Not to be outdone by manufacturers looking to make the lightest gaming mouse (like the recent 66-gram SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wireless), Logitech’s new G Pro X Superlight weighs less than 63 grams without the need for holes. Most other manufacturers kill honeycomb-shaped hole models from their mice to achieve less weight, while the latest Logitech are simple and smooth. It actually weighs about 63 grams, but if you remove the magnetic plate underneath, which covers the wireless USB receiver, the weight is reduced to 60 grams. The G Pro X Superlight will go on sale on December 3.
Superlight is a lighter version of Logitech̵
Apart from the differences in weight, there are several other tweaks that are worth knowing about. Superlight comes in a matte textured almost white finish in addition to an all-black finish that looks like G Pro Wireless. It looks and feels fantastic. The newer mouse has far fewer LEDs, which Logitech says helps reduce weight and increase battery life. The illuminated “G” logo near the palm is gone, as are the LEDs located near the scroll wheel to indicate DPI sensitivity. Now there is only one small LED and it only tells you about the battery status.
Not surprisingly, fewer LEDs lead to better battery life, but Logitech claims that this model can reach up to 70 hours of charging compared to 48 hours with G Pro Wireless.
Superlight has the same HERO 25,600 DPI sensor as the G Pro Wireless, so you can expect the same great performance here, but you can’t easily change the sensitivity of this mouse, as Logitech has turned off the DPI toggle button at the bottom of the G Pro Wireless. You will need to change it, along with profiles stored on the mouse, manually using the G Hub software.
Logitech also removed the modular, removable buttons from G Pro Wireless, which helped it achieve a true two-way design. Instead of supporting left- and right-handed gamers, Superlight is for right-handers only, with thumb buttons on the left end of the mouse.
On the underside of the Superlight, the PTFE legs are significantly larger than the G Pro Wireless. Logitech uses a “zero additive” material, which it says leads to a smoother glide on surfaces. The round magnetic plate that covers the section where you can store the USB wireless receiver is usually hard plastic, but in the box is a fully PTFE plate that can be replaced in its place. Logitech also offers a grip tape that can be glued to the mouse if you want a different texture. These are the changes I love the most.
For most people, the aforementioned SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wireless may be a better mouse to try. It’s not perfect, but it’s $ 100 and has USB-C charging (compared to Superlight’s Micro USB charging), with optional LEDs, dual Bluetooth and 2.4GHz connectivity. And on top of that, it has IP54 water resistance. Which gamer actually needs water resistance? Not many, I guess. However, it is difficult to argue for the more expensive Superlight when it comes to value, unless you are primarily focused on its minimalist design.