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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.