Logitech is a Swedish company specialized in manufacturing computer peripherals, mainly mice, keyboards and headphones.
|FEATURES OF LOGITECH G502 HERO|
Unboxing of Logitech G502 Hero
The Logitech G502 HERO gaming mouse comes in a much simpler cardboard box than previous models. In this box we can see, in front, an image of the mouse in question, on one side its technical specifications and on the back a summary of its main characteristics.
Logitech G502 Hero Design
Once the mouse is removed from its blister, we can see the mouse as such. If we have used any of the previous versions of the G502 we will not notice practically any difference compared to this HERO model with the naked eye, and the touch will remain practically the same.
As we can see, at the top of the mouse we will find the two click buttons, in addition to the roulette wheel that, as in previous versions, comes with step-by-step scrolling and ultra-fast scrolling. At the top also highlight the button to change the profile of the mouse.
The right side of the mouse is made of rubber to help us hold it better, while on the left side of it we will find the «snipper» button to reduce the DPI when we press it (a great attraction of this mouse), as well as two customizable buttons also accessible with the thumb. We will also have two other buttons next to the left-click button that by default allow us to change the DPI between different profiles, although we can configure them as we want.
The cable of this Logitech G502 HERO is another attraction of this new version. Whereas the cable of the previous versions was somewhat fat and tended to tangle, wear and damage easily, the cable of this other model is now thinner and stronger.
Like the other Logitech peripherals, this is configured from the Logitech Gaming Software, which we can download for free from the following link.
Once our mouse is installed and connected to the computer, we can see how this program already recognizes it and allows us to configure it according to our needs.
The first thing we will see will be a section from which it will allow us to use the internal memory of the mouse to control it (in that case we do not need software once configured), or to control the profiles from the program itself, being the ideal to synchronize them with games.
In the next section we will be able to customize the operation of our mouse, establishing up to 5 DPI values and being able to customize the operation of each of the mouse buttons.
Once we have configured the DPI to our liking and have all the buttons already customized, the next thing will be the lighting. As in the Proteus Spectrum model, this new G502 HERO will be able to synchronize its lighting with that of other Logitech peripherals, such as helmets or keyboards. We can also configure its lighting independently of the other peripherals, being able to set a fixed, variable color and even enable a lighting effect.
The customization options are a bit limited if we depend on the internal memory, but if we do it through the software itself we will be able to give a much greater versatility to the mouse, having profiles and automatic settings according to the game we are going to play, a great appeal for most gamers.
From the G5 to the G500, and from the G500 to the G502 there have been quite a few changes, both in the sensor (the first two are even laser, while all G502 models are optical) and in the performance of the mouse itself (infinite scroll, customizable buttons , RGB LEDs, etc).
After several years with the G502 Proteus Spectrum, the arrival of the G502 HERO is, without a doubt, a bet so that this mouse can continue for several more years on the market without becoming obsolete.
The truth is that in practice there is hardly any difference from one sensor to another and we will not notice a difference when changing (the changes are more at a technical level, higher resolution, better performance on low-quality mats and lower consumption, although being connected by cable does not matter too much the latter), in addition to the new and improved USB cable (this is important) and the longer duration of the click buttons, more than double.
The Logitech G502 Hero improves on what is already present, that is clear. However, some more change would have been welcome, such as, for example, as was rumored at the beginning, the availability of a button at the bottom to change profiles (avoiding involuntary changes).
Is it worth the change? If we have an older model, such as the G502 Proteus Core or Proteus Spectrum, the truth is that the outlay for this new mouse for what it provides is not really worth it. However, if we are looking for a good gaming mouse, with the right buttons, comfortable and durable, we are without a doubt an excellent option.