Is the Logitech G Pro worth its high price of around $100? We’re reviewing the $100 Logitech G Pro gaming mouse to see if it’s worth that high asking price.
Logitech’s extensive catalog of gaming mice is arguably the largest of the major manufacturers. From the humble G203 to the flagship G Pro X Superlight, the company offers gamers something at almost any cost. In the case of the $100 market, Logitech offers the wireless G Pro. While overall a great choice, the G Pro has a few catches that any potential buyer should know.
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As a gaming mouse aimed at enthusiasts, the G Pro delivers excellent hardware in addition to Logitech’s excellent material quality. Thanks to the long battery life and the customization of the buttons, the two-handed mouse is comfortable for almost any grip with both hands. The overall product gets a few points deducted for decent RGB and a disappointing scroll wheel, but it’s still a good choice for its price compared to its competitors.
The target audience for the Logitech G Pro
Logitech claims it developed the G Pro in two years while collaborating with multiple pro esports players. Despite this, the G Pro is not specifically aimed at professional players, but rather amateur enthusiasts. The emphasis on the sensor and battery life further points to tactical FPS players.
Valorant and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players have the most to gain, but players of Dota 2, League of Legends and many other games can also take advantage of the comfortable ergonomics and long battery life. At around $100, the G Pro’s biggest wireless competitors are the Razer Basilisk Ultimate and SteelSeries Aerox 9.
Logitech G Pro promises big specs and features
Let’s start with the visual parts of the Logitech G Pro. It has a pretty standard shape that is meant to work for both right and left handed users. The G Pro has a number of forward and back buttons on each side that can be cleverly detached from the mouse. The main RGB area is the Logitech logo on the front, which glows similarly to the Logitech G403. The logo glows a single custom color that can be customized via hexadecimal code.
When it comes to buttons, the Logitech G Pro strikes a good balance between quality and customization. The left and right click both feel solid with hard plastic after 18 months of use. The side buttons feel good and in our experience they don’t work well yet. They connect tightly on both sides and you can even use all four at the same time. It gets a little less comfortable this way, but it’s an important option for MMORPG or RTS players.
All Logitech mice offer integration with Overwolf, Discord, and OBS. By connecting services through Logitech G Hub, players can activate overlays and change stream settings with the click of a mouse. We didn’t test this feature much during our time with the mouse, but it may be useful for some gamers.
As for the inside, the G Pro includes a patented HERO 25K sensor, meaning it can be accurately scaled up to 25,000 DPI. It’s probably best for most users to stay below 1,000. In terms of the polling rate, Logitech lags behind the competition in its price range at 1,000 Hertz. That’s enough for heavy gaming, but Logitech has yet to reveal a rival to other companies’ 8,000 Hz hyperpolling sensors.
Finally, the Logitech G pro lists 48 hours of battery life with RGB enabled. Shutting down will give you an extra 12 hours for a total of 60 hours. It takes a few hours to fully charge, but a quick 15 minute charge should be enough for a typical gaming session. At the very front of the mouse is a micro USB port that can act as a computer connection in emergency situations.
The best parts of the Logitech G Pro
A $100 gaming mouse is a luxury, but our review of the Logitech G Pro has a long list of good reasons to buy.
The first thing users will notice is the rigid body. The mouse panels do not sag and mounting tolerances are very tight. Our mouse showed absolutely no mechanical problems during the 18 months or so that we were using it. Logitech earned points for its build quality on the G403, and the G Pro maintains that standard.
The buttons aren’t slouches either. There are low activation points for the forward and back keys, making them hard to hit by accident. They feel responsive and clicky, just like the main buttons. It’s easy to replace them, and the marks left by their absence can even help you gain traction. The scroll wheel is lightly textured and sits firmly in place, although it lacks the famous friction release of Logitech’s G502.
Battery life is rarely a gaming mouse’s selling point, but over the course of our G Pro review, it turns out that Logitech greatly underestimated its potential battery life. 60 hours seems like a low estimate, even with RGB on. The Logitech G Pro often took more than two weeks to charge. Even with RGB enabled, the G Pro has excellent battery life which is betrayed by the specs of the box.
Finally, the spacious size of the Logitech G Pro makes it a good choice for any kind of grip. A fingertip grip may seem uncomfortable at first, but the mouse is surprisingly light at just 80 grams. Palm and claw users should feel right at home with plenty of real estate on the sides to grab. The removable side buttons are suitable for anyone whose little finger has a tendency to float down.
There isn’t much wrong with the G Pro, but the few question marks stand out when compared to the mouse’s positive qualities.
The first thing that may disappoint buyers is the mouse wheel. Logitech makes some great mouse wheels, but this one doesn’t stand out in any way. It functions fine, with a uniform rubber grip without friction. Cheaper mice from the same company have mouse wheel RGB, but the G Pro is a notable exception in this regard.
The fact that there’s only one RGB zone on the front of the mouse means it’s rare to even see it. The three dots leading to the mouse wheel are also customizable, but they are small and covered by most handles.
How the Logitech G Pro Compares to Alternatives
Let’s take a look at the specs of the Logitech G Pro compared to some of its competitors.
|Logitech G Pro||Razer Basilisk Ultimate||SteelSeries Aerox 9|
|80 grams weight||107 grams weight||89 grams weight|
|Logo-RGB||Logo, wheel, click RGB||Internal RGB|
|1,000 Hz polling||1,000 Hz polling||1,000 Hz polling|
|Seven buttons||Nine buttons||16 buttons|
The G Pro clearly stands out in terms of weight and accessibility. It’s the only choice of these three mice that works for a left-handed user, and it’s the lightest by a significant margin. It lacks all the extra RGB options outside of the basic logo, but it hits the gold standard 1,000 Hertz polling rate.
G Pro hits a high note for everything that matters
With all the pros and cons lined up, the Logitech G Pro is a great choice for someone serious about in-game performance. It feels great in the hand, features excellent internal hardware, and stays powered for weeks at a time with RGB turned off. Here are some of the best features that could drive someone to buy a Logitech G Pro.
- Excellent build quality
- Excellent battery life
- Nice Button Customization
The Logitech G Pro is an excellent choice for a gamer who wants the very best performance from their mouse above all else. While it may be a little lacking in looks, it has great internals, fantastic build quality and excellent battery life for its weight class. Overall, we recommend the Logitech G Pro to any gamer who is serious about the performance of their peripherals.