Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing
Logitech is a company that needs no introductions, as they have to be one of, possibly even the biggest player in the peripherals game. It does not matter if we are speaking of the gaming segment, or for those that just need a mouse and keyboard to get by on, Logitech is a company that spans all levels of products, features, and costs.
What also helps a company dominate the game as well as Logitech has, is that no matter where you do your shopping, their products are widely available. It does not matter if you shop online, or even in the most budget friendly box stores, you are bound to find a full display of Logitech products. With such ease of access and reasonable pricing, it is likely you may well have started off like we did with more generic offerings, but have since evolved into their G Series of peripherals to get the most of your gaming experience.
Even though we had released our review of the Powerplay wireless charging mouse pad some time ago, we wanted to give this mouse a longer trial run due to a lot of comments we see on the internet about issues such as double-clicking buttons. While we will not deny the issue exists, as we did personally run across this on one of our Logitech mice well after the warranty was up, we figured we would abuse the snot out of their flagship device and see if we could induce any issues. We apologize for the delay of this review to our readers as well as to Logitech, but we felt it was worth the time and energy to do extensive testing on this mouse, as there is so much going on, many features to tinker with, and aspects we do not typically see in other wireless mice, it was best all-around if we took our time.
With slightly more than three months of using the Logitech G903 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse, we feel it is time to bring forth what we have found. In this review, you are about to see some of the best specifications for a wireless mouse, not only in components used, but in its duration of use free from the cable, but in what can be done with this ambidextrous top-tier offering. What follows is our opinion on what we feel may very well be the best overall gaming mouse that Logitech has ever produced. There have been some good ones in the past, don't get us wrong, but never have we seen a mouse, wired or wireless, with so much thought and ingenuity coming together to give the customer a user-friendly experience while being as hassle-free as possible.
In the chart above that we took from the G903 product page you can tell there is a lot to go over. In the physical specifications category, we see things like the 130.3mm height, which is typically referred to as the length, the 66.5mm width, and the 40.4mm depth, which is commonly called the height. The weight of the mouse is 110 grams, but that does not include things such as weights, charging puck, cable, or any goodies that can be put on the device. The optional weight can be installed into the bottom of the G903 and is a metal puck which can add 10 grams. This section is also where the cable is mentioned by its 1.8-meter length, but it is also covered in braided cloth, and with the mouse being wireless, it is of course, detachable too.
The next section is tracking, and refers to what the sensor can do. In this instance, Logitech is using the PixArt PMW3366 optical sensor. The resolution, or DPI range is shown to start at 200 DPI, and can reach as high as 12,000 DPI, and can be adjusted in 50 DPI increments. There is zero smoothing, acceleration, or filtering involved to deliver the most realistic response to movement. While not the highest we have seen, the 40 G's of acceleration and 400 IPS capabilities are still well beyond what many will invoke on the sensor under normal use.
We then move into responsiveness, where the 16-bit data format, 1000Hz report, and polling rates, Lightspeed wireless technology, and the 32-bit ARM MCU are mentioned.
The durability of the G903 comes down to two things in this chart. There is the fact that the main switches will last for at least fifty-million clicks, and that the feet will travel 250 kilometers before wear becomes an issue.
Battery life can vary, depending on how the mouse is used. With the default lighting profile active, Logitech shows you will get 24 hours of use. Without any of the lights active, you can extend that time another eight hours to a total of 32 hours, but on the flip side, you can also reduce the operational time by changing things in the software as well.
Other features of the Logitech G903 that get listed are the Powerplay compatibility, the five onboard profiles, that there are two Lightsync RGB LED zones to play with, and a mechanical button tensioning system.
The last three sections cover the requirements of OS types for functionality, a free USB port, and an internet connection to obtain software. It is also where we see the 910-005083 part number, as well as the mention of the two-year warranty.
If you happen to visit the product page for the G903, like us, you may have been a bit shocked at what the MSRP is set at. It is rare that we find many users would want to spend more than $100 on a device, but when initially launched, the price was set at $149.99. Since that time, prices have come down considerably, but that MSRP does put the bar quite high for Logitech, as absolutely nothing can be an issue or concern at that price. However, today, as we look around, we found the G903 at Amazon for $107.80 and Newegg for $108.99.
This is good for anyone looking to buy now, but keep in mind, in the grand scheme of things, that is still quite a bit of money to spend on any mouse. At the same time, we can say that the Logitech G903 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse is a fresh look at how to build the perfect mouse, and lots of time and energy went into development, all in order to give all users what could be the perfect solution, no matter the game genre, or hand position when using it.
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