Comfortable right-handed design. Multiple thumb buttons provide custom control and macros. Excellent button placement for superior DPI switching. Energy efficiency stretches battery life to days and weeks instead of hours.
No wired or rechargeable option. Software is Windows only.
- BOTTOM LINE
The Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse offers all of the great gaming performance you want from a high-performance product, and few of the pitfalls.
The mouse is the most important weapon for any hardcore PC gamer, and many players require more than three click buttons to stay on top of the leaderboards. Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse is built to satisfy that need, packing a host of extra keys and two performance modes for optimizing battery usage.
Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse – DESIGN & ERGONOMICS
Logitech hasn’t rocked the boat when it comes to gaming mouses design, peddling a familiar shape and button configuration. Even those new to gaming will feel right at home with this gaming mouse. The downside is that it’s not as luxurious as Razer’s Chrome devices, nor is it as quirky as a Mad Catz mouse.
The Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse is a right-handed mouse, and is most comfortable when used with a palm-grip. A thumb-rest juts out from the side for added support and ribbed rubber improves grip when your palms get sweaty. The curvature of the mouse feels natural, and we’re happy to say this is one of the most comfortable design gaming mouses we’ve ever used.
There are 11 buttons on the G602, including left and righter clickers, a performance mode switcher, up and down DPI toggles, six re-programmable side buttons and, of course, the scroll wheel. Buttons are fewer than on MMO-focused devices such as the Logitech G600 or the Razer Naga, but this is intended to be more of an all-rounder gaming mouses.
Logitech’s button placement is well thought out. All are easy to access, with perhaps the exception of the performance mode switcher, which is a little more awkward to toggle. What’s great about the G602 is that the side buttons can be easily differentiated, despite being small and close together. A row of blue LEDs on the side of the G602 are used to display which DPI level you’re at – more on that later.
Obviously, the lack of wires results in a gaming mouse that’s easy to slide around, but its smooth bottom also helps it to glide across most flat surfaces. It’s not a cumbersome beast either; it weighs 107g, which is around the sum of two Dairy Milk bars. It’s also lighter than rival Razer Mamba, which weighs 125g.
The Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse is a wireless gaming mouse, connecting to the PC via Logitech’s G-Series Receiver, which offers the convenience of wireless connectivity without the pitfalls of lag and interference. Communicating with 500 reports per second (once every two milliseconds), the mouse and receiver connect at 2.4GHz, but unlike Logitech’s normal shared receivers, the gaming line dedicates the full bandwidth of the connection to overcome issues of lag or interference.
The wireless mouse powers off of two AA batteries, though Logitech has added a unique capability—the G602 can get by on one battery just as well as two. A single AA battery will yield up to 125 hours of actual gaming, while two batteries doubles it to 250 hours, more than 10 days of continuous use. The longevity doesn’t apply solely to active use, however–when not in use, the mouse shifts to a hibernation mode which stretches the battery life as long as 1,440 hours, or 60 days without having to turn off the mouse between sessions.
The G602 features Logitech’s Delta Zero sensor, which offers tracking sensitivity between 250 and 2,500 DPI and registers up to 2 meters of travel per second. You can adjust the DPI at a moment’s notice, with the front mounted sensitivity adjustment buttons, or you can set up to five preset DPI settings to swap between.
Logitech’s Gaming Software may not have a snazzy name, but the customization dashboard lets users adjust DPI presets, program specific functions and longer macro commands to the six thumb buttons, and set up game-specific profiles that can be cycled quickly as you switch from one game to the next.
LOGITECH G602 – SOFTWARE
Unlike some of its rivals, Logitech’s software suite lacks a snazzy name – however, this doesn’t mean it’s not a great program, and it includes a number of useful features.
To install the software, just plug in the wireless 2.4GHz USB receiver that’s supplied with the mouse. Now’s a good time to point out that the G602 also comes with a USB extender cable for the receiver, which you can use to reduce the distance between the dongle and the mouse. Once the receiver is plugged in, the driver will install automatically.
Once the software is booted up, you’ll have access to a host of features. You can re-adjust the DPI toggle presets, program macro commands for various buttons, and set up game profiles. Moreover, you can even assign profiles to games – these are saved in the mouse’s on-board memory. The software then automatically detects when a particular game is booted up, and loads the relevant profile.
LOGITECH G602 – PERFORMANCE
Like all gaming mouses, Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse has its strengths and weaknesses when it comes to various video-game genres.
We found that the G602 was best suited to MOBAs. This is largely down to there being enough re-programmable buttons on the gaming mouse to be useful for games such as League of Legends and Dota 2. The maximum DPI is also more than enough to keep pace in battle-arena-style games. The same can be said for real-time strategy games – the G602 will work just fine with StarCraft II.
Where the Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse wasn’t so great was with first-person shooters, and this is due to the low native sensitivity. You simply can’t whip a cursor across a screen as quickly as someone running a gaming mouse with 6,000-plus DPI, so it makes it tough to compete in games such as Counter-Strike and Call of Duty. Of course, casual players won’t have an issue, and the tracking is more than reliable enough to aim accurately at a shooter.
We also tested the G602’s MMO credentials with World of Warcraft. Compared to the 19-button Razer Naga Epic Chroma, the G602’s button spread seems paltry. However, most MMO gaming mouse have 6 side buttons more than plenty to play competently.
In general, we found Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse performed well across a variety of games. This is largely down to the consistently smooth tracking, which is a result of Logitech’s impressive Delta Zero sensor, as well as the great wireless connection. Logitech claims a “lag-free” 2ms response rate, which we can vouch for as being almost impossible to notice. Honestly, it felt like we were using a wired mouse, with or without a mousepad.Are you thinka bout G502 vs G602 which one is best?
LOGITECH G602 –CONCLUSION
The market for gaming mice is oversaturated, so you have to be sure to choose a device that fits your needs.
The G602 is a comfortable mouse, much more so than the Razer Naga, and one that you could quite easily use for work/leisure activities outside of gaming. We used it for full work days without any issues with wrist fatigue, for instance.
That said, the max DPI isn’t spectacular, and there are really only six free buttons to mix up, which puts it out of the running for hardcore shooter/MMO gamers. Thus, this is an all-rounder offering for casual players who’ll be gaming across a wide-range of genres.
You also have to question whether you want a wireless mouse; the G602 is no better than wired alternatives. That said, if you do want a wireless mouse, the G602 offers consistent performance for a great price – it’s £30 cheaper than the wireless Razer Mamba.