Logitech G502 X Plus evolves the 2019 G502 Lightspeed. Still adaptable thanks to its 11 configurable buttons, it works wirelessly and appeals to gamers searching for a comfortable and high-performance mouse.
For detailed review: Logitech G502 X Plus
The wireless Roccat Kone XP Air gaming mouse is versatile. With 15 configurable buttons and numerous connection modes, it’s excellent for gamers and office workers. We like that its charging station is plug-free. 170$.
For detailed review: ROCCAT Kone XP Air
|Logitech G502 X Plus||ROCCAT Kone XP Air|
|Dimensions||131.4 x 79.2 x 41.1 mm||126 x 72 x 40 mm|
|Weight||106 g||99 g|
|Sensor Model||HERO 25K||Owl-Eye Optical Sensor|
|Max Sensitivity||25,600 DPI||19,000 DPI|
|Polling Rates||1000 Hz||1,000 Hz|
|Number of Buttons||13||15|
|Cable||6 feet, braided||6 feet, braided|
|Connectivity||2.4 Ghz & Bluetooth wireless connection||2.4 Ghz & Bluetooth wireless connection|
|Software||Logitech G HUB||Roccat Swarm|
Logitech G502 X Plus: Besides the new colour, the G502 X Plus’s lines are unchanged. The model has adaptable dimensions, a comfortable ergonomic design, and many controls. Changes to the G502 Lightspeed are subtle. If two models are similar, the new one will be different. The set weighs 114 fewer grams. More change was needed. Even if the G502 wasn’t supposed to compete with ultralight mice, 90 g would have been nice.
ROCCAT Kone XP Air: This new Air model has similar dimensions, ergonomics, and buttons to the wired model. The wireless mouse weighs 99 g, down from 104 g. The Kone XP Air is lighter than the G502 Lightspeed and Corsair Ironclaw Wireless. The transparent back cover reveals 3D RGB lighting. 4 PTFE pads under the mouse ensure smooth model movement. Left of left click are 4 buttons or a thumb button. Wheel scroll programmable buttons.
Logitech G502 X Plus: Logitech G502 X Plus can be used wired or wirelessly with Lightspeed 2.4 Ghz. Connecting the USB dongle to your PC automatically creates a wireless connection. Long overdue, the brand switched to a USB-C connector for wired use. Traditional mouse cables are 2m long and sheathed.
ROCCAT Kone XP Air: is 2.4 GHz and Bluetooth wireless. Wire-mode 1.8m USB-A to USB-A cable. Soft and flexible, it lets you play well even in practise. Not all cables fit USB-depth. C’s The Air model is for wireless play. Gaming requires 2.4 Ghz. The block-shaped support is connected by a USB-C to USB-A cable. RGB base lighting, front USB-A port for 2.4 Ghz dongle.
Logitech G Hub works with G502 X Plus. Manufacturer’s website, free. The tool lets you create game/app-specific configuration profiles. Multiple profiles can be saved in the mouse’s memory for use on other computers.
The mouse is Roccat Swarm-compatible. Despite its updated design and ergonomics, this model isn’t compatible with Roccat Neon. Games or apps can automatically load up to 5 configuration profiles.
Which is Better!
Logitech updated the iconic G502 mouse line with the biggest design departure in years and was mostly successful. We expected a more comfortable, efficient, and versatile model. This new generation is less impressive than the G502 Lightspeed because competition has increased.
Dual Bluetooth/2.4 Ghz, lighter weight, and charging station for $169. The X Lightspeed “Plus” has RGB lighting. Technically, the mouse is great, with a good sensor, ergonomics, and performance, but that’s not the whole story. The scroll wheel has been a defining feature of the G502 mice, and they’ve messed it up.
Roccat’s Kone XP Air gaming mouse completes its lineup. For a simple and effective model, choose the Kone Pro (about $80) or Pro Air (about $100). For greater versatility, choose the Kone XP (about $90) or XP Air.
The mouse’s $169 price tag is high. It’s hard to recommend it over the $160 Logitech G502 X Plus, even if its price drops quickly. Similar to the SteelSeries Aerox 5 Wireless and Aerox 9 Wireless, which have many buttons for $100-$110.