Logitech G are, well, to say it in the lamest way possible; Gs. First they sent me the G502 Speakers (Review here), then came the G512 mechanical keyboard, and now we have the Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse. Now, I’m sure that if you’re reading this, you’re a big fan of my work and it will come as no surprise that I haven’t reviewed a gaming mouse before. Unlike the keyboard however, this isn’t my first foray into gaming mouses. That’s enough rambling, time for the review.
For many years wireless gaming has been more of a casual exercise than one for serious gamers or pros. When I heard about Logitech’s new 1MS latency Wireless mouse aimed at ESport pros, I was intrigued to say the least. That’s where the Logitech G Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse comes to the party. The mouse features the new Hero 16K sensor and comes in at only 80G. It’ honestly nuts. It’s packed with 4-8 programmable buttons and was designed with ambidexterity in mind. When I was researching for this review, I found out that it was designed over a 2 year period in collaboration with over 50 professionals. That’s straight wild Logitech G, you crazy fellas.
Let’s break into some specs before we tackle the nitty gritty:
- Battery life:
- Default lighting – 48 Hrs
- No lighting – 60 Hrs
- Resolution in DPI
- Min – 100
- Max – 16000
- 5 onboard profiles
- 1 zone light sync profile
Specs don’t mean jack all without some solid testing behind them to back it up. So let’s see how everything goes yeah?
I’ve always thought that RGB lighting was a bit of a gimmick, and then I switched to Logitech G’s range of gear and boy oh boy was my mind changed. The Pro Wireless goes for a much more subtle approach to the Lightsync features but it still adds to the overall experience; nothing looks cooler than your keyboard, mouse, and speakers creating a matching disco party.
So a mouse can work good and feel good, but we all know we want it to look hella fine too. And boy oh boy does the Logitech G Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse looooook fly as hell. The build quality is as impressive as all of Logitech G’s gear, coupled with a sleek matte finish and the brilliant Lightsync features makes this a force to be reckoned with. I honestly really love it, and so does my partner.
P.S she normally hates game stuff.
P.S.S But she loves me, so we’re all good guys and gals.
This is why you’re really here, and that’s why I left it so low; so you’d have to read all my nonsense hahahahaha…
The battery lasted forever, and combined with equal speeds when cabled makes everything better. Latency was my biggest concern, I don’t know how wireless stuff works, that’s Robbie’s wheelhouse. Ask him. But it made no sense to me that it hadn’t been done before, low and behold, Logitech G didn’t lie to me; well at least I never noticed, and frankly that’s all that matters.
My one and only complaint with the mouse is that it could have done with more RGBs. Underneath the mouse or maybe on the sides, but it just felt like it needed one or two more little bits of pizazz. I would happily sacrifice a little bit of battery life for some more lighting zones.
Wrap it up for me Mike:
If you’re looking for a sleek gaming mouse with a fast response time and the freedom of wireless then this is the mouse for you. It’s ambidextrous design coupled with programmable profiles, RGB Lightsync, and a decent battery makes this mouse a force to be reckoned with in both the Pro scene and for everyday use. It feels like another light or two could really make this a stunning accessory, but the performance and features make it more than worth the $279.90 NZD.