When it comes to their weight, It seems like everyone is trying to one-up each other in the world of gaming mice. It started with the wired mice, I just did one such, Makalu 67, feel free to check, and now it over to the wireless segment, enter Logitech’s brand new, only 63 grams heavy Pro X Superlight.
Yes, it’s really impressive to say at least how they managed to get it down all the way close to the 60 gram border, 61 grams to be precise, even more so since they didn’t go with the route of punching holes through the housing of the mouse, it’s completely uniform, the build quality feels the same more or less, still easy to see and leave greasy marks on the black model, but hey, what can you do, you take a cloth and wipe it down.
With that said, you start to look at where and how did they manage to save some more weight? Although you would think that the battery would be one, Logitech states pretty much the same battery life, actually even better compared to its chubbier brother, 70 vs 60 hours, but this one for examples doesn’t have any RGB LED’s, logo in particular which now just an image, and less of them in general, just this tiny LED indicator.
Logitech G Pro X Superlight – too light for its own good?
I’ve managed to put in around the same amount of mAh’s during the charging process, after of course completely emptying out, and then topping it off to full, so I would say it’s pretty much on-par in terms of the battery capacity. Although they did save some weight on LED’s, that was certainly not enough, and one place they obviously lost the most weight is with the fact that they’ve removed the option of installing the additional switches on the other side of the mouse, which effectively stopped it from being ambidextrous, while the new switch covers seem to be differently designed, thinner before all, and more flush with the body of the mouse, and so are probably the left and right clicks, their cover plates to be price.
Other than that, at least from the outside, I don’t see where else they could lower down the weight, PowerPlay wireless charging option for the Logitech Pro X Superlight is still here, underneath the magnetic cover, which could also be a potential point of weight reduction with using smaller magnets, while you can always remove the cover itself, which puts the mice around 59 grams. We still have a place for on the go tucking in of the wireless receiver underneath that cover, while the pads are a bit differently configured, and we also have this really big one at the top. Speaking of it, in the bundle, you’ll get another cover but one with PTFE pad on it for an even bigger gliding surface
The scroll wheel still looks like a five-spoke tire rim from a 1971 Porsche 911, and one thing that was a bit off-putting in terms of it is the fact that they’ve made it white on the black model. I honestly don’t know the reasoning for this, even more so since the original G Pro X has a black scroll wheel. Speaking of the colors, as you saw I have both black and white versions, they’ll be available right at launch.
Just the barebones for the Pro X Superlight
So, it could be that they’ve changed something on the inner support frame and the PCB design. What they also didn’t unfortunately change is the way that the cable connecting to the mouse, or to be price how it looks and what type of it it is – a micro USB one with this specifically shaped port around it. Oh, well, maybe this time they did have some good reasons, maybe this solution is… lighter…? The cable itself is a thin rubber one, but it’s still too rigid to use the mouse during gaming while charging, far from anything paracord related. And no, you can’t connect the mouse using only the cable, you need to use the receiver too.
Again, the sensor that the Logitech G Pro X Superlight carries is their well know Logitech’s Hero optical sensor, as seen in the wired and heavier version, capable of going up to 25,600 DPI, with the maximal acceleration of 40 G and maximal tracking speed of 400 IPS, which goes along with the fact that it has zero smoothing or acceleration. They also use the same 32-bit ARM CPU and 1000 Hz frequency report rate, while combining that with Lightspeed 2,4 GHz wireless technology paired with this small USB dongle thingy.
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Since the mouse is so light and since they changed the plates of the switches construction a bit, I’ve wondered how would this affect the overall feel. Before all now we have a total of 5 of them instead of 8 that we have on the regular G Pro X wireless mouse, while the feel seems to be very similar. The right and left click are very firm, with a direct click, minimal to none play in them, and the same goes for the front and back switches, although they do have a bit of a longer travel before the switch gets triggered. The scroll wheel pretty soft, but with decisive stepping, and the middle click is rather numb and dampened. Here’s how all of that sounds.
Logitech G Pro X Superlight – too light for it’s own good?
OK, what about using this mouse? To be honest, for me, personally, 60 grams is a bit too low, I’m more fond of the 70 to 80 gram range. Yes, it’s really fast, you will be instant in your response, you basically feel like you’re just moving an empty hand around, very weird actually. Other than that, this is a superb performing mice, something that was confirmed with it’s heavier counterpart, which is why I won’t get too deep with this one, but I really enjoy playing FPS with it in terms of the sensor’s performance – no unwanted acceleration, any jitters, double-clicks, zero issues whatsoever, it just goes where you put it, while having minimal lift off distance.
As for the ergonomics and the comfort, I have no complaints what so ever, I wouldn’t mind it being a bit wider though, but other than with the G Pro X Superlight nothing basically changed compared to the other versions in the series, suited my palm grip style of use . I don’t remember if they did this with the other models, but with this one they’ve added a couple of grip pads in the bundle, so you can stick them on and get some traditional grip on the side, and I would even do that on the top back portion, it does have a bit of a slippery nature.
Unfortunately at the time of doing the review, I couldn’t get my hands on the latest version of the G Hub to showcase the software part of it, sometimes I get it, sometimes I don’t, at least it works, ces la vie, but having tried a lot of their other products, I doubt that the experience is anything different that with my wireless G403 which I daily drive for my gaming needs, besides missing the RGB lighting component, you can change the switch configuration, DPI settings and pooling rate.
The only question you would have to ask is if all of this, the G Pro X Superlight, is worth the 30 dollars euros more over the regular wireless model? Well, honestly, that’s a tricky question, because I feel like in this case you’re paying more to get literally less of things, fewer functions, fewer buttons, less RGB’s, although that’s actually a good thing, and of course, most importunately less weight, which is a plus in-itself, but for someone maybe not a good reason to take it on a count of everything jut mentioned, and for others, more than good enough reason, so in the end, it’s you who will decide on that.
That’s it for this time, thanks for checking out my Logitech G Pro X Superlight review, if you have any question feel free to hit me in the comments section of my YouTube video listed above, you can contact me via my social media channels!