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

  • 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   7 months back

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    • Outbreak Perfected
      Outbreak Perfected  1 weeks back

      Linus Tech Tips A reason why I shouldn't upgrade is because I don't have 150$ for a mouse. If I did, I would buy a Spatha mouse.

    • Damian Xvolt
      Damian Xvolt  2 months back

      Does that price tag justify the new release of the same mouse? Nope. I personally think it's crazy and they know they are going over the line. I mean twice as much? I'll pass.

    • HP
      HP  3 months back

      You can't butterfly click

    • RaiderPK
      RaiderPK  4 months back

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

  • n0veL
    n0veL  2 hours back

    Linus: Give me ONE reason to NOT upgrade

    Me: G hub problems. So now I have problems with g pro x headset. G hub just write me "not connected" but headset still works fine. BUT I can't change any mic settings...

    • Fenpai Gaming
      Fenpai Gaming  11 hours back

      No, nobody is asking when the mouse would go wireless. Nobody who uses a PC every day or for gaming is going to want a wireless mouse. The input delays are ridiculous and you always have it in the back of your mind, worrying your mouse will die in the middle of a long session if you forgot to charge it.

      Stay wired.

      • Calvin Vi Brittania
        Calvin Vi Brittania  12 hours back

        Jus rise the old mouse with a bungee

        • John C
          John C  13 hours back

          One reason: bought the wired 502 for $25 new

          • Faiq Dani
            Faiq Dani  1 days back


            • Acevvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvboy.


              • Silent16
                Silent16  2 days back

                The scroll wheel rattles a crap ton.

                • DarkLight
                  DarkLight  2 days back

                  I have the g502 hero but its already double clicking. Now I'm planning on buying the lightspeed variant and using my old g502 for macro keys or shortcut keys.

                  My question is, if I connect both the lightspeed and the hero on my computer, would the ghub software detect it as two separate devices? Would I be able to assign keys on the hero and not affect the lightspeed keys?

                  • Scott Theil
                    Scott Theil  3 days back

                    "in 2019, this list helped me decide for the best wireless mouse ** hope it helps you out too!"

                    • netkomm
                      netkomm  3 days back

                      Linus, this mouse is ABSOLUTELY the worst mouse I have ever purchased. There are all sorts of issues with the switches RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX. A $10 mouse performs way better than this irritating and expensive piece of crap. I am very surprised by how you recommend it. Too bad... I need to be more careful about listening to your tips too in this case... :(

                      • Philip MacLean
                        Philip MacLean  3 days back

                        because you could upgrade to the Basilisk Ultimate instead

                        • Bastien House
                          Bastien House  4 days back

                          One reason ? Not comfortable, at all...
                          Try a 602, or 604 :)

                          • TargetDrone
                            TargetDrone  4 days back

                            It's wireless. There is your reason.and if they manage to lighten the lightspeed, they *could* make the hero even lighter ....

                            • xatchi weirdlastname
                              xatchi weirdlastname  5 days back

                              WHY DO I WATCH THESE VIDEOS AFTER I BUY THE PRODUCT?

                              • DE RUTINASCAR
                                DE RUTINASCAR  5 days back

                                the price, that's a great reason

                                • Sean Gray
                                  Sean Gray  7 days back

                                  The Price

                                  • INeedAttention exe
                                    INeedAttention exe  7 days back

                                    6:42, Bhopping in csgo through vents on mirage is going to be insane

                                    • ColePlayz
                                      ColePlayz  1 weeks back

                                      My G602 has like infinite battery for some reason, I use the G602 for ps4 and a hyperx mouse for pc.

                                      • Nightfall Shadow
                                        Nightfall Shadow  1 weeks back

                                        Here is a reason. Razer is better and the Mamba tournament edition is better. Why should you reject wireless? Because the biggest reason is "BATTERIES". Even if its rechargeable, it's still a battery and ergo automatically inferior in every single possible way what so ever, period, end of story.

                                        • Hmpppf
                                          Hmpppf  1 weeks back

                                          Why would anyone who isn't left-handed buy an ambidextrous mouse? I see all these really uncomfortable looking mice, just get the one that goes with your hand position... Also for anyone complaining about weight maybe you should workout more...

                                          • intermarer
                                            intermarer  1 weeks back

                                            60 hours of gameplay?! *laughs in g602*

                                            • Javier Hernandez
                                              Javier Hernandez  1 weeks back

                                              I wish the 502 would have a detachable cable, actual wireless charging with Bluetooth and a place to put the USB receiver in as well so I can connect to a ohone. I have the 502 Proteus, wire doesn bother me at all, on the desk what does the wire to to bother you, if you travel then yeah but I tie my cable together neatly to make it 1ft long No need for the newer higher dpi sensors, way more than enough. I have a 903 but I don't like the ergonomics and the reviever got lost so I have to use the cable forever but to it's credit it's ambidextrous ig even though I'm right handed.

                                              • Domino_Dancing
                                                Domino_Dancing  1 weeks back

                                                I hate batteries.. although, that mouse pad is fascinating; I had no idea such a thing existed!

                                                • Nebojsa Aleksic
                                                  Nebojsa Aleksic  1 weeks back

                                                  Corsair Dark Core any day :P <3

                                                  • Michael Berlinger
                                                    Michael Berlinger  2 weeks back

                                                    Is there a review brewing for the G604? Like a cross between this and the mx master 3

                                                    • The Big Game Theory
                                                      The Big Game Theory  2 weeks back

                                                      The only reason I need is because it's wireless. Fuck that.

                                                      • TheStevenB
                                                        TheStevenB  2 weeks back

                                                        It's a pricey upgrade, especially if you decide to go the Powerplay mouse pad too. In saying that, I did so (from a wired G502) and don't regret it.

                                                        • Mateo Majic
                                                          Mateo Majic  2 weeks back

                                                          I can give you 149.99 reasons not to upgrade

                                                          • Shane Rogers
                                                            Shane Rogers  2 weeks back

                                                            wireless mice suck. no thx

                                                            • Legender 659
                                                              Legender 659  2 weeks back

                                                              The big reason is I gonna eat noodle for couple week

                                                              • HillbillyGER
                                                                HillbillyGER  2 weeks back

                                                                Dumb question, but can i charge the G502 with a regular 5W Apple Power Adapter? Or is that harmful for the battery in some way?😅🙄

                                                                • ⁅VALENSiYAGAMES⁆
                                                                  ⁅VALENSiYAGAMES⁆  2 weeks back

                                                                  I need accessibility actions built into the mouse - and i switch between many cmputers so I thought I'd buy one...

                                                                  It has no onboard macro memory. WHAT THE FUCK? The wired has it - the wireless doesn't. Seriously - wasted money on this purchase - I hate it. Pain in the ass having to configure EACH computer manually.

                                                                  • StarBlazeR
                                                                    StarBlazeR  2 weeks back

                                                                    this mouse is insane, i love every bit of it
                                                                    and i had no problem switching from my old crappy theron plus mouse

                                                                    • Slime Man Roblox
                                                                      Slime Man Roblox  2 weeks back

                                                                      I have the logitech g pro mouse and it’s like the g102 one just slightly different but a lot more expensive in my country

                                                                      • aizakku
                                                                        aizakku  2 weeks back

                                                                        because if you need to RMA it you have to literally destroy it on video for them, leaving you without a mouse

                                                                        • nexra
                                                                          nexra  2 weeks back

                                                                          Guess I'll stick to what I have.

                                                                          • Ron Taylor
                                                                            Ron Taylor  2 weeks back

                                                                            its expensive thats my reason

                                                                            • Killian Defaoite
                                                                              Killian Defaoite  2 weeks back

                                                                              I have the G402 and love it.

                                                                              • kringkingen
                                                                                kringkingen  2 weeks back

                                                                                Can't find any reviews on youtube or google with the G502 lightspeed and Logitech G Powerplay.. Ppl say it works, but do you Linus or anyone else here know if it works good and if there are any differences between the other two G903 and G703 on the powerplay. On the logitech site it says that only G903 and G703 work with Powerplay, so it gets me worried if how good it will work.

                                                                                • st0rm
                                                                                  st0rm  2 weeks back

                                                                                  The biggest reason: Logitech's G-Hub software

                                                                                  • Michael Berlinger
                                                                                    Michael Berlinger  2 weeks back

                                                                                    You could use the reverse engineered Linux version: libratbag+piper

                                                                                • Alex Eats Bees
                                                                                  Alex Eats Bees  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Price and weight

                                                                                  • Antonio Ho
                                                                                    Antonio Ho  2 weeks back

                                                                                    The scroll wheel is different tho
                                                                                    So they could have told the difference from that...

                                                                                    I still believe it tho

                                                                                    • Tehsunman
                                                                                      Tehsunman  2 weeks back

                                                                                      How about the fact that it has a stupid button in front of your thumb! There, found a reason!

                                                                                      • Vilzu Boi
                                                                                        Vilzu Boi  3 weeks back


                                                                                        • engels1978
                                                                                          engels1978  3 weeks back

                                                                                          I just bought it for my Christmas present 😎😁

                                                                                          • Cristiano Faustino
                                                                                            Cristiano Faustino  3 weeks back

                                                                                            Hi, I'm also a g502 fanboy, best mouse ever. Wireless is super expensive tho, probably gonna stick with my 2014 version

                                                                                            • Mess 4Fun
                                                                                              Mess 4Fun  3 weeks back

                                                                                              I noticed a latency in his smile