Trawl the internet for a moment and you’ll find that Logitech’s G Pro Wireless gaming mouse dominates not just ‘best Logitech mouse’ and ‘best wireless gaming mouse’ lists, but also ‘best gaming mouse’ lists, full-stop.
Its successor, the Logitech G Pro X Superlight, targets a smaller market niche than the G Pro, but shares many of its older sibling’s virtues and adds a couple of its own.
The G Pro X Superlight brings the G Pro’s unique, simplistic, high-quality design to a ‘super light’ shell, competing with other ultra-light gaming mice like the Glorious Model O. But while light mice like the Model O often have holes spattered across their backs, Logitech’s G Pro X Superlight sports a full, sturdy shell.
Perhaps most importantly, it brings the G Pro’s revered chassis design, top-class sensor, and flawless wireless connectivity to the ultra-light gaming mouse market. Achieving all of this doesn’t come without sacrifice, though, as is reflected by its hefty price tag.
|Dimensions||125mm (H) x 63.5mm (W) x 40mm (D)|
|Weight||<63g (including G PowerPlay puck)|
|Max CPI (DPI)||25,600|
|Max polling rate||1,000Hz (1ms report rate)|
|Buttons||5 (including wheel)|
|G Hub compatible||Yes|
Logitech’s G Pro X Superlight boasts much of what made the G Pro Wireless special, such as its HERO 25K sensor and 1ms report rate. On top of this, it also offers an extra 10 hours of battery life beyond what the G Pro Wireless was capable of even with RGB turned off.
It also sacrifices a couple of things, however, such as a CPI button and two removable buttons on either side of the mouse – there are only two fixed buttons on the Superlight, which makes it a no-go for lefties who need buttons on the right side of the mouse. But these sacrifices are all worth it for one reason: its ultra-light weight.
G Pro Superlight Weight
If you’re considering Logitech’s G Pro X Superlight, you likely care about how light your mouse is, and the Superlight doesn’t disappoint on this front. Until this mouse hit the market, the flagship for ultra-light gaming mice was the Glorious Model O, which weighs in at 67g.
The Superlight runs rings around this, weighing in at under 63g even when using Logitech’s PowerPlay puck for connecting to a Logitech G PowerPlay wireless charging mousepad. And if you’re not connecting to a PowerPlay pad, this should shave even more grams off the top, too.
Considering its stellar build quality and lack of shell holes, not to mention its perfect wireless connectivity, the Logitech G Pro X Superlight must have invoked magic to achieve such a light weight. It’s unquestionably the new flagship for ultra-light gaming mice.
Design and Build Quality
Logitech’s G Pro Wireless gaming mouse showed what top-tier build quality means for a gaming mouse, and its successor, the G Pro X Superlight, honours the heritage. Sleek and minimalistic, the Superlight looks understated but classy – if you’re looking for garish RGB, this probably isn’t the mouse for you. Its only accents are found on the inside of its scroll wheel, in the small logo on its back, and in the ‘Superlight’ text printed on its side.
Whatever sorcery went into slimming the G Pro down to its Superlight form, its chassis and shell has remained incredibly sturdy and gives no sign of bending under pressure. Its body is matte plastic, which hasn’t shown even a lick of wear after a month of heavy use, and it comes with grip that can be applied to the sides for more traction should its matte surface prove too slippery. Its buttons and scroll wheel stay firmly in place, too.
When I first placed my hand on Logitech’s G Pro X Superlight – unlike with the G502 Lightspeed, which took a little getting used to – I was at home. The Superlight, just like the original G Pro Wireless, is built in such a way as to be instantly comfortable for most hand sizes and grip styles.
Its matte surface is grippy enough for easy flicks, and smooth enough to remain comfortable. Its left- and right-mouse buttons give a satisfying click when pressed, its scroll wheel is smooth but responsive, and while its side-buttons felt a little squishy at first, my thumb quickly got used to them. It suits my hybrid claw-palm grip perfectly, and other Superlight users online suggest that it suits their palm, claw, and fingertip grips just fine, too.
The Superlight’s main comfort feature, though, is its light weight, which makes using it – whether for gaming or anything else – a breeze. After gaming with this mouse for a couple of hours, I forgot that it was there. If you’re gaming competitively then your mouse is your weapon, and you want to become one with it. The Superlight delivers this Samurai-esque oneness better than any other mouse I’ve tried.
Given its G Pro Wireless lineage, it’s no surprise that the Superlight offers superb gaming performance. Its HERO 25K sensor is well known for its stellar tracking, and its no-additive PTFE feet feel almost as good as third-party HyperGlides.
Most importantly, the Superlight’s light weight is perfect for competitive gaming. Providing it’s paired with a good mousepad, it glides over hard and soft surfaces effortlessly, while allowing for pinpoint control and accuracy. Its left- and right-mouse buttons also require just enough force for actuation to prevent accidental clicks. In my own experience, using the mouse was comfortable while gaming even after a multiple hour stretch of CSGO.
The Superlight’s only drawback on the gaming front is its lack of DPI button, meaning DPI adjustments can’t be done on the fly and must instead be done via Logitech’s G Hub software. This software is easy to use and should be utilised for the best experience with the mouse – for instance, as soon as I booted G Hub, it offered me a firmware upgrade for the Superlight.
Despite having to sacrifice some features for its ultra-light weight, Logitech’s G Pro X Superlight offers a great deal above and beyond its ‘super light’ status, great build quality, and flagship gaming performance.
Its first and most obvious feature is its Lightspeed wireless capability. Connecting via Lightspeed Wireless USB is instant: simply plug in the small USB dongle, turn on the mouse, and it’s up and running without even a hint of latency.
What’s more, the Superlight is compatible with Logitech’s G PowerPlay wireless charging mousepad. If you own a PowerPlay mousepad, all you need to do is swap out the mouse’s default puck with a PowerPlay one and remove that Superlight USB dongle from your PC. Place the mouse on top of your PowerPlay pad to connect, and you’ll never have to worry about charging your Superlight again – this will happen automatically while it sits on top of the mousepad.
If you don’t own a Logitech G PowerPlay mousepad, however – or if you’d rather use one of the lighter pucks, such as the one it comes packaged with that has a PTFE undercoat – you shouldn’t worry too much about charging. The Superlight has a 70hr battery life, which bore out in my own testing. Realistically, even with heavy usage, this will mean you should only need to charge the mouse once a week using its included micro-USB cable which charges it quickly.
Verdict: Perfect for Competitive Gamers
Our rating: 9.5/10
Logitech’s G Pro X Superlight delivers everything that I expected and more. Its primary allure is its ‘super light’ weight, which is perfect for competitive gaming. But it’s trimmed this weight seemingly without sacrificing anything on the build quality and comfort front, all while offering a staple Logitech Lightspeed wireless experience and superb battery life.
All of this comes at a price, however. Its MSRP is $159.99 (£139.99), although it can often be found for cheaper when on offer. Is it worth this price? If you’re into competitive gaming, I think the answer is undoubtedly yes.
This is, in my opinion, the best mouse for competitive gaming on the market by far, thanks to its light weight, top-tier sensor, wireless connectivity, and unrivalled comfort. When gaming competitively, you want to forget that there’s a mouse under your fingertips, and the Superlight delivers this experience in spades.
If you’re not into competitive gaming, you need to decide whether you value lightweight comfort more than versatility and features. If you need an ambidextrous mouse, or one with multiple buttons, or if you’d like a mouse with RGB, then the Superlight isn’t for you. But if you care more about that zen, ‘Am I using a mouse at all, or perhaps telekinesis?’, ultra-lightweight feeling, then the Superlight pips the competition by delivering all this in a premium body without a holey shell.
This mouse would get a 10/10 if it could also offer firmer side buttons, a CPI button, USB-C charging, and more buttons. But for its target market—the competitive gamer—it’s damn near perfect.