Logitech G203 Review
Logitech, the godfathers of computer mice is at it again, this time around we are taking a look at the Logitech G203 LIGHTSYNC Gaming Mouse to try and figure out just what it’s all about.
The G203 has the same familiar shape you find in a few of the Logitech G series dating all the way back to 2016.
It’s a medium-sized mouse sitting at 116.6 mm long, 62.15 mm wide, and 38.2 mm high. The mouse comes with a 2m soft rubber, non-braided USB cable.
The G203 is slightly understated and looks a little reserved compared to some gaming peripheral we’ve reviewed in the past. Other than the LED lighting effects, there is no real giveaway, at least visually, that this is a pretty serious piece of gaming kit. It’s a smooth, almost symmetrical, 6 button mouse with a clean finish that is available in Black, White, Blue, and Lilac.
There are some downsides; No braided cable, nor is there any option to adjust the weight. That being said, the specs the G203 does pack in, fit it’s price point well.
Performance and Specs
The Logitech G203 LIGHTSYNC Gaming Mouse weighs in at 85g which is slightly heavier than a Razer Deathadder v2 at 82gs and significantly lighter than a SteelSeries Rival 710 at a hefty 136g. For me, after using the Razer Viper Mini as my daily, the G203 feels heavy, don’t get me wrong, it’s not overbearing but the weight might throw you if you are moving from a small and light.
The G203 uses the Mercury sensor, the same one that’s in the G102. Logitech’s refer to this as their gaming-grade sensor and it lets you control the sensitivity from 200 to 8000 DPI. you also get a 1000 millisecond polling rate which is a welcome addition.
The weight of the scroll wheel is significantly heavier than some of the mice I have used in the past, for me this is a huge positive as I like a strong tactical bump when using a scroll wheel to switch between weapons. You may, however, find it a bit heavy if you plan on using it to scroll websites or documents all day. The wheel itself is rubber and easy to grip in contrast with the smooth mouse buttons.
The RGB halo and Logitech “G” logo on the back of the mouse supports 16.8 million colours, can be adjusted for brightness and offers smooth colour transitions and blends. The halo also allows for the ever-popular rainbow effect that we see on a lot of peripherals these days.
Logitech G HUB
Logitech’s G HUB software package gives you ultimate control over the G203, letting you tweak it to your specific requirements.
DPI Speed settings are easily adjustable and you can assign up to 5 different DPI speeds which can be toggled using the DPI button located under the scroll wheel. The ease and layout of this within G HUB speaks volumes to Logitech’s understanding of the gaming community and its years of development.
The Assignments tab is where you can do some major rearranging of the G203. It’s also well laid out and lets you assign macros, Windows commands, and applications to any of the buttons.
Logitech’s G HUB software will allow you to control and customize the LED lighting via LIGHTSYNC. It features a few fancy tricks like Screen Sample and prebuild game ready profiles.
LIGHTSYNC technology immerses you into the action with automatic, game-driven lighting effects that react to many popular games. LIGHTSYNC will blast light to match in-game explosions, approaching enemies, damage taken, healing done, new worlds visited, and much more.Logitech
Pricing and Availability
The Logitech G203 is available now from the Logitech Store for $69.95 AUD.
- PERFORMANCE - 80%80%
- QUALITY - 75%75%
- DESIGN - 71%71%
- VALUE - 84%84%
The Logitech G203 LIGHTSYNC doesn’t add anything new to the gaming mouse conversation. That being said, it’s a solid gaming unit with reasonable hardware without an exorbitant price tag.
If you are looking for a mouse that can do it all then the G203 is a strong pick that will feel at home in an office or nestled in around your battle station.
For more on Logitech, check out our previous coverage.