I can confidently say that the G Pro X Superlight outperforms any other mouse I’ve used for CSGO
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Logitech’s G Pro X Superlight is the successor of the popular G Pro Wireless that was released back in 2018. With a weight reduction of nearly 25%, the Superlight keeps up with the trend of lightweight gaming mice at an impressive 61g. This is achieved with a redesign of the original GPW, and two apparent changes are the lack of RGB and fixed side buttons as opposed to the ambidextrous design. Other notable improvements include virgin-grade PTFE feet and Omron 20M switches. I was stoked to see this mouse available in black and white, as the GPW was only available in black initially (Ghost Limited Edition was released in 2020). As expected, the G Pro X Superlight comes at a premium price tag, and right now you’ll have to fork out $150 for this beast.
On a personal note, I was extremely interested in this mouse ever since release, mainly because of that weight reduction. Over the past few months I’ve used quite a few mice that imitate the GPW design. The best one I could find was the G-Wolves Hati, and while I thoroughly enjoyed this mouse, it suffered from subpar shell quality and some minor cable drag. Take away the cable drag and subpar shell, and we theoretically have a perfect mouse. This is why the G Pro X Superlight was such an attractive prospect.
The weight of 61g seems almost too good to be true for a wireless mouse of this size, and I was apprehensive about the build quality. Somehow Logitech has managed to create a very sturdy shell, and there were absolutely no issues with bend, creaking or looseness. Some minor bend on the underside, but it’s not perceptible during actual use. The shell was actually one of the standout features of the Superlight. It doesn’t have that toy-like feel of some honeycomb mice, and I don’t think I will ever go back to the honeycomb shell.
I’m a big fan of this shape and it feels very natural with no exaggerated curves. This is a medium-sized mouse which will primarily accommodate medium to large hand sizes. I really think this shape is accessible for any grip style, especially fingertip and claw grip. Palm should work for small to medium hand sizes. This mouse was perfect for my fingertip/palm hybrid grip where I have a small area of the palm touching the mouse. My unit weighed 61g grams, and you can shave off a tiny bit of weight by removing the bottom cover. Without the disc I got a weight of 60 grams.
As far as switches, Logitech has changed to the 20M Omrons, and these are less prone to double clicks than the 50M version. The GPW was of course released with 50M Omrons, but Logitech did change to 20M on later batches. It’s still early days, but I haven’t seen many reports of double click issues with the Superlight, so it looks very promising. The Superlight offers a good clicking experience, and the Omrons have that characteristic light and thin feel. The primary buttons have medium travel and they’re nice and crisp. If I had to be nitpicky, there was a tiny bit of vertical play, and if you tap your finger on the buttons lightly you will notice the looseness. This wasn’t perceptible during general use, but ideally you want those primary buttons to be tighter. The side buttons are decent. There is a little bit of post-travel there, but it’s only noticeable when you press them hard. I quite liked the lower profile design on these, although it did take some getting used to at first. The scroll wheel has well-defined steps with a tactile feel. Sound-wise the Superlight is quite loud, especially the primary buttons.
The in-game performance of the G Pro X Superlight was mindblowingly good. The Hero 25K sensor was flawless and the tracking felt really crisp when playing CSGO. I was quite interested to see how these virgin-grade PTFE feet would perform, and they were actually really impressive once broken in. This is a definite improvement over the G Pro Wireless. Unless you are very picky about your mouse feet, I don’t think it’s necessary to do a replacement. The freedom of movement you get with wireless is really something you have to experience for yourself. Even though cables are becoming increasingly light and flexible, wireless is just something else. For me it’s also a mental thing, just knowing that there is no cable constraint gives me greater confidence to perform any kind of movement, whether I’m making micro adjustments when aiming or performing big swipes to change direction. I felt a noticeable speed boost with the Superlight, and I can confidently say that this outperforms any other mouse I’ve used for CSGO. It’s no surprise to see top CSGO players like s1mple and NiKo already using the G Pro X Superlight. Lightspeed technology gives you a report rate of 1ms, and the mouse felt very snappy and responsive, basically no different than wired There is also a receiver extension adapter if you need the receiver closer to the mouse.
So Logitech promises 70 hours of battery life, and that’s 70 hours of constant motion. At the time of this review, I had been using my unit for a week, and the battery life had only dropped by 50%. So you can expect anywhere from 1-2 weeks of battery life, depending on your usage The. Superlight is charged with a micro USB cable, and the connector features prongs that secures the cable to the mouse. It only takes about two hours for a full charge, and you can monitor the progress on G Hub. I wouldn’t really recommend gaming while it’s on charge, as the cable is quite bulky, but if you absolutely have to, it’s serviceable I guess. Even though the Micro USB didn’t bother me too much, I was expecting to see USB-C here, and the selection of Micro USB wasn’t very well received by the community.
The Superlight features a matte coating, and it has a kind of chalky feel. It felt nice and grippy, and there is grip tape if you’re having issues with the coating. I love the minimalistic look of this mouse. There are a few subtle aesthetic differences here, namely no RGB and only one LED indicator instead of three. There is no DPI button like on the GPW, so you’ll have to use G-Hub to change the DPI. While this isn’t an issue for me, it might not be so great for users who need on-the-fly DPI switching.
The G Hub software is very intuitive and functional. When you open the software you’re greeted with a window that displays the remaining battery life. You can get more detailed information by going into settings. Then you have your usual button remapping, which also includes Logitech’s G-Shift feature. G-Shift allows you to do an additional mapping for each button, which can then be accessed by holding the G-Shift key. This works like an Fn button on a keyboard. The problem for me was that you need to assign one of the mouse buttons to G-Shift, and I simply cannot sacrifice any of these buttons. I was hoping to use my keyboard, but sadly it’s only possible with Logitech keyboards. Would be nice to see compatibility with non-Logitech boards in the future. The DPI can be set in increments of 50, and the HERO 25K sensor can go up to a whopping 25600 DPI. I don’t know of anyone who actually plays at 25600DPI, but it shows the potential of this sensor. The HERO 25K is also the world’s first sensor that can accurately track movement at a sub-micron level, which is 1 millionth of a metre!
The G Pro X Superlight is undoubtedly the best mice I’ve ever used, and I expect to be using it as my main for some time to come. It is hard to justify spending $150 on a mouse, but if you’re very particular about your peripherals, this is easily worth it.