The Logitech G602
This is the Logitech G602 Wireless gaming mouse. Logitech has been on the market for ages and are very well known for their wide range of peripheral products aimed for all purpose users, however, they have also started targeting gamers and are now offering high quality products, designed with style and functionality in mind. One of these products is the G602 wireless gaming mouse. It offers comfort and precision that gamers are looking for and it also outweighs all expectations with its long battery life. It is a reliable wireless gaming mouse that will definitely help keeping you on top of the gaming Leaderboards.
- Resolution: 250 – 2500 dpi
- acceleration: >20G
- speed: up to 2 meters/second (80 ips)
- USB data format: 16 bits/axis
- USB report rate: Up to 500 reports/second
- Dynamic coefficient of friction – Mu (k): .09
- Static coefficient of friction – Mu (s): .14*
- Buttons (Left / Right): 20 million clicks
- Performance mode: up to 250 hours battery life
- Endurance mode: up to 1440 hours battery life
- Wireless range: 3 meters
- Warranty: 3 years
The technical specifications above promise great performance, and when put to the test the Logitech G602 doesn’t disappoint. G602 is the first mouse to use the manufacturer’s new high-accuracy Delta Zero sensor technology which proves to track flawlessly and perfectly register every little movement when in game. The laser sensor offers up to 2500 dpi which is only a quarter of the resolution, that the Razer DeathAdder Chroma has, but that is still enough to deliver an outstanding gaming performance. The G602 undoubtedly delivers the “lag free” 2ms response rate it is tagged with and in a variety of games it really feels like a wired mouse. It seems like it is best when used in MOBAs, but more difficult to compete with more sensitive mouses when tested in games like Counter-Strike and Call of Duty with first-person shooters. On the other hand, the six programmable buttons on the side help quickly change weapons with the thumb when time is crucial in fast-paced multiplayer games.
What is also pretty useful is the ability to slow the sensitivity with the G11 button when more precise headshots are needed.
Features and design
Talking about the buttons, this mouse is fitted with six programmable buttons configured in two rows (G4 to G9). Of course, it also has the usual left, right and middle click buttons and just next to the left click button sits the G11 which is used for adjusting the sensitivity of the mouse. The feedback that G10 and G11 provides is that they are quite springy, while the designed for gaming G4 to G9 buttons are a bit more resistant. As we are speaking about the buttons of the G602 we need to mention that there has been some complaints about the middle click button becoming intermittent in its clicks. However, as the Logitech mouse comes with a 3 year warranty, this doesn’t become a great issue.
Just below the G11 button an LED indicator shows which of the five sensitivity levels and performance modes it is set to. The Logitech G602 wireless gaming mouse in general is not overdone and has a sleek design, the palm rest is made out of ridged black rubber and the sides of the mouse are wrapped in a rougher textured material in order to keep your hand in place.
A smooth thumb rest is added to the design which allows for greater comfort and all the materials used in the make of G602 are fingerprint resistant and you will not feel wrist fatigue even after long gaming sessions or after numerous hours of work.
The bottom of the Logitech G602 is patterned as a spiderweb where the 2500 dpi LED sensor is in the middle together with the power switch. Also at the bottom of the mouse there is a removable panel which covers the AA batteries and a compartment where you can store the dongle. The two batteries stored here make the mouse feel a little bit heavier, but on the other hand, this provides you better balance and control over your movements with it. The replacement of the batteries takes no time and you will always be warned when it’s time to do so.
Another great feature that saves on the already outstanding hours of battery life is the ability to set G602 to Performance or Endurance mode. We have been promised up to 250 hours of battery life while in the Performance mode and a staggering 1440 hours while in Endurance mode. The truth is that the Logitech G602 lasts just as long as the manufacturer promises. There are also two colours in which the LED just above the middle switch lits up depending on the mode you are using your mouse in – Blue is for Performance and green for Endurance.
It is quite easy to get your Logitech G602 up and running after taking it out of the box. All you need to do is to plug in the 2.4-GHz USB wireless receiver (included in the box) and wait for an automatic driver to download. The receiver can interact with the mouse from as far as 3 meters away, but in case you need some extra range, there is also an extension cable included in the box.
Logitech is advising for some OS requirements, so you have to be using Windows 8, 7, Vista or Mac OS X 10.6.8 in order to get the Logitech in game mode. After you have your mouse operational, you can download the Logitech Gaming Software to be able to customize your playing preferences and assign the programmable G4 to G9 buttons and also adjust the sensitivity of the mouse.
The Logitech G602 is also equipped with on-board memory, so you have the chance to store multiple profiles and keep your settings on the go.
The Logitech Gaming Software is very easy to use, even for people who are just getting started with the whole gaming experience.
Overall, the Logitech G602 wireless gaming mouse makes great appeal with a strong and comfortable build and definitely outdoes the competition when it comes to battery life. An interesting feature is the Endurance mode, which saves even more of the already outstanding battery life. The wireless connectivity is as good as it can get and it feels like you have a wired mouse in your hand. Although the resolution of 2500 dpi might not be as great as what other brands are offering at the moment, it is sufficient enough to deliver a great gaming experience in a variety of genres, and of course, the price… with the Logitech G602 you are definitely in for a great deal.