To be blunt, the Logitech G903 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse is a damn nice product. We loved the aggressive styling, and even though we are a right handed user, we loved the option to use side buttons on either side, both, or not at all. With eleven buttons over five profiles, with a bit of customization time in the software, you can make the G903 do just about anything short of backflips and asking for treats.
Marketing has driven the DPI range up and up, and with optical sensors, 12,000 DPI is plenty. Lighting us fully customizable, all Logitech products can sync together, and if you don't like the cable, so be it, use the mouse wirelessly. The mouse is very comfortable on a personal level, and fits into our hand well with a relaxed grip style. If you have small hands, reaching some of the buttons may be tough, but for any medium or large sized hands out there, left or right ones, you will never feel like the G903 is too small.
Even though it being ambidextrous and wireless are enough reasons for many to move to a mouse like this, there is one other thing to consider, and that is Powerplay. While we feel that the twenty-four or more hours of use is good enough to get you through the day of gaming before throwing it on the cable to charge overnight, there are those times when you forget. Using the Powerplay pad and the puck that comes along with it, it eliminates the need to monitor the battery.
The software does all the work, allowing about seven percent of discharge before attention to recharge, but the biggest benefit is yet to come. As long as the mouse sits still for more than a few seconds, the pad will attempt to charge the mouse. In slower paced games, you could charge and play at the same time, or while writing emails or writing like we do, if it stays in one place long enough, it will charge. In most instances, we could not get below 75% before we needed to visit the restroom or some other task like retrieving a beverage before the software decided it was time to charge again.
There is just so much that can be said for the G903. With as many hours as we have with this device, we can assure it is built like a tank, has shown no signs of wear with labeling, LEDs dimming, feet dragging, everything is well thought out and well placed to make life on its users as easy as it can be. Even with a lightened shell design to counteract the weight of the battery and still getting close to 100 grams, it is not flimsy, the surfaces have not worn off, and if we hadn't told you it was this way, you would never know by feel.
Even though we have to retire the G903 from our testing rig, it will find a place in our home to be used until it eventually dies, and we will enjoy every minute of it. Even with the random sleep issues, as long as you are aware of what can happen, it can be addressed, so you don't wait to the last moment to activate the device, and take bullets to the face like we did while adjusting to the learning curve.
The MSRP being what it does casts a heavy shadow over the Logitech G903 to most consumers. Many will not pay this regardless, no matter what technology and developments are in place. We are in the boat with Logitech, that there is a ton going on, and this is the smartest mouse we have ever seen, delivering wireless efficiency like no other mouse we have seen to date. Knowing that nothing is free, the time it took to develop the mouse along with the Powerplay charging option, we never expected this mouse to be cheap, and honestly, we would still consider this mouse at nearly $150.
However, you do not have to, as prices have dropped nearly a third. This means that for right around $100, you can have the most unique mouse on the planet. Yes, some come close, but Logitech kicked the doors wide open. If many of the other reviews had you on the fence, even quite sometime after the initial release, the Logitech G903 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse is what we will be comparing every other mouse to for quite some time to come.
Chad's Peripherals Test System Specifications
- Motherboard: ASUS Prime X299 Deluxe - Buy from Amazon
- CPU: Intel Core i9 7920X - Buy from Amazon
- Cooler: Corsair H150i Pro - Buy from Amazon
- Memory: G.Skill TridentZ RGB 3600MHz 32GB - Buy from Amazon
- Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Hybrid SLI - Buy from Amazon
- Storage: Samsung 960 EVO 250GB - Buy from Amazon
- Case: Cooler Master Cosmos C700P - Buy from Amazon
- Power Supply: Thermaltake Toughpower DPS G 1050W - Buy from Amazon
- OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit - Buy from Amazon
The Bottom Line
Logitech delivered the best mouse we have ever seen. It will require you to dig deep into your pocket, but the design, thoughts, time, styling, control, options, components used, and comfort of use all align in a wireless ambidextrous mouse that we know many will enjoy using!