Sure, a wireless gaming mouse appearing on the market right now might not be enough reason to start cheering, and it certainly isn't something new. We remember the first wireless mouse we tried and it wasn't exactly a knockout. When the Logitech Lightspeed technology entered the field, we were, therefore, going into the review process with some scepticism right off the bat. After we tried what the mouse offered, however, we realised how wrong we had been in our premature scepticism.
The Logitech G502 Lightspeed mouse offers a transmission speed that surpasses that of a wired mouse and we're confident in stating that we don't ever want to play with a wired one ever again. The freedom that this mouse offers because there's no cable to get stuck on while still showcasing flawless performance is simply too satisfying.
Just like the name of the peripheral suggests, the G502 Lightspeed is a new version of the G502 Hero that, in turn, is an upgraded version of the G502, the world's most popular gaming mouse. So, technically, the design, features, components and button layout doesn't differ too much from its predecessors. There is, however, a major difference at play - the Lightspeed technology within. This wireless technology set the bar exceptionally high for wireless gaming peripherals in general when it was introduced and will continue to annihilate the competition for a long time to come, at least that's our prediction.
The speed of this wireless technology is truly impressive and no matter how we tried to provoke a slip in the reaction time (as in twitching our mouse back and forth across our mouse pad like a maniac) we experienced no lag or missed movement. When playing games like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Fortnite, where fast movements and fast clicks of the buttons are frequent, we require a reactive mouse and the G502 hasn't failed us. Not once. Surprisingly enough, we'd say it's quite the contrary - the lack of a cord, we found, increased our precision as nothing was in the way to hinder our movements. Apart from this, the mouse is incredibly comfortable, so it's understandable that the G502 series has been so popular in the gaming community since its introduction.
Within its shell you'll find the Logitech-developed Hero 16K sensor that has a sensitivity of up to 16000 DPI, detachable weights as well as the integrated wireless charging technology 'Powerplay' that, with the help of a small puck and a special mousepad keeps the peripheral charged. The battery life, should you choose not to use the Powerplay charging, is up to 48 hours with standard lighting and 60 hours without any LEDs activated, according to Logitech.
One thing that the Logitech technicians have worked hard getting just right is the weight. The skeleton and the outer shell of the popular peripheral have been modified to house more components but also to make it lighter and more durable. This has resulted in a seven-gram weight loss for the hefty mouse, despite the cool new features packed into it.
Thanks to the G Hub software it's easy to customise the Lightspeed's RGB lighting, button macros and sensitivity levels. The Lightsync technology will also synchronise the lighting of all of your Logitech peripherals, which is a neat feature. It's cool to witness your entire desk blink red upon dying in Diablo 3.
G502 Lightspeed is an incredible mouse and Logitech are still at the forefront of wireless technology when it comes to gaming mice. It's also nice to see the company listening to its fans who have basically been begging for a wireless version of the G502. We're mighty impressed.