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Logitech G Pro Wired (HERO) Mouse Review

Updated: Apr 21, 2022 3:14 pm
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Today we are looking at the updated Logitech G Pro Wired. This gaming mouse has been refreshed to feature Logitech’s top optical sensor, the HERO, and it comes with a slimmer and lighter rubber cable. The G Pro Wired was originally the replacement for the popular G100 and is yet another safe shape in Logitech’s locker.

Aside from the highly efficient optical sensor at its helm, the mouse features up to 16,000 DPI instead of 12,000 and comes with OMRON developed switches for responsive and reliable use, with up to 50 million clicks. This low profile, yet seemingly wide-bodied, mouse is a meager 83 grams and is one of the more comfortable ambidextrous mice I have used.

With the likes of the Logitech G Pro wireless, Cooler Master MM710, and Zowie S2, there is some steep lightweight competition out there already. It is worth noting that while this features one of the best optical sensors out there, it’s near impossible to see the difference in gaming, so is it worth upgrading? Probably not. But, if you are on the hunt for a new mouse then this HERO version is the way to go.

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Pros

  • Top optical sensor (HERO)
  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable to grip
  • Improved lightweight cable
  • Feels balanced

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Cons

  • Thumb buttons still a bit too easy to click

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Mouse Size & Weight

  • Weight: 83g
  • Size: Small
  • Length: 11.6cm -4.5 inches
  • Width: 6.2cm – 2.4 inches
  • Height: 3.8cm – 1.6 inches
  • Hand orientation: Ambidextrous (right)

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Mouse Tech

  • Sensor: Optical (HERO)
  • Buttons: OMRON (50 million)
  • DPI: 100-16000 (increments of 50)
  • Polling Rate: 125 / 250 / 500 / 1000Hz
  • Connection: Wired

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What’s In The Box?

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The Logitech G Pro Wired packaging is almost identical too, only with Logitech’s esports partners featuring on one of the sides. Everything’s nicely protected, with the cable being near perfect out of the box.

  • G Pro Gaming Mouse
  • Peripheral leaflet

Design

First impressions of the G Pro wired is that everything has rather soft and rounded edges. This is a small mouse and the design follows Logitechs general patter, simplistic and safe.

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Size & Weight

The mouse is 11.6cm long, which is about the same length as the MM710/MM711 and just about as small as my hands could possibly go (18x11cm). I consider my hand size to be a medium but I also only ever go for right-handed ergonomic gaming mice. However, this felt comfortable for me to game with. The 6.2cm width could be the main reason I found this nice to use as I tend to favor bigger mice like the Deathadder Elite, V2, or the EC-series from Zowie. The G Pro Wired roughly has a 2-1 ratio, which can be considered ideal for a lot of different hand types.

There is no change with the weight in this refresh, the G Pro Wired is still 83 grams. This is slowly becoming a middle-tier weight with manufacturers hitting 50 grams with some mice. My preference is always closer to 90 grams but 80 is certainly something I could get used to quickly.

Shape & Texture

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The shape, as mentioned, is a very safe choice from Logteich’s vast amount of successful options. There is a low key hump to the body which is significantly less intrusive than the MM710. Despite generally needing a hump to support my palm-esque grip, I found the shape of the G Pro Wired to be very comfortable, giving the mouse a bigger feel in the hand.

The one small gripe that didn’t really affect the usage of the mouse or its comfort was the rounded sides. I prefer flat sides on a mouse, like the ones on the G302, as I feel I can get a better grip but, as mentioned, this was barely noticeable.

The buttons have a lovely soft angle downward and each has a slightly concave design, allowing your fingers to naturally nestle into place. Of course, this is an ambidextrous shape but with the two thumb buttons primed only for right-handed users, it favors the righties. The G-Pro Wired seems to suit claw and fingertip players but with enough width to accommodate for palm grip too, as long as your hands aren’t too big.

The same high-quality plastic shell is used on this refreshed version. The plastic shell is smooth and very pleasant to hold. That being said, it could be a problematic material for the sweatier gamers out there, but this is largely subjective. An RGB strip separates the top and bottom part of the shell at the back, which if I’m honest, doesn’t add much to the design but it’s there.

Unlike the scratchy Cooler Master mice (MM710/MM711), the Logitech G Pro Wired’s PTFE feet were smooth from the get-go. There is a skate in each corner of the mouse, with further material around the sensor hole, providing a balanced, satisfying glide across the desk.

Buttons

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The mouse buttons with Logitech are as reliable as they come. The G Pro Wired comes with the same mechanical button tension system, with each primary button being separate from the shell. The buttons offer a consistent actuation at all times, with little to no accidental clicks.

This has come with a total of six buttons, including two thumb buttons fixed on the left side. The thumb buttons aren’t the easiest to actuate during gameplay but this is more to do with how far my thumb had to travel rather than the buttons themselves.

The scroll wheel appears to have almost sunken between the two primary buttons and works rather well. Each incremental step has a tactile bump and rapid scrolling in-game or on the internet was easy to control. Just like on the G100, there’s a DPI switch seat behind the scroll wheel. Having just the one means you can only cycle through DPI options rather than go up and down but the button does its job, you’ve got on the fly DPI switching if you need it.

Cable

The cable on the older version of the G Pro Wired featured a thick and heavy braided cable. Logitech has done away with the ugly and opted for a more lightweight rubber cable. You can get away with using no bungee on the G Pro wired now and it’s one of the better rubber cables out there, with it moving the mouse much less than Zowie’s rubber cable. The braid on the previous edition was not only heavy but quite rough-textured, so this new 2.1m rubber cable is a great change in my book.

I would prefer to see Logitech follow Razer and Cooler Master’s cable design, as their mice are rocking some impressive weaves at the moment but this is definitely a vast improvement.

Alternatively, if you are a lover of Logitech who hates cables and money isn’t an object, I would highly recommend checking out the Logitech G Pro Wireless, which for me, is up there with the best gaming mice on the market.

Sensor & Performance

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If you currently have the G Pro Wired with the PMW 3366 sensor, don’t worry, it is still a top optical. This features the HERO sensor and can you tell? No, there are subtle differences but you can not tell the difference when in-game.

So what is the difference? Well, the HERO sensor is Logitechs efficient reboot of a top optical sensor, with a 16k DPI and 400 IPS for seamless tracking. Furthermore, this sensor uses ten times less power than the previous sensor (3366) giving it its name (high efficiency rated optical). The HERO sensor was recently added to the G Pro Wired and the G502 mice after previously only featuring in the G903, G703, and G403.

I have used the G Pro wired model before and many Logitech mice with the aforementioned HERO sensor, so it was relatively easy getting to grips with this mouse once again and you can never be disappointed with the performance of this sensor. There is zero smoothing or acceleration and the consistent accuracy of the sensor was a joy to game with as usual. At no point did I notice any tilt slam or deviation which I did have with the Deathadder Elite and Mamba’s sensor. Flicks were easier than with the MM710/MM711 but that is largely down to the fact this is closer to my desired mouse weight.

Overall, I would say this mouse has some clout and is potentially one of the better small mice I have tested.

Software

The Logitech G-Hub is one of the better software programs I have used in conjunction with mice, to the point and easy to use. The software lets you change all-sorts, most importantly those DPI steps if you needed.

With the software, you create profiles, bind macros and commands, and fiddle with the RGB lighting. What is great and something I always enjoy from a mouse is the fact you don’t have to download the software as long as you are happy with the four out the box DPI stages.

All drivers and updates can be done through G Hub which is always handy. I’d recommend checking out our page on Logitech’s G hub if you are new to Logitech products.

Our Verdict

The latest update for the G Pro Wired gives ambidextrous mouse users an affordable option that will never dip in performance. This is one reliable and balanced mouse and should be seriously considered for competitive players out there. The old top optical sensor is being replaced by another top optical sensor and the improvements to the cable only better the mouse. That being said, if you have one with the PMW 3366, then I wouldn’t bother upgrading till you need to as you are unlikely to notice any difference.

For those not on the hunt for a new mouse then you are definitely going to want to make sure you go for the HERO version of this mouse, giving you one accurate mouse. A gentle soft ergonomic shape that feels great in the hand, makes this a simple pleasure to use and when paired with those top specs, you’ve got something deadly.

Logitech G Pro Wired (HERO) Mouse Review

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