Wednesday, May 8th 2019

Logitech launches the G502 Lightspeed Mouse, Bringing Wireless to the Family

Logitech has announced an upgraded, improved model of their legendary G502 mouse, in a Lightspeed edition. Ignoring the quantum implications of having a mouse that moves at lightspeed on your palm, the new, updated G502 features Logitech's Latest, in-house Hero 16K sensor: up to 16,000 DPI processed by a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M-based SoC. Logitech says their wireless performance in their proprietary Lightspeed technology is comparable to that of a wired solution, offering 1 ms lag through special, purpose-designed features of the mouse.

Magnetic charging technology available in Logitech's mouse mats mean you'll never be out of juice, with the G502's battery supporting 800 charge cycles before degradation starts to set in. 11 programmable buttons, adjustable weight (starting at 114g up to 130g) and quality of life additions to the mouse's structure, such as rubberized compounds and the G502 Lightspeed's RGB lighting bring this particular rodent up to a $149 pricing.
Sources: Logitech, via AnandTech
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25 Comments on Logitech launches the G502 Lightspeed Mouse, Bringing Wireless to the Family

#1
trparky
$150? They're crazy! No way would I pay that much for a mouse, $50 tops.
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#2
BumbleBee
why does a mouse need an ARM processor? $150 is a lot for a mouse.
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#3
yakk
After paying $500+ for an elite CPU, $1,000+ for an elite GPU, $150 for an elite mouse doesn't seem unreasonable. Elite ain't free ...else it ain't Elite.

People buying stuff like this is how companies can post record profits.
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#4
kastriot
Well i have 2 G502 still working strong after 5 years and don't need nothing more but this version is little bit expensive for 99$ it would me more appropriate.
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#5
Juventas
Yesterday I was mouse shopping, and thought, "I wish there was a larger, right-handed version of the G Pro Wireless." The next day, here it is!
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#6
ZeroFM
114g of plastic 150$ ... No no no
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#7
CrAsHnBuRnXp
Ill stick with the tried and true G602. Yet to see anything wireless match or beat it.
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#8
Dammeron
CrAsHnBuRnXp, post: 4044296, member: 44048"
Ill stick with the tried and true G602. Yet to see anything wireless match or beat it.
If not for the lack of 2-speed scroll, I'd also go for G602. But here I am stuck with G700s (hate it for those 4 thumb buttons being too close to each other and how their click feels), that works less than 2 days without charging.
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#9
dirtyferret
I love my G502 but not enough to pay $100 more for it just to make it wireless
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#10
oblivionlord
CrAsHnBuRnXp, post: 4044296, member: 44048"
Ill stick with the tried and true G602. Yet to see anything wireless match or beat it.
Its more like you are just comfortable with the shape of the g602 over other mice in the same grade. The g602 uses a Avago AM010 sensor which is just as good as the original g502 3360 sensor. The newer g502 uses the Hero sensor which just allows it to exceed 2000dpi without noticable smoothing whereas the 3360 and AM010 both have noticable smoothing beyond 2000dpi. So if you aren't using a higher dpi than 2000 then performance is the same.
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CrAsHnBuRnXp
oblivionlord, post: 4044319, member: 44791"
Its more like you are just comfortable with the shape of the g602 over other mice in the same grade. The g602 uses a Avago AM010 sensor which is just as good as the original g502 3360 sensor. The newer g502 uses the Hero sensor which just allows it to exceed 2000dpi without noticable smoothing whereas the 3360 and AM010 both have noticable smoothing beyond 2000dpi. So if you aren't using a higher dpi than 2000 then performance is the same.
It has nothing to do with the shape. The g602's battery last for months on end before I have to change it. And I never turn it off. The last time I changed the batteries in my 602 was on Valentine's day.
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#12
MrAMD
CrAsHnBuRnXp, post: 4044296, member: 44048"
Ill stick with the tried and true G602. Yet to see anything wireless match or beat it.
G903 says hi. :rolleyes:
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#13
CrAsHnBuRnXp
MrAMD, post: 4044427, member: 168611"
G903 says hi. :rolleyes:
It has a wire to recharge. How long does the battery last on a single charge?
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#14
TheLostSwede
BumbleBee, post: 4044248, member: 67178"
why does a mouse need an ARM processor? $150 is a lot for a mouse.
Many modern mice have that, it's a Cortex-M, i.e. an MCU. It might only be a 30-40MHz part. It most likely handles the wireless communication as well.

Here's hoping they revive the G5/G500 shape, as this thing is just fugly and uncomfortable imho.
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#15
Mussels
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I love my G703 and G903, but them extra buttons...
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#16
MrAMD
CrAsHnBuRnXp, post: 4044429, member: 44048"
It has a wire to recharge. How long does the battery last on a single charge?
It uses a wireless charging mouse pad. No recharging ever ;)
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#17
Mussels
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CrAsHnBuRnXp, post: 4044429, member: 44048"
It has a wire to recharge. How long does the battery last on a single charge?
if its like the other mice in the series, about a week with RGB off, 3-4 days with it on
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#18
johnspack
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Oh good lord, a slighty more expensive version of the G900 I just bought.... and it can use a 100+ dollar charging pad too... up here that's like 250can for a darn mouse....
And weird shaped... I'll stick with my G900
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#19
TheLostSwede
johnspack, post: 4044459, member: 43318"
Oh good lord, a slighty more expensive version of the G900 I just bought.... and it can use a 100+ dollar charging pad too... up here that's like 250can for a darn mouse....
And weird shaped... I'll stick with my G900
It's made for cool kids only... Got to be 1337 to game...
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#20
Athlonite
I'll stick to my G502 Proteus Core thanks never had much much luck with wireless and recharging all the time and certainly not going to pay 200+ bucks here for what is basically the same mouse but without a cable
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#21
rere252
Juventas, post: 4044283, member: 137436"
Yesterday I was mouse shopping, and thought, "I wish there was a larger, right-handed version of the G Pro Wireless." The next day, here it is!
The G403 wireless is also worth taking a look.
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#22
Caring1
TheLostSwede, post: 4044474, member: 3382"
It's made for cool kids only... Got to be 1337 to game...
Made for the e-leet players
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#23
vega22
I've been using an old g502 for years. It broke my cycle of a new razor every 18 months.

Feels much better to use than you'd think to look at it. But dam they want how much for it wireless?!?!?
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#24
remixedcat
Not much can beat my G700s. Mine's been thru hell and back. lol. For wired I still do love my G502
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#25
Nelly
TheLostSwede, post: 4044430, member: 3382"
Here's hoping they revive the G5/G500 shape, as this thing is just fugly and uncomfortable imho.
Still using my G500, would love to upgrade with a new version of it. I tried the G502, but could not use it as a palm grip, I've got small hands.
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