For many years, I’ve only used gaming mouses from MAD CATZ until this year when I had to replace the RAT MMO gaming mouse I had for over a decade. I’ve tried many brands of gaming mouses and I’ve always had issues with the size and feel of them, especially where the forward/back buttons are located. Then I tried the Logitech G502 HERO High-Performance Wired Gaming Mouse and loved it.
With the MAD CATZ adjustable gaming mouses, they fit perfectly in my hand with the buttons all within reach. With other brands, the forward/back buttons for the thumb were all located further up so in order to use them, I always had to hold the mouse at a slightly odd angle. I know, this is probably not an issue for most of you, but for me, it was very annoying.
Since MAD CATZ hasn’t been a stable company, I decided to try the gaming mouses from Logitech. In the past, I’ve tried many other brands such as Steel Series and Razer, but they all never seem to feel right when I tried them.
Finally, when I tried the Logitech G502 HERO mouse, I found my new mouse. This mouse has been the best seller on many marketplaces, even on Amazon, and now I see why.
The list of features includes the HERO 25K sensor, DPI up to 25,600, RGB lighting, Adjustable weights, and 11 programmable buttons.
As a gamer and someone who uses a fairly high DPI setting, having the HERO sensor is key to being precise. I have a triple monitor setup and it makes it easier to scroll across multiple monitors on a high DPI setting, but when it comes to other mouses, their sensors aren’t as good and would get too sensitive on high DPI settings. The problem with this is that when I click a mouse button on another mouse, you would get a slight jittery effect almost like your mouse isn’t stable. With the G502 mouse, I don’t have any of these issues. It’s extremely precise and stable.
Another feature that I love is the adjustable weights. The MAD CATZ RAT MMO mouse I had for years also had adjustable weights so I was able to get the weight and feel just right. With the G502, I was able to do the same thing and I love it.
The last feature I needed when looking to replace my old mouse was programmable buttons. As an MMO gamer, I like to program the buttons to do repetitive tasks. I don’t macro, which would be against the rules of all MMOs, but I do like to program the buttons to actions that can be mapped to keystrokes within the game itself. With 11 programmable buttons, there’s more than enough for me to use.
The regular price for the mouse isn’t cheap, but it’s well worth it. Remember the saying, you get what you pay for, right? Also, this mouse seems to go on sale quite often on Amazon so look out for them.