Logitech has three new gaming mice, and the wireless ones finally have USB-C. Indeed, Micro USB’s reign of terror continues to wane as Logitech’s new G502 X series of gaming mice succeed the company’s popular G502 line.
All three mice — the G502 X, G502 X Lightspeed, and G502 X Plus — now also feature hybrid optical-mechanical buttons for greater responsiveness, as well as a more accurate 25,600 dpi “Hero 25K” sensor. They are light weight overall and come in both black and white.
While the mice feature the company’s new “LightForce” hybrid optical-mechanical switches, designed to harness the speed of optical technology, they also retain the satisfaction of clicking a traditional mouse button. The Logitech optical switch also wears less, so it lasts longer than a purely mechanical one.
The base G502 X is wired and weighs the lightest of the bunch at 89 grams. Both the G502 X Lightspeed and G502 X Plus have 68 percent faster connectivity than the previous G502 Lightspeed, but only the G502 X Plus comes with the company’s gameplay-reacting Lightsync RGB feature.
Slight redesigns include a reversible DPI shift button for more customization, and if you’re a gaming novice like me, you’ll love that you can remove it if you’re not using it. Logitech has also lightened the scroll wheel to facilitate free spinning, but can also switch to ratcheted scrolling.
But let’s get this straight: The real deal to get this — or upgrade from a previous model — is USB-C connectivity on the wireless models. They can be played wired in a pinch but also last up to 140 hours for the Lightspeed or 120 hours for the Plus (with RGB off) on a single charge. You can also get unlimited battery life on both using Logitech’s magical PowerPlay wireless charging mouse pad. Wireless models can share a receiver dongle with any of the following Logitech G keyboards: G915, G915 TKL or G715.
You can preorder the new G502 X line now on Logitech’s G website. The wired G502 X is $79, and the wireless LightSpeed model is $139, and both ship next month. Plus it will set you back $159 and shipping starts today.