I known as it the actual magic mouse, however I can not have a look at my award-winning Logitech G502 Lightspeed fairly the identical method — as a result of I’ve simply been spoiled by a brand new mouse that’s roughly half its weight.
Logitech has simply introduced the G Professional X Superlight 2, the quickest and lightest mouse the corporate’s ever made, and after spending a really lengthy Labor Day weekend blasting baddies and clicking desktop information, I’m already discovering it arduous to return.
The $159 Superlight 2 weighs simply 60 grams (2.1 ounces), down from the unique 63-gram mouse and method lighter than my 114 gram G502 Lightspeed, all with no ugly holes punched in its simplistic sculpted black plastic body. However in contrast to the unique, which offered as a cut-down G Professional Wi-fi, the Superlight 2 is definitely Logitech’s most superior mouse but.
It’s the primary with a 2kHz wi-fi report price, the primary with a brand new Hero 2 sensor that tracks at 500 inches per second (and as much as 32,000 DPI), with a “distinctive twin array design that will increase working vary and maintains monitoring efficiency, even when lifting or tilting the mouse.” It additionally boasts 95 hours of battery life, up from 70 hours with the unique Superlight. (That’s in the event you’re utilizing its power-saving modes; the corporate’s G Hub software program estimates I’ll get 51 hours with out.)
I’m completely happy to say it’s nonetheless appropriate with my beloved Logitech Powerplay wi-fi charging mousepad so that you by no means run out of juice — solely now I can extra simply take it on the go as a result of any previous USB-C cable can let me cost and play!
Sure, Logitech has executed away with its annoyingly proprietary micro-USB connector heads, similar to it did with the G502 X final yr.
Right here’s the half the place I admit I’m not an esports participant who can readily really feel the distinction between 1kHz and 2kHz polling. However I’ll let you know this: I anticipated a studying curve, and what I obtained was merely a mouse I can fling round at excessive pace with method much less effort. I don’t must be as deliberate. I don’t understand how a lot of it’s the Superlight’s PTFE mouse skates and the way a lot is the load, however my G502 appears like a chore by comparability.
Nonetheless, I don’t fairly really feel the identical method about Logitech’s Lightforce Hybrid Switches, which sit beneath the mouse buttons. They’re a hybrid of optical switches for top pace, and mechanical switches for tactile suggestions and energy financial savings — the mechanical switches get up the optical ones by default.
However they’re additionally very tactile and require a stronger click on in comparison with the microswitches on my G502. I believe they’re making me a tad slower in rapid-fire eventualities, however I additionally suppose I might get used to them after some time.
I don’t miss my G502’s sniper button, or its canted design with sharp edges, or the mouse wheel horizontal scroll buttons I by no means actually used anyhow. As of at this time, there are solely two options Logitech would wish so as to add to make this mouse a particular buy for me: the corporate’s trademark dual-mode hyperscroll wheel for blazing by paperwork and web sites with a flick, and a few DPI regulate buttons so I can change sensitivity on the fly.
I doubt these options will make it right into a Superlight, as a result of Logitech’s concentrating on this mouse to match avid gamers above all — however personally, I need to purchase only one mouse for work and play.
The G502 X weighs 102 grams, I suppose… however would that be sufficient of a distinction from my G502’s 114g? In the meantime, the Razer mouse atop our greatest gaming mouse information weighs 112g. A lot for my mouse endgame.
The Logitech G Professional X Superlight 2 goes on sale at this time, alongside a brand new wi-fi RGB keyboard, the TKL Lightspeed.