Logitech G Pro X Superlight review: Unbeatable, for now
Has Logitech managed to improve the G Pro?
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For years the original Logitech G Pro has reigned supreme when it comes to high-performance, low-weight gaming mice. It frequently appears on best gaming mouse pages all over the internet and is a mainstay on the desks of some of the best esports pros such as the Ukrainian CS:GO powerhouse prodigy s1mple.
So given the professional pedigree of the G Pro line of gaming mice, we expect big things from the long-awaited follow-up, the Logitech G Pro X Superlight. It’s currently commanding a ~$150 price tag, so it’ll need to offer top-tier performance, comfortable design, and rock-solid build quality. Let’s take a closer look and see if it deserves to retain the ‘pro’ moniker.
Logitech G PRO X Superlight
Size (H x W x D) mm
125 x 63.5 x 40
- Very lightweight
- Available in white, black, or pink
- Unlimited battery life when paired with POWERPLAY mouse pad
- Industry-leading HERO sensor
- Very expensive
Size (H x W x D) mm
125 x 63.5 x 40
What’s in the box & setup
- Pro X Superlight Wireless Gaming Mouse
- LIGHTSPEED wireless receiver
- Charging/data cable
- Receiver extension adapter
- Optional grip tape
- Cloth wipe for grip tape prep
- Optional aperture door with PTFE foot
- User documentation
Logitech has provided us with possibly the most utilitarian unboxing experience we’ve had recently. Not to say that it’s bad, it accomplishes exactly what it needs to, without being overly wasteful, complex, or time-consuming. However, those of you looking for a fancy and premium unboxing experience may find it underwhelming.
Despite the austerity of the packaging, we are very confident in the safety of this mouse during shipping. The G Pro X Superlight is kept secure in its little plastic cradle by a small coin of high-density foam on the inside of the lid that pressed the mouse down and keeps it immobile during transit.
After removing the mouse from said cradle and the cradle from said box, you are greeted by the USB dongle and a box containing cables, paperwork, and a few other assorted bits and bobs. Overall the box is about as compact as possible, which is unsurprising as the Logitech G Pro X Superlight is certified carbon-neutral. Despite the relative minimalism, the box is super-sturdy and worth keeping around for the safe storage of the mouse.
This going to be a particularly tricky section to write as the design of the G Pro X Superlight only differs microscopically from its predecessor in terms of both shape and aesthetics. However, there have been a few noticeable changes, the most notable of which is the scroll wheel, as it feels like it protrudes further from the surface of the mouse. Additionally, the actual wheel itself is no longer black, instead, they’ve opted for a bright white color on the spokes that contrasts against the black rubber to produce an effect that reminds us of whitewall tires on 50s-era cars. It might seem to be an insignificant aspect of the design but we think it looks really cool.
In terms of branding, Logitech has kept it pretty quiet visually speaking, with a matte-grey ‘G’ logo don’t he palm section and a slick-looking piece of text on the forward flank of the mouse reading ‘SUPERLIGHT’. The surface texture of the G Pro X Superlight is worth a mention here too as it’s absolutely fantastic, with a slight sheen that walks the line between matte and glossy. This helps it adhere to the palm and gives some additional modernistic flair that the mouse would miss otherwise.
In intensely saddening news, the RGB lighting has been cut as part of the weight-saving measures, further simplifying the look of the mouse, it probably won’t be a make or break factor for most, but it’s worth knowing just in case. In typical Logitech fashion, no risks have been taken when it comes to the visual design of the G Pro X Superlight. It’s classy enough. but the words ‘boring’ and ‘uninspired’ would describe it just as accurately.
Despite the 35g in saved weight over the original G Pro, the G Pro X feels super solid in the hand. Even when subjected to frankly over-enthusiastic shakes there are no audible creaks or rattles which is an impressive feat of engineering. If the mouse was easier to open we’d have got inside to have a look at how it all goes together, but as with most modern technology, the seems essentially impenetrable.
We did discover an interesting issue though. The mouse wheel can be tilted over to the left quite far, but not to the right, and we didn’t just receive a defective one as the people over on r/mousereview have noticed the same idiosyncrasy. The prevailing explanation is that Logitech elected to remove a piece of plastic that would hold the axel of the mouse wheel in place during their weight-saving quest. We do wonder if this was really the only option, however, as we haven’t seen anything like this on other lightweight gaming mice, even the Razer Viper V2 Pro, which is lighter than the G Pro X Superlight.
One of the less-impressive aspects of the original G Pro was the PTFE mouse feet as they were dyed black, thus lowering the purity and increasing the friction. The G Pro X Superlight’s mouse feet are a white-gray color which indicates 100% purity as this is the natural color of PTFE (tetrafluoroethylene). This upgrade has been a long time coming as many users of the original utilized aftermarket mouse feet to increase mouse speeds.
One thing that strikes as odd is the retention of the Micro-USB port. It stands to reason that a gaming mouse this new and this expensive should definitely have received an upgrade to the superior USB Type-C standard, and we really aren’t sure why Logitech elected not to do so. This means the mouse is significantly slower to charge which could be an issue 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 positively received in this aspect that it continues to be used by top esports pros. This means the new revision has a lot to live up to, and we’re pleased to report that it performs very well. But does it perform well enough to be a worthwhile upgrade? Let’s see whether it holds up in-game.
The gaming experience of the G Pro X Superlight is focused purely on competitive performance. There are no frills, no extra buttons, no lighting, and no adjustability. This makes it possibly the most utilitarian gaming mouse we’ve ever tested and it’s ideal for first-person shooters above all other genres. Those of you who like to play RTS or MMO games should keep your old mouse around as the G Pro X Superlight will not produce a particularly great experience for those games. However, when it comes to FPS, it’s a different story altogether.
Using this mouse in games like Apex Legends, Valorant, or CS:GO is a sublime experience. The mouse glides smoothly across the mousepad and tracks like a dream. The pre-loaded button switches produce definitive, audible, and tactile clicks that inspire confidence in both your gaming performance and the mouse itself. Additionally, the scroll wheel is fairly stiff and similarly tactile, meaning you can cycle through weapons with ease and precision.
The side buttons are good too as they are easy to reach and actuate, which is valuable if you bind actions like pinging or melee to these for quicker reactions. It’s worth noting, however, that the side button closest to the nose of the mouse is slightly harder to actuate than the other one which could result in a few missed inputs before you get used to it. This could be an intentional engineering choice to prevent accidental clicks but we can’t be sure. We did find it slightly annoying initially but soon became accustomed to the additional pressure needed.
Weirdly enough, the tech specs haven’t changed whatsoever from the previous G Pro. “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it” is a respectable stance to take, but we feel like they’ve missed the opportunity for an upgrade anyway. Additionally, Logitech has cut the modular side buttons, meaning that the G Pro X Superlight is no longer truly ambidextrous and is only suitable for right-handed gamers.
Logitech G Pro X Superlight review: Final verdict
Given Logitech’s inarguable pedigree in the gaming peripheral space, the G Pro X Superlight had some pretty big boots to fill, and we expected a lot from this mouse. As you might have noticed while reading up to this point, the G Pro X Superlight has successfully impressed us.
This mouse takes the fantastic, yet aging formula of the original and gives it a much-needed refresh. The shape has remained almost identical and the technology inside hasn’t changed. However, given that the aim of the game here is weight minimalization, we can understand these decisions, even if we find the results a little disappointing.
After a week’s worth of testing, we have no choice other than to recommend this fantastic gaming mouse for its ideal weight, supreme build quality, and top-tier gaming performance, however, those of you with the original G Pro might struggle to justify this $150 upgrade.