I’m starting this post out with a disclosure so that you know I am partnered with Logitech G. It is important for me to note that I currently use a Logitech G PRO mouse for gaming. I was using a G502 wireless before that. I moved to the PRO because I wanted something smaller and lighter. The PRO has been exactly what I was looking for and I was very happy with my mouse. However, when the PRO X SUPERLIGHT launched I was itching to give it a go:
The Logitech G team sent me the PRO X SUPERLIGHT to try out and see if I wanted to make the swop to the lighter mouse. I thought I’d document my experience:
Out the box
I don’t know what I was expecting. I’d seen pictures of the Pro X SUPERLIGHT but I was still so surprised to see it out the box. The model I was sent was white, but it looked exactly like my current Pro. The grips underneath were a little different but overall the mouse looked exactly the same. When you picked it up though, you could feel the difference. The Pro X SUPERLIGHT weighs less than 63 grams. That’s about a 25% weight reduction compared to the PRO mouse I use. The weight of the mouse actually throws you off, because it is so light it doesn’t feel the way you expect a mouse to feel. More like its shell. Just holding it had my mind slightly confused. I mentioned the different in the grips underneath and this is because the PRO X SUPERLIGHT has zero-additive PTFE feet, to help with glide.
Set up was relatively easy, I popped out the USB connector, plugged in the mouse and off we went. There is a charger in the box. Once plugged in it is a pretty straight forward plug and play scenario. G Hub simply synced my current mouse settings to the PRO X SUPERLIGHT so I didn’t have to change anything.
The PRO X SUPERLIGHT was designed with the input of various esports professionals from around the world and is powered by lightspeed, making it extremely fast even though it is wireless. It also uses a Logitech G Hero Sensor to ensure that it is fast, precise and consistent. I experienced all of that using the mouse. It does everything it says and it really reacts quick fast – amplified by how light it is. This mouse is ideal for a really tuned professional player who has extremely speedy reaction time and needs a mouse to keep up the pace.
Unfortunately, I am not that player. I struggled a bit with the speed of the mouse and the light weight, over shooting many a time and struggling a bit. The lightness of the PRO X SUPERLIGHT is the big selling factor and with good reason – it makes a huge difference in your play. I can’t fault this mouse. It is superb. But I struggled with it. This sounds absurd but I felt a bit “over moused”. I preferred the extra solid factor of my trusty PRO. My friends, who are far better FPS players than I, loved it though. They were obsessed with the SUPERLIGHT and couldn’t stop singing its praises. The battery lasts for days and the mouse really is as good as the marketing says. When it comes to personal preference it turns out I like a lighter weight mouse but not too light, however, I imagine a host of gamers would prefer even lighter – which is who the SUPERLIGHT would be ideal for.
For me, it wasn’t the right mouse, I’ll be sticking to my PRO for now. But if you want to up your game and are looking to take your competitive play to the next level then you definitely need to consider the SUPERLIGHT.
It is available at most good retailers in South Africa and will cost around R2799.
Disclosure: I was sent the Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT to try out, not to keep.
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