PAX East 2014: Logitech G 502 Proteus Core
This years PAX East has shown us some awesome things, as usual. One of which was Logitech's new mouse, the G 502 Proteus Core. This seems to be one of the most advanced mice on the market today.
There are a few great advantages to this new mouse that should make a great difference for gamers, mostly FPS gamers I would expect. The first and most interesting feature is one that would directly impact me. The 502 Proteus has a feature they call surface tuning. Surface tuning is a protocol they've programmed into the mouse where its sensor is also sensing the actual surface you are using. It takes the knowledge of the surface you are using and optimizes for the most accurate movement.
I have one important question regarding this feature and I hate myself for not thinking to ask them on the spot: Will this surface tuning work on my glass desk? That would be incredibly impressive.
Huge Native DPI
This is where I would think FPS gamers will gain the most benefit. The Proteus will come with a native 12,000 DPI. To give you a little perspective on how insane that number is. I have the plain Logitech G 100s. It has 3 native DPI settings starting at 250DPI up to 2500DPI. If I set the mouse to 2500, I can't even possibly begin to get used to that speed. Maybe I should consider leaving it on 2500 and then lowering my in-game sensitivity to match thus keeping the accuracy potential. Now to think I could be working with 12,000? That is crazy.
Weight and Balance Tuning
This is what I would say is a given necessity with all gaming mice today. Especially when coupled with the average price these days for gaming mice. I haven't experimented much with weight tuning and would love to find out what difference it makes. This is yet another advantage that I think would be best for FPS and RTS players.
Other Notable Features
- 11 programmable buttons
- In-game DPI adjustments
- On-board profiles
- Most accurate sensor on the market
- Rubber Grips
- Braided cable with hook and loop cable tie (Awesome!)
- Full details here
As you might expect, this mouse is priced similarly to other top of the line mice, but nothing too crazy. It will cost you $79.99 from Logitech directly, though it comes with free shipping!
Have any of you actually gotten your hands on the mouse and had some real world play time? Let us know what you think in the comments!
Interview by Mark Taylor aka Lord Hammer.
Filmed, edited and written by Brian Schaaf aka Rothalack.