Shy evolution recipe is still effective

The G502 X is the new version of Logitech’s most popular mouse. This new iteration doesn’t revolutionize the genre, but it does bring some welcome new features to a model that hasn’t evolved for several years now.

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Mouse player The Logitech G502 X is positioned as a multi-sex mouse, similar to Razer’s Basilisk with which it shares many common points. It retains the ergonomic shape of its predecessor while being much lighter with over 30g less on the scale.

It retains the same optical sensor, but is decorated with new optical-mechanical switches and a revised and removable “sniper” button. The price remains unchanged with the mouse being offered at around €90 and also available in two wireless versions.

Evolution towards lightness

Once out of the box, the G502 X stands out a bit compared to its big sister, but also against the competition. Indeed, by its weight and the materials used, the new model is somewhat “toy” for our taste and above all less premium, especially in comparison with the Basilisk V3 from Razer.

The mouse is built entirely out of plastic and mixes matte areas on top, with a few shiny accessories and buttons. Its overall shape has been slightly reworked, but it is still very accurate which is rather the shape, size and position of the various buttons that have already evolved.

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This new iteration is still perfectly located in the palm of the hand, and will only target left-handed people and especially those who are good at grasping palm fist. However, if we compare it with the Basilisk V3, the position of the hand is less natural, at least in our case. Additionally, the shell grooves are slightly noticeable once the hand is held in place on the mouse. Shame.

Logitech G502X
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The main two clicks, as we remember, are equipped with optical-mechanical switches that are responsive and especially pleasant to use. However, it’s too narrow for our taste at the front, which may annoy some users and may result in unwanted presses on the side button.

In fact, the G502 X still has two additional buttons along the left click. If the one farthest forward does not develop, then the second, farthest back, is more powerful. So much so that it can be activated with the thumb or second phalanx of the index finger after a little training. These two buttons are also one of the main arguments for the Logitech model compared to its Razer competition.

Logitech G502X
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The demountable wheel is still there and has been slightly modified. It’s more discreet visually and still has side flicks and a mechanical button to toggle between cut and free mode. The click of the latter is quite hard and on top of all that, the notches are well marked, but very noisy. Note that there is another customizable button behind the wheel position selector.

Logitech G502X
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The two side edges are decorated with a specially well-integrated rubber coating that improves the maintenance of the mouse between fingers. On the left side we make use of the thumb fin, two highly interacting buttons located just below the latter. It is accompanied by a conventional button to reduce the sensitivity of the sensor on the go. This is a bit more accessible from Razer and can now be removed and replaced with a non-activated button, if you don’t need it.

Logitech G502X
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Additionally, we haven’t yet discussed RGB lighting simply because the G502 X isn’t equipped with it. Oftentimes, the goal here is to save a few precious grams on the scale and this is a strategy that more and more manufacturers are adopting.

The underside of the chassis is very surprising, stripped of every stunt. There are 4 PTFE pads and a discreet optical sensor. Mouse connectivity is ensured by a non-braided cable of approximately 1.8m in length. Furthermore, we can’t explain Logitech’s choice not to offer a super-flexible braided cable, even though the cable that equips the G502 X seems to be forgotten pretty quickly.

Logitech G502X
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The G502 X doesn’t revolutionize the manufacturer’s range, but it’s moving in the right direction by losing just as little weight as it does on the 90g scale. For the rest, the mouse is not really different from the G502 Hero, except for a few minor designs and ergonomic adjustments.

G Hub, simple and efficient to manage the functions of the G502 X.

The G Hub driver that came with the G502 X is clear and concise. The elegant interface gets straight to the point and initially allows you to customize different levels of optical sensor sensitivity. How often, up to five different levels can be created and we can also specify a specific sensitivity for the “sniper” button.

Logitech G502X

The second tab is for customizing several mouse buttons. In total, no less than 13 buttons can be assigned thanks to several features that range from simple keyboard shortcuts to macros that can be recorded within the tool.

Logitech G502X

Various settings can be saved in the profiles we associate with our games and apps in order to adapt mouse operation to usage. The G502 X also has integrated memory which makes it possible to do without the G Hub in some cases.

stable performance

If other manufacturers have been looking to improve their optical sensors across generations, this is not the case for Logitech keeping the Hero 25K already on the previous generation G502 or on the G Pro X Superlight. This is not necessarily a bad thing as it is a sensor that is well suited for performance-oriented video game use.

Logitech G502X
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On paper, it’s an optical sensor capable of climbing to a sensitivity of 25,600 dpi while benefiting from 40G acceleration at 400 IPS. It’s hard to kneel in gameplay, even for the most demanding users. Logically, this sensor is very accurate and also allows for advanced desktop use which will take advantage of the G502 X’s many buttons.

As usual, we tested the G502 X on several games, including FPS. In our opinion, it is not his favorite type due to its shape and weight, which is still a bit high for our taste. However, it remains a safe bet for users who are looking for a comfortable mouse suitable for almost all types of games in the market.

Logitech G502X
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MOBA or MMO players will find their accounts here logical, but if you’re interested in FPS, it might be interesting to switch to a different model. We’re especially considering the recently tested DeathAdder V3 Pro or the excellent G Pro Superlight to stay with the Swiss.

Logitech G502 X Price and Availability

The Logitech G502 X mouse is available at the recommended price of €90.

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