Logitech G402 Hyperion Review 2017

Logitech has a long standing as one of the best companies in the gaming peripheral industry and, even though their latest models of gaming mice offer a significant advantage over the older entries, the latter still have a few tricks up their sleeves that merit mention. Case in point, the G402 Hyperion Fury, while not equipped with the features that make recent mice great, still packs a great sensor, an onboard processor, quite a number of programmable buttons, and some other goodies that provide all the performance that every gamer could ever need.

The G402 was released by Logitech among a few other gaming mice in 2014. Each of these different models featured a few variations on the standard formula, in order to cater to different genres of computer games. The Hyperion Fury is the version Logitech created for FPS gamers, with its hybrid optical sensor supplemented with patented Delta Zero accelerometer technology, which allows gamers to perform lightning-fast moves with no interference or jittering, and with utmost precision. The other 2 mice released alongside the G402 were the G502 Proteus Core and the G90, the latter being a general-purpose gaming mouse with a 12,000 CPI sensor, and the former an inexpensive version of the G100S created for the Asian market.

Each of these products were designed for a specific purpose and, as we mentioned above, FPS games were the G402’s target demographic, with its ergonomic shape designed for comfortable grip with no wrist strain, limited amount of buttons and, most importantly, its accelerometer-supplemented optical sensor, which allows for the swift movements that are common in most shooters.

But before diving in our Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury review, let’s first clear up a few things about the criteria we use to judge all the products that come into our hands. Also be sure to check out our ultimate mouse buying guide and our best mouse for programming guides.

Things To Consider When Buying A Gaming Mouse

As with most things in life, one of the most important elements to consider when browsing the market for a gaming mouse is the purpose this product is supposed to fulfill. As a gamer, you might already know that some products are geared towards certain gaming genres. For instance, a mouse designed for MMORPGs will most definitely have a great deal more buttons than your standard mouse, to accommodate all the spells and abilities that would otherwise need to be mapped to the keyboard. A generous amount of additional buttons allows you to have all your skills at finger’s reach, and give you an inherent edge over the competition.

The products that are geared towards genres like shooters have some rather intangible differences. While having more buttons as a feature is as obvious as the sun in the sky, mice that are geared towards FPS games tend to have more subtle changes, mainly sensor improvements that provide great tracking in most conditions, along with improved ergonomics to favor fast movements while protecting the player from wrist strain due to improper gripping or handling.

Logitech G402 Product Overview

One of the features that immediately grabbed our attention as soon as we laid eyes on the G402 is its sensor. As we mentioned above, this is one of the most important features when it comes to FPS gaming and, according to Logitech, theirs is supplemented by the proprietary Delta Zero technology. Don’t let the sci-fi name fool you though; while this feature certainly merits mention, it is only used to refer to the sensor’s hybrid nature. We’re talking an optical sensor that can be adjusted to a maximum sensitivity of 4,000 CPI. Said sensor is complemented with an accelerometer that is used to eliminate the margin of error when tracking at high speeds. In layman’s terms, this mouse performs great in FPS games, since it will track with great precision, no matter how fast the player moves his hand.

Next up are this mouse’s additional buttons, which are by no means a whole lot compared to other products on the market, but still worth mentioning. The 8 fully programmable buttons are a welcome addition for the players that want to venture into other gaming genres without having a significant disadvantage. The buttons are laid out in an intuitive manner, with the main 3 buttons (left, middle and right) set in standard fashion, with 2 other on top of the left click button, and the other 3 on the left side panel of the mouse. An important fact about this mouse is its sniper CPI switch, which can be used to toggle to a lower CPI setting on a whim, for those times when you need to land a precise shot that would otherwise be complicated with your standard mouse sensitivity.

All the features mentioned above are packed neatly into a plastic frame with an elegant design in a black matte finish. The sides of this mouse are coated with a rubbery texture for additional grip. Additionally, the grooves that are incorporated into this product’s design help provide an additional layer of grip, while also creating comfortable rests for your fingers when using it for everyday tasks, such as browsing the web.

One last thing worth mentioning is the G402’s onboard ARM processor, which takes the raw data from the user’s input, and translates it into movements with high fidelity and precision.

So let’s recap the benefits you’ll get for investing in the Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury:

Logitech G402 Pros

  • 4,000 CPI optical sensor with Delta Zero technology specially designed to provide the best performance in FPS games​
  • 8 fully programmable buttons, including a CPI switch for adjusting sensitivity on the go
  • Elegant and ergonomic black design which makes this mouse suited for both the office and the battlefield
  • Onboard ARM processor for high-fidelity movement output

Logitech G402 Cons

  • the G402 is specialized for use in FPS games, but falls behind in general purpose use, or for gaming in other genres​

Conclusion

For such an inexpensive mouse, the Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury is a great piece of hardware that is definitely an asset for FPS gamers. Though it can fall behind when used for other genres (compared to other mice at least), the pros far outweigh the cons and, by investing in this product, you will definitely receive your money’s worth in quality tracking.

Good luck on the battlefield!

Product images sourced from Amazon.com​

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