Logitech G PRO HERO Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Oct 16, 2020 at 10:43 am
Logitech G PRO HERO Picture
7.1
Office/Multimedia
8.4
Video Games (FPS)
7.9
Video Games (MMO)
8.2
Ultra-Light Gaming
5.4
Travel
Connectivity Wired
Type
Standard

The Logitech G PRO HERO is a great wired gaming mouse. It has the same design as the Logitech G203 Prodigy, with a shape that's better suited for small to medium-size hands. It has an excellent build quality and doesn't show any signs of creaking or wobbling. It has high-quality feet that allow it to glide smoothly, but the cable is on the stiffer side and retains small kinks. Its optical sensor has a high polling rate, low click latency, and a wide sensitivity range. It's a pretty light mouse, but unfortunately, there's no way to adjust the weight to your liking. Also, the scroll wheel lacks infinite scrolling and L/R tilt inputs, making it less ideal for productivity.

Our Verdict

7.1 Office/Multimedia

The Logitech G PRO HERO is decent for office use. It's comfortable to use for extended periods, so you shouldn't feel any fatigue or pain over time. It's exceptionally well-built, and it has a large number of programmable inputs. Unfortunately, it's a wired mouse with no multi-device pairing feature for multitasking, and the scroll wheel lacks infinite scrolling and L/R tilt inputs.

Pros
  • Excellent build quality.
  • Programmable buttons.
  • Fully compatible with Windows and macOS.
Cons
  • Wired-only.
  • No infinite scrolling or L/R tilt inputs.
8.4 Video Games (FPS)

The Logitech G PRO HERO is great for FPS games. It has a high polling rate and low click latency, and you can adjust the sensitivity in small increments to suit your playstyle. Its build quality is excellent, with a body that feels light but sturdy. Unfortunately, there's no weight optimization, and the cable is a bit stiff.

Pros
  • Low click latency.
  • Excellent build quality.
  • Lightweight.
  • High polling rate.
Cons
  • No weight optimization.
  • Cable is a bit stiff and retains kinks.
7.9 Video Games (MMO)

The Logitech G PRO HERO is good for MMO games. It has an excellent build quality, and it's comfortable to use, which is great for those hours-long raids. It delivers an incredibly responsive and smooth gaming experience thanks to its low click latency and high polling rate. Some MMO players might be disappointed with the number of side buttons; however, Logitech's G Shift feature provides many more programmable inputs.

Pros
  • Low click latency.
  • Excellent build quality.
  • High polling rate.
Cons
  • Might not have enough buttons for some MMO players.
  • Cable is a bit stiff and retains kinks.
8.2 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Logitech G PRO HERO is great for ultra-light gaming. It has a small and light body, feet that glide smoothly, but the cable is a little stiff. It has exceptionally low click latency and a high polling rate, providing incredible responsiveness for fast-paced games.

Pros
  • Low click latency.
  • Excellent build quality.
  • Lightweight.
  • High polling rate.
Cons
  • No weight optimization.
  • Cable is a bit stiff and retains kinks.
5.4 Travel

The Logitech G PRO HERO is inadequate for portable use. It's wired, and even though it isn't particularly bulky, it might not fit in most laptop cases. On the bright side, it has an excellent build quality, full compatibility with Windows and macOS, and onboard memory to save custom profiles.

Pros
  • Excellent build quality.
  • Fully compatible with Windows and macOS.
Cons
  • Might not fit in some laptop cases.
  • Wired-only.
  • Cable is a bit stiff and retains kinks.
  • 7.1 Office/Multimedia
  • 8.4 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.9 Video Games (MMO)
  • 8.2 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 5.4 Travel

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB

The Logitech G PRO HERO wired is essentially an upgraded version of the Logitech G203 Prodigy, not the wired version of the Logitech G Pro Wireless, as the latter has a different shape. The shape is technically ambidextrous, but it's more suitable for right-handed use because it only has thumb buttons on the left side. The design isn't too gamer-oriented, so it doesn't look out of place in an office setting. There's an RGB lighting strip along the back end, and the logo lights up too. You can customize the RGB lighting with various lighting effects; however, both the logo and the strip are considered a single lighting zone.

Design
Shape
Length 4.6" (116 mm)
Height 1.5" (38 mm)
Width 2.5" (64 mm)
Grip Width
62 mm
5.8
Design
Portability
Volume
17.27 Cu. Inch (283 Cu. centimeter)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No

Like most wired mice, the Logitech G PRO HERO Gaming Mouse isn't very portable. It's pretty compact, but it might still be too big to fit into most laptop cases. Also, the cable retains kinks, so it's best to avoid cramming it into tight spaces.

Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
111 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
87 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
87 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No

This mouse is light, but not as light as ones with a honeycomb design like the Glorious Model O or the Finalmouse Ultralight 2 - Cape Town. There's no weight optimization to make it heavier or lighter.

8.5
Design
Build Quality

The build quality is excellent. It's entirely made out of plastic, and there are no signs of flexing, squeaking, or wobbling.

7.5
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
No
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
Yes
Coating
Matte
Finger Rest
No

The Logitech PRO HERO is relatively comfortable to use. It's pretty compact and better suited for small to medium-size hands. Those with large hands might find palm or claw grips cramped and uncomfortable. Despite its ambidextrous shape, there are only thumb buttons on the left side, making it more suitable for right-handed use. The side buttons are well-placed and easy to reach, and unfortunately, there are no side grips.

Design
Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
No
X.Large Hand
No

This mouse is suitable for small and medium-size hands using a palm grip. Those with large hands can use a palm grip, but it isn't the most comfortable.

Design
Claw Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
No

This mouse is suitable for most hand sizes using a claw grip, but those with very large hands might find that it feels cramped due to its small size.

Design
Fingertip Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes

This mouse is suitable for a fingertip grip regardless of hand size. Most people shouldn't have any issues reaching all the buttons.

0
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
No
Battery Type
No Batteries
Use When Charging
No
On/Off Activation
None
Receiver Extender
No
Battery Indicator No

This is a wired-only mouse.

7.0
Design
Cable
Cable Length 6.8 ft (2.1 m)
Cable Type
Rubber
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
No Port
Port Type: PC End
USB

The Logitech G PRO HERO has a decent rubber-coated cable. It's very long, but it's a bit stiff and retains some kinks.

7.5
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Ok
Material
PTFE
Extra Included
No

The PTFE feet are a bit thin but of good quality, and they provide a relatively smooth glide. There aren't any replacement feet included in the box; however, there are third-party ones available.

Design
In The Box

  • Logitech G PRO HERO mouse
  • Sticker
  • User guide

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
HERO 25K
Works On Glass
No
Minimum CPI (DPI)
100 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
25600 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
50 CPI
CPI (DPI) Variation
-1 %
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The Logitech G PRO HERO Gaming Mouse originally had a 16k sensor with a maximum CPI of 16000. Logitech has since released a firmware update (version 128.2.7) to upgrade the sensor, increasing the maximum sensitivity to 25600. The sensitivity is adjustable through G HUB, where you can also adjust the polling rate. You can set the polling rate to 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, or 1000Hz.

7.6
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
6
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
11
Profile Switching Button
Yes
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

Even though the Logitech PRO HERO has an ambidextrous shape, it has a typical right-handed button layout with thumb buttons on the left side only. Every button is programmable, but not the scroll wheel's up and down. Logitech's G Shift feature allows you to access a second layer of button assignments by holding down the G Shift button, which you have to assign yourself. The button below the scroll wheel is the default button for cycling through your programmed sensitivity settings, and it's programmable as well.

Control
Mouse Wheel
Scroll Wheel
Notched Wheel
Scroll Wheel Steps
24 Steps
Scroll Wheel Tilt
No
Thumb Wheel
No
Thumb Wheel Steps
No Thumb Wheel

The scroll wheel is incremented and covered with very grippy rubber. The wheel steps are well-defined and provide good tactile feedback. Unfortunately, it doesn't have infinite scrolling and L/R tilt inputs.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Loud

The Logitech G PRO HERO produces a loud clicking noise. That said, it isn't loud enough to be bothersome unless you're in a very quiet environment.

8.6
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
N/A
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
9 ms

The click latency is excellent. Most people shouldn't feel any delay.

Operating System And Software
10
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name Logitech G Hub
Software Windows Compatibility
Yes
Software macOS Compatibility
Yes
Account Needed
No
On-Board Memory
Yes
CPI (DPI) Adjustment
Yes
Polling Rate Adjustment
Yes
Profile Configuration
Yes
RGB On/Off
Yes

Logitech's G HUB is superb. It's very user-friendly and allows you to adjust performance settings, create custom profiles, and customize the RGB lighting. It has onboard memory to store profiles, so you can access your custom settings on any computer even if G HUB isn't installed.

10
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Fully

The Logitech G PRO HERO wired is fully compatible with Windows and macOS.

Differences Between Sizes and Variants

We tested the Logitech G PRO HERO Gaming Mouse, and there are no other variants. It shares the same 'G Pro' designation as the Logitech G Pro Wireless, but it's closer in design to the Logitech G203 Prodigy and the Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED, although the latter is wireless.

You can see our unit's label here.

Compared to other mice

The Logitech G PRO HERO is a great wired gaming mouse. However, it lacks more advanced features like weight optimization, and its basic scroll wheel makes it less ideal for productivity. Also, unless you need a very wide CPI range, the Logitech G203 Prodigy is basically the same mouse but cheaper. For more options, check out recommendations for the best gaming mice, the best wired mice, and the best FPS mice.

Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED

The Logitech G PRO HERO is much better than the Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED. Although they have the same shape, the PRO is lighter, as it doesn't operate on a disposable battery like the G305. Also, it has a much wider CPI range. The click latency is about the same on both mice, so you shouldn't feel more delay on the G305 even though it's wireless.

Logitech G403 HERO

The Logitech G PRO HERO and the Logitech G403 HERO are very similar performance-wise; the only difference is their shape. The PRO has a smaller ambidextrous shape despite its right-handed button layout, while the G403 is bulkier, with an ergonomic shape designed for right-handed use only. The build quality is better on the PRO, but the G403 has a higher-quality cable.

Razer DeathAdder Elite

Overall, the Logitech G PRO HERO is much better than the Razer DeathAdder Elite. The Logitech is lighter, better-built, and has much lower click latency. However, the Razer is more comfortable to use, and it allows you to adjust the sensitivity in smaller increments.

Logitech G Pro Wireless

Even though both mice share the same sensor, the Logitech G Pro Wireless isn't the wireless version of the Logitech G PRO HERO. The Wireless has a different shape that's better suited for larger hands, and its weight distribution is more back-heavy. It's lighter overall, though, and it has more buttons since it's an ambidextrous mouse with thumb buttons on both sides. If you have small hands and use a fingertip grip, the HERO is a better choice, as its smaller size makes it easier to reach all the buttons.

SteelSeries Sensei Ten

Overall, the Logitech G PRO HERO is much better than the SteelSeries Sensei Ten. The Logitech has a better build quality, a shorter lift-off distance, and much lower click latency. Both mice have an ambidextrous shape and weigh about the same, except that the Logitech has a right-handed button layout with thumb buttons on the left side only. If you have large hands, the SteelSeries might be a better choice, as it has a longer and wider shape.

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