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Just so put this out there now, I'm not a gamer and I don't use this mouse for gaming, I'm a CAD engineer.
This thing has some weight to it, you're either going to like that or you're not. I like it. It glides quietly across the desk (I don't use a mat) and the clicks are rather quiet. Somethin I really like. Only gripe I have is that the scroll wheel is really loud (like "ker-chunk, ker-chunk, ker-chunk") when the slow scroll is locked in.
Really though, the fast scroll wheel is basically what sold this mouse to me, it just keeps on spinning, makes for very fast workflow.
All my buttons are customized of course but the software wants to keep going back to default button assignments, I have to keep openng the software and reloading my prefered button profile. A bit annoying, not sure if there's something I'mm missing.
All-round great mouse, I'm sure you don't need me to say so.
Also, 16,000 DPI?? Really? Who's ever going to use that? 0.001mm of movement across the desk equates to the mouse pointer telleporting across all 3 monitors =/
Big disappointment, i bought the g502 back in 2015-2016, and it became my favorite mouse ever... extremely comfortable and responsive... the mouse wore out from all the use and there was no grip, the bottom of the mouse lost its texture so it wouldnt slide around on the mousepad anymore.. fast forward 2019 a sale for the g502 SE, i figured id buy it since my Proteus Spectrum lkasted so long, anyway after a few months of using this mouse it started to double click when id left click, so i emailed logitech they made me do some stuff and they agreed the mouse was defective and they sent me a new g502 SE.. i got it it worked perfect for about a month and then the right click stopped working whenever id hold the right click down in game (aim down sight) itd just zoom in and out making it near impossible to get an accurate shot on people. 2 defective mouses 1 lasted about 5 or so months while the other lasted 1 month before it got issues, dont buy this mouse until logitech decides to fix this issue, im forced to swiutch over to a competitor mouse now since this one dosnt seem to be working.
They're all ok mice (the G602 is great but the DPi rating makes it more of an office mouse than a Gaming mouse). The M65 Pro is a tad small while the Razer Mamba T.E just glitches from time to time and stops tracking (known issue).
What I'm saying is I needed a new mouse. In come the Logitech G502 Hero SE. $39.99 CAD for what is a superb mouse. It's comfy, it tracks perfectly, mouse acceleration is what it should be as well. It's a Logitech mouse, it works like a mouse is supposed to work. It doesn't glitch, it's not too big or too small either and the DPI rating is way more than enough needed for 1440p gaming.
Definitely recommend. It's a bargain at this price.
You're here because the dime-a-dozen mice you can find at your local shop aren't what you're looking for, but also because you don't want to spend a quarter of a grand on some over-blown monstrosity that is just as likely to break as the aforementioned dozen. Outside of a weird corner-cutting spell some time ago, Logitech has consistently made great peripherals since Windows 3.1 and the G502 line is no different. So why not 5 stars?
1. The software is awful. G HUB is kind of in permanent beta status or something and doesn't work as well as you want it to. Fortunately, LGS works and is solid.
2. 3 of your 9 buttons are reserved, meaning when you drop into a game, you cannot bind them to "mouse n". The only way around this is to use G Hub (or Logitech Gaming Software) to bind these three buttons to actual keyboard keys and then bind them in the game. For the curious, these are the two buttons on the left-click button, and the aim button (which is actually nifty for temporarily dropping the dpi for when you're sniping).
3. Ergonomically, this mouse feels thin, but that's more on me. I bought this to replace a Sidewinder X5, which I would buy again if Microsoft was still making peripherals, but it is what it is. The X5 had a nice little fat butt and a small ledge for your ring and pinky fingers. I'd been using that mouse for over 12 years so switching to a thinner mouse feels weird and uncomfortable.
4. The mouse wheel is metal (or metallic) and while neat, is not a great material choice for something you need to grip with the pad of your finger unless you have grimy, sweaty hands all the time (no judgment here). OOB, the wheel is a bit stiff, but after a few hours of use, it loosens up (which is a bit scary - shouldn't it last longer?), but I still find I click the MMB more often than I want to (i.e. at all) when I am simply trying to scroll. This can be a problem in games where MMB is assigned to something. Speaking of the MMB, there's a button to unlock it so it spins like a fidget spinner. I can't imagine anyone would ever use this practically.
All said, it's just nitpicking. For the price point, you're buying an excellent, customizable mouse. The biggest downside are the reserved buttons, but then again, a lot of games don't recognize buttons assigned past Mouse 5. I cannot comment on the longevity of this thing, but I can't assume I'll get the same mileage out of it as I did the old X5. That thing was a workhorse.
UPDATE: From 4 to 2 stars. It's been just shy of a year with this mouse and the good news is the odd stiffness of the scroll wheel is no longer an issue. The bad news is the mouse will inevitably fast double-click on a single press. It doesn't happen all the time, but that exact issue is what I picked up the G502 to resolve on an older mouse. That old mouse lasted for 15 years (Sidewinder X5). This one has lasted 10 months. I highly suggest that you search any mouse model you're considering and add "double click" to it to see how many results you get. Apparently the G502 is notorious for this double-click issue and it's a gamble on whether or not it will happen.
The mouse isn't worth the price when you consider this, it's such a common issue I wish I looked into it more before buying this mouse. I got the Proteus Spectrum before this and they seemed like the same mouse so I got the Hero on Sale. Big mistake...
If you really want this mouse, buy the Proteus! It's way more reliable and is almost exactly the same.
I am so disappointed in this mouse. I bough it to game, it's a gaming mouse. Yet, the right button quickly start missbehaving. I can't hold down the button, it keeps double clicking. So I can't drag and drop, channel skills and so on. I looked online and a lot of people have the same isssue, apperently from metal fatigue in the switch. I bough this mouse a little over a year ago, so the warrently is over, curious timing. I had mice that lasted for a whole decade.
The mouse's ergonomic is excelent though.
Edited: I contacted Logitech and with the troubleshooting we realizes the Logitech Hub app is causing the issue. Since the mouse now works great, I raised the overall rating from 1 to 4.
I don't get it... Most of the reviews I read online (from reputable web sites) gave this mouse glowing reviews but after a couple of months, I had to swap it out for one similar to the one I replaced this Logitech mouse with...
Although it's beautifully made and was a good value for the money, I never felt settled with this mouse for a variety of reasons:
1. The clicks are very loud and very tinny. It got aggravating after a while, and it can be heard by anyone within 100ft away. 2. Accuracy /tracking often seemed off and I would miss my target both in Windows, Photoshop, and in video games. 3. The ability to change sensitivity is ridiculously easy to accidentally trigger, and since you have so many combinations to choose from, you never know if you got the one back that you started with... God help you if this happens (and it will) in the middle of an online game. 4. Left click and hold sometimes doesn't register such that drag and drop can get frustrating. 5. Right click doesn't register if your hand isn't properly on the mouse *just so*. 6. The roller wheel is not as grippy and rubbery as I like, so it never felt all that confidence-inspiring when using it. 7. The weights never felt good... You place them in the bottom of the mouse so that it either drags or it's too light. I prefer weights that are closer to the middle of the body of the mouse.
All in all, my game performance dropped and I made a lot of frustrating errors when using this mouse. It's the first time I've ever given up on a mouse before its time and I would not recommend this model unless you have used one before and are happy with it.
I gave it to my 10 year old son, we'll see if he gets along with it better than I did.