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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The build quality is excellent. It's entirely made out of plastic, and there are no signs of flexing, squeaking, or wobbling.
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.
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.
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.
This mouse is suitable for a fingertip grip regardless of hand size. Most people shouldn't have any issues reaching all the buttons.
This is a wired-only mouse.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Logitech G PRO HERO is loud, but it still shouldn't bother those around you unless you're in a very quiet environment.
The click latency is excellent. Most people shouldn't feel any delay.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.