Logitech G502 Proteus Core Gaming Mouse Hands-on Preview

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Logitech G502 Proteus Core Gaming Mouse 2At PAX East 2014 Logitech showcased its G502 Proteus Core gaming mouse, which offers high-end performance with the flexibility needed to adapt on the go. Equipped with an all-new 12,000 DPI Sensor with advanced surface tracking and weight tuning, the mouse can be calibrated to meet the specific needs of its users for optimal performance.

The Logitech G502 Proteus Core also features the sharp eye-catching aesthetic expected of a gaming peripheral. The device is adorned in a series of black hard plastic plates that are molded for an ergonomic feel and the mouse buttons provide responsive tactile feedback when compressed. The Lip of the bottom left-side of the mouse offers a bright blue neon color that contrasts nicely off the black plastic thumb rest. Similarly colored backlit lights adorn the left-mouse button as well as an illuminated “G” logo on the device’s palm rest.

While testing out the device NBR was impressed by the mouse’s ability to quickly adapt to practically any surface via its new scanner. Truthfully the mouse works just fine on its standard universal setting, but NBR did notice a marked improvement in the device’s sensitivity and responsiveness after it had been adapted specifically for the gaming pad used in the demo. Adjusting the mouse for a new surface profile is fairly easy, requiring only a few minutes, and once a new surface profile has been setup it can be stored and saved as a selectable profile for future use. With the ability to select from multiple profiles instantly, users can quickly adapt the G502 to their specific gaming setup within a matter of seconds.

Logitech G502 Gaming MouseThe sensor isn’t the only adjustable feature found on the G502; the mouse also allows users to tweak the weight and balance of the device by placing up to five 3.6g weights in the mouse’s bottom panel. The bottom of the mouse features an easy to remove slide panel that allows the user to quickly add or remove the weights as they see fit.

The Logitech G502 also provides users with complete control over the 11 programmable buttons found on the device. NBR was able to quickly alter the mouse’s button setup as well as include more complex macro functions via the device’s software. Best of all any changes made will be stored directly on the mouse thanks to its on-board 32-bit ARM processor. Thus, even when playing on a new PC all of your customized macros will travel with you.

The Logitech G502 Proteus Core is currently available from select Best Buy retailers and will be available from more retailers starting on April 15. Users can also pre-order the G502 from Logitech’s website for $80.

 

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