For years, the authentic Logitech G Pro has dominated high-performance, lightweight gaming mice. He often appears on the best toy mouse pages all over the Internet and is a key support in the offices of some of the best esports professionals, such as the Ukrainian CS: GO powerhouse prodigy s1mple.
So given the professional pedigree of the G Pro gaming mouse series, we expect great things from the long-awaited sequel, the Logitech G Pro X Superlight. It is currently priced at ~ $ 150, so it should offer top performance, comfortable design and solid build quality. Let’s take a closer look and see if it’s worth keeping the nickname “pro”.
Logitech G PRO X Superlight
Size (H x W x D) mm
125 x 63.5 x 40
Available in white, black or pink
Unlimited battery life when combined with the POWERPLAY mouse pad
HERO sensor leading in the industry
What’s in the box and setting
- Pro X Superlight Wireless Gaming Mouse
- LIGHTSPEED wireless receiver
- Charging / data cable
- Receiver expansion adapter
- Optional handle tape
- Cloth wipe to prepare handle tape
- Optional door with PTFE leg partition
- User documentation
Logitech has provided us with probably the most useful unboxing experience we have had recently. Not to say it is bad, achieves exactly what is needed, without being overly wasteful, complicated or time consuming. However, those of you who are looking for a fancy and premium unboxing experience may find it unbearable.
Despite the simplicity of the packaging, we are very confident in the safety of this mouse during shipment. The G Pro X Superlight is secured to its small plastic base with a small coin of high-density foam inside the lid that pushed the mouse down and held it still during transport.
After removing the mouse from that base and the base from that box, you are welcomed by the USB dongle and a box that contains cables, paperwork, and a few other different pieces and bobs. Overall the box is as compact as possible, which is not surprising as the Logitech G Pro X Superlight is certified as carbon neutral. Despite the relative minimalism, the box is extremely sturdy and it is worth keeping it for safe storage of the mouse.
This will be a particularly difficult section to write, as the design of the G Pro X Superlight differs only slightly from its predecessor in both shape and aesthetics. However, there have been some notable changes, the most notable of which is the scroll wheel, as it appears to protrude more than the surface of the mouse. In addition, the actual wheel is no longer black, instead, they chose a bright white color in contrasting black rubber to create an effect reminiscent of white wall tires in ’50s cars. It may seem like an insignificant aspect of the design, but we think it looks very nice.
As for the brand, Logitech has kept it fairly quiet visually, with a matte gray “G” logo on the palm and a sleek piece of text on the front of the mouse that says “SUPERLIGHT”. The surface texture of the G Pro X Superlight is worth mentioning here as well, as it is absolutely fantastic, with a light sheen that crosses the line between matte and glossy. This helps it adhere to the palm and gives an extra modernist feel that the mouse would otherwise lose.
In the sad news, RGB lighting has been cut as part of weight-saving measures, further simplifying the appearance of the mouse, it probably won’t be a build-up or break-in for most, but it’s worth knowing just in case. According to Logitech’s standard way, there is no risk to the visual design of the G Pro X Superlight. It is quite aristocratic. but the words “boring” and “uninspired” would describe it with the same precision.
Quality of construction
Despite the 35 gram weight savings compared to the original G Pro, the G Pro X feels extremely stable in the hand. Even when subjected to frankly overly enthusiastic shakes, no squeaking or rattling sounds are heard, which is an impressive feat of engineering. If the mouse were easier to open, we would have stepped in to take a look at how it all goes together, but as with most modern technologies, it seems virtually impenetrable.
But we discovered an interesting topic. The mouse wheel may tilt slightly to the left, but not to the right, and we did not just get a defective one, as people at r / mousereview have noticed the same temperament. The predominant explanation is that Logitech chose to remove a piece of plastic that would hold the mouse wheel shaft in place while trying to save weight. We wonder if this was really the only option, however, as we have not seen anything like this in other lightweight gaming mice, even the Razer Viper V2 Pro, which is lighter than the G Pro X Superlight.
One of the less striking aspects of the original G Pro was the PTFE mouse legs as they were painted black, thus reducing the clarity and increasing the friction. The G Pro X Superlight mouse legs have a white-gray color that indicates 100% purity as this is the natural color of PTFE (tetrafluoroethylene). This upgrade has been around for a long time, as many users of the original used aftermarket mouse legs to increase mouse speeds.
One thing that seems strange is the retention of the Micro-USB port. It makes sense that such a new and expensive gaming mouse should definitely have been upgraded to the superior USB Type-C standard and we really are not sure why Logitech chose not to. This means that the mouse is much slower to charge, which could be a problem for those of you who choose not to invest in the Logitech POWERPLAY ecosystem.
This is the most important section of the review. The original G Pro was so well received in this regard that it continues to be used by leading esports professionals. This means that the new review has a lot to respond to and we are pleased to report that it performs very well. But does it perform well enough to be a worthwhile upgrade? Let’s see if he can stand the game.
The G Pro X Superlight gaming experience focuses solely on competitive performance. There are no decorative elements, no extra buttons, no lighting and no customization. This makes it perhaps the most useful gaming mouse we have ever tested and is ideal for first-person shooters above all other genres. Those of you who like to play RTS or MMO games should have your old mouse as the G Pro X Superlight will not create a particularly great experience for these games. However, when it comes to FPS, it is a completely different story.
Using this mouse in games like Apex Legends, Valorant or CS: GO is a great experience. The mouse slides smoothly on the mousepad and follows like a dream. Preloaded button switches produce definitive, audible and tactile clicks that inspire confidence in both the game’s performance and the mouse itself. In addition, the scroll wheel is quite rigid and similarly tactile, which means that you can ride a bike through arms with ease and precision.
The side buttons are also good, as they are easily accessible and activated, which is valuable if you attach actions such as ping or body to body to them for faster reactions. It is worth noting, however, that the side button closest to the mouse tip is slightly harder to activate than the other, which could result in some lost inputs before you get used to it. This could be a deliberate engineering choice to avoid accidental clicks, but we can not be sure. We found it a little annoying at first, but soon got used to the extra pressure it needed.
Surprisingly, the technical specifications have not changed at all from the previous G Pro. “If not damaged, do not fix it” is a respectable attitude, but we think they missed the opportunity for an upgrade anyway. In addition, Logitech has cut the modular side buttons, which means that the G Pro X Superlight is no longer really ambidextrous and is only suitable for right-handed players.
Logitech G Pro X Superlight: Final verdict
Given Logitech’s undisputed pedigree in peripheral gaming, the G Pro X Superlight had some very large boots to fill and we expected a lot from this mouse. As you may have noticed by reading this point, the G Pro X Superlight has impressed us with its success.
This mouse takes the fantastic but outdated formula of the original and gives it the necessary refresh. The shape has remained almost identical and the technology inside has not changed. However, since the goal of the game here is to minimize the weight, we can understand these decisions, even if we find the results a bit disappointing.
After a week of testing, we have no choice but to recommend this fantastic gaming mouse for ideal weight, excellent build quality and top gaming performance, however those with the original G Pro may find it difficult to justify the $ 150 Upgrade. .