In the world of competitive gaming, every player is unique with their equipment preference. Some players want small, soft keys on their keyboard while others want keys that a blind person can see.
In terms of the mouse, however, there is usually one key factor that most gamers agree on: it has to be wired.
Wireless mice may provide the convenience of freedom of movement, but often times there is an input delay that can cost players at crucial times in the heat of battle. With the G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse, Logitech was hoping to put the worry of input delay, and create a new standard for competitive gaming.
The G602 boasts over 1400 hours of battery life on endurance mode, (250 on performance) a plethora of customization options and a DPI of up to 2500.
However, even with the battery life, the countless macro options as well as the sensitivity options, will the G602 be able to be a product that can convince players worldwide to ditch the corded mouse for the convenience of wireless?
Design and Features:
The G602 is built to allow your hand to comfortable rest on in without the risk of cramping after a long game session. It’s not an understatement when it’s stated that you can play for three/four hours using the mouse, and not feel any discomfort in your wrist.
The mouse is a right-handed mouse that has no capability of being using by someone who wants to (or is used to) using a left hand mouse which would be a major turnoff to those hoping for an ambidextrous-friendly mouse.
It has 11 customizable buttons that can be mapped anyway you see fit based on your preference or need for a specific game. In addition to the usual three main buttons, there are six on the left hand side that rest nicely right above the thumb, and are easily accessible without much movement. There are also two buttons on the top that can be reached by the index finger.
The layout makes it easy for any player to be able to macro out the buttons without concern of being able to actually hit them when the time comes.
The casing of the mouse is also a nice design in the fact that you don’t have to worry about slipping. The casing has just the right amount of grip on it that it stops you from slipping without impeding on your movement when you actually have to slide your fingers.
The mouse comes with a Logitech G-Series receiver that connects at 2.4GHz, and while that may lead to a concern of lag, the G-series receiver dedicates the full bandwidth to the mouse. It even includes a range extender just in case you will be a little further from your PC than usual.
When it comes to programming the buttons, Logitech’s Gaming Software allows for easy customization that can be changed at any time. Players can even create separate profiles for specific games to avoid having to remap anytime they switch games. It becomes as simple as loading the profile.
The Logitech G602 can look good and feel good while holding it, but all of that doesn’t matter if the mouse doesn’t perform.
Let’s get it out of the way right now, the G602 performs, and performs well.
During hours of gameplay, which included a seven-hour session of Smite, not an ounce of input lag, delay, interference or anything of the like was experienced. The buttons worked beautifully and the movement response was instantaneous.
Adjusting the DPI on the mouse was simple enough to the point that you can change the sensitivity without leaving a current game. Just clicking a button on the mouse either lowered or raised it, and players can check it right on the device itself by way of a light bar.
The buttons are all easily accessible despite being small. The size really didn’t matter much in terms of affecting gameplay though someone with large hands may have an issue.
The only other issue is the fact that the mouse is powered by two, non-rechargeable, AA batteries. Though with the battery life being as strong as it is, it’s doesn’t pose much of a problem. Still, some may take issue with this.
The Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse is one of the best wireless devices I’ve used and reviewed. When you can release a wireless product designed for quick response and not have any issues with input delay or interference whatsoever, then you’ve done something right as a company.
With a reasonable price of only $79.99 and the performance that it on par with a lot of the higher-end wired mice, the Logitech G602 is definitely a product worth checking out.