Logitech announce 12,000 dpi G502 gaming mouse


It looks like Logitech have been trying to stuff science into their gaming mice again, announcing the G502 Proteus Core that sports an outrageous 12,000 dpi sensor that they claim is “the world’s most powerful and accurate”. Twiddling around the desktop at 2,500 dpi, we can’t help but wonder how 12,000 might feel in a heated game of Counterstrike or Battlefield…

If that sounds a tad too sensitive for your gaming needs, there’s a whole raft of built-in customization options to make things more manageable. Aside from the obvious on-the-fly dpi adjustments (that stretch down to 200 dpi), the Proteus Core boasts the ability to sense the surface it’s being pushed across and adapt its on-board settings to achieve peak tracking speed and optimum performance. As well as these clever digital adjustments, the G502 allows users to alter the weight and balance of the mouse thanks to a series of five removable 3.6g weights.

To top off the customisation options, it also features 11 programmable macro buttons that can be assigned through the bundled software and managed by the onboard 32-bit ARM processor that controls the G502’s memory.

“With the world’s best sensor technology, complete surface, weight and balance tuning and mechanical switches, we have made a mouse that dominates,” said Ehtisham Rabbani, general manager of the Logitech gaming business. “The Logitech G team believes that when hype fades, Science Wins!” Well done, Science.

If the Proteus Core has pricked up your ears and made you eager to experience 12,000 dpi in the palm of your hand, then luckily you don’t have long to wait. Expect to see it land in Europe this month for around £69.99.

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Written by Anthony H

Anthony has been playing games for far too much of his life, starting with the MS-DOS classic Mario is Missing. Since then his tastes have evolved to include just about anything, but his soft spot lies with shooters and the odd strategy game. Anthony will inspire you with his prose, uplift you with his wit and lie to you in his biography.

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