Logitech’s G602: The Über-Wireless Gaming Mouse, Plus Two New Mouse Pads

Posted on August 27, 2013 3:12 PM by J.D. Kane

There are many reasons why most gamers prefer a wired mouse over a wireless one. Input lag, battery life, and limited functionality/capability are just a few that spring to mind. It looks like Logitech might have a panacea for these issues and more, however, with its brand new G602.

Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse Angled

The G602 is a wireless gaming mouse unlike any other. For one thing, it should have virtually zero input lag. Logitech has achieved this by a 2.4GHz wireless connection with a 2 millisecond report rate, thereby using its USB nanoreceiver’s entire bandwidth. The nanoreceiver can even be positioned optimally – free from lag-inducing physical obstructions – via a supplied extender cable.

Another thing going for the G602 is Logitech’s claim that it can survive up to 250 hours between necessary battery changes in its Performance (i.e., more power-hungry) mode. As the company says, that is up to eight times longer than similar gaming-grade wireless mice. It’s not as if it runs on exotic/expensive power cells, either; the G602 runs on two AA batteries.

The G602 has some serious gaming cred, as well, with its 11 fully programmable buttons, easy DPI switching (min 250, max 2500), and a smart Delta Zero sensor that can automatically switch from Performance (gaming) mode to a more responsible Endurance (low power consumption) mode. Delta Zero is also claimed to be precise and accurate, necessary for gaming.

Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse Side

A right-handed mouse, the G602 has slip-resistant grips incorporated onto its body to ensure comfort and control.

The G602 is available for pre-order now at $79.99 plus shipping.

Logitech also has two new mouse pads on offer: The G440 Hard Mouse Pad, and the G240 Cloth Mouse Pad. The G440 boasts a low-friction surface optimized for speedy manoeuvres, a consistent surface texture which means you can use the entirety of the mouse pad, a stable rubber base, and the strength of a multi-layer construction. The G240, on the other hand, has a cloth surface optimized for low-DPI needs, moderate surface friction for fine control, and the same consistent surface texture characteristics as the G440. Both mouse pads are claimed to be “matched to Logitech G Sensors” by the company.

Logitech G440 Hard Gaming Surface

The G440 is available for pre-order at $29.99 plus shipping, while the G240 is available for $19.99 plus shipping.

All of these products are expected to become available next month.

  • http://techgage.com/ Rob Williams

    Love the fact that it lasts so long on batteries, but I can’t help but wish it just came with a rechargeable battery I could charge every week or so just by plugging it in overnight.

    This mouse has a LOT going for it though… I’m definitely intrigued.

    • Corey Naish

      Nailed it. This would be an instant buy if I could recharge it or plug it in while using it… I’ve been waiting so long for a MX800/G7 replacement… the G700S is not it, they changed the form factor and it looks god awful. None of the other peripheral companies have caught my eye yet either..

      • Kayden

        I had been a die hard Logitech user until the G9, my hand is too big for it and it was catching my pinky when I was playing games. I moved over to the RAT 9 and loved it, but the batteries gave out after a year, to be fair I did use it almost 14 hours a day on average and the precision aim was a little hard to use when I had it setup for the FWD and BACK buttons. Then I went to the RAT 7 MMO and it is practically perfect. If you haven’t check these guys out, it might be worth a try.

        • http://techgage.com/ Rob Williams

          I’d consider a mouse that lasts a year with that kind of heavy use to be pretty damned good. I’d be fine with buying a new mouse every year if it’s good, given the amount of time I put into mine also.

          • Kayden

            I do to. I just could never buy the custom rechargeable batteries for it, so I had to go with another wired mouse from the same production to keep what I liked. That sorta sucked.

          • Corey Naish

            I may end up picking one of these up, I’m still using my G9X, which is fine… but… ugh… cables..

    • jz100

      You can use rechargeable AA batteries.

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