The most competitive gamers are always hunting for the lightest mice on the market. However, there are a plethora of choices when it comes to wireless gaming mice that don’t weigh a lot. In this Logitech G Pro X Superlight review, we’ll explore how this mouse compares to other contenders in this crowded space.
While the asking price may be steep, and the design may be plain, the Superlight just might surprise you yet.
- Dimensions – 12.5 x 4 x 6.35 cm
- Weight – 61 grams (0.13 lbs)
- Buttons – 5
- Switches – Omron 20M
- Sensor – Hero 25K
- Cable – USB-C to USB-A
- Connectivity – Wired or 2.4 GHz wireless
- Battery Life – 70 hours
Packaging & Contents
Just like with the rest of the product, the box the Superlight comes in is what you would expect from Logitech. Exactly to the point and providing what you need without the excess.
The box contains:
- The Logitech X Pro Superlight Mouse
- Wireless receiver
- Receiver extension adaptor
- USB-A to USB-C cable
- Optional grip stickers
- Optional aperture door
It is always ideal when premium products provide you with ways to make a device work to your preferences. The receiver extension adaptor and long cable are perfect examples of this. The adaptor makes getting settled in with the Superlight a lot easier, meanwhile, the cable is long enough to fit around any setup.
The grip stickers additionally give an optional tactile feel to gamers who find their hands slip off the mouse too easily. On that same note, the swappable aperture door acts as another foot under the mouse should you prefer a bit more drag. All of these come together to ensure your first impression of the Superlight is a good one.
At 61 grams, Logitech was not lying when they called this mouse the Superlight. Lighter than the impressive Fnatic BOLT, every twitch matters when you’re in the thick of an intense gameplay session. If you are looking for an even lighter wireless mouse, the Razer V2 Pro has the Superlight beat with its stunning 58-gram weight.
It’s a feat that Logitech has achieved the light weight of the aptly named Superlight without resorting to the honeycomb chassis on display by similar mice like the Genesis Zircon X. However, they have sacrificed a few things in the process. Practically anything that isn’t necessary has been axed. We’ll explore the potential shortcomings of this decision in the next section of our Logitech G Pro X Superlight review.
Function over form is the best way to describe the Superlight. Unlike similar wireless gaming mice, you’ll find no RGB lights, no colorful designs, and just 5 buttons. Of course, if you’re the type of person that doesn’t care about flash, then the Superlight’s absolute lack of flourish isn’t likely to bother you at all.
The Superlight is built well and, while being light, still retains an ideal amount of drag. With the DPI calibrated correctly, movements are accurate and snappy. While the design can easily be called boring, it works well and leaves very little room for complaint.
The Superlight’s Omron 20m buttons are reliable and crisp. On the front buttons, each click feels purposeful and pleasant. While the side buttons are easy to access, they don’t always feel as nice as their counterparts. There are never any issues when it comes to registering clicks, but they can sometimes feel loose. However, while immersed in a game, the issues with the side buttons aren’t something you’ll notice often.
The scroll wheel is responsive both in terms of scrolling and clicking. Its rubber is tactile and helps make scrolling feel more accurate. While not as tight as the aforementioned Razer Viper wheels, the Superlight still does an excellent job here.
User Experience & Sensor
The Superlight’s high-hump, flat-top shape makes it ideal for any type of grip. The one exemption here is a fingertip grip, which can make it difficult to tap the mouse’s side buttons. The benefit of a shape like this is that you will stay gripped to the mouse during quick movements. The downside is that it’s much more likely to cause your hand to cramp after long sessions.
The Superlight sports a removable aperture at the base of the mouse in which you can store the USB dongle to keep it safe. You can also use this section of the mouse to connect the Logitech PowerPlay, which is an optional mouse mat that essentially acts as a wireless charging mat for your device.
Included in the box is an optional aperture that essentially adds another rounded foot to the mouse. This isn’t necessary, as even without it, the Superlight slides accurately. But if you’re looking for slower movement, it goes a long way to make your experience better.
Like most of Logitech’s mice, the Superlight uses a Hero 25k sensor. As expected, it’s reliable, accurate, and, like the rest of the Superlight, does exactly what you want and nothing more.
With an impressive 70 hours of battery per charge, the Superlight isn’t going to let you down in the middle of a game. While you could purchase and use the PowerPlay mat to charge it while you play, that’s not the focus of this Logitech G Pro X Superlight review. The cable provided does a good enough job here. Allowing you to play and charge without any fuss. Its long length makes sure you don’t feel restricted when you’re wired in, which is a necessity in this regard.
The Superlight’s 2.4 GHz wireless functionality is practically flawless, which is expected considering how much the mouse costs. The usual problems with wireless functionality, such as stutters and latency, aren’t present here. You can use the Superlight in confidence, knowing that it will register your reactions well, even if you have an unusual computer setup.
The Superlight functions straight out of the box with no additional software required. However, if you want to fully customize the mouse, you will need to download the Logitech G-Hub program.
G-Hub is well-designed and easy to navigate. The best feature in the suite is the accurate DPI tweaker. Giving you the power to set your DPI in increments of 50, you can easily achieve the perfect feel for whatever game you’re playing.
You can also reprogram every mouse button and even use the G-Shift function to swap assignment profiles on the fly. With some learning, you can essentially use your mouse as if it has a dozen buttons. While not perfect in the heat of battle, during downtime, or between games, you can easily swap the sets without tabbing out.
Unfortunately, this function only applies to mouse assignments. If you want to swap between set DPI profiles, you’ll have to go back into G-Hub properly. This at best feels like a missed opportunity, and at worse is downright annoying.
Should you buy the Logitech X Pro Superlight?
The Superlight’s incredibly low latency makes it perfect for playing intense shooters like Call of Duty: Warzone or CS:GO. This, coupled with its light weight, makes it a brilliant peripheral for very competitive gamers. The overall lack of buttons makes more ability-heavy games like Final Fantasy 14 less ideal, but outside of that, it plays very well with MMOs.
Not only does the Superlight excel with games, but it also functions well in professional duties. The biggest benefit of the muted design is that you can easily use this mouse in an office environment. The reliable scroll wheel makes gliding around spreadsheets a breeze, and nobody is going to bat an eye at its shape.
The Superlight isn’t a mouse you can use to show off with. It does exactly what it says on the tin and not much else. While this would otherwise be an easy recommendation, at its current price, there are many other wireless gaming mice, like the aforementioned Fnatic BOLT, that are equally as good and won’t break your wallet. While other mice will likely be heavier than the Superlight, you have to ask yourself if shaving off a couple of grams is worth adding so much expense.
This is a perfect mouse for somebody who wants a light peripheral that works well with most applications and environments. For those competitive gamers that want to play without any distractions, the Logitech Pro X Superlight is worth looking into. For everybody else, it’s worth looking elsewhere.