Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse ReviewBluePanda - January 23, 2014
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Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse Testing:
The Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse was defiantly put through over a week of use and testing. During this time it was used it in everyday use, surfing the Internet, photo-shopping, and of course some gaming. As a mouse is personal to each and every individual, how it responds in these various tasks is important in different ways to everyone. This rather subjective review is best to provide you the feedback from use rather than assigning made up numbers trying to compare one mouse to another. It's pretty easy to distinguish the likes and dislikes of a mouse through words rather than leaving it to you to decide what a 7 or 8 really means. No guessing game – here's what I liked, and here's what I hated.
- Processor: Intel Fourth Generation Core i7 4770K
- CPU Cooling: Corsair Hydro Series H100
- Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming
- Memory: Patriot Viper 3 Series 2x8GB DDR3-2400
- Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 770
- Power Supply: Thermaltake Smart 750W
- Hard Drive: Corsair Force GT 240GB SSD
- Case: Corsair Obsidian 650D
- OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse Results:
In everyday use this mouse, not surprisingly, does quite well. With literally no strings attached it is easy to sit back and browse the news without tangling yourself up – though I'm not sure this is a concern for most people. In Endurance mode (most recommended for non-gaming to get longer battery life) you may find yourself decreasing the DPI to compensate for the lower polling rate. No less, things are still easy enough to navigate and I found little noticeable difference from it while doing simple tasks. Having no cable also leaves a rather clean desk – helping me clean up the rest of my mess (with no cables to blame). Honestly, surfing the web, reading email, scrolling through humortrain, or navigating to troll at your favorite sites this mouse is likely no different than what you are using now. With that in mind, this mouse is still functional outside of gaming, so there is our first plus!
Working is often hard to define. With more work tending to be on the keyboard side of the world for me this category has gotten harder and harder to rationalize for mice. One key item that always comes up in a sort of "work" manner is Photo-shopping pictures for reviews, such as this. In Endurance mode I had a little difficulty in being as precise as I wanted to be, but I partially blame that on me tending to use the mouse more in the performance mode at higher polling rates. There is nothing wrong with the standard 125Hz polling rate seen in the Endurance mode, you just seem to notice it more after switching from higher rates (that's all). Beyond that, I really couldn't find anything work wise to complain about. The G600 was nice for setting macros with so many button options, but for some reason I tended not to with the G602 in terms of working. I preferred keeping the forward and back options intact leaving only a few other options, which didn't seem worth setting.
Gaming is why most of you are here. It is indeed a review of a "gaming" mouse. This is the first wireless mouse I have used that is also labeled for gaming. I've had a few other standard wireless mice designed for laptops and of course gotten by like anyone else. It was indeed nice having the sleek, well-fitting mouse that I'm used to having at my desk also available on the go without a long cable. It almost just feels expensive compared to that of what I normally use (likely because it does cost quite a bit more). Nonetheless, I felt my gaming stance was ultimately unaffected by having a wireless mouse at my desktop. I felt just as in control of the game as any wired mouse and only slightly defeated with the need to change batteries ever so often. If I'm worried about needing new batteries, I just toss a couple on my desk before starting an all-day game binge.
With the additional buttons I used a couple in game, but not quite as many as I thought I would have used (since I'd used so many from the G600). The buttons are within reasonable reach and very easy to click in game – so that wasn't it. It may have just been an odd week in gaming for me, but something kept me from wanting to use them this time. When I did finally get myself to use them it, wasn't too bad. I did find myself having a hard time distinguishing between which set of buttons I was using, the first third, second third, or back third. Eventually it got easier, but I still felt a little unsure as I pressed the buttons. Overall the extra buttons were nice, but I don't think that is what would make me buy this mouse per say.