The Best just got Better!
The Logitech GPro X Superlight is arguably the most popular mouse for pro gamers. Being, like its’ name suggests, super-light, it has gained a large following amongst higher-end gamers who are looking for a premium mouse which ticks all the boxes in terms of gaming needs.
So the second revision of the Logitech GPro X Superlight 2 brings with it many updates that improve the quality of life. The main updates include a new sensor, Lightforce switches USB-C charging and better battery life.
Logitech has decided to not change the general design of the G Pro X Superlight 2 from the G Pro and its Superlight predecessor. If you look quickly you might not be able to tell the previous Superlight and the Superlight 2 apart. On the topside of the Superlight 2, the only thing that changes visually is the scroll wheel which now has a white inside edge. The new USB-C charging port makes it much easier to integrate with other devices, unlike its slotted micro USB of the past models. The underside has large PTFE feet which Logitech likes to remind everyone, has zero-additives. There is the usual power switch and the magnetic puck that is home to the dongle or a powerplay puck which has not changed from the previous G Pro models.
- Weight: 60g
- Connectivity: USB-C, 2.4Ghz (Logitech Lightspeed)
- Grip type: Palm, Claw, Fingertip
- Buttons: 5 Lightforce Hybrid Switches
- Sensor: Hero 2
- Maximum DPI: 32,000
- Polling rate: 2000Hz
- Features: Powerplay compatibility, zero-additive PTFE feet, 32-bit ARM microprocessor
- Battery life: 95 hours
- Price: R3,499
What is inside?
The scroll wheel on the older models of the G Pro felt relatively light and accurate and for that reason, Logitech has decided to stick with it in the new model. The major change comes with the switches. The new Lightforce switches are a hybrid of optical and mechanical switches. The reasoning for this is that Logitech wanted to retain its tactile clicks. The optical tech will certainly make the mouse last longer and be more reliable as the Logitech double-click saga that has plagued them for years, even though solved, still comes up in minds. The two side buttons remain unchanged in position and shape which is good as they are easy to find and feel and light but not too light to accidentally press.
Hero 2 Sensor
The new Hero 2 sensor is certainly one of the biggest innovations from Logitech. The previous Hero sensor was extremely impressive and is still nothing to scoff at. One of the features that Logitech mentions is the “dual-array” design which lets the mouse keep tracking even when tilted and lifted, within reason, of course.
The Hero 2 sensor comes with a lot of technical specs regarding array size but the most relevant ones are the speed of over 500ips and the DPI range which is from 100 – 32 000. The Logitech Software, G Hub, is what really unlocks more of the new features. Such as per-axis DPI customization as well as liftoff distance adjustment if you have aftermarket skates.
From the moment you connect the Logitech G Pro X Superlight 2 to the G Hub software, it quickly becomes apparent how feature-rich the Superlight 2 truly is. Apart from the DPI adjustments, you can switch the Lightforce switches between hybrid or fully optical. It is also possible to change the reporting rate to preserve battery life. The sheer amount of options that you can tinker with is mindblowing, and what makes it more impressive is the fact that each of these changes the way the mouse feels. All these options are daunting at first but once you have become familiar with what they all do, you cannot help but to smile as you look down and realize how much of a weapon the Superlight 2 really is.
A little touch that Logitech has added is the ability for the Hero 2 sensor to mimic other sensors, this feature allows newly converted Logitech users to feel more familiar by letting the Hero 2 act like their favourite brand sensor. I did not try this as I use Logitech as my main at home, and office and even my spare mouse is a G502X… yes I am a Logitech Fan.
When the Logitech G Pro X Superlight 2 arrived on my desk I was honestly in two minds about whether or not it could improve on what the previous iteration brought. But after spending time with it, it was obvious to see that Logitech has improved on its near-perfect Superlight 1. But at the same time, if you already have a top-tier mouse, and you are NOT cash-flush, then there is no reason to upgrade.
There are other mice that do specific things better, based on numbers, like Razer supports a 4000Hz polling rate, but is that even something that might make you consider buying it over something else, I don’t think so. It is almost impossible to fault the Superlight 2 in any category and for that reason, if you are in the market for a top-tier gaming mouse, then do yourself a favour and get the Logitech G Pro X Superlight 2… Trust!
Review item supplied by Logitech South Africa