Logitech G unveils G502 LIGHTSPEED wireless gaming mouse with 16,000 DPI
PC gaming doesn't have to be an expensive affair, but if you are a hardcore gamer, you will have no problem finding ways to part with your money. Forget just buying the games themselves -- there will always be new graphics cards and faster solid state drives, for example, to offer superior performance. Not to mention, there are accessories too, such as mice, keyboards, headsets, and more.
Today, Logitech G unveils what it claims is something many consumers have requested -- a wireless version of its popular G502 mouse. Called "G502 LIGHTSPEED," it has RGB lighting, adjustable weights, up to 16,000 DPI, and fast-scrolling. As the product name implies, it leverages Logitech's proprietary "LIGHTSPEED" wireless technology, reducing lag and allowing it to outperform some wired mice. It is also compatible with the company's POWERPLAY mouse pad, which allows the mouse to wirelessly charge while in use.
"The Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED keeps the shape and feature set of the original, while adding LIGHTSPEED and POWERPLAY wireless technologies and a seven gram weight reduction. To make that possible, Logitech G engineering and design teams reexamined every element of the G502 and incorporated breakthrough innovations from the Logitech G PRO Wireless Gaming Mouse, including thin wall design and endoskeleton chassis. We reengineered the mechanical and electrical design to include its award-winning LIGHTSPEED wireless technology and POWERPLAY wireless charging, all in one intricate assembly that includes the Company's next-generation High Efficiency Rated Optical (HERO) 16K sensor," says Logitech G.
Logitech's gaming brand further says, "The mouse has 11 programmable buttons that can be customized through Logitech G HUB Software to perform individual action or assign macros. Additionally, the mouse features a dual-mode Hyper-fast scroll wheel and an adjustable weight system with six weights -- four at 2g and two at 4g -- so you can adjust the weight and balance of the mouse to match your play style. The Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED is the ultimate in comfort, with textured rubber side grips and a right-handed design that has delighted millions of gamers for years."
Logitech G shares the following specifications of the newly-wireless mouse.
- Height: 132 mm (5.2 in)
- Width: 75 mm (2.95 in)
- Depth: 40 mm (1.57 in)
- Weight: 114 g (4.3 oz) mouse only
- Optional extra weights: up to 16 g
- Sensor: HERO
- Resolution: 100 – 16,000 DPI
- Zero smoothing/acceleration/filtering
- Max. acceleration: > 40 G1Tested on Logitech G240 Gaming Mouse Pad
- Max. speed: > 400 IPS2Tested on Logitech G240 Gaming Mouse Pad
- USB data format: 16 bits/axis
- USB report rate: 1000 Hz (1ms)
- Wireless report rate: 1000 Hz (1 ms)
- Wireless technology: LIGHTSPEED Wireless
- Microprocessor: 32-bit ARM
BATTERY LIFE (CONTINUOUS USE)
- Default lighting: up to 48 hours
- No lighting: up to 60 hours
- 5-minute charge on USB 2.0 gives 2.5 hours of gameplay
Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of Logitech Gaming provides the following statement.
Ultimately, no mouse better symbolizes the global love affair we have with gamers and gamers have with their gear than our G502. Since we launched our first LIGHTSPEED gaming mouse, fans have been asking us when we'd launch a new version of the G502. With today's introduction we've delivered what they've asked for and more.
As you can imagine, the Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED is an expensive product. You can pre-order it here now on Amazon for $149.99. Yeah, that is a lot of money for a gaming mouse, but as they say, you've gotta pay to play -- these high end features and specifications won't be cheap. If you do choose to order it now, you can expect it to ship later this month. The aforementioned POWERPLAY mouse pad can be had here.