[section_title title=”Introduction”] Introduction
Logitech are synonymous with peripherals of all sorts but perhaps mostly their gaming efforts in the PC peripheral range. Today I’ll be looking at Logitech’s newest addition to their extensive G range with the Logitech G602.
The Logitech G602 looks set to be their top gaming mouse offering (arguably superseding the G700) as well as shipping with the Delta Zero technology that the more expensive G700 doesn’t. Coming in at £70, the G602 is certainly in the thicket of high-end gaming mouse costs but it appears to have the mechanics to match, too. The G602 has 11 programmable buttons, on the fly DPI switching and Logitech’s glorious software suit which I gushed over in my past G400S review here.
Without further ado, let’s see what makes the G602 package tick.
3-year Limited hardware warranty
Windows® 8, Windows 7 or Windows Vista®
Mac OS® 10.6.8 or higher
Receiver extender cable
2 AA batteries, pre-installed
Resolution: 250 – 2,500 dpi
Max. acceleration: >20G*
Max. speed: up to 2 meters/second (80ips)*
USB data format: 16 bits/axis
USB report rate: Up to 500 reports/second
Dynamic coefficient of friction – Mu (k): .09*
Static coefficient of friction – Mu (s): .14*
*Tested on wood-veneer desktop.
Buttons (Left / Right): 20 million clicks
Feet: 250 kilometers
Battery Life and Wireless
Performance mode: ~250 hours
Endurance mode: ~1440 hours
Wireless range: ~3 meters
The first thing to stick out in the above is the relatively meagre 2500DPI. Most gaming mice whether they’re wired or wireless tend to have the capacity of 5600DPI at this price range while some may even have up to 8200DPI. Admittedly, it’s highly unlikely there is a genuine need for anything higher than 5600DPI, I myself never go above 3200DPI, but 2500 does feel like a cutback for the sake of segmenting the G602 below the expected G702 at some point in the future. Secondly, the lack of rechargeable battery and included charging cable is a shame but to be expected really, and most likely, a feature reserved for the future G702. Lastly, compatibility with Windows 8 also means support for Windows 8.1 I’m happy to report after the G400S software refused to install under Windows 8.1 when I reviewed it.
Formalities aside let’s take a closer look at Logitech’s G602.