Logitech's G502 gaming mouse tracks movement with a 12,000-DPI sensor

Logitech has introduced a new wired mouse for gamers. The G502 Proteus Core has all the trappings of a modern gaming rodent, including a fancy sensor. According to Logitech, the Proteus Core's new Delta Zero IR sensor is capable of tracking movement at up to 12,000 DPI. The sensitivity is adjustable on the fly, of course, and a separate tuning mechanism can optimize the sensor for different kinds of surfaces, such as hard desks or soft pads.

Purists should also appreciate the fact that the tracking system is free of smoothing, acceleration, and pixel rounding. The G502 should be among the most precise mice out there. Here's what it looks like:

In addition to its exotic sensor, the Proteus Core has an updated key plate that's supposed to deliver a firmer, more precise feel. There are 11 programmable buttons in total, and onboard memory provides profile storage. The wheel can be switched between clicky and smooth scrolling modes, as well.

Inside, the G502 has five removable weights that tip the scales at 3.6 grams each. The official spec sheet indicates that the mouse weighs 168 grams with the cable included, but it's unclear whether that measurement was taken with the full payload of internal weights onboard.

Logitech mice have never really fit my hand properly, which is a shame, because this one looks like it has a nice mix of features. The Proteus Core is already available for pre-order on Logitech's site, and it's expected to ship this month. Asking price: $79.99.

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