What is a company to do when they’ve pushed out a number of products in a short amount of time? Improve them, of course. The much vaunted G502 Proteus Core is now the G502 Proteus Spectrum. The Spectrum part of the name denotes the new RGB lighting feature of the product. RGB lighting means that the gamer can apply up to 16.8 million different color combinations to each individual key or peripheral. While I feel like I can differentiate between at least primary colors, some people can have a field day with the entire spectrum of colors that they are able to see and enjoy. The mouse still has excellent tracking, the same durable switches and features adjustable weights.
There really isn’t much of a difference other than the lighting itself. All lighting effects can be programmed and applied via Logitech’s Gaming Software. You can do some really creative things to your Logitech keyboard but a bit more limited on the mouse. Unfortunately, only two real effects were available – breathing and color cycle. I just usually apply a different color to the WASD cluster and that’s about it (I’m a simple man with simple needs). In addition, don’t forget about the tunable core that both models sport. You can “tune” the optical sensor to the mouse surface for maximum performance. For ease of use, I’d recommend using one of Logitech’s own mouse surfaces.
For a full review of all of the other features of the now G502 Proteus Spectrum, you can refer to my original review on the G502 HERE. The G502 Proteus Spectrum’s MSRP is $79 while the original Proteus Core can be had for about $10 less.
I recommend this mouse for its ability to fit pretty much all grip styles. Mine is “claw grip.” Also, if you like the original G502 Proteus Core, you’ll feel right at home with this baby but whether or not the upgrade (read: sidegrade) is worth it is totally up to you. I don’t judge.