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Logitech G603 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse Review

Logitech G603 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse Review
The Logitech G603 Lightspeed is comfortable, harbors top-tier components, great battery life, and doesn't disappoint on the gaming front.
By: Chad Sebring | Mice in Peripherals | Posted: Mar 21, 2019 3:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 97%Manufacturer: Logitech

Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing

 

With our review of the G903, we brought you into the world of Lightspeed wireless technology. It is where Logitech developed a wireless system that not only offers the same or better latency than wired devices, no matter the type of batteries used, the longevity of the time it can be used in one sitting has increased as well. Take that technology to the next step though, where you want to run as long as possible, and even though it requires a rethink of mice in general and the systems to make it all happen, Logitech went to the table to do just that.

 

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This mouse is not some lame office only device though, and that is where battery life tends to excel. Logitech designed the mouse as part of the G Series, which means its intended market are gamers. How about, not only did they make something nice to look at, a device that fits well in the hand and is second nature to use, but also throw in Bluetooth connectivity into the mix as well.

 

Now we are talking about a mouse which is built for gamers, in a blind test would likely never know it was wireless, but can now connect to multiple devices just by pressing a button to switch back and forth between them. We knew Logitech had a hard row to hoe when it came to a wireless gaming mouse, but with the other features delivered in this assembly of components, we feel they packed a ton of goodies into a small package, and should turn heads with what they were able to accomplish.

 

 

The Logitech G603 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse we are about to show to you is truly impressive. The things that Logitech were able to accomplish by designing all of the components and bits to work together rather than pulling stock from manufacturers bins shows it pays to go the extra mile. What is also nice, is that If they did not manufacture the parts, like the switches, the pick top-quality components, and blended them with their technologies to ensure a user experience better than we have seen in other manufacturers wireless peripherals. If you want to see where technology is going today, and how well Logitech implements it in the real-world, we strongly urge you to look further into this review of the Logitech G603 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse.

 

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Within the specifications chart we borrowed from Logitech, there is much information to be gleaned from is offered. Physically, the Logitech G603 is black and gray, made of mostly plastic, and is form fitted to a right-hand user. From the front to the back, it is 124mm long, from side to side it is 68mm wide, and from top to bottom it stands 43mm tall. The weight varies in the chart, starting with a starting weight of 88.9 grams, but that is without any source of power. With a single AA battery, the weight increases to 112.3 grams, and will function.

 

There is room for a pair of AA batteries, and with both onboard, the weight maxes out at 135.7 grams. With the discussion of batteries at hand, we skipped ahead a little bit to cover the battery life. With two batteries in use, if the G603 is in HI mode, it will last 500 hours before the batteries need replacing. If you are not gaming with this mouse, you can also opt for LO mode, where an astonishing eighteen months of life is said to be possible.

 

The rest of the technical specifications cover things like the sensor for starters. In the G603 is the HERO optical sensor, whose main claim to fame is superb performance while using a tenth of the power draw that previous sensors needed. The sensor is capable of 200 to 12,000 DPI in 50 DPI increments, with no added "spin" on the way it reads. Keep in mind, that all of the accuracies the HERO offers is said to do it at 40 Gs and 400 inches per second without dropping a beat.

 

Also covered here are the 16-bit communications over Lightspeed wireless, which has a 1ms report rate in HI mode, or 8ms in LO mode. Keep in mind, there is also the Bluetooth option to work with multiple devices with the press of a button. There is also mention of the 32-bit ARM processor, which has already been proven to be enough for what this mouse delivers. The main buttons are backed with Omron switches worth twenty-million click, and the pair of PTFE feet will go 250 kilometers. As for profiles, the G603 has one.

 

The column on the right tells us that for Lightspeed, we need to be on, at a minimum, Windows 7, macOS 10.11, Android 3.2, or Chrome OS for the best functionality. You will also need a free USB 2.0 port, and if you want full control, you will need an internet connection to obtain the software. For Bluetooth to function properly you need to be on at least Windows 8, macOS 10.12, Chrome OS, or Android 5.0. The last couple of things in the column cover the 910-005099 part number and the two-year warranty coverage of the G603

 

While gathering the chart above and reading up on what Logitech has to say about the G603, we also saw that the MSRP is set to $69.99. Considering all things, like style, comfort, aesthetics, then adding in the new technologies that have been built from the ground up in house, we can see where that sort of price comes into play. The nice thing is that when we go to look to buy the G603 online, we see that cost is a bit lower. Amazon is currently asking $54.60, and Newegg is close wanting $54.99. At current pricing, there is no reason not to seriously consider what Logitech is delivering inside of the G603 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse.

 

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