Logitech G102 Prodigy – The Precise Gaming Mouse !
Hello folks ! At this article we’re gonna talk about another gaming mouse from Logitech, the Logitech G102 Prodigy with it’s precise optical sensor. Logitech has come up with a budget version of the G Pro for the Asian market. Its main differences are a new, cheaper sensor and lower rated switches, but it also comes at a third of the price.
The design of the mouse, though symmetrical in appearance can’t exactly be called ambidextrous as it features the side buttons on the left side of the mouse. It looks simple and is relatively low, designed for users with small to medium sized hands. The Logitech G102 Prodigy comes in two colours: black and white. Both come in a delicate matte finish, though it still feels very smooth while holding. The side buttons and the DPI shift button on the top have a glossy texture and feel much lighter. The bottom of the mouse also follows the same texture as the top, providing it a very uniform look and feel. In the middle is the optical sensor, surrounded by five anti-skid rubber pads.
Now, we come to the main star of the show: the G102’s all new 6000 DPI ‘Mercury’ sensor. It’s by far the best sensor I’ve seen in an entry-level mouse. I’m not kidding. It’s very responsive with a 1000Hz polling rate as is industry standard, and is very, very accurate with almost no noticeable acceleration. I’ve spent just over a month with it on CS:GO and it’s performed brilliantly. I personally play on low DPI, low sensitivities and it was able to keep up with me flicking quickly across my large mousepad.
Lift-off distance is also low, roughly about 1 CD. (For those who don’t know, lift-off distance is commonly measured in CDs, literarily the thickness of a compact disc which is 1.2mm) This preset should satisfy most people, but it’s still a little disappointing that lift-off distance can’t be customised in Logitech’s gaming software.
Speaking of the software, it has all the essentials, but little extra. You can set up to 5 DPI modes, program ALL the buttons and save profiles to the onboard chip. Lighting customization was a bit lacking however, you can only change colour and there’s only two lighting effects to choose from.
The G102 is definitely a great improvement over the original G100s, but still feels like a budget device. Most noticeable is the ‘Mercury’ sensor, which puts tracking accuracy well above its predecessor and just about every other entry-level mice. Whilst performance goes above and beyond, other aspects aren’t so outstanding. The hard plastic used on the G102 isn’t the most comfortable material out there, plus the mouse also lacks in the way of creature comforts and doesn’t even have a basic grip.
Despite the shortcomings in ergonomics, the trade-off for the much better sensor is definitely worth it for FPS games. So what to wait now ? Come now and grab yours at here !