Logitech’s G502 X gaming mice have USB-C and clicky optical switches - The Verge

Logitech is releasing new gaming mice that sport fast optical-mechanical buttons and include USB-C on the wireless models. There’s a wired G502 X model, a wireless Lightspeed option, and a Plus version with Lightsync RGB.

Logitech has three new gaming mice, and the wireless ones finally have USB-C up front. That’s right, Micro USB’s reign of terror continues to be on the decline as Logitech’s new G502 X series gaming mice come to succeed the company’s popular G502 line.

The three mice — G502 X, G502 X Lightspeed, and G502 X Plus — also now include hybrid optical-mechanical buttons for greater responsiveness as well as a more precise 25,600 dpi “Hero 25K” sensor. They’ll have an overall lighter weight and come in both black and white.

While the mice sport the company’s new “Lightforce” hybrid optical-mechanical switches that are designed to utilize the speed of optical technology, they also include the clicking satisfaction of a traditional mouse button. Logitech claims that the optical switch also wears less, so it’ll last longer than a fully mechanical one.

The base G502 X is wired and has the lightest weight of the bunch at 89 grams. Both the G502 X Lightspeed and G502 X Plus have 68 percent faster connectivity than the previous G502 Lightspeed, but only the G502 X Plus comes with the company’s gameplay-reacting Lightsync RGB feature.

The wired G502 X. All models come in black or white.

    Image: Logitech



    The wireless Plus model has all the RGBs.
    Image: Logitech

The slight redesigns include a reversible DPI shift button for more customizability, and if you’re a gaming novice like me, you’ll like the fact that you can remove it if you don’t use it. Logitech also lightened the scroll wheel to make free spinning easier but can also switch to ratcheted scrolling.


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