Finding the right gaming mouse these days can be like finding a needle in a hay stack. Luckily for you, D1DLC have reviewed an excellent entry level gaming mouse to give you all the information you need to know. Read on for our review and thoughts on the Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury gaming mouse.
The G402 is a simple yet stylish entry level gaming mouse aimed at the $50-$60 price point. Packaging is simple with no additional goodies like stickers or stands, just the mouse in all its goodness.
The G402 feels snug in the palm of your hand and easily caters for multiple hand sizes with no adjustments necessary. A simple design that seems to have managed to cater for most players comfortably.
A total of 8 programmable buttons are arrayed around the mouse and are well placed for simple functionality and accessibility. All buttons are mappable with multiple functions and macros able to be assigned in the Logitech Gaming Software. More on the accompanying software shortly.
In addition to standard programmable buttons there are three adjustable DPI settings which can be adjusted on the fly in game making that super-fast adjustment in the middle of a round of CS:GO quick and responsive. For me the button placement for the toggle though is slightly out of the way to be able to use index or thumb without sacrificing a small amount of control while in game, with that said both Jordo and Brad found the placement excellent so I’ll let this one slide.
The mouse wheel itself is of rubber style and has the nice tactile ‘click’ feel as you scroll. Considering the G402’s price point this was not to be a given and we are very happy to see a quality wheel on this bad boy.
Overall the mouse feels reasonably light (around 106g-108g), which for some gamers is excellent giving less resistance and quicker movement speeds. The downside to this is with the exterior of the G402 being basically a plastic shell can feel a little ‘cheap’ depending on what you are used to. With that said the perfectly positioned rubber grips for thumb and fourth finger feel good superb and add enough of a quality feel to very quickly forget that the mouse is quite light. More importantly we didn’t notice any lag in games at all so responsiveness is excellent.
Over the palm grip the LED ‘G’ pulses blue by default but can be adjusted in the Logitech Gaming Software to be solid, pulsing or off all together, the only down side being you are unable to change LED colouring so for OCD freaks like me it’s going to be annoying to have a green or red setup and see a glowing blue G. Taking a step back though, chroma LED’s is not something I would have expected from this price point so for me, the LED would be kept off most of the time, but the fact it’s there in the first place is a nice touch.
As with all Logitech peripherals the mouse can be adjusted using the Logitech Gaming Software which is simple and intuitive. Every button on the mouse is customisable with the normal macro and input settings with one interesting new feature, the Fusion Engine Setting. This Fusion Engine basically means that G402 is capable of tracking the movement of your mouse at speeds of up to 420 inches per second (IPS) which seems to be a big point the G402 marketing is aimed at. How does this help in game? Well, based on an average Gaming Mouse pad size (350x255mm) and using the Fusion Engine Setting feature you can test the IPS with and without the Fusion Engine. In my tests I got roughly 114ips without fusion and 117ips with fusion. I also tried Battlefield 4 and Call Of Duty Black Ops out with the Fusion Engine on and off, and didn’t notice any difference in gameplay. I guess it’s nice to know that when you throw the mouse in a fit of rage, it’s going to be able to track the entire distance perfectly until the inevitable wall collision. Other than that I don’t feel like there is much of a use for the Fusion Engine personally.
A massive thanks to Logitech for providing D1DLC with the Logitech G402, we certainly enjoyed reviewing it!
Competitively priced, it’s hard to go past the G402 for entry level FPS gamers
Coming in at around $50-$70au if you are in the market for a quality, light weight mouse the G402 is for you, just remember to look for something else if you are a hard core MMO’er.