Logitech G G502 X Plus review: The x-factor plus

Logitech G has been making some amazing gaming mice over the years. The top competitive mouse is largely considered the Logitech G Pro. Their 502 line has been a very popular choice as well. My first gaming mouse was actually the Logitech 502 Hero. As a gamer, I was really excited to try out the Logitech G502 X-Plus Wireless gaming mouse. I’ve been using it for a few weeks now, and I have to say that I’m really impressed.

The G502 X Plus keeps things simple; it comes in two different colors, white and black. I have the white version. I love the stark contrast against the all-black mouse pad. Like with anything gaming these days, there is RGB of course. Logitech G calls it LIGHTSYNC technology. Across 8-LEDs, you’ll be able to control approximately 16.8 million colors. To help save battery life, the light will automatically turn off when you are no longer active. The bands of light give it a futuristic look that I love.

Logitech G does introduce something new with the G502 X Plus: Lightforce switches. LIGHTFORCE technology is a hybrid optical-mechanical switch that combines the speed of optical and the feel of mechanical to create a gaming mouse experience with top-tier speed, precision, and reliability. The optical click detection uses the speed of light for a virtually instant reaction time, while the mechanical feel provides definitive feedback that I can both feel and hear. The LIGHTFORCE switches also have a longer lifespan than traditional mechanical-only switches.

The G502 is also very comfortable to use. It has a rubberized grip that feels nice in my hand, and the buttons are easy to press. The shape of the mouse is ergonomic, and I do like how the mouse is a little bit longer than others I’ve used. I have a good sense of control even though the mouse is a little heavy. The biggest knock I have against the G502 is its weight. I love the Steelseries Aerox 5 wireless mouse. That mouse comes in at 74 grams, while the G502 weighs 106 grams. I find that it feels a bit heavy in my hand. The mouse also has a low-friction, low-drag design, which means it glides smoothly across my desk or mouse pad. However, 74 grams feels a lot better.

Thankfully, one of the best things about the G502 is that it is very accurate. It has a HERO 25K sensor that can track my movements at a very high speed and with a lot of precision. This is great for games that require fast and accurate movements, like first-person shooters or real-time strategy games.

The mouse uses Logitech’s Lightspeed wireless technology, which provides a fast and reliable connection that is almost as good as a wired mouse. It boasts a 68% faster response rate than the previous generation. This means I can play games without worrying about the mouse lagging or disconnecting.

In terms of battery life, the G502 is impressive. It can last up to 130 hours on a single charge, as long as you have the RGB off. Up to 37 hours when it is set to always on. I can’t help but keep the RGB on though because I love how it looks. This is more than enough for even the longest gaming sessions. I can also use it while it is charging, so I don’t have to stop playing if the battery runs out. However, the trump card for the battery is always Logitech G’s Powerplay compatibility. It is sold separately, but Powerplay is a mouse pad that allows you to charge your mouse while you are playing or resting all wirelessly.

I surprisingly found that my two favorite features are the dual-mode scroll wheel and the adjustable DPI-Shift button. I love being able to switch from a hyperfast mode to a ratcheted mode for more control. I’ve always preferred my mouse wheel to have friction. Logitech G knows customization is king. They redesigned the DPI-Shift button so I can choose if I want to remove the button completely or move it closer or further away from my thumb. It’s a small feature, but a welcomed one.

In conclusion, the Logitech G502 X Plus is a top-of-the-line gaming mouse that offers a high level of comfort and precision. The dual-scroll wheel and adjustable DPI-shift button make it easy to navigate through menus and switch between different sensitivity levels, while the Lightforce switches continue to feel crisp. The MSRP of $159.99 may be a bit steep, but for serious gamers looking for the best performance, it is well worth the investment. Overall, I am very satisfied with this mouse and will continue to use it for my gaming needs.