Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury Mouse Review – Aiming at FPS Gamers

Logitech’s newest gaming mouse is taking aim at a core chunk of the PC market – FPS gamers.

Every new gaming mouse has bells and whistles designed to catch your eye. In the case of Logitech’s Hyperion Fury, the company has incorporated a new optical sensor, a gyroscope and an accelerometer. According to Logitech, it’s the “World’s Fastest Gaming Mouse,” but what does that mean to the gamer using it?

The G402 is unmistakably a Logitech product. Although its lines are very similar to the G502 Proteus Core, it’s bit longer and not quite as tall. That makes it a bit less comfortable for gamers with large hands, although the extra length is nice. An LED-illuminated “G” adorns the crown of the mouse, and can be turned off through the mouse software.

One thing that is almost immediately apparent is that the G402 is lightweight, especially if you’re used to a heavy mouse. This means you can move the mouse around with less effort, making quick movements even easier. Unlike the G502, there’s no way to adjust the weight, so if you’re looking for a heavy mouse, this may not be for you.

There are eight programmable buttons on the G402, which is enough to bind almost any action you’d like to it. This is easy to do using the Logitech Gaming Software, which allows you to attach any function, keystroke combination, or multi-key macro to any of the mouse buttons. One of the most useful functions, especially for first-person shooter gamers, is “DPI Shift.”

DPI Shift allows you to have two different DPI levels at your fingertips. If you’re a sniper, and you like a lower DPI when you’re zoomed in, all you have to do is hold the DPI Shift button to use the lower DPI. Release the button, and you’re back to your default DPI.

Speaking of DPI, the G402 can be set as low as 240 DPI, or as high as 4,000. While those aren’t the ridiculous DPI numbers you’ll see with a laser mouse, the G402 makes up for it by being extraordinarily accurate. In my time with it, I found it to be one of the most accurate gaming mice I have ever used. Contributing to that accuracy is Logitech’s new Fusion Engine. This tech helps the mouse track as fast as you can move it, doing away with mouse skipping.

One of the only disappointing features on the G402 is the scroll wheel. Unlike the high-quality metal scroll wheel on the G502, the G402’s wheel is rubberized. There’s no right or left scroll functionality, nor can you disengage the incremented scrolling. It’s not a huge problem, but it’s a bit of a letdown if you’re used to having those options.

Overall, the G402 is exactly what you’d expect from Logitech: a rock-solid gaming mouse with some nice additional features and customization. It may not be their very top-of-the-line model, but at $59.99, it’s definitely worth the price of admission.


The G402 Hyperion Fury was reviewed using a sample provided by Logitech.

Ron Whitaker is managing editor at GameFront. Find more of his work here, and follow him and Game Front on Twitter: @ffronw and @gamefrontcom.

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1 Comment on Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury Mouse Review – Aiming at FPS Gamers

Leon

On August 22, 2014 at 8:12 am

This mouse feels really good in the hand, was able to see it before I bought it at best buy, but the weight and solidness of it, plus the buttons layout really made my mind up, bought it right after that.