Pros: Argueably the best sensor at the moment, nice fit for my big hands, good price/performance for € 65,-
Cons: Sniper button can be accidentally pushed, slides mediocre with the weightdoor attached, Ugly.
My previous mouse, the Roccat Kone left me with alot of problems throughout the time i've used it.
Driver problems and the mouse somehow corrupting all my USB ports forcing to replug my keyboard/headset alot.
Also the last -/+ year it started jittering alot and I got really frustrated in fps games.
It was time for a quest to search for a new mouse! Time to find one that wouldn't disappoint me! medieval.gif
After alot of reading throughout the net, to search for a good mouse, I came across the Moinix Naos 7000, or this one.
Since most enthousiasts and the most hard-to-please people here and on other forums are so psyched about the G502 sensor,
and it costed me € 65,- here in the Netherlands, instead of € 80,- for the Mionix Naos 7000, I chose the G502.
The G502 Looks and feels solid, what you would expect from on average € 80,- mouse.
The Coarse rubber sides are a good additive in my opinion for picking up and fast movement.
For me it really fits well in my hand, I have pretty large hands and thin fingers, and my fingers are just at the end of the L/R buttons.
Most mice are too small for me and leave my fingers either suspending in the air or drag them along the pad.
I use a palm-grip and my ringfinger and pinky are in a semi claw-grip, I don't know how to explain it any other way.
The buttons feel solid and click with a non-irritating click.
The sidebuttons are easy access and you can distinct them easily by touch, the DPI switch buttons are a little harder to reach.
But I guess I will not be using them frequently, maybe when playing BF4 and it's tank-time or something like that tongue.gif
The "sniper" button is new for me and really didn't need it for sniping, works awesome without it.
Maybe I will try it later.
The only thing I need to get by is the bulky scroll wheel that makes a clanky noise each time you scroll it.
But it's pretty sturdy and the free-wheel scrolling makes it alot better.
The mouse seems to glide better without the magnetcap on it, so I took it off and it feels more balanced this way.
There was no need for me to put on more weight anyway.
When I pick up the mouse naturally with my thumb, ringfinger and pinky, it's balance seems to be perfect with no sloping to either side.
I don't really like the looks of it except that the G on it lights blue since my Corsair K90 keyboard lights blue as well.
My wife finds it "futuristic" but nothing more than that.
But that is the least of my concern for a gaming mouse, as I will be looking at the screen, not the mouse;)
Did I mention I like blue?
The G502 has left me awed after the horrible Roccat, I've used it for about 2 hours now and already got used to it in BF4.
More accurate quick aims, making headshots more frequently and better, more fluent enemy tracking.
Did a bit of testing with mousetest (they should release a more user friendly one imo... smoothing...)
My hand is still tintling from the speed test, note that I did not went off the pad.
The Kone did 3.39 on this test, not that anyone would use this or higher in games:rolleyes:.
Precision is tested by quickly moving the mouse around to induce errorprone situations, but im happy with the 99.2%
For comparison: my Roccat Kone did 97.4% in the same test (don't know if that says alot though).
I couldn't get smoothness working after about 5 min of making circles with a tintling hand, so I gave up.
I did see some pixels at times that would indicate smoothing but it was one or two every ten seconds or so.
Same with my Kone, just doesn't seems to work properly for some reason.
sidenote: I've tested my Roccat a few days before buying the G502 but didn't save the data, now it's used by me at work.
The Jitter test:
Jitter seems to be non-existent in the mouse (Hurraaaayyy!)
Don't judge my awesome paint skills
Hope this helps anyone.
Overall very happy with it, this is the rating I would give the mouse:
Price: 7.5 (if you can get it for €/$ 65,- )