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Logitech G502 Proteus Core tunable 12,000 dpi gaming mouse

by Mark Tyson on 8 April 2014, 14:57

Tags: PC, Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGI)

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Logitech today launched a new gaming mouse called the Logitech G502 Proteus Core Tunable Gaming Mouse. The key selling points of this gaming rodent are in its tunability; it can be adjusted for surfaces such as wood, laminate, steel or mouse pad (but no mention of shag pile) and the user also has access to a range of weights thanks to its five removable 3.6g chevrons. Other gaming niceties include; 11 programmable buttons, in-game DPI shifting and a dual-mode fast-scroll or click-adjust mouse wheel.

This new gaming mouse's tunable sensor covers a wide range from 200 to 12,000 dpi. When tested using the Logitech G240 mousing surface it achieved a maximum acceleration of greater than 40G and maximum speed of greater than 300ips. The sensor employs Logitech's Delta Zero technology which offers "unparalleled tracking performance and responsiveness," thanks to its zero sensor acceleration, zero smoothing or filtering, and zero pixel rounding config.

"With the world's best sensor technology, complete surface, weight and balance tuning and mechanical switches, we have made a mouse that dominates," said Ehtisham Rabbani, general manager of the Logitech gaming business. "The Logitech G team believes that when hype fades, Science Wins!"

As mentioned by Rabbani above, the G502 uses mechanical mouse micro-switches for all 11 clickable buttons. The primary buttons are rated to 10 million clicks. Buttons are programmable with commands and macros which are savable to one of three onboard profiles. Users can also select from "thousands of profiles" thanks to Logitech Gaming Software.

Logitech in-game DPI shifting allows five levels "from headshot-precise 200 DPI targeting to lightning-fast 12,000 DPI maneuvers". Again you use the Logitech Gaming Software to configure these settings.

The weight of the G502 is adjusted with five removable weights, under a magentic flap on the mouse base, of 3.6g each. Logitech points out that you can also place/remove these weights for front/back, left/right side balance purposes.

Other G502 key specifications include:

  • USB report rate: 1ms
  • Standard mouse weight: 168g
  • Mouse Dimensions: 132 x 75 x 40mm
  • Warranty: 3 years
  • OS: Windows Vista or newer

The Logitech G502 Proteus Core Tunable Gaming Mouse will be on show at the PAX East show this weekend if you want to have a try. It is expected to become available in both the US and the UK later this month with a suggested retail price of $79.99 or £69.99, respectively.

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12000 dpi just seems like epeen waving to me. My RAT 7 has 6400 which is too fast on a lot of things (i.e. anything other than PvP FPS games). For something like deus ex it needs turning down to 2000dpi to be playable.
“The Logitech G team believes that when hype fades, Science Wins!”

Help, help! I'm drowning in a sea of your irony.
I run at 1200 dpi or less… that 12000 dpi is silly. I do like the weights though, like my g9x. The extra buttons would be nice too.
I'm so frustrated and disappointed in Logitech this generation; all I want the classic shape (G5, G400) with solid build, a nice textures, quality buttons and an upgraded scroll wheel.

Couldn't be less interested in the G Series; they look cheap, gimmicky and ugly.
I'm not getting a new mouse until DPI is measured in nine digit numbers. I fully intend to use the head of a pin as a mousemat… there's plenty of room left between all those dancing angels.

Until then I'll continue using a normal sized mousemat and therefore 12,000 DPI is completely and utterly pointless to me.