Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury Mouse Review
Logitech have been in the PC peripherals business for years (33 to be exact) and I’m sure most of you PC users out there will have used at least one of their products within your lifetime They have won 74 awards for design and innovation in the last 7 years alone, and who can argue with products like Logitech G13Advanced Gameboard, G400 Optical Gaming Mouse, G930 Wireless Gaming Headset, G602 Wirless Gaming Mouse, G230 Stereo Gaming Headset and most recently the G502 Proteus Core Tunable Gaming Mouse (and that’s just the bits pcG has reviewed over the years!).
They certainly like to follow their own tradition of innovation and following on from the ultra high DPI G502 Proteus Core, Logitech give us the worlds fastest Gaming mouse! Introducing the Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury (910-004068). Oddly the G402 is also described as being an ‘Ultra Fast FPS Gaming Mouse’ and to the best of my knowledge it’s the only mouse to have ever been marketed as one (fingers crossed I get an unfair advantage on the Battlefield 😉 ).
So what does the G402 have to offer us? Eight programmable buttons, four DPI settings, comfortable design, high speed clicking, 1ms report rate and a 32-bit ARM processor………. A mouse with a 32-bit ARM processor? Yep you heard right! The Hyperion Fury has this at its heart to run the Fusion Engine™. This used in combination with Logitech Delta Zero™ technology allows the hybrid sensor to track speeds in excess of 500 IPS (Inches Per Second). Is this a big deal? Well considering your typical high-end Gaming mouse has a maximum IPS of around 200, then I guess it is. 😉
The world’s fastest gaming mouse
The next generation has arrived. Whether you’re lining up a headshot or dodging heavy fire, Hyperion Fury offers the blazing-fast tracking and pinpoint accuracy you need.*
*Inches-per-second, or IPS speed, is based on internal testing as of June 2014.‘
So here we have the G402. It arrived in a surprisingly small box and adorned in the now typical Logitech G (Gaming) series colours of black and neon blue. On the front we have the Logitech and G brand logos, the product number and name, the description ‘ULTRA FAST FPS GAMING MOUSE’ and a rather cool image of the Hyperion with part of the case taken away to show off the Fusion Engine and a trail coming off the back of it to give an impression of its speed.
Flipping over to the back we have more or less the same, but on a smaller scale. In addition to this, the technical drawing points to the location of certain key features, box contents (listed below) and the features are also listed in several different languages (as follows).
- 1. An optical gaming sensor with exclusive Delta Zero™ technology
- 2. A high-speed fusion engine built to withstand 420 inches per second
- 3. 8 programmable buttons & controls, including DPI-shift
- 4. 4 on-the-fly adjustable DPI settings (240 – 4,000)
- 5. On-board memory profile
- 6. Ultra-low friction feet
- 7. Lightweight materials
- 8. Improved streamlined design
Surprisingly the G402 is the least exciting unboxing experience I’ve had in a long time. There’s no magnetic clasp, no window or door, no sleeve, just the box, a clear plastic bumper and the box contents. It’s all a little no frills, but does a good enough job in keeping the spoils inside well protected.
- G402 Hyperion Fury Gaming mouse
- User documentation
- 2-Year manufacturers guarantee
- Full product support
courtesy of Logitech
FUSION ENGINE HIGH-SPEED TRACKING
Sophisticated sensor technology for ultra-fast gaming
Hyperion Fury combines an optical sensor featuring Logitech Delta Zero technology with our exclusive Fusion Engine™ hybrid sensor to enable tracking speeds in excess of 500 IPS.
8 PROGRAMMABLE BUTTONS
Customize to fit your style of game play
Customize your mouse with 8 programmable buttons. Whether you want to toss a grenade or quickly access your inventory, it’s at your fingertips. Optional Logitech Gaming Software makes set up easy.
ON-THE-FLY DPI SWITCHING
4 settings for better control of how you game
Switch through four DPI settings in an instant. Snipe a foe across the map (250 DPI) before fleeing in the blink of an eye (4000 DPI). With on-the-fly DPI switching, you have the flexibility to react to the chaos of battle with precision.
32-BIT ARM PROCESSOR
Smarter than ever
Hyperion Fury on-board ARM processor powers the Fusion Engine for incredible tracking speeds while allowing you to save and play back your favorite macros. With Logitech Gaming Software, craft and assign macros that can be accessed from Hyperion Fury with ease.
1MS REPORT RATE
With a 1 millisecond report rate, you can be confident that your movement will be communicated via USB at fast speeds without troublesome lag.
Maximum comfort for maximum playtime
An update to the classic G400s shape to enhance function and comfort. A combination of lightweight materials and rubber grips will help to ensure that your gaming sessions last as long as possible.
Extreme responsiveness gives you the edge
Distinct left and right buttons offer extreme responsiveness. With high-speed clicking, you can push your skills even further while enjoying the edge in intense firefights. Faster, more comfortable clicking makes all the difference with Hyperion Fury.
2-year Limited hardware warranty
Windows® 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 or Windows Vista®
Fusion Engine hybrid senor
* Tested on Logitech G240 Gaming Mouse Pad
*Tested on wood-veneer desktop.
First impressions are good, the G402 follows Logitechs recent styling of a predominantly satin body, with some glossy black patterning. It doesn’t look bad at all. One slight surprise is how it looks tiny, but in-hand it feels exactly the right size, specially for those of you out there with a palm style grip (like me).
From above we can see both left and right mouse buttons more or less run half the length of the mouse, both feel sturdy and don’t move unless pressed (something that can’t be said of all mice!). Between the buttons lives a rubber coated, but surprisingly not textured mouse wheel. This offers your typical roll and click affair, no awkward push left or right here. Again the wheel feels solid and offers just the right amount of resistance in both uses. I wonder how the non-textured wheel will perform when under fire for a few hours in Game? To the back of the mouse is the Logitech Gaming logo. Once plugged in this should illuminate in G series neon blue.
Underneath as per the norm there is very little to see worthy of note. More or less dead center is the Delta Zero sensor, we have brand logos and the model number and four large low friction skids. Although unnecessary and purely aesthetic, it’s quite nice to see Logitech have done something a little different with the design by way of the tunnel like hexagon pattern running from the sensor.
- Front / Back
Up front the G402 looks sleek, unsophisticated and rather likable. To the right you can clearly see the DPI selector buttons. At the very front runs the USB 2.0 cable, which like most wired mice is fixed. Slightly disappointingly the USB cable itself is not braided, but the plastic coated lead is still pretty flexible and at 2.14m has plenty of length
At the back you can clearly see the Hyperions ergonomic design. This is perfect for any right hander, but with its cambered thumb rest and additional buttons running down the left, will most likely not be very comfortable for any left handers.
- Sides (right & left)
The right side of the Hyperion features a stepped finger grip with a rubberized anti-slip coating. This will no doubt be of huge benefit for any of those lift & shift moments in game.
Whilst over on the left is where it’s all really happening. At the front we have the G3 and G4 buttons (preset to DPI up and down), slightly staggered and behind is the G4 and G5 buttons (preset to page forward and back), then at the bottom towards the front is the DPI shift button (when pressed this will change your currently selected DPI setting to the preset shift DPI of 240). All of these buttons are of course rather handily programmable (including macros!). Just above the DPI shift button are three LED indicators, these will show you which DPI setting your using when the G402 is in use. The actual thumb rest on the left has the same rubberized coating as the left and offers the perfect ergonomic contour to not only rest your thumb, but to actually reach those all important buttons with ease! 😉
The Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury mouse was simply connected by way of its single USB connection. This was connected directly to a USB plug on the rear IO port of the MSI Z87-G45 GAMING motherboard that forms part of our dedicated Intel Test Rig.
Software isn’t supplied in box, but is required to gain full functionality of the Hyperion Fury. This can be downloaded here.
The G402 was tested using our Intel Test Rig with a fresh installation of Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (service pack 1) installed together with all the latest relevant drivers and software. This of course includes Logitech Gaming Software version 8.55.137, as without it we couldn’t use all the G402 features. 😉
The Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury was tested using a OcUK Mega Mat Medium Elite Tactical Gaming Surface.
The following games were used to help in the evaluation of the Logitech G402:
Now given its diminutive size, I wasn’t expecting to get on with the G402 whilst Gaming, I’m more used to something big in my hand (mouse that is!), my usual go to mouse is actually another Logitech product, the G700. Which at 84mm(w) x 129mm(l) x 47mm(h) feels a lot bigger than the Hyperion at 72mm(w) x 136mm(l) x 41mm (h), the weight is more or less the same though. Quality wise I simply can’t fault the Hyperion, it’s like every Logitech product I’ve tested before and rock solid. I even like the styling. 🙂
Imagine my surprise and to coin pcG James words ‘without a decent mouse you’re sure to find yourself nearer the bottom than the top of the leader-board’, when the G402 seemed to give me a Gaming boost in the right direction! Especially in Battlefield 4, it’s very rare I’m consistently in the top three of the leaderboard (unless there is only three players on the server….), but the Hyperion has really made a difference. The Fusion Engine hybrid sensor is incredibly smooth and allows you to follow a moving target easily, before flicking your wrist to target ahead of them to take them down. This combined with the DPI shift proved a godsend whilst using everyones favourite (or not so) recon class. It just feels so precise and incredibly quick in being so!
Something non Gaming related, but certainly worth mentioning is editing in Photoshop. Many mice I’ve used in the past tend to jitter and jump when zoomed in really close to the item your editing. Not with the Hyperion, it’s as smooth as butter!
One certain worry for me was the non-textured mouse wheel, despite the lack of texture, the rubberized anti-slip coating worked very well. Not once did my finger slip off the wheel.
Something else of note that has been mentioned before in Logitech mice reviews and certainly with their products I’ve used before is ‘It still bugs me that Logitech provide DPI level indicators and then turn them off after a few seconds!?’ as James puts it. Well read on and take a gander in the software performance. 😉
If you’ve used a Logitech G product, you’ll be instantly at home with the software. If you haven’t before it is something you’re really missing out on, it’ll certainly teach the competition a thing or two! 😉
- SOFTWARE – On-Board Profile (Configure/Edit)
It’s good to look at, simple to use, quick in assigning functions and a powerful little tool. From the initial home page we can select On-Board Memory or Automatic Game Detection modes, then you can also select pointer settings. This will allow you to adjust the DPI for up to five profiles betwwen 240 and 4000 DPI, the polling rate from 125 to 1000rps, or the Comman editor. This allows you to re-assign any of the button functions, switch to keystrokes (ie cut, paste, copy etc), set up Macros or even turn them off altogether.
- SOFTWARE – Auto Game Detection (Scan For New Games)
Switching from On-Board Memory to Automatic Game Detection allows you to optionally scan for new games (above are the Games that the Logitech Software seems to know about, although it seems a little limited to say the least, when you consider I have 100+ games installed)…
- SOFTWARE – Surface Tuning
Something new to the G402 is the Fusion Engine, this of course also has it’s own little bit in the Logitech Gaming Software suite. This consists of two speedometers and dares you to move your mouse as fast as you can (my record is 97IPS /2.5 M/S and my arm still aches…….). It also allows you to switch between the standard Optical Sensor and the Fusion Engine (why you’d want to turn the FE off is anyones guess?!?).
The Gaming software also allows you to change the lighting settings. You can change the G logo brightness, breathing effect on or off and how quickly it breathes, allow for a lighting sleep timer and something of a first for Logitech…………
DPI lighting always on! (bet you want one now eh James 😉 ).
- SOFTWARE – (Settings/Help)
A simple Settings screen allows you to modify various features of the Logitech Gaming software. There’s also a highly detailed Help screen, it isn’t G402 specific, so it’s somewhat like trying to find a needle in a hay stack when you want something.
Altogether the Logitech Gaming Software suite is very good.
The Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury arrived in a tiny Logitech Gaming styled box in black and neon blue. The packaging looked good and was up to the task of keeping the G402 safe from harm, but I feel Logitech could have thrown in a window to help show off the mouse a little (splitting hairs, I know).
The Hyperion itself follows the ever typical Logitech build quality, that of which is brilliant. It has a nice and sleek design that I suppose is almost stealth like when off, but when plugged in and the G logo glows bright blue, looks beautiful. The positioning of the buttons is exactly where you’d both expect and want them to be, whilst the DPI shift button mixed with the ultra fast and smooth Fusion Engine technology gives you a huge upperhand in many FPS (certainly worked for me! 😉 ). If anything my only real gripe is a lack of a braided cable.
The Logitech Gaming Software is great as always offering you a plethora of adjustable settings as per normal, with the additional Fusion Engine (Game i guess?) and the lighting settings even allow you to always leave the DPI LED on!
So following in the steps of the G502 Proteus Core and the G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse, Logitech are once again onto a winner. I honestly couldn’t tell you that the G402 is really the fastest mouse in the world, but I can tell you it is a bloody good Gaming mouse, in fact one of the best I’ve ever used (has to be to improve my Game!). With an SRRP of £49.99, the G402 Hyperion Fury offers very good value for money and offers you the speed and precision many Gaming mice simply can’t even come close to. I’ll certainly be sad to see this one go……… 🙁
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