Three years ago Logitech G released the Pro X Superlight gaming mouse and quickly become a success thanks to its wireless performance and incredibly lightweight.  Now they have released the follow up to that with the Pro X Superlight 2 mouse aimed at elite gamers or folks who want elite performance from their hardware.

Clocking in at just 60 grams it is not only incredibly light but packs new hybrid optical mechanical switches where the mechanical switch triggers an optical switch resulting in no miss clicks or any accidental double clicks.  This means that the mouse responds 1ms faster than mechanical switches alone.

Available in White, Black and Pink for $299.95 it is not cheap but the performance promises to bring performance to the value of nearly $300.  We were sent the white version to test out and just see if you are getting what you pay for with the Logitech G Pro X Superlight 2 mouse.

Design and features

While I did not use the first Superlight mouse from Logitech G, from what I can see the second generation is virtually identical on the outside.  Overall, the mouse is comfortable and sturdy.  Some gaming mice achieve lower weight by cutting holes everywhere but not this one – the outer is a light plastic but feels solid still.

The shape is basic mouse shape. No fancy curves, points or RGB colours anywhere, just a basic mouse that flows nicely with its design and fits into my palm and hand comfortably.

One of the updates of the Superlight 2 is the new Hero 2 sensor which has a higher DPI ceiling and offers faster tracking than that in the first-generation Superlight mouse.  It caps out at 32,000DPI which is crazy, and I’m not sure who uses this because according to Google even the pros use under 2000DPI.

The Pro X Superlight 2 supports a polling rate of 2,000Hz when used as the sole accessory connected to the wireless Lightspeed dongle – if you also connect an accessory such as the Logitech G Pro X TKL to that same dongle, the polling rate halves to 1,000Hz.

The switches on the left and right click buttons are Lightforce switches (a hybrid mechanical and optical switch) and produce a satisfying solid, tactile clicky feedback.  The side buttons are not these switches though.  They are a soft, kind of mushy feel relatively but they are still ok to use.  All of these buttons are fully programmable using the Logitech G Hub software.

The Logitech G Hub software allows you to toggle from hybrid switching to optical only with hybrid being the power saving option.  Personally, toggling between the two did not produce any noticeable difference to me.  Those with much faster reflexes than me (which is not difficult at my advanced years) may notice the difference, but I did not.

The bottom on the mouse once again has PTFE feet which are ever so slightly different in shape to the first-generation Pro X Superlight mouse.  The drag is minimal and even less when you install the compartment cover that has a PTFE covering.  I’m not entirely sure why this isn’t default, but I dare say it is because the other one has the Logitech G branding on it.

There is a compartment that this PTFE cover is covering is used to store your USB dongle, or to install the PowerMat charging puck for continuous charging while playing – but keep in mind this will increase the weight of the mouse.  Given the battery life of the mouse is reported to be 95 hours I’m not sure why you’d ever need the PowerMat.

Speaking of battery life, I have not had to charge it in the two weeks I have been testing it so that 95 hours of battery life seems to be a decent estimate.

Logitech has included adhesive grips to stick onto buttons and parts of the mouse where you may need that extra grip.  Personally, I didn’t need them but they are there if you do.

The Logitech G Pro X Superlight 2 is not a fancy-looking mouse.  It has a standard mouse shape, no Bluetooth connectivity and not a single RGB light in sight.  The mouse is built for performance specifically and RGB lights are more about the look than about performance – when you are going for light, RGB adds nothing but obstructive weight to the mouse.

A low latency Bluetooth option would have been nice for those average gamers such as myself but the lack of it shows who this mouse is aimed at – serious gamers.

Nothing fancy – just a gaming mouse. No Bluetooth, no RGB (which is surprising considering it’s a gaming mouse but this is for serious gamers who are more concerned with performance and the drop in weight by no added weight with RGB is much more important to those folks.

The Superlight 2 lacks a physical button on the mouse to change the DPI but profiles can be saved to the mouse or your PC that automatically changes the DPI etc to whatever your preference is for the game you are playing – or even when using it for basic productivity desktop work.

Using the Lightspeed dongle from the Pro TKL Logitech G keyboard (used for both mouse and keyboard to save on USB ports – but you can halve the latency using the dedicated mouse Lightspeed dongle) I noticed no lag.  Using the dedicated Superlight 2 Lightspeed dongle to connect the mouse and the mouse only, the latency was even less, although it was incredibly difficult to discern any difference.  

The difference is meant to be from 1,000Hz to 2,000Hz polling rate but I didn’t notice any difference.  This improvement in performance is ideally for the elite gamer who wants every little bit of advantage over their competitors.

The Pro X Superlight 2 brings with it USB-C charging this time around so expect faster charging which is important if you need a quick top up to get you through the last hour or two of a gaming session.

G Hub software

The Logitech G Hub is not the most intuitive software around but if you poke around and try out different things you will see what that premium price gives you.  The options for customising the mouse are extensive and there is even a repository for other users’ configs for various games that you can download, install and try out for yourself.  This is what I did until I found one I liked. 

Who buys the Logitech G Pro X Superlight 2?

Anyone who either is an elite gamer or wants the top line gaming hardware. The Logitech G Pro X Superlight 2 is a serious mouse for the serious gamer. There are no frills, just everything geared towards performance. It has a polling rate of 2,000Hz and a huge DPI that you will never use and when it weighs just 60grams it is a pleasure to use.

The new switches offer the best of both worlds with fast response to any and all activations and it flies across the mouse pad at all times. It has me wanting a lighter mouse for everyday use now with it such a pleasure to use for all things, not just gaming.

If you are a serious gamer and want a great, lightweight mouse decent software and profile customisation, you could do a lot worse than the Logitech G Pro X Superlight 2. I highly recommend you check it out — Logitech G are making some great gaming accessories and should be considered by all gamers.

The Logitech G Pro X Superlight 2 is available now on and all major retailers in pink, black and white colourways for RRP $299.95.