Logitech G Pro Gaming Mouse
The G Pro is part of Logitech’s range of stripped-back gaming products, with fewer features but better build quality. (Why it still has 16.8 million colours of LED lighting, though, is beyond us...) You only get the standard six buttons on this model, but they’re well positioned, and all programmable using Logitech’s excellent software, which is some of the most-polished and intuitive in the biz.
The casing is black plastic in a more classic rounded shape, with the shell unbroken apart from splits around the buttons, and the gaps for the (dreaded) lighting. It’s unadorned with grippy panels or thumbrests, leading to a spartan look, offset by a single shiny patch forward of the scrollwheel. That rolling disc itself is pleasingly broad, deeply ridged, and takes a comfortable shove to go from one notch to the next. There’s nothing special about the wheel’s finish, however — it’s just a plastic circle without a rubber tire or soft-touch coating, but it is well designed and fairly satisfying to use.
Feel is everything for a peripheral that spends so much time in your hand. It’s engineered to be extremely accurate, with the fairly-ubiquitous PMW3366 optical sensor (used in almost all of Logitech’s gaming mice), the absence of any smoothing or pixel rounding, and some clever metal springs under the main buttons; the nicely braided cord is a decent 2m in length; and its smooth matte finish feels good in the hand.
$69 | WWW.LOGITECH.COM Sensor: 12,000dpi optical (PMW3366); Design: right-handed, 6 buttons; Cable: 2m, braided; Dimensions: 11.7 x 6.2 x 3.8cm; 85g