When Logitech sent me its flagship wired gaming mouse, the G502, I was cautiously optimistic. Don't get me wrong, on paper, Proteus Core is a fantastic piece of technology, and whilst Logitech always delivered on its promises when it came to mice, there were a lot of unknown variables that could doom this particular mouse to mediocrity.
Logitech is famous for developing its G-series peripherals by fine-tuning favorite designs with each iteration. G502 might seem like a brand-new mouse, but it actually builds a lot on past success. There are some new stuff added to the mix, such as the 12K DPI sensor, and tunable balance and weight customization system, but overall the mouse doesn't feel too different from previous models, like say, the perma-wireless G602.
This rodent takes many bits and pieces from previous models, but it manages to bind them in a cohesive manner, resulting in what I'd call one of the best mice I used in recent memory. There are some slight missteps here and there, but the overall product is great.
Now, let's take a detailed (and way too long) look at the Logitech G502 Proteus Core gaming mouse, and see what makes it so good.