When you think of gaming peripherals, Razer or Logitech always come to your mind. That happens because they always bring high quality and innovative products to the market that we have not seen before. They have gained their reputation over the years and i think that they fully deserve it. These two companies have a lot of similar products, and that is because they are in the same market. One of the examples is the Razer Deathadder Elite & the Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum.
In this article, we are going to take a look at them and compare them to decide which one would be a better fit for you. Let’s start.
This all-purpose gaming mouse retains the sleek, ergonomic design and RGB lighting of its predecessors while adding two small buttons beneath an improved scroll wheel. This model is significantly better than the mouse that inspired it, and it’s still a comfortable, easy-to-use option for stay-at-home adventurers.
Instead of 5, there are 7 buttons on this DeathAdder model. There’s the left button, a right button, a clickable scroll wheel, two thumb buttons and two buttons just beneath the scroll wheel. The two buttons on the face of this mouse are new. They’re comfortable, and particularly useful if you want to (DPI) sensitivity on the fly.
The DeathAdder Elite runs on the Razer Synapse 2.0 software. This easy to navigate interface lets you program buttons, create profiles and link them with games. You can also alter the RGB lighting, calibrate the mouse for different surfaces, adjust the DPI, and mess with all sorts of other settings.
The bottom of the Elite features two oversized Teflon feet above and below the all-new ì5G Optical Sensorî which boasts a DPI range that stretches from 100 DPI all the way up to 16,000 in 100 DPI increments, as well as 99.4 percent resolution accuracy and tracking speeds of 450 inches per second so basically thereís no unusual jitter, no angle snapping and no skipping.
The Razer DeathAdder Elite is an excellent gaming mouse that works phenomenally for day to day work too. it’s not that expensive and offers good value against its competitors, so you can easily say that it’s a very good mouse that can do everything.
The G502 Proteus Spectrum is a high performing and durable gaming mouse that can be fully personalized. The Proteus Spectrum can be considered as an upgraded version of its predecessor (The Proteus Core). The most notable difference between these two is that the Proteus Spectrum has customizable lighting options, which is very popular amongst gamers.
This beast has a very comfortable design, which means that you can use it for long hours of gaming without your hands getting tired. We all know that a perfect hand grip is a must if we want to perform good in FPS games, and that’s exactly what this mouse offers.
What i love the most about this mouse is that it has 11 programmable buttons. This can be very helpful on MMO games and other games which require key-binds (more on this later). It’s 12,000 DPI sensor and the adjustable/removable weights are also there to fulfill all your needs.
This mouse can be customized with the Logitech Software, which is a very helpful software that will let you adjust the DPI, set custom DPI shortcuts, adjust the lighting, bind things to your keys etc.
The G502 Proteus Spectrum weights around 121 grams, which means that it’s pretty light. If you prefer heavier mice, you don’t have to worry because inside the box Logitech includes five 3.5-gram weights that can be added to the mouse.
The only drawback I can see on this mouse so far is that it is a right-handed mouse, so left-handed people should not buy it because the design won’t allow them to use it properly.
Overall, i think that the G502 is a very powerful, durable and light mouse that can be suitable for web browsing, gaming and doing other things too.
So, now that we’ve read the features they have to offer, which one is the best for you?
This all depends on what you do on your time with the computer and what kind of games you play. If you play first-person shooter games where all you have to use is 2 or 3 buttons, then I would definitely go with the Razer Deathadder, because it has a simple design and I think that this is more suitable for this type of gamers.
The Deathadders sensor has 16,000 DPI compared to the G502’s 12,000, but I think that this is not that important because no one ever uses the mouse past 2,000 DPI. It’s still a nice addition to have, but you shouldn’t choose the mouse based just on that.
On the other hand, what I love about the G502 Proteus Spectrum is that it has a lot of buttons on it. This is not very suitable for FPS games such as CS:GO or Call Of Duty, but if you play other games such as Fortnite, PUBG, and other games which require more interaction, the extra keys on the mouse will be very helpful to you, because you can assign different commands to each of them based on what you want and what you need.
These extra keys can be used for simplifying your computer use too. For example, I like to bind shortcuts such as ‘CTRL+W’ or ‘CTRL+C” & ‘CTRL+V’ to them, so when I do anything productive, this helps me a lot with making the task shorter and simpler.
So, to conclude, if you play FPS games mainly, then I would definitely recommend the Razer Deathadder. On the other hand, if you play both FPS & MMO games and do other things on the side, then I would go with the Logitech G502.