The terms “wireless” and “gaming mouse” are rarely juxtaposed, and for good reason: Gamers never want to be caught in a situation where their mice batteries die while in the heat of battle. In this regard, Logitech claims its newest wireless gaming mouse, the G602, is a game-changer. Fortunately, it sent us one to see if we agree.
There’s no doubt about it: It’s embarrassing to be caught with your pants down. All the shocked looks, the awkward explanations… Not that I’m speaking from experience, but, well, you know…
Most gamers I know don’t trust wireless gaming peripherals. Cable clutter is no problem; they’d rather have that kind of potential mess than suffer from the traditional problems that afflict wireless gear. Especially for competitive gamers, disconnections, input lag, and, worst, dead batteries are analogous to being caught with one’s trousers bunched around one’s ankles in socially-awkward contexts.
Well, when Logitech first announced the G602 wireless gaming mouse back in late August, it claimed that its newest wireless wonder could survive up to 250 hours on one pair of AA batteries in its hungry Performance Mode (and up to 1440 hours in Endurance Mode!). These claims certainly caught my attention, since they addressed my biggest misgiving regarding wireless gear. Even though I’m not a competitive gamer by any means, I can think of no worse scenario than for your mouse to just conk out on you in the middle of a heated battle. It’d be a lot like running out of ammo right in the middle of a firefight.
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