A few years ago, Logitech introduced its G Pro Wireless, which was a big hit for many gamers. Competitive gamers also loved the mouse, but there’s a new trend today. If you’re interested in the gaming mice’s trend, our Logitech G Pro X Superlight review has got you covered.
Back in 2017, big companies like Zowie and Razer focused on perfecting their mouse sensors. On the other hand, Logitech always looks forward to delivering a balance between excellent performance and wireless capability.
As soon as their G Pro Wireless hit the market, many people bought it. It’s very light and well-shaped. It also has good design & build quality, excellent sensor, and reliable wirelessly.
A year after, many lightweight mice started to show up in the market. Thus, Logitech G Pro X Superlight was born.
Most casual gamers might not understand why you need a lighter mouse, but competitive gamers do, especially if it’s an FPS game. What used to be 80 grams is now 63 grams, and that’s roughly 25% lighter.
The Logitech G Pro X Superlight comes in two colours, which are white and black. For the price, it’s a bit on the expensive side. Priced at $149.99, is it worth it?
There are many questions needed to be asked, and we’re going to assess all the differences between the G Pro Wireless and G Pro X Superlight. Will the G Pro X Superlight be as good as its previous version?
Let’s find out as we go through our Logitech G Pro X Superlight review, but let’s proceed to the packaging section first.
The Logitech G Pro X Superlight comes in a commonly small box. As we lift it, it’s almost as if there’s nothing inside due to its very light weight.
The whole package is also covered in plastic, which is an excellent addition to protect the box.
At the front, you’ll see the colour of the mouse you get as well as the PRO Superlight logo on top. You’ll also see the Logitech G logo below the mouse image, while the PRO X logo is written sideways.
The front design looks very simple but stylish. Minimalist gamers might also find it very amusing. You’ll see the technical specifications in different languages and the mouse’s key features on the left side.
The backside is a bit interesting, as the texts are in faded black. These texts also represent feature advertisement, which we’ll get to feel if it’s true later in the hands-on section.
On the right side, it indicates all the pro teams that Logitech has sponsored. Finally, you’ll see a 2-year limited warranty certification, copyright information, and QR codes at the bottom.
You can feel all the hype and excitement from its packaging, so let’s unbox it now.
As seen on the backside, the contents are revealed when you lift the top cover. Typically, we could see the same thing on most mobile phones. If you look closer at the other side of the top cover, there’s a little circular foam.
The foam’s purpose is to protect the upper part of the mouse from getting random scratches, especially during transportation. Moving on to the product contents, we’ll first see the mouse in a solid plastic piece that holds it firmly.
The plastic is shaped exactly where the mouse would fit, which protects the mouse further.
Underneath, we get the USB wireless dongle and a separate box that includes all other accessories. As we open the separate box, we get a set of manual/booklet, skins, sticker, fibre cloth, extra sliding feet (spare bottom cover), USB-A female to micro USB female adapter, and a USB-A to micro-USB Logitech Trident Cable.
Overall, Logitech did an excellent job of protecting the mouse & providing a superb unboxing experience. Let’s now move to the design and functionality section of our Logitech G Pro X Superlight review.
Logitech G Pro X Superlight Review – Design and Functionality
Shape & Physical Design
Right off the bat, the Logitech G Pro X Superlight happens to be a medium-sized mouse with similar dimensions as its predecessor, but with the removal of right side buttons.
So if you’re shifting from a G Pro Wireless to the G Pro X Superlight, you’re most likely getting rid of the weight. Usually, we see lightweight mice that have holes cut in the shell.
But with Logitech’s new lightweight wireless mouse, they managed to do it without compromising the plastic shell. If we take a look at the bottom, the DPI/profile selector button is now gone.
Most gamers prefer having a physical DPI button to switch sensitivities on-the-go, but at least the DPI is still adjustable if you have the Logitech G Hub or Logitech Gaming Software.
If we compare it to the G Pro Wireless side-by-side, there’s a slight indentation on either side. It might benefit gamers with smaller hands or used to mice with even sides.
As the packaging looks minimalist, so is the mouse. The G Pro X Superlight doesn’t come with RGB lighting, probably because of weight compromises. It isn’t a huge sacrifice if you want your mouse to be light since the functionality is more important than overall aesthetics.
There’s also that USB-A female to micro USB female adapter as mentioned above. You can use it as a USB extender for your dongle. It should be helpful if you’re having signal problems.
We’ve been expecting a USB-C port from this mouse instead of micro USB, but it isn’t a huge deal. The micro USB comes with a holder that firmly sits on the mouse, so you can still enjoy while charging it.
Putting aside the impressive weight reduction, removing RGB lighting, and removing side buttons on the right, not a lot has changed from its predecessor. The scroll wheel is a bit different since it’s a bit loose. Other than that, we get the same shape and same side buttons.
The G Pro X Superlight weighs 62 grams, which is considered light for a wired mouse. But being a wireless mouse with a rechargeable battery, we’re impressed that its weight is indeed super light.
As we hold the mouse, it’s a bit rough, but feels smooth, though there are no textured grips by default. Luckily, stick-on grips are included within the packaging if you’re used to a mouse with rubber grips on the side.
These grips add a little weight to your mouse but aren’t too noticeable. If you took a closer look at the package’s inclusions, there’s also a spare bottom cover.
As we slide the G Pro X Superlight on a HyperX Fury S Speed Edition mouse pad, the skates do an excellent job of gliding. The skates are also noticeably thin.
We don’t know why, but you can easily buy one and replace it as soon as it’s in bad condition. Adding the spare bottom cover with a circular skate adds to the gliding or flicking experience, which is overall better.
Also, you can place the small USB dongle inside if you take the bottom cover off.
Let’s now move to the key features section of our Logitech G Pro X Superlight review.
Key Features of the Logitech G Pro X Superlight
Up to 5 Programmable Buttons
The Logitech G Pro X Superlight features five programmable buttons configured through the Logitech G Hub or Logitech Gaming Software.
Lightweight Wireless Mouse
Being a wireless gaming mouse, the Logitech G Pro X weighs at only 63g (60.3g on our actual weight measurement).
Flick & glide as much as you want with Logitech G Pro X Superlight’s frictionless skates.
Logitech’s New HERO (High-Efficiency Rating Optical) Sensor
The Logitech G Pro X Superlight features Logitech’s best sensor, the HERO. Glide with accuracy and gain a competitive edge along with its lightweight design.
Extended Battery Life
The Logitech G Pro X Superlight features a battery that lasts up to 70 hours during constant motion.
So far, the Logitech G Pro X Superlight looks promising with its features. Still, before proceeding to the hands-on section, we’ll also talk about the specifications here on our Logitech G Pro X Superlight review.
The Logitech G Pro X Superlight has a height of 125mm, a width of 63.5mm, depth of 40mm, and weight of 63g.
For the technical side, the Logitech G Pro X Superlight supports POWERPLAY and LIGHTSPEED wireless technology. It also has an onboard memory for storing profiles through the Logitech G Hub Software.
It’s got a 1000 Hz polling rate (1ms) and 32-bit ARM microprocessor as a gaming mouse. The battery life reaches up to 70 hours as mentioned above, but may vary depending on your task.
Lastly, you’ll get a 2-year limited hardware warranty from Logitech, just in case you got a faulty device. Let’s now put the mouse on an actual test in the next section of our Logitech G Pro X Superlight review.
Hands-on with the Logitech G Pro X Superlight
The Logitech G Pro X Superlight’s HERO sensor offers a maximum CPI of 25,600. It has zero smoothings, mouse acceleration or filtering. Moreover, it has an acceleration of up to 40g and 400 IPS for the tracking speed.
As mentioned above at the technical information section, the Logitech G Pro X Superlight supports Lightspeed technology. What this does is it offers both excellent performance and power efficiency.
Upon gaming for hours with these games, we noticed how significant the weight reduction is.
If you’re coming from heavy gaming mice you might appreciate just how light the Logitech G Pro X Superlight is. Gliding on your mousepad is incredibly smooth, and it should be an easy, competitive edge against other players.
Snapping on the enemy’s head has never been easy compared to heavier mice. There were also no instances where the sensor suddenly jumped significantly. We’ve also bound the jump keys on the scroll since it felt a bit loose than the usual G Pro Wireless.
Overall, it’s perfect for gaming as long as you’re ready to sacrifice the lighting aesthetics. Plus, it’s completely wireless. You’ll have to skip using mouse bungees unless you’re charging it.
With all that said, let’s also talk about battery life.
The Logitech G Pro X Superlight utilises Logitech’s G Hub software in which you can see the approximate battery remaining. In addition to that, you’ll also see how much energy it’s currently drawing.
Unlike other peripherals from other gaming companies, Logitech shows their charge level with an actual percentage instead of a battery icon with no signs of accurate information.
All these small things come quite handy, especially when needing to charge or take a break. Though, the G Pro X Superlight comes with a micro USB interface instead of a faster USB-C.
But opting for a USB-C port might’ve caused problems with the pricing, considering that the G Pro X Superlight is already expensive, so it’s understandable.
Overall, the battery life is impressive. We were able to fully deplete the battery after four days of extensive usage before recharging again.
The Logitech G Hub software not only shows the battery information of your G Pro X Superlight mouse, but it also unlocks more features. It’s heavily reliant on the Logitech G Hub software to set different CPI levels, macro keys, and button customisation.
Typically, Logitech offers two modes for their G series mice: onboard memory mode and software mode. To access the software mode, turn off onboard memory mode.
By default, the Logitech G Pro X Superlight comes with 400, 800, 1,600, 3,200 and 6,400 CPI levels.
But we can clearly say that the most important things to change are the CPI and polling rate. Without the G Hub software, you won’t be able to change the CPI and polling rate.
You’ll also need to assign a button for your CPI to modify the values. To add up to the convenience of using the G Hub software, the profiles you change and create stores on the mouse’s onboard memory on up to five different profiles.
Overall, the mouse is excellent and well-designed. Let’s further discuss our opinions in the summary section of our Logitech G Pro X Superlight review.
Logitech G Pro X Superlight Review Summary
The Logitech G Pro X Superlight delivered what it’s promised for: a lightweight wireless gaming mouse for a reasonable price. Compared to the G Pro Wireless, the changes weren’t too significant, but very game-changing.
Throughout our tests and fiddling with the configuration, there weren’t any annoying compromises. The lighter weight and PTFE skates gave the G Pro X Superlight a much modern appeal.
Most people who want a wireless mouse might want to look at battery life & weight first, but we’re here to tell you that the Logitech G Pro X Superlight is currently the lightest wireless & efficient mouse you can buy in the market right now.
Overall, we’re delighted about the Logitech G Pro X Superlight, as you can also easily carry it anywhere. Pairing it with a wireless headset on a gaming laptop gives a huge plus on convenience, not just on cluttery wires.
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