Logitech G is the type of manufacturer refusing to drill holes in an iconic mouse shell in the name of weight reduction, and call it a day. Rather, the company will go through crazy lengths to craft new designs and engineer new builds to achieve the same goals. As such, there are three main tenets the Logitech G Pro X Superlight 2 hardware appears to adhere to.
Utility and precision were two of the three key tenets considered for the Logitech G Pro X Superlight. Now, the manufacturer has doubled down on the third one (to be lightweight), and packaged them all back together into a successor going well above and beyond the original. The Logitech G Pro X Superlight 2 quickly sets the bar for lightweight gaming mice, whilst also setting a new standard for what gamers should expect from a peripheral of this nature.
Players familiar with the bubbly design that debuted with the original G Pro X Superlight will be right at home as they unbox the second generation — it looks identical, but in the best way possible. The Logitech G Pro X Superlight 2 has never been about the frills. As such, gamers should not expect too much nuance from the mouse either.
It comes in three colours: black, white, and pink; features a standard scroll wheel, two additional buttons near on the inside, and zero-additive PTFE skates on its belly along with the power switch and a removable puck housing the upgraded USB dongle. On the front of the mouse, users will find a slot for a USB-C connection, which is particularly great since the previous iteration of the mouse’s Micro-USB had a tendency to just… not work.
While the mouse looks and feels as good as one would expect, the majority of the upgrades have actually been done below the bonnet. All switches installed in the mouse are Logitech G’s new optical and mechanical hybrid Lightforce switches. This means the switches have much improved lifespans, all while giving users good feeling clicks. In addition to the buttons, the sensor powering the mouse has been further enhanced.
The Hero 2 sensor now features a dual-array design allowing for double the accuracy in tracking, even when the mouse is tilted or lifted. The Hero 2 sensor is also rated for DPI settings as low as 100, and as high as 32 000 – an ungodly high figure for only the most supreme of users. Surprisingly, there is now also an option to calibrate DPI on a per-axis basis, alongside a standard polling rate of 2 000 Hz.
To say the Logitech G Pro X Superlight 2 is feature-rich is, simply put, quite an understatement. However, in order to make good use of many of the features, users will have to install and make use of Logitech G Hub – the manufacturer’s proprietary software suite. While still quite bug-ridden, testing the mouse was a surprising delight. G Hub immediately identified the Logitech G Pro X Superlight 2 the moment the USB dongle was connected. From there, it is possible to calibrate the DPI using a fancy new tool letting users tilt and lift the mouse in ways they normally would; set up DPI and thumb button profiles; and even set the mouse sensitivity and overall behaviour depending on the current running program.
Moreover, Logitech G Hub also allows users to pair the fancy new USB dongle with another compatible device! This is a welcome change for Logitech G’s Lightspeed technology, which has generally only allowed one device per dongle. For now, the entirety of the G Series is supported with even more ‘coming soon’. Most notably, however, is how Logitech G allows the dongles to pair with the newly updated G502 lineup of wireless gaming mice.
Another surprising feature of the Logitech G Pro X Superlight 2 and its Logitech G Hub integration comes by way of a toggle regarding the Lightforce switches. By utilising this function, users can choose to switch the hybrid nature of the switches completely over to optical! How exactly this works is not yet specified, as key presses do not feel noticeably different. Eve iso, Logitech states the change lengthens the lifespan of the buttons considerably at the slight cost of an additional microsecond of latency.
All of these fancy new technologies need to be powered by something, and that something is an internal, non removable battery. The Logitech G Pro X Superlight 2 boasts 95-hour battery life on the 2.4Ghz Lightspeed band, while the relative ease of use of the mouse ensures users never experience fatigue from using it either.
The first iteration of the mouse proved its class-leading prowess, and now the Logitech G Pro X Superlight 2 takes it a step further. Thanks to great new technologies under the tried-and-tested design, the company manages to keep long-term users and fans of the design happy whilst also inviting new blood to the camp. The Hero 2 sensor is especially brilliant, but the star of the show is undoubtedly the ultra-lightweight feel of the mouse. Logitech G have hit it out of the esports arena with this one, and gamers can expect it to become the new standard in lightweight esports mice for the foreseeable future.
|The lightweight champion reigns||2.4Ghz Lightspeed connection only|
|Logitech Lightforce hybrid switches are incredible||No removable batteries|
|There are no holes in the mouse shell|
Device temporarily provided for review by Logitech G.
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