We've tested Logitech's new hyper-fast, lightweight gaming mouse.
The gaming mouse space is a very diverse category. Whether you're looking for a lightweight gadget, something with an array of inputs, a wired, or a wireless system, the options are truly plentiful. Logitech is expanding its offering in the mouse space by now introducing the Logitech G Pro X Superlight 2 Lightspeed, which as the name implies, is a lightweight mouse that can tap into the company's proprietary Lightspeed connection technology. With the mouse now being available, I've been putting the device through the ringer, and following a few weeks of testing, I'm quite impressed.
The first thing that will likely catch your attention when you unbox the Superlight 2 Lightspeed is its weight. Clocking in at just 60g, this mouse is incredibly light, and thanks to the smooth rubbery base, it effortlessly glides across a mouse pad. This also works in tandem with the improved built-in Hero 2 Sensor, which promises up to 32,000 DPI, a 2K polling rate, and a much faster tracking rate, meaning the Superlight 2 Lightspeed excels in its accuracy and responsiveness. If all of this wasn't enough to get excited about, the Lightspeed technology takes this all to the next level, as assuming you have a spare USB-A port, you can then use the higher quality connection system to significantly cut back on wireless lag - or rather use a wired connection to reduce this even further.
I found no major difference between the accuracy and responsiveness of the Superlight 2 Lightspeed when switching between wired and wireless connections, which can be done by simply removing the wired connection. As the battery life of this device is exceptional too, with Logitech promising a 95-hour lifespan, something I have very little reason to disagree with, there's no massively noticeable benefit to using one connection type over the other here, even if I trended toward a wired connection.
The build quality of the mouse is also very good, with it constructed from a high-quality feeling plastic. It's firm and solid, yet light, and there's no concern that you could damage the buttons or scroll wheel with use. Logitech has used a few tricks to shave away weight and you can see that in the scroll wheel which is hollowed out, and underneath where a small cavity is present so that you can both store the Lightspeed adapter and also lose a few grams when it's empty. Otherwise, this mouse is incredibly low-profile with only four defined buttons (two being thumb buttons), a colour scheme that is solely white and black (bar the silver Logitech logo, and depending on the main colour palette you choose out of the three available), and the only other eye-catching design element being a small LED light that tells you whether the mouse is on or off without needing to flip it over.
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As this is a Logitech device, you can also use the G Hub software to slightly customise the Superlight 2 Lightspeed. From here you can save additional profiles and quickly switch between them, and also check the battery percentage of the device, which is otherwise impossible to determine, frustratingly. It's not a hugely complex customisable offering in this software, but it does allow for a few ways to further adjust the mouse to your specific settings.
This is a gaming mouse that is designed for players who want and need responsive and precise aiming. Anyone who frequents FPS games will fall in love with this mouse and its rudimentary yet advanced systems. But the big question with this mouse is its price point. Is €169 a reasonable price to offer for such a simplistic gadget? When you consider that Razer's DeathAdder V3 retails for a much cheaper price, as does HyperX's Pulsefire, and even the basic Superlight from Logitech, the increase in cost comes down to the Lightspeed connection compatibility. So you have to ask yourself, is a few milliseconds of responsiveness worth the jump in price point?
There's no denying the strengths of this mouse. The build quality, ease of use, simplistic design style, compatibility with G Hub, and the wired and wireless connection offering. There is a lot to appreciate with this mouse, but it is an expensive gadget, and that shouldn't be overlooked.