Logitech G's exclusive LIGHTSYNC RGB technology, 11 programmable buttons, five optional weights and braided cable, the world's best-selling gaming mouse just got even better.

"The original G502 is a fan favorite, but we've developed some incredible sensor technology since it first launched," said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of Logitech Gaming. "Adding HERO 16K to G502 makes it even more awesome, and we think people are going to love it."
The ultimate sensor for speed, accuracy and responsiveness, the Logitech G502 HERO boasts Logitech G's industry-leading HERO 16K sensor, the highest performing and most efficient gaming sensor Logitech has ever made. Featuring an all-new lens and updated tracking algorithm to deliver ultra-precise tracking with no acceleration, smoothing or filtering over the entire DPI range, Logitech G's revolutionary HERO 16K sensor is capable of exceeding 400 IPS and delivering 16,000 DPI tracking with pixel-precise accuracy.

Each aspect of the Logitech G502 HERO was built to adjust to different styles of gameplay. The mouse has 11 buttons, programmable through Logitech Gaming Software (LGS), to customize commands and macros, adjustable weight system with five 3.6g weights and a dual-mode hyper scroll. Lighting can be personalized across approximately 16.8 million colors using Logitech G's LIGHTSYNC RGB technology. Onboard memory stores up to five profiles, so you can take your customized settings with you.

With the same iconic design as the original, the Logitech G502 HERO is the ultimate in comfort, with textured rubber side button grips and an updated braided cable for optimal feel and performance through long gaming sessions. The mouse's upgraded mechanical switch, developed in partnership with Omron, delivers extreme performance and a 50M click durability. The overall weight of the Logitech G502 HERO, and the mouse's center of balance can be adjusted based on the placement of the adjustable weights.

Pricing and Availability
The Logitech G502 HERO Gaming Mouse, available in black, is expected to be available at global retailers in October 2018 for a suggested retail price of $79.99.

For more information, visit the product page.
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16 Comments on Logitech G502 Gaming Mouse Gets an Upgrade

#1
Upgrayedd
Braided cable blows.
I had a braided mouse once, I hated how stiff the braided wire was, it tries to influence mouse movements cause its so stiff.
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#2
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Clicks feel so mushy now with their mice. I liked the crisp feeling of the mx510/518 of theirs, and the Roccat Kone XTD. G5 suffered in switch quality too...
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#3
ZeDestructor
"Upgrayedd said:
Braided cable blows.
I had a braided mouse once, I hated how stiff the braided wire was, it tries to influence mouse movements cause its so stiff.
FWIW, I found the braided cable in my G502 a lot less stiff than the one in my old G500. It does tend to like remembering it's old curves though, so getting it straight is near-impossible.
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#4
TheLostSwede
This shape sucks compared to the older G500(s)/G5. I hope Logitech comes to their senses and brings back that design, without messing around with it.
Also, please stop adding rubber to mice. If you live somewhere humid, it turns to sticky mush after a couple of years.
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#5
RejZoR
@TheLostSwede Rubber is fine if it's actual piece of high quality material. What they use is this sprayed on rubber which always turns into a goo after a while and in presence of hand sweat (had Nokia with this thing, sister had one too and my 2in1 vacuum clear too and they all got sticky mess). I had a different problem on original G502 and it was a scroll wheel. New is gunmetal painted with something and when that wears off, the thing just starts corroding and oxidizing and in the end it looks like there are salt crystals on the mouse wheel. And then dirt got stuck into it and it just looked nasty. I don't know what material it was, it should have been stainless steel, but it wasn't.

Also, I don't get it why no one lifts the mouse belly higher. This is like the 5th mouse where its underside is dragging on the surface of the mat and I get this stupid grinding and I can feel the resistance by the textured underside. I know partial fault goes to Goliathus mousepad which is cloth over silicone surface which becomes slightly wavy over time, but it's just annoying as hell and could easily be solved by raising the mouse bottom from the mat by using thicker gliding pads. But they all drop them stupid low because sensors only work a certain distance. So I have to change perfectly nice mats because of this crap. And I don't want aluminium or whatever mats because hard surface just doesn't feel right for me. It glades the best on cloth, when it's not dragging its belly on it...
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#6
ZeDestructor
"TheLostSwede said:
This shape sucks compared to the older G500(s)/G5. I hope Logitech comes to their senses and brings back that design, without messing around with it.
Also, please stop adding rubber to mice. If you live somewhere humid, it turns to sticky mush after a couple of years.
It only really looks different with all the edges and triangles. in terms of actual in-hand feel, I find them (G500 and G502 RGB) near-identical. Now, my G700s on the other hand.. oh how I wish they'd fit a modern sensor in that body....
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#7
TheLostSwede
"RejZoR said:
@TheLostSwede Rubber is fine if it's actual piece of high quality material. What they use is this sprayed on rubber which always turns into a goo after a while and in presence of hand sweat (had Nokia with this thing, sister had one too and my 2in1 vacuum clear too and they all got sticky mess). I had a different problem on original G502 and it was a scroll wheel. New is gunmetal painted with something and when that wears off, the thing just starts corroding and oxidizing and in the end it looks like there are salt crystals on the mouse wheel. And then dirt got stuck into it and it just looked nasty. I don't know what material it was, it should have been stainless steel, but it wasn't.

Also, I don't get it why no one lifts the mouse belly higher. This is like the 5th mouse where its underside is dragging on the surface of the mat and I get this stupid grinding and I can feel the resistance by the textured underside. I know partial fault goes to Goliathus mousepad which is cloth over silicone surface which becomes slightly wavy over time, but it's just annoying as hell and could easily be solved by raising the mouse bottom from the mat by using thicker gliding pads. But they all drop them stupid low because sensors only work a certain distance. So I have to change perfectly nice mats because of this crap. And I don't want aluminium or whatever mats because hard surface just doesn't feel right for me. It glades the best on cloth, when it's not dragging its belly on it...
Yeah, I've had those issues as well, with various things. I dunno what that crap "metal" is that grows the white crystals, as it almost looks like when a battery leaks.

Logitech has always used very thin gliders that seems to scratch easily on cloth covered pads. It also doesn't help that they stick buttons and weight "containers" at the bottom that seem to further catch on things. I thought the sensor distance had been much improved in more recent sensors, no?

"ZeDestructor said:
It only really looks different with all the edges and triangles. in terms of actual in-hand feel, I find them (G500 and G502 RGB) near-identical. Now, my G700s on the other hand.. oh how I wish they'd fit a modern sensor in that body....
Well, I'd be happy with a G700s as well. Mine stopped working, got a G900 as a replacement, which I loathe. It gives me RSI after an hour of use.
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#8
ZeDestructor
"TheLostSwede said:
Well, I'd be happy with a G700s as well. Mine stopped working, got a G900 as a replacement, which I loathe. It gives me RSI after an hour of use.
I tried the G900 at PAX. wasn't a fan either. The G703 had potential... and then they took my hyperscroll away, so that's not viable.. :(
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#9
RejZoR
@TheLostSwede
Know of any mouse that has really thick gliding pads? Or the bottom hollowed out so it has the lowest possible chance of dragging its belly on the mouse mat?
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#10
TheLostSwede
"ZeDestructor said:
I tried the G900 at PAX. wasn't a fan either. The G703 had potential... and then they took my hyperscroll away, so that's not viable.. :(
Yeah, one of the main reasons I stick with Logitech is the hyperscroll, one of the best things they've come up with.

"RejZoR said:
@TheLostSwede
Know of any mouse that has really thick gliding pads? Or the bottom hollowed out so it has the lowest possible chance of dragging its belly on the mouse mat?
Corsair seems to have slightly thicker pads, at least compared to Logitech. Not a huge fan of their mice though, too gimmicky, which is where Logitech has also headed.
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#11
Vayra86
Weird I don't have any of those gripes you speak of with my G502. One of the nicest mice I've had so far.

The shape is perfect and a very successful mix of design/aesthetics and ergonomics, button placement similar. But you need to have pretty big hands to really have good grip on it. It's big. As for the lift-off distance... it should be as low as possible, so you can lift the mouse and not have unwanted movement. Sensors improved that way, not in reverse by supporting higher lift off distances. That'd be silly. Speaking of sensors I don't see how they'd need to improve on the one it had.

The braided cable on the G502 isn't that stiff but yes, if you bend it, it will keep the bend. If there is one gripe I have with this mouse, its the weight. Its really heavy... fine for a palm grip, but otherwise..
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#12
InVasMani
"TheLostSwede said:
Yeah, one of the main reasons I stick with Logitech is the hyperscroll, one of the best things they've come up with.
The old school Microsoft Intellimouse was actually easy to mod the scroll wheel on to work just like a hyperscroll one. I remember taking mine apart to take out a weight that they put inside the casing to make it lighter and kinda accidentally did it to the scroll wheel and liked it and kept it that way. It was great for that original counter strike HL mod.
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#13
ZeDestructor
"Vayra86 said:
Weird I don't have any of those gripes you speak of with my G502. One of the nicest mice I've had so far.

The shape is perfect and a very successful mix of design/aesthetics and ergonomics, button placement similar. But you need to have pretty big hands to really have good grip on it. It's big. As for the lift-off distance... it should be as low as possible, so you can lift the mouse and not have unwanted movement. Sensors improved that way, not in reverse by supporting higher lift off distances. That'd be silly. Speaking of sensors I don't see how they'd need to improve on the one it had.

The braided cable on the G502 isn't that stiff but yes, if you bend it, it will keep the bend. If there is one gripe I have with this mouse, its the weight. Its really heavy... fine for a palm grip, but otherwise..
I'm kind of the opposite - I want even more weight in my mouse! And I personally find the G502 a tad small next to my G700s. Really wish it had a higher hump...

"InVasMani said:
The old school Microsoft Intellimouse was actually easy to mod the scroll wheel on to work just like a hyperscroll one. I remember taking mine apart to take out a weight that they put inside the casing to make it lighter and kinda accidentally did it to the scroll wheel and liked it and kept it that way. It was great for that original counter strike HL mod.
The real joy of hyperscroll is that you can switch between ratcheting mode and freewheel mode (be it automatic like the MX master, or via a manual gearbox like the G502), not just that you can freewheel. So in most games and general use, you use it in the clicky ratcheting mode, and when you feel the need to really fly through some scrolling, you just unlatch the ratchet and freewheel.
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#14
psyko12
My only gripe with my G502 is the rubber thing that they used, it's cracked up and falling apart.
Anyone here know how to clean it off? Was thinking of scraping it with a plastic card.
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#15
yotano211
I am happy with my logitech m705 mouse.
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#16
TheTechGuy1337
I love my g600, but I macro most of my games and programs. It can be a bit overkill for most people though. So many buttons!!!!!
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