Logitech G502 Proteus Core Tunable Gaming Mouse (Previous model)
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Logitech G502 Proteus Core Tunable Gaming Mouse
As unique as you. Every gamer dominates differently. G502 Proteus Core is designed to let you mod it with unparalleled levels of customisation. Elevate your game with surface tuning calibration, weight/balance adjustment, DPI shifting, and 11 programmable buttons. Make Proteus Core yours, and then go make the competition yours.
Surface Tuning Calibration
Achieve maximum accuracy, precision and responsiveness with a sensor you can easily tune to work better on specific surfaces, including your gaming mouse pad of choice. Achieve maximum accuracy, precision and responsiveness with a sensor you can easily tune to work better on specific surfaces, including your gaming mouse pad of choice.
On-the-fly DPI Adjustment
Make the right moves with up to 5 DPI settings that take you from pixel-precise targeting (200 DPI) to lightning-fast maneuvers (up to 12000 DPI). Three buttons put a quick switch or temporary downshift for sniping in easy reach.
Weight and Balance Tuning
Tune Proteus Core to match your unique playing style. Optimise weight and center of balance with up to five 3.6 g weights for a personalised feel and better performance.
Dual-mode Scroll Wheel
An improved version of Logitech’s dual-mode scroll wheel gives you enhanced click-to-click precision for gaming and hyper-fast speeds for flying through long web pages.
11 Programmable Buttons
A 32-bit ARM processor controls Proteus Core's onboard memory, so you can assign single functions or intricate macros to any of the 11 buttons.
What you need; Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, or Windows Vista, Powered USB port, Internet connection and 100MB hard drive space (for optional software download).
1 x Gaming mouse
Tuning weights and case
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The shape of the mouse in real life is much more economic than the pictures suggest. The mouse is slanted to the right raising your index finger and putting your hand in a more neutral position which is comfortable for your wrist and hand.
The scroll wheel works well but it's very notchy and "loose" feeling - I'm sure you can get used to this and as the mouse gets used the parts will all settle in.
The sensor is simply awesome, nothing more to say.
The weights make a difference but ultimately you'll get used to whatever configuration you choose. Personally I added 3 weights around the sensor which gives a little more resistance but adding more weight to the back would allow the mouse to fall out of my palm at the back as I hold the mouse more towards the front so I removed the 2 rear weights, in an ideal world I'd like more weight at the front but even having the option to change the balance is a luxury!
After using it for a month or so now I absolutely love it. The back and forward buttons are well placed and I can hit them easily getting a tactile and auditory click to let me know they've been activated. The left and right clicks are sensitive enough for rapid pressing but not so sensitive that you're constantly accidentally triggering them. The scroll wheel for which I purchased this item works just like my old M500 and I love it. DPI changing is smooth and responsive and well indicated by lights on the mouse. The software for calibration and/or macro setup works great too and doesn't need to constantly sit in the background due to onboard memory on the mouse: perfect!
Only two downside and not significant enough to damper my enjoyment:
1. When you've got you hand positioned in order to use all the standard buttons you would have to have mutant length thumbs to reach the "sniper" button but given I play with a low DPI and don't like to shift it in-game that's not a big deal. If I place my thumb far forwards enough to press the sniper button comfortably I can't hit the "back" button because my hand is over it.
2. The mouse scroll wheel, like the M500, also has the functionality to be clicked left and right. This is great. However, in order for this to work involves introducing a tiny bit of give into the left and right motions of the scroll wheel. It is completely unnoticed during ordinary use except for when making a large sweeping movement from side to side (turning in an FPS with low DPI) giving the tiny auditory "ting" noise.
It's the most minor thing in the world but I figured I'd list it because I'm literally clutching at straws to find faults with this mouse. It really is nice.
I still agree with everything I said a year ago for starters, it's a great mouse. The software has been updated so that you can now customize things a bit more such as the G logo light (I now have it on a dim pulse which is much more appealing and has let me keep it switched on rather than just blinding bright/off).
I use this mouse daily, on lots of different sensitivity settings and on both hard and soft mouse mats. I can say confidently that I have had no issues with the feet of this mouse, when given a quick dusting they are as good as new (super smooth). Otherwise everything else is stated below, just wanted to inform new purchasers that this mouse will last.
Old Review :
Okay, So I spilt pepsi on my G9x and needed a replacement, considering logitech was bringing out a new mouse I thought why not?
I've been using the G502 for just under a week now and it is one of the best mice I have ever used. The sensor is pinpoint, no hardware acceleration at all and it feels this amazing on all DPI settings. It is true that you probably won't need to go anywhere near as high as 12,000 but the fact that logitech have enabled this does not take away from the tracking of the lower DPI's at all.
I use a loose palm grip for this mouse, it could be clawed however given the weight and position of the sniper button this could be uncomfortable for some. The sniper button itself doesn't impede my grip but you may need to adjust to keep from accidentally pressing it.Read more ›
Onto the mouse, has programmable profiles for ALL 11 buttons, it learns the surface really well and glides across with ease (Razer Goliath Mat) so you don't actually need one of Logitechs mats. The wire is braided which is great, even though its customizable like the RAT it feels great in the hand and is perfect for palm, finger and claw grip as the right and left mouse buttons are about the length of my middle finger so you never miss a click.
The infinite scroll is actually ontop of the mouse not like the G9x (a previous mouse I owned) this makes switching easy, and the software is great and really simple to use. Now to summarise
- Has 11 fully customisable buttons
- Has a thumb rest
- Has long click buttons
- Is really light (To me anyway)
- Self learns surfaces
- On-board memory so take your profiles with you
- Has a 12000 DPI sensor
- Is really well priced
- Has a braided Cable
- Only has blue lighting
- Not customisable
- Can only be used by right hand gamers
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is one of the best mouses I have used. The sensor feels absolutely perfect and my mouse reacts perfectly to my hand movements in game. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Mr. Antony B. Seddon
Fantastic mouse. Having used many mice, this is by far the best! Excellent build quality, functionality and softwarePublished 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
Bought this mouse to replace an aging 518mx.it feels excellent in the hand and is far more precise.Published 19 days ago by Nora
After using this mouse for near enough to 8 months I can confirm it is by far the best gaming mouse I have used to date. The optical sensor on this mouse is great. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Shane O'Neill
Mouse has excellent software to come along with, highly adjustable and really good in customisation. It provides high quality of movement, dpi and such. Read morePublished 1 month ago by PizzaBoy