Logitech G502 Hero and Logitech G513 Carbon Review

March 3, 2019

Let’s take a look at these new gaming peripherals from Logitech.

Logitech’s line of gaming peripherals have always proven that it just doesn’t do these accessories just for the sake of doing them – but in fact, it offers a whole new way of how you can enjoy playing your games.

We have of Logitech’s latest gaming devices for review: the Logitech G502 Hero gaming mouse and the Logitech G513 Carbon gaming keyboard.

Logitech G502 Hero

The upgraded G502 Hero keeps the design of the original G502 while adding a whole new sensor that gamers will love. The extreme looks do point that this is a mouse that’s indented for gamers – even my friends pointed out that looks like the Batmobile.

The exterior is covered in a matte finish, along with a metal scroll that supports notched and infinite scrolling. It’s a sturdy build and design that should satisfy gamers. The G502 Hero includes RGB lightning that you can of course customize. The lights showcase the DPI indicators along with the Logitech logo.

Buttons on the G502 Hero are conveniently located and has a more aesthetic feel. My medium-sized hands didn’t have any problems using the mouse for hours playing games, though I could imagine the G502 Hero to be a little bit small if you have bigger hands. These buttons are also customizable using Logitech’s software.

Like all gaming mice, the G502 Hero’s bottom part can be modified to include up to five sets of 3.6-gram weights, which can help on gameplay depending on how you use it.

All the usual bells and whistles are there: 1,000 Hz polling rate along with a 1 ms response time. But the standout feature of the G502 Hero may have to be the new ‘Hero’ sensor. This sensor gives the G502 accurate tracking and supports a DPI from 100 to a whopping 16,000.

Playing Fortnite and PUBG, the G502 Hero impressed us by keeping up with the super fast movements of our hands. There isn’t a time where we felt any unusual movements, making this one of the most accurate gaming mice we’ve used.

Logitech G513 Carbon

If you’re looking for the best gaming keyboard, make it the G513 Carbon. This mechanical keyboard gets all the features right: RGB lightning, a new linear switch and it even includes a nifty palm rest for those long hours of gaming.

Design-wise the G513 Carbon doesn’t have anything that makes it stand out from the crowd. Still, the overall look and feel of the keyboard are solid and it looks well built. The brushed metal exterior is also great for sweaty and oily hands since it won’t smudge, unlike other glossy surfaces.

The floating keycaps on the G513 Carbon also mean that it’s easier to type on or press during gameplay. The wide gaps below the keys also mean that it’s easier to get it dirty – but that also means it’s easier to clean. The G513 Carbon also includes a USB passthrough port for extra peripherals, though it’s limited to only USB 2.0.

Using the new LightSync technology, you can also fully customize the keyboard’s RGB lighting. This includes various effects including one where it can sync with your current gaming setup.

The G513 Carbon features Romer-G Linear Switch, Logitech’s new technology that will give a quieter press about 25 percent faster keystroke. I’ve been using the keyboard for a couple of weeks, and the G513 Carbon does deliver on its promise. Mechanical keyboards work best for gaming, though for typing the rather loud noise can sometimes be an annoyance. Not with the G513 Carbon since I’ve shifted between using the keyboard on gameplay and productivity purposes and I enjoyed both experiences.

Both the Logitech G502 Hero gaming mouse and the Logitech G513 Carbon gaming keyboard did deliver a satisfying gaming experience that gamers will enjoy. It’s currently our favorite combo for mouse and keyboard gaming devices – highly recommended.

Final Rating:

Logitech G502 Hero: 4/5

Logitech G513 Carbon: 4.5/5

by Victor
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff.