We’re back again with another Logitech gaming mouse but this one is specialized for FPS games as it is able to track ultra-fast movement from the player. The Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury is an extremely fast gaming mouse and back in 2014 when it first came out, it was the fastest. Using Logitech’s Fusion Engine sensor technology, it’s able to track extremely fast movement accurately. Its track speed is over 500 IPS (inches per second).
A lot of FPS gamers, especially competitive ones, have a problem with their mouse tracking their movement. Very fast movement is hard for common mouse to track and gives the computer inaccurate information leading the in-game character to look elsewhere than what’s intended by the user. Enter the Fusion Engine by Logitech. Using Logitech’s optical sensor technology combined with an accelerometer and gyroscope, the Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury is able to track the user’s movement despite how fast it is.
For an FPS gamer, this mouse is a dream. However, the G402 still has a lot to offer for non-FPS gamers. Let’s have a look.
Logitech G402 Review – Whats in the Box?
The packaging of the G402 is again covered by Logitech’s signature black and sky blue packaging with the mouse’s image in front of the box while its specs are at the back.
It’s clear that the Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury is a downgrade from the Logitech G502 Proteus Core. Besides the G402’s price being 25% cheaper than the G502, there are also a number of features that the G402 lacks that the G502 has and we will go through all of G402’s features and you can decide for yourself if the downgrade is worth it.
Most of the outer shape and build of the G402 is really similar with the G502 if you compare it side by side. However, you can still tell which is which considering the number of external extra features that the G502 has. Despite the two being highly similar physically, both the G402 and the G502 feel quite a lot different from each other.
The G402 measures 72mm in width, 136mm in length, and 41mm in height. It weighs about 107 grams if the cable is not included.
As you can tell from first glance, the G402 obviously has lesser buttons when compared to the G502. Besides the two main left and right mouse buttons, the G402 has a clickable scroll wheel and also boasts a sniper button that is used for one-touch DPI switching. There are up and down DPI buttons that cycle through your four DPI profiles and two thumb buttons that you can remap using the Logitech Gaming Software. The other buttons are also programmable as well binding macro commands to them.
Another feature that’s quite noticeably different between the two is that the G402 doesn’t have the sky blue strip on the left side of the mouse unlike the G502. Although it doesn’t have the blue strip, it still has the Logitech ‘G’ logo on its palm rest that will light up once you plug the G402 in.
Both the G502 and the G402 are both comfortable in my opinion. Of course this will obviously vary depending on the user but if you compare the G402 with the more expensive G502, you can’t really tell the difference as both are very comfortable on the hand. This is most likely because the two has similar aesthetic design and shape. Both also have the rubberized material that gives a good grip as well as a smooth touch for your palm to rest on. However, the left and right mouse buttons seem to be made from plastic. The thumb rest has been removed on the G402 but it’s hardly noticeable anyway.
The mouse wheel doesn’t have ridges like other gaming mice. This is just a preference but I personally prefer a mouse that has ridges. It gives better grip and more importantly feedback for the touch.
The underside of the G402 looks a bit alien-like. It has quite a unique aesthetic design and you can tell Logitech has put much thought on the design if even the underside of the mouse has a distinct design. It also has four smooth gliders. Besides the gliders, the Delta Zero sensor is in the middle area of the mouse. There’s not much else going on with the underside apart from the very alien-like design and the Logitech branding along with the name of the mouse.
Lastly, unlike the G502, the Logitech G402’s cable isn’t braided. Obviously I would very much prefer a braided cable but it’s not much of an issue. The cable connects the mouse to the PC via USB 2.0 that is 7 feet long.
Cable length: 7ft
Max Acceleration: >16G
Max Speed: 500 IPS
USB Data Format: 16 bits/axis
USB Report Rate: 1000Hz (1ms)
CPU: ARM 32-bit
Using the Product
The Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury like most mice is a plug and play mouse. Just plug it on the USB jack and you’re ready to go. Although, it’s highly recommended that you install the Logitech Gaming Software to use the mouse to its fullest and to be able to use all of its features. It also customizes your other Logitech gaming peripherals if you have any as well as synchronizing the lighting if the peripheral has such a feature.
To do this, just go to the Logitech official website and download the Logitech Gaming Software. Install it and it will detect your mouse and you can immediately customize it. This is where you also update the firmware.
The Logitech Gaming Software comes back again with the G402. Avid readers and longtime Logitech fans are quite familiar with this software.
The home menu enables the user to be able to switch between the mouse’s on-board memory when saving profiles. The user is given a choice on whether to save profiles either on the mouse or on the computer. If you hardly go out for LAN parties or never bring your mouse on these occasions, you wouldn’t need to save it on the on-board memory of the mouse. However, in the event that you would want to format your computer, and you’re too lazy to set up your profiles again, it’s advisable to save it on the on-board memory. I personally would just save my profiles on the on-board memory to avoid unexpected nuisances.
There are eight programmable buttons and it’s quite easy to remap the buttons on the G402. The GUI is great for showing what part of the mouse you’re actually remapping. Besides remapping the buttons, this same menu is also used for adjusting your DPI settings with four levels of DPI settings that you can quickly switch to using the DPI buttons.
The lighting menu enables the user to adjust the brightness as well as the rate that the light pulses. You can also disable the lighting effect completely in this menu. A unique feature that I don’t see a lot on gaming mice is the DPI light indicators. In this same menu, you have the ability to leave the DPI light indicators turned on all the time or have it turned it off.
The next menu is more like a game that tests how fast you can move your mouse all the while giving you information. You’re also able to enable or disable the Fusion Engine when testing and you can also change the information either to IPS of M/S.
The settings menu is where you can update the firmware. This is where you can also update the Logitech Gaming Software.
If our last mouse review is excellent in MOBAs, this mouse is excellent in FPS games. The excellent tracking will consistently keep track of your extremely fast mouse movements and when I say, extremely fast, I mean really sliding it as fast as you can on your desk and if you don’t believe me, just check out the software that has the ability to track and tell you how fast you move your mouse. With this in mind, the ability to quickly turn 180 degrees in FPS games is excellent if you use this mouse.
Overall, this is a solid pick for playing FPS games with its tracking. This is also a good compromise if you’re planning to save and think you won’t need the extra features of the G502. The Logitech G402 Hyperion has a decent price and has the right amount of buttons with a few extra features. The build design as well as the button placement is well thought of. The ability to customize the mouse complemented by the amazing Logitech Gaming Software makes customizing this mouse very easy.