The Superlight Is Back To Dominate
We know many of you guys have been waiting for this for a very long time and well, it’s finally here. This is the Logitech G Pro X Superlight 2, the worthy successor to the very popular G Pro X Superlight. And honestly, this is the textbook example of don’t change what works, and we’re all for it. Oh right, and we do have the G Pro X TKL Lightspeed with us as well, so let’s talk about them.
When the Superlight was first introduced, it took the world by storm.
The Superlight Is Beloved By Many
It was beloved by both competitive eSports professionals and casual players alike. It simply hit all the right notes and catered nicely to the majority of gamers out there. We’re talking a 25K sensor, a weight of just about 63g and pretty good battery life at about 70 hours.
I personally still know a few friends who still rock their original Superlight.
And they all certainly have the same complaint. It’s the simple fact that the Superlight still uses a micro-B USB port. If you bought one during the first year of its release, you would probably be somewhat okay with the fact. But if you were eyeing for one anytime after that, it makes little sense to go with a mouse that you would probably be using for quite some time, but yet still rocks the old micro-B port. It just didn’t make sense especially more so if you were to pair with a wireless keyboard which were all pretty much already using the Type-C port.
USB Type-C, Finally!
So the long wait is finally long over and the Superlight 2 sports the much needed Type-C port. It’s a simple and unsurprising change for sure, but certainly much appreciated. In fact, if we were to just stop this video right here and mention just that, we’re pretty much quite a number of you would just grab one right away.
But that’s not all there is to this.
Now if we’re to just talk about the dimensions, there is literally no difference at all, right down to the millimeter. If you’re used to the Superlight, the new Superlight 2 is going to feel pretty much exactly the same. But there are great changes despite looking the same, and it’s all about the internals.
First up, it’s slightly lighter at 60 grams. A reduction of 3 grams might not be a lot but it’s still great nonetheless. And second, despite that, you now get a sizable boost to battery life, going from 70 hours of constant motion to 95 hours constant motion. This puts the Superlight 2 right up there beside the rest of the competition. Third and lastly, on top of all that, there is now a new 32K sensor with support for 2,000Hz polling rate wirelessly.
All in all, Logitech basically took what was a favorite among the community, kept everything the community loved about it and addressed everything that the community felt was lacking. Logitech clearly listened and we certainly can’t take that for granted in this day and age.
Now of course G Hub would be the companion software for the Superlight 2 and it’s a clean and straightforward software to use. Changing button functions, adding macros, you name it. You also have access to setting up different profiles and all the jazz.
Improvements Can Still Be Made
But here is now one thing we felt was an oversight by Logitech. You can have multiple different profiles and swap between them but you have to pretty much do that via the G Hub software or change the function of the side buttons to allow that. There isn’t any dedicated button for DPI toggling or profile switching on the mouse itself.
Which means that if you were to just set the onboard memory without any other changes, you actually can’t change the DPI or swap to any other profile on the fly. It only remembers what you last set it to and that’s it. Now it might not be too much of an issue considering that most people, professionals and casuals alike, would tend to just get used to a single fixed DPI setting, but it is something to take note of should versatility be important to you. In our opinion, changing the power toggle slider to something like a multi-function power button that’s on the Razer Viper V2 Pro might be the better way to go.
But all that aside, how does the Superlight 2 perform? In a nutshell, it’s fantastic.
We put it through its paces, especially in a game like Modern Warfare 2 where quick reaction and instantaneous actions are required and it performed admirably. All of our shots were on point and sliding the mouse, even over a standard mousepad, was pretty effortless. This is a mouse that really gives you both the confidence in its performance and the comfort for long gaming sessions.
All in all, it’s a great gaming mouse to which if you’ve always wanted an upgrade to the original Superlight or perhaps you really wanted the form factor of the Superlight but held off because of the port, the Superlight 2 is what you want. By the time this video is up, it should already be available or available soon for US$159 or S$249.
The TKL Isn't As Amazing
We now move on to the Pro X TKL Lightspeed and this was something we did not expect. In essence, the Pro X TKL Lightspeed is the successor to the Pro X while incorporating the new design features of the G915.
Unlike the Pro X, this is now capable of wireless instead of just wired and unlike the G915, this features full-sized MX-style switches and full-height keycaps.
In all honesty, it’s just no nonsense TKL that works just like you would expect it to, complete with media controls, a volume wheel and all the jazz. Battery life is also great with up to 50 hours with the RGB at 100% brightness and way more than that with the RGB turned off. The GX Brown Tactile does also feel great as far as Browns goes.
And you even get a carrying case to go along with it, which is certainly a very nice touch in our opinion. But that’s pretty much about it and to be very honest, we can’t really recommend it. Somehow or another, while they listened to feedback for their mouse, they didn’t do the same for the keyboard.
Just like the rest of their keyboards, you can’t actually remap any of the keys except for the F1 to F12 keys. To which we would also like to highlight that the G Pro X TKL Lightspeed is not hot-swappable.
It’s weird but somehow, this is the reality. Unless you’re a die hard Logitech fan and don’t mind the limitations on the software side of things, we would suggest just skipping this keyboard altogether. If you want it however, it’ll set you back US$199 or S$319.
So to round everything up, the G Pro X Superlight 2 gets a huge thumbs up from us while the G Pro X TKL Lightspeed is just… well, if you like it, sure.