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I'm just wondering if anyone knows the specifics with the sensors. I could swear that I read something about the 3366 having acceleration but that it was consistent and minimal. Is that right or am I mistaken? And does anyone know if the 3366 sensor takes more movement to get it going? I think I've read a number of posts saying things like that or that the sensor doesn't register the movement of the first pixel or whatever. Can anyone confirm? I'm just curious because I like the shape of these mice and I'm about to go get a G402 but I can't help but think that the G502 would be worth the extra couple of bucks because of all the highly positive reviews/posts I see about it.

I'd appreciate it if anyone could help me decide which to get, thanks! =)
post #2 of 13
Depends on if you wanna play with a mouse or with a brick.
post #3 of 13
i bought and used a G502 for a while and the sensor is incredible (can be used in a lot of surfaces)

i recommend you go to local stores like best buy/etc and try it before you buy it, i returned my g502 after my hands were in pain over long use. ( mouse is uncomfortable for people with big hands, the mouse is small )
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I've actially already tried the G502 and like both the shape and weight. But I thought it felt like it needed more startup movement than it should but I didn't know if that was just a placebo or not.
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I had the chance to try g402 on a local store and that sniper button is a turn off for me (medium sized hands, 17,50cm from wrist to middle finger)
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Own both.

Have 5 g502s and 1 g402. Used to use the 502 for gaming and as my work mouse in the office (I like to have the same mouse everywhere i am) But recently started to notice straining in my wrist. And I figured that it must be the weight of the 502.

So I got a 402.

Comparison:
Sensor - both are equally good. I play low sense at 800 dpi. In game i reach a max of 3m/s. No accel on either.
Button response is good. G402 is easier to click faster.
Scroll wheel - I miss the hyper scroll wheel. Notches on the 502 are better.
Cable is miles better on the 502
Coating is better on the 402. Rubber of the 502 tends to be a bit slippy when my hand sweats a lot.
Sniper button in a non issue on both. (i have average hands/ mid finger to base of palm - 19cm
Shape is better on the 502. The lip and angle on the 402 are made so that its easier to lift the mouse, but it sometimes feels uncomfortable for me
Weight 402 wins this one. I find around 100-1005 grams - is my personal sweet spot
Glide is better on the 402.

Ask if theres anything else you want to know =)
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Depends on if you wanna play with a mouse or with a brick.

bro, do u even lift
post #8 of 13
If you do not plan to mod the g502 to remove weight, get the g402, the main difference is the lift off distance, both shapes are good.
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Own both.

Have 5 g502s and 1 g402. Used to use the 502 for gaming and as my work mouse in the office (I like to have the same mouse everywhere i am) But recently started to notice straining in my wrist. And I figured that it must be the weight of the 502.

So I got a 402.

Comparison:
Sensor - both are equally good. I play low sense at 800 dpi. In game i reach a max of 3m/s. No accel on either.
Button response is good. G402 is easier to click faster.
Scroll wheel - I miss the hyper scroll wheel. Notches on the 502 are better.
Cable is miles better on the 502
Coating is better on the 402. Rubber of the 502 tends to be a bit slippy when my hand sweats a lot.
Sniper button in a non issue on both. (i have average hands/ mid finger to base of palm - 19cm
Shape is better on the 502. The lip and angle on the 402 are made so that its easier to lift the mouse, but it sometimes feels uncomfortable for me
Weight 402 wins this one. I find around 100-1005 grams - is my personal sweet spot
Glide is better on the 402.

Ask if theres anything else you want to know =)

Thanks for the amazing reply! Would you mind giving me a bit more detail on how the shape differs from the G502 to the G402? I've tried (and enjoyed) the shape of the G502 but I haven't had the chance to try a G402. Does it slant inward as it goes down on the right side? (I hate that) Or is the right side a lot like the G502? My biggest concern right now is the shape because I was able to use the G502 better than my current mouse (CM Storm Spawn) and I really want my next mouse to feel just as good off the bat. Thanks in advance!
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Shape differences:

The 402 has a slightly steeper angle of the right side ( where the ring finger goes). Therefore the lip is a lot more noticeable.

Because of the angle and the lip the mouse feels a bit wider than the 502 between thumb and ring finger.

As the ring finger is forced into a position below the ridge, the pinky finger has slightly less room on the 402.

Because of the ridge the 402 is easier to lift up. Also on the right side the mouse expands towards the rear a bit more offering better support for the pinky.

The left side differs less. The 502 has a forced thumb position. It allows you to hold the mouse only at a certain height. The 402 has a more relaxed thumb area. You can move the thumb up and down because the area is a lot flatter. The sniper button is better on the 402. On the 502 the sniper button comes in, forcing the thumb above it to avoid accidental presses. On the 402 its straight and gives the thumb more freedom.

The whole left side of the mouse is slightly lower on the 402.

The left mouse button on the 502 is concaved while on the 402 its rounded. This again gives more freedom on finger placement on the 402.

In summary.
Right side is angled more towards the bottom. This forces the hand into a certain grip. You either hold the mouse further down and close to the end of the mouse and avoid the ridge, or paln it and have the ring finger on the ridge.

The thumb area and lmb are better on the 402 as they allow for more freedom.

Also - I like the feel of the sidebuttons on the 402 more. They aren't as small and can be activated by pushing up with your thumb.

Notes for transition.

I transitioned from the 502 to the 402. The lip was an issue for several days. When using the 402 exclusevly your hand learns the shape and it becomes a non issue. The control of the ring finger switches. On the 502 you can control the positioning of the mouse using either the tip or the first bend of the ring finger. On the 402 the tip of the finger plays a bigger role.

After a couple of weeks of using the 402 the 502 will become heavy, harder to lift, feel worse due to materials and will miss the angle. But after 2 days of use the shape of the 502 will again feeel natural as the ring finger is more relaxed.
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