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My favorite gaming mouse is the Logitech G Pro Wireless

Can a wireless gaming mouse be good for esports?

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The Logitech G Pro Wireless on a desk Photo: Jeff Ramos/Polygon

I use to equate the quality of esports mice with garish looks, bulky construction, and fancy button configurations. However, my favorite mouse of the last few years, the Logitech G Pro Wireless, is the exact opposite of that aesthetic. It’s simple and understated. It feels so light, you would be excused for thinking it was just a regular office mouse. But the technology packed inside its tiny frame makes it fast, accurate, and effortless to use.

This is why we think that the Logitech G Pro Wireless one of the best esports and FPS gaming mice out there.

Can you trust a wireless gaming mouse?

If you plan to play first-person shooters or esports titles seriously, then playing with a wireless mouse might seem like a bad idea. When decisive plays are determined by split-second reactions, you don’t want any wireless latency to get in the way of your performance.

That concern may be valid if you’re used to playing with wireless devices that rely on Bluetooth connections. However, mice like the Logitech G Pro Wireless feature Logitech’s Lightspeed technology, which according Logitech’s testing can have faster response time than even wired mice. (We’ll talk about our experiences in the next section.)

The dongle on the Logitech G Pro Wireless
The small dongle is apparently faster than a wired mouse
Photo: Jeff Ramos/Polygon

While I haven’t done robust laboratory-style testing to confirm this claim, I’ve never experienced any lag, misclicks, or other performance-related mishaps. In fact, a wireless mouse solves the biggest problem I routinely have with wired mice: cable drag.

Regardless of how long a wired mouse’s cable is — or what texture its cord might be made of — the drag of the cable always gets in my way when playing intense games. There’s nothing worse than missing a quick flick headshot in Overwatch or losing your tracking on a fast-moving target in Apex Legends because your mouse’s wire snagged on something.

I’m not the only one who prefers and relies on a wireless mouse for the best performance., which aggregates the gear used by esports professionals, shows overwhelming support for the Logitech G Pro Wireless. It’s is one of the most popular mice with esports stars from multiple games like Fortnite, League of Legends, Overwatch, and Valorant.

Surprisingly accurate

At first, I was skeptical that the small Lightspeed USB dongle that comes with the Logitech G Pro Wireless was powerful enough to accurately and quickly track my mouse. Bluetooth mice were my only previous frame of reference with wireless mice. Could this little dongle really keep up with fast flicks and slow, precise tracking?

The mouse is designed to interpret movements accurately, so it doesn’t try to apply motion smoothing, acceleration, or any other filtering that may interfere with accuracy. The spec sheet for the Logitech G Pro Wireless says that the mouse’s Hero 25K sensor and can track the mouse at over 400 inches per second.

The Logitech G Pro Wireless on a desk near a keyboard and fidget cube
The understated look can go with all sorts of aesthetics
Photo: Jeff Ramos/Polygon

I don’t fully understand the specifics behind the intense amount of work this mouse’s sensor does, but I do know what the result is: faultless accuracy. I’ve never had any problems with getting my mouse to go where I wanted it to go. I never experienced any hiccups in movements, glitches, or timeouts. It always feels like a perfect translation between where I moved my mouse and where my cursor appears.

Light weight = less fatigue

I first started playing serious esports titles on an older, bulkier Logitech mouse. While that device was perfect for web browsing and office use, its heavy weight tired my arm out after long gameplay sessions. Especially in more demanding games, even a few extra grams of weight can impact performance and fatigue.

The Logitech G Pro Wireless weighs a paltry 80 grams. When picking it up, it feels like there isn’t much to the mouse at all. In fact, it’s hard to believe something so small could be so competent, but it is. After a few hours of gameplay, I appreciate its small size.

The Logitech G Pro Wireless near other Logitech mice
The mouse is so much smaller than other Logitechs I own
Photo: Jeff Ramos/Polygon

The Logitech G Pro Wireless’s weight takes some getting used to for those who are more familiar with heavier mice. As someone who grew up playing with large devices, I’ve grown accustomed to the tactile nature of gliding a bulkier mouse across my desk. But after a few years with the Logitech G Pro Wireless, I’ve learned to love a lighter mouse’s responsiveness. It’s almost like it’s barely there, allowing me to focus on the game and not my mouse.

Battery life, buttons, and DPI

I hardly think about the Logitech G Pro Wireless’s battery life. A full charge gets me 48 hours if I have the mouse’s logo lit up. Without the light show, it goes for 60 hours. A single hour of charging will bring it back to a full charge, too. If I had the pricey Logitech G Powerplay wireless charging mat, I’d never have to charge this mouse at all.

Buttons on both sides of the mouse allow the Logitech G Pro Wireless to be ambidextrous. You can pop the buttons on or off, depending on which hand you use a mouse with. It’s not a feature I’ve made use of, but since so many gaming mice seem to be designed for righties, it’s nice to see one that’s made for everyone.

A Logitech G Pro Wireless with its side buttons removed
The removable, magnetic side buttons make the mouse ambidextrous
Photo: Jeff Ramos/Polygon

Speaking of buttons, the DPI switch, which allows you to change the mouse’s speed on the fly, is located on the bottom of the mouse. When I first got started playing esports games, I would constantly hit my former mouse’s DPI switch at the worst times. With the Logitech G Pro Wireless, I have to flip the mouse upside down to toggle my mouse’s speed which completely has fixed that issue for me.

Are wireless mice good for gaming?

While I’m far from an esports pro, using the Logitech G Pro Wireless at least made me feel as close to one as my casual play schedule allows. I can understand why so many esports players rely on it.

The best technology is the kind that works so well that you don’t even think about it being there. Every time I pick up the Logitech G Pro Wireless to play a few rounds of my favorite esports games, I immediately forget that it’s in my hand. That effortlessness allows me to devote more attention to the game and less time to dangling wires, buttons that are easy to hit on accident, or a battery that might die on me mid-game.

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