I’ve been a fan of the Logitech range of peripherals for over a decade. Over the years, I’ve swapped out one device for another in the range, apart from a few review periods in between. The Logitech G series has been my go-to. As an avid gamer, I’ve had plenty of great experiences, often following up a review with a purchase after a favourable impression has been left. The brand continues pushing boundaries on technology and design, creating a wide range of peripherals for gamers. The new Logitech G Pro X range has returned to basics, offering what you need most from your gaming peripherals: performance.
The brand has released two tie-in peripherals with the latest range – a mouse and a keyboard. These are the Logitech G Pro X Superlight 2 gaming mouse and the Logitech G Pro X TKL Lightspeed gaming keyboard. While the names may be a bit of a mouthful, it takes a simplistic approach to gaming peripherals, stripping away most of the bloat and flair pieces to create two products that are reliable and deliver instantaneous results.
Logitech G Pro X Superlight 2 Gaming Mouse
The introduction states that the Logitech G Pro X Superlight 2 gaming mouse is a back-to-basics gaming mouse. It appears more in line with a conventional mouse than lending itself to typical gaming aesthetics.
For starters, there isn’t any RGB lighting to speak of. And it’s incredibly lightweight, weighing just 60g in total. It’s between 10 and 20 grams lighter than other gaming mouse designs. This makes it highly nimble as it glides across your mouse pad. This creates more precision overall, making it easier for you to manoeuvre. It also does this without cutting out various parts of the mouse to save on weight added weight
Further to its efforts on minimalism, you also don’t have the typical 20-button approach. Instead, all that’s left are five usable buttons – six if you include the power button. For those looking for multiple shortcuts to their MMORPG, you won’t find that here.
Turning the mouse over to reveal its underbelly, it has a traction area. This provides a more significant gliding effect as more area contacts the mouse pad to assist this glide approach.
The underside also reveals its sensor, one of its standout features. Logitech utilises its Hero 2 sensor, which ranges from 100 to 32,000 DPI. Unfortunately, because of the limited button approach, you must use the Logitech G Hub software to configure any DPI settings. It’s not the most convenient app overall, but it does allow you to add more than one device at a time, which is useful when pairing with the Logitech G Pro X TKL Lightspeed gaming keyboard.
Two other Logitech technologies used on the Pro X Superlight 2 are the Lightspeed wireless technology and the Lightforce hybrid switches. The Lightspeed connectivity works via the 2.4 GHz USB adapter. It works well with a low latency. However, if you require an even lower response time, there is a wired option in using the Type-A to Type-C USB cable.
The Lightforce hybrid switches make for precision mouse clicks. Each click is snappy, firm and solid. This comes in handy when needing fast and accurate clicks while gaming to ensure you hit the target at the precise moment you click. Not only is it accurate, it also feels excellent, offering the best of two worlds. And it makes gaming all the more fun as well. However, one noticeable downside to its snappiness is that it can be loud. Compared to the Logitech M240 Silent, which provides near-silent clicks, when playing games late at night with the Pro X Superlight 2, I often feared that it was too noisy and would wake someone up (even while playing with headphones)—a small price to pay in the end.
Lastly, there’s the built-in battery. Logitech claims it will last about 95 hours of continuous use, which is inaccurate. Instead, I could easily manage above 100 hours in the rundown tests I conducted, averaging around 110 hours. There is a red LED indicator light that indicates that the battery is low when turned on. It will disappear after a few seconds when you continue using it. However, the LED flashes as the battery fades into critical levels and will continue until charged. It also charges the mouse using the same USB cable for the wired mode.
Unlike the Pro X Superlight 2 gaming mouse, the Logitech Pro X TKL Lightspeed keyboard does offer some semblance of a gaming peripheral. As such, it has RGB lighting available with backlighting on each key. There are also three colour variants of the keyboard: conventional Black, White and Pink.
Despite its diminutive size as a TKL keyboard, it’s still a bit heavier at just shy of 1KG – 900g to be more accurate. However, some valuable shortcuts are added to the keyboard, even with its limited size. It has a Nav cluster at the top and a full F-row. There are additional shortcut keys that allow users to switch between connectivity, as well as enabling Game Lock and various Media keys. Lastly, there’s also a volume roller on the top right-hand side. This makes for much easier volume control while gaming.
Interestingly, the keyboard features Logitech’s GX Brown switches. However, if required, these can be swapped out for the Red or Blue switches. GX Brown switches are somewhat of a middle ground between Red and Blue, where Blue offers the more accurate mechanical switches, and Red offers a softer and smoother approach for repetitive clicks for MMORPG-style games. This customisable approach makes many Logitech products easy to use and equip to your requirements.
Another nifty aspect of the Pro X TKL Lightspeed keyboard is its wireless connectivity. Gaming keyboards don’t often have a wireless option unless you’re using a smartphone or tablet with Bluetooth keyboards. It offers both Lightspeed and Bluetooth connectivity options, with the Lightspeed option being the preferred for gaming. It also offers around 50 hours of uptime, which is decent enough given everything that needs to be powered and its usefulness as a gaming peripheral.
The Logitech G Pro X Superlight 2 gaming mouse and the Logitech G Pro X TKL Lightspeed gaming keyboard offer two options for professional gaming. They both have a back-to-basics approach to design, features and capabilities while focusing more on overall performance in-game. Both units work well for their aim, even while lacking in some areas.
The Logitech G Pro X series continues to impress, offering greater variety for different types of gamers. With the keyboard offering great customisable options, it also makes for expansion options.
The Logitech G Pro X Superlight 2 gaming mouse retails at R3,499, with the Logitech G Pro X TKL Lightspeed gaming keyboard retailing R5,199. These are a bit on the pricey side but aren’t your everyday peripherals, offering niche capabilities and features for specific types of gamers.