Logitech G502 Hero Mouse Review
If there has ever been a unanimous mass consensus among gamers about the best mouse, it’s probably only Logitech’s G502. It’s fast, accurate, and fits comfortably in anyone’s hands. For the new Heroes edition, Logitech has tried to safeguard everything gamers love about the original G502 while improving switches. The Sensors and onboard memory to compete better among today’s top-of-the-line gaming mouse plants.
Logitech hasn’t changed much in design with Hero, and for those who know and love the G502, it’s a good thing. We don’t like the look of a very sharp “gamer” angle. We can overcome some of the aesthetic decisions that questioned when the Hero feels this well in our hands. We used it daily for several days, and We never felt struggled to get a good grip or experienced the slightest wrist pain.
The G502 body is made of plastic, with a soft matte finish. Its curved shape is large enough to accommodate even the most gigantic hand while still having a breathing room. And so that your fingers don’t jostle together. The bottom of the mouse is tapered and rounded, giving an ergonomic curve that is perfect for handgrip users. The rest of the thumb is placed correctly, allowing your thumb to sit naturally in the inner groove. The grips on both thumbs and sides are made of a textured rubber, which increases the grip without feeling irritated. The only attack on Hero is that it’s not ideal for claw and tip users. Some buttons, especially the front-most thumb button, are hard to reach when using the handle.
Feel the weight
The Hero weighs 121g, bulky enough for a gaming mouse. However, its weight did not prevent movement, and We only really felt it when lifting the Hero from our desk. For those who want an even fatter mouse. The Hero also comes with adjustable weights that are easily installed at the bottom of the mouse.
Adjustable weights are the best way to make your mouse feel what you want, and Logitech has included several different weights with Hero. Weights can even be positioned individually towards the front or back of the mouse for further level adjustments. Overall, you can add 18g to Hero, and add to 139g if you are looking for a more substantial movement experience.
Performance and Features
Internally, Hero is G502 on steroids. It has a newer Omron switch that rated for 50 million clicks, in contrast to switches that measured at 20 million G502 clicks. They are responsive and light to touch and must keep Heroes running for years. The Hero Sensor is called, quite rightly, Hero. Logitech developed this sensor at home to be similar to the PWM3366 sensor used in the original G502. The most significant difference is that the Hero sensor supports up to 16,000 DPI – an increase from the 1250 DPI “slight” G502 limit. You might not need to raise the DPI that high, except in rare cases where you need ultra-precision movements like sniper battles, but it’s good to have a choice.
No matter the DPI, the Hero sensor is an animal. Mouse movements are fast and accurate, without real leveling or acceleration. If there is a downside, it doesn’t feel like an improvement from the G502 – swapping between the two mice feels the same in the game. That may be a cry for the quality of the original sensor more than criticism of the latest version of Hero.
The G502 boasts a dual-mode scroll wheel, allowing you to switch between notched and smooth scrolls. It’s a fantastic feature, and We like it back in Heroes. Notched is always great for FPS games where you want to change weapons quickly and precisely, while a smooth scroll is excellent for browsing the web and navigating long documents. Having these options on the same mouse is the best of both worlds. Who says you can’t have it all?
The Heroes We Deserve
Logitech G502 Hero is an excellent mouse, but Logitech might play it too safe – it’s just that there is no significant improvement from the G502. But for those in the market for the latest and greatest gaming mouse, Heroes will make you realize why many gamers fall in love with Logitech’s G502.
Logitech G502 Hero Mouse Specification
|Connection Type||USB (corded)|
|USB Protocol||USB 2.0|
|DPI (Min/Max)||Software adjustable, Hardware adjustable, Min: 100 / Max 16000|
|USB Report Rate||1000 Hz (1 ms)|
|Sensor||Optical, Visible light: No|
|Max acceleration||> 40 G2|
|Max tracking speed||> 400 IPS2|
|Onboard Memory||3 hardware memory profiles|
|RGB Lighting||G Logo: Selectable color|
|Indicator Lights (LED)||
|Cable Length||6 feet or 1.83 meters|
|Durability: Main Buttons||20 million clicks|
|Durability: Max. Distance||over 250 km|
|Mouse||131 mm (5.17 inches)||75 mm (2.96 inches)||41 mm (1.62 inches)||121 g (4.3 ounces) (without cable)
161 g (5.7 ounces) (with cable)
Logitech G502 Hero Mouse Manuals
Logitech G502 Hero Mouse Software
|Logitech G HUB
Logitech Gaming Software (64-Bit)
Logitech Gaming Software (32-Bit)
Logitech G HUB (Mac)