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Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB Tunable Gaming Mouse Review

By: Chad Sebring | Mice in Peripherals | Posted: Jun 24, 2016 5:22 pm
TweakTown Rating: 99%Manufacturer: Logitech

Software

 

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After software installation, a firmware update, and a restart, we opened the software to the home page. Here we are greeted with an image of the G502, with a notation to the right of the onboard memory for storing your settings. While there is no mention of exactly how much there is, we would assume there is plenty to handle the remapping and various profiles.

 

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This is where the magic happens. On the left, you can click on any button on the mouse, and remap other mouse functions, use direct entry to set basic keyboard commands, or pick the Macro editor to devise anything you want to work with one of the eleven buttons over the three profiles you can select at the top. In the smaller window, you can select the number of DPI levels you want to use and set, and below that, you can set the DPI levels for each setting, as well as setting the "Shift" speed. At the bottom, you may adjust the Report Rate, and there is also a button to restore default settings.

 

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The lighting may be somewhat limited, with just the "G" on the back of the mouse lighting up most of the time, but you can select a breathing effect, where you can choose the color that is displayed for both the DPI and the "G". In Color Cycle mode, you do not pick the color; the only option is to turn off the LEDs or use them as you set them. Adjustability continues, as you can also adjust the lights rate and brightness, and even set a sleep time to turn all effects off after not being used for a certain amount of time.

 

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Surface tuning is a handy feature to have, and it is likely you never appreciated what a good sensor is capable of when programmed to work with the specific mouse pad you own. Logitech does offer a few profiles for basic use on any surface as well as a cloth and hard pad profile for their products. By clicking on the add new surface plus sign, you will be allowed to name the pad, and then you repeat a figure eight pattern for testing, and when done, the G502 will spring into a whole new meaning of control on that mouse pad.

 

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Just to show how this works, we madly clicked some buttons for thirteen seconds, recording what we did. This shows the buttons that we did use and is color coded to reflect amount used. This can be used to see where your hand gravitates to in gaming, so you can shift the button setup, customizing the mouse to the way you use it most.

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