Logitech G Pro X Superlight review
Quick verdict: The Logitech G Pro X Superlight abandons frills and fancy features to deliver top-tier performance in an impressively light package.
- Phenomenally light and easy to fling around
- Flawless tracking performance
- Excellent battery life
- It isn't cheap
- Very few customisable features
- No dedicated DPI buttons
Ultralight gaming mice often lack the performance and features of their heavier brethren. Reducing weight typically means cutting features or replacing certain components with lighter, less-powerful alternatives.
Logitech is attempting to buck this trend with the Logitech G Pro X Superlight, the successor to 2018's Logitech G Pro Wireless gaming mouse. Through some impressive feats of engineering, the Pro X Superlight clocks in at nearly 20g less than its predecessor while maintaining the same sublime performance and an even longer battery life.
Engineering like this doesn't come cheap, however, and the Pro X Superlight commands quite a steep price tag. Let's take a closer look at what it has to offer so you can decide whether it's the right mouse for you.
- Feels almost impossibly light
- Reassuringly sturdy for such a light mouse
- Ambidextrous shape remains comfortable over hours of use
The Logitech G Pro X Superlight is deserving of its name. At a mere 63g, it feels almost insubstantial when you first pick it up. It's so light, in fact, that I initially assumed it was missing its battery since something so intangible couldn't possibly function as-is. A quick search of the packaging upended my assumption. Logitech has managed to cram all the necessary components into the Pro X Superlight's shell while making the mouse feel as weightless as a mere prop.
Despite clocking in nearly 25% lighter than the Logitech G Pro Wireless mouse, the Pro X Superlight doesn't feel cheap or flimsy. Its shell is hardy and pushes back against the hand with surprising solidity. Even as stress and tension tightened my grip, the shell retained its firm resistance. This is a mouse built to survive the hardships of high-intensity competitive play.
Like the Logitech G Pro before it, the Pro X Superlight carves a symmetrical shape suitable for both left- and right-handed gamers. It only has two thumb buttons on the left side, however, leaving lefties in the lurch unless they're able to claw their pinkies and ring fingers to reach them. The thumb buttons themselves are thin but bulbous enough to hit reliably without having to go hunting for them.
I was a little disappointed when I first held the Pro X Superlight and felt only cool plastic on each of its sides. I prefer a nice textured grip on my gaming mice because it affords an extra measure of control that becomes especially important as heat and moisture builds up over long gaming sessions. Fortunately, Logitech packs a sheet of grip tape in with the Pro X Superlight, including four pre-cut patches: one for each side and one each for the left and right mouse buttons.
Sticking these patches on improved my grip on the mouse significantly. Best of all, the black tape is barely visible against the black plastic of the mouse shell, blending in so that it's only noticeable if you hold the mouse right up to your eyes.
Also included with the Pro X Superlight is a bespoke micro USB cable used both for charging the mouse and for extending the range of its wireless dongle. It's too bad Logitech stuck with micro USB instead of adopting the now-widespread USB-C format, but it's a minor quibble.
As a bonus for folks who travel with their gaming gear, the underside of the mouse hides a compartment for storing the wireless USB dongle. Logitech even includes two different covers for the compartment: one with a PTFE foot and one without.
Also concealed on the underside of the mouse is the power toggle. It's larger than you find on most wireless mice, which I appreciate. You don't have to dig your nails in just to turn it on or off.
- HERO optical sensor tracks every movement precisely
- Flawless wireless performance
- Excellent battery life
For as hollow as it feels, the Pro X Superlight's frame packs plenty of powerful hardware that delivers the top-tier performance you'd expect from a mouse with "Pro" in its name.
Starting at the bottom, Logitech has outfitted the mouse with its popular HERO 25K optical sensor. The HERO sensor features in most Logitech mice these days, including the excellent Logitech G502 HERO and its wireless counterpart the Logitech G502 Lightspeed.
As with both those mice, the sensor delivers impeccable tracking performance, supporting sensitivity options ranging from 100 DPI up to 25,600 DPI. It responded with absolute precision to my every movement, large and small.
This fidelity makes accurate aiming in games effortless. Whether it be keeping a bead on careening demons in DOOM Eternal or pinpointing headshots in Destiny 2, I felt no friction between my intent and the action unfolding on screen.
Speaking of friction, the PTFE feet on the underside of the mouse ensure that it glides smoothly and swiftly across mousepads with minimal effort. Snapping the cursor from one side of the screen to the other is a breeze.
Reliable clicking performance is equally critical for a gaming mouse, and the Pro X Superlight delivers. Its mechanical switches are fast and responsive, delivering satisfyingly clear and punchy feedback with each click. Performance remained consistent across a variety of games, from rapidly hammering on monsters in Torchlight III to commanding troops in Age of Empires III to snapping headshots in Destiny 2.
The scroll wheel holds up its end of the performance promise, too. It spins smoothly and swiftly, providing enough tactile feedback with each step to allow for precision scrolling.
Logitech's LIGHTSPEED wireless technology has seen plenty of success powering the company's wireless devices, and it's no different here. The tech delivers flawless performance in the Pro X Superlight, maintaining a rock-solid connection that never faltered throughout my testing.
Though it feels like it barely contains a battery at all, the Pro X Superlight touts an impressive run time of 70 hours off a single charge. It delivers on its promise, too, with the battery trucking along for the full 70 hours during my testing. The mouse also supports Logitech's POWERPLAY wireless charger, if you have one.
- Supports button remapping for five inputs
- No dedicated DPI button(s) makes on-the-fly sensitivity changes more cumbersome
- Lacks the versatility of many similarly-priced mice
In pursuit of an ultralight, performance-focused gaming mouse, Logitech has done away with a lot of the extra features you'd find on competing products. What features it has kept are housed within the Logitech G Hub desktop app.
Button remapping is arguably one of the most important features of a gaming mouse, so it's fortunate that the Pro X Superlight supports it for each of its five inputs: the left and right buttons, two thumb buttons and scroll click. Curiously, you can't map functions to the vertical scrolling of the scroll wheel as you can with most other gaming mice.
Nevertheless, the remapping process is simple and allows for basic key bindings, assigning system-level functions like adjusting the volume and recording full-blown macros. It also supports Logitech's G-Shift feature, which lets you define a second set of mappings accessible while holding down a specific key or button. If you want to use a key on your keyboard as the G-Shift toggle, you will need to use a compatible Logitech keyboard – other keyboards won't work.
The only other settings within the Logitech G Hub app relate to the HERO optical sensor. You can define up to five sensitivity tiers, but since the Pro X Superlight doesn't have a dedicated DPI button, you'll have to remap the mouse or your keyboard if you want to switch between them on the fly. There's also an option to adjust the sensor polling rate. It defaults to 1000Hz, but you can drop it as lows as 125Hz.
Though these customisation options are relatively limited, you can store up to five configurations on the Pro X Superlight's onboard memory.
Should you buy the Logitech G Pro X Superlight?
- Buy it if you want pro-calibre performance condensed into a sleek, ultralight package
- Don't buy it if you're after a diverse range of extra features and customisation options
Logitech built the Pro X Superlight with a clear vision in mind: to pare down the wireless gaming mouse to its bare essentials while still delivering pro-grade performance. It has successfully accomplished this goal, producing a supremely light and phenomenally fast mouse that eschews frills and features, even when doing so puts it at a disadvantage compared to the competition.
If you're looking for a wireless gaming mouse that prioritises performance above all else, and you can stomach the steep sticker price, the Logitech G Pro X Superlight deserves a place on your shortlist.
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