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   2 months back

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    • Sada Yukinaga
      Sada Yukinaga  2 months back

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

    • Tzuede Off the Cuff
      Tzuede Off the Cuff  2 months back

      @P.I Pross Power on button? Bios enabled like Wake on Lan, And you can pair with it with external connection. All you need to do is sniff the traffic with airsnort and TX Wake on Button.

    • Tzuede Off the Cuff
      Tzuede Off the Cuff  2 months back

      @Sc0ttishGamer88 AirSnort-NG and BTSnort will make short work of your setup. You can even run it from a phone.

    • Pangaea Menslijk
      Pangaea Menslijk  2 months back

      Mint Mobile is a much better value than Ting honestly. With Mint, you can get unlimited talk/text with 2GB high speed data for $15/month.

    • brutalhonesty07
      brutalhonesty07  2 months back

      Mukul Manghani no, it has proteins in it which will burn and ruin your tech.

  • Hoioidoi Gaming
    Hoioidoi Gaming  9 hours back

    bruh I thought $50 was a lot

    • josiah martin
      josiah martin  2 days back

      the normal g502 is better than the g502 lightspeed because the normal one has a braided cable and the lightspeed does not.

      • Eduardo Aguayo
        Eduardo Aguayo  2 days back

        Anyone have a problem charging the mouse? Even after I plug it in the mouse won't charge.

        • Nolan Young
          Nolan Young  3 days back

          Lol look at his monitor at 1:20 it’s still connected

          • Hazbi Selmani
            Hazbi Selmani  3 days back


            • Philippe van Zuylen
              Philippe van Zuylen  4 days back

              Wireless bungee jumping off the desk is always more painful than wired. One reason.

              • Livingston Yoon
                Livingston Yoon  4 days back

                Linus: NO reason Not to upgrade

                Me: i have asian parents.......(*tells them the price*)

                Asian parents: MOUSE?! u already have the free mouse from the local samsung store!
                150$!!!!! thats our weekly fee!!!!!

                • 飛騨zip / hidazip
                  飛騨zip / hidazip  4 days back

                  The only reason not to upgrade is the G HUB.

                  • Scott Elliott
                    Scott Elliott  4 days back

                    After a few years your expensive mouse develops double click problems just like a cheap one. (G903 experience)

                    • Sebastian Samchez
                      Sebastian Samchez  5 days back

                      Wired is better, so I don’t have to worry about my battery when I’m gaming

                      • Atari5732
                        Atari5732  6 days back

                        This mouse was well worth it for the 34.99 I paid for it on Amazon due to a listing error by Amazon.

                        • Azmah852
                          Azmah852  4 days back

                          @Atari5732 You posted the one for the wired version. $35 is definitely a good deal but it's probably cut in price now that the wireless version is out. I got mine for $45 a couple years ago from Best Buy.

                        • Alex
                          Alex  4 days back

                          Atari5732 Looks like they fixed it now.

                        • Atari5732
                          Atari5732  5 days back

                          @Azmah852 I am shocked it's still incorrectly listed. Even the specs PDF is wrong.

                      • WeDuBuS
                        WeDuBuS  6 days back

                        Did anyone else watch the curser in the background move to

                        • Angel H
                          Angel H  6 days back

                          I just bought the Logitech G502 wired mouse from amazon for $32.99 with free shipping during their limited time sale. I love it. It's a really a great mouse for under $35.

                          • kyler s
                            kyler s  22 hours back

                            i love the mouse to and the scroll wheel is fun to play with

                        • aqynbc
                          aqynbc  6 days back

                          Love Linus's channel...give you exactly what you should expect if you buy so and so. Brilliant.

                          • Jordan Piette
                            Jordan Piette  7 days back

                            That wallpaper doe 1:47 how can I get that

                            • Nano Tox
                              Nano Tox  1 weeks back

                              Just noting that the g502 wireless does not have a usb c connector. That's one reason not to upgrade

                              • Hydrax
                                Hydrax  1 weeks back

                                It’s insanely heavy

                                • Nawras EpicDuel
                                  Nawras EpicDuel  1 weeks back

                                  If I find the G502 hero (new) for $57 instead of 79.99 does it mean its fake?! (On Amazon).

                                  • CreativeUserNme
                                    CreativeUserNme  7 days back

                                    Nawras EpicDuel the g502 hero is only $50. The g502 with lightspeed is $150. It’s the exact same mouse, one of them is just wireless.

                                • Daniel He
                                  Daniel He  1 weeks back

                                  Logitech should pay you for the advertisement, I only bought the mouse because of you guys.

                                  • Viceqt
                                    Viceqt  1 weeks back

                                    i cut off my braided cable

                                    • Minatozaki Sana
                                      Minatozaki Sana  2 weeks back

                                      2:56 My boi Beaulo is on the list yay

                                      • iiGonZo
                                        iiGonZo  2 weeks back

                                        maybe for around $100, but for $150 gtfo

                                        • iiGonZo
                                          iiGonZo  2 weeks back

                                          Daniel H. Damn... for 40 i would 100% get it. I have the wired hero version

                                        • Daniel H.
                                          Daniel H.  2 weeks back

                                          I can get it for 40 and I am still wondering if I should ...

                                      • Hayden Roles
                                        Hayden Roles  2 weeks back

                                        It's a hundred and fifty fucking dollars.

                                        • Zalgradis
                                          Zalgradis  2 weeks back

                                          playing mmo you only want Razer naga

                                          • Grzegorz Tymul
                                            Grzegorz Tymul  2 weeks back

                                            Every internal skeleton is endoskeleton. :)

                                            • cornenothome
                                              cornenothome  2 weeks back

                                              When in the gaming industry will they get it? These 'flat' or horizontal mouses make the 2 bones in your lower arm crossed and all the ligaments with them. Which in gaming result in a lot of times, repetitive movement and with everything crossed little irritations happen. Irritations that become bigger over time and can result in serious rsi injuries. Just saying. Buy a vertical mouse whenever you use a mouse above average. Been CAD drafting/ 3D editing etc. and gaming a lot, so I am not promoting for other products here. Cheers!

                                              • DogeThis101
                                                DogeThis101  2 weeks back

                                                Me: i use the logitech g502 and respect everyone else’s opinion :)

                                                Everyone: OMG.
                                                WhY wOuLd You uSe ThAt MouSe ItS wAy ToOoOoOoOo hEaAaVvVvVvyYyYyYyyY

                                                Me: ...

                                                • Exophis
                                                  Exophis  2 weeks back

                                                  I'm still happily using my wired g403 I don't see myself upgrading any time soon

                                                  • The Emo Emu
                                                    The Emo Emu  2 weeks back

                                                    Any worthwhile options for a leftie? This mouse looks like horrible ergonomics for me.

                                                    • Phalmoose
                                                      Phalmoose  2 weeks back

                                                      The Emo Emu G903. Love it. I’m a lefty but use it in my right hand. The buttons can be removed and put to a lefty’s preference.

                                                  • xZatera
                                                    xZatera  2 weeks back

                                                    i onow im late but. Heres a reason why not to buy it: ITS DANG EXPENSIVE

                                                    • Daja_Blue
                                                      Daja_Blue  2 weeks back

                                                      Dont get me started ok I'm started dady one reason well first thing you dont have to change batteries so you wont disconnect during gaming, I prefer a wire to use a noose to end it all, I also enjoy the fact that gamers are sexy and hot because that has something to do with this conversation so my conclusion is anal

                                                      • TheLoongsiu
                                                        TheLoongsiu  2 weeks back

                                                        i personaly prefer heavy mouse, it feels more premium and less cheap plastic.

                                                        • yamete kudasai
                                                          yamete kudasai  2 weeks back

                                                          i actually dont notice the cable so wireless is just more expensive less performance for me..

                                                          if i want to watch movies and something from far away i have cheap wireless that is always connected

                                                          • Vail
                                                            Vail  2 weeks back

                                                            You usually have to use a heavier mouse for FPS games so this is perfect for me

                                                            • Hyperion
                                                              Hyperion  2 weeks back

                                                              I prefer the G Pro wireless. It‘s lighter and cheaper, has low input lag, too and has a good shape for a lot of people. I think for fps gaming it‘s the better choise

                                                              • Tazius
                                                                Tazius  2 weeks back

                                                                G-Hub, that's the reason.

                                                                • le disappointed frogue
                                                                  le disappointed frogue  3 weeks back

                                                                  Imagine paying 150€ for a fucking GaMiNg MiCe

                                                                  • Marcel Scherzer
                                                                    Marcel Scherzer  3 weeks back

                                                                    just replaced my apple mouse with a g502 wired mouse primarily because wireless mouses tend to run flat exactly when you need them most. Same reason I dislike the wireless headphone trend.

                                                                    • Ali Al Iraqi
                                                                      Ali Al Iraqi  3 weeks back

                                                                      Best mouse

                                                                      • Marteeh
                                                                        Marteeh  3 weeks back

                                                                        Cool features and material quality but its way too bulky and bad shell for a medium hand, fingertip grip

                                                                        • Minxx
                                                                          Minxx  3 weeks back

                                                                          I’m using the hero and not changing

                                                                          • Luigifan64
                                                                            Luigifan64  3 weeks back

                                                                            Because all this mouse has is being wireless but it’s $100 more than a wired one (I bought the wired version for $50 on sale). Even if it wasn’t on sale it’d still be far cheaper. Maybe if it goes on sale for under $100 I’d buy it.

                                                                            • Gloopl Surpl
                                                                              Gloopl Surpl  3 weeks back

                                                                              I would sell my g502 proteus spectrum if the wire wasn't f****d

                                                                            • Michael Harto
                                                                              Michael Harto  3 weeks back

                                                                              naah, i still love my G602

                                                                              • Xd_Spotlight
                                                                                Xd_Spotlight  3 weeks back

                                                                                Can you review razer deathadder elite?

                                                                                • Mark Cemodanovs
                                                                                  Mark Cemodanovs  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Does the slippery scroll wheel still need to be modded with one from a G500, or have they fixed that?

                                                                                  • The Minty
                                                                                    The Minty  3 weeks back

                                                                                    They changed it to a rubberized wheel for this model. The wheel is lighter too. I decided to get it myself because the slippery wheel on the wired version is terrible.

                                                                                • MARIOMAKER 77777
                                                                                  MARIOMAKER 77777  4 weeks back

                                                                                  Yeah..that price..ill stick to my SpeedLink Decus for now...