Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse ReviewBluePanda - January 23, 2014
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Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse Introduction:
Recently we took a look at the Logitech G600 MMO Gaming mouse – what a beast it was. It was of great quality and in general just a great product, just as I'd expect from Logitech. So logically my next thought is to be just as impressed with the Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming mouse we are taking a look at today. I'm actually in the market for a new wireless mouse as I start my Masters Courses in just a week (and yes I do occasionally game between classes – just don't tell!). The Logitech G602 is a relatively standard wireless mouse in the fact that it runs on batteries. It comes with two AA batteries that are discarded and replaced once dead. I'll go ahead and give you a spoiler – we'll be looking at the Logitech G700s next, which does have rechargeable batteries (though they are just simply Enloop batteries). If this were to be my daily driver mouse I would install Eneloops as well – just have to charge them externally. If you don't have any idea what I'm talking about; take a break and go Google "Eneloop". Just don't forget to come back!
Enough spoilers and enough about batteries – you can figure out how to deal with dead batteries, rechargeable batteries, etc, in your own Google time. Let's talk more about the G602 from Logitech. First and most obvious as we've mentioned it a few times already, is the fact that it is wireless! No cables, no mess, no getting stuck on the mess of cables or crap on your desk; it is total free movement. Battery life is expected to last up to 250 hours and worst case scenario when you can only find a single AA battery to replace the dead ones – the mouse will still run! There isn't a documented time on how long, but I would guess somewhere just under half depending on the settings. There are eleven programmable buttons giving you control over the mouse, as well as the option to set in game DPI switching capabilities. I for one, take great advantage of this option. It has a unique shape, designed to fit the natural shape of the hand and provide grip where it counts. Enough to get you interested? Read on to see more.
Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse Closer Look:
The box for the Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse gives us a little déjà vu of the box we saw when we took a look at the G510s and G19s gaming keyboards, also from Logitech. This still gets my attention as both the mechanical and computer side of me get giddy. The X-Ray view of the innards of this mouse just makes you want to build one, okay, not everyone gets that. I do enjoy game controllers etc. that allow you to see the inner workings; thus this box is equally exciting. The front of the box doesn't tell you much, just what you are buying, a "G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse" and a nice top down image of the mouse half in X-Ray. The back of the box goes to show off a little more giving details on a few of the features I already mentioned in the introduction. The sides of the box finish it off with the specifications and features, which I've documented fully on Page 4. I won't dwell long here as I know you are more interested to what is inside this box.
Becoming more common in mouse boxes is the fitted window that allows you to both see the mouse in nearly all its glory as well as feel the shape of the mouse to some limited amount. The front of this Logitech box opens up like a book and allows just that. Some more details are laid out telling you of the 250 hour battery life of this wireless mouse as well as what seems to be a new motto of Logitech "Science Wins". The windowed portion allows you to nearly pick up the mouse and at minimal get an idea of how the mouse is shaped. You are, again, reminded that the mouse is wireless with a little cutout also showing the wireless USB dongle neatly marked at 500Hz (guess it won't be interfering with your remote control cars).
Pulling out the neat blue triangular box, much like you may remember from the G600, the mouse is getting nearer to actually being in hand. Yet, I can't help but adore the simplistic yet marvelous packaging scheme here. No need for scissors or a knife to get her opened up! The little white box packs the quick start guide and warranty information that most of you will never look at. The rest of the contents are simply the mouse and USB dongle. The batteries are pre-installed so the mouse is near game-ready right away. You can see that the USB dongle comes with a nice extender in case you are a bit far away from your case for good reception. I ended up not needing it with the dongle plugged in the front of my case about 2-3 feet to my left. It is a pretty good looking mouse at first glance and I'm quite appreciative of no cables at this point (and not just for the sake of picture taking). The mouse is just the right weight with both batteries loaded – though I could shed the load by removing one of the two batteries since Logitech thought ahead and allow for functionality with only one battery. I'm excited to start using this mouse! Move on to the closer look pages to see some more pictures of the mouse itself as well as some of my thoughts about each aspect of this mouse.