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Choosing the most optimal gaming mouse for your needs is a hard task to do. Especially if your choices are down to two and cannot figure out which one is better. G502’s two models, G502 Lightspeed and G502 Hero are quite similar to each other by its looks but there are differences, as well.
So, in this article, we are going to introduce you to both of these mice and help you decide which one is a better choice for your needs.
General Overview of Logitech
Logitech is a Swiss electronics giant whose specialty is computer accessories and peripherals. The company has been a manufacturer of mice, keyboards, tablet accessories, and webcams. The Swiss-giant is famous for its durable products, improved technology, and user-friendly designs.
So, lots of people prefer Logitech products over others as they trust this brand more. It does not surprise me if you are betwixt and between whether you should choose G502 Lightspeed or G502 Hero.
1. Logitech G502 Lightspeed
Logitech G502 is the wireless version of the famous G502 mouse. However, the only difference Is not the wireless feature. Some reinforcement also takes place between the regular G502 and G502 Lightspeed.
Let’s start with the most striking difference. The G502 Lightspeed is wireless but it does not mean that it has the disadvantages that the most wireless mice have. The traditional problems of wireless mice arise from its report rate.
Wired mice have very little problems with their transmission. The moment you click on your mouse buttons, it will take less than a millisecond to see the results on your computer screen. However, many mice used to have problems with latency and lags. Logitech G502 Lightspeed’s technology decreases this less than a millisecond and gives a brilliant report rate.
Other than that, the G502 Lightspeed employs Logitech’s most accurate sensor: Hero 16K sensor. The higher the DPI level, the better your mouse maneuvers. However, big numbers do not always have to be good. The tracking accuracy is close to perfection here. You can also adjust the DPI (Dots per inch) to maximize the gameplay. For example; if you decrease the DPI, you will be able to aim better in your games for the headshots. Then, increase it with the DPI adjustment button on the mouse to continue to enjoy the advantages of high DPI.
The G502 Lightspeed has a great design for palm grippers. It fits the palm nice and easy while giving your thumb a good rest thanks to its rubber sides. It almost bolsters to your thumb for a better grip.
In addition to that, you can adjust the weight of your mouse thanks to the six removable weights inside the mouse. Even though professional esports players prefer heavier mice, you may prefer the pain-free wrist-supporting lightweight. As you get better, you do not need to look for a higher stability mouse but simply place the weights back.
Lastly, I would like to talk about the buttons. There is a total of 11 programmable buttons and an almost excellent scroll wheel. You can create different profiles for different games and it is easy to switch the profile. You need to download the Logitech G Hub software to customize the buttons. Thanks to the customizable RGB lighting, you can simply assign different lightings for different profiles for quick identification.
Speaking of the software, Logitech needs to work on the software. It is not user-friendly and this is the biggest problem of this mouse. Other than that, it works great.
- Wireless Lightspeed technology
- Hero 16K sensor
- Good tracking accuracy
- Hard customization on software
2. Logitech G502 Hero
Logitech first unleashed the G502 Hero before going wireless with the Lightspeed version. Most of the things are the same if not everything. So, we would like to delve deeper into the differences and some details of the same features in this section.
As we said before, wireless mice have a problem with transmitting and giving users less control over the mouse. Then, we moved on to talk about how Lightspeed overcomes this problem with superior technology. However, the wired version, G502 Hero, is meager to overcome the traditional problems of wired mice.
The usual problem is the durability of the cables. The rupture, stop working somehow, have denting USB socket terminals, and so on. So, this changes how long this mouse will last before buying a new one. I have not had the chance to use it for 2 years or more, but I have checked the verified user reviews on the internet. I have seen that some users have faced such problems.
Apart from that, the G502 Hero has the same DPI and the optical sensor. The sensitivity of this sensor is extremely good. Unlike some other mice in the market, the sensor opening does not work as a dust-collector and shows the smart design.
The sight of the mouse is identical with the G502 Lightspeed. It has the same features for palm grippers and so on.
I would like to break down the default features of the buttons in this part to give you a clearer idea. Apart from the traditional left, right, and the wheel-click buttons, there is the DPI up and DPI down buttons just next to the left click. Additionally, you can check the battery level from the face of the mouse. On the sides, there are three buttons and these are forward, back, and quick-fire buttons as default.
When it comes to the tilt scroll wheel, it works perfectly. You will not only scroll up and down but also left and right.
- Tilt scroll wheel
- Ultra-fast report rate
- Hero 16K optical sensor
- Durability issues
Logitech G502 vs Logitech G502 Hero: the Conclusion
When we have a comparison, we do not consider price because it all depends on the budget. Under the light of this, we go with the more durable version of Logitech G502: Logitech G502 Lightspeed.