The Logitech G Pro wireless has finally arrived after much hype and speculation. But how does Logitech’s new mouse perform and is it worth its high price tag?
The mouse was built to perform at the highest levels of professional play with Logitech collaborating with more than 50 eSports players who provided critique and feedback on the shape and feature set of the G Pro wireless.
Logitech has clearly done their homework and analysis with the design, but is the G Pro Wireless the end game mouse we have all been searching for? Let us take a closer look at what they have come up with.
Logitech G Pro Wireless Specifications
Let’s break down the mouse into the most important categories that you should be considering when purchasing a mouse. Considering the steep price of the G Pro Wireless it’s important you understand what you are getting.
Before purchasing a mouse you should be aware of your hand size and grip style. This will dictate the type of mouse that will fit your playstyle.
I have 17.5cm x 8.5cm hands and use a palm-claw hybrid. The mouse fits my hands perfectly. Knowing this can help you decide whether the G Pro wireless might be too small for your hands.
The G Pro wireless features Logitech’s new HERO sensor offering up to 16,000 DPI in 50 increments. Nowadays mice sensors are all so good that its difficult to provide measurable differences between them.
The HERO sensor is a top end sensor that I have been unable to find any faults with. It feels the same as a PMW3366 and has no issues with tilt-slamming or spinouts, you can’t go wrong here.
Logitech has gone back to basics with the design of the G Pro Wireless. Unlike the G900 and the like, this is not a bells and whistles mouse. Logitech has stripped it back to provide only the core features a competitive gamer needs and wants.
The hump of the mouse has a gradual slope, it is not as steep as the G403 but it is slightly steeper than the Zowie FK series.
There are very gentle thumb grooves below the side buttons which feel perfect for my grip and hand size. They feel very similar to the FK series which I am used to as the FK1 has been my preferred mouse for years.
The mouse is very well balanced with a slight bias towards the back of the mouse.
Length: 12.5 cm / 125 mm
Width: 5.9 from sensor / 59mm
Height: 4 cm / 40 mm
Weight: 80g (77g~ without bottom plate)
Thanks to its 1mm thin wall construction the G Pro Wireless comes in at a surprisingly low 80g. This is extremely light for a wireless mouse. For comparison, the G403 comes in at around 88g and the Zowie FK2, 85g.
Generally speaking the lighter your mouse the better but this isn’t a fact. Some people prefer heavier mice but like all things with gaming mice, it is personal preference.
A lighter mouse can provide you with more agile movement and lends itself more towards claw and fingertip players.
This is the lightest mouse I have reviewed and coming from my FK1 I was really surprised by the difference.
Before being released and still to this day it sometimes gets referred to as the ‘Logitech FK’. Due to its shape and ambidexterity, you can see why.
If you want to see the G Pro Wireless vs G403 or vs FK1 then skip to the comparison section below for pictures of each side by side.
The G Pro Wireless comes in at a surprisingly low 80g. This is extremely light for a wireless mouse. For comparison, the G403 comes in at around 88g and the Zowie FK2, 85g.
Logitech mice have the best mouse clicks out of all the mice manufacturers I have reviewed and the G Pro Wireless is no different.
The mouse 1 and mouse 2 are tactile and responsive. They have a fairly short travel time compared to the likes of the FK series and feel very similar to the G403 it is hard to really tell the difference.
The scroll wheel is the best I have experienced on a mouse. I loved the G403 and it has a top quality scroll wheel but in my opinion, the G Pro Wireless has improved upon it further.
The notches are heavy enough to be noticeable and provide good traction without being too weighty. They are slightly more defined than the G403’s. The forward and backwards motions feel the same which is something the FK series and EC2-B really struggle with.
There are very small grooves across the scroll wheel to assist with grip and the scroll wheel click is great. It feels a little heavier than the G403 but lighter than the FK series.
The side buttons are fully customisable and modular making the mouse fully ambidextrous but also allowing players to remove the buttons on the side they don’t use.
This is a great quality of life addition for those of you that may have previously found yourself accidentally pressing additional side buttons on the likes of an FK or another ambidextrous mouse.
As for the side buttons themselves, they are the perfect position for my hands. Often with gaming mice, the button towards the front of the mouse is out of reach or uncomfortable to press for some hand sizes and grip styles.
This is something I struggled with when using the FK1 (previously being my number 1 mouse). However, I could have probably tried an FK2 and it would have fit my hand better in this area.
The G Pro Wireless side buttons sit nicely across my thumb and I prefer them over the G403 or any of Zowie’s mice. They are significantly more tactile and responsive, they are a big improvement.
The mouse 1 and mouse 2 are tactile and responsive. They have a short travel time compared to the likes of the FK series and feel very similar to the G403.
One of my gripes with the G403 was that the side buttons were very mushy and squeaked if I had sweaty hands. The texture on them was glossy and my hands would stick to them.
Logitech has completely fixed this with the G Pro Wireless, the side buttons have more of a textured matte finish to them. The travel time is shorter and they feel more snappy and responsive.
The DPI button has been moved to the bottom of the mouse. Logitech surveyed top esports professionals asking if they ever used the DPI button on top of their mice. The pros said they never used the DPI button and often just disabled it in the software. This prompted Logitech to put the button on the bottom.
The side grips of the G Pro Wireless however, are not as good as the G403. I prefer the rubber grip side grips of the G403. Although they might not be as aesthetically pleasing the grip they provide is great.
There are 3 mouse feet across the base, one long one across the front of the mouse and 3 curved ones across the back of the mouse. I use a Steelseries Qck+ and I have found the feet to be quite fast.
The mouse definitely glides faster than the G403 and FK. This is personal preference as to what you might prefer. A fast glide is great if you are used to it but if its too fast then it might affect your aim.
Logitech state that the battery can last up to 48 hours with RGB lighting turned on and up to 60 hours with it turned off. Having used the mouse for a few weeks now I find the battery life is completely sufficient.
The mouse puts itself to sleep after not being used for a few minutes which greatly increases battery life.
It also charges really fast, only requiring around a couple of hours for a full charge from low battery.
Overall the battery life is impressive considering how much I have been using the mouse I am surprised by how little I have had to charge it.
The Logitech Gaming software has always been clean and simple. They are pushing out their beta for Logitech G Hub which has new look and feel and allows you to manage all your macros, RGB, DPI of your mice as you would have within the old software.
On the home screen, you can see the mice you have connected and provides a battery life percentage indicator.
The new software is easy to use and has a simple UI. It definitely looks a lot better than the older Logitech Gaming software.
Since it’s announcement the G Pro Wireless was nicknamed the Logitech FK due to its very similar shape and buttons. In the next section I have provided some quick comparisons of some other mice you should consider or might be considering already before deciding on the G Pro Wireless.
Logitech G Pro Wireless vs Zowie FK1/FK2
It is clear to see why the G Pro Wireless earned its nickname, however, having both mice in front of you highlights the differences easily.
If you hold each of these mice you can clearly tell which is which even though they look very similar.
Firstly the FK1 is longer and wider than the G Pro Wireless coming in at 12.8 cm/6 cm or 12.4 cm/ 5.8 cm for the FK2.
The FK1 uses the Avago 3310 sensor which is still a top quality sensor but its not as good as the G Pro Wireless’ HERO sensor. However, the only real difference is in the tilt-slamming technique where the 3310 can occasionally spin out.
As for sizes, the G Pro wireless might be a little small for some palm grip players with larger hands (18.5cm+) whereas the FK can be palmed easier.
You may also want to consider what grip ratio you use as the FK series is easier to 1-3-1 than the G Pro wireless. The ratio is the number of fingers you have on each part of the mouse.
A 1-3-1 ratio means you have your thumb on the left, three fingers on top and your pinky on the right. Likewise, a 1-2-2 means you have your thumb on the left, two fingers on top and two fingers across the right side.
Wider mice are better for 1-3-1 grippers since it offers more room. The G Pro Wireless is perfect for a 1-2-2 grip but you can still use a 1-3-1 comfortably too.
The arch of the G Pro wireless is more towards the middle of the mouse and it is more curved than the FK which is much flatter. This is the distinct difference between the two so its up to you which you will prefer.
If you can afford the G Pro Wireless and have hands below around 18.5cm then I would recommend the G Pro Wireless.
The FK1 uses the Avago 3310 sensor which is still a top quality sensor but its not as good as the G Pro Wireless' HERO sensor.
Logitech G Pro Wireless vs Logitech G403/G703
The G403 is one of Logitech most popular mice due to its affordability, quality and performance.
However, these are two very different mice and it is important to know this before choosing which one is best for you.
The G403 and G703 are very similar mice so everything said here applies to both. For a more detailed overview, I strongly recommend checking out my versus article where I talk about both to highlight the differences.
The G403 is roughly the same length as the G Pro Wireless but its wider (6.8 cm compared to 5.9cm) and taller (4.3 cm compared to 4 cm). The G403 is the perfect mouse for a palm grip player and features on a number of my lists for mouse recommendations.
This is due to its height and shape of its arch since it provides great support for palm grip players.
The shape of the G403 is not for everyone though as some players find the right-hand side grip uncomfortable. The G Pro wireless is much more simple and ambidextrous and in my opinion, more comfortable.
The G Pro Wireless is clearly the better mouse with its better sensor, side buttons, shape and weight but its the price that is important here. If you can’t afford the G Pro wireless the G403 is probably the best mouse you can get for under $50 dollars or £40.
If you are on a budget you can check the prices here.
How The G Pro Wireless Was Designed
As mentioned by Logitech on their blog the G Pro wireless was designed with input from more than 50 esports players across the globe.
They had input on the mouse shape and features to highlight what matters most to them. When asked about the price of the mouse and why it is so high Logitech stated in an Reddit thread:
We’ve seen a lot of questions about the price. Traditional wisdom would say something like “more features=more expensive.” However, with this mouse, we decided to take a different approach and just make the the features we did have really good. Those features were based on what the pros told us they wanted – ultra-responsive wireless and ultra-light weight. That’s the reason why this is a PRO-series mouse.
Turns out it’s actually quite difficult and expensive to take the weight down to 80g on a wireless mouse. Take the thin-wall moulding for example, while PRO Wireless uses a similar endoskeleton design to G903, it further improves on the thin-wall process by shaving off another 20%, going from 1.2mm to 1.0mm. But removing that .2mm is really hard and expensive because you’ve got a much narrower margin of error.
We’ve even gone so far as to do things in the electronics to shave off weight -like using thin circuit boards to get the smallest margins. What it comes down to is this: If we weren’t trying to design the best tool we could for professional gaming, we wouldn’t have even made this mouse.
Logitech has gone all out on the design of the mouse and the improvement of the endoskeleton 1mm thin walls over the G903 shows they are trying to innovate and create a mouse that provides a lightweight solution to wireless gaming.
In an interview when discussing how they utilised professional esports players in the design process Logitech found that none of them used a DPI button to alter their DPI.
In fact, players actually tend to turn off the DPI button mapping in the settings. This was why the DPI button was put on the bottom of the mouse.
With mice manufacturers actively seeking industry advice and feedback it is a step in the right direction and will only bring about better quality mice. This is definitely a takeaway for Logitech’s competition.
The Logitech G Pro wireless comes in at a high price point that will likely put most casual gamers off. But with its simple design, extremely light body and top quality sensor there is nothing else like it right now. It comfortably achieves the GEM Rating Award.
It is the best wireless mouse you can buy and might well be the best mouse overall. However, it won’t fit everyone’s hands because of its size which is something Logitech has had to sacrifice in order to keep the weight down.
I would recommend the mouse for palm grip players with hands no larger than around 19 cm, claw grip players with hands no larger than 19.5 cm and fingertip players with hands no larger than 20.5 cm The mouse will likely be too small if you have larger hands.
If you can afford the high price tag then you won’t be disappointed, Logitech are on the right track here. Click here to check prices.