A lot of products today made with the gamer’s mindset usually have an enormous amount of buttons and features. Now I’m not saying that that’s a bad thing but there are cases where sometimes less is more. A lot of peripheral manufactures seem to assume that every gamer wants an expensive peripheral with a ton of features, flashy lighting, a weirdly unique shape and more but not everyone wants that. A handful wants a solid and simple peripheral but delivers its basic features in the best way possible for the cheapest price.
And that’s why Logitech gave us the Logitech G302 Daedalus Prime. Logitech did their research on this one since this gaming mice is pretty solid and with the amount of young gamers not having a lot of money to buy the high end gaming mice, this could prove to be an awesome compromise. Especially if you play a lot of multiplayer online battle arena or MOBA games. Getting a lot of feedback from professional MOBA players, Logitech specifically designed this gaming mouse for MOBA games with its ergonomic and yet simple design. Whether its hours of relentless clicking for training or hours of relentless clicking for your Twitch stream, this mouse can withstand it all the while giving the user comfort despite hours of use for only fifty bucks.
Let’s take a closer look the G302 Daedalus Prime and see what really makes it special.
Logitech G302 Review – Whats in the Box?
The box looks really good and doesn’t look like its mouse is only fifty bucks. The front has the picture of the box and its name.
The side as well as its back has its specific features written on it. The back however has something unique to it.
If you play and follow the League of Legends competitive scene especially the LCS, you would recognize who that is on the picture. It’s Jason Tran or much better known as WildTurtle who was formerly from Team SoloMid. This mouse was years ago so he’s not on TSM anymore but he is still an amazing ADC even to this day. Besides his picture, he adds a commentary about the mouse with his name and his former team. What better way to endorse a MOBA mouse than one of NA’s top leading AD carry. Good job Logitech for that marketing.
When you pull out the contents, the mouse will be inside a hard plastic with its wire carefully organized around it.
It also comes with a small manual like most gaming peripherals as well as a blue card with the Logitech branding marked on it.
This mouse looks really simple compared to other gaming mice but it doesn’t look bad either. It looks simple but it doesn’t look boring. The Logitech G302 Daedalus Prime has a mix of gloss and matte black plastics that wrap around it. The difference is subtle. The matt plastic is there for non-slip use when gaming.
The side of the mouse as well as the palm rest has blue light illuminating from its body. A pretty chill pulsating effect that is nice to the eyes will slowly glow from the Logitech logo as well as the sides that have a circular grill for grip. You won’t see it as much on the sides as it will obviously be covered by your palm when you use it but it has a nice effect if it’s on your desk unused. The Logo looks well defined as well. The combined lighting effect of the Logo and the lighting from the sides look amazing together. Also, apparently Logitech uses lasers to make both lighting look identical, otherwise the mouse is rejected.
The mouse weighs in about 3 ounces but it does feel lighter and for a cheap mouse of only fifty bucks, Logitech packed up a lot of good aesthetic design on the G302 Daedalus Prime. The mouse itself gives a nice grip to your hands too.
In total, the Logitech G302 Daedalus Prime only has six buttons. That’s less than other gaming mice out in the market. Why? It’s because Logitech chose a simple path for the 302 Daedalus Prime. Logitech wanted to give users a wider choice of options in the cheaper side of gaming peripherals. Logitech gave the G302 a simple but beautiful ergonomic design that focuses on its basic features with MOBA games in mind.
The G302 Daedalus Prime has a total of six customizable buttons and three of these are standard common buttons that are what most users are used to which are the left and right click buttons as well as the clickable mouse scroll wheel button.
The next three are a bit more uncommon to non-gaming mice. At the top of the mouse we have the DPI adjustment button and this allows the user to change the mouse’s DPI on-the-fly. Unlike other gaming mice that has two DPI buttons that you can move up or down, this only has one so if you missed your preferred DPI setting, you would have to cycle through it all over again.
And the last buttons are the two customizable buttons on the side for the use of the user’s thumbs. That’s really all there is to it with the buttons despite this being a gaming mouse but this is also why Logitech managed to make this at a measly cheap price of only fifty bucks.
Despite this being a right-handed mouse, it does look ambidextrous especially if you look at it from the top. Lefties can use it; however they would need to give up two buttons in the process so this is most likely intended for right-handed people.
- Resolution: 240 – 4,000 dpi
- Max acceleration: >20*
- Max. speed: >120 ips (3 m/sec)*
- Usb data format: 16 bits/axis
- Usb report rate: 1000 Hz (1ms)
- Microprocessor: 32-bit ARM
- Buttons: 20 million clicks
Using the Product
To be able to use the Logitech G302 is very easy. Just plug it in on a USB jack and you’re ready to go. It’s really that simple. There’s no need for drivers but if you do want to customize it even more you should download the Logitech Gaming Software. I’m sure you bought this mouse to be able to tailor to your needs and the software allows you to do that.
After you’ve downloaded the software, it will be able to detect your mouse and you can start customizing it.
The tracking of the mouse is always accurate. It also moves smoothly when I run it across the mouse pad. It didn’t really show any signs of trouble while I was using it. There were no jerks or instances where the pointer jumped. The buttons also feel good when being clicked with a good tactile feedback both for feel and sound.
The G302 Daedalus Prime is capable of 20 million clicks and thanks to its 1 millisecond response time, there’s pretty much no lag which is important in those MOBA combos on assassin champions on both Dota 2 and League of Legends. The left and right buttons responded to a light touch but not so light that it can be clicked accidentally.
With FPS games, as I’ve said before the tracking is pretty good and the pointer moves pretty smoothly giving the user an accurate crosshair to frag enemies. The very simple design of the mouse also feels natural on the hand doesn’t feel awkward at all. This is one of the best things for having a simple design with a mouse, it doesn’t feel weird or awkward even you first use it because people most likely used conventional shaped mouse before switching to gaming mice. However, there may be a select few who may not like the diamond shape design of the mouse.
The Logitech G302 Daedalus Prime really does well on MOBAs and still manages to still be decent on other genres.
When using Logitech’s gaming software for the G302 Daedalus Prime, the user is granted a number of options. We’ve talked about this software before. Logitech has great software and it also allows you to customize your other Logitech peripherals using this. It’s a very handy tool, especially if you’re a Logitech enthusiast.
The software allows the user to customize four of the six buttons. You can’t remap the left and right buttons but you can oddly swap the function of the two which gives me an impression that Logitech does consider lefties using this despite the two extra buttons on the left side of the mouse.
Besides reassigning of the buttons, you can also assign macros which are essentially long strings of commands that are triggered with a single button press.
The mouse has a 32-bit ARM processor that manages all presets as well as customizations.
If you’re on a tight budget but still want a mouse that can deliver especially for MOBA games, the Logitech G302 is a neat pick.
The mouse looks simple but it still has a unique aesthetic to it that makes it look good on your desk. It doesn’t have any new features but the software makes up for as it allows the user to customize and remap the buttons to their liking. The diamond shape might turn some people off but you can get used to it, we also recommend testing the mouse first if it feels nice to hold before actually getting it.
Where to Buy
You can pickup the Logitech G302 for a great price of $69AUD from over at the official Logitech website.