The Logitech G Pro X Superlight is rightly one of the best gaming mice and is insanely popular with FPS pros. This flagship Logitech gaming mouse has great latency performance, is featherlight, has great build quality, and its shape fits most hand sizes and grip styles. It doesn’t have many bells and whistles since the focus is on performance over all else. You won’t get RGB or a ton of buttons to customize, but you get some nice add-ons for performance, including grip tape and an extra PTFE foot to improve gliding performance. Of course, with all these added features and performance it’s not surprising that the Logitech G Pro X Superlight is expensive. The cost is justifiable for many gamers and is in line with the competition, but it’s an expensive gaming mouse.
Logitech G Pro X Superlight specs
If you prefer Razer gaming mice: The Razer Viper V2 Pro packs in similar high-end specs, including a high DPI sensor, durable switches, and a high polling rate. The main differences are that the Viper V2 Pro has a lower-profile shape and doesn’t have onboard storage for the USB receiver.
If you want performance at a cheaper price: The Logitech G Pro Wireless is the predecessor to the G Pro X Superlight. Both have the same shape, but the G Pro Wireless works for left and right-handed use with buttons on both sides. The G Pro Wireless is also slightly heavier (though still light) and has a lower advertised battery life. But these sacrifices may be worth it for some gamers who want a cheaper gaming mouse that still performs well.
If you want a lighter gaming mouse: The Pulsar Xlite V2 weighs less than the G Pro X Superlight. The Pulsar model achieves this weight reduction with slits on top of the mouse. You’ll also get a similar high-profile shape, though the Xlite V2 is more ergonomically shaped. The Xlite V2 has slightly lower-end specs, including a lower DPI, but is still a great fast gaming mouse. Both models have the same advertised battery life.
Unsurprisingly, the namesake feature of the Logitech G Pro X Superlight is its featherlight 63-gram weight. This weight leads to snappy performance in fast-paced titles, particularly when aiming in first-person shooters, and reduces fatigue over longer sessions.
The weight is also impressive for two reasons. First off, wireless gaming mice tend to be heavier than comparable wired models with the addition of a rechargeable battery. Secondly, the Logitech G Pro X Superlight achieves such a low weight without an open-chassis design, such as honeycomb holes in the top or an open bottom. This is a great feat of engineering that few can match.
This weight range is a good sweet spot among the best lightweight gaming mice. Sure, there are models, such as the Cooler Master MM720, that are ultralight, but there tend to be sacrifices in build quality once going below 50 grams.
The Logitech G Pro X Superlight includes Logitech’s ever-popular Hero 25k sensor, which has a DPI range of 100 to 25,600. This sensor gives you several performance advantages. The sensor tracks at up to 400 inches per second, which is more than enough for the quickest mouse flicks and arm sweeps to track accurately.
Other models have higher IPS ratings, but there are diminishing performance returns once surpassing a certain level. More than anything, higher IPS ratings are marketing hype, albeit impressive achievements.
The Hero 25k sensor is also highly efficient, which is one reason why the Logitech G Pro X Superlight has good advertised battery life.
Lastly, the sensor combines with the 1000 Hz max polling rate for accurate and fast tracking, which explains why so many pros rely on the Logitech G Pro X Superlight for accuracy and performance in first-person shooters.
You can adjust the polling rate for the Logitech G Pro X Superlight to 125, 250, 500, and 1000 Hz presets. Many high-end gaming mice offer similar adjustability but tend to limit the number of presets to three options. Regardless, we suggest sticking to the highest polling rate possible for improved latency performance.
Reporting inputs back to your computer 1,000 times per second improves latency compared to reporting inputs less frequently. There may be battery considerations for the higher selected reporting rate, but we’ve not tested battery life based on the selected polling rate.
For comparison, 1000 Hz is a high polling rate among the best FPS gaming mice. Sure, there are models like the Razer Viper 8K Hz with its insanely high 8000 Hz polling rate. You will get a slight latency advantage with higher polling rates, but it’s worth considering that the difference is measured in fractions of a millisecond.
Most casual gamers aren’t going to notice the improved latency performance, which is more noticeable when jumping from 250 Hz to 1000 Hz.
Switches performance and sound
Admittedly, Logitech hasn’t had the best track record with the switches it includes in its gaming mice. But the Logitech G Pro X Superlight bucks that trend and doesn’t suffer from some of the common gripes gamers have with Logitech gaming mice, including buttons feeling mushy and double-clicking issues.
The Logitech G Pro X Superlight’s L/R switches are very clicky compared to other competing models. When actuated, the L/R buttons register a highly tactile click that is the polar opposite of mushy. The switches are louder than other gaming mice, much like a clicky keyboard is louder than other linear or tactile switches.
Now, we feel obligated to mention that the durability rating of 20 million clicks for the Omron switches in the L/R buttons is low by today’s standards. The best Razer gaming mice, like the Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro, are rated for a whopping 90 million clicks. Logitech is falling behind in this category, and we hope Logitech makes some changes to the durability of the switches should it release a newer version of the G Pro X Superlight.
The Logitech G Pro X Superlight has an incredible gliding experience for two reasons. Firstly, the light weight reduces friction on your mousepad.
Secondly, the Logitech G Pro X Superlight’s no additive PTFE feet cover a ton of surface area. We didn’t measure exactly, but we feel comfortable making a ballpark statement that the feet cover roughly 40% to 50% of the surface area on the bottom when configured with the additional foot included in the box. Few competing gaming mice we’ve come across offer as much coverage area with their feet.
Combined, the weight and feet explain why the Logitech G Pro X Superlight is so buttery smooth. In fact, this gaming mouse is so sensitive that accidental light bumps put it in motion. It’s something you need to experience to understand and does take some getting used to if you upgrade from a heavier gaming mouse.
As with many competing fast gaming mice, the Logitech G Pro X Superlight only transmits wirelessly via the included 2.4 GHz USB receiver. Logitech brands its 2.4 GHz technology as Lightspeed, which is helpful to understand to cut through the marketing hype.
There is no BlueTooth connectivity option since the BlueTooth standard transmits more slowly. Including BlueTooth would also increase the weight minimally.
There is an included USB extender to plug the USB receiver into to improve latency performance beyond the already impressive results. Just plug the charging cable in and move the extender closer to your mouse to reduce latency.
Rounding out the connectivity features, the USB receiver can be carried onboard, so there’s less risk of losing the receiver. You can also use the Logitech G Pro X Superlight with the micro-USB charging cable plugged in, which is a nice feature should the battery run out and you want to continue gaming.
Regarding battery life, the Logitech G Pro X Superlight performs in the middle of the pack. 70 hours is a long battery life but can be beaten by competing models offering upwards of 90 hours. The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro and the Razer Viper V2 Pro are performance-oriented gaming mice with longer advertised battery lives.
One feature that is becoming a bit outdated and could improve the overall design and build quality is a better charging cable. We’d prefer a flexible, braided cable with USB-C over the stiff rubber cable and micro-USB port that the Logitech G Pro X Superlight includes. Logitech must catch up here, especially since many cheaper models already include these features.
The Logitech G Pro X Superlight uses a familiar button layout with a five-button array. There are the standard L/R buttons, two buttons on the left side, and a clickable scroll wheel. The Logitech G Pro X Superlight can’t be used left-handed. The Logitech G Pro Wireless or the Razer Viper 8K Hz are options for a fast gaming mouse to use left-handed.
There is no dedicated profile-switching button out of the box, but one of the buttons can be remapped in Logitech’s G-Hub software to achieve the same effect. Some competing models offer this convenient feature that the Logitech G Pro X Superlight foregoes in favor of performance over bells and whistles. Otherwise, there is an on/off switch on the underside of the Logitech G Pro X Superlight.
As you know by this point in the review, there are few bells and whistles with the Logitech G Pro X Superlight. That’s further evident with the scroll wheel.
While it is a great scroll wheel with good build quality and it precisely scrolls, there is no L/R tilt or free-scroll functionality. This is to be expected in this category and won’t be missed for the type of use this gaming mouse is intended for.
You’ll need to enter a different gaming mice category to get this functionality. Ergonomic gaming mice such as the Logitech G502 Hero and the Razer Basilisk V3 are fast and offer L/R tilt and free-scrolling functionality, albeit both are heavier.
The Logitech G Pro X Superlight’s shape is one of the defining features of this gaming mouse and explains why it’s so popular. The Logitech G Pro X Superlight has a somewhat pronounced hump that is biased toward the back of the mouse. This safe shape provides good support if you use a palm grip but isn’t as excessive as a traditional ergonomic gaming mouse.
There are slight recesses on both sides of the Logitech G Pro X Superlight, but they aren’t accentuated much to the point of providing additional gripping power.
Hand size and grip style
With the exception of small hands, the Logitech G Pro X Superlight fits all hand sizes and grip styles. The dimensions are right in the middle of the pack for mass-market appeal, not too extreme in any direction. If you have small hands and want fast performance, check out the Razer Viper Mini instead.
Palm-grip users may like the back-biased height profile that curves nicely to your palm and provides great support.
Claw-grip and fingertip-grip users will like the recesses on both sides since it adds gripping power, particularly when using the optional grip tape provided in the box.
Customization and software
The Logitech G Pro X Superlight does not include RGB. We agree that RGB is cool to look at and is a nice feature in some scenarios. But there’s no performance advantage to added lighting effects, and you likely won’t miss having RGB when experiencing how fast the Logitech G Pro X Superlight performs.
The Logitech G Pro X Superlight has a nice added convenience feature with its onboard memory. The onboard memory allows you to customize several G-Hub profiles and cycle through them on the fly. This way, you can switch profiles when moving across multiple computers. You can customize up to five onboard profiles. G-Hub also enables setting multiple profiles by game, which is great for versatility and convenience.
G-Hub is where you can customize and manage your Logitech peripherals’ settings. G-Hub is pretty robust and easy to use, though it has a slightly longer learning curve and limited functionality than Synapse, Razer’s competing software. Within G-Hub you can customize the following settings for the Logitech G Pro X Superlight
- Remap your mouse buttons and enable G-Shift for an added layer of customization
- Adjust the DPI presets in increments of 50 from 100 to 25,600
- Adjust the polling rate from a list including 125, 250, 500, and 1000 Hz presets
- Check on battery levels and power consumption
One unique feature of G-Hub, and most Logitech gaming mice, is that the software works on both Windows and macOS machines, which gives you full functionality across operating systems. This can’t be said for Razer’s Synapse software, which only works on Windows computers.
In the box
- Logitech G Pro X Superlight
- Micro-USB charging cable (1.8m)
- USB receiver
- USB extender
- Grip tape
- Cloth wipe for grip tape installation
- Additional aperture door with PTFE foot
- Operating manuals
- Can the Logitech G Pro X Superlight drag-click?
Yes, the Logitech G Pro X Superlight can drag-click. It has a high CPS and the mechanical switches make drag-clicking easier than optical switches. Your drag-clicking mileage may vary, though, since the L/R buttons have a somewhat slick surface with little surface tension.
- Is the Logitech G Pro X Superlight fast?
Yes, the Logitech G Pro X Superlight is a fast gaming mouse popular for FPS gamers who rely on speed to rack up kills. The incredibly low latency partly comes down to the Logitech G Pro X Superlight’s 1000 Hz polling rate and the fact that it can track accurately at up to 400 inches per second.
- Does the Logitech G Pro X Superlight have a warranty?
The Logitech G Pro X Superlight has a two-year warranty. Valid proof of purchase is required, such as the original receipt or the order number if ordered through Logitech’s website.