Logitech G502 X Plus evaluation: An icon remodeled

(Pocket-lint) – The Logitech G502 Lightspeed is slightly of a legend within the gaming mouse enviornment. A tried-and-trusted vintage with a perfect design, a variety of flexibility and a profitable function structure that others have attempted to emulate.  

Now Logitech has taken that icon and stepped forward upon it with 3 mice – the stressed G502 X, the wi-fi G502 X Lightspeed and the G502 X Plus. The latter of those 3 is the high quality and person who the corporate claims to incorporate a variety of “step forward inventions” to provide the highest gaming enjoy conceivable. 

How does the Logitech G502 X Plus cling up in an international of superlight and gamer-pleasing mice from the contest regardless that? Now we have been taking part in with it to determine. 


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Our fast take

The G502 X Plus is a welcome improve to a tried-and-trusted legend. It is the little issues that truly make this mouse nice, together with the addition of hybrid optical switches, attention-grabbing RGB, the swappable facet button and extra. It is nice searching, feels just right within the hand and is, most significantly, a perfect gaming device. As soon as once more, Logitech has nailed it with its gaming mouse design. 

Logitech G502 X Plus review: An icon revamped

Logitech G502 X Plus

4.5 stars – Pocket-lint beneficial


  • Crisp clicks
  • Comfy ergonomics
  • Awesome hybrid switches
  • PowerPlay compatibile

  • Feels slightly much less top rate than the unique


A legend reinvented

  • Lightforce hybrid optical-mechanical switches
  • Hero 25K sensor, 40G2 max acceleration, 400IPS max pace
  • 13 programmable buttons 
  • 5 on-board reminiscence profiles 

The Logitech G502 X Plus is to be had in both white or black and appears totally trendy because of its Lightsync RGB lights zones. However it is instantly recognisable as being a G502.

That vintage and iconic ergonomic form continues to be there with the sloped facet grip, the sharp and angry-looking body and more than one facet buttons. Some issues are the similar and a few have modified. There aren’t any swappable weights incorporated with the G502 X Plus, so it is not weight-adjustable like the unique type. As an alternative, Logitech has lower the burden all the way down to 106 grams and made some under-the-hood improvements.

We instantly spotted this once we first picked the mouse up and began taking part in with it, because it feels somewhat slightly lighter and possibly slightly inexpensive within the hand as a result of it. That does not imply it is not a top quality mouse regardless that, because the G502 X Plus indubitably has so much going for it.

The free-spinning mouse wheel design continues to be there for a get started. It is been tweaked to make it lighter and extra strong, with exact ratchet modes that offer somewhat a large number of audible and tactile comments while you scroll. Then you’ll be able to click on the button in the back of the wheel to place it into the sleek hyper-fast scroll mode the place it is going to simply spin and spin. 

This can be utilized for artful in-game instructions and macros or simply insanely immediate scrolls on lengthy webpages (or unexpectedly zoom out and in). Then again, it makes for a just right fidget spinner substitute when you find yourself bored. 

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It is the issues that you’ll be able to’t see simply that make the Logitech G502 X Plus extra fascinating and interesting regardless that. Essentially the most fascinating of those are the brand new Lightforce switches incorporated within the line-up. Those are hybrid optical-mechanical switches which can be designed to provide the accuracy of optical switches however with the pleasant clicky really feel of mechanical ones. 

Logitech says that the Lightforce switches be offering “unheard of pace, precision, and reliability”. Extra importantly, they are correct and be offering ultralow latency optical actuation, so your clicks are tracked as it should be all the way through gaming periods. When taking part in you indubitably really feel (and listen to) a crisp click on from the primary left and proper switches, regardless that we did understand a disparity between the 2 with regards to the sound. 

In each stressed and wi-fi modes, we discovered the G502 X Plus delivered the products with regards to accuracy and monitoring of our clicks. 

There is a wealth of additional buttons at your fingertips too. This contains two DPI adjustment buttons on most sensible, subsequent to the primary left transfer and 3 facet buttons. Such a is a DPI-shift button which you’ll be able to press to drop right into a decrease DPI for a short lived second (very best for small sniping actions). This button is fascinating as a result of you’ll be able to pop it off and opposite it for a distinct have compatibility or flick it off in favour of a cap which renders it out of date if you do not find it irresistible. 

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Wi-fi freedom

  • 120 hours battery lifestyles (with out RGB), 37 with it on, USB-C charging
  • 8-zone RGB lights
  • PowerPlay appropriate

The Logitech G502 X Plus makes use of Logitech’s LightSpeed wi-fi generation to offer a forged connection for your PC whilst gaming. It does not have Bluetooth, nevertheless it does boast up to 120 hours battery lifestyles with out RGB on. Logitech has additionally moved to USB-C charging, which will probably be welcomed through many preferring it to the growing older micro-USB setup on earlier mice. 

As you would be expecting the G502 X Plus has more than one low-friction PTFE toes and simply glides in regards to the table. It isn’t as slick and agile because the Logitech G Professional X Superlight or Razer Viper V2 Professional, however that is most commonly a weight factor and we are proud of the button and {hardware} trade-off right here. 

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Any other benefit the G502 X Plus has over the contest regardless that is its compatibility with Logitech’s PowerPlay device. It is a charged mouse mat which wirelessly powers your mouse when you use it, that means that you just by no means need to plug the G502 X Plus in for some further juice. It is an extra acquire, however a profitable one in our thoughts. 

As though that wasn’t sufficient, the Lightspeed wi-fi tech has been up to date so you’ll be able to attach more than one units to at least one dongle. Now you’ll be able to use the Logitech G502 X Plus with the similar dongle as you might be the usage of for the Logitech G915, G915 TKL or G715 gaming keyboards.

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The G502 X Plus indubitably has so much going for it. It is swish, succesful and agile. With more than one buttons that come with left and proper tilt at the mouse wheel and customisation choices in G Hub, there is masses to love right here. It additionally has onboard reminiscence too, so you’ll be able to customize it to fulfill your wishes.  


To recap

The Logitech G502 X Plus takes an icon and improves upon it in different techniques. Logitech is as soon as once more onto a winner with this one, regardless that some may want the lighter G Professional X Superlight.

Writing through Adrian Willings. Enhancing through Verity Burns.