The Logitech Pro X Superlight is trimmed for lightweight construction – at any price. The test shows what aspiring eSports athletes have to do without.
The Logitech Pro X Superlight basis is the already outstanding G Pro Wireless (test). Alex had already convinced them in his review, and in combination with the Powerplay mouse pad (Review), it even became his dream duo. But Logitech wanted more and sent its engineers to work. The goal was to save as much weight as possible. The result is the Logitech Pro X Superlight with a weight of only 63g.
63g – I have to let this number sink in first. With only twelve cups of coffee a day, I would have consumed the Logitech Pro X Superlight weight in sugar. Another example: The remote control of the FireTV Stick with media buttons weighs 66g, but I wouldn’t dare to try it in eSports.
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Technical details of Logitech Pro X Superlight Review 2021
Let’s take a look at the other specifications of the Logitech Pro X Superlight Review 2021:
|Product features of the Logitech PRO X Superlight|
|Keys||Click buttons with spring tension|
|connection||Wireless LIGHTSPEED technology|
|Number of keys||5|
|battery pack||Lithium polymer (permanently installed)|
|Battery life||70h with constant movement|
|Dimensions||40 x 63.5 x 125 mm|
To achieve the low weight of only 63g, the engineers at Logitech removed everything unnecessary. Side buttons, DPI button, RGB lighting – everything has been deleted without replacement. By eliminating the right side buttons and the associated magnets, just under 5g were saved.
In the next step, Logitech made the case material a little thinner. Despite all the savings, the good news is that the quality is still typical Logitech – so excellent. Holding the Logitech Pro X Superlight feels good, even if the mouse is clearly aimed at small to medium-sized hands.
Logitech has not cut corners with the sensor either – the Pro X Superlight relies on the proven HERO sensor. Thanks to this, the mouse plays in the league of high-end gaming mice. The HERO sensor enables a maximum acceleration of 40G and a sampling rate of 1000Hz. In addition, there is a resolution of 25,600dpi. Logitech itself knows that hardly any player has exhausted that. Even eSport professionals use “only” 400-800dpi. But having is almost always better than needing.
Logitech has installed lush sliding surfaces around the sensor on the Pro X Superlight. These ensure that the mouse can be moved quickly but precisely over smooth surfaces. Due to the small sliding surfaces, the gliding ability was one of the few “weaknesses” of the G Pro Wireless, which is why Logitech listened to the community’s feedback and consequently worked on it. If the gliding ability is still not enough, the delivery scope also includes a round cover with gliding surfaces for the underside. Then you cannot charge wirelessly via the Powercore module or Powerplay. The 2.4 GHz USB receiver of the Logitech Pro X Superlight can be stowed under the cover.
I have to criticize the micro-USB connection for wired charging. It is simply no longer up to date in 2021, especially with the Logitech Pro X Superlight price. An old connection can also hardly be justified with weight savings.
The sticky feet & the environment
There are plus points for the rubber stickers that are in the packaging. If these are attached to the Logitech Pro X Superlight, it is much more secure in the hand. The rubber is slightly roughened and is, therefore, non-slip. How long the stickers will look this goodwill only tell with time. Dust and other particles will sooner or later deteriorate the slip resistance, but even then, it is good to know that the stickers can be removed again.
There are also plus points for the environmental awareness that Logitech shows in the production and packaging of the Pro X Superlight. Both the mouse and the packaging are made “CO 2 -neutral”. Transport from the production company to the seller’s warehouse is not included, but it is a good step in the right direction that more companies should dare to take.
Complex software: Logitech G Hub
If gamers want to configure the Logitech Pro X Superlight, they need the Logitech Gaming Software (download). All Logitech peripheral devices can be customized with this software. For example, you can choose different profiles for the Logitech Pro X Superlight or adjust the DPI’s sensitivity – there is no longer a dedicated button on the mouse.
Also, individual buttons on the Logitech Pro X Superlight can be deactivated or activated – the same applies to macros or actions. Users can find other interesting information in the software, including power consumption and remaining battery life. Along with the elimination of RGB lighting, this has improved again. Logitech gaming software is complex but still well structured and easily accessible. Compared to most of its competitors, Logitech has not only done its homework on this point.
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Conclusion: Logitech Pro X Superlight Review 2021
The goal of the Logitech Pro X Superlight was to be extremely light. The engineers have also achieved this by removing all the predecessor features that were not essential for everyday gaming. A mouse that is as light as possible is particularly impressive in fast shooters.
What gamers have to give up with the Logitech Pro X Superlight are things like the right auxiliary buttons and the RGB lighting. Depending on your personal attitude, this is either a bitter loss or a focus on the essentials.
At currently $149, the Logitech Pro X Superlight is anything but cheap. The original – the G Pro Wireless – is currently available for almost $120 on the virtual counter and weighs only slightly more at 80g, but it also has somewhat poorer gliding properties. Overall, however, it should have a better price-performance ratio for many interested parties. The Pro X Superlight then remains the best choice for hardcore enthusiasts and esports enthusiasts.