When I first looked at the product site for Logitech’s G302 Daedalus Prime mouse, I was skeptical. Would gamers really buy a mouse that was designed from the ground up to do one genre of game really well? Are our peripherals in danger of being pigeon-holed by genre?
Why would I wonder this?
The Logitech product page sports the usual battering of marketing, from quotes from TheOddOne (LoL) and Loda (DotA2) to all the buzzwords you’d expect from a gaming mouse – programmable buttons, DPI shifting, lightweight design… but then it goes in a unique direction.
It starts to pitch that the Logitech G302 mouse is designed for MOBAs – like DotA 2, League of Legends and the likes. Logitech, using feedback from pro MOBA players have (in their words) crafted a mouse fine-tuned for the MOBA genre.
Don’t take my word for it. Here’s Logitech’s Mr Eyebrows (I’m sure this is his name) to tell you more:
It’s Not All About Looks…
The mouse is right hand only, sporting a black finish with nice, comfortable round edges and design. It has the obligatory gaming finish with a big glowing blue G on the top and pulsing blue hand grips on the sides.
The Logitech G302 technically has 6 buttons, though only 5 are really useable – the other being the DPI shift (up and down). It’s got the left, middle and right click buttons as well as two nice big friendly buttons on the thumb side of the mouse.
We’re looking at something that isn’t loaded with extra buttons and irrelevant features like weight adjustment – we’re looking at something that takes a whole new view on gaming peripherals – simple is good.
You might want to be aware of just how light this mouse is though. If you like heavier mice, this one’s going to be too light for you. It weighs 85 grams. That’s lighter than your tube of toothpaste.
The design overall, especially considering the price, is good and solid. I’d even go so far as to say it’s good looking.
It’s Not All About the MOBA…
I’ve been unfair, up to now, in my review of the Logitech G302 mouse. While a majority of its design decisions are based around what pro players say they want from a MOBA mouse, it’s a more than competent peripheral for daily use.
It sports what Logitech a metal spring tension system which makes the mouse buttons easy to click – whether as quickly as a MOBA requires or in general gaming or computer use. In fact, Logitech rate the G302 will do 20 million clicks before giving up the ghost.
At The End of the Day…
The Logitech G302 is a more than capable MOBA mouse. If you want something that will be comfortable to use for marathon sessions, then the G302 is your choice. The mouse performs equally well in other genres too, so don’t think you’re being made to buy a new mouse for every genre like I did.
Review sample provided by The Division
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