Choosing a gaming mouse can be a daunting task these days, do you get wireless or wired? Will the sensor of the mouse be good enough to play your favorite games and have the accuracy you want if you want to compete? We live in a time where you honestly have so many options that it can take days of research to find the perfect mouse. Logitech however made it easy for those who have only one thought on their mind, what’s the best mouse I can get for a extremely affordable price?
Enter the Logitech G102 Lightsync RGB Gaming Mouse, a well-built Gaming Mouse that has all the features you need and more. With the promise of decent build quality, versatile and easy to use software, a good sensor with a range of DPI options, customizable RGB lighting and an extremely affordable price, could you really go wrong buying the G102 Lightsync? Let’s find out.
First up let’s take a look at the physical build of the mouse. It’s built off the same tried-and-tested shape of the Logitech G305 Wireless Gaming mouse that I currently use as my daily driver, and the shape is absolutely perfect for most grip styles with medium sized hands. While the mouse is made out of plastic available in either black or white, it feels sturdy with no noticeable rattle or defects and keeps the mouse down at only 85g which makes it perfect for competitive titles. There’s 6 programmable buttons, a lengthy 2.1m USB cable and a custom gaming-grade sensor capable of 200 – 8000 DPI steps with a 1000 Hz polling rate. All the above is about as good as you’d get in mice that are two to three times more expensive, and the G102 Lightsync still manages to squeeze in an attractive yet subtle light bar across the bottom for RGB nuts.
Installing Logitech’s G Hub allows you to remap buttons of your choice and set up easy macros for those who might want to use the mouse for professional applications, or advanced control games such as World of Warcraft. You can setup 5 different profiles with different DPI and Polling Rate and swap between them on the fly using the DPI Cycle button that’s conveniently placed below the middle button/scroll wheel which is low enough to not lead to any accidental presses while in game.
The key feature of the G102 Lightsync, as stated in the products name, is it’s RGB light strip at the bottom. While in Logitech’s G Hub you can customize the lighting to your liking, being able to independently change both the bottom left, bottom right and the Logitech “G” logo located between. You can either use the “Freestyle” option which allows you some creative freedom, or choose from a list of presets. An additional feature is the option to use Logitech’s Lightsync integration in popular titles such as Battlefield 1/V and The Division that allows the lighting of the mouse to be controlled and lit to match certain events in game.
After two weeks of testing the Logitech G102 Lightsync as my daily driver for gaming and productivity, it was clear that the product is well worth it’s money. It may not be made of premium materials, include a premium Pixart sensor or have a braided shoelace style cable seen in more expensive mice – but it’s accurate, light-weight and adaptable regardless of your intended use. I recommend the Logitech G102 Lightsync to anyone seeking excellence at a low budget.
The Logitech G102 Lightsync RGB Gaming Mouse retails for R599 in both Black and White options at Evetech, some retailers such as Makro have had it for as low as R399 on special recently but we imagine stock levels may be low.
Logitech G102 Lightsync RGB Gaming Mouse
A versatile, well-built mouse at an extremely affordable price.