August 2013 Anthony Garland
Logitech has just added another wireless mouse to its arsenal of gaming peripherals. On the surface, the all new G602 does not seem to have much going for it over its ‘bigger brother’, the G700. After all, it has 2 less buttons (11 vs. 13), not to mention the fact that it doesn’t have any on-board memory for multiple button profiles. The G602 also lacks a 4-way scroll wheel, and has a lower sensor rating at 2500 DPI, compared to G700’s 8200 DPI.
In fact, at first blush, the mouse isn’t all that attractive besides a slightly redesigned chassis; same mechanical 20 million click life switches; and a lower asking price of $79.99. In reality, the G602 will be a better fit for a lot of consumers. First of all, the Delta Zero sensor may be inferior in the shear dots per inch race, but it does have an ace up its sleeve: greatly reduced power consumption.
When in performance mode, the G602 is rated of a very good 250 hours of battery life; however when you switch the on-board operation switch to endurance mode, that estimated battery life skyrockets to a whopping 1440 hours – or sixty days of constant use before it needs to be plugged in. Add in the same nano receiver, long battery life and lower asking price, the G602 sounds like one mighty impressive dual-purpose mouse. Expect the G602 to land soon at basically all retailer and e-tailers in September.
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