Sometimes all a good product needs for an improvement is some colored lights.
One of Logitech’s most popular gaming mice, the G502 Proteus Spectrum, is getting a rerelease this month with the G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB ($80). The RGB stands for red, green, and blue — which is the colored lighting that Logitech has been installing in all of their G-series gaming products. This addition will make the G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB compatible with its color-changing software.
The original Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum gained a positive reputation for being a highly customizable gaming mouse. The G502 features an optical sensor that can be tuned between 200 to 12,000 dots per inch resolution, which will adjust just how sensitive the image scanning on the mouse will be.
While having as high of a DPI as possible may sound like the way to go, higher DPI can be overkill in some situations and mess with a device’s accuracy (or a player’s ability to adjust to the sensitivity). This adjustment option will allow me to dial in a sweet spot, based off of my personal preferences.
The G502 also allows for surface-tuning calibration, which adjusts how the optical sensor will interpret the pictures it is taking based off of specific materials, such as a tabletop vs. a cloth mousepad (an optical mouse is essentially a high speed camera system). The scroll wheel has a mechanical adjustment as well, which allows me to switch between the normal resistive clicking of a normal scroll wheel, and a looser free-spin mode that allows the wheel to rotate without any restrictions.
The body of the G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB is the same mold as the previous model, allowing for multiple comfortable holding styles. The mini-weights are also back, which you can install inside the body of the G502 if I desire a more hefty resistance to the pull and push of the mouse.
If you love the Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum, but wish you had the RGB functionality of the newer Logitech G-series stuff, well, now your problem is solved.