UP until recently, I was well and truly entrenched in the “wired mouse only” camp.
Having a cable made the device cheaper and the latency lesser, and while it wasn’t as attractive or transportable, I made do with the Logitech G502 Hero Gaming Mouse that has served me so well for the three years I’ve been using it.
This mindset changed however when I came across the Logitech G Pro X Superlight Wireless gaming mouse, a product that as its name suggests was wireless and shockingly lightweight – unlike its price tag (RRP AUD$279). Intrigued by the premise of the 63g Superlight and wanting to get rid of the cables that clutter my desk space, I thought I’d give it a try.
What is most noticeable when first playing around with the Superlight is just how light it is. Despite not sporting the honeycomb hole design like most lightweight mice on the market like the Steelseries Aerox 3 and HyperX Pulsefire Haste, the Logitech G Pro X Superlight somehow still manages to weigh in at only 63 grams – particularly impressive given its size and solid plastic design.
Despite its premium build, the Superlight is a rather simple mouse in both form and function. Available in black, white, and most recently pink, it features an easy to pick up ambidextrous design alongside a matte finish sporting the Logitech ‘G’ Logo.
The matte finish is reasonably grippy, but optional grip tape is included with the mouse if you feel the desire for a bit more grip. While I didn’t feel the need for that, I gave it a try anyway, and it does make the mouse noticeably stickier in hand. It definitely isn’t essential, but it’s a nice option to have.
After a few short hours handling the Superlight and playing some multiplayer matches of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Call of Duty: Black Ops for nostalgia’s sake, I fell in love with the agile and near weightless nature of the Superlight.
My other most commonly used mice, the Logitech G305 Wireless Mouse and the Logitech G502 Hero Wired Mouse felt particularly heavy at 97g and 120g respectively, to the point where they no longer felt as reliable to me as my trusty new Superlight. They fare just fine, but the comfort and lightweight nature of the Superlight made them hard to go back to.
You won’t be needing to charge it too often, with a battery life of roughly 70 hours, charged via a micro-USB cable. I would’ve liked the Superlight to get with the times and adopt USB-C instead of the relic that is Micro-USB, but it’s a minor complaint nonetheless.
While being light is nice, there are some things missing from the Superlight to allow for such noticeable weight reduction. Firstly, it doesn’t feature as many mappable buttons as some may want from a wireless mouse, with only two side buttons alongside the left and right click and scroll button.
Thankfully, the ability of these buttons can be enhanced by using the Logitech G Hub software (generally very useful have for anyone using Logitech products, too.)
Commands can be assigned to the buttons on the mouse, with two separate profiles allowing you to map two commands to each button with the ability to toggle between profiles. DPI settings can also be adjusted in the G Hub software, with the Hero 25K Sensor allowing a DPI of up to 25600 (a setting no sane person will ever use).
The other potential drawback for some is the lack of RGB lighting, something that will surely be disappointing to the gaming demographic who most love their products when they’re vomiting out as much LED lighting as possible. There is one single LED present in the mouse, with its colour denoting the current DPI setting of the mouse.
As to be expected from a high-end Logitech gaming product, the Pro X Superlight is an expensive mouse, with an RRP of AUD$279, although you can find it on sale for around AUD$209 with a bit of shopping around.
Despite the hefty price tag, I still feel that the Superlight is a product well worth the price of admission, as its simple yet sturdy design, lightweight nature and quality battery life make for one of the nicest and most reliable mice I’ve ever had the pleasure of using.
Whether you’re converting your gaming setup from wired to wireless or are simply looking for a snazzy new mouse to enhance your gaming ability, then the Logitech Pro X Superlight is the gaming mouse for you.
Written by: @GrumpyGoron