Logitech yesterday introduced its newest Logitech G mouse, the Logitech G502 Proteus Core Tunable Gaming Mouse. This extremely customizable mouse combines the world’s first 12, 000 DPI sensor with advanced surface and weight tuning to help you maximize your victory potential.
Successor to the wildly popular Logitech G500, it will be interesting to see how this stacks up. Based on first impressions alone though, it seems to be miles better. A very wide sensitivity range, on the fly weight and balance changes, and mechanical buttons (woo hoo!) seem to make this a really good mid-range gaming mouse.
1. Superior Tracking
Proteus Core features the Logitech G exclusive Delta Zero technology in the world’s most powerful and accurate sensor. Combining a huge DPI range of 200 all the way up to 12,000 with zero sensor acceleration, zero smoothing or filtering, and zero pixel rounding, the mouse is designed to deliver unparalleled tracking performance and responsiveness, and can track movement at 300 inches per second.
2. Superior Tuning
The Proteus Core allows you to calibrate the sensor against a gaming surface’s unique physical and reflective characteristics, reconfiguring itself for optimal performance. This means you can achieve peak tracking speed and minimal lift-off distance on whatever gaming surface you use. So whether you prefer your mouse pads hard or soft, light or dark, you can get the best-possible tracking response.
To maximize physical feel and performance, the G502 lets you adjust its weight and center of balance through the placement of up to five 3.6g weights in the mouse. For complete control over your game you can use Logitech Gaming Software to reassign any command or macro to one of the 11 programmable buttons thanks to the 32-bit ARM processor controlling Proteus Core’s onboard memory.
3. Superior Controls
While most gaming mice feature a monolithic key-plate that can flex and warp, the mouse has individual left and right keys that provide a rigid and stable platform, resulting in more precise, durable,
and satisfying clicks.
To further enhance feel, speed, and accuracy, Logitech has used mechanical micro-switches under every key. That’s right; now your mouse will last longer, clicks can save you effort, as well as feel and sound miles more satisfying than your current mice (not to mention a proper feedback on every click).
Logitech’s exclusive dual-mode hyper-fast scroll wheel has also been improved to offer enhanced click-to-click precision and lightning-fast scrolling for the Web.
Pricing and Availability
The Logitech G502 Proteus Core Tunable Gaming Mouse is expected to be available in Singapore mid-April 2014, for a suggested retail price of S$99.00. Do watch out for a possible review of the G502, and meanwhile you can leave your thoughts about the G500’s successor below.