Logitech G502 Proteus Core Review

Technical Specifications
Tracking
Resolution: 200 – 12,000 dpi
Max. acceleration: >40G*
Max. speed: >300 ips*
* Tested on Logitech G240 Gaming Mouse Pad

Responsiveness
USB data format: 16 bits/axis
USB report rate: 1000 Hz (1ms)
Microprocessor: 32-bit

Glide
Dynamic coefficient of friction – Mu (k): .10*
Static coefficient of friction – Mu (s): .15*
*Tested on wood-veneer desktop.

Durability
Buttons (Left / Right): 20 million clicks
Feet: 250 kilometers

 

Logitech has been my go to company for PC peripherals for some time. With their latest-high end gaming mouse, the G502 or Proteus Core, they have cemented their place in my cold metal heart. Sure the 12,000 dpi is a little extreme, but I can’t help respecting the seeming ‘because we can’ attitude behind it.  Aside from the ‘tag line in itself’ resolution the 502 sports a handfull of other features that make it an excellently crafted gaming mouse. 11 programable buttons, on the fly dpi switching, and the ability to tune the sensor for use on different surfaces  all at a price point below the $100 mark.

I know what you’re thinking; 12,000 dpi is way more d’s per i than I would ever need, and you’d be right.  When gaming in 1080 there’s very little reason to ever use it.   That being said, the Saleen 302 Mustang’s 625 horsepower is way more than anyone not on a racetrack would ever need. But that doesn’t mean isn’t an amazing car. Similarly with the G502, just because 12,000dpi is way too much, doesn’t mean I don’t want it available.  If for no other reason than it let me make this

 

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Aside from the breakneck virtual velocity this mouse affords you, each of the 11 buttons can be customized through Logitech’s gaming software, which honestly deserves a full review of its own.

logitech gaming software
By using the G-switch button at the top center of the mouse you can move between preset profiles without opening up the software, a feature I have found extremely handy when switching between procrastinating on youtube, playing games, and writing this review.  The scroll wheel on the Proteus can be switched between a free-wheel mode and click by click scrolling, I have yet to need the free-wheel mode for anything in-game but it sure comes in handy when plumbing through the nonsense my ‘friends’ post on facebook.

The 502 is a sleek fast and versatile beast of a mouse, powerful and adaptable while gaming, and flexible enough to still be useful in regular web browsing document creating environments.  I highly recommend it to any p.c. gaming enthusiast.

 

 

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