- Sensor: Delta Zero Sensor
- DPI: 240 – 4,000
- Polling Rate: 1,000Hz
- Programmable Buttons: 6
- Dimensions: 115 x 65 x 37 mm
- Weight: 127g
- Design Ergonomics
Primed for MOBA
There are many different types of mice out there today, but whether we really need a specialised mouse or not tends to be nothing more than personal preference. So when we got our hands on Logitech’s G302 Daedalus Prime, we immediately set about to test if the peripheral really makes MOBA gaming any easier.
If you know Greek mythology, then you’ll realise that the name ‘Daedalus’ isn’t exactly auspicious. But ignoring that fact, the all-black mouse houses good hardware. There’s a total of 6 buttons (all programmable) with one for switching the DPI setting on-the-fly, a maximum of 4,000 DPI, and a polling rate of 1,000 Hz.
While 4,000 DPI indicates that it’s not the most sensitive mouse you’ll find, you don’t really need any higher for games from the MOBA genre. In that same vein, having the back and forward button is good for internet browsing or if you want to program certain functions to them, though the DPI switch isn’t a necessity for MOBA games. It might be, however, useful for gamers who favour FPS like CS: GO. For example, if you were using a rifle and decided to play as a sniper in the next round, then the switch allows you to quickly change to a lower DPI setting and vice versa.
Logitech says that the G302 uses metal springs for the left and right mouse button. Translation: it should provide for faster and more responsive clicks. This we found true, as the button travel is relatively short and you get that satisfying click sound. It certainly fits the taste of MOBA gamers, who tend to have a habit of clicking incessantly (I’m guilty of that too) even if they don’t need to do that unless they’re controlling micro intensive characters.
The design and ergonomics of the Daedalus Prime were somewhat disappointing. On one hand, we’re fine with the placement and size of the buttons, but its sharp contours on the sides could dig into the thumb and little finger, depending on the size of your palm. It fits those who favour a claw or hybrid grip, but those who use prefer the palm grip for their mice would find it uncomfortable. As a result, the mouse could be less than ideal for long hours of use. We rather that Logitech stuck with a design similar to the G502 Proteus Core.
Besides the issues with ergonomics, the G302 Daedalus Prime is a mouse that performs well. It also comes at an affordable price, so it’s a great option for those who are into the popular e-sports titles and are looking for a bargain.
CHIP CONCLUDE: Great for MOBA and possibly FPS, but should really be made bigger to better fit those with larger palms
(previously published in issue January 2016)