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.

Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex Introduction
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  • Flunk - Thursday, March 5, 2015 - link

    Their gaming mice actually work just fine even if you don't install the drivers. The adjustable sensitivity (provided the mouse has dedicated buttons for it) even works.
  • sr1030nx - Thursday, March 5, 2015 - link

    Exactly what I've been doing for the last couple years, works just fine.
  • lpoen - Thursday, March 5, 2015 - link

    Can somebody tell me what is the fuss about all these new mice? I use to play Counter Strike to the point of killing my Logitech MX518 which I think is the greatest mouse of all. Admittedly I have not been gaming since 2008 so many things must of happened since then, but back few years ago MX518 was absolutely perfect, are these new mice really an improvement? They have more buttons, aye, but can they do things I could not do in Counter Strike when I used MX518 back 7 years ago? I would like to know your thoughts guys. Many thanks
  • cmdrdredd - Thursday, March 5, 2015 - link

    They aren't that special. Many supposed gaming mice have acceleration and prediction you cannot turn off which makes them actually less accurate. I use a Logitech G400 for this reason, it has no acceleration of prediction. It looks generic, only has two buttons on the side, doesn't have any fancy 5000dpi, and is optical but I wouldn't trade it for many of the other options that exist today.
  • TidusZ - Thursday, March 5, 2015 - link

    I've used the very similar G302 Daedalus Prime Moba mouse and it was excellent except for one major problem: Very high lift-off distance. It appears this mouse is similar but has adjustable LOD which would make it my next purchase when my current mouse fails.
  • shaolin95 - Thursday, March 5, 2015 - link

    Kone XTD is still my choice!
  • nikon133 - Thursday, March 5, 2015 - link

    My life... a perfectly symmetrical mouse, but without left-hand thumb buttons. Why..?
  • FlyBri - Thursday, March 5, 2015 - link

    I totally agree @nikon133 -- it seems like it could be an ambidextrous mouse, but yet it isn't. I wish they either put buttons on the other side as well, or have a left-handed version. I really wish us lefties had more top-tier mice to choose from.
  • Le Québécois - Thursday, March 5, 2015 - link

    I gave up on Logitech more or less 5-6 years ago when they stopped making high quality ambidextrous mice. Lucky for us, lefties and ambidextrous users, it still possible to find great high end mice. Until a few months ago I used a Razer Lachesis which was amazing and now I'm using a Mionix Avior 7000 which is even better.

    Having Logitech and Microsoft more or less giving up on the high quality ambidextrous mouse market forced me to go with "unknown" brands, for me at least, and I couldn't be more happy because of this.
  • althaz - Friday, March 6, 2015 - link

    G100S. Logitech, cheap, ambidextrous and awesome. I've got two (one for work, one for home). Replaced my Mamba and Deathadder with them.

    That said, I don't know I'd label the G100S as high-quality. They are an awesome sensor with a fairly cheap mouse around it.

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