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Logitech G Pro X Superlight 2 review: serial clicker

Uprated sensor and hybrid switches make this a mouse to be reckoned with

Logitech Pro X Superlight 2 review rear

Stuff verdict

Upgrades an already stellar gaming mouse with faster reactions and welcome quality of life changes. If it suits your grip style, the G Pro X Superlight 2 is a superb performer.

Pros

  • Fantastic tracking and responsive buttons
  • Super light, but close enough to first-gen model for seamless upgrading
  • Long battery life and USB-C charging

Cons

  • Shape/grip style not to all tastes
  • No dedicated DPI switch

Introduction

Launching second-gen versions of any fan favourite gaming hardware can be a tricky business. From headsets to gaming monitors, players get so comfortable with their kit it can be a struggle to adjust when swapping to the newer model. That’s especially true of gaming mice, so Logitech has had to tread a fine line for the G Pro X Superlight.

It brings a bunch of upgrades, including the firm’s all-new Hero 2 sensor and hybrid optical-mechanical button switches that promise rapid, reliable clicks. And yet it isn’t so radical owners of the original will see any dip in performance. Clever software settings also claim to smooth the transition for anyone swapping from a rival mouse brand. As long-time Superlight users ourselves, was the Superlight 2 a seamless switch?

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Design & build: a familiar face

There are plenty of impossibly light gaming mice from boutique brands doing the rounds now, but not everyone needs a rodent that’ll slide across your desk in a light breeze. At 60g, the Superlight 2 is 3g lighter than the old model, which is impressive given Logitech hasn’t resorted to a honeycomb-style design or shape that demands a palm-contorting grip. It won’t fill up with dust and should be more comfortable to hold than rivals that’ve gone down that route.

Visually it’s all but identical to the original Superlight, with the same five-button, right-handed layout and single LED battery indicator. RGB illumination has again been omitted in order to save weight, with the G logo on the palm grip being painted on instead. It’ll look equally at home on an office desk as it will as part of a gaming setup. Unless you go for the hot pink option, that is – the black and white versions are a lot more subtle.

The main physical difference between is the charging port at the front of the mouse. The old Superlight used micro-USB, but here you get newer USB-C top-ups.

The shell is made entirely from plastic, with a smooth finish that isn’t especially grippy. If you don’t mind adding a gram or so of weight, Logitech includes some stick-on grips in the box. They add some some welcome extra support, especially if PC gaming gives you clammy mitts.

On the underside you’ll spot large PTFE feet that let the mouse glide smoothly over most surfaces, a power switch, and a compartment for storing the included Lightspeed wireless dongle. You can also fit one of Logitech’s Powerplay wireless charging pucks here if you have a compatible mousemat. A spare cover coated in the same PTFE material is included in the box, for even less friction when flick-shotting.

Features & software: long-lasting

The Superlight 2 hides its biggest upgrades under the hood, being the first mouse to use Logitech’s new Hero 2 sensor. It can track at up to 32,000 DPI and stays accurate at up to 500 inches per second, which are both healthy upgrades over the old Hero 25K sensor. At least on paper.

Report rate, or how often the mouse tells your PC its position, has also doubled to 2kHz. This isn’t the absolute fastest you’ll find in the mouse world, but is enough to guarantee accurate cursor positioning when gaming on 240Hz or higher refresh rate monitors – and without the micro-stuttering associated with some 4kHz and 8kHz-capable rodents.

Logitech has also brought its Lightforce hybrid switches across from the G502 X Plus, bringing the instant reaction times of optical tech but with the sound and feel of a mechanical click. They’re apparently 1ms faster per click compared to the old mouse; we never felt our inputs were anything other than instant. There’s also very little travel time before the left or right buttons activate, and each one needs the bare minimum of pressure.

Everything is customisable through Logitech’s G Hub software, including button reassignment, separate profiles for different games, and finer lift-off height adjustment than the first Superlight. With no dedicated DPI button on the mouse itself you’ll also need to head here to tweak the sensitivity. New for this generation is a match your mouse feature, which measures your old mouse’s sensitivity and calibrates the Superlight 2 accordingly. It only takes a a few minutes and seems worth it if you’ve gotten used to a rival brand’s mouse – we didn’t notice much difference because we were coming from an original Superlight.

Logitech says battery is good for up to 95 hours of gaming at the standard 1000Hz polling rate – 25 hours more than the original Superlight could manage. You’ll get roughly six hours less if you set the button switches purely to optical clicks, but either way you’re looking at a full week’s worth of daily desktop use, plus some significant game time before you’ll need to plug in. At 2000Hz polling it’s more like 60 hours total, which is still enough to survive a weekend’s heavy play.

Performance: need for speed

The original Superlight was a favourite among esports pros, so it stands to reason the sequel needs to be accurate, responsive and with zero connectivity concerns. In our testing, the Superlight 2 passed with flying colours. Clicks were instantaneous, cursor tracking was excellent even at higher DPI settings, and there never a hint of wireless lag or dropouts.

Three grams doesn’t sound like a lot, but we found the new Superlight was easier to flick than the outgoing one, with less surface friction. There’s so little weight to shift around your desk that even moderate sensitivity settings can feel high at first, but there was none of the adjustment period we’ve experienced when swapping to other mice.

You’ll feel right at home if you use every inch of your mousemat while gaming. Testing in Doom Eternal, which favours twitch response movements, we could make big sweeping gestures and still hit our demonic targets. The same could be said of several top-tier gaming mice, of course, but the reliability and consistency shown here is sure to go down well with the competitive crowd.

Logitech G Pro X Superlight 2 verdict

Logitech Pro X Superlight 2 review verdict

The original Superlight was already an excellent mouse, so Logitech has been careful not to mix up the formula too heavily for the sequel. The uprated sensor and hybrid switches will please serious gamers, as will the lighter weight. Everyone else can appreciate the switch to USB-C charging and extended battery life.

Mice shapes are subjective, of course, and not everyone will gel with the Superlight 2’s grip style. There are rivals out there that are even lighter still, too – but few are as well-rounded as this. If you appreciate the straightforward approach, and can live without extra DPI buttons or RGB lights, this is a fantastic addition to any desktop, whether you’re a competitive player or not.

Stuff Says…

Score: 5/5

Upgrades an already stellar gaming mouse with faster reactions and welcome quality of life changes. If it suits your grip style, the G Pro X Superlight 2 is a superb performer.

Pros

Fantastic tracking and responsive buttons

Super light, but close enough to first-gen model for seamless upgrading

Long battery life and USB-C charging

Cons

Shape/grip style not to all tastes

No dedicated DPI switch

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