So here’s the thing. PC gaming has always consisted of three elements, apart from the game itself: The keyboard, the mouse and the headset. While the keyboard opens up a vast array of controls and the headset immerses you into the game, it is the mouse that brings the game to life. With seamless camera control and intuitive click responses, it is the mouse which acts like God’s hand in the game. In fact, no gamer will ever accept playing a PC game without a mouse.
But with just two buttons, what can a mouse offer? Well, that is where Logitech’s gaming expertise comes in. With a vast array of mice to choose from and a dedicated G series, exclusively for hardcore gamers, Logitech is out to prove that indeed, mice are quite nice. But then the question comes in, which mouse to choose? I will talk about that and a bit more in this comparison review, where I tested out the G502 Lightspeed and the MX Master 3 and I got to know which mouse suits my needs the best.
For the uninitiated, both mice have been oriented towards advanced users, with the MX Master 3 offering a wider range of functionality and the G502 being extremely gaming oriented. For instance, the G502 Lightspeed offers 11 buttons to fully customize your mouse inputs and to assign more on-screen controls to your mouse, while the MX Master 3 can be paired with up to three computers simultaneously! That said, both also have their drawbacks, which did not cause a hindrance, but which the mice could have done without.
Personally speaking, I am a fan of substance. I like to hold things which make their presence felt, as opposed to having the feeling of working in thin air. For that simple reason, I give the G502 Lightspeed a oneup. Why, you ask? Two words: Adjustable weights. The folks at Logitech were crafty enough to provide 16 additional grams of small, yet significant metal weights. These weights slot in nicely behind the mouse’s back panel and increase its weight, just enough to know you are holding a gaming mouse. Naturally, other users will have the option of not touching those weights at all and enjoying a thoroughly lightweight and nimble mouse, with a weight of just 121 grams. Add to that a RGB light up logo that can also be customized via a PC software, its intuitive DPI control buttons (which have a range of 100 - 16,000 DPI) with LED bar that show you exactly how sensitive the mouse is, and a polling rate of 1000Hz and you get a mouse that screams only one thing: Game On!
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