Published on Monday, 09 September 2013 17:56
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Although I’ve used and tested over 60 different mice models from most manufacturers around so far i can't say that there have been many wireless ones that i would ever consider playing games with. As a matter of fact aside the very good R.A.T.9 by Mad Catz and the Ouroboros by Razer (which shares quite a few characteristics with the R.A.T.9) i don't think there's a chance I’d ever use another wireless gaming mouse with one of my desktop systems since yes i do like to play games whenever i find the time. Logitech has also launched a few wireless "gaming" mice in the market with very good performance levels but so far none felt exactly at home when playing fast passed FPS and MMOs something which is naturally considered as an issue especially for gamers. Well it seems that Logitech is not giving up on gamers and so just recently they announced their latest G602 Wireless Gaming mouse which has been on our test bench for just over a week now.
Focused on innovation and quality, Logitech designs personal peripherals to help people enjoy a better experience with the digital world. We started in 1981 with mice, which (new at the time) provided a more intuitive way of interacting with a personal computer. We became the worldwide leader in computer mice, and have reinvented the mouse in dozens of ways to match the evolving needs of PC and laptop users. Since those early days, we have expanded our expertise in product design beyond the computer mouse, with a broad portfolio of interface devices that are the “last inch” between you and your computer or your console game, digital music or home-entertainment system. With products sold in almost every country in the world, Logitech’s leadership in innovation now encompasses a wide variety of personal peripherals (both cordless and corded), with special emphasis on products for PC navigation, gaming, Internet communications, digital music and home-entertainment control. For each of our product categories, we study how our customers use their digital devices, and then our designers and engineers set their sights on how we can create a better experience with those devices – richer, more comfortable, more fun, more productive, more convenient, and more delightful.
Unlike the R.A.T.9 or the Ouroboros the G602 doesn't feature a lightning fast laser sensor for two very obvious reasons. 1st it wasn't designed with hardcore gamers in mind (hardcore gamers almost always use wired gaming mice) and 2nd a more powerful/faster laser sensor would only deplete the 2 AA batteries a lot sooner and since the G602 doesn't feature a rechargeable battery pack that would not be a good thing. Still the delta zero optimized 2500DPI LED sensor should be more than enough for regular gaming and if what Logitech claims about it being extremely accurate is real then it could also be ideal for professionals as well. The G602 also features a total of 11 fully programmable buttons which is not something we've seen in the past with a wireless gaming mouse so that's also a good addition. Going back to the battery life according to Logitech the G602 features two different modes selectable by a switch at the top. So we have the performance mode which according to Logitech is the one for gaming and demanding applications and can last for up to 250 hours of use and the endurance mode which obviously cuts down the performance of the mouse in order to extend the life of the batteries up to 1440 hours. So on paper the G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse seems like the best companion even for casual gamers but we are here to check and see if that's really how things are.