A high-end ambidextrous sleeper, sleek understated looks with immense performance.
- Manufacturer: Logitech
- Model: G903
- Supported Platform/s: PC
- Supplied by: Logitech
The Logitech G903 has been an absolute pleasure to use. Near perfect but not without a couple of minor complaints.
Design-wise the G903 is minimal, but with an edge. Starting from the rear it has a perfectly smooth and rounded main body featuring a single LED lit G logo that can be set to match any of your other RGB peripherals. Down the sides, the G903 has a symmetrical concave making it usable and comfortable in either hand. There are also two removable panels that can be swapped out for switches and mapped to do any number of functions with the G Hub software.
The front half of the mouse is where the G903 has an edgier look. In contrast to the smooth, soft design of the back, the front is more angular and aggressive. It has given the G903 a modern look that is still iconically Logitech, perfectly melding into the general styling and allowing itself to fit into any setup from the most minimal office space to the gamerific, RGB lit world of aggressive styling and bright illumination.
The G903s smart feature list does not end with the side buttons. The unlockable scroll wheel also has left and right click, as well as its standard button, activated when depressed. The scroll wheel has a nice clunky switch directly behind it to set it to either free scroll where you can spin it and dart down pages at a ridiculous speed or have the more traditional notch scroll.
Further back there are two directional buttons that are also programmable but come set as standard to adjust the DPI setting. Furthermore, the DPI settings are fully customizable in the G Hub software with a max DPI of 16000. Three points can be set to switch between: I have personally set one at an extremely low DPi to use while doing some photoshop trickery, one at a medium setting for general use and one maxed out for the sheer fun of trying to master it on Rust (so far I suck even more with a super high DPI than I did before).
A handy feature also included is a shift feature, meaning you can set a key to activate and deactivate a set Dpi setting. I have mine mapped to the side buttons at 400Dpi in the hope it will help me with fine-aim while doing things like using a scope in-game.
The crowning feature of the G903 is its 1ms Lightspeed wireless connectivity, Having used it constantly I have never noticed a single stutter or slowdown. It is constantly hyper-fast and connected. Even better, when it is paired with the Logitech Powerplay Wireless Charging Pad system, by switching out a disc on the bottom of the G903 and placing the mouse on the Powerplay you have not only wireless charging, but the Powerplay also acts as the receiver for the G903. So far, my battery life has never dropped below 75 percent.
This does bring me to my first annoyance, though. The G903 to me feels fairly light; I prefer a bit of weight behind my mouse. This is easily solved with the removable disk on the bottom, which allows you to pop in a 10-gram weight (included in a lovely box with the G903). But, when used with the Powerplay, you can not add the weight as it is replaced by the magnetic attachment that facilitates QI charging. Unfortunately, this makes it impossible to take advantage of Logitech’s amazing Powerplay system while also having a heavier mouse feel.
It’s a very small bugbear, and it really doesn’t have much effect on the overall feel and performance of the G903, but I felt it worth mentioning. Hopefully, in a future iteration, we will see the ability to both adjust the weight and use the Powerplay system simultaneously.
Without the Powerplay system, the G903 will need to be plugged in with one of Logitech’s reinforced micro USB cables, and it can be used wired while it charges. The charge cable slots in and merges with the design almost seamlessly. If you were to show me the G903 plugged in I would never know that it was not meant to be plugged in.
Thankfully, the G903 has tremendous battery life. With my usual usage over two days, the G903 barely dropped to 92%. The battery is rated for up to 140 hours of continuous use. At this rate, you can potentially go weeks between charges, and it’s unlikely you will ever have to use the mouse wired.
The Logitech Lightspeed connector can either be plugged directly into a USB port or extended using one of Logitech’s proprietary micro USB cables. This meant I could keep the receiver right next to my monitor, and when the mouse was running low I just popped off the receiver from the USB extension and plugged the cable into the G903. This enables you to use the mouse wired while it charges. Then, when fully charged, simply disconnect the mouse from the cable and plug the Lightspeed connector back in. It is an instant transition, no delay waiting for the receiver to connect, it just works.
Last on the performance list is the sensor. the G903 comes fitted with the HERO sensor, which provides a huge range of up to 16000 Dpi and pinpoint accurate 1:1 tracking. The hero sensor has been incredibly impressive and I can’t fault it at all. Compared to Logitech’s previous sensor it has shown a huge improvement to battery life, and there is no need for surface tuning anymore.
The G903 has been a pleasure to use. Stylish, responsive, customisable and compatible with the Powerplay system, it’s a revolutionary product.
I would absolutely recommend the G903, with its customisation and ambidextrous nature paired with its subtle yet aggressive style it is sure to please any user and fit in with any theme. It’s just a shame the weight isn’t compatible when using the Powerplay system.