Amazon Review by SomeRandomGuy
175 people found the following review helpful
Great all-round mouse with 1.5 month battery life
I have this mouse. I love it. I write this after switching to the G602 from a wired G500. I was worried about the weight, responsiveness and constant battery charging, but Logitech nailed all three.
If you’re looking for specs, read the product description and marketing material. This review is purely my experience as an enthusiast user.
- World-class battery life (I’ve tested 160 hours on a single battery)
- Wireless works!
- Good build quality
- Textured grip on both sides
- Weight: If you run one battery, lighter than G700s, comparable to Naga Epic / Mamba
- Six thumb buttons, just enough to feel pampered
- No accidental thumb button presses
- Top three thumb buttons are high, slightly reduces control
What I miss from my G500:
- Free-scroll / hyper-scroll
- Lighter weight
Fine build quality. Textured grip as on other Logitech mice, with a rather short thumb rest. Mouse moves around smoothly on its pads.
Mousewheel is tactile but quiet. I still sometimes run into issues where the trigger-point for the mousewheel click gets off-center, but it eventually jiggers itself back into place. I encounter this with plenty of other mice as well, so this is not an explicit negative. Just like how omitting my beloved free-scroll is not a full negative either.
Wireless works fine, though you may need a line of sight to the receiver. It includes a USB extender.
Love the thumb buttons. They’re right above where your thumb rests (easy access, no accidental tripping with a tight grip). The top three buttons are a higher than you’d expect, but I got used to it. The thumb buttons have rather pointy edges that dig in to your fingers and need a reasonable amount of force to press. This actually increases the control you have with your thumb on the buttons.
I like that because I can distinctly feel the buttons and there is no chance of accidental clicking, but it may be uncomfortable for some people or difficult to access/trigger while whipping the mouse around.
Very useful having two sets of three buttons. Mine are set up like this:
Back - Middle Click (open in a new tab) - Forward
Previous Tab - Close Tab (Ctrl-W) - Next tab
As much as I like using Vimium for no-mouse browsing, this allows super-fluid one-handed browsing. I need not explain why this is a benefit. You’ll understand when you grow up.
Battery life is phenomenal. It lets you run with only one AA battery for reduced weight, which is my preference coming from a wired G500. I got used to the weight, but still run one battery because…
My experience with G602, one plain battery, performance mode, lasted 45 days. (It gives you a 5% warning on your computer, and lasted 3 days past that.) Estimating a conservative 25 hours a week, that’s over 160 hours of use off a single battery.
- Razer Naga Epic: 12h
- Razer Mamba: 16h
- Logitech G700s: 10h
- Logitech G602, one battery, Performance mode: over 160h
You can get much better numbers by inserting two batteries, using a high-capacity Eneloop and switching to endurance mode, but I am perfectly okay switching out a single battery every 1.5 months. When the low battery alert surprises you that your mouse even has a battery that needs swapping, charge time is a non-issue.
A+, would buy again.