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Logitech G502 Mouse is World's Most Sensitive

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Logitech has launched the G502, the world's most sensitive mouse yet.

Logitech has announced a new mouse, but not just any new mouse. The Logitech G502 "Proteus Core" might not be the first tunable gaming mouse, however, it is the first mouse in the world to feature a sensor with a staggering DPI rating of 12,000 DPI. Don't worry though, as the lowest DPI setting is just 200 DPI. The mouse is tunable in the respect that you can calibrate it with various surfaces for optimal tracking.

Logitech has also opted for a different construction than commonly found in their products. The mouse buttons themselves are completely separated from the rest of the mouse surface, which according to Logitech, ensures more precise and satisfying clicks. The mouse also features a number of G-Keys (macros), as well as spots for five 3.6 gram weights that can also be used to alter the weight distribution in the mouse. It also features Logitech's famous hyper-fast scroll wheel, which has a clicky scrolling mode as well as a free-spinning mode.

Pricing for the unit is set at $79.99 with availability any time now.

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    cats_Paw , April 9, 2014 6:29 AM
    It seems we are walking in the realm of the truly absurd :D .
    Phones with full HD,4K....
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    AMD Radeon , April 9, 2014 6:45 AM
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    It seems we are walking in the realm of the truly absurd :D .
    Phones with full HD,4K....

    i was going to say the same thing :) 

    i think mouse RnD has reached its limit,
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    wiinippongamer , April 9, 2014 7:09 AM
    All marketing gimmicks for ADD 12 year olds.
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    Tempname , April 9, 2014 7:14 AM
    It may be an absurd amount of DPI, but even then this mouse looks like a worthy upgrade from my G500. The G500 has a 5200dpi sensor, and although at first I used it at like 1200dpi, I have since learned that you can use the full 5200dpi by simply adjusting the mouse sensibility to the minimum and increasing the dpi. It's noticeably more responsive and precise, despite traveling the same exact amount of pixels with the same motion.

    So all in all, I can say I use my g500 to the fullest.
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    lp231 , April 9, 2014 7:54 AM
    12,000dpi?! That's over 9000!!!
    You can tell other mice makers will start to do the same thing or try to beat Logitech's G502 sensor. Sooner or later well start seeing even more insane dpi ratings.
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    ohim , April 9, 2014 7:56 AM
    I`m now sad that i bought a Razer Taipan last year, it`s a good performing mouse but the build quality is awful even vs my old Logitech M510 that it has replaced. And sometimes it has glitches like pointer going bananas for few moments on the screen.

    But yeah ... that 12000 dpi is just for kids that wants big numbers to feel ok.

    It`s sad how the today`s tech is more driven by the marketing team than the development team.
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    elexor , April 9, 2014 8:05 AM
    meanwhile im still playing competitive fps with a 400dpi wmo1.1a
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    ya right , April 9, 2014 8:16 AM
    can i get a left handed version of this..... of course not.. leftys dont exist to the manufacturers of mice :/ 

    make it ambidextrous ya cheap bastids! and quit using clicky buttons and use buttons like a gamepad aleady!! nice silent bottons.
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    patrick47018 , April 9, 2014 8:26 AM
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    meanwhile im still playing competitive fps with a 400dpi wmo1.1a


    Now 12000 DPI is a little much, but 400 DPI is far too little
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    EsposRafy , April 9, 2014 8:35 AM
    looks like a good upgrade from my g9x. apparently this one is one of the few mice releasing right now with adjustable weight, which is my favorite feature in my G9x.
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    ubercake , April 9, 2014 9:30 AM
    Is there any practical use for a mouse this sensitive?

    It's definitely harder to target when your mouse pointer/crosshair is moving 1000KPH. I like a good 450-600 DPI for shooters because it makes for easier aim and headshots. I'll bump it up for vehicle guns, but 12000DPI? If you have that kind of control, more power to you!

    I guess that's good for the technological advancement of the mouse sensor?
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    lp231 , April 9, 2014 9:43 AM
    Introducing the Logitech G502 with a 12,000 dpi sensor, our most sensitive sensor yet... discover your twitch from within. :p 
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    Communism , April 9, 2014 10:31 AM
    I hope it will have a perfect sensor like the G400, where you can turn off the built-in acceleration they have put into all their laser sensors since after the Logitech G5 to stop the stupid cloth pad people from whining about "deceleration" when using a laser mouse on something other than a hardpad.
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    sublime2k , April 9, 2014 11:24 AM
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    meanwhile im still playing competitive fps with a 400dpi wmo1.1a


    Now 12000 DPI is a little much, but 400 DPI is far too little

    It's not. A lot of FPS pros use 400-800 DPI.

    12k DPI is just a gimmick. I'll just keep using my G400 and 800 DPI, thank you very much.
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    mf Red , April 9, 2014 11:26 AM
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    meanwhile im still playing competitive fps with a 400dpi wmo1.1a


    Now 12000 DPI is a little much, but 400 DPI is far too little


    in competitive CS they swear by a low DPI. I use 450 with 1.1 in game sensitivity and it works quite nicely when you need high accuracy. I tried playing(6 months) with a higher DPI and lower sensitivity for a while and it seemed like it didn't really make a difference. Seems like its all relative. When I replace my G400 I may give higher DPI another shot. Finding the right sensitivity can be difficult after you get a high res monitor. Needs to be super accurate but high enough so you can still snap to stuff. FWP My monitors res is too high to find a good sensitivity...
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    sublime2k , April 9, 2014 11:53 AM
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    in competitive CS they swear by a low DPI. I use 450 with 1.1 in game sensitivity and it works quite nicely when you need high accuracy. I tried playing(6 months) with a higher DPI and lower sensitivity for a while and it seemed like it didn't really make a difference. Seems like its all relative. When I replace my G400 I may give higher DPI another shot. Finding the right sensitivity can be difficult after you get a high res monitor. Needs to be super accurate but high enough so you can still snap to stuff. FWP My monitors res is too high to find a good sensitivity...

    I use 800 DPI in games and 1800 DPI on desktop (800 DPI is too low for 2560x1440). G400 can switch DPI on the fly so it's no big deal.
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    lp231 , April 9, 2014 12:14 PM
    The high dpi helps if you have a screen with a extreme resolution and would want to get the cursor across from one end to the other, with minimal hand movement or for those who doesn't have a large space to move their mouse.
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    abimocorde , April 9, 2014 12:59 PM
    Finally i can retire my G9X.
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    abimocorde , April 9, 2014 1:03 PM
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    The high dpi helps if you have a screen with a extreme resolution and would want to get the cursor across from one end to the other, with minimal hand movement or for those who doesn't have a large space to move their mouse.


    Took my words. My best practice to high DPIs are the fact that i can go end-to-end way faster at high DPIs. When using multiple screens its even better. Try a mouse with 1200dpi with a 24" Full HD and a extended 32" Full HD TV at same time to see what i mean.
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    ehanger , April 9, 2014 1:20 PM
    I won't get any mouse from logitech unless it's verified that their sensors no longer have built in (non disable able) mouse acceleration like the G9X had.
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