Logitech was light years ahead of their time when they released the original G Pro Wireless in 2018. At that time there was a lot of doubt that a wireless mouse could feel and perform as well as their wired counterparts. Now at the tail end of 2020 the competition has caught up and forced Logitech to update their ever popular design with this new superlight version. The GPW Superlight now holds the distinction of being the lightest wireless mouse on the market right now but its more than the sum of its parts.
Measurements (L x W x H)
described at ~63g (58g on scale)
Packaging and Presentation
Par for the course for Logitech, the unboxing feels quite premium. The box is the same size as the original GPW and has a similar layout. What’s changed is that this comes with some new extras, namely rubber grips and an optional bottom puck that that’s covered in the same PTFE material as the feet.
Design and Build Quality
The design of the Logitech GPW SL is mostly the same as the original GPW with some key changes to help shave down the weight by over 20 grams. I’ll list them below
Right side buttons are removed
RGB is removed
DPI Button Removed (You have to use software to set DPI)
New bigger PTFE feet
20M Omron switches instead of 50M
The design was always quite subtle with a safe shape that works for all grip styles. Outside of the lightweight feeling, anyone switching over from the original GPW should be able to adjust almost immediately. There’s no side flex or any creaking while using this mouse. The only issue is some slight bottom flex that won’t actually impact game play. Straight up, this thing is build solid. The coating is similar to the GPW but they’ve definetly changed the feel to make it slightly grippier. There’s a slight rubbery feeling that wasn’t there on the original that feels very similar to the matte coating on the Endgame XM1. I didn’t try the included grips, but they did feel a little cheap and flimsy to the touch. I don’t think they’d hold up against aftermarket grips.
Overall, the build quality achieves the same high standard that the original GPW achieved.
Buttons & Scroll Wheel
The key change with the main triggers on the GPW is the shift from 50M Omron switches to the 20M Omrons seen on later revisions of the GPW (including the Shroud edition mouse). This change was made to prevent the common double clicking issue that was common on the original. I can’t say for certain that this issue is fixed for good but should definetly be less prominent than it was.
They are similar in terms of how light they are but there’s not as much tactility here as on the original GPW. They don’t have a ton of crispiness in sound or click feel. M1 and M2 also have some side play if you click near the top of the button as well as having more post travel that on the original GPW when you keep the triggers pressed down. These are a bit of a nitpick as the main clicks feel fine by most standards but I just don’t like them as much as the original.
The side buttons are also worse than on the original GPW, they are recessed in more and just feel less clicky and satisfying than on the original. There is a some post-travel on them and they just have a dull response that lacks tactility. For me these were perfectly usable in-game but there are lots of mice with better side buttons out there.
The scroll wheel feels pretty much the same as the original but it seems to be pensioned a little bit higher so you’ll get slightly more resistance than before. I prefer this scroll wheel but the middle click has gotten worse. It feels it has shorter actuation distance so it ends feels really shallow without much tactility. The scroll wheel is definetly a highlight but I don’t like relying on the middle click as I would on some other mice.
Shape, Performance and Software
The shape is the same potato shape as the original GPW but it just feels better here. The lighter weight makes a huge difference and I found the shape just felt much better for claw grip with the improved coating and lighter weight. I feel snappier and more responsive and it really feels like some of the bulk of the original is gone especially with the new PTFE feet.
I play better with the Superlight period. My aim feels more reactive and I have more confidence in my flicks and fast movements. I prefer lighter mice and the weight of the Superlight feels absolutely perfect. The weight is well balanced and without a cord to slow you down, you have a real sense of freedom when it comes to fast movements without losing stability while holding angles.
I know some people out there don’t like the Logitech G Hub software and this won’t convince you otherwise if you are one of the haters. In terms of functionality however it’s hard to match as it has everything you might want to change right in the software.
I just want to touch on the battery life of the GPW Superlight as its absolutely insane and the best I’ve ever seen from a high performance gaming mouse. I’ve used this mouse for nine days and on a full charge and its still at 51%. I’ve gamed 3-4 hours a day and used the mouse for at least 6-7 including for desktop use. I haven’t turned off the mouse once and left it at 1000hz polling rate the entire time. At this rate I think you’ll only need to charge the mouse once every two weeks which is way longer than the rated battery life of 70 hours would indicate. I do wish this mouse had USB-C with a parcord style charging cable but to be honest you’ll need to charge this mouse so infrequently that its a non-issue.
Sensor and Skates
The new PTFE feet are a noticeable upgrade, they perform great on multiple pads. With the new larger shape, I find them to give a smooth and easy glide on everything I tested. They are a big improvement on the original GPW and you won’t feel compelled to rush out and replace them with aftermarket feet right away. That being said the one downside of the skates is that they are thin and might wear down quickly.
The HERO Sensor is the same as on the original GPW and its perfect in its power efficiency, accuracy and speed. I had absolutely no issues with it , nothing wrong with the LOD right out the box. It felt fantastic in everyday use.
I can confidently state that in late 2020 this is the BEST wireless mouse on the market. The issue of value does come up as this mouse is far from cheap at $150USD retail price. If you know this shape works for you, you’d be hard pressed to find a better performing lightweight gaming mouse. If you don’t want to pay up, I’d say it’s worth waiting for sales but if I don’t think I could go back to using the regular GPW after playing with the GPW X SL. While this shape is not my endgame and there are some issues, they can be overlooked for all the advantages the Logitech GPW Superlight has on the competition.
Perfect balanced weight
Insane Battery Life
Improved Coating and feet
Clickfeel is a step back from the original GPW
Middle Scrollwheel Click feels dull
If the shape works for you there isn’t a better wireless mouse out right now. I’d give this a perfect score if some of the issues were resolved, but none of these nitpicks are enough to prevent the Superlight from reigning over other wireless mice.
Where to buy the Logitech GPW X Superlight