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Logitech G502 HERO Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.3
Updated Sep 08, 2022 at 12:12 pm
Logitech G502 HERO Picture
7.0
Office/Multimedia
7.9
Video Games (FPS)
8.7
Video Games (MMO)
5.5
Travel
Connectivity Wired
Type
Standard

The Logitech G502 HERO is a wired gaming mouse that feels very well-built. Its right-handed shape offers ergonomic support with a thumb rest, and it has a ton of programmable buttons, including a sniper button. It also has remarkably low click latency and a wide CPI range. Though it's rather heavy compared to a dedicated FPS mouse, it comes with five removable weights to allow you to redistribute the weight to suit your preference. Its scroll wheel unlocks for free scrolling, and it has L/R tilts for horizontal scrolling, which are rare features on a gaming mouse. Unfortunately, it's a rather large mouse, and people with small hands will likely have a hard time getting a comfortable grip or reaching all the buttons.

Our Verdict

7.0 Office/Multimedia

The Logitech G502 is a very good mouse for office use. It has a right-handed, ergonomic design with a thumb rest, meaning it feels comfortable to use for long workdays. You can switch to a free-scrolling mode using a button behind the scroll wheel to make navigating long documents easy, and the scroll wheel also has L/R tilts for horizontal navigation. It has great customization features, thanks to its companion software, and you can reprogram nearly all of its buttons. Unfortunately, it's wired-only, and its cable is quite stiff, which may be a problem if you're working in a tight or cluttered space. It's also too large for users with small hands as they can't reach all the buttons.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Many programmable inputs.
  • Fully compatible with Windows and macOS.
  • Scroll wheel unlocks for free scrolling and has L/R tilts.
Cons
  • Large design may be uncomfortable for people with small hands.
  • Stiff cable.
  • Quite heavy.
7.9 Video Games (FPS)

The Logitech G502 HERO is a very good mouse for FPS games. It feels very well-built and comfortable to use thanks to its grippy body and right-handed shape with a thumb rest, which also has a sniper button built into it. It has remarkably low click latency and a wide, customizable CPI range. Unfortunately, it may not be the best option for people with small hands.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Outstanding click latency.
  • Many programmable inputs.
Cons
  • Large design may be uncomfortable for people with small hands.
  • Stiff cable.
  • Quite heavy.
8.7 Video Games (MMO)

The Logitech G502 HERO is an excellent MMO mouse. Although it doesn't have as many programmable inputs as dedicated MMO mice, you can reprogram buttons and assign a G-Shift button in the software to enable a second layer of commands. It feels very well-built and is comfortable to use thanks to its right-handed shape with a thumb rest. It also has very low click latency, a very wide CPI range, and you can set the CPI precisely in increments of 50. Unfortunately, it's a rather large mouse that users with small hands may find difficult to comfortably use.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Outstanding click latency.
  • Many programmable inputs.
Cons
  • Large design may be uncomfortable for people with small hands.
  • Stiff cable.
  • Quite heavy.
5.5 Travel

The Logitech G502 HERO is a poor mouse for traveling. It's wired only and has a stiff cable that isn't ideal for working in tight spaces like on a train or plane. It's also large and won't fit into most laptop cases.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Fully compatible with Windows and macOS.
Cons
  • Large design may be uncomfortable for people with small hands.
  • Stiff cable.
  • Too bulky to fit into laptop bags.
  • Quite heavy.
  • 7.0 Office/Multimedia
  • 7.9 Video Games (FPS)
  • 8.7 Video Games (MMO)
  • 5.5 Travel
  1. Updated Sep 08, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.3.
  2. Updated Sep 06, 2022: We've added a small disclaimer to the Compatible Software Option section which highlights some of the most commonly reported issues users online have encountered with Logitech's G HUB companion software.
  3. Updated Aug 12, 2022: Following the update to Test Bench 1.2, some of our test results have changed within both the Weight and CPI sections. We've added or modified some of the text in this article to clarify these changes.
  4. Updated Aug 10, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.2.
  5. Updated Jun 14, 2022: We've updated this review to Test Bench 1.1, which revamped our click latency test methodology. We've updated the text to reflect our new results in various sections, including the Click Latency test box, Usages, Introduction, and other locations where we discuss click latency.
  6. Updated May 30, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.1.
  7. Updated Dec 17, 2021: Updated review for accuracy and clarity.
  8. Updated Oct 05, 2020: Firmware update increased max CPI.
  9. Updated Oct 05, 2020: Updated review for accuracy and clarity.
  10. Updated Oct 05, 2020: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  11. Updated Dec 20, 2019: Converted to Test Bench 0.8.1.
  12. Updated Dec 11, 2019: Review published.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB

The Logitech G502 HERO has an aggressive gamer aesthetic with sharp angles and RGB lighting. The two RGB zones are located in the logo and on the left side to indicate the CPI setting. The buttons are made of glossy black plastic, while the body is matte black plastic, and the sides are covered with latex for added grip.

Design
Shape
Length 5.1" (130 mm)
Height 1.7" (42 mm)
Width 3.0" (76 mm)
Grip Width
63 mm
5.4
Design
Portability
Volume
25.32 inยณ (415 cmยณ)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No
8.5
Design
Build Quality

The Logitech G502 feels well-built and solid. Though there's a slight wobble in the mouse wheel, this is likely due to the L/R tilt feature, as this is a common issue in mice with that feature.

5.5
Design
Weight
Lowest Weight
120.7 g
Default Weight
120.7 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
Yes

You can adjust the Logitech G502's weight distribution by adding or removing the five 3.6g weights. You can also choose to remove the plastic plate covering the compartment for adding weights to save additional, but doing so negatively impacts the gliding experience, meaning both the Default Weight and Lowest Weight test include this bottom plate attached to the mouse.

8.5
Design
Comfort Of Use
Left-Handed Friendly
No
Ambidextrous
No
Coating
Matte
Finger Rest
Thumb

The Logitech G502 HERO feels very comfortable to use, thanks to its slanted design and thumb rest. However, it's a fairly large mouse that likely won't be comfortable for users with small hands.

Design
Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes

Small hands will have a hard time reaching the sniper button with a palm grip.

Design
Claw Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes

Small hands will have a hard time reaching the sniper button with a claw grip.

Design
Fingertip Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
No
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes

Small and medium hands may struggle to reach the sniper button and CPI button with a fingertip grip.

0
Design
Wireless Versatility
Maximum Of Paired Devices
Wired
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
No
Battery Type
No Batteries
Use When Charging
No
On/Off Activation
None
Receiver Extender
No
Battery Indicator No

For a wireless variant of this mouse, check out the Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED Wireless. You can also check out the similarly shaped Corsair IRONCLAW RGB Wireless.

7.0
Design
Cable
Cable Length
6.7 ft (2.0 m)
Cable Type
Braided
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
No Port
Port Type: PC End
USB

The Logitech G502's cable is decent. However, it's pretty stiff and tends to get caught on surfaces and create drag.

7.0
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Good
Material
PTFE
Extra Included
No

Its feet are decent. They're a bit thinner than average and have sharp edges, so they produce scratching sounds on desks and feel a bit rough. On the upside, they feel smoother on mousepads.

Design
In The Box

  • Logitech G502 HERO mouse
  • 5x 3.6g weights and weight case
  • User documentation

Control
8.1
Control
Additional Buttons
Total Number Of Buttons
12
Number Of Side Buttons
3
Number Of Programmable Inputs
21
Profile Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

You can reprogram almost every button on the Logitech G502 except the button behind the scroll wheel. You can use the software to assign a G-Shift button to enable a second layer of commands. There's also a profile switching button and a CPI switching button that allows you to cycle through your presets on the fly. It also has a sniper button on the left side in the thumb rest. For a mouse with a very similar shape but a four-button D-pad on the left side, check out the Cooler Master MM830.

9.1
Control
Click Latency
Expected Connection
3.7 ms
Wired
3.7 ms
Receiver
N/A
Bluetooth
N/A

The Logitech G502 HERO has remarkably low and consistent click latency. You won't experience any noticeable click latency-related delays while using this mouse.

7.7
Control
CPI
SRAV @ 1600 CPI
0.96%
SRAV @ 800 CPI
1.08%
SRAV @ 400 CPI
1.17%
SRAV @ Fixed CPI
N/A
Precision Error Between Speeds
0.71%
Precision Error Between CPI
0.52%
Worst Tracking Error
-17.50%
Minimum CPI
100 CPI
Maximum CPI
25,600 CPI
CPI Adjustment Steps
50 CPI
8.9
Control
Sensor Latency
Delay To Start Of Movement
13.6 ms
Delay At Half Movement
3.7 ms
Delay To End Of Movement
5.2 ms
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
HERO 25K
Works On Glass
No
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

This mouse has four polling rate options: 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz. You can also set four CPI presets per profile, which you can cycle through using an assigned button. If you're interested in a similar mouse with a sniper button but has a CPI you can adjust by increments of one, check out the Corsair M65 PRO RGB.

Control
Mouse Wheel
Scroll Wheel
Notched Wheel + Free Wheel
Scroll Wheel Steps
24 Steps
Scroll Wheel Tilt
Yes
Thumb Wheel
No
Thumb Wheel Steps
No Thumb Wheel

Its scroll wheel feels precise. You can unlock it for a free-scrolling mode using a button behind the scroll wheel. It also has L/R tilts, which can be programmed using the software. If you're interested in a very similar full-featured gaming mouse with a scroll wheel that you can set to automatically alternate between a notched and free-scrolling mode depending on the speed you're scrolling, check out the Razer Basilisk V3.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Quiet
Operating System And Software
10
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name Logitech G Hub
Software Windows Compatibility
Yes
Software macOS Compatibility
Yes
Account Needed
No
On-Board Memory
Yes
CPI (DPI) Adjustment
Yes
Polling Rate Adjustment
Yes
Profile Configuration
Yes
RGB On/Off
Yes

Logitech's G HUB software is exceptional. It's fully compatible with Windows or macOS and gives you many customization options for your mouse. This mouse also has onboard memory, so you can save your settings and retain them if you switch to a different computer. There were no issues using this software during testing. However, many users online have reported problems with Logitech's G HUB, including but not limited to startup issues, freezing, and connection issues with certain devices. If you'd like to share your experience using Logitech G HUB with this mouse, feel free to leave a comment in the discussions.

10
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Fully

This mouse is fully compatible with full customization support for Windows and macOS.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the Logitech G502 in black. There's a special edition (SE) variant that's black and white and a League of Legends collaboration variant with K/DA coloring. There's also a wireless version of this mouse, the Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED.

Compared To Other Mice

The Logitech G502 HERO is a premium-feeling, wired gaming mouse that's the updated version of the Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum. It has a lot of programmable buttons and a sniper button on the left side. Despite being designed for gaming use, it has office-oriented features like a scroll wheel that unlocks for free scrolling and has L/R tilts for horizontal scrolling. However, this mouse is designed for people with larger hands, and its cable is a bit stiff, creating drag when gaming.

See our recommendations for the best wired mouse and the best gaming mouse. If you're interested in Logitech products, also check out the best Logitech mouse.

Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED

The Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED is a better gaming mouse than the Logitech G502 HERO; it's a wireless mouse with lower click latency. The G903 feels just as well made but has an ambidextrous design and can be used in any grip by any hand size, except for fingertip grip, which may be a little too large for smaller hands.

Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED

The Logitech G502 HERO is a better gaming mouse than the Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED. It feels better built, has more programmable buttons, and you can set the CPI more precisely. Its scroll wheel also has L/R tilt buttons and a free-scrolling mode. On the other hand, the G305 can be used with any grip type by people with smaller hands and is more portable thanks to its smaller, wireless design.

Logitech G602

The Logitech G502 HERO is a better gaming mouse than the Logitech G602. It feels better built, has weight optimization, higher customizable CPI, and a better mouse wheel. On the other hand, the G602 is more suited to people with smaller hands due to its less bulky design, and you can use it wirelessly.

Logitech G604 LIGHTSPEED

The wireless Logitech G604 LIGHTSPEED is a better mouse than the wired Logitech G502 HERO, but the G502 is better for gaming. The G604 has more side buttons and is very comfortable to use, while on the other hand, the G502 is slightly better built and features RGB lighting.

Razer Basilisk

The Logitech G502 HERO and the Razer Basilisk are both great wired gaming mice. While they're both right-handed mice, the Razer is more suitable for those with small hands, as it may be tougher to reach all the buttons on the Logitech. On the other hand, the Logitech has a better cable and more programmable buttons. Logitech's software is also fully compatible with both Windows and macOS.

Logitech MX Master 3

The Logitech G502 HERO and the Logitech MX Master 3 are two very different mice. The G502 HERO is a very good, wired-only mouse made for FPS gaming. It's quite a bit lighter, has more programmable inputs, and has a significantly better sensor for gaming. On the other hand, the MX Master 3 is an outstanding wireless mouse for the office. It has a professional-looking design and many work-related extra features like multi-device pairing, two scroll wheels, and gesture commands.

Logitech G Pro Wireless

The Logitech G Pro Wireless is a better gaming mouse than the Logitech G502 HERO. Its wireless design is noticeably lighter. It's also smaller and is suitable for almost every grip and hand size. On the other hand, the G502 has a better cable, and its wheel has tilt inputs and can unlock for free scrolling.

Razer Basilisk V3

The Razer Basilisk V3 and the Logitech G502 HERO are full-featured gaming mice with comparable performance. The Razer is lighter and has a more flexible cable. It also has better quality mouse feet and lower click latency. On the other hand, the Logitech feels sturdier and has one additional button overall. Its software is also compatible with Windows and macOS, while the Razer software is only compatible with Windows. Both mice have scroll wheels with L/R tilt buttons and free-scrolling modes, but the Razer's wheel can automatically switch between modes depending on how quickly you scroll.

Razer DeathAdder V2

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a better wired gaming mouse than the Logitech G502 HERO. The Razer's click latency and sensor performance are slightly better, though this may not be noticeable. Fans of FPS games will likely appreciate the Razer's lower overall weight and less rigid cable that will glide easier on your desk. It's also better suited for people with small hands. The Logitech has more buttons, including L/R tilt buttons on the mouse wheel, and its software is fully compatible with both Windows and macOS.

GLORIOUS Model O

The GLORIOUS Model O is a much lighter mouse than the Logitech G502 HERO. The GLORIOUS has a much more flexible and lightweight cable, which should be better for gaming. The Logitech has a sniper button and a much larger design that's better suited for people with bigger hands. It also has an unlockable scroll wheel and a nice comfortable thumb rest.

Razer Basilisk Ultimate

The Razer Basilisk Ultimate has a very similar shape to the Logitech G502 HERO, but the Razer has better overall performance and versatility. The Razer is wireless and slightly lighter. It also has better quality mouse feet, slightly lower click latency, and it comes with a nice RGB charging station. Also, despite being wireless, it has a more flexible paracord-like charging cable. On the other hand, the Logitech is wired-only, but its software is compatible with Windows and macOS, while the Razer software is only compatible with Windows.

Logitech G703 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse with HERO Sensor

The Logitech G703 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse with Hero Sensor and the Logitech G502 HERO perform similarly as they have the same sensor but are different in design. The G502 is slightly bigger and has a more aggressive gamer-centric look, with twice the amount of buttons. The G703 is smaller and lighter and features a rather sleek and simple design. It’s also more versatile, as you can use it wirelessly with its USB receiver.

Corsair M65 RGB Elite

The Logitech G502 HERO is a slightly better gaming mouse than the Corsair M65 RGB Elite. It has lower latency than the Corsair and has more programmable buttons. On the other hand, the Corsair is smaller and lighter, though people with large hands may have a hard time using it with a palm or claw grip.

Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED

The Logitech G502 HERO is the wired equivalent of the Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED. You can use the LIGHTSPEED wired or wirelessly with its USB receiver but doesn’t support Bluetooth, while the HERO is a wired-only mouse. They both have the same design and sensor, so they perform almost identically.

GLORIOUS Model D

The GLORIOUS Model D is a much lighter mouse than the Logitech G502 HERO. The GLORIOUS might not feel as solid and well-built as the Logitech, but its cable is much more flexible and lightweight. On the other hand, the Logitech has a comfortable thumb rest and comes with multiple weights. It also has a lot more programmable buttons, and you can unlock the wheel for free scrolling. The software is also available on macOS, which isn't the case with the Model D.

Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT

The Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT and the Logitech G502 HERO have very different designs, but both mice use the same sensor. The G PRO can be used wired or wirelessly. It has a smaller body than the G502, and it's one of the lightest mice we've tested, making it an excellent choice for fans of ultra-light gaming. Its shape is almost universal and fits most hand sizes using any grip type. On the other hand, the G502 is a wired-only mouse with a right-handed shape and a thumb rest. Because of its larger size, people with smaller hands may have a hard time using it. Its design is also a lot more aggressive and gamer-centric, and it has more buttons and programmable inputs than the G PRO.

Razer Viper Mini

The Razer Viper Mini and the Logitech G502 HERO are very good FPS gaming mice with different designs. The Razer is a fantastic option for fans of ultra-light gaming mice. It’s much smaller, significantly lighter, and has an ambidextrous design well-suited for a fingertip grip. On the other hand, the Logitech has a more ergonomic shape with a thumb rest on the left side, but it’s heavy. It should be a better fit for people with larger hands. Its sensor performs a bit better, with a wider CPI range that you can adjust more precisely, a lot less CPI variation, and a lower lift-off distance.

Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed

The Logitech G502 HERO is a better gaming mouse than the Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed. The Logitech has more programmable buttons, a much more consistent sensor, and a better mouse wheel with L/R tilts, and a button to unlock free scrolling. It also uses Logitech's G HUB, which is compatible with both Windows and macOS. The Razer is wireless and has the same click latency as the wired Logitech. The Razer is also more suitable for people with small hands in both palm and claw grip.

Razer Basilisk V2

The Razer Basilisk V2 is a better wired mouse than the Logitech G502 HERO. It's a bit lighter, and its cable is noticeably better as well, as it doesn't create as much drag. The Razer is also a bit more comfortable to use. On the other hand, you can unlock the Logitech's scroll wheel for free scrolling, which the Razer's can't do. Also, the Logitech's software is available on macOS, while Razer Synapse 3 isn't.

Razer DeathAdder Elite

The Logitech G502 HERO is a larger gaming mouse than the Razer DeathAdder Elite and will be tougher for people with small hands to grip comfortably. While both mice are wired-only, the Logitech has a higher-quality cable that is more flexible. The Logitech also has more programmable buttons, a much better scroll wheel with L/R tilt, and an unlock button for free scrolling.

Razer Viper

The Razer Viper is a better FPS gaming mouse than the Logitech G502 HERO, but the Logitech may be a better choice if you prefer a palm grip, thanks to its thumb rest. The Razer has an ambidextrous, low-profile design suitable for a fingertip grip. Also, the Razer is noticeably lighter, which is great if you prefer lightweight mice. On the other hand, the Logitech has more programmable buttons, and its software is available on macOS, while Razer's software isn't.

Razer Naga Trinity

The Razer Naga Trinity and the Logitech G502 HERO are great gaming mice. They're wired right-handed mice that aren't recommended in any grip for people with small hands, though people with large hands should be able to use them both comfortably in any grip type. The Razer has a unique design with three optional side panels to give you the option of 2, 6, or 12 additional side buttons, while the Logitech has six programmable side buttons.

Razer Mamba Elite

The Razer Mamba Elite is an ever-so-slightly better mouse than the Logitech G502 HERO as it's lighter and is more comfortable to use for most people. However, if you have big hands, the shape of the Logitech is great. Its cable is also more flexible than the Razer's.

Logitech G MX518 Legendary

The Logitech G502 HERO is better than the Logitech G MX518 Legendary. The G502 HERO feels better built and more comfortable. Also, it has a lower lift-off distance, many more programmable buttons, and a much lower click latency. However, the MX518 Legendary's feet glide better, and its sensor is slightly more consistent than the G502 HERO.

SteelSeries Rival 600

The SteelSeries Rival 600 and the Logitech G502 HERO are great wired gaming mice. Both mice should be comfortable with any grip type for everyone except those with small hands, though medium-sized hands may have a hard time with fingertip grip on the Logitech. The Logitech has a slightly better cable, more programmable buttons, and a much better scroll wheel. On the other hand, the SteelSeries is lighter and has better ergonomics.

SteelSeries Rival 710

The Logitech G502 HERO is a slightly better wired gaming mouse than the SteelSeries Rival 710. The Logitech's weight is adjustable thanks to the five included weights, and its cable is higher-quality. The Logitech's CPI is also more accurate. The Logitech has a lower lift-off distance and more programmable buttons thanks to the L/R tilt on the scroll wheel. The SteelSeries is likely more comfortable to use over long periods.

Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury

The Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury and the Logitech G502 HERO are very similar. The G402 has lower click latency, a more consistent sensor, and it's lighter. On the other hand, the G502 has a shorter lift-off distance, more programmable buttons, and the scroll wheel has L/R tilt and free scrolling.

Razer Viper Ultimate

The Razer Viper Ultimate is a noticeably better performing mouse than the wired Logitech G502 HERO. The Razer is better for a fingertip grip and glides very well. Its wireless design and low weight make it a great mouse for FPS games. It's very comfortable to use, but people with larger hands might prefer the Logitech, especially with a palm grip.

Razer Viper 8KHz

The Razer Viper 8KHz and the Logitech G502 HERO are both wired gaming mice, but the Razer performs better overall. It feels better built and has an ambidextrous design, and it's significantly lighter. It also has lower click latency and a higher maximum polling rate. On the other hand, the Logitech has a scroll wheel with L/R tilt inputs and a free-scrolling mode. It also has a sniper button and a thumb rest.

Logitech G903 HERO

The Logitech G903 HERO is slightly better than the Logitech G502 HERO, but they have the same sensor. The G903 is wireless, and it's better suited for those with small hands using the claw or palm grip. However, the G502 is wired, feels better built, and is more comfortable overall.

Razer DeathAdder Essential

The Logitech G502 HERO is overall better than the Razer DeathAdder Essential. It has much lower click latency, a wider CPI range, a more precisely adjustable CPI, a lower lift-off distance, and a more consistent sensor. The Logitech has more programmable buttons, and its scroll wheel has L/R tilt buttons and can unlock for free-scrolling. Also, unlike the Razer, the Logitech has onboard memory to save your settings. On the other hand, if you prefer lighter mice, the Razer may be a better choice.

SteelSeries Rival 5

The Logitech G502 HERO and the SteelSeries Rival 5 are both very good, versatile gaming mice. The Logitech has a thumb rest, a scroll wheel that can unlock for free scrolling and that has L/R tilt buttons, and G-Shift programmability. Performance-wise, it also has a higher maximum CPI, a more precisely adjustable CPI, and a much better click latency. Comparatively, the SteelSeries has a better cable and more side buttons, including a toggle switch with up/down inputs. Both mice are ideal for all grip types, but neither is suitable for smaller hands.

Corsair Nightsword RGB

The Corsair Nightsword RGB and the Logitech G502 HERO are two very similar-looking mice, but the Logitech is better. The Logitech has wheel tilt for more inputs, a more stable and consistent sensor, and its lift-off distance is shorter. However, the Corsair's CPI can adjust much more precisely.

SteelSeries Rival 3

The Logitech G502 HERO and the SteelSeries Rival 3 are two very different gaming mice. The Logitech is an aggressive-looking mouse with a wider grip, a thumb rest, and more buttons. It also has a much wider CPI range, a lower lift-off distance, and better click latency. On the other hand, the SteelSeries is much smaller and significantly lighter. It also has better feet, and it's fully compatible with both Windows and macOS.

Corsair M65 PRO RGB

The Logitech G502 HERO is a slightly better FPS gaming mouse than the Corsair M65 PRO RGB. The Logitech has more programmable buttons, a scroll wheel with L/R tilt buttons that also unlocks for free scrolling, a higher maximum CPI, and a lower click latency. Comparatively, the Corsair feels sturdier and has a more precisely adjustable CPI. Both mice also have sniper buttons and are well-suited for all grip types, though the Logitech is better-suited for larger hands, and the Corsair is better suited for smaller hands.

Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum

The Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum is the predecessor of the Logitech G502 HERO. The HERO has an updated sensor with a much wider CPI range, a lower lift-off distance, and less CPI variation. It also has marginally better click latency, though it's likely too small of a difference to be noticeable. On the other hand, the Proteus Spectrum has a somewhat lower minimum CPI, but its sensor is much more inconsistent and undershoots the set CPI more during quick cursor movements.

Logitech G403 HERO

The Logitech G403 HERO and the Logitech G502 HERO perform almost identically since they have the same sensor. However, the G403 is better because it's lighter, and it has higher-quality cable and feet. On the other hand, the G502 has more buttons and programmable inputs, and the scroll wheel has a free-scrolling mode and L/R tilt inputs.

Logitech G PRO HERO

The Logitech G502 HERO and the Logitech G PRO HERO have different designs but are both very good gaming mice using the same sensor. The G502 has a more ergonomic body with a thumb rest and twice as many buttons as the G PRO. It’s also fairly big and heavy and should be a better fit for people with larger hands. On the other hand, the G PRO is small and lightweight. It has an ambidextrous design well-suited for a fingertip grip, and it should feel more comfortable for people with smaller hands.

Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro and the Logitech G305 HERO are both gaming mice, but the Razer is better-suited for FPS gaming, while the Logitech is more versatile, and you can use it for multiple game genres or office tasks. The Razer is wireless and much lighter than the Logitech, and it has better click latency. On the other hand, the Logitech has a wider CPI range, more programmable inputs, and a lower lift-off distance. It also has a more consistent sensor, and its companion software is compatible with macOS.

Logitech G203 LIGHTSYNC

The Logitech G203 LIGHTSYNC and the Logitech G305 HERO are both wired gaming mice, but the G305 HERO performs better overall. It's much more comfortable to use thanks to its right-handed slant and thumb rest. It also has more programmable inputs, a wider CPI range, and a scroll wheel that unlocks for free scrolling. On the other hand, the G203 LIGHTSYNC is much lighter and has comparably good click latency. However, it doesn't have onboard memory like the G305 HERO.

GLORIOUS Model I

The Logitech G502 HERO and the GLORIOUS Model I are both multi-genre gaming mice. However, they have some key differences. The Logitech has a scroll wheel with a free-scrolling mode, and it has more programmable inputs thanks to a shift feature in the software that adds an additional layer of programmability. Also, it feels better built and more comfortable to use. On the other hand, the GLORIOUS is significantly lighter, and its feet and cable are higher quality and don't cause drag.

Corsair IRONCLAW RGB Wireless

The Logitech G502 HERO is very similar to the Corsair IRONCLAW RGB Wireless when it comes to gaming. It's slightly lighter, but their overall performance is nearly identical. The Logitech is wired, while you can use the Corsair wirelessly. The Logitech's cable is slightly better, but the difference is minimal.

ASUS ROG Chakram Core

The Logitech G502 HERO and the ASUS ROG Chakram Core are both feature-rich, wired gaming mice. The Logitech has a higher maximum CPI, a more precisely adjustable CPI, a lower lift-off distance, and two extra buttons overall. Also, it has a scroll wheel with L/R tilt buttons that unlocks free scrolling, and companion software for Windows and macOS. Comparatively, the ASUS is lighter and has mouse feet that glide more smoothly. It also has a side-mounted joystick and hot-swappable left and right-click switches. Both mice are well-suited for all grip types, but only for medium and larger-sized hands.

ASUS ROG Spatha X

The Logitech G502 HERO and the ASUS ROG Spatha X are both versatile gaming mice for multiple genres, but the Logitech is wired while the ASUS is wireless. The Logitech is much lighter and has a higher maximum CPI. It has a lower minimum lift-off distance, you can set a G-Shift button to enable a secondary layer of commands, and its scroll wheel has L/R tilt buttons and a free-scrolling mode. Also, it has customization software for Windows and macOS, while the ASUS only has software for Windows. On the other hand, the ASUS feels sturdier and, despite being a wireless mouse, has a more flexible charging cable. It also has somewhat lower click latency.

ASUS TUF Gaming M3

The Logitech G502 HERO is a better gaming mouse than the ASUS TUF Gaming M3. The Logitech has a much wider CPI range, a more precisely adjustable CPI, a more consistent sensor, a lower lift-off distance, and a significantly lower click latency. It also has a thumb rest, more side buttons, and a scroll wheel with L/R tilt buttons that can also unlock for free scrolling. It's a larger mouse that's well-suited for all grip types but best-suited for larger hands. On the other hand, the ASUS is significantly lighter and best-suited for a claw grip for all hand sizes.

ROCCAT Kone AIMO Remastered

The Logitech G502 HERO is a better wired gaming mouse than the ROCCAT Kone AIMO Remastered. The Logitech is lighter and has a wider CPI range. It also has four additional buttons, a lower click latency, and a mouse wheel with a free-scrolling mode. Its companion software is also compatible with Windows and macOS, while the software for the ROCCAT is only compatible with Windows. Both mice are well-suited for all grip types and most hand sizes, but neither mouse is a great fit for small hands.

SteelSeries Aerox 5 Wireless

The SteelSeries Aerox 5 Wireless and the Logitech G502 Hero are multi-genre gaming mice with right-handed shapes. The SteelSeries connects wirelessly either with a USB receiver or via Bluetooth, and it's significantly lighter. On the other hand, the Logitech is a wired model with a thumb rest and three additional buttons. You can also set the CPI more precisely in a broader range, and its scroll wheel has L/R tilt inputs and a free-scrolling mode. Additionally, its software is compatible with Windows and macOS, while the SteelSeries software is only compatible with Windows.

Razer Basilisk Essential

The Logitech G502 HERO and the Razer Basilisk Essential are both gaming mice with thumb rests on their left side, but the Logitech performs better overall. The Logitech has a wide CPI range, a more precisely adjustable CPI, a more consistent sensor, a lower lift-off distance, and much lower click latency. It also has many more buttons, and you can unlock its scroll wheel for free scrolling. However, if you prefer lighter mice, the Razer weighs much less.

Redragon COBRA M711-FPS

The Logitech G502 HERO is a more versatile gaming mouse that performs better than the Redragon COBRA M711-FPS. The Logitech feels sturdier and has a thumb rest. It also has three additional programmable buttons, and its scroll wheel has L/R tilt inputs and a free-scrolling mode. Performance-wise, it has a lower click latency, a more precisely adjustable CPI, and a lower lift-off distance. Its software is compatible with Windows and macOS, while the Redragon software is only compatible with Windows. It also has a higher maximum CPI, though both mice have a maximum CPI that is much higher than what most gamers will need. On the other hand, the Redragon is somewhat lighter.

Corsair GLAIVE PRO

The Corsair GLAIVE PRO and the Logitech G502 HERO are both great wired gaming mice. The Corsair is a bit lighter, better suited for small hands, and has a wider CPI range. The Logitech has more programmable buttons and a slightly lower click latency, though this may not be noticeable to most people.

ASUS ROG Gladius III Wireless

The Logitech G502 HERO is a good wired gaming mouse, while the ASUS ROG Gladius III Wireless is a great wireless gaming mouse. If you like heavy mice, the Logitech is heavier and comes with extra weights to let you customize the weight distribution. Also, it has a thumb rest, more programmable buttons, and its scroll wheel has a free-scrolling mode, which is great if you want to use the mouse for office tasks. On the other hand, the ASUS is much lighter, and you can use it wirelessly via Bluetooth or its USB receiver. Its charging cable is better quality and more flexible than the Logitech's cable, and its mouse feet are also better. While the Logitech has slightly lower click latency, the difference won't be noticeable by most people.

SteelSeries Aerox 3

The SteelSeries Aerox 3 and the Logitech G502 HERO are very different. The SteelSeries is better suited for ultra-light gaming and is significantly lighter due to its honeycomb body. The Logitech is better suited for MMOs because it has many more buttons. The Logitech has a right-handed ergonomic design that's more comfortable than the SteelSeries's ambidextrous shape. It has a wider CPI range, a lower lift-off distance, and lets you adjust the sensitivity in smaller increments. The Logitech has better build quality overall, but the SteelSeries has higher quality feet.

SteelSeries Aerox 9 Wireless

The Logitech G502 HERO and the SteelSeries Aerox 9 Wireless are gaming mice designed for multi-genre or more complex games, with the SteelSeries specifically being more focused on MMO gaming. The Logitech is a wired-only model and is significantly heavier. It allows you to adjust the set CPI more precisely in a wider range.  Its scroll wheel also has L/R tilt buttons and a free-scrolling mode. On the other hand, the SteelSeries connects wirelessly with a USB receiver or Bluetooth. It's significantly lighter and has six additional buttons.

HyperX Pulsefire Raid

The Logitech G502 HERO is a better, more versatile gaming mouse than the HyperX Pulsefire Raid. The Logitech feels sturdier and comes with a set of adjustable weights. It also has a wider CPI, a more consistent sensor, a lower click latency, and a scroll wheel that unlocks for free scrolling. Additionally, it has customization software for Windows and macOS. Comparatively, the HyperX is lighter and has two additional side buttons. Both mice are suitable for all grip types, but neither is suitable for small hands.

Redragon M601 RGB Centrophorus

The Logitech G502 HERO is a versatile gaming mouse that performs better than the Redragon M601 RGB Centrophorus. The Logitech feels sturdier and has a thumb rest. It has five extra programmable buttons, and its scroll wheel has L/R tilt buttons and a free-scrolling mode. It has a somewhat more flexible cable, a CPI you can adjust more precisely within a broader range, a lower lift-off distance, and significantly a lower click latency. Also, its customization software is compatible with Windows and macOS, while the Redragon software is only compatible with Windows. On the other hand, the Redragon is more lightweight.

Anker Gaming Mouse

The Logitech G502 HERO is better than the Anker Gaming Mouse. The Logitech has better sensor performance because it has a wide CPI range and lower lift-off distance. Its click latency is lower, and it has many more programmable buttons. However, the Anker is better-suited for people with small hands who use the palm grip.

Corsair M55 RGB Pro

The Logitech G502 HERO is slightly better than the Corsair M55 RGB Pro. While it's heavier, the Logitech features more buttons and has an unlockable scroll wheel. It's better built and is also compatible with macOS. However, the Corsair might be a better option if you prefer a more straightforward design.

SteelSeries Rival 500

The SteelSeries Rival 500 and the Logitech G502 HERO are excellent MMO gaming mice. The SteelSeries is more comfortable to use, better suited for people with small hands, and has more programmable buttons. On the other hand, the Logitech has a better cable that's more flexible, has lower click latency, and has a more adjustable CPI range.

SteelSeries Rival 310

The SteelSeries Rival 310 is a better wired mouse for FPS gaming than the Logitech G502 HERO. The SteelSeries is quite a bit lighter, is more comfortable, and is better suited for people with small hands, as they can still grip it well with a palm grip. On the other hand, the Logitech has more programmable buttons, including L/R tilt buttons on its scroll wheel. It also has a lower lift-off distance, a wider and more adjustable CPI range, a lower click latency, and a more consistent sensor.

EVGA X12

The EVGA X12 and the Logitech G502 HERO are gaming mice designed for different uses. The G502 is designed to be versatile enough for multiple gaming genres. It has a right-handed shape and three additional buttons overall. Its scroll wheel also unlocks for a free-scrolling mode and has left/right inputs for horizontal scrolling. On the other hand, the EVGA is significantly lighter and intended more for fast-paced, competitive games. It has a true ambidextrous shape with a pair of side buttons on either side, making it a good choice if you're right- or left-handed. It also has a more flexible cable and a higher maximum polling rate of 8000Hz.

Cooler Master MM830

The Logitech G502 HERO is a better gaming mouse than the Cooler Master MM830. The Logitech feels sturdier and has better sensor performance all around. It also has much lower click latency, a mouse wheel with tilt buttons and free-scrolling capability, and software compatible with Windows and macOS. Comparatively, the Cooler Master has a directional D-pad side button cluster and an OLED display. However, its software is only compatible with Windows. Both mice are suitable for all grip styles, though they're best suited for palm or claw grip and mainly for larger hands.

Mad Catz R.A.T. 8+

The Mad Catz R.A.T. 8+ is slightly better than the Logitech G502 HERO. The Mad Catz is designed for any hand size with any grip type, has less CPI variation, and has a slightly wider CPI range. However, the Logitech has lower click latency, it has scroll wheel tilts, and you can unlock it for free scrolling, and it's fully compatible with macOS.

HP OMEN Photon

The Logitech G502 HERO is an excellent, wired gaming mouse, while the HP OMEN Photon is a good wireless gaming mouse. The Logitech is lighter and feels sturdier. It also has a higher maximum CPI, a more precisely adjustable CPI, and a much lower click latency. You can also set a G-Shift button to enable a secondary layer of commands, and the mouse wheel has a free-scrolling mode that the HP lacks. The software is also compatible with Windows and macOS, while the software for the HP is only compatible with Windows. On the other hand, the HP has modular pieces, including pinky rests and side buttons for both the right and left sides, two features the Logitech lacks.

Dell Alienware AW610M

The Logitech G502 HERO is a better gaming mouse than the Dell Alienware AW610M. The Logitech feels better-built, has a better cable, lower click latency, a better mouse wheel, way more programmable buttons, and a more adjustable CPI range. The Logitech G HUB software is also fully compatible with Windows and macOS, while Alienware's Command Center is only compatible with Windows. On the other hand, the Alienware is a wireless mouse while the Logitech is wired. The Logitech isn't for people with small hands.

Corsair SABRE PRO

The Logitech G502 HERO is a more versatile mouse than the Corsair SABRE PRO, which is a better choice for FPS gaming. The Corsair is significantly lighter, has a maximum polling rate of 8000Hz, and has a better click latency. It's well-suited for a palm grip, regardless of hand size, but those with smaller hands may not be able to reach all the buttons using a claw or fingertip grip. On the other hand, the Logitech is significantly larger and heavier, but it has more side buttons, and you can set a second layer of controls by programming a G-Shift button. It also has RGB lighting and a mouse wheel with tilt buttons, and a scroll wheel you can unlock for free scrolling. It's well-suited to larger hands using any grip type.

Mad Catz B.A.T. 6+

The Logitech G502 HERO has better overall performance than the Mad Catz B.A.T. 6+. The Logitech feels better built and has a higher maximum CPI range, a more consistent sensor, and a lower lift-off distance. It also has four additional buttons. The Logitech also allows you to assign a G-Shift button to enable a secondary layer of commands and the scroll wheel has L/R tilt functions and a free-scrolling mode. Additionally, the software is compatible with Windows and macOS, while the software for the Mad Catz is only compatible with Windows. The Mad Catz is significantly lighter and has modular pieces, including a thumb and pinky rest. It also has a higher maximum polling rate and side buttons on both sides.

Logitech G5

The Logitech G502 HERO and the Logitech G5 are wired gaming mice; however, the G502 HERO performs much better. The G502 HERO has a wider CPI range, a more consistent sensor, and a much lower lift-off distance. It also has onboard memory, and the G HUB software is available on both Windows and macOS. It also has significantly more buttons, including the option to assign a G-Shift button to give a second customization layer, and its scroll wheel unlocks for free scrolling.

Logitech ERGO M575

The Logitech G502 HERO is a great wired gaming mouse, and the Logitech ERGO M575 is a great ergonomic trackball mouse for office use. The G502 HERO is lighter, has a wider CPI range, a much higher polling rate, significantly better click latency, onboard memory, and a scroll wheel that unlocks for free scrolling and has L/R tilt buttons. On the other hand, the MERGO M575 connects wirelessly with a USB receiver and has a trackball. Both mice are best-suited for claw and palm grips, but neither mouse is suitable for smaller hands using any grip type.

Mad Catz R.A.T. 4+

The Logitech G502 Hero is a better wired gaming mouse than the Mad Catz R.A.T 4+. The Logitech feels much sturdier and has three additional buttons. You can also set a G-Shift button to enable a secondary layer of commands. Performance-wise, it has a much higher maximum CPI and a significantly lower click latency. Its scroll wheel also has L/R tilt buttons and unlocks for free scrolling. On the other hand, the Mad Catz is lighter and has an adjustable palm rest. Both mice are suitable for all grip types, but the Logitech isn't suitable for small hands.

Ninjutso Origin One X

The Logitech G502 HERO is a good, full-featured wired gaming mouse, while the Ninjutso Origin One X is a great ultra-lightweight wireless gaming mouse. The Logitech feels sturdier and has a thumb rest. It also has six additional buttons and a scroll wheel with left/right inputs and free-scrolling mode. Performance-wise, it has a much wider CPI range and much lower click latency. You can also adjust the set CPI, while the Ninjutso only has four default preset CPI settings. The Logitech also has customization software, which the Ninjutso lacks. On the other hand, the Ninjutso is lighter. It also has mouse feet that glide more smoothly, and it has a more charging flexible cable, despite being a wireless mouse.

ROCCAT Kain 100 AIMO

The Logitech G502 HERO and the ROCCAT Kain 100 AIMO are both very good wired gaming mice, but the Logitech performs better. The Logitech has a more ergonomic shape with a thumb rest on the left side. It has many programmable buttons, including a dedicated sniper button and two buttons on the top next to the left click, and a button to unlock the scroll wheel for free scrolling, which is rare among gaming mice. It has a more adjustable CPI within a broader range, a lower lift-off distance, and lower click latency. Comparatively, the ROCCAT is better suited for smaller hands.

DELUX M627

The Logitech G502 HERO is a good wired gaming mouse, while the DELUX M627 is an okay wireless gaming model. Overall, the Logitech performs better, thanks to its lower lift-off distance, more precisely adjustable CPI, and lower click latency. Also, it has more programmable buttons and a G-Shift feature that gives you a second layer of customization. Its scroll wheel has L/R tilt buttons and can unlock for free scrolling, which is great if you intend to use it for office work. On the other hand, the DELUX has a modular design and comes with magnetic thumb rests to make the mouse left- or right-handed.

Mad Catz R.A.T. DWS

The Logitech G502 HERO is a good wired gaming mouse, while the Mad Catz R.A.T. DWS is a decent wireless-only gaming mouse. Overall, the Logitech is better thanks to its wider CPI range, more precisely adjustable CPI, and much lower latency. It has more programmable inputs, and you can set a HyperShift button for more layers. Also, its customization software is available on both Windows and macOS, while the Mad Catz software is available on Windows only. On the other hand, you can use the Mad Catz via USB receiver or Bluetooth, but the Bluetooth latency is too high for gaming. The Mad Catz has a thumb wheel, and it comes with both adjustable and interchangeable parts to better fit your hand size.

BenQ ZOWIE ZA12-B

The Logitech G502 HERO performs better overall than the BenQ ZOWIE ZA12-B. The Logitech has a lower minimum CPI, and you can adjust its CPI range precisely in increments of 50 CPI. Also, it has a more consistent sensor, a lower lift-off distance, and a much lower click latency. Since it has customization software, you can remap almost all of its buttons, and you can even set a G-Shift button to give you more layers. Unlike most gaming mice, you can unlock the Logitech's scroll wheel for free scrolling, making it a great choice if you also intend to use it for office use. However, the Logitech is quite heavy, meaning the BenQ may be a better choice for fans of ultra-light gaming mice.

Dell Alienware AW510M

The Logitech G502 HERO is a better wired gaming mouse than the Dell Alienware AW510M. The Logitech has a much wider CPI range, a more precisely adjustable CPI, a more consistent sensor, and a lower click latency. It also has two more buttons than the Dell, and you can assign a G-Shift button to enable a secondary layer of commands. Additionally, its scroll wheel has L/R tilt buttons and unlocks for free scrolling. On the other hand, the Dell is lighter. Unfortunately, it only has software compatible with Windows, while the Logitech has software compatible with Windows and macOS.

Mad Catz R.A.T. 2+

The Logitech G502 HERO is a better wired gaming mouse than the Mad Catz R.A.T. 2+. The Logitech has a right-handed shape and feels much sturdier. It also has three side buttons, while the Mad Catz has none. Performance-wise, it has a much wider CPI range, a more precisely adjustable CPI, a lower lift-off distance, and much lower click latency. It also has customization software compatible with Windows and macOS. On the other hand, the Mad Catz has an ambidextrous shape and an adjustable palm rest. It's also much lighter, but it has customization software that's compatible with Windows only.

BenQ ZOWIE ZA13-B

The Logitech G502 HERO is overall better than the BenQ ZOWIE ZA13-B. The Logitech has a lower lift-off distance, lower click latency, and a wider and adjustable CPI range. You can remap buttons and assign a G-Shift through the G HUB software to give you extra customization layers. Also, unlike most gaming mice, you can unlock the Logitech's scroll wheel for free scrolling, making it more versatile if you also want to use it for office use. However, the Logitech is significantly heavier, so the BenQ may be a better choice if you prefer a lighter mouse.

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