• SPECIFICATIONS
  • Interface: USB 2.0
  • DPI: Up to 240-4,000
  • Response time: 100Hz-1,000Hz
  • Features: Profiles, On-board memory, DPI Shift Button
  • Pros:
  • Comfortable
  • Performs well
  • Affordable
  • Cons:
  • No gaming profiles

Fear The Fury

Logitech has been stepping up their gaming peripheral business for a bit now by launching new and refreshed models of their mice and keyboard. As always, Logitech is trying new things to see which products have the best impact on gamers, especially when it comes to performance and comfort. The Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury is one such mouse, and has some features gamers will like.

As with most Logitech mice, the G402 is clad in an all-black polycarbonate chassis, but unlike many of its predecessors, it is quite lightweight. For those who prefer something heftier, Logitech actually has a solution but we’ll take more about that later.

The Logitech G402 comes with eight software-customisable buttons

The Logitech G402 comes with eight software-customisable buttons

The G402 features eight programmable buttons which can be configured via a software which can be downloaded from Logitech’s website. You can also choose between four DPI profiles for the mice, which can also be customised from the accompanying software.

Featuring a poll rate of 1ms and resolution of up to 4,000 DPI, the mouse can be as fast or as slow as you want it to be. Logitech uses what it calls the Logitech Delta Zero technology with Fusion Engine Hybrid sensor and a 32-bit ARM processor to enable tracking speeds of up to 500 IPS in order for the mouse to function as smoothly and as fast as it can.

We mentioned earlier that the mouse may be a bit lightweight for some, and Logitech has done something quite uncommon to fix that issue. At the side is a special button called DPI Shift that when held down, slows down the mouse, which is especially great for FPS gamers, making it easier for them to aim, or do more precise movements with the mouse for others.

The DPI switch button allows users to temporarily switch DPI settings temporarily, which is especially great for FPS games

The DPI switch button allows users to temporarily switch DPI settings temporarily, which is especially great for FPS games

As far as performance is concerned, we really do like the G402, as the way it’s designed ensures that it’s comfortable to use even during extended gaming sessions, and the buttons are nicely spaced so that miss-clicks are reduced.

That being said, the only feature missing from the G402 is the fact that there is no option to switch profiles, besides the DPI. Having said that, you can choose to either use the DPI profiles that are set on the mouse, or use the in-game ones, as the software allows you to choose between the two.

CHIP CONCLUDE: The Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury gaming mouse is a great gaming accessory. It’s comfortable, easy to use, and relatively affordable as well. Definitely one to consider if you’re a looking for an inexpensive upgrade to an existing mouse.

(previously published in issue September 2014)

Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury