Hello everyone, and welcome the comparison between what I consider to be the best wireless mice available at the moment: the Logitech G Pro X Superlight and the Razer Viper V2 Pro.
Since the viper v2 pro release, I’ve received a tonne of requests to conduct this comparison. However, I wanted to use the viper v2 pro for about a month before doing so to accurately assess its overall quality and battery life since the superlight has been my preferred mouse for over a year. I’ve had this unit since launch, and it has been granted favor from God nine times.
|Razer Viper v2 Pro||Logitech G Pro X Superlight|
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|+ Extremely lightweight.|
+ Exceptional click latency.
+ Comfortable symmetrical shape.
+ Feet glide very smoothly on mousepads and desks.
+ Build quality feels excellent.
|+ Excellent build quality.|
+ Fully compatible with macOS and Windows.
+ Reasonable number of buttons.
|– Unlike previous versions, this mouse lacks side buttons on the right side for left-handed users.||– Too large for small hands using fingertip grip.|
– No Bluetooth support.
Razer Viper v2 Pro VS Logitech G Pro X Superlight: Design
1. Build Quality
The build quality of these two mice is the first thing I will compare. As I mentioned, I have several Superlight mice and have used them for a long time. The G Pro X Superlight has incredible build quality. At only 60 grams, this mouse feels insanely well-made.The build quality of these two mice is the first thing I will compare.
As I mentioned, I have several Superlight mice and have used them for a long time. The G Pro X Superlight has incredible build quality. At only 60 grams, this mouse feels insanely well-made.
I’m not going to lie; the Viper v2 Pro feels extremely well-built. However, if you squeeze it vigorously—more force than you would apply even with the most aggressive claw grip—you can feel the sides flex somewhat. I’m not sure if some units will flex more than others, but the G Pro X Superlight has never given me any creaks or flexes, so I’d say the superlight is the best option.
Another issue with the Viper v2 Pro is that there is quite a bit of side play on the main clicks. If you click it straight on, however, there won’t be any issues, but my batch one Superlight also has quite a bit of side play, so it does seem like it takes these companies one or two batches to perfect the tooling.
However, realistically, everything I’ve complained about with the Viper v2 Pro is just a minor nitpick, given that these mice cost $150. You want the best possible quality, and they aren’t actual issues I’ve had in games or even outside of looking for problems, so in the end, both of these mice will feel excellent and have a good quality feeling in hand at their respective very low weights.
Compared to the G Pro X Superlight, the Viper v2 Pro weighs 57 grams, compared to 60 grams for the G Pro X Superlight. There is a negligible difference in weight between the two mice, and if I were to pick them up, I doubt I would be able to tell which one was lighter. However, the Viper v2 Pro feels less bulky than the super light shape.
The Viper v2 Pro, however, is undoubtedly on the G Pro X Superlight level regarding weight and balancing. Whichever mouse you choose, you’re going to get a very good feeling weight of around 60 grams seems to be the sweet spot where not too many people are going to have issues with stability or the mouse feeling too light but you still get all of the benefits of a lighter weight mouse.
It’s hard to describe, but since the center of gravity is centered on these mice, it’s not difficult to get the mouse moving, just like controlling the motions. As I said, just both of these mice feel balanced to perfection. It’s like it wasn’t just a low-effort weight reduction job done. Something that comes along with very good weight balancing is stable and natural feeling of initial motions.
I only have positive things to say about the weights of these mice, especially the G Pro X Superlight with the higher profile back hump. I think that this will provide enough stability for so many people that it’s not really a risky weight in my opinion. Of course, no matter what mouse you use the weight you will be able to adjust to it.
Particularly if you are claw gripping, you’re going to want to have a pretty tight and aggressive grip on the mouse in order to get that stability and control because the Viper v2 Pro is a much flatter mouse in general and you don’t really get that same level of backup support.
When it comes to fingertip grip, the Viper Ultimate is the way to go because there isn’t as much going on in the back of the mouse to interfere with your grip. I also feel like the range of motion is a little bit better on this for things like vertical movements with your fingers. I guess I’m talking about the shape now when I say that the Superlight is a bit better for more relaxed style grips.
In the end, both of these shapes are very safe, which is why manufacturers keep creating new variations of them. They can fit a wide range of hand sizes and grip styles, but in general, I think the Superlight shape is safer because it works best for palm grips and more relaxed claw grips.
Razer Viper v2 Pro VS Logitech G Pro X Superlight: Features
The main clicks on the Viper v2 Pro use the Razer v3 optical switches, which have better tactility but are a bit heavier than the previous v2s, which did have a mushiness issue.
The G Pro X Superlight uses Omron 20ms, which is very well-tuned by Logitech. Omron receives a lot of criticism, but this is an incredible application of omrons. Even on my unit, which I’ve had for more than a year, the clicks still feel the same as they did on Day One, and I’ve had to click these millions of times by this point.
I’ve never felt the clicks on the v2 Pro were too heavy while editing in Fortnite or really in any situation, but there’s no denying that it takes more force to activate them. The Omron is undoubtedly lighter than the v2 Pro switches as well, so for people who really want light clicks to spam, the super light will be easier to do that with.
2. Side Buttons
When compared to the viper ultimate, which had side buttons on the right side and very flat side buttons that didn’t protrude at all, the v2 Pro got rid of the side buttons on the right side and increased their protrusion on the left side, and it now has some of the best side buttons I’ve ever felt.
These mouse clicks are very loud. I don’t experience pre-travel or a mushy feeling, which is obviously a big issue with the G Pro X Superlight. The side ones, however, are just extremely mushy. I can still use them fine in Fortnite, but it’s just not a good click feeling.
3. Scroll Wheels
In terms of the tactile response, I don’t think people will have a strong preference for one over the other. Next, I’ll just briefly discuss the scroll wheel. Both of these feel like pretty average scroll wheels, though the super light has a more notchy sound to it.
I do, however, have a peculiar problem. There’s not much to say about the scroll wheels because the next thing I’m going to say is that every now and then when I’m scrolling up on the Viper v2 Pro, I’ll hear like a creak or a squeak that’s just something happening in the scroll wheel and it doesn’t affect me in game.
4. Coating & Grips
I’m going to talk about the mouse’s stock coating. The Viper v2 pro has a fairly standard-feeling chalky coating, and there isn’t much else to say about how it performs in my testing so far regarding sweat. However, the super light has a very nice rubbery coating, and I do believe that this is something that just makes the mouse feel a little bit more premium and grippy in hand.
Both companies actually do include grips with their mice, but I prefer the ones provided by Razer because they are more hard-style based than the ones provided by Logitech, which are so bad. The latter’s grips are still usable, but I think the former is preferable. Both mice can also be upgraded with aftermarket grips.
5. Battery Life & Charging
I believe the sensor and battery life are the last features to discuss. In terms of battery life, the Superlight is superior by a significant margin; depending on how much use I gave it, it lasted two to four weeks. However, I see a lot of reviewers saying things like, “Oh, the 70-hour battery life is like, bro, this thing lasts forever.”
The Viper v2 Pro appears to lose between 10-15% per day, so I estimate that it lasts approximately a week on a single charge.
The Viper v2 Pro has USB-C, dude, that’s all that matters. But all jokes aside, despite having micro USB, the Superlight still charges faster. In an hour and 30 minutes, it went from 10% to 100%, while the Viper v2 Pro went from 4% to 58%. I did the studies; I did the research. Logitech is just better when it comes to charging devices.
The mouse’s actual sensor is the 3950 Pixar sensor, which is the newest and best available. It is superior to the hero sensor from Logitech, but it is unlikely that you will notice any tracking improvements. You have complete control over the 3950’s LOD, which honestly functions fine but some people may prefer to fine-tune the LOD, so you will have a lot more freedom to actually customize the sensor.
When it comes to tracking, these mice will actually feel exceptional. The polling rate will feel very consistent, and you’ll have a smooth and clear picture while tracking—even when compared to subpar implementations of 3370s and 3335s. I’ll admit that these top sensors represent an improvement.
Price & Conclusion
Now that I’ve gone through each mouse’s features in detail, including some that you may have already noticed, like the side buttons, I’m going to get to the point: Is there one mouse between these two that is simply far superior to the other?
It really depends on what you value in a mouse, but for me personally, the Viper v2 pro shape is much more use of a mouse to me than the viper ultimate was, along with the new features and just every aspect of the mouse feeling good for me. In some cases, such as the coating, I think the Superlight is better, but in other cases, such as the weight, I think the Viper v2 pro is better.