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Optical switches built into the new gaming mouse

Optical switches built into the new gaming mouse

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Swiss manufacturer Logitech has unveiled three variants of the G502X gaming mouse. Optical switches are installed for the first time, which should feel like a mechanical switch.

In 2014, Logitech released the G502 mouse, followed two years later by the new RGB lighting edition. The G502 Lightspeed has been available in a wireless version since 2019 which, like the G502 Hero, has an optical sensor of up to 16,000 dpi. Now the Swiss with the G502X a new edition presents For the first time, optical switches are installed, which should feel like mechanical switches.

Logitech equips G502X with Sensor Hero 25K

There are three different versions of the G502X gaming mouse in total. All three variants have the Hero 25K sensor, which offers a resolution between 100 and 25,600 dpi. The maximum speed is 400 IPS. There are 13 programmable controls in total. In addition to the wired version that weighs just 89 grams and includes RGB lighting, there is also a Lightspeed version that can be operated wirelessly and does not require RGB lighting. According to the manufacturer, up to 140 hours of battery life should be possible. With the wireless gaming mouse, which weighs around 100 grams, Logitech claims to have made wireless technology 68 percent faster than its predecessor.

The top model in the series is the G502X Plus, which can be charged wirelessly. However, this requires a special mouse pad with Powerplay technology. The Plus version also features Lightsync RGB and eight-zone RGB lighting. Regardless of whether you charge the G502X Plus wirelessly or via USB-C cable, battery life is said to be up to 120 hours. Prices start at around €80 for the wired G502X, while the Lightspeed wireless variant costs around €150 and the G502X Plus costs just under €170. All three gaming mice are available in black or white.

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Collection for the new Logitech G502X gaming mouse:

  • Logitech has introduced the new G502X model series. There are three different versions of the gaming mouse.
  • All three variants combine optical switches that are supposed to feel like mechanical switches. In addition, the Hero 25K sensor is installed, which offers a resolution between 100 and 25,600 dpi.
  • The wired G502X is available for about 80 euros. If you prefer a wireless version, you have to invest around 150 euros for the G502X Lightspeed.
  • For just under 170 euros there is the top model G502X Plus, which can be operated wirelessly and can also be powered wirelessly. The Plus version also features Lightsync RGB and eight-zone RGB lighting.

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