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This review is from: SilenX IXP-76-18 120mm Case Fan
Pros: - Great airflow and very quiet (initially anyway)
- Thick enclosure brings it closer to your CPU or components for better cooling
Cons: - Begins to fail and rattle like crazy after around 6mo or so
- Short lifespan
- Overpriced and unreliable for the long haul
Other Thoughts: I was on the lookout for a good case fan that provided a high airflow, with minimum noise. I decided to pick this one up and loved it (at first). Around half a year or so later, the fan began to have issues reaching maximum RPM upon start-up. It would spin very slowly, struggle to gain speed and take its time performing at expectations. Finally, it would reach its speed and then rattle like crazy - now the loudest fan in my case. This thing just doesn't last and begins to fail in all respects. Starts strong, and finishes like garbage. You'll be lucky to get one years use out of it without these issues. I do not recommend.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: - Quality build and components, awesome click feel/feedback
- Highly accurate sensor
- Lightweight at <90g (mouse only)
- Simple, easy to use software with customizable buttons
Cons: - Very odd and uncomfortable shape / ergonomics
- Only 6 buttons
- Blue is the only LED color available
Other Thoughts: After using a CM Storm Spawn for a couple of years, I decided I wanted something with a bit more customization in the DPI department. I am also a claw-grip style user, so I needed something that would fit the bill for that as I believe comfort in a gaming mouse is key! After doing some research and asking around on tech forums, I settled on the Logitech G302. That is, until I decided to return it (I'll explain later). To start, this mouse definitely has a quality feel and solid build construction. The metal spring loaded switches they boast on the packaging feel very nice and have an outstanding feedback. The sensor also tracks very well, and is rated as one of the best optical sensors on the market. I found the software to be very simple to use and intuitive, allowing you to individually set the DPI to whatever you want (up to five individual steps), as well as set the function of each individual button. There are only 6 programmable buttons, which may be a bit low by todays standards, but this was enough for me as I am not into MMO's or games that could benefit from macros. All buttons felt of a high quality and provided a good feedback.
With all of the positive talk, why would I return this mouse and only give it 3-stars? The shape and design of it. To start, it is pretty small and I believe it may only suit someone with smaller hands, not to mention, the shape is just overall strange. It bulges out to points in the middle, creating somewhat of a diamond shape which I found to be very unnatural feeling. I thought I would get used to it but after a week of non-stop use, it felt as foreign as when I first took it out of the box. I noticed some negative talk about the shape online but thought I would give it a try myself, as I generally don't like to exclusively go on someone elses word. Unfortunately in this case, the criticism of the shape is dead on.
Ultimately, I decided to return this mouse and continue my search for the successor to my CM Storm Spawn. Logitech really needs to do a bit more market research before they implement such an odd shape for a mouse. Given their stellar history, it was a very strange move for them. It's a shame with the G302, as Logitech has built a high quality mouse with top end components here. I can only recommend this mouse if you have smaller hands (or are E.T. or some other space alien) but even then, the shape is just something you'll have to try for yourself!
Pros: - 8 fully customizable buttons
- Great and easy to navigate software
- High end sensor with Fusion Engine supporting insane speeds
- Solid build quality
Cons: - Stiff and unforgiving cable / not braided
- Sniper button is WAY too far up for the claw grip
- Blue is the only LED color available
Other Thoughts: I am primarily an FPS gamer and have found this to fit the bill very nicely for this style of play. It is super fast, supporting higher IPS than any human could possibly equal. It features a high end optical sensor, coupled with a gyro accelerometer creating a "Fusion Engine" that supports insane speeds. With the G402, there is no doubt that your fastest gaming mouse movements will never be an issue! I have read many negative comments about this mouse, calling the Fusion Engine a "gimmick" that is completely unnecessary. People have said that it is impossible to reach the speeds this thing supports, therefore it is just a useless gimmick. I have to inform those naysayers, that is exactly what Logitech wanted! I have watched tech videos and interviews from the manufacturer, and they wanted this mouse to EXCEED human capability, so there would never be any question as to mouse failure at high speeds. If it can handle well beyond what a human can do, then we are 100% assured of complete and accurate tracking without failure. Uninformed people can keep calling it a gimmick, but I simply call it fail-safe!
The G402 features 8 fully programmable buttons and the software is very user friendly and easy to use/navigate. While I have found the number of buttons to more than suit my needs, the placement of the sniper button is waaaaay too far up for the way I hold a mouse. I have to dramatically alter my grip to reach that thing, and it is somewhat odd. I really feel that although this mouse can be comfortable for a claw/fingertip style grip (like I use), that it was more designed with the palm grip in mind. I say that because the mouse is somewhat longer and raised to cup into the palm of your hand, while the sniper button is far more naturally reachable with a palm grip. While this is somewhat disappointing for claw grippers, you can easily program one of the other two side buttons to be a sniper button (DPI shift), or just adapt and overcome. It is not a deal breaker and I actually found this mouse better for a claw grip than the very oddly shaped G302 Daedalus Prime. Another con of this mouse is the cord. It is not braided, and while that isn't necessary, a braided cord is far more malleable. The cord on this mouse is stiff and unforgiving and until you break it in, it will restrict your movement a bit and could become a nuisance.
To sum it up, this is a great mouse with solid build quality, high end switches and total customization. It is also fast as hell and can turn on a dime at ultra high speeds! If the higher end features of the G502 Proteus Core like a metal scroll wheel, insanely high DPI capability and a weighting system don't really appeal to you, I feel the cost difference would be a waste of money. This one is definitely worth checking out for the cost.