Logitech GPW gaming keyboard and mouse set experience: lightweight body, heavyweight experience

Although I spend most of my time working with Logitech office suites, I am actually a hidden Logitech G user.

There are two sets of computers on the long table at home, one is a Mac mini connected to an MX Anywhere mouse and typing keyboard, and the other is specially used for playing games, connected to a Logitech G613 keyboard and G903 mouse.

After using it for a long time, this set of keyboard and mouse also fell out of use.

G613 is covered with dust that cannot be cleaned off, and G903 has also entered a double-click state due to being used for too long. Almost all the play time on Steam is occupied by Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel, and PC is no longer the main game console…

I had previously thought about updating my computer and changing my keyboard and mouse to battle the accumulation of games on Steam. After looking at G502 LIGHTSPEED and G910, I was a little tempted, but in the end I gave up because it was too "complex" and the experience was too "heavy". .

At that time, I was also thinking that if I wanted to experience the complete appearance of a gaming keyboard and mouse, and the body design and key positions could be kept lightweight and simple, such a combination seemed a bit high.

But after trying the new generation of GPW series products, I seem to have new ideas.

The all-around gaming mouse that’s lighter than the lightest

Logitech has launched two new members of GPW this time, namely PRO X SUPERLIGHT 2 gaming mouse and PRO X TKL keyboard.

The focus of PRO X SUPERLIGHT 2 gaming mouse is just like its name, which is just one word – light.

The body weighs only 60g, which is nearly 3g lighter than the previous generation and almost half the weight of my daily office mouse Anywhere 2S (106g).

The shape of the mouse is relatively slender, with slightly concave smooth curved surfaces on both sides. The palm can fit perfectly on the watch, and the thumb can also be attached to the side to assist movement when not operating the side buttons.

The mouse is relatively smooth overall, and with a skin-friendly matte coating, PRO X SUPERLIGHT 2 feels smooth in hand. The weight of the body is very low and it is very smooth to push.

In order to achieve absolute lightweight, PRO X SUPERLIGHT 2 is very restrained in design.

The mouse continues the matte design of the previous generation PRO X SUPERLIGHT, and the most iconic illuminated G logo of G903 has also been cancelled. There are not many replaceable structures and function buttons on the body, and the whole machine is too simple to look like a gaming mouse.

It may be due to its lightweight. PRO X SUPERLIGHT 2 also needs to be protected every day, otherwise it will easily leave marks after being bumped.

The rollers are designed with a relatively short tooth pitch, allowing for more detailed rolling. It also supports clicks, but it lacks the multi-stage press design of Anywhere 2S and cannot switch to a stepless state by pressing the second stage.

It's fine in gaming mode, but if you use it for daily work and browsing the web, it will take some getting used to.

The USB-C port for charging and connecting to the computer has been hidden on the front side of the mouse, between the left and right buttons. There are anti-slip pads made of zero-added PTEF material at the bottom of the mouse, and there is a storage compartment in the middle.

The storage compartment lid uses a magnetic design, and the slot inside is just right for the LIGHTSPEED receiver that comes with the mouse. The magnetic design is easier to open than the rotating structure of the year. There is also some space between the empty structure inside and the receiver storage slot. It seems that there is the possibility of adding a counterweight.

But considering that PRO

Although there should be no matching weights available, this part of PRO X SUPERLIGHT 2 can be replaced with the charging module of the wireless charging mouse pad POWEREPLAY, so that it can be charged directly on the mouse pad.

In terms of connection mode, PRO X SUPERLIGHT 2 continues to have only two options: LIGHTSPEED wireless and wired connection. Perhaps considering that the delay of Bluetooth cannot meet the needs of gamers, PRO X SUPERLIGHT 2 is not included here.

However, the LIGHTSPEED technology used this time has been upgraded. The polling rate has been upgraded from 1KHz to 2KHz in the previous generation, and the stability and low-latency performance have been improved. The new receiver connects both the mouse and keyboard, leaving only one USB port. It's okay to use it on a PC with more interfaces, but when using a notebook with fewer interfaces and only a USB-C port, use the included USB-A to C adapter to connect the LIGHTSPEED receiver paired with the mouse and keyboard to the computer. It will be more stable to use than finding another docking station to connect.

In terms of stability and low latency, the performance of LIGHTSPEED itself has actually reached the ceiling, and the improvement does not feel very big. During use, I also connected the receiver to the back of a PC. There was not much difference when the keyboard, mouse, and computer were both on the desktop. There were no obvious dropouts, lags, or drifts.

On the official mouse settings application G Hub, you can see the current connection status and battery power of the mouse. The setting items are related to the mouse's response, DPI and key combinations.

In terms of configuration, PRO

Users can customize DPI and mouse response speed settings through G Hub. DPI settings can be as detailed as setting the X and Y axes individually. For users with high control requirements and some adjustment experience, the degree of freedom provided by G Hub is sufficient.

If you are a novice in this area like me, G Hub provides corresponding presets for different game types. Users can simply select the preset according to the game type, and then adjust it according to their own needs.

G Hub will automatically pop up a custom archive when you start adjusting, and will not save it to the basic default, so novices will not be afraid of changing the settings randomly and affecting the basic settings.

In addition, Logitech emphasized the concept of "helping professional e-sports players unleash their potential, and the products help players find their own playing style and style and grow" in this new product.

They have created a sharing platform for the custom default function. In addition to adjusting the basic defaults directly, users can also obtain other players’ adjusted defaults through the platform. Although other people's targeted adjustments may not be useful to you, such exchanges provide a sense of interaction with other players by exchanging archives and secret techniques, which is still very enjoyable.

During the experience, I only set two presets, one specifically for shooting games and the other for daily use. The CS part did not enable advanced settings, I just adjusted the FPS preset in G Hub according to my preference.

After lowering the DPI and using the foot pad at the bottom of the mouse, the assistance of pressing the gun is still obvious. If it can be stable when the camera is first opened, it will be enough to handle games with stacked players like me. After the game is over, first switch to the high DPI gear, and then return to G Hub to switch settings. The process experience is also very smooth.

In terms of hand feel, PRO X SUPERLIGHT 2 uses LIGHTFORCE optical-mechanical hybrid micro-motion technology to achieve lower latency and faster response. Compared with the G903 and Anywhere 2S that I am currently using, the feedback of PRO X SUPERLIGHT 2 is more obvious, and the pressure required is a little stronger.

A gaming keyboard that can be taken out

After looking at the mouse, let’s take a look at the keyboard launched this time.

The PRO

Unlike G913 TKL, which uses a low-height GL mechanical switch, PRO more obvious.

Without the restriction of the top cover, it becomes much easier to replace the keycaps with bare hands.

The interface for connecting the keycaps on the shaft is a universal cross shaft, and the opening for the keyboard backlight is on the upper side of the shaft. PRO Compared with the Romer-G mechanical switches of the old era that still used special interfaces, the new GX switches are much more convenient for replacing keycaps.

In terms of shafts, Logitech now offers two mechanical shafts, GX T and GX L. The GX T is a brown-like shaft with a slight step feel, and the GX L is a linear shaft similar to a red shaft.

The keyboard I have is a version equipped with a GX L axis. The keys require some force to activate. It lacks the rough feel of the early ROMER-G axis, and the straight up and down feel is much more comfortable and smooth. However, the feel is not very tough. According to the input volume of about 5-8000 words per day, it will not be too tiring after a day's work.

The response speed of the shaft is fast enough, but it is not as easy to accidentally touch as the gray wood shaft or quicksilver shaft.

As for the keycaps, PRO PBT is not easy to oil, and the surface of the keycaps is not only frosted but also matte, and the texture looks very good.

The keyboard also comes in white and pink colors, and can be matched with mice and headsets of corresponding colors.

The keys used to switch keyboard modes and control computer playback and keyboard backlight are all concentrated on the top of the keyboard. The keys here are unified into round short keys with backlight and a hard feel.

There is a volume wheel that scrolls back and forth on the right side of the top of the keyboard, and a Logitech G logo that does not light up on the left side. The knob is designed to scroll back and forth. If you want to adjust the volume while typing, you can just move your hand over it. There is no need to change your hand shape, which will make it more efficient.

The entire keyboard feels very solid in your hand, and the bottom plate is hard enough to fully support the keyboard.

In addition to feeling solid, the PRO X TKL keyboard is also very light. Compared with the 1.4kg G613 LIGHTSPEED back then, PRO X TKL is much lighter. Even with its own storage bag, the weight of PRO X TKL is much lower than that of G613.

There are two sections of brackets at the bottom of the keyboard, which can adjust the height of the two sections.

The base plate isn’t too thick, but it’s still a bit tall with standard mechanical switches. Even if the stand is completely flat, the keyboard still needs to be used together with the handrest to make it less tiring.

As for accessories, in addition to the basic USB-C to A data cable and storage bag, PRO X TKL also comes with a LIGHTSPEED wireless receiver. The receiver itself is a USB-A interface and can be converted to USB through the included adapter. -C interface.

In terms of software, PRO X TKL can adjust lighting effects and customize button and key combination functions in G Hub.

After changing to the current standard 87-key arrangement, PRO

▲ Breathing light mode

▲Ripple light effect triggered by clicking

▲ Starry sky light effect

▲Wavy light effect

Lighting also needs to be set on G Hub. Logitech provides a total of eight equivalent options such as fixed, breathing light, color cycle, and starlight under the default preset. Some light effects can be set by themselves in color and combination mode.

▲Customized combination color light effects

In addition, users can fully customize color combinations and animations to create the lighting effects they need. In terms of lighting effects, PRO X TKL basically provides everything it can provide.

Light and professional, both are perfect

After a complete experience, I feel that the PRO X SUPERLIGHT 2 mouse and PRO X TKL keyboard are products that can be both light and heavy.

The entire set has been made to be lightweight. The mouse has a featherweight body that is lighter than the previous generation. The keyboard has been reduced in weight and paired with an exclusive travel bag, which increases the possibility of using it when going out.

Logitech has already prepared what users need before the set is launched. The accessories and accessories needed for the set, even the mouse pad used with this set of keyboard and mouse, can be purchased by users when purchasing the set. With the presets and default functions provided by the official in advance in the official application, users can already get most of the experience as soon as they get started, ensuring the lowest limit of experience.

At the same time, the configuration of flagship-level performance and highly customized official software can help users improve the upper limit of their experience.

Professional game users and e-sports players can customize the performance of the keyboard and mouse to make it more suitable for them, making it easier for them to conquer various games and competitions. To make good use of these functions, users also need to pay corresponding costs to adapt and learn.

Simply put, it is:

"It's not difficult to use it if you think it's useful. But if you really put your mind to it, you can make good use of it."

Logitech wants to "help players find their own style of play and growth" mentioned in the development concept. I believe this is what it means.

In general, the combination of PRO X SUPERLIGHT 2 and PRO X TKL is a set of products with high adaptability and high product usage limit. If you are a gamer who needs to move frequently, or a player who is just getting ready to get into the game, this set is worth trying and recommending.

But as a set, it would be better if it comes with a storage box that can store both the mouse and keyboard.

"Buy it, it's not expensive."

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