Logitech’s G502 X modernizes its bestselling gaming mouse

Logitech has refreshed its iconic gaming mouse, the G502, with lighter materials and new features while largely keeping the design the same. The new range is called the G502 X and it comes in a wired version, a basic wireless form and another wired option with RGB lighting. Logitech used a thin-walled exoskeleton and a lighter scroll wheel to reduce the wired mouse’s weight to 89 grams. It also used an updated version of its proprietary Lightspeed wireless protocol to ensure its wireless versions have a 68 percent faster response rate than the previous generation.

All three versions use Lightforce’s hybrid optical-mechanical switch technology, which (as Logitech explains) combines the crisp tactile clicks of mechanical switches with the ultra-low latency/fast performance of optical switches. They also use Logitech’s Hero 25K gaming sensor – the company’s most advanced mouse sensor – for maximum speed and accuracy. They also feature a detachable DPI toggle button that allows you to program the mouse to go faster or slower. You can either reverse the orientation of the button to bring it closer to your thumb, or replace it entirely with the included blank cover if you think you won’t need it.

The wireless Plus variant of the G502 X has all the features of the other models, but also comes with a flowing 8-LED lighting strip that you can customize with effects and personalizations via G Hub software. While it’s likely to use more battery than its less flashy wireless sibling, it has a game detection feature that turns off the lights while your hand is covering them to save power.

The new G502 X models in black and white options are available to pre-order now on the Logitech G website and will also be sold through retailers such as Amazon starting this month. You can get the G502 X wired mouse (Amazon) for $80, the G502 X Lightspeed wireless mouse for $140, and the G502 X Plus wireless mouse (Amazon) with RGB lighting for $160.

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