Two years after the release of the first G Pro Wireless of the name, Logitech decides to take the step of ultra-lightness by updating its flagship model. Let’s discover the Logitech G Pro X Superlight gaming mouse.
The mouse gamer Logitech G Pro X Superlight arrives in a very competitive market and will have a lot to do to take over from its big sister which has established itself as a real benchmark since its release in 2018.
Offered for around 150 euros when it was released, this new model uses the same chassis as the first version and makes some more or less significant concessions to reach a featherweight of only 63 grams. It remains to be seen if the formula is still so convincing!
An air of deja vu and some frustrations
Reusing shapes that work is a constant in the gaming mouse market. We recently made the observation with the Aerox 3 Wireless from SteelSeries and this statement is just as true for the G Pro X Superlight which uses the same design as the G Pro Wireless.
We therefore find this same popular ovoid shape and covered with a matte black plastic very soft to the touch. Despite its very simple shape, the Pro X Superlight keeps its premium appearance and only its lightness (63 grams) will somewhat tarnish the board by giving the impression of a toy, common to all ultralight mice.
The domed rear of the upper shell nestles so very pleasant in the palm of the hand and makes the mouse particularly comfortable. We also appreciate the absence of holes in this shelle which also shows the excellent work of Logitech to manage to achieve only 63 grams on the scale.
The two main buttons, separated from the rest of the chassis, encircle the prominent dial which is still so pleasant to use. The notches of the latter would have benefited from being a little more pronounced, but its soft and firm click at the same time catches things up a bit. Just behind, a very discreet LED indication lets you know the remaining battery level. It is also the only light element of this new model which does not therefore have no rgb lighting.
Despite its still symmetrical shape, the Pro X Superlight says goodbye to lefties since it has two additional buttons on its left edge only. Just like the two main clicks, these two buttons offer a well-marked click and fall perfectly under the thumb. The brand also says goodbye to the button dedicated to the change of DPI, which requires to manage these parameters directly within the pilot.
If Logitech therefore no longer provides additional buttons, we will find 4 self-adhesive grips to apply on the main clicks and mouse slices. A rather welcome addition that will improve the grip and the overall comfort of the field mouse. The set is also supplied with a small microfiber cloth to clean the mouse.
By glancing under the mouse, we discover the huge PTFE pads which should offer excellent glide to the whole. A small removable cap is also present and will allow on the one hand to house the dongle USB and add the charge sans-fil PowerPlay (sold separately) on the other hand. Note that a second cap, covered with a PTFE pad is also supplied in the box.
The USB dongle will connect to a USB port on our machine and can also be moved as close as possible to the mouse using the small adapter provided. The latter can obviously be connected using the USB cable of about 1.8 meters provided.
This cable alone crystallizes two of the major flaws of this new mouse. Starting with its quality, rather mediocre and light years from what the competition offers. We end up here with a vulgar rubber cable, where we are used to finding ultralight braided cables.
Worse yet, Logitech uses again and again a micro USB port for charging and connecting the mouse. As a reminder, we are talking about a high-end model, sold for 150 euros when it was released and we are in 2020. It is time for Logitech to make an effort on this point, because most of its competitors have switched to the USB type C and this, on much less expensive models.
In summary, this Logitech G Pro X Superlight offers ergonomics and a half-hearted design. We keep the excellent ergonomic frame associated with an impressive lightness. On the other hand, we lose the ambidextrous aspect of the field mouse, the RGB lighting and we regret that the brand does not jump the step of USB type C on such an expensive peripheral.
The G Hub pilot at the rendezvous
It’s time to relaunch the Logitech G Hub driver to customize all aspects of the mouse. In the absence of integrated RGB lighting, the interface is rather succinct with only two different tabs. The first of these two tabs is dedicated to assigning buttons that can be configured with many functions ranging from mouse clicks, keyboard keys or even recordable macros in the software.
We will also note the presence of the “Selector G” function which allows a second function to be assigned to each button when a specific key is pressed. This is a feature that we find in different manufacturers (under different names of course).
The second tab is dedicated to mouse performance management. We can define 5 different sensitivity levels depending on the uses and you must choose a mouse button to switch between them. The switch can also be done manually within the pilot.
As always, all the settings mentioned above can be saved in profiles to be associated with our games or applications. Thus, the mouse settings will adapt to all situations whether in game or in creative applications for example. Good point: 5 of these profiles can be saved in the internal memory mouse to enjoy it without the Logitech application.
Finally, the G Hub home page also displays the battery level of the mouse and also sends a notification when it reaches a critical level. In short, Logitech’s software solution is still just as simple and efficient and allows you to manage the different aspects of the mouse without the hassle.
Efficient, that’s it
As a reminder, the “Pro X” range from Logitech G intends to offer what is best for competitive use. The Pro X Wireless headphones that we tested a few weeks ago are also a perfect example. The Pro X Superlight is no exception to the rule and offers an optical sensor capable of mounting up to over 25,000 DPI. Let’s get on well, this is absolutely useless, but this sensor is very efficient in practice.
During these few days of testing, the latter lived up to our expectations with a tracking very precise at low sensitivity. No stall was observed and it easily coped with the accelerations necessarily induced by use on competitive tracks.
Likewise, the wireless connection showed no signs of weakening. As often it is difficult to perceive a real latency compared to a wired connection and that’s good. In our opinion, the freedom provided by the absence of a cable is a real game-changer.
It is no longer a secret, light mice are particularly agile and tend to be forgotten once in hand. Things are no different, and the mouse moves easily on a classic fabric mat. Note on the other hand that it makes more friction noises than some of its competitors. It’s a detail, but it seemed important to us to point it out. The various buttons, each as responsive as the next, complete the excellent general performance of the Pro X Superlight.
Autonomy side, Logitech announces no less than 70 hours away from the power. In practice, we did not charge the mouse out of the box and were able to use it for 4 full days before passing the 20% battery mark. Suffice to say that its autonomy is amply sufficient and it will suffice to connect it for a few tens of minutes to regain a little autonomy. Fast charging via USB type C could still have made things better here …
Price and availability of the Logitech G Pro X Superlight mouse
The Logitech G Pro X Superlight mouse is available for pre-order at the recommended price of 149 euros, for an arrival during the month of December 2020.