Give me ONE reason NOT to upgrade - Logitech G502 Lightspeed Review

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  • Published: 20 May 2019
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    The Logitech G502 is maybe the best, most popular gaming mouse ever, but that doesn’t mean there’s no room for improvement. The G502 Lightspeed is the new wireless version with the HERO sensor, but can it compete with the DeathAdder, Finalmouse, or even Logi’s own G Pro Wireless?

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  • Linus Tech Tips
    Linus Tech Tips   5 months back

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    • HP
      HP  4 weeks back

      You can't butterfly click

    • AimLimit
      AimLimit  2 months back

      Has anyone realized that Linus only has white and Asian people working for him

    • The Dukx
      The Dukx  2 months back

      Linus Tech Tips little did Linus know that once all the final mouse mice are sold out they all cost 300 bucks

    • Sada Yukinaga
      Sada Yukinaga  5 months back

      Screw off Linus I LOVE MY HYPER FAST SCROLL*spins the scroll wheel*

  • Sin4Gin
    Sin4Gin  2 days back

    switches click on release causing double click, Poor from Logitech!

    • Ivan Angelov
      Ivan Angelov  2 days back

      Just by the cheapest wired mouse you can find on Ebay

      • Jerry Ham
        Jerry Ham  3 days back

        1:10 I love how the cursor zips across the screen as he picks up the mouse

        • Johnathan Ulrich
          Johnathan Ulrich  3 days back

          Linus is it is a genius he already knows about mouse I am using I love it

          • Johnathan Ulrich
            Johnathan Ulrich  3 days back

            I love when he hold of them I’ll see you just see the cursor in the background move them on the screen

            • BlackHeart
              BlackHeart  4 days back

              I currently have the Logitech g402 series mouse and to be completely honest, its still more than enough for me. I just want an upgrade because I need a mouse that has 4 side buttons instead of the g402's 3....
              I play Warframe so I use the side buttons as my 1-4 abilities because its easier for me.

              This mouse is more than I wanna spend tbh and to be extra honest, wireless is terrible. latency aside, the real issue is the battery or constant re-charging it needs. But yeah.

              • Ali_ReBORN
                Ali_ReBORN  5 days back

                Now all Logitech needs to do is make a smaller form factor G502 like the Finalmouse Ultralight 2 Cape Town! I’d buy multiple units!

                • Ianuarius
                  Ianuarius  5 days back

                  I much prefer using batteries compared to this cable charging.

                  1. Batteries last for like 3 months instead of 3 days.
                  2. Inserting the wire is ok, but getting it out of the mouse without breaking it in the long run is insanely difficult. Pretty much need pliers to get it out of the awkward crevasse without damage to the wire or the mouse.
                  3. Rechargeable batteries have lasted for me like 6 years already.

                  Also, the mouse keeps changing the dpi randomly and there's no fix.

                  Regarding the buttons, the side-rocking buttons of the wheel are really awkward to use. Don't know why they decided to go with that ridiculous choice. And the button at the thumb's tip is one that is REALLY easy to hit by accident. G602 has a perfect layout and I never hit anything by accident. Guess they just thought they need to change things because change is good, right?


                  Pretty lame product, if you ask me. Definitely returning it.

                  • Dynoids
                    Dynoids  5 days back

                    Ill give you 149.99 reasons why not to

                    • Bodie Buckby
                      Bodie Buckby  7 days back

                      am i the only one who likes a really pretty mouse?

                      • Heksi
                        Heksi  7 days back

                        That the switches are prone to double clicking.

                        • Wan A. Hakkim
                          Wan A. Hakkim  2 days back

                          Yup. Mine failed after 3 years. Got the G403 wireless after that in 2017, and this year the rubbers are starting to sort of like corrode. They're great mice, but i expected the build quality to be better at that price.

                      • jai
                        jai  1 weeks back

                        because its shape fucking sucks

                        • Inky Kitsune
                          Inky Kitsune  1 weeks back

                          Give me a reason.


                          $150


                          Found $130 at gamestop...
                          ...SOLD!

                          • Omega6423
                            Omega6423  2 weeks back

                            Get the g pro instead. No one needs that many macros on a mouse. It's also 35 grams lighter.

                            • JHack93
                              JHack93  2 weeks back

                              I do miss the G700s though. 2 extra buttons compared to the G502 and a more ergonomic shape. I hope Logitech will make a new one with just the addition of lightspeed, powerplay and hero sensor on it.

                              • Blitz Hacker
                                Blitz Hacker  2 weeks back

                                Give you one reason not to get this mouse? the left click button fails after about 5-6 months of reasonably heavy use. I upgraded to a g903 I've RMA'd this mouse twice.. which is great that they replaced it.. and I 'love' the mouse. however.. dropping the ball on the left click .. I've started with the G502 originally .. was first mouse RMA'd (and died.. left click starts double clicking, and drag and dropping desktop items it will frequently 'glitch' out and register double clicks unless you are 'very' heavy handed on the press (which ofc is going to nuke the switch) I've ended up switching to (a far cheaper) Corsair Dark SE wireless mouse.. I don't like the mouse quite as much (bulky) but it's definatley more durable so far than the left click

                                • Noti
                                  Noti  2 weeks back

                                  me no like wireless bc it runs out then you have to recharge it and for a sad hooman like me you sit on your pc for like 7 hrs a day

                                  • Nasza1109
                                    Nasza1109  2 weeks back

                                    Yeah, there is one reason NOT to upgrade: Over here in Hungary THE PRICE IS MORE THAN 3 TIMES MORE THAN THE HERO VERSION FFS WHO WOULD UPGRADE FOR TRIPLE THE PRICE WHEN IT'S THE SAME MOUSE JUST WIRELESS????

                                    • FANG - Minecraft
                                      FANG - Minecraft  2 weeks back

                                      I don like linus

                                      • FANG - Minecraft
                                        FANG - Minecraft  2 weeks back

                                        Your reason: model o

                                      • Benjamin Chen
                                        Benjamin Chen  2 weeks back

                                        Sorry Linus, but you're actually missing the real point
                                        1) GHub, the new mandatory software, sucks ass compared to LGS
                                        2) Way more expensive
                                        3) Double click issues

                                        • Zain Ali Merchant
                                          Zain Ali Merchant  2 weeks back

                                          It's heavy af. Good enough reason.

                                          • mikellogs
                                            mikellogs  2 weeks back

                                            8:01 whoms's't'd've is moving the mouse

                                            • Lieutenant Lolz
                                              Lieutenant Lolz  2 weeks back

                                              1) Im broke
                                              2) looks kinda heavier
                                              3) I just wanna use that typical office mouse since I have no money

                                            • isaac gomez
                                              isaac gomez  2 weeks back

                                              i still like my 2016 version G502 :)

                                              • FailedGraphics
                                                FailedGraphics  3 weeks back

                                                I'm an absolute slut for MMO mouse. I literally can't play games without my 12 thumb buttons at this point. Even though I don't primarily play MMOs, even in games that don't heavily use the number keys I always end up mapping functions to them. I never have to move my hand from wasd again.

                                                • Mers Dragon
                                                  Mers Dragon  3 weeks back

                                                  i like the G903 grip and G9 is the perfect mouse shape but Logitech never bring it back

                                                  • no mf cap
                                                    no mf cap  3 weeks back

                                                    It’s a brick

                                                    • Xora
                                                      Xora  3 weeks back

                                                      the price

                                                      • Martin Weizenacker
                                                        Martin Weizenacker  3 weeks back

                                                        I prefer wired mice.
                                                        I was once at a friends and the battery of his wireless mouse died and he apparently was out of new batteries and it was late at night so all shops were closed. So what do you do? He had to rob the kitchen clock off it's battery. This experience was what consolidated my preference towards wired mice. That and they are lighter and cheaper. Plus, unless maybe you are running a media center PC in your living room, I cannot see how that wire would be of any annoyance so what's the point anyway.

                                                        • ÙrBadLol
                                                          ÙrBadLol  3 weeks back

                                                          Hi

                                                          • weshuiz13
                                                            weshuiz13  4 weeks back

                                                            "give me 1 reason" righ handed only

                                                            • weshuiz13
                                                              weshuiz13  3 weeks back

                                                              @SweeZ ツ i know *right* ;)

                                                            • SweeZ ツ
                                                              SweeZ ツ  3 weeks back

                                                              lol whos left handed tho

                                                          • Big Nate
                                                            Big Nate  4 weeks back

                                                            1:11 you can see the cursor in the background moving around in the screen

                                                            • FL0CK
                                                              FL0CK  3 weeks back

                                                              I guess The Lightspeed Linus Holding Is Connected To The Computer

                                                            • Shut da hell up
                                                              Shut da hell up  3 weeks back

                                                              Ghost

                                                          • Juan Miguel
                                                            Juan Miguel  4 weeks back

                                                            3-4 years ago, I could see reviewers hating lightweight mice and now its all the rage. How times change.

                                                            • Zain Ali Merchant
                                                              Zain Ali Merchant  2 weeks back

                                                              Before light weight mouses were made of cheap plastic with bad quality internals, hence lighter weight. Nowadays light mouses still retains good quality.

                                                          • Tofting
                                                            Tofting  4 weeks back

                                                            an internal endoskeleton as oposed to an external exoskeleton XD

                                                            • Matias Detorre
                                                              Matias Detorre  4 weeks back

                                                              I loved my G903 until it started giving me a doubleclicking issue right after the warranty expired. Now I just hate this situation, as the mouse spoiled me - wireless it works awesome. I just hate the double click thing and now I dont know what to buy. Certainly not going to get the same one..

                                                              • JaredSVX
                                                                JaredSVX  4 weeks back

                                                                I can't be the only one who likes a heavy mouse.

                                                                • AntyVirusUK
                                                                  AntyVirusUK  4 weeks back

                                                                  The shape is why i love the G502

                                                                  • Quettesh
                                                                    Quettesh  4 weeks back

                                                                    I can see why it is so expensive, since Logitech is basically the only company making huge technological improvements in this category. The release of original G502 was a huge impulse for other manufactures to use proper optical sensors and specify what they are using, instead just "laser sensor with X dpi". Launch of G903 was a revolution in wireless technology and no other company could match that. It show that they invest into improving their products and not just releasing the same crap that has the same problems year after year. I'm looking at you Razer.

                                                                    • Quettesh
                                                                      Quettesh  4 weeks back

                                                                      I'm still using 5 years old original G502 with no functional issues and the only reason to replace it would be that it looks like a heavy used 5 years old mouse. If this mouse would last at least the same time, I'm willing to pay that price, when my old G502 fails.

                                                                      • Ben Hastings
                                                                        Ben Hastings  4 weeks back

                                                                        Anyone else notice that he has really short stubby fingers

                                                                        • vorce _
                                                                          vorce _  4 weeks back

                                                                          If u love wireless mice buy a razer mamba and mouse pad

                                                                          • Ani-mate
                                                                            Ani-mate  1 months back

                                                                            If you have a g502 wired, you could just paracord it. Paracording mice essentially make's them feel wireless.

                                                                            • OfficialGamer
                                                                              OfficialGamer  1 months back

                                                                              Is that the amazon basics keyboard lol

                                                                              • Nigbob
                                                                                Nigbob  1 months back

                                                                                the g502 is shit try the g pro wireless

                                                                                • Kraken546
                                                                                  Kraken546  1 months back

                                                                                  Nah g602 is still the mouse for me after all these years

                                                                                  • Maik
                                                                                    Maik  1 months back

                                                                                    One reason to not upgrade... Yet no one mentioned the (double)click issues? Currently on my 4th replaced that once again starts doubleclicking by itself, on top of that it also stops registering the left button is held down. Nothing new for the last batch of Logitech mice....

                                                                                    • Maik
                                                                                      Maik  4 weeks back

                                                                                      @Quettesh It uses the same switches as the 903 lightspeed and co. Just do a quick google on the click issues with that one ;)

                                                                                    • Quettesh
                                                                                      Quettesh  4 weeks back

                                                                                      Any source or is it just you being unlucky making assumption that there is the issue with every other mouse?