To not be outdone by producers gunning to make the lightest gaming mouse on the market (just like the latest 66-gram SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wireless), Logitech’s new G Professional X Superlight weighs lower than 63 grams with out the necessity for holes. Most different producers are punching honeycomb-shaped gap patterns out of their mice to attain lighter weights, whereas Logitech’s newest is easy and clean throughout. In reality, it really weighs about 63 grams, however if you happen to take away the magnetic plate on the underside that covers the USB wi-fi receiver, the load goes all the way down to 60 grams. The G Professional X Superlight will go on sale on December third.
The Superlight is a lighter model of Logitech’s popular $130 G Pro Wireless, which weighs 80 grams — and if you happen to haven’t skilled a gaming mouse that’s this mild, it’s on the verge of feeling like a hole prototype. Regardless of shedding some weight (together with just a few options), the Superlight has added $20 to the value tag, costing a whopping $150.
Weight variations apart, there are a number of different tweaks value realizing about. The Superlight is available in a matte-textured off-white end along with an all-black end that resembles the G Professional Wi-fi. It seems to be and feels improbable. The newer mouse has far fewer LEDs, which Logitech says aids in chopping again the load and maximizing battery life. The glowing “G” brand close to the palm is gone, as are the LEDs situated close to the scroll wheel to point the DPI sensitivity. There’s only one small LED now, and it solely tells you battery standing.
It’s not a lot of a shock that having fewer LEDs leads to higher battery life, however Logitech claims this mannequin can attain as much as 70 hours per cost in comparison with 48 hours with the G Professional Wi-fi.
The Superlight has the identical HERO 25,600 DPI sensor because the G Professional Wi-fi, so you possibly can count on the identical nice efficiency right here, however you possibly can’t simply change the sensitivity on this mouse, as Logitech lopped off the DPI switching button that’s situated on the underside of the G Professional Wi-fi. You’ll must swap it, together with profiles saved on the mouse, manually utilizing the G Hub software program.
Logitech additionally eliminated the modular, detachable buttons from the G Professional Wi-fi that helped it obtain a real ambidextrous design. As a substitute of supporting left- and right-handed avid gamers, the Superlight is only for right-handers, with thumb buttons alongside the left fringe of the mouse.
On the Superlight’s underside, the PTFE toes are considerably bigger than on the G Professional Wi-fi. Logitech used a “zero-additive” materials, which it says leads to a smoother glide throughout surfaces. The round, magnetic plate that covers the part the place you possibly can retailer the USB wi-fi receiver is normally exhausting plastic, however included within the field is an all-PTFE plate that may be swapped as an alternative. Logitech additionally gives some grip tape that may be caught on the mouse, if you would like a unique texture. These are the adjustments that I’m most keen on.
For most individuals, the aforementioned SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wi-fi may be a greater mouse to attempt. It isn’t excellent, however it’s $100 and has USB-C charging (versus the Superlight’s Micro USB charging), with elective LEDs, twin Bluetooth, and a pair of.4GHz connectivity. And to prime it off, it has IP54 water resistance. What gamer really wants water resistance? Not many, I assume. Besides, it’s powerful to make the argument for the pricier Superlight on the subject of worth, until you’re bent on its minimalist design above all else.