Logitech G602 Gaming Mouse Review

Preface

I’ll be upfront, I am a big fan of Logitech-designed accessories. Ever since Microsoft went off on a tangent with their PC accessories, Logitech has been my go-to brand. However, as I have no association with Logitech, this will hopefully be a fair and unbiased review. :)

Introduction

After seeing a colleague using his funky cool Logitech G700s wireless gaming mouse at work, I was really eager to buy one myself. However, as I’m not a hardcore gamer, battery life was more important to me. Although you can still use the G700s while it is charging, but that kind of defeats the purpose of it being a wireless mouse – right?

So this lead me to look into the G602.

Design

Like other premium mouses from Logitech, the G602 is a stunner to look at and pleasure to hold/use. Though I must say, I am right-handed and cannot say the same for left-handed peeps. My recommendation for left-handed peeps is to look elsewhere, this mouse is clearly designed for right-handed people period.

Build

I found the rubber bits not very nice, especially the mouse wheel, it felt like cheap rubber. The same kind of cheap rubber mouse wheel found in the mouse that’s bundled with new PCs. Apart from this, the rest of the mouse feels like it’s made from solid premium plastic material.

Performance

As mentioned earlier, I’m not a hardcore gamer, and as such have not used any of the programmable buttons on the mouse. Therefore I am unable to comment on the effectiveness of those buttons – in particular is their placement.

It makes a big different when the mouse is set to performance mode vs endurance mode when playing time crucial games such as Diablo 3. However, it is less noticeable for non-time crucial games such as Hearthstone.

The G602 really lives up to its battery life claims, under endurance mode, can easily get over 2 months use before requiring a recharge/change of batteries. Under performance mode, lasts about 2 weeks.

I did not find the dedicated buttons for quickly changing the DPI useful during game play, probably because when I play games, I tend to want to be able to quickly move from one side of the screen to the next and never really had a need to slow down. However, the buttons came very handy for my creative work (Editing images in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, etc.), allowing me to fine tune artwork without having to zoom completely into the image. Therefore, allowing me to see how my changes affect the overall image without needing to have another copy of the image open or zooming back out.

Conclusion

The Logitech G602 gaming mouse is the perfect portable gaming mouse to take with you on trips, especially for those trips lasting longer than a week. But do not be fooled by all the buttons and branding/marketing of the mouse as a gaming mouse. The G602 makes for a perfect everyday use mouse too and with the ability to switch the DPI quickly; it’s also perfect for designers, allowing for that finer precision editing when required.

Product Photos

Figure 1. G602 inside packaging.
Figure 2. All contents taken outside packaging.
Figure 3. G602 next to nano receiver.
Figure 4. G602 connected to Surface RT.