Logitech’s original G Pro Wireless was an absolute game-changer for the gaming mouse world. It had a great overall design that was comfortable for all manner of hand sizes and grip styles and most importantly of all, it was truly ambidextrous, thanks to removable side buttons.
Combine this with an incredibly low weight of just 80g, plus the latest fast-as-wired wireless technology and a top-notch optical sensor, and you ended up with a device that could truly be recommended to just about any buyer seeking a competitive gaming mouse. It was pricey but highly versatile, although longer term use showed its buttons could develop a false doubleclick problem.
The Logitech G Pro X Superlight is a new version of this mouse mouse that drops its weight even further to just 63g, while also adding Logitech’s latest 25,600DPI Hero sensor and fixing the double-click issue. Does this make it the best gaming mouse yet? Yes and no.
Starting with the good stuff, this mouse’s shape is as fantastic as ever. The simple, almost symmetrical front-to-back curve, with its relatively straight and tall sides, combined with the overall smallness of the mouse, makes it really easy to grip the sides and generally fling around the mouse in battle.
It’s beautifully balanced and the plain matt black finish provides a good grip. Generally, thick rubber sides provide even better grip and last longer than the thin soft-touch finishes on some mice. However, the finish on the original G Pro Wireless held up well, so we’ve no issues with the same material being used here.
What’s more, this new mouse has shed 17g, and while we certainly wouldn’t consider the drop from 80g to 63g to be essential, it’s still noticeable. Combine all the above with the flawless wireless technology and you have a mouse that is just so effortless to use: there are no wires to snag and none of the excess heft of older wireless mice.
You can wire it up to your PC if you like, though. The custom micro-USB cable plugs into the front of the mouse, allowing you to charge and continue gaming. A USB Type-A wireless dongle and micro-USB to USB Type-A adapter is included in the box too, so you can have the cable+dongle combo on your desk ready to plug into the mouse, and you can also have it close to the mouse for better reception. The dongle can be stowed inside the mouse as well, under a magnetically attached panel on the underside.
It’s when it comes to buttons that we hit the first problem with this mouse. While Logitech has given with one hand by fixing the double-clicking issue of the original Logitech G Pro Wireless, it has taken away with the other. Where the older mouse had back and forward buttons on both sides of the mouse, any of which could be removed for easy use by right or left-handed users, here the buttons are fixed and they’re only on the left side of the mouse.
This change means the mouse is no longer particularly suited to left-handed uses. We can understand that this saves weight while still serving the majority right-handed side of the mouse market but it’s still a huge shame to see it gone, especially as the older G Pro Wireless hasn’t been updated either.
You also miss out on the bottom-mounted DPI button of that mouse. Now all DPI changes have to be done in software. That’s not so bad for a main PC, but it limits the ease of using the mouse on systems other than your main PC, where you might not have the Logitech software installed. Logitech has even ditched the already-modest RGB backlighting of the original mouse – the logo is now just painted.
Logitech G Pro X Superlight pros and cons
- Very light
- Fantastic shape
- Excellent performance
- No longer ambidextrous
- Stiff, unbraided cable
- Very expensive
- No RGB lighting
Logitech G Pro X Superlight specs
Dimensions (mm): 64 x 125 x 40 (W x D x H)
Sensor: Logitech Hero, 25,000 DPI, 40g acceleration, 400ips
Buttons: 5 (left, right, scroll wheel, back, forward)
Cable: 1.8m, un-braided
Stated battery life: 70 hours unlit
Extras: Dongle stowage on underside
Logitech G Pro X Superlight price
The G Pro X Superlight is very overpriced for what is a very basic wireless gaming mouse. Its performance and design are superb, and it’s incredibly light but you don’t get much for your money.
Price: Expect to pay $110 (£110)
Logitech G Pro X Superlight review conclusion
The G Pro X Superlight can legitimately claim to be the best gaming mouse on the market for right-handed FPS gamers. It’s super comfortable, has flawless performance and is indeed super light. However, the loss of its ambidextrous capability, RGB backlighting and DPI button, all for the sake of 17g in weight, means you’re paying the same price as the old mouse for fewer features. Despite its high price, the G Pro X Superlight is still worthy of a spot on our best gaming mouse list.
A fantastic wireless mouse, but its price is hard to justify.