A wireless mouse should be a gamer’s best friend as it allows freedom and precise movement when you’re virtual in game life depends on it.
What happens when you need to act quickly and there’s a delay between commands and its game over? What if the battery starts running out in the middle of a crucial battle and I don’t notice until it’s too late. Should I go with a wired mouse for dependability? These are some of the questions I ask myself when I’m choosing my weapon.
This wireless gaming mouse comes with Logitech’s brand new Delta Zero sensors. Delta Zero sounds like the name of some kind of Special Forces unit. This new sensor uses LED technology which ranges from 250 DPI to 2500 DPI that you can switch on the fly or simply hold to drop DPI settings for more accuracy when needed. The G602 delivers a lag free experience by using a dedicated 2.4 GHz wireless connection that takes advantage of the entire bandwidth of a dedicated Nano Receiver for the best gaming grade low latency performance.
Another impressive feature of the Logitech G602 is its ability to switch from Performance mode to Endurance mode to extend battery life from 250 hours of precision gaming to 1440 hours of browsing YouTube on just two AA batteries. Logitech’s decision to go with conventional batteries might raise some eyebrows. The advantage using AA batteries is that you won’t experience down time having to recharge. It’s not a very elegant solution to some, but I found that the batteries also added just the right amount of weight to give the mouse an overall smoother, weighted feel while in motion. In addition to an incredible battery life, the Logitech G602 comes with 11 programmable controls in fingers reach.
It’s not just the performance that differs from other wireless mice; the aesthetics are also completely different. You’ll notice the prominent thumb support on the left and the fact that the right click button is quite a bit longer than the left due to your middle finger being longer than your pointer finger. That gives it a more natural feel when your hand rests on the mouse. Besides the left and right click buttons you’ll find two more to the left of your pointer finger which control the DPI. The left hand side is covered with 6 more buttons which are programmable. They’re buttons that stick out a bit and are indented so that finding them in the heat of battle is a breeze.
Overall, the mouse is on the large side, not to mention quite heavy. If you like having a big, heavy mouse, you’ll find the ergonomics to be extremely comfortable; however, if you prefer smaller mice with either a fingertip or claw grip, you should look elsewhere.
The software Logitech offers with the G602 is nothing out of the ordinary, even if it does look quite cool. You’ll find the usual assortment of options here such as programming your buttons for your different styles of gaming. All of this information is stored on the mouse thanks to its various profiles. There are no fancy lighting options to fiddle with due to the fact that there are no lights on the mouse besides the battery life indicator.
To this day wireless gaming mice still have to deal with the stigma of being less accurate than their wired brethren. This offering from Logitech is one step closer to changing this gamer’s mind that a gaming mouse does not need a cord.
Gaming aside, I need a mouse to function daily for my basic computer needs, web browsing, work etc. For the most part, the Logitech G602 meets my expectations and demands. However, the one weakness for me is the lack of a tilt wheel. It’s not a deal breaker for me since I don’t use Excel spreadsheets but some of you might need that function in your mouse.
The Logitech G602 is not only functional and comfortable but it looks slick too. When it comes to computer gear, aesthetics should not be neglected. The mouse works brilliantly for both gaming and basic computer use. Logitech has a winner on its hands and I highly recommend it. While the $79.99 price tag is a bit high, it is a very competitive gaming mouse.