In late 2018 Logitech introduced their G Pro Wireless gaming mouse which for the first time showed that lightweight mice could be wireless. Weight was just starting to take off with enthusiasts and Logitech was quick to innovate on the wireless side. At the time I was already sporting the G703 with their PowerPlay mousepad that wirelessly charges so the move to a mouse that is similar in shape to what I prefer that would be lighter weight and wireless was a no-brainer. Even with all of the other mice that have come into the office, on my main PC, I always end up back using the G Pro Wireless. So when rumors of a new lighter weight model starter to take off I couldn’t wait. Well, I finally got my hands on the new Pro X Superlight and I can see what all has changed.

Product Name: Logitech Pro X Superlight

Review Sample Provided by: Logitech

Written by: Wes Compton

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Specifications

Color Options

Black or White

Sensor

Hero 25K

Resolution

100 – 25,600 DPI

Max. acceleration

> 40G

Max. speed

> 400 IPS

Acceleration

Zero smoothing/acceleration/filtering

Dimensions

Height: 125.0 mm (4.92 in)

Width: 63.5 mm (2.50 in)

Depth: 40.0 mm (1.57 in)

Weight

<63 g (<2.2 oz)

Powerplay

POWERPLAY compatible

Buttons

5 buttons

Gliders

No-additive PTFE Feet

Onboard Memory

Yes

Microprocessor

32-bit ARM

USB report rate

1000 Hz (1ms)

Battery Life

Constant motion: 70h

Requirements

USB port

Windows® 8 or later, macOS® 10.11 or later

Internet access for optional software download

Warranty

2-Year Limited Hardware Warranty

 


Packaging

Logitech has been very consistent with their packaging for years now. They have a flat black background for all of their gaming products and on the front, they put the Pro X name on the flat black with a gloss black so it is visible but not in your face. A picture of the mouse itself takes up most of the front which in this case is white which stands out a lot. Then up top in blue they have the Pro Superlight branding and the Logitech Gaming logo down at the bottom. Rather than pack the back of the box with fluff or pictures, they have “Keep Playing” in the middle in white and blue then less visible they have a few of the key features in a gloss black. I dig that this no BS way of doing things, they don’t have descriptions or marketing talk. They just say hey it has Lightspeed, is less than 63 grams, has the Hero 25K sensor, has no filtering smoothing or acceleration, and they use PTFE. The downside to this is that frankly someone who isn’t an enthusiast isn’t even going to know why any of those things are important. But that just shows who this mouse is targeted at. They did slip more information on the side as well which has a FULL specification listing and icons that reiterate some of the things on the back as well as show support for powerplay wireless charging.

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When you take the cover off of the box Logitech has the Pro Superlight right at the top in a small formed plastic tray. They use this on all of their mice, so this isn’t anything new but I like the presentation. Up under that you can pull the tray out and find a few of the accessories included. Being a wireless mouse it does come with a charging cable which is the standard Logitech cable. It is sleeved and has their Micro-USB “winged” plug on the other end. The winged plug helps protect the connection with the two extra prongs and Logitech has been using that same cable on all of their gaming mice so it is the same cable your old mouse most likely used and what the powerplay mousepad uses as well for easy swapping. For documentation, they have a bag with a setup guide and a paper with warranty/safety information. They also include a large Logitech G logo sticker as well.

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For accessories, along with the cord I already mentioned you get what looks like a sticker sheet. These are precut grip tape. Grip tape is another trend in the mouse enthusiast communities. They have been cutting up grip tape and as the name implies it is used to get a better grip on the mouse. It might seem like a small addition but to order a set like this precut for the mouse you may spend around $10. Having them include it is a “nice touch”. There is a cloth to clean the mouse up. Then the puck at the end replaces the included aperture door on the bottom of the mouse with one that has a PTFE foot on it. I think they didn’t just default to this configuration because it does add weight to the mouse. Having the option is great, sadly for me I use a powerplay charger which means I can’t even use it. Maybe the next powerplay will come with PTFE on its adapter.

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Photos and Features

The Pro X Superlight is available in two color options. You can get it in black like the original G Pro Wireless or white like the version I am looking at today. It is shaped a lot like the FK1 or the Sensei which are mice that I love and the overall shape is ambidextrous although the Superlight did take some of the ambidextrous capabilities away when compared to the original G Pro Wireless. Shape wise it is exactly like the original G Pro Wireless. Styling wise, I love that Logitech keeps this one simple without any crazy accents to give the mouse a “unique” look, and even though this is targeted towards enthusiasts who want a lightweight mouse they didn’t go with holes in the housing. I’ll talk about it more later, but that has to be the most impressive part about this mouse is they manage to focus on lightweight while still being wireless which the battery for a wireless mouse always adds a lot of weight and they did it with a full housing. Imagine the same mouse but wired and holes cut out all over the place.

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The size of a mouse is important, especially when most companies aren’t offering the same shape in different sizes to help match different sized hands. The Pro X Superlight is 125mm long and 63.5mm wide which is wider than an FK1 and wider than the Razer Viper but also a little bit shorter as well. Its length is shorter both as well which is what makes it feel a little smaller. Then for its height, it is 40mm tall which is taller than those mice. For reference, the Razer Deathadder is 127.0 mm x 61.7 mm x 42.7 mm and the Logitech G703 which might be the Logitech mouse that best fits my mid/large hand size is 124 mm x 68 mm x 43 mm. That extra width and height, especially because both focus the height up in the palm area make those mice feel much larger.

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Starting up on the top of the Superlight you can see that ambidextrous which curves in on both sides nearly the same. I say nearly because they did change one side a little and you can see it from the top but I will get into that here in a minute. The top has the two triggers that run almost all the way to the halfway point with the scroll wheel in between. There is a small pinhole LED behind the triggers that is used as a battery indicator light. Then up under your palm, it has the Logitech G logo in silver in the same location that the G Pro Wireless had it. A big change with this model however is they have dropped the RGB lighting that was behind that logo as well as cutting that status LED down to one. The scroll wheel has the same design as before which has an aluminum wheel that has been machined out to keep it as lightweight as possible with a rubber grip on top with horizontal lines molded into it for grip. When taking pictures of the Superlight I had my original G Pro Wireless out and was curious how much wear the old rubber had seen so I took comparison shots. I think if that was a tire I might get pulled over for having that little of tread left lol. Like I said I used it anytime I wasn’t testing another mouse, which is a lot. My biggest concern on the top however was which switch that Logitech went through. I’ve had multiple issues with switches dying on my G703 (twice) and the G Pro Wireless as well and I ended up just taking it apart and replacing the switches myself in the end. So I was really happy to see that the 50 million click Omron switches weren’t used. They went with the 20 million click white Omrons which should be less likely to have the double clicking issue.

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So on the right side, the G Pro Wireless had the same two side buttons as the left side. But the Pro X Superlight drops those for weight. This kills off official ambidextrous support meaning this is only an ambidextrous shaped mouse. They did slip in a little bit of branding as well with the Superlight model name along the bottom here which I think looks good.

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Speaking of that ambidextrous shape, the view from the front and back do show that same shape from both sides. The back doesn’t have really anything else going on other than the overhand which shows just a tiny bit of the black bottom contrasting the white housing. On the front, you can see the charging connection. It is still a Micro USB plug which I would love to see a change to Type-C as most other products are moving that way. It has that winged shape cut into the front to help the included cord lock into place to protect the USB connection from failing. When plugged in the mouse does also run as a full wired device which is nice if you run into any interference at a LAN for example.

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The left side of the Superlight is back to the same shape including the two side buttons as the G Pro Wireless. If you look closely you can see that the mouse does have a slight coke bottle shape which gets skinny in the middle where the front and back are wider. But it also has a similar effect from the top to bottom which gives a small dip just under the side buttons and a lip at the button height that helps a little with grip. The mouse itself has a texture similar to a satin paint so you can’t count on the overall grip being high but the shape does help, at least from my experience with the original. This is also why Logitech included grip tape as well for those who need more.

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On the bottom of the Pro X Superlight, there are a few different aspects that have changed. The overall shape of the gliders has changed as well as the move to pure PTFE. The bottom used to be three one-inch gliders is now a ¾ circle that goes around the insert. This is held in place with magnets and is what you swap out to use Logitech's PowerPlay wireless charging. They also use this space as a place to hide the USB dongle. They also included that second insert with the Superlight that has a full circle of PTFE if you need more surface area. Speaking of more surface area, under the triggers they ramped things up going from a small line to covering the entire area. PTFE doesn’t last as long as some other options, so having more surface area like this helps with its lifespan. Then in the center, the sensor still has a ring around it as well that helps keep it from dragging and also helps collect cat hair if you have cats near your desk. The center still has an on/off switch like before and the other side is now where you will find the branding. I like that they hide all of the required information up in the covered hole as well. Then for the sensor, the Superlight gets the same sensor that Logitech recently upgraded the G Pro Wireless to, their Hero 25k. The upgrade from Hero 16K to 25K was a firmware update that went out to all of the 16K mice. The Hero sensor has been a solid performing sensor from its introduction. It is optical and “flawless”. I also like that even with the change to 25k which in my opinion is overkill, they have been great about not touching acceleration or smoothing, in fact they have been proud of it and putting exactly that right on the back of the box.

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Here is the included wireless dongle as well as the cable adapter. The dongle itself is small and would hardly stick out of your USB plug. I love that it has the Pro X branding on it so if you have more than one wireless device you won’t get them confused. The larger adapter is just designed to be able to plug into the cord. This allows you to get the dongle up on your desk closer to the mouse. Then if you need to charge you unplug this and plug the cord into the mouse and keep going. For wireless, the Superlight uses Logitech’s lightspeed which is tuned for low latency and has been around and reliable for years now.

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I did get the new Pro X Superlight out next to the original G Pro Wireless so everyone could see the difference. You can also see the long term wear that the outside finish will get. You eventually wear the slight satin finish and have glossy plastic but there isn’t a paint or anything that you wear off. You can see the removed side buttons and especially the changes in the gliders on the bottom of the mouse.

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The original G Pro Wireless set the standard in lightweight mice for a while, especially when it comes to wireless mice. But below you can see the improvement in overall weight that the Superlight has seen. Removing the side buttons and dropping RGB lighting helped. But Logitech also changed some of the design inside to cut out weight where they could as well. Overall our G Pro Wireless ends up at 82 grams where the Superlight is 61 grams. That is a reduction of 25%.

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Performance

For testing the Logitech Pro X Superlight I swapped it out with my G Pro Wireless and used it with my work as well as gaming to get a feel for the changes. Because I already run the PowerPlay I didn’t need to get out the included charging cable or the USB dongle. Setting it up with the PowerPlay is easy, you need to swap out the puck on the bottom. Then with your old mouse in the software disconnect the mouse. Then you power the old one off and make sure the superlight is off then turn it on. The powerplay picks it up right away and you are off to the races.

So comfort is key when it comes to the performance of a mouse and the Pro X Superlight has the exact same shape as the G Pro Wireless that I already use daily. So switching to it wasn’t a problem at all. But as I mentioned in the previous section the shape is ambidextrous and is close to the Sensei or FK1 and is smaller than mice like the G703 and the Deathadder. If you have a medium-sized hand I think it will fit well, but people with a large hand may want something a little larger. For me my thumb lands right at the middle between the two side buttons and the back of my wrist sits on the mouse pad and under my knuckles sits at the peak of the mouse which is how I like to hold the mouse.

The new lighter weight is noticeable right away when using the Pro X Superlight but it is the combination of that and the PTFE gliders that make it feel light and nimble when moving it around. A lower weight helps with quicker movement and it also means less strain in the long term. As someone who picks my mouse up often it also means it is easier to hang on to when you lift it which isn’t something you think of until you compare between two mice of the same shape like the Superlight and the G Pro Wireless.

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As for the 20 million click Omron switches, I cant attest to how they last long term. But I am loving the solid click that they have. As for the Hero 25K sensor, the tracking doesn’t have any noticeable flaws or issues. Logitech is correct in saying that they aren’t adding any acceleration or deceleration. The same goes for smoothing. The Hero 25K has a max tracking speed of over 400 IPS which is great. The other aspect of the Hero sensors is their power usage which as a wireless mouse is hugely important. Logitech removing the lighting also helps with the overall battery life but here is the breakdown. The G Pro Wireless had a battery life of 40 hours with lighting on and 60 with it off. The Superlight has a total battery life of 70 hours of constant motion. So even on top of not having lighting, it has gained an extra 10 hours of life, most likely from sensor improvements. Of course, running the PowerPlay that battery life isn’t important. The PowerPlay keeps the Superlight at 80% charge all of the time without a wire between the two.

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As for the software, the Pro X Superlight uses the same Logitech G hub that all of their gaming lineup uses. Which means that when you open it up you will have a list of all of the Logitech gaming products you have hooked up showing that you can pick from. In my case that is the Superlight and the powerplay. You can then click between them to open up their settings.

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The Pro X Superlight only has two pages of options because it doesn’t have any RGB lighting to worry about. So the first tab on the left is the assignments tab. This has a picture of the Superlight on the right with lines going to each programable button. That includes the two triggers, the two side buttons, and the middle click in the scroll wheel. The scroll wheel doesn’t have side-to-side buttons, just like the G Pro Wireless. Then from there on the left, they have all of the options listed which include every keyboard key, macros, windows commands, system actions like opening programs, and anything else you can imagine.

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If you want to make Macros Logitech has made it simple as well. When you start to make one they ask right at the start what type you need. This lets you set it up to not repeat if you hold the button, to repeat as long as you have the button pressed, to toggle on and off each time the button is pressed, and you can create a sequence which each button press does the next action. You can record keystrokes to make the macro or go in and input each individually which includes actions, emotes, system actions, and even opening up programs. You can also add in delays between different actions if needed.

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The second tab back on the main software is the sensitivity page. This is where you can change DPI settings. As we know the Hero 25K sensor goes all the way up to 25600 DPI but you can select any DPI in between in increments of 50. By default, the software is setup with five DPI settings that you can flip between but I prefer to remove all of the extra speeds so I don’t accidentally switch to one in the middle of anything important. In this picture I still have one of the extra options in white then the yellow is the default. You can also set the report rate for the mouse itself which defaults to 1000Hz.

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Overall and Final Verdict

Over the past 5 years, we have seen a huge shift in Logitech’s direction when it comes to mice. They have been working closely with esports pros and they have their ear to the ground when it comes to mouse enthusiasts. The original G Pro Wireless was a great example of this being their first real focus on weight and following the trend of simplifying their mouse shapes like the rest of their pro lineup. Between then and now Logitech has continued improving their Hero sensors and I think with the move to Omron 20 million click white switches may have the double click issues handled. The Pro X Superlight is based on the G Pro Wireless and has the same shape which I love. But it is the smaller details that make a big difference. Dropping RGB lighting isn’t a loss at all and adding that with the removed right side buttons has dropped the weight down 25%, putting the Superlight in the same range as some wired mice that are covered in holes to keep the weight down. Without any of the downsides of all of the holes.

The enthusiast-focused additions like the PTFE gliders are great and save money for those who were already upgrading to PTFE. The same goes for the included precut grip tape. This allows people who had no idea that grip tape was a thing to finally experience it and people who were already buying it save $10.

There weren’t many issues with the Pro X Superlight. My note in the cons below about Type-C is a nitpick, but I would love to see Logitech start to move to Type-C connections just to lower the number of cables people need at their desk. Imagine charging your mouse up with the same cable you charge your phone. I also would love to see a Superlight mouse that is a touch bigger. It could just be a larger version of this shape or something like the G703.

The Pro X Superlight has an MSRP of $149.99 which is the same as the launch MSRP of the G Pro Wireless. The original has dropped down to $129 with this now taking the flagship role. At $149 the Superlight isn’t cheap. For comparison the Glorious Model O Wireless is half that, the Aerox 3 Wireless is $99. Those options use holes to get lightweight so they aren’t exactly directly comparable. The most direct competition would be the Viper Wireless which Razer has the same price as the Superlight and is 13 grams heavier. The other big issue with the Pro X Superlight right now is availability. Like a lot of other PC components this year, they are hard to find and people have been scalping and selling them for more.

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Author Bio
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You might call him obsessed or just a hardcore geek. Wes's obsession with gaming hardware and gadgets isn't anything new, he could be found taking things apart even as a child. When not poking around in PC's he can be found playing League of Legends, Awesomenauts, or Civilization 5 or watching a wide variety of TV shows and Movies. A car guy at heart, the same things that draw him into tweaking cars apply when building good looking fast computers. If you are interested in writing for Wes here at LanOC you can reach out to him directly using our contact form.

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