Logitech G Pro Wireless Review
The Logitech G Pro Wireless is a mouse that didn’t even need an official announcement to get the mouse community all giddy and guessing for its eventual release date. People had been clamoring for Logitech to use their flawless wireless technology in a lightweight, safe-shaped package for a while, and when a couple of professional players ran their mouths about this new mouse on streams they got the rumor mills spinning so fast they could have easily powered a small country.
When the official announcement finally dropped it sounded like the stuff of dreams: a super lightweight mouse with a rechargeable battery, flawless sensor, configurable side buttons, and above all: a rather safe and non-offensive shape which, according to multiple of the professionals who had already been testing it, was nothing short of amazing. Since its release it’s been taking over ‘most used’ lists across a multitude of our analyzed games, reaching the number one spot for Overwatch in record time.
So is this mouse worth all the hype and excitement, and more importantly: is it worth your cash? Our reviewer has been testing one out for a while now and he’s got his verdict ready.
“This is without a doubt one of the most hyped up releases of the past few years, and for good reason.”
Logitech G Pro Wireless Review – First Impressions
The G Pro Wireless is simplicity itself. It’s a beautiful, sleek looking mouse which is finished with the familiar Logitech G logo towards the back of the unit. Aside from that nothing else would betray that you’re holding a state of the art gaming mouse, and that’s how I like it.
Underneath the main mouse buttons there are three little dots which only light up when you’re switching DPI, turning the mouse on, or charging the unit and help to indicate what profile you’re on and what not. The DPI button and on/off switch are located on the bottom of the mouse, where they’ve also made a little ‘hatch’ under which you can store the USB receiver.
All in all I really like the aesthetics of this mouse. I’m more of a fan of clean designs anyway, and the sleek and almost stealthy look of this mouse is something that I can personally appreciate.
The G Pro Wireless is a medium sized mouse which is a little over 12 cm in length and 6.3 cm wide, and combining that with its true ambidextrous design and safe, non-invasive shape makes for a mouse that will be agreeable for a whole lot of hand sizes and grip types.
It comes in at an absolutely stunning 81 grams on my scale. That’s considered lightweight for wired mice, making the fact that it’s wireless even more impressive. The feathery lightness of this mouse is definitely one of the first things you tend to notice when you start using this mouse, doubly so because there’s obviously no cable drag at all.
As mentioned before there’s no DPI button on top of the mouse, so if you’re someone who tends to use that ingame you should be wary of that.
Upon opening the nice looking box of the G Pro Wireless you’re greeted with one thing, and that’s the mouse. It’s sat on some sort of a ‘pedestal’ with nothing next to it. Remove the mouse and the plastic pedestal and you’ll find the usual documentation, along with two little cardboard boxes that contain the charging cable, receiver, and the extra side buttons.
What I appreciate here is how easy it is to repack the mouse. I often travel to and from a LAN room to game and practice with friends, and while it’s obviously absolutely possible to take a mouse with you in your pocket or backpack without the packaging I do appreciate the sturdy and easy to use packaging for when I’m stuffing my gear into a backpack. It’s a small little thing, but it’s something that I noticed regardless.
Size & Dimensions
Shape and finish
The G Pro Wireless is an ambidextrous mouse with a safe shape. Logitech seems to have learned a lot from the criticisms that some people had on their prior line of gaming mice, and it really shows here. There’s no awkward bumps or odd grooves; this design flows beautifully and fits like a glove for a wide variety of grip types.
I actually took this mouse to a local LAN party which I happened to attend and passed it around like a sort of litmus test, and I heard no complaints. It is a rather flat design, however, so if you like to have your palm completely filled when using a mouse you don’t want to be grabbing this one if you’ve got larger hands.
Logitech has been working with all sorts of pro gamers for this mouse, and one of the aspects where you can immediately notice this is the shape. I’m quite confident that it’ll work for all grip types and a wide variety of hand sizes since it’s so smooth and unoffensive. I haven’t always been showering Logitech with praise when it comes to their shapes but this one, for me, is absolutely top notch.
The G Pro Wireless is finished with a matte black coating all throughout. I’ve never had any issues with Logitech’s coatings and it’s the same here. It handles sweat marvelously (I also got to test that at that local LAN party once all those PCs started running games) and never seems to lose gripping properties, neither does it become sticky or dirty abnormally fast.
One large glider and three smaller ones complete the mouse on the bottom, and they offer a nice and controlled glide without having to break them in for a very long time at all.
Buttons and scroll wheel
Logitech’s gaming mice have always had very light buttons. So much so that on some models I personally found them to be too light, but this isn’t the case on the G Pro Wireless. The buttons still don’t require a lot of force to press at all (so if you’ve got a heavy trigger finger this’ll take some time to get used to) but I found them to be perfectly usable and responsive and haven’t had an accidental click ingame yet.
It could be that I’ve just gotten used to Logitech’s lighter clicks over the years, but I do feel like these buttons require slightly more force to press than those on the original G Pro wired, for example. In any case; both main buttons offer a nice and crispy sensation when clicked, as we’ve come to expect from Logitech.
The scroll wheel has a rubberized texture to it and felt fine to me, but the steps aren’t really super defined, nor is there a whole lot of tension between them, so people who like heavy, sturdy wheels or use their scroll wheels for ultra precise operations such as scrolling between a variety of skills or weapons will want to take note of this.
One thing that I loved and that undoubtedly everyone will love regardless of preference is that the scroll wheel is very easy to click. I tend to use that button a lot ingame so for me it’s a big hurdle when I find a mouse with a super stiff middle mouse button, but this one is one of the smoothest I’ve come across.
The (modular) side buttons are also plenty easy to press and are located in convenient positions, meaning that you never really notice that they’re there until you need them. When you do use them you’ll find that they offer a good, clean click and a relatively low travel time. If you’re left handed or you just want to add or remove side buttons you can do that in less than ten seconds as well; they pop in or out of the mouse really smoothly when you want them to, and I never had any issues with buttons coming off or feeling loose during normal usage.
Quality and cable
Despite the fact that this mouse is incredibly light and thus can’t really be built like a tank it actually feels extremely sturdy when you’re using it. The mouse won’t be stopping any bullets any time soon, but as far as I can see there’s no flexing in the shell (even when pressing on it harder than anyone would when using the mouse under normal gaming circumstances) or any rattling inside the mouse itself.
The G Pro Wireless runs on Logitech’s LIGHTSPEED technology, which is said to transmit signals even faster than some of its wired counterparts. Logitech’s wireless tech has been around for a while now, but it’s still amazingly impressive how they managed to create wireless gaming products with absolutely zero delay or issues with interference.
There is a charging cable which connects to the device via a Micro USB port, and it is possible to use the mouse when it’s connected through the cable, but with a battery life of about 50 hours (even more if you turn off the LED) I’m not sure why you’d ever want to do that. In case you they’ve made it so that the charging cable slots into the mouse with two little plastic ‘prongs’, leaving you with a sturdier and more secure connection than if you’d just have to connect it via the USB port itself.
Performance and sensor
The G Pro Wireless uses Logitech’s own HERO (which stands for High Efficiency Rated Optical) sensor. It’s an in-house version of the 3366, which maintains the exact same performance whilst consuming way less power. What this means for gamers is that you’ll have the performance of the flawless 3366 sensor (so no no jittering, angle snapping, smoothing, or prediction) in a wireless mouse with a battery life of up to 50 hours.
I have already reviewed mice with the HERO sensor, and I must say that it’s an impressive piece of technology. It tracks everything I do beautifully and without any faults, translating everything to the game with 1:1 accuracy just like you’d expect a flawless sensor to.
The battery life is indeed amazing as well; I went an entire weekend of almost non-stop gaming on a single charge, so you definitely don’t have to worry about your mouse suddenly dying when you’re in the middle of a clutch or kick situation if you don’t forget to charge it.
Is it all worth it, though? Is it worth it to go with yet another rechargeable device when wired mice can do the job just fine? In my opinion: yes. There are certainly mice out there with great cables which won’t interfere with your gameplay (especially not when you stick ’em in a bungee) but even modded mice with aftermarket cables just aren’t the same as going wireless.
I play on a rather low sensitivity, so for me it’s going to be more noticeable than for someone who does an ingame 360 when they move their mouse half a centimeter, but there really is something very liberating about playing with a wireless mouse, on top of there being absolutely no chance of your cable snagging or folding underneath your mouse or whatever. I can’t really explain it without coming off as a failed poet so I’ll just say that it’s something that you have to try for yourself.
Whatever your opinions on wireless vs. wired may be though; there’s no denying that the G Pro Wireless performs like an absolute top tier mouse on every front. Logitech was one of the companies at the forefront of the ‘flawless sensor revolution’ (there I go being a failed poet again) so they know a thing or two about how a mouse should perform in a gaming environment, and the G Pro Wireless does exactly what it should do on that front.
As I’ve mentioned before the G Pro Wireless is a medium sized ambidextrous mouse, and it has a rather safe shape. For that reason it should suit a wide variety of grip types and hand sizes, with the notion that palm grippers who like a completely filled palm should try and actually hold this mouse first, as it has a rather low profile.
Aside from that almost everyone should be comfortable using this mouse for extended periods of time, provided you don’t have abnormally large or small hands, but that is always the case. I ‘accidentally’ went on a 9 hour gaming binge a couple of days ago (thanks, Apex Legends) and I came out of it feeling no discomfort whatsoever.
Logitech has been working on their shapes (which were one of the most often criticized aspects of their latest gaming mice) and the G Pro Wireless really is a testament to the fact that hard work pays off, as Torbjorn would say it. This definitely feels amazing to use.
Conclusion & Recommendation
Logitech has set out to create the ultimate gaming mouse with the G Pro Wireless, and as far as I’m concerned they have succeeded in that task. It’s without a doubt one of the most hyped up releases of the past few years, and for good reason too.
It’s definitely not going to be the mouse for you if you like hefty, more robust mice or if you’re a palm gripper with larger hands, but for everyone else this should be a smashing hit.
With 80 grams, a flawless sensor, great shape, lossless wireless connection, great feeling clicks and ditto scroll wheel, and a rechargeable battery this one’s going straight to the top of my list of best gaming mice I’ve ever used. If you’ve got the budget to spend and you mostly play FPS games (or games where you don’t need a ton of extra sidebuttons) this mouse is worth every penny.