November 8, 2013

Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse Review

Looking for a new wireless gaming mouse that can last for even the most intense gaming sessions? Well, I may have found one that can not only hold an amazing charge, have great gaming features, yet also be simple to setup and use. Check out my review of the Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse and see it is the right wireless fit for your gaming needs.

Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse Features
Enduring Battery LifeWith up to 250 hours of battery life, G602 sticks by you through game after game. Instead of the typical formula estimate for battery life, G602 was spun on a turntable until the batteries gave out. That is over 20 times better than the most popular competitor.* Two AA batteries delivered 250 hours of non-stop tracking. G602 will operate with one battery if you prefer a lighter mouse.

Wireless Gaming TechnologyThe nano receiver communicates wirelessly to both the mouse and over the USB at 500 reports per second. A deducted USB receiver means the G602 used the entire bandwidth for gaming-grad, lowlatency performance. This is four times faster than the fastest Bluetooth mouse. Wireless speed and sophisticated algorithms allows uninterrupted game play with G602.

11 Programmable ControlsGreat results are possible right out of the box with the default configuration. To make it your own, reassign any of the 11 programmable buttons for a customer experience. Custom settings can include one-button triggers, easy push-to-talk communication, or temporary DPI down-shift for snipping. To reassign a game command or multi-command macro, download Logitech Gaming Software (LGS).

Superior Sensor TechnologyTrack hand movements up to 2 meters per second and accelerate up to 20 Gs with Logitech Delta Zero technology. G602 delivers superior tracking precision, accuracy and consistency. Angle-snap free, your smallest aim adjustments are correctly translated onto your target.

In-Game Sensitivity SwitchingDPI is not a measure of precision or accuracy, but on-screen curser movement relative to mouse movement. When G602 is set to 2500 DPI, you can move from the left to the right side of a 1080p monitor with a 2cm mouse movement. 2500 DPI is fast; most professional FPS gamers use much lower settings, in a range of 400 to 800 DPI, to improve their aim.

Performance and Endurance ModesG602 offers two distinct operating modes—Performance and Endurance. Performance mode gives you up to 250 hours of battery life without losing any gaming-grade capabilities. When not gaming, use Endurance mode to extend the battery life for up to an impressive 1440 hours. The mode indicator on top of the mouse reminds you of the active mode—blue for Performance, green for Endurance and blinking cyan when the power finally runs low.

Intuitive, Comfortable DesignBe the last gamer standing with G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse. Its naturally-shaped, slip-resistant grip is designed for maximum comfort over hours of use. DPI shift controls are in easy reach of your index finger. Easily identify the six individually sculpted side buttons by touch.

Extreme Durability - Gaming conditions torture typical mice. G602 is designed to endure. Upgraded primary mechanical microswitches are rated to a 20 million-click lifespan. The low-friction polytetrafluoroethylene feet are tested to last an amazing 250 km.

Easy to Use Setup Software – Use the optional Logitech Gaming Software (LGS) to perfectly match its commands to your favorite games. Simple drag-and-drop settings allow you to customize button and tracking profiles for any game you play. Or, use pre-configured customizations with automatic game detection.*” – Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse

My Thoughts
I mainly used this mouse while playing “Guild Wars 2.” I also used it while browsing the web doing things I’d normally use a mouse for, on both my laptop and on my desktop. I also am not a person who has a huge preference for a wireless mouse. They are nice, but not something that is a deal breaker for me, either.

The biggest factor for me when it comes to a mouse is how comfortable it is. The best features in the world wouldn’t make me want to use a mouse that hurt my hand or wrist after an hour of use. The Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse was a winner in this department. The contours on it really feel like it is made for you to hold. It is comfortable and never once strained my hand or wrist after hours of use.

Another important factor for me with any wireless product is how long the battery lasts. Although I can’t say that I clocked the different modes at exactly how many hours they worked, I can tell you that they are pretty accurate. The “Performance Mode” lasted around 250 hours for me while I was playing video games. The “Endurance Mode” lasted for a long time. In fact, I am still using it. Logitech says it should last around 1440 hours, and I’d believe it. This mouse really holds the charge well and is definitely a worthy mouse based on this fact alone.

The software is easy to download and install to setup the features of this mouse, which you do need to do to really get the whole experience. The programmable buttons are easy to setup and are easy to use when holding and using the mouse. Based on the DPI setting you choose, it also performs this flawlessly and can be changed easily based on what game you are playing, or what you are using the mouse for.

Overall, I really enjoy using this mouse for gaming and also for browsing the web. It is comfortable, easy to use and gets the job done. If you want a wireless mouse for multipurpose uses, this is definitely one you should try out. I highly recommend it.

Disclosure: Thank you to Logitech for providing me with the product for review. All opinions, experiences, and thoughts about the product being reviewed are my own.


Anonymous said...

I've been looking for a new wireless gaming mouse since my old one died on me.

Sam M. said...

Thanks for this great review. The Logitech G602 wireless gaming mouse if really good to use because it has excellent features that will help the users to use their device efficiently.