Logitech G502 Wired Vs Wireless

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G502 Wired Vs Wireless Comparison

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Logitech Lightspeed

Logitech G502

Proteus Core/Spectrum
Price: $$
  • Highest DPI: 12,000
  • Lowest DPI: 200
  • Weight: 121G
  • Report Rate: 1 MS
  • Wired

Logitech G502

Price: $$
  • Highest DPI: 16,000
  • Lowest DPI: 100
  • Weight: 121G
  • Report Rate: 1 MS
  • Wired

Logitech G502

Price: $$$
  • Highest DPI: 25,600
  • Lowest DPI: 100
  • Weight: 114G
  • Report Rate: 1 MS
  • Wireless

Logitech G502 LightSpeed (Wireless)

Logitech G502 LightSpeed | Photo by Logitech

The Logitech G502 LightSpeed is a wireless version of the original Logitech G502 Proteus/Hero mouse. This is a great wireless gaming mouse that has specifications that surpass its wired counterparts with DPI as high as 25,600. Traditionally, gamers avoid wireless mouses because of the high latency, however, the LightSpeed model is able to achieve a 1ms wireless report rate which is comparable to the 1ms USB report rate on the wired models.

The battery life in the Logitech G502 LightSpeed is able to hold a charge of 48 hours of continuous use with default lighting settings and up to 60 hours with no lighting. The mouse can be charged with a USB 2.0 to micro USB wire, with a charge rate of 2.5 hours of battery on a 5-minute charge.

As for the wireless receiver, Logitech’s recommended distance is 20 cm between the receiver and the mouse to maintain optimal performance. They also recommend keeping the mouse and receiver 2 meters away from other wireless routers or 2.4 GHz devices to minimize environmental noise.  

For those that want to avoid charging the mouse on a bi-weekly basis, Logitech offers an expensive solution, which is the Logitech Powerplay Wireless Charging System. The Powerplay mouse pad has a built-in wireless charger that charges the mouse during both play and rest. The mousepad also has a built-in receiver that also provides a 1ms wireless report rate.

Logitech Powerplay
Logitech Powerplay Wireless Charging System | Photo by Logitech

Logitech G502 Proteus/Hero (Wired)

Logitech G502 Hero | Photo by Logitech

The Logitech G502 mouse (Proteus/Hero) is the wired version of the Logitech G502 (LightSpeed) wireless mouse. Some of the differences between the wired and wireless models are that the LightSpeed wireless model has nearly double the DPI and requires weekly charging. The wired G502 also significantly lower price point than the wireless G502.   

Despite the differences between the two models, the G502 is one of the most popular gaming mouses due to its ergonomic design and 11 programmable buttons. The mouse is adaptable for both claw and palm grip, which allows for extended gaming or work sessions. In the supplied items within the box, Logitech also provides five 3.6 gram weights which could be placed underneath the mouse for custom weight adjustment.

Besides the customization, the G502 also has very high build quality, as for myself, I have been using the G502 Proteus Spectrum for nearly 4 years and there has been zero issues with the mouse performance or led. After years of usage, I decided to buy the Logitech G502 LightSpeed, which allowed for countless hours of cordless gaming.

logitech g502 hero weights
Logitech G502 Hero Removable Weights | Photo by Logitech

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