Review: Is The Logitech G PRO X Superlight The Gaming Mouse To Beat?
It feels like a mouse before you add a battery; except there are no batteries to be added
It’s been a while since Logitech’s all-new, lightweight gaming mouse was launched in the US, and now he Logitech G PRO X Superlight finally keeps its date with India. Logitech has targeted this mouse at eSports pros and has equipped it with what it calls ‘next-gen, pro-grade wireless technology’. Aside from a raft of gaming-friendly features, Logitech is betting big on the PRO X Lightweight’s featherlight form factor. Is this reason enough to pay a hefty premium for this slinky mouse?
Design: Hitting all the right notes
The first thing you will notice is just how weightless this mouse feels in your hand. It feels like a mouse before you add a battery; except there are no batteries to be added. At 63gm, you’re unlikely to find a lighter gaming mouse, and it is about 25 percent lighter than the Logitech G Pro wireless mouse. The retail box includes a lightspeed wireless adapter, a charging cable, receiver extension adapter, optional aperture door, grip tape and a cloth wipe. I, however, was puzzled to see a micro USB cable at a time when USB-C has become the standard. There’s a total of five buttons that includes a responsive scroll wheel and two buttons on the side that come in handy in shooting games. Logitech says that the left/right mouse buttons come with a click-tension system that enhances the consistency.
The Logitech G PRO X Superlight is built with PTFE feet for smooth movement over most surfaces. PTFE stands for polytetrafluoroethylene, a polymer of carbon and fluorine, and PTFE feet usually possess the lowest friction resistance allowing you to glide the mouse smoothly across surfaces. Logitech adds an optional aperture door with a PTFE surface for more easy movement. This mouse is powered by a 32-bit ARM microprocessor. Logitech claims a USB report rate of 1000 Hz. The USB polling rate here refers to how frequently your computer checks for signals from the mouse. Hertz corresponds to number of times per second. Most gaming mouses clock 500 Hz, the Logitech G PRO X Superlight clocks 1000Hz or 1000 times per second.
The Logitech G Pro X Superlight gaming mouse is equipped with the company’s Hero 25K sensor that supports 100 to 25,600dpi sensitivity. These settings and a whole bunch of customisations can be achieved with the companion app that we found very intuitive DPI specifically refers to the measurement of the speed at which a mouse cursor moves on-screen, in relation to the distance a user is moving the mouse.
Does it click?
I paired this with the wireless adapter with a Windows laptop and it worked seamlessly. It was fun to use this with my default test game – Asphalt 9. The lack of Bluetooth connectivity could be dampener for some buyers, but you do have the option of going wired or using the adapter for a wireless experience. Logitech claims a battery life of about 70 hours; we were unable to validate this claim during our test period but that effectively means that you can run this for days together without reaching out for the charger. This is one of the many features that makes this a compelling proposition. However, more than the features list, it’s the lightweight form factor of this mouse that impressed us the most.
The Logitech G PRO X Superlight costs Rs 13,595