Logitech G303 Software

As with most advanced gaming peripherals, the software and features provided can be the deciding factor in what a user ends up buying. Logitech has been doing this long enough that their software works quite well. One cool feature is that the first time I loaded up the software, it prompted me to update the firmware on my mouse. A simple unplugging and reconnecting of the mouse with a 5-10 second firmware updating delay and the mouse was ready.

In terms of features, the software allows you to modify the lighting settings, though there aren’t a ton of options. You can set a color for the logo and sides, but the color is the same for both so you have four options: all lighting off, sides on/logo off, sides off/logo on, or all lighting on. As for the colors effects, besides a static color selected from a 24-bit RGB palette, you can enable a breathing effect or a color cycling effect. As for the static colors, while there are in theory 16.8 million possible colors, the actual LEDs seem to have closer to 24 levels of intensity, giving ~14K colors to choose from. Most users will end up using one of about 20 or so colors (or the color cycling effect), and this is similar to most other RBG mouse/keyboard lighting arrangements I’ve seen.

The software also allows you to customize the buttons with custom profiles on a game-by-game basis, with a variety of pre-defined profiles available if you prefer. Most of the time the default settings are sufficient, with only the left thumb buttons needing modification, and users can decide what works best. There are options to record and edit macros, change the mousing surface, and configure the DPI settings as well.

Closing Thoughts

With all the advanced features, at the end of the day mouse preferences are still highly subjective. I haven’t had a ton of time to play around with the G303, but it certainly tracks well on a variety of surfaces and the ability to disable all acceleration is nice. But is it better than the many other competing gaming mice that are already available? That’s a lot more difficult to say.

I have no complaints with using the G303 and the light weight makes it comfortable for me to use for long periods of time – assuming I have the time available to play games for long stretches. I’m not the type of gamer that likes having tons of extra buttons on a mouse, so the six buttons on the G303 fits my style well. I also like the more classic appearance rather than the “futuristic” styling of mice like the Mad Catz R.A.T.5, Cougar 700M, or Logitech’s own G502 Proteus Core.

If you have similar feelings about mouse design and aesthetics, the Logitech G303 is certainly worth a look. It might not actually make you a better gamer, but you might at least look a bit more sophisticated. It’s a good design and is attractive without being overly gaudy. The 12000 DPI setting isn’t something most people will ever use (I generally prefer 800 DPI, though YMMV), but whatever setting you want the G303 should keep you happily gaming for quite a while.

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  • TemjinGold - Thursday, March 5, 2015 - link

    Wow good to know. I was seriously considering this mouse but now definitely not.
  • Spoogie - Thursday, March 5, 2015 - link

    Likewise I'm sure.

    I had a mouse that went tits up, only to be told that since the serial number had worn off (unavoidable since it was in a location that hit the pad), I was screwed. They lost me forever.
  • kashawks - Thursday, March 5, 2015 - link

    I just returned and am receiving a replacement for a G930 purchased two years ago, free of any fees or shipping charges. While the process has been fairly slow it has not been difficult and Logitech is completely forthcoming in that they have cooperated entirely.
  • Chaser - Thursday, March 5, 2015 - link

    I had a G602 mouse replaced under warranty recently. I sent an email to their support, they sent one back offering common suggestions. I replied that I had already attempted them and that same day a replacement order was made and I had a new mouse at my door in a few days. No joke here. Very professional. Don't buy the isolated hissy fit stories.
  • Spoogie - Thursday, March 5, 2015 - link

    So every bad experience is a hissy fit. Okay.

    Where's the ignore button, Anandtech?
  • abhaxus - Thursday, March 5, 2015 - link

    I would love to say mine was a hissy fit. The original communications were all pretty simple, I fully expected to have to pay for shipping both ways (which seems pretty awful considering they know they produced a run of defective mice). I only escalated when they refused even that, and even then because I had a few hours to kill while driving for work. Just shoddy service all around. They designed a mouse with a defect, that couldn't be updated by the end user, and then refused to fix it for a fee. The only satisfaction I got was wasting an hour of a guys time in legal that cost them more than they made on the mouse.

    If you think that producing defective products then refusing to fix them in a cost neutral fashion is good business, I don't know what to tell you.
  • toyotabedzrock - Thursday, March 5, 2015 - link

    I bought a notebook mouse for Xmas and the right mouse button is already not working right, it seems to think it is released when it isn't.
  • agentbb007 - Thursday, March 5, 2015 - link

    I've had my Logitech G5 mouse for like 8 years and it is still going strong and I love it.
  • kmmatney - Friday, March 6, 2015 - link

    I have this one as well (G5Laser with adjustable weights). However, I can't say it works much better than the Amazon basic mouse that's become my standard for all the other computers in the house. I really don't get the whole gaming mouse thing - maybe I don't play the right sorts of games?
  • chowmeined - Thursday, March 5, 2015 - link

    This has also been my experience with Logitech. I will not be buying products from them. Their support is clueless, their warranty policies are strange (no part replacement? just complete device replacement? Isn't that expensive?), and I've never had anything with a stable driver from them.

    The last good product I have was the Z-2300 speakers. The flimsy cable got a little loose, they wouldn't replace the dongle part (they don't ever seem to offer part replacement). All they would offer is to replace the entire speaker set with their cheaped out current generation speakers.

    I also had the G930 wireless headphones and they were awful. They were constantly disconnecting/reconnecting with the wireless adapter, the drivers were poor with static and distortion issues that were never resolved. Eventually the usb connector failed and I'm left with a paperweight.

    I had a logitech web cam (cost $100) once upon a time, it was also plagued with driver problems and they dropped support for it and never made post-XP drivers.

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