Crisis Games / Peripherals

Crisis Games / Peripherals

The new Logitech G102 LIGHTSYNC gaming mouse is a modified Logitech G102 mouse, released a few years ago and loved by many both its low cost and ease of construction. It turned out that for a comfortable game, the aggressive form of the case and the world’s most advanced optical sensor are not always required. The most important thing is how well the mouse lies in the hand and how accurately it reacts to the movements and commands of the user. Not for nothing that the keyboard and mouse are considered the most conservative input devices, in which the quality and reliability of the switches and sensors can really improve. Well, the shape of the case and design are all secondary. When developing the Logitech G102 LIGHTSYNC model, the manufacturer tried to preserve all the advantages of the Logitech G102 model by adding RGB-backlight with a palette of 16.8 million colors.

⇡ #Specifications

Logitech G102 LIGHTSYNC
Interface USB Wired
Resolution, dpi 200–8,000
USB port polling frequency, Hz 1000
Number of buttons 6
Features RGB backlight
Logitech G HUB Software
Supported OS Windows 7 and higher
Mac OS 10.10 and higher
Chrome OS
Sizes, mm 117 × 62 × 38
Weight (mouse only, without cable), g 85
Official manufacturer warranty, months 24
Estimated price *, rub. 2,290

* The average price for Yandex.Market at the time of writing.

The Logitech G102 LIGHTSYNC mouse is based on Logitech’s own optical sensor. Its maximum resolution is 8000 dpi, which is quite enough for most gaming tasks. In addition, do not forget that in front of us is a game manipulator for more than two thousand rubles – at this price, the presence of this sensor looks almost like a gift.

Logitech G102 LIGHTSYNC response speed is a standard value of 1 ms. Under the mouse buttons are OMRON switches, but the scroll wheel works on the basis of a mechanical encoder. In general, there is nothing revolutionary in the design of the novelty, but this was not expected from it. The main thing in this case is time-tested technologies and components.

Contents of delivery

Logitech G102 LIGHTSYNC mouse packaging and package

The mouse comes in a compact cardboard box with a minimum of accessories. The kit includes:

  • Printed Getting Started Guide
  • company sticker.

⇡ #Appearance

Logitech G102 LIGHTSYNC Mouse Appearance

Externally, the novelty looks exactly the same as its predecessor model, Logitech G102. The most important feature in this case is the classical symmetrical shape: the mouse resembles office models of past years. The case itself and the buttons are made of soft-touch plastic with a rough texture. Moreover, the roughness on the lateral surfaces is more pronounced than on top. No fingerprints remain on such material. It also does not attract dust very much, and it is very easy to clean.

Logitech G102 LIGHTSYNC Mouse Appearance

The same RGB backlight that distinguishes the mouse from its predecessor is implemented in the form of a luminous rim on the body and a company logo. There are few design elements, but they harmoniously combine with the classic appearance. Also, the user can select a mouse in a black case or in white. We were tested on the second option.

Logitech G102 LIGHTSYNC: front view and rear view

The mouse fits almost any grip. However, if you prefer large models with a platform for the little finger, then the Logitech G102 LIGHTSYNC model is not for you. Here, as with other compact analogs, either the little finger needs to be pressed to a fairly wide side surface of the case, or it will touch the table. By the way, we are talking about the right hand. Despite the symmetrical shapes, the novelty has two additional keys located on the left side surface. They are designed to be pressed with the thumb, which in a relaxed position lies under the buttons. There is plenty of room for him. Otherwise, a symmetrical mouse would be suitable for left-handed people.

The main mouse buttons are slightly concave. The bend is barely noticeable, but it feels good – it does not allow your finger to slide beyond the dimensions or get closer to the center. The scroll wheel has a sufficiently large width and a raised protector to prevent slippage. His move is discrete, with soft clicks. Next to the wheel is an additional button, by default changing the resolution of the optical sensor.

Model Logitech G102 LIGHTSYNC has a fairly long element of protection against kink of wire. It is raised high above the surface of the rug or table, which guarantees comfortable work when quickly moving the mouse in a horizontal plane. The two-meter wire is soft, but it does not have a synthetic braid, like some other game models.

Side view and bottom view

As for the bottom surface of the case, here everything is thought out as well. The mouse rests on four main fluoroplastic legs and one central ring, glued around the optical sensor. It remains to note that the mouse is perfectly balanced, and even the mass of the device of 85 g will be comfortable for most players.

Capabilities BY

Logitech G HUB Application Interface

The Logitech G102 LIGHTSYNC is ready to work directly from the box. In principle, even the RGB-backlight can not be adjusted in any way, since by default it works in the most neutral mode – slowly poured in different colors from the edges to the central part. But, like other Logitech game controllers, the novelty reaches its full potential only together with the Logitech G HUB proprietary software.

Logitech G HUB: general mouse settings

The application is Russified and has a very nice and intuitive interface. All six buttons available on the mouse can be reprogrammed to fit your needs. It is possible to set macros and commands, as well as disable buttons if necessary. The sensitivity of the optical sensor can be smoothly changed in the range from 200 to 8000 dpi. For the quick switching function, using the button on the case, you can set any four values ​​from the proposed range. The mouse has a memory module, and therefore any configured profile can be saved directly to it. In this case, if you connect the mouse to someone else’s PC, you do not need to install configuration software on it.

Logitech G HUB: RGB settings

Special attention in the application is given to the backlight of the device. The user can choose one of the predefined effects, including animated ones, and adjust the backlight for three key points on their own, choosing those colors that impress him more. When setting up animation effects, not only the brightness of the backlight is selected, but also the speed of its change. And of course, the manufacturer did not forget about the possibility of completely turning off the backlight, if necessary.

⇡ #Work impressions

The shape of the manipulator is an individual thing. Someone likes large models with complex geometry, someone likes compact and simple devices. In this case, we are dealing with a classic form, more universal and suitable for a larger number of players. The oval base of the case allows you to perfectly place the brush, but the surfaces that are folded where necessary, and the buttons of a well-thought-out shape placed in the right places, provide the comfort of working with the Logitech G102 LIGHTSYNC. In any case, I was comfortable working with this mouse all day with my average brush size. She did not cause any unpleasant sensations or even fatigue.

Logitech G102 LIGHTSYNC: backlight examples

The novelty has demonstrated very accurate operation in the entire range of sensor resolutions. Instant acceleration and cursor movement for Logitech G102 LIGHTSYNC are not a difficult task. When moving the mouse over the mat, it is enough to raise it to a height of just over 1 mm so that the sensor stops working. It is very convenient in many game situations. The mouse works great both on the mat and without it. In normal daily operation, it will also be very comfortable with her. When switching from games to work, you do not need to get another manipulator – the Logitech G102 LIGHTSYNC model is absolutely universal in this respect. The mouse will not take up much space in a laptop bag, if you need to carry it with you to work.

The work of the buttons on the new items can be safely called ideal. The wide main buttons are pressed almost exactly the same anywhere, including corners and edges. Under the weight of the finger, the key will not accidentally be pressed, but the switches cannot be called too rigid either. The course is felt very accurately, you do not need to get used to it. This is true for all Logitech G102 LIGHTSYNC buttons, except for the switch under the wheel. It, as required, is more rigid in order to exclude false positives when scrolling.

You don’t have to look for the wheel for a long time with your finger – at least for me it turned out to be exactly under it. The grip is excellent, and the discreteness of its course does not cause irritation – stops when scrolling are clear, but at the same time do not hit the finger. At the same time, it is very easy to scroll the wheel in one fell swoop for a dozen clicks forward or backward. The accuracy of fixing the wheel in any intermediate position also does not raise questions.

In general, the impressions of working with the Logitech G102 LIGHTSYNC are purely positive. Even ardent fans of game manipulators of complex shapes would like to recommend trying at least a little use of this fairly simple, but very high-quality mouse. What if you like it? It will be a great occasion to save.

⇡ #findings

The new Logitech G102 LIGHTSYNC game pad is one of the best anti-crisis offerings for gamers. For more than two thousand rubles, the buyer receives a gaming mouse of a very high class. If you are not confused by the lack of aggressive design, then the novelty can become a replacement even for models that cost several times more. In addition to low cost, the strengths of this mouse include:

  • attractive appearance;
  • thoughtful body forms;
  • accurate operation of the optical sensor and high maximum resolution;
  • flexible configuration options with proprietary software;
  • the presence of a custom RGB-backlight.

But significant flaws in the new items could not be found. Well, maybe the switch under the scroll wheel is a little harsh, like a cable without a braid, but for such a price these are real nit-picking. But the price / quality ratio of the Logitech G102 LIGHTSYNC model is on top.

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