Staying competitive in the PC peripheral market can be a tough job. This is especially true when it comes to peripherals and controllers aimed at video games, and is particularly true in the case of the not-sohumble mouse. The market is packed to bursting with great brands and fantastic devices, and with the combination of innovative design and aggressive marketing, making a dent is difficult.
Reputation helps, of course, and Logitech is relying heavily on past glories to ensure that they remain relevant in an increasingly-competitive arena. But with products like the G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse – which forms part of their “newlook” gaming peripheral stable – that shouldn’t be too difficult.
It does bear mentioning that gaming mouse devices fall into sub-categories, even if they pretty much all do the same thing in principle. The G602, for example, falls into a category that appeals to players of MMORPG titles. In other words, it features more than the usual amount of buttons, taking as much control away from the keyboard as space allows, and giving it to the mouse. With 11 control inputs, it isn’t the most we have seen crammed on to a Logitech mouse, but the button placement on the G602 is far more sensible than some of their previous efforts.
While it is still friendlier to those with bigger hands, the eight extra buttons are well-positioned for easy access. Six are arranged in two rows on the left hand side of the mouse – effectively turning it into a right-handed only device – and two are arranged at the upper, outer side of the main left mouse button.
The G602 offers a distinctive look, too. It possesses a stylish asymmetrical design that sees the right button jut out further than the left, and a generous thumb rest is positioned below the left side buttons. This gives the mouse an overall scifi and certainly serious appearance.
And it performs remarkably well, considering that it is a wireless mouse. While most gamers will generally opt for a cabled device, Logitech have been making almost-lag-free wireless gaming mice for ages, and that technology continues in to this product. It features two modes (performance and endurance) which either ups the DPI to 2500 (performance) or maximises battery life by dropping the DPI to 250. There isn’t much in-between, which won’t sit well with those who tweak multiple DPI settings for optimal performance. At 2500 DPI, it also isn’t the most sensitive mouse around. But for its intended purpose – playing MMORPGs or strategy titles – the sensitivity is perfectly fine. It is also finished with materials that lead to greater levels of comfort. The G602 may not be the most sensitive mouse around, but it does the job well enough to be a good option.
While not the most sensitive mouse around, the G602 is great for things like real-time strategy and MMORPG gaming.
- 2500 dpi resolution
- Up to 1440 hours battery life
- Performance / Endurance modes
- 11 programmable controls
- Wireless USB reciever
- Great battery life
- Awesome looks
- Excellent materials
- Not very sensitive