Mice infestation: 37 gaming mice review

37 gaming mice of 15 brands tested

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Logitech: G402, G403, G502, G Pro and G900

If you say peripherals, you say Logitech. With six different mice this is by far the biggest participant of this test, and that is only a selection of the wide variety of mice that they offer. For the most part Logitech has their business in order when it comes to rgb-lighting and synchronization of it, with extensive software that allows you to change a wide variety of things. 

The G402 Hyperion Fury and G403 Prodigy both cost about 70 dollars, but clearly have different target audiences. The G402 Hyperion Fury is a long, small mouse but has an Avago AM010-sensor that has a relatively low maximum dpi of 4000. Here and there the sensor is having difficulties with higher speeds and on the smooth cloth mouse pad we see negative acceleration. For low-sense gamers the relatively high lift-off distance is an important downside. 

Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury Logitech G403 Prodigy Corded

With the G403 Prodigy, Logitech also has an option if you want a less extrovert design. Here, the used sensor is also a PMW3366. The low weight of the mouse stands out, but using the added weight you can increase this from 87 to 97 gram. The sensor performance is good, which makes it a good choice combined with a low lift-off distance. A wireless variant is also available: the G403 Prodigy Wireless has an average price of 130 dollars and is slightly heavier because of its integrated battery, but is the same mouse in every other regard. If you prefer a wireless mouse, this rodent can be worth the additional price. 

Logitech G403 Prodigy Wireless
The G403 Prodigy Wireless is the same mouse, but without a wire.

However, our favorite model is the G502 Proteus Spectrum. The mouse is very comfortable in your hand and the primary mouse buttons feel very responsive. The automatic flywheel stance of the scroll wheel is borrowed from the MX Master, a more business oriented high-end mouse, and also works well on this gaming mouse. With five separate weights you can increase the weight of the already rather heavy mouse further, but this is of course optional. The nine extra buttons, that include a sniper button, can be programmed using the previously praised Logitech software. 

Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum

True e-sporters often prefer a mouse with less craziness: a model that is 'simply good'. To accommodate this audience Logitech developed the G Pro Gaming Mouse, which shows a lot of technical similarities with the G502 but with a smaller and more simplistic symmetrical design. As with the G403 Prodigy it is very light, although you cannot add extra weights to this model to increase this. It is a worthy top model for this category, but the low weight and compactness have to appeal to you. 

Logitech G Pro Gaming Mouse

The final Logitech mouse that we cover is the most high-end gaming mouse that the brand offers. The G900 Chaos Spectrum was originally released at about 211 dollars, but can be found for a lot less by now. Previously you were laughed at if you wanted to game with a wireless mouse but this is definitely no longer the case with the G900: the connection has a response time of 4 milliseconds and according to the tests of Logitech this is faster than even some wired competitors. 

Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum

The sensor performance is simply excellent and the lift-off distance is low at 1.2 mm. The design is symmetrical - meaning that left handed people can also use this mouse - but also slightly smaller when compared with the G502. This might not be an ideal option if you have big hands. This however does not change the performance of the mouse at all. 

Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum


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