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Logitech G602 Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8.1
Reviewed Dec 11, 2019 at 08:55 am
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Test Methodology v0.8.1
7.7
Mixed Usage
7.9
Office/Multimedia
7.4
Travel
6.7
Video Games (FPS)
8.4
Video Games (MMO)
4.4
Ultra-Light Gaming
Connectivity Wireless
Type
Standard

The Logitech G602 is a good mouse overall that has great MMO gaming performance. It has a good build quality, but it's not very portable as it's a little bulky. The mouse's ergonomics are good and most people won't have any issues with their hand size unless they have small hands, in which case only the palm grip is okay. This mouse is wireless but offers no charging option as it uses disposable batteries. On the upside, it has an excellent overall performance and is highly customizable with a large number of buttons. Finally, the accompanying software works flawlessly both on Windows and on macOS.

Note 03/02/2020: Due to losing the receiver for the G602, we couldn't retest our unit. We got a new mouse in order to retest it. These results are for the new unit and might differ from the initial review.

Our Verdict

7.7 Mixed Usage

This is a good mouse for mixed usage. It has excellent overall performance and is highly customizable thanks to its great accompanying software and a large number of buttons. The mouse has great ergonomics, but for people with small hands, only the palm grip is comfortable. In the other grips, some buttons will be hard to reach.

See our Mixed Usage recommendations
7.9 Office/Multimedia

The Logitech G602 is a very good mouse for office use. It feels very solid and has a good overall build quality. It's a versatile mouse with a large number of customizable buttons. It has great ergonomics and sits nicely in your palm. However, if you have small hands, this mouse might not be ideal if you prefer using the claw grip or the fingertip grip, as some buttons will be out of reach.

7.4 Travel

The G602 is a decent mouse for travel. It has a spot to store its receiver, but it's a bit bulky and might be hard to fit in a laptop bag. On the upside, the build quality is good and the wireless design is great to use in cramped spaces.

6.7 Video Games (FPS)

The G602 is a passable mouse for playing FPS games. The overall performance and click latency of the mouse are great, but it might be a bit heavy for some. It's a versatile mouse that allows you a great degree of customization and is very comfortable to use. However, if you have small hands, then you have to use the palm grip to comfortably reach all the buttons.

See our Video Games (FPS) recommendations
8.4 Video Games (MMO)

The G602 is a great mouse for playing MMO games. It's very versatile, has a high level of customization, and a large number of programmable buttons. It has great ergonomics and unless you have small hands, you can comfortably use all types of grips.

See our Video Games (MMO) recommendations
4.4 Ultra-Light Gaming

The G602 has poor performance in ultra-light gaming. It's a heavy mouse that isn't designed for this type of use as there's no way to make it lighter. It isn't a good choice for ultra-light gaming.

  • 7.7 Mixed Usage
  • 7.9 Office/Multimedia
  • 7.4 Travel
  • 6.7 Video Games (FPS)
  • 8.4 Video Games (MMO)
  • 4.4 Ultra-Light Gaming
Pros
  • Good build quality.
  • Good performance customization.
  • Comfortable design.
Cons
  • Bulky design.
  • Doesn't have a high maximum CPI.
  1. Update 3/2/2020: Converted to Test Bench 0.8.1.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style

The Logitech G602 looks like a gaming mouse but without much of a futuristic look. The right-click button is slightly larger than the left-click and there are two LED indicators for the battery and the dpi sensitivity. It has a large thumb rest and some buttons on the side that make it highly versatile, but at the same time make the mouse suitable for use only with the right hand. It's made out of solid matte plastic but doesn't give off the feel of a gaming mouse.

Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
N/A
Maximum Weight Without Wire
152 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
148 g

The Logitech G602 is a rather heavy mouse that doesn't favor lightweight gaming. The only weight optimization you can do is remove the battery cover, which doesn't help much.

7.2
Design
Portability
Length 5.3" (13.5 cm)
Height 1.7" (4.3 cm)
Width 3.2" (8.2 cm)
Volume
28.99 Cu. Inch (475 Cu. centimeter)
Cable/Receiver Storing
Yes

Update 01/27/2020: There is a socket for the receiver, it's located in the battery compartment.

This mouse has decent portability, but it's a bit big.

7.5
Design
Build Quality

The Logitech G602's overall build quality is good. It has a solid construction with sturdy buttons. However, it does feel cheaper than higher-end Logitech mice.

8.0
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
Yes
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
No
Grip Width
61 mm

The Logitech G602 is very comfortable to use for long periods of time. It's a mouse designed for right-hand use due to the thumb rest, the slight slant, and the button placement. It's suitable for any hand size as long as you use the palm grip. However, if you prefer the claw grip or the fingertip grip and have smaller hands, this might not be the best mouse for you.

Design
Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Palm Grip: Small Hand
Yes
Palm Grip: Medium Hand
Yes
Palm Grip: Large Hand
Yes
Palm Grip: X.Large Hand
Yes

If you use the palm grip, then the size of your hand isn't an issue with this mouse. You should be able to reach all the buttons comfortably.

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

People with small hands will have a hard time using this mouse with the claw grip. Both the buttons on the sides and the buttons on the top are hard to reach if you have small hands.

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

For fingertip grip, the Logitech G602 is suitable only for people with large hands. People with small or medium-sized hands will have a hard time reaching both the side and the top buttons.

5.9
Design
Wireless
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
Yes
Battery Type
2x AA
Use When Charging
No ( Single use batteries)
On/Off Activation
Auto Off And On/Off Switch

The Logitech G602 mouse comes with a USB receiver and offers no Bluetooth connectivity which isn't that great. If you take the mouse with you and forget the receiver, you won't be able to use it, but thankfully there's a slot for it. Also, if your batteries run out, you have to make sure you have replacement ones as there's no way to recharge the batteries using the mouse even if you use rechargeable batteries.

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Design
Cable
Cable Length N/A
Braided
No
Port Type: Mouse End
No Cable
Port Type: PC End
No Cable

The Logitech G602 is wireless only. Its only cable is a receiver extender one.

Design
In The Box

  • Logitech G602
  • Receiver extender cable
  • USB receiver
  • Manuals

Control
Control
Sensor
Sensor Technology
Laser
Works On Glass
No
8.0
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
14 ms
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
N/A

This mouse's click latency is very low, which is great. People using it shouldn't notice any delay, even when playing games.

8.5
Control
Performance
Minimum CPI (DPI)
250 CPI (DPI)
Maximum CPI (DPI)
2500 CPI (DPI)
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
50 CPI (DPI)
CPI (DPI) Error
-8.1 %
Mouse Acceleration
No
Lift Off Distance
2.4 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
500 Hz

The Logitech G602's performance is excellent. It allows you to customize the CPI with fairly small adjustment steps to match your preferences. For some gamers, the maximum CPI might not be enough, but most won't have an issue. When you're running out of battery, the mouse enters 'Endurance' mode to extend your battery life. When in this mode, the polling rate drops and the mouse becomes slightly less accurate.

9.1
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Number Of Buttons
12
Number Of Programmable Inputs
11
Profile Switching Button
Yes
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes

The G602 has an excellent number of buttons, all of which are programmable except for one. This is the button that toggles the endurance mode that extends your battery life by lowering the mouse performance.

6.0
Control
Mouse Wheel
Vertical Wheel
Physical
Vertical Wheel Incremented
Yes
Vertical Wheel Unlock Button
No
Vertical Wheel Tilt
No
Horizontal Wheel
None
Horizontal Wheel Incremented
No horizontal Wheel

This G602 has a mediocre mouse wheel. It offers you wheel incrementation feedback, but you can't unlock the wheel. This means that it can't scroll infinitely, which can become annoying if you want to quickly scroll through large documents.

Operating System And Software
9.8
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name Logitech Gaming Software
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
No

The Logitech Gaming Software is the customization software for this mouse. It's very versatile and works perfectly both on Windows and on macOS. It allows you to tweak lots of features regarding the mouse's performance and allows you to easily customize its buttons. The mouse has onboard memory so you don't have to reprogram the mouse each time you use it on a different computer.

The Logitech G HUB software also works with this mouse, but only on a Windows PC. When installed on our Mac, the software couldn't see the mouse.

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

The mouse is fully compatible both on Windows and macOS.

Compared to other mice

The Logitech G602 is an older version of the Logitech G604. It's a pretty good mouse overall and can be used for a wide variety of uses, but unfortunately, it can't be used wired, which is disappointing. Considering there's a newer and improved model of this mouse, it's a better option than the G602. If you're interested in Logitech products, also check out the best Logitech mice.

Logitech G604 Lightspeed
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The Logitech G604 Lightspeed is a better mouse than its previous version, the Logitech G602. It has overall better performance and is slightly more comfortable to use. It only uses a single AA battery, while the G602 requires two. You can also unlock the scroll wheel on the G604 for infinite scrolling.

Logitech G600 MMO Gaming
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The Logitech G602 and the Logitech G660 MMO Gaming are both great mice for MMOs. However, for MMO gamers who like to have a ton of programmable buttons, the G660 has nine more. It also feels better built and has a wider customizable range of CPI, but is wired-only. On the other hand, the G602 is wireless and has onboard memory so you can keep your customization options if you switch PCs.

Logitech G502 Hero
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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 can be used wireless.

Logitech MX Master 2S
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The Logitech MX Master 2S is a better office mouse than the Logitech G602, while gamers may prefer the layout of the G602 more. The MX Master 2S feels better-built and has better ergonomics. However, it's a larger mouse and people will smaller hands will likely have a hard time getting a comfortable grip. The G602, on the other hand, can be used in palm grip with small hands. The MX Master 2S is also rechargeable, while the G602 requires 2 AA batteries. That said, gamers will likely appreciate the six side buttons on the G602.

Logitech G305
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The Logitech G305 is a better gaming mouse than the Logitech G602. It has a much wider customizable CPI range. Its small frame will also be suitable for most hand sizes, though people with larger hands will have a tougher time getting a comfortable palm grip. While the G305 is smaller and lighter, the G602 has a more ergonomic fit and will likely be more comfortable thanks to its thumb rest.

Logitech G903
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The Logitech G903 is a better wireless gaming mouse than the Logitech G602. It's more comfortable for all hand sizes, has a better scroll wheel, a much wider customizable CPI range, and has a rechargeable battery. On the other hand, the G602 has a thumb rest on the left side for a more comfortable grip.

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