Logitech G502 HERO White Version: Is It Still Good In 2021?

By: Lorenzo  |  Updated: September 10, 2021

If you were looking for a quality gaming mouse back in 2018-ish, you will definitely of heard of the Logitech G502 HERO.

This is a mouse that I continue to use mostly for work, and a little bit for gaming (if I have some free time in the office).

And now, readily available is the Logitech G502 HERO White, which is a more aesthetically pleasing version that suits white gaming setups.

I would go as far as to say that this is the best office mouse for productivity.

And the reason is due to its quality unlimited mouse scroll and the ability to click the mouse wheel to the left (back) and right (forward).

Even for gaming, this is a mouse is still a top choice. The G502 was one of the top reigning gaming mice of 2019 - 2020 and is still relevant even in 2021.

Although I have moved on from the G502 as my primary gaming mouse if you enjoy an ergonomic grip on a mouse and one that has more weight to it...

Then this is a great mouse to buy.

But don't go just yet; in this article, we will take a deep dive into the nuances of this mouse and whether it's an excellent fit for your gaming or office setup.

Let's dive in!

Product Overview: The Logitech G502 HERO White Version

The Logitech G502 remains one of the top gaming mice of 2021. If you like a gaming mouse with an ergonomic grip, an accurate sensor, a fairly heavyweight (120g), and a variety of macro buttons, this is the mouse for you!

Above are two white variants of the G502 that you can choose from. They are both the same internally, just with different designs.

Is The Logitech G502 HERO (White Version) Good For Gaming?

What's great about the G502 is that it feels comfortable to grip. It's perfect for claw grip gamers and fingertip gamers who have smaller hands.

It's on the 'heavier side of gaming mice, but not too heavy that it will throw you off.

Logitech is known for having a top-rated optical sensor that is highly accurate; for games that need precision (like FPS games), you will find no inaccuracies using this mouse.

Naturally, the mouse is aesthetically pleasing and looks more like a 'gamer' mouse than many others.

And with the white versions available, this makes it perfect for a.

Why I've moved on from this mouse as my primary gaming mouse is two-fold.

Upon testing both a lightweight mouse and a heavyweight mouse, I prefer the former.

I am an avid FPS gamer who does a lot of aim training, and thus a lighter mouse feels easier to use and lightens the burden on my wrist when flicking.

But remember, mouse weight is a personal preference. Many gamers find that heavier mice are easier to control. So if that's the case for you, opt for a heavier mouse, like the G502 which weighs roughly 120g.

Secondly, the grip is comfortable, but it isn't the most comfortable mouse I've had the luxury of using.

The mouse is best optimized for claw grippers with smaller hands. Fingertip or palm grippers with larger hands will find this mouse too small to use.

Additionally, it has a smaller back, so there is a lot of space between your palm and the mouse.

I would prefer to have a bigger back as I feel it provides more control over your mouse movements.

Oh, and it's only designed for right-handed gamers (sorry, lefties).

Although, the design is ergonomic, which will feel naturally comfortable when you first start using the mouse.

Is The Logitech G502 (White Version) Good For Productivity?

Absolutely! It may even be the best mouse for productivity!

The mouse has an excellent feature known as the 'unlimited scroll wheel'.

This is the type of feature that takes some time getting used to, but once you've mastered it, it's game-changing.

As someone who does a lot of research with a constant need to cycle through tons of content, scrolling to the middle or bottom of a page becomes 10x easier.

All you have to do is 'flick' the scroll wheel downwards and then stop it when you've reached your desired part of the page.

Additionally, you can click the scroll wheel to the left, which allows you to go back a page or click it to the right, bringing you to a page forward.

This feature is perfect for people who work in long spreadsheets where moving left and right can be a pain.

Reverting to my home setup for work (which has the Glorious Model O) feels weird, and I find having a regular scroll wheel slower.

Pros:

  • Has the highly accurate HERO sensor
  • Includes great RGB lighting
  • Minimal, yet aesthetically pleasing
  • Game-changing 'unlimited scroll wheel' feature which is great for productivity
  • A decent number of programmable buttons
  • Comfortable to grip (excellent for claw grip or fingertip gamers with small hands)

Cons:

  • It is comfortable but can use improvements
  • The weight is heavier than many of the newer gaming mice coming out nowadays
  • Only designed for right-handed gamers

Features & Specifications

Logitech G502 HERO white. This is the black version.

This is the regular black version of the Logitech G502 HERO

Below are the features and specs of the mouse and why they matter.

Colors

There are two white variants for this mouse:

The K/DA version is predominantly white, with blue accents on the buttons, and includes the signature K/DA logo on the right-click.

Whereas the SE version is predominantly black, with white streaks running through the glossy parts of the mouse.

Both color variants would look great on a white gaming setup; however, the K/DA has the true white color going for it.

The K/DA design is a tribute to League of Legend's virtual K-pop-inspired girl group, consisting of champions from the game.

They also exist as unlockable skins you can buy in-game for certain champions, including Ahri, Akali, Evelynn, and Kai'Sa.

The aesthetics look great, but if you are looking for more of a simple white design, the SE version of the mouse would be the recommended choice.

HERO Sensor

Mouse sensors have come a long way from the early years, with Logitech at the forefront of sensor innovation.

With Logitech's new G line, the G502 includes the highly accurate optical HERO sensor, known for better tracking and responsiveness...

As it tracks your movements at the sub-micron level.

If there is one word to describe the 25K HERO sensor, it would be flawless.

To put this into perspective, this sensor is comparable to other high-quality sensors such as the Razer's Focus+ sensor, or the famous PMW 3360 sensor used by household names like Glorious and SteelSeries.

Grip

The mouse is perfect for claw grip gamers with smaller hands and can fit fingertip gamers pretty decently too.

However, the back is way too small to support a comfortable palm grip.

Where the mouse grip could improve is to have a slightly bigger back so that more of your hand is touching it.

This would give it more control and would make it even more comfortable to use.

Weight

Weight is also a subjective topic, and there's been a broad debate about whether lightweight mice are better than heavier mice for gaming.

The G502 comes in at roughly 120g, which is the maximum a gaming mouse should weigh.

It also includes additional weights you can install, but I wouldn't recommend doing so.

A heavier mouse weight will give you more control over your movements, but anything above >120g will provide you with diminishing returns.

Buttons

What's fantastic about this mouse is the variety of buttons it has - it comes with 11 configurable buttons.

Each button is programmable using Logitech G Hub, and you can create different profiles that you can switch to at the click of a button.

You also have the option to set DPI speeds, which also have a designated button so you can easily switch between them.

Alternatives

Below are some great alternatives to look into.

Many of them are featured in our previous article detailing the best white gaming mice (check it out if you want a deeper dive).

The Logitech G Pro X Superlight is one of the newer versions in the G Pro line.

Pro players and famous streamers such as Shroud, Sinatraa, dapr, and Bang all use the G Pro X Superlight house the Pro X Superlight as their primary gaming mouse.

It is one of the lightest gaming mice on the market (weighing 60g), includes the accurate 25K HERO sensor, and has a great ambidextrous shape, perfect for all grips and sizes.

Oh, and not to mention that it's wireless. No more heavy cords dragging your mouse.

Due to its premium HERO sensor, there is only ~1ms latency, which is noticeable (in a good way) and has been a considerable improvement, now comparable to wired mice.

If you are in the market for a lighter gaming mouse with an ambidextrous shape, this is an excellent alternative to the G502.

 

The Glorious Model O (Minus) is another excellent alternative to the G502 and comes with great features, such as...

A honeycomb shape to make the mouse lighter, a soft paracord cable to reduce drag, and vibrant RGB lighting that is satisfying to look at.

Additionally, the mouse has one of the best mouse grips on the market, comparable to the ergonomic DeathAdder shape.

What's different about this mouse is the glossy finish, which just feels right.

If you suffer from oily hands or lotion your hands a lot, then the glossy finish will still provide a comfortable grip.

Overall this is one of the top white gaming mice to buy at its given price point.

 

The Razer DeathAdder is another household name similar to Logitech and has been in the game for a long time.

Their famous Razer DeathAdder has been around since 2006 and has improved, now featuring a better sensor and slight variations in grip and material.

If you enjoy using a claw or palm grip, this mouse will fit like a glove.

There is a reason why it has been around since 2006, keeping the same mouse shape that everyone loves.

Additionally, this mouse is very budget-friendly, coming in hot at around $25, which is a bargain.

It's simple, elegant, includes Razer's enhanced sensor for responsiveness and accuracy, and looks aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

The DeathAdder was the first mouse I tried after the G502 and was my primary gaming mouse for a while because the grip was so comfortable.

Overall this mouse will be a great alternative to the G502 if you are looking for a slick, comfortable, accurate gaming mouse.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions.

Is There A Wireless Version Of The Logitech G502 HERO?

Yes, there is; although it comes in the updated Lightspeed version, which only comes in a black colorway, you can check it out here.

Additionally, you can pair it up with Logitech G Powerplay, which is their wireless charging system.

How it works is the mousepad has wireless charging capabilities, so as long as the mousepad is plugged in, you can keep your wireless mouse charged 24/7.

The Bottom Line: Is The Logitech G502 HERO White Worth Buying In 2021?

The answer to your question is, yes! Absolutely.

The G502 provides excellent performance, a comfortable claw grip, includes a good amount of weight for ease of control and an array of customizable buttons; we give it an A rating.

The white aesthetics of both mice make it pop out and give it an even better look.

The sensor is flawless and is one of the best for gaming, even though the mouse is a couple of years old.

And the unlimited scroll wheel is a gamechanger for productivity.

The grip and weight will be hit or miss for you, but if you give it a chance and use it for a while, I'm sure you will have a great time using this mouse!

Happy gaming!

Since the age of 6, Lorenzo has enjoyed gaming on computers. Having grown up in the digital age, the technology revolves around him. He enjoyed growing up gaming throughout his high school years and is now a young adult who does most of his work on his computer. Lorenzo's mission is to make buying products and building PC's an easy and fun experience for all.
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