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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

Final Thoughts


In well over a decade, maybe closer to twenty years now, we have never been let down by a Logitech mouse. Of course, there are some who will likely jump in the comments with horror stories, but we have never had this. Whether buying them for gaming in the past, of in what Logitech has sent us for testing, we are always impressed. In the case of the G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB, the same rings true here. First of all, there is the form, layout, and functionality. We have used the RAT mice, and while the buttons can be handy, we always hit buttons that were never meant to be used.


With this Logitech mouse, it still puts buttons on the side of the main buttons up top, but none of them find themselves being used accidentally. Also backing them with Omron switches is never a bad idea. The same is said of the buttons to the side. While they are easily reached and used comfortably, they only came into play when needed. The form of this design fits the hand very well, and the rubberized grips make it easy to lift, adjust, and smoothly glide along. Not one bit of the aesthetics, not a single curve of the body, not even of the coatings used on the various parts, we fell in love with everything the outside of the G502 had to offer. Another thing we like that we only see from Logitech, is the free-wheel option of the 4D scroll wheel, making speed scrolling a breeze when scanning long documents or web pages.



Accounting for some of the cost associated with this mouse is the choice of components, as well as the work that goes into the software and ensuring one of the most precise clicking mice on the planet. The same can also be said for the sensor, as even after programming the sensor to the pad, it is always making adjustments and corrections to afford users the smoothest and most accurate tracking available in an optical sensor. With Omron switches found near everywhere inside, it keeps the feel of the mouse buttons similar, and with the audible clicks these deliver, along with the removal of any play in the buttons, it makes usage that much more enjoyable. The exclusive PMW3366 sensor at the helm is also a plus.


After many hours of use, both gaming and photo editing, the Logitech G502 moves into a league that only two or three mice have delivered in the past. Then, of course, the software plays a big part into the enjoyment of this mouse. Remapping, keyboard functionality, and a full Macro editor suite, delivers customization we expect, and with thirty-three possible commands, it does not top the chart of possibilities, but it does provide plenty. The RGB lighting is a cool feature, but is somewhat limited to the heel of the mouse, and also in the options of lighting because of this. However, it can be synced to the G910, and both G's will keep in pace cycling the same colors together.


Our mantra has always been that when you find a feature rich design in mice, which is both functional and comfortable, that the $80 mark is about the glass ceiling of what people are willing to pay. In the instance of the G502 Proteus Core RGB, the $79.99 pricing puts us right at the top. Unless you prefer extensive light systems over accuracy, precision, comfort, and functionality, this mouse is worth everything they are asking. Logitech delivers a mouse that fits like a glove to right-hand users, provides profiles, a multitude of buttons, Macro capability, all packed in a design that is an actual extension of one's hand.


From every angle, we cannot fault this design in any way, and if you are willing to pay for high-end components inside of a top notch layout and shape, you too will be rewarded for your expense. For us, only one mouse comes to mind in the level of accuracy and precision that is offered here, but it in no way delivered in form or features to this level. The G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB Tunable Gaming Mouse is just that good, that if you have the ability to use one, we strongly urge you to do just that.



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Product Summary Breakdown

TweakTown award
Quality including Design and Build99%
General Features98%
Bundle and Packaging99%
Value for Money99%
Overall TweakTown Rating99%

The Bottom Line: While it may not have lights all over it, the G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB doesn't need it. This mouse is at the top of the game when it comes to functionality, layout, feel, and what has become accurate and precise movements afforded all-in-one comfortable Logitech mouse.

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