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Redragon M602 Griffin RGB Wired Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Sep 17, 2021 at 10:14 am
Redragon M602 Griffin RGB Wired Picture
7.0
Office/Multimedia
6.9
Video Games (FPS)
7.1
Video Games (MMO)
6.3
Ultra-Light Gaming
4.8
Travel
Connectivity Wired
Type
Standard

The Redragon M602 Griffin RGB Wired is a right-handed gaming mouse with a glossy plastic body, a thumb and pinky rest, and two side buttons on the left. It's well-suited for all grip types and most hand sizes. However, it's a bit too large for small hands using a claw grip or small and medium-sized hands using a fingertip grip. Performance-wise, it has high click latency for a gaming mouse with an extremely high minimum lift-off distance. Also, while you can adjust the CPI within a reasonable range, the adjustment steps are irregular, and the minimum CPI is only 600, which may not be as low as some gamers would prefer.

Our Verdict

7.0 Office/Multimedia

The Redragon M602 is satisfactory for office and multimedia work. It feels well-built and has a comfortable, right-handed shape well-suited for all grip types and most hand sizes. You can also reprogram all of the buttons on the top of the mouse using the customization software. Unfortunately, it's a wired-only mouse without any wireless connectivity options, and the software is only compatible with Windows. Also, the scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and doesn't have a free-scrolling mode.

Pros
  • Feels well-built overall.
  • Comfortable, right-handed shape with a thumb and pinky rest.
  • You can program all of the buttons on the top of the mouse.
Cons
  • Wired-only.
  • Scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and has no free-scrolling mode.
  • Customization software is only compatible with Windows.
6.9 Video Games (FPS)

The Redragon M602 is an okay FPS gaming mouse, but it's heavy, has high click latency for a gaming mouse, and has an abnormally high minimum lift-off distance. Also, it has irregular CPI steps and a stiff rubber cable. That said, it feels well-built and has a comfortable right-handed shape with a thumb and pinky rest. It's suitable for all grip types, but it's too large for small hands using a claw grip or for small and medium-sized hands using a fingertip grip. Its mouse feet glide smoothly on mousepads and desks, but not as smoothly as most gaming mice with PTFE feet.

Pros
  • Feels well-built overall.
  • Comfortable, right-handed shape with a thumb and pinky rest.
  • Mouse feet glide smoothly on both mousepads and desks.
Cons
  • Heavy.
  • High click latency for a gaming mouse.
  • Stiff, cheap-feeling rubber cable.
7.1 Video Games (MMO)

The Redragon M602 is decent for MMO gaming, but it doesn't have nearly as many side buttons as a dedicated MMO gaming mouse. It also has high click latency and cheap-feeling, stiff rubber cable. That said, it feels well-built and has a comfortable right-handed shape suitable for all grip types and most hand sizes. Unfortunately, it has an extremely high lift-off distance, and although you can adjust the CPI, the adjustment increments are irregular.

Pros
  • Feels well-built overall.
  • Comfortable, right-handed shape with a thumb and pinky rest.
  • You can program all of the buttons on the top of the mouse.
Cons
  • High click latency for a gaming mouse.
  • Not nearly as many side buttons as a dedicated MMO gaming mouse.
  • Stiff, cheap-feeling rubber cable.
6.3 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Redragon M602 is a mediocre ultra-light gaming mouse and much heavier than what we'd consider a lightweight gaming mouse. It also has a high click latency, an abnormally high minimum lift-off distance, and a stiff, cheap-feeling rubber cable that retains kinks from its packaging and storage. Nevertheless, it feels well-built overall and has a comfortable, right-handed shape suitable for all grip types and most hand sizes. Its mouse feet glide smoothly on mousepads and desks, but not as smoothly as most other gaming mice with PTFE feet.

Pros
  • Feels well-built overall.
  • Comfortable, right-handed shape with a thumb and pinky rest.
  • Mouse feet glide smoothly on both mousepads and desks.
Cons
  • Heavy.
  • High click latency for a gaming mouse.
  • Stiff, cheap-feeling rubber cable.
4.8 Travel

The Redragon M602 is bad for travel as it's very bulky and likely won't fit in most laptop cases. It's also a wired-only mouse with no wireless connectivity options, and there's no way to detach the cable for transport. Nevertheless, it feels well-built and has a comfortable shape with a thumb and pinky rest. It also has onboard storage, meaning that you can use custom settings on computers without the software installed.

Pros
  • Feels well-built overall.
Cons
  • Wired-only.
  • Bulky; may not fit in most laptop cases.
  • Stiff rubber cable isn't detachable for transport.
  • 7.0 Office/Multimedia
  • 6.9 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.1 Video Games (MMO)
  • 6.3 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 4.8 Travel
  1. Updated Sep 17, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated Sep 14, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB
Design
Shape
Length 5.1" (129 mm)
Height 1.6" (42 mm)
Width 3.2" (81 mm)
Grip Width
61 mm
5.3
Design
Portability
Volume
26.48 inยณ (434 cmยณ)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No
Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
149 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
109 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
109 g
Weight Distribution
Back-heavy
Extra Weights
No
7.5
Design
Build Quality

The Redragon M602 RGB feels solidly built, but the right and left-click buttons feel different. Unfortunately, you can also actuate the side buttons if you press forcefully enough into the left side of the plastic frame, but this shouldn't present an issue during normal use.

8.5
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
Yes
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
No
Coating
Glossy
Finger Rest
Thumb and Pinky
Design
Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes
Design
Claw Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes
Design
Fingertip Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
No
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes
0
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
No
Battery Type
No Batteries
Use When Charging
No
On/Off Activation
None
Receiver Extender
No
Battery Indicator No
6.5
Design
Cable
Cable Length 6.1 ft (1.9 m)
Cable Type
Braided
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
No Port
Port Type: PC End
USB
8.0
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Ok
Material
Virgin Grade PTFE
Extra Included
No
Design
In The Box

  • Redragon M602 RGB Wired Gaming Mouse
  • Sticker
  • User documentation

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
Not Specified
Works On Glass
No
Minimum CPI (DPI)
600 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
7,200 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
N/A
CPI (DPI) Variation
5%
Minimum Lift Off Distance
7.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The available polling rate options on the Redragon M602 RGB Wired Gaming Mouse are 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz. This mouse has an abnormally high lift-off distance, and it will very likely continue tracking your movements when you reposition your mouse.

Note: The Redragon M602 RGB has irregular CPI adjustment steps. The steps vary between 40 CPI and 50 CPI. We were unable to set the mouse to 1000CPI for our test, so we tested at 1020 CPI instead.

7.6
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
8
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
9
Profile Switching Button
Yes
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

You can program all of the buttons on the Redragon M602 except for the mode switch button on the underside of the mouse that cycles between five customizable settings profiles. The software also forces you to have the left-click functionality assigned to one button at all times. You can also set five CPI settings and cycle between them using the CPI button behind the scroll wheel by default.

Control
Mouse Wheel
Scroll Wheel
Notched Wheel
Scroll Wheel Steps
24 Steps
Scroll Wheel Tilt
No
Thumb Wheel
No
Thumb Wheel Steps
No Thumb Wheel
Control
Noise
Click Noise
Loud
6.9
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
N/A
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
22 ms
Operating System And Software
8.0
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name Redragon Griffin
Software Windows Compatibility
Yes
Software macOS Compatibility
No
Account Needed
No
On-Board Memory
Yes
CPI (DPI) Adjustment
Yes
Polling Rate Adjustment
Yes
Profile Configuration
Yes
RGB On/Off
Yes

The software for the Redragon M602 RGB Wired Gaming Mouse is fairly intuitive, but the CPI is difficult to adjust as the sliders are small and the CPI steps seem to be irregular, alternating between 40CPI-50CPI. Also, there's no way to adjust the lift-off distance.

8.3
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Partially

All the default functions of the buttons on the top of the Redragon M602 RGB work by default in Windows and macOS. However, the mode switch button on the underside of the mouse is rendered useless in macOS because you can't configure custom profiles without the software.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Redragon M602 we tested is the glossy white variant, but it's also available in matte black. There is also a wireless version of this mouse that we haven't tested. You can see the label for our unit here.

Note: It appears the Redragon M602 may also be called the Redragon M607 Griffin in certain regions, but this isn't something we've been able to confirm. Also, Redragon has another, very similarly named gaming mouse called the Redragon M602 NEMEANLION, but this mouse is quite different from the one we tested.

Compared To Other Mice

The Redragon M602 is an okay, budget gaming mouse with a thumb and pinky rest, which is a fairly uncommon feature on an entry-level gaming mouse and is generally a feature found on more premium, feature-rich mice. It also has a dedicated profile cycle button on the bottom of the mouse, another uncommon feature. Unfortunately, this mouse is also distinctive for having an abnormally high minimum lift-off distance, so it should be avoided if you frequently reposition your mouse by lifting it a few millimeters from your mousepad or desk. It also has a high click latency, even compared to other budget mice. Lastly, although you can adjust the CPI, the adjustment steps are irregular, which can be irritating if you prefer using a precise CPI.

For more recommendations, see our picks for the best mouse, the best gaming mouse, and the best cheap gaming mouse.

Razer Viper 8KHz

The Razer Viper 8KHz is a better wired gaming mouse than the Redragon M602 Griffin RGB Wired. The Razer is much more lightweight and feels sturdier. It has a more flexible cable, mouse feet that glide more smoothly, and two additional side buttons on the right side, making it a great choice for right or left-handed users. Performance-wise, it has a much wider CPI range, a CPI you can adjust precisely and consistently, and a significantly lower lift-off distance. It also has a much higher maximum polling rate of 8000Hz, and a much lower click latency. On the other hand, the Redragon has a thumb and pinky rest.

Glorious Model O

The Glorious Model O is an excellent, wired ultra-lightweight gaming mouse, while the Redragon M602 Griffin RGB Wired is an okay wired gaming mouse. The Glorious is much lighter and feels sturdier. It also has a much wider CPI range, a CPI you can adjust precisely and consistently, a much lower lift-off distance, and a significantly lower click latency. On the other hand, the Redragon has a thumb and pinky rest. It also has three additional programmable inputs, including the up/down inputs of the scroll wheel and one additional button. The Glorious also has an ambidextrous shape, and the Redragon has a right-handed shape.

Razer DeathAdder V2

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a better wired gaming mouse than the Redragon M602 Griffin RGB Wired. The Razer is lighter and feels sturdier. It also has a more flexible cable and mouse feet that glide more smoothly. Performance-wise, it has a much wider CPI range, a CPI you can adjust precisely and consistently, a much lower lift-off distance, and a significantly lower click latency. You can also set a HyperShift button that lets you toggle between a second layer of commands. On the other hand, the Redragon has a thumb and pinky rest.

Redragon COBRA M711-FPS

The Redragon COBRA M711-FPS is a better wired gaming mouse than the Redragon M602 Griffin RGB Wired. The COBRA M711-FPS has a slightly more flexible cable and one additional button behind the scroll wheel. It also has a much wider CPI range, a CPI you can adjust precisely and consistently, a much lower lift-off distance, and lower click latency. On the other hand, the M602 Griffin RGB Wired has a thumb and pinky rest and mouse feet that glide more smoothly. Both mice are well-suited for all grip types and most hand sizes. However, neither is suitable for small hands using a claw or fingertip grip.

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