The Logitech G502 X PLUS is a wireless gaming mouse that can be used for many different types of games. It is part of Logitech’s G502 line. Compared to the previous Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED model, this one is lighter and has a few small changes to how it looks and how it works. For example, the advertised battery life is much longer when the RGB lighting effects are turned off. The look as a whole is rounder and less sharp. The feet are much better, and the places of some buttons have been changed to make them easier to reach. Also, the left-click and right-click buttons used to be mechanical switches, but this mouse has new hybrid optical-mechanical switches instead. Logitech says that these switches are more reliable and still feel like mechanical switches.
The Logitech G502 X PLUS is a great mouse for first-person shooter (FPS) games. It seems to be well made and has a shape that fits most hand sizes when held in the right hand. Its feet move smoothly on mousepads and desks, and its click latency and overall sensor performance are great, giving you a gaming experience that feels quick and responsive. It is a lot heavier than most dedicated FPS models, which makes it harder to move quickly.
The Logitech G502 X PLUS is very well put together. Even though the plastic body is a little bit thinner, the quality feels very high. There is a small amount of give in the sides and bottom of the mouse, and you can use the side buttons by squeezing the frame, but this doesn’t get in the way of regular use. The Logitech G502 X PLUS is a multi-genre gaming mouse that is a bit on the heavy side. The wireless versions of this generation are a little bit lighter than the Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED from the previous generation, but the wired Logitech G502 X is a lot lighter.
The Logitech G502 X PLUS is made to fit your hand well and has a thumb rest. The “sniper” button on the thumb rest has been moved to make it easier to reach in this version. You can also take this button off and cover it with a smooth piece of plastic to stop it from working. Or, you can change the way the button is set up to make it easier to press. As with the previous generation of Logitech G502s, this mouse is pretty big and bulky. If you have small hands, you may have trouble using this mouse comfortably.
Logitech says that the Logitech G502 X PLUS can move continuously for 130 hours if the RGB lighting is turned off. It has a much longer battery life than the Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED from the previous generation, which could only be used for up to 60 hours without RGB lighting. But the battery life for this mouse is only up to 37 hours if the RGB lights are always on. This is a bit shorter than the previous version because this mouse has a lot more RGB lights. But this version also has a feature that Logitech calls “active play detection.” When you have your hand on the mouse, the RGB lighting turns off automatically, saving battery power.
The Logitech G502 X PLUS can have all of its buttons reprogrammed, except for the button behind the scroll wheel, which lets you scroll freely. Using the companion software, you can set up a “G-Shift” button that gives you access to a second set of commands. You can also change how the up and down scroll buttons work, which wasn’t possible with older models. Also, you can turn the “sniper” button on the thumb rest or take it off and replace it with a smooth plastic panel that stops the button from working. Note that this mouse’s left-click and right-click buttons use hybrid optical-mechanical switches. Logitech says that these switches are more reliable and last longer than the standard mechanical switches that were used in earlier versions.
The scroll wheel feels accurate, and you can feel the difference between each notch. The button right next to the scroll wheel unlocks it so it can be used freely. The gaps between the notches are also softer than they were on older G502s, and the scroll wheel feels a little bit better overall.
Operating system and software
Logitech’s G HUB customization software is used by the G502 X PLUS. This software lets you change a number of sensor settings, re-program buttons, change RGB lighting, make profiles, and save your custom settings to the mouse’s onboard memory. This test’s score is based on the features of the companion software, not on how well it works as a whole. During testing, we didn’t run into any problems. But community members have found a number of problems with this software, just as they have with software from other big companies.
The Logitech G502 X PLUS is a continuation of Logitech’s G502 multi-genre gaming mouse line, which, at the time of writing, includes some of the most popular gaming mice on the market. With this update, Logitech has changed the look of the mouse to make it less sharp and more round. It now features upgraded feet, more RGB lighting zones, and greatly extended battery life with RGB effects turned off. In a first for Logitech, they have replaced the mechanical left- and right-click buttons with new hybrid optical-mechanical switches. Overall, this is a great choice if you’re looking for a high-end, flexible option that’s great for browsing the web and getting work done, as well as playing games in different genres.