Our hardware review today is going to be for a classic amongst gaming mice. The Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury, which was released all the way back in 2014. Guys seriously, this mouse is almost 10-years-old and yet it's still one of the best.
In our review we're going to show you what this Logitech-mouse can do and where you might have to make a few compromises because... as already mentioned it is a bit older. But hey, it could also be superior to some of the brand-new gaming mice out there and we are going to tell you just why the Logitceh G402 Hyperion Fury is something you should be considering even in 2022.
The G402 Hyperion Fury has a clean, high-quality build all around, as we've come to expect from Logitech. However, it has one major difference to current gaming mice in terms of basic design: it is large and heavy. However, this is not a negative point, but rather an enormous advantage for high-sense gamers, i.e. those who play with a high sensitivity.
In modern mice, manufacturers focus on an ultra-lightweight design. The lighter the mouse, the better. However, that is total nonsense in our opinion. Heavy and large gaming mice rightly have their fans. Unfortunately, you rarely find them these days. We are all the more pleased that the G402 is such a representative.
It weighs 144 grams and is especially suitable for large and medium-sized hands. The back of the mouse is coated with a mixture of matte and glossy plastic. On the outside, it has a rubber coating that gives you a good grip. All in all, we are very satisfied with the design, material and workmanship.
The Sensor is Already Somewhat Older
Of course, the sensor of the G402 is a bit older. You will have to make a small sacrifice here, but not by much. If we are honest, not much has changed in this area in the past 8 years. However, you have to be satisfied with 4,000 DPI.
Logitech's current Hero sensor manages up to 25,600 DPI, but you usually don't need that. For most gamers, even in the competitive field, 4,000 are more than sufficient. With a polling rate of 1000 hertz, you get a response time of one millisecond with the G402, which is still the standard for current mice.
Sniper Test Results
As for the keys, you get a total of 8, all of which are freely programmable. The mouse buttons feel decent and work with Omron switches. You also get two narrow but well-positioned thumb keys on the left side. Among these you will also find the so-called sniper button.
The Sniper button changes the DPI to a preset number at the press of a button for as long as you hold the button down. This is mainly to help you take targeted sniper shots in first-person shooters, but it can also be used in games like League of Legends, where you can take skill shots more precisely with a lower DPI.
In front of it, you will find two DPI buttons, which you can operate with your index finger. You can use them to permanently switch between the DPI settings during the game.
Conclusion and Other Thoughts
The cable of the Logitech G402 is two meters long and unfortunately only made of rubber. We would have wished for a fabric casing here. The illumination is also very sporadic. Only the G on the back of the mouse lights up, and only in blue. Apart from that, you still get a very good mouse for a small price.
The G402 Hyperion Fury costs around 40 Euros. It is especially worthwhile if you like somewhat heavier mice and do not need 25,000 DPI. Apart from that, the old mouse can still keep up with its modern colleagues.