If you wanted an upgraded Logitech G100s with side buttons, or you just wanted a small, high quality mouse with a basic shape, Logitech has listened and delivered. The Logitech Pro is a product based on community feedback, so we’re expecting it to be a top choice in competitive gaming communities.
I recently gave my list of the best gaming mice for CS:GO. This list is the culmination of over 50 reviews I’ve done on gaming mice in the last year. But does the Logitech Pro deserve a place? Let’s find out.
A reminder, there’s no such thing as the perfect mouse and everyone is different. This mouse is likely to be a favorite for many but will not be suitable for everyone.
Inside the Box:
While many cables are folded, Logitech have done well to wrap the cable around the plastic. This is a nice change, as it prevents kinks and potential breaks. The cable is 6.6 ft and braided but thick, making it more difficult to tangle. Caution, it may not fit in your mouse bungee, but it does fit into the Zowie Camade.
An Introduction to the Logitech G Pro Gaming Mouse
The Logitech G Pro gaming Mouse has an ambidextrous design with buttons on the left, a top optical sensor in the 3366, and weighs about 85 grams. The lightweight design and Omron switches make it ideal for FPS, RTS and MOBA gaming, but will it work for your play style? A lot of that depends on your preferred shape and grip.
Logitech G Pro Mouse Shape and Size:
The slope of the G Pro’s buttons is gradual with the hump a bit towards the back. This makes it a good mouse for gamers with a fingertip or claw style grip. A palm grip might work as well if you don’t have large-sized hands.
While it depends somewhat on how high up you place your fingers, the grip width for the Logitech G Pro Mouse is around 5.5cm while the base length comes out at about 10cm. This 2:1 ratio is a good place to start for most FPS mice. The height of it is around 3.5cm.
While this is an imperfect science, I’ll now give you some measurements of this mouse based on my hands which are around 18cm long (base of palm to tip of middle finger) and 9cm wide (thumb against the palm, measuring from thumb to little finger knuckle).
Based on the size of the mouse I’d say that it’ll work for palm grippers with hands under 6.7” (17cm), claw grippers from 5.9-7.5” (15-19cm), and fingertip from 6.7-7.9” (17-20cm).
It’s a fairly safe shape with no awkward angles, which means your fingers won’t be forced into any particular position. However, the sides are not flat, they’re actually rounded vertically, kind of like a bulge, but only very slightly. The reason I bring this up is because when we hold something, the skin on our fingers flattens. This means that a flat surface is easier to grip than a rounded one. I actually prefer the side shape of the G303 for this reason, which just has a flat side with a slight ledge toward the top, and that also helps with picking it up. Unfortunately for many, the diamond shape of the G303 causes the mouse to be uncomfortable. It’s loved or hated. The shape of the Logitech Pro is much safer for this reason.
The shell of the Logitech Pro is almost exactly the same as the Logitech G100s, so if you liked that, you should like this too!
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G Pro Buttons:
There are some subtle comfort grooves for comfort, and they’re separate from the shell. They are a bit louder than I expected but may be good for jitter clicking. They are a bit harder to press than my G302 but also offer better tactile feedback.
Ultimately, this should lead to fewer miss-clicks. The scroll wheel appears to be a bit smoother as well, but it still has noticeable tactile steps.
The buttons on the side have a good feel to them and the DPI button is out of the way enough while being easy to press.
The 3366 optical sensor is arguably the best on the market right now. Its only real competition is the 3989, which isn’t as good, but because it feels more responsive, some might prefer it. Otherwise, most people prefer the 3366.
I tested it in my game of choice, Quake Live. I was able to rocket jump easily and I couldn’t make it spin out. For delay, I have no scientific way of testing it, but it feels as good as the other top sensors, with the exception of the 3989 as mentioned earlier. The advantage the 3366 has over the 3989 is that it’s the only sensor that doesn’t spin out when doing the “tilt-slam test”; that’s where we hold the mouse on its side, then slam it down flat, fast. At this stage, every sensor I’ve tested has spun out, except the 3366 sensors (including the 3360).
In the sniper test, I zoomed right in and tested it pixel by pixel across multiple DPIs including 400, 800, 1600, and 3200 DPI. It was as smooth as expected on hard and soft mouse pads, because this is a top optical sensor.
The acceleration on this mouse seemed as close to perfect as any I’ve tried and didn’t cause any problems in the games I played. The lift off distance was around 1 DVD on cloth and soft pad (very low).
Again on hard and soft pads, I did the line test with 1600 DPI and Windows sensitivity 6/11.
I see no jitter, no skipping and no angle snapping. The lift off movement was well controlled and there were no rattle issues. As usual, the 3366 performed extremely well.
Logitech G Pro Gaming Mouse Build Quality
When tapping the Logitech Pro you get a slight buzz and when shaking it, you get a bit of a rattle, which is most likely caused by the cable. The material is durable with the sides being a textured plastic and the top being the same material but a bit smoother.
On the bottom of the mouse are four mouse feet that glide well over the hard and soft pads I was using.
Logitech Gaming Software:
For software, it comes with the typical Logitech gaming suite that offers 5 sensitivity levels all the way from 200 up to 12,000 DPI. Mouse buttons can all be reassigned with the usual options (media included).
The LED lights can be switched out altogether or assigned a single color with or without an adjustable breathing effect.
There is also surface tuning, which allows you to analyze the pad you’re using.
I’ve always found that I can aim better with smaller mice. It’s like an artist choosing a paint brush. Too big, and they won’t have precision. Too small, and they won’t be able to grip it properly. This mouse is good for small to medium-sized hands or possibly fingertip grip with large-sized hands.
For the three main aiming styles, I found that I did well with projectiles but didn’t do as well with rapid fire and sniper. This is most likely due to the rounded edges and dimensions of the mouse. Everyone is different but personally, I prefer the G303, even though many dislike that shape. In terms of a general recommendation, the Logitech G Pro Gaming Mouse is probably the safer bet, so if the diamond shape of the G303 isn’t right for you, this is a great alternative.
For the G100s fans that wanted side buttons and the updates of modern Logitech mice, then this is a must-have.
To conclude, this is absolutely one of the best gaming mice at the moment, for all game types except MMORPG (not enough buttons). The sensor, weight, buttons, shape and overall quality are very high, and yes, it belongs in many top mouse lists, including my Top 10 for CS:GO.
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