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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  • althaz - Thursday, March 5, 2015 - link

    Serious? Logitech released the G100S which is $30 and has the best sensor of any mouse on the market. Sure it's light-on for features (features include a wheel and both right and left clicking), but in terms of pure mousing, it's the best available (better than their higher-end mice for some reason). It's not amazing quality-wise though (buttons feel a little cheap). Reply
  • Samus - Friday, March 6, 2015 - link

    That's the problem though. Logitech is like Samsung. They have very advanced products but they just feel cheap. I haven't tried a G100S but I think it's safe to assume a $30 Logitech mouse is like every other cheap Logitech mouse I've owned...

    And I know Razer has slipped a lot since the Lycosa keyboard (2011+) but I'd still take a Razer product based on quality alone over an equivilently priced Logitech product. And if Steelseries could get their buggy software squared away, they'd be at the top of my list because I just love their stuff: I have a Sensei Raw and the H headset (the most amazing headphones I've ever had.)
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  • althaz - Friday, March 6, 2015 - link

    I love Razer, they are an awesome company...but quality is not one of their strong points. It is, however, one of Logitech's.

    Logitech's products are WAY higher quality than Razer's. I think you have Razer and Logitech mixed up. Logitech's problem for a long time has been their inferior tech. The G100S is actually very Razer-like in that sense - except that it's cheap enough to just replace when it dies/somebody else brings out a mouse with a sensor that good that's of better quality.
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  • bludragoon - Friday, March 6, 2015 - link

    i agree with you, i have everything from gyro inputs to microsoft and razer etc. logitech takes a beating does the job well, just plug it in customize it with it or not. razer er not known for quality at all u beat it and hope you can get a year out of it from everything i read about it. only point i would disagree is razor certainly does not have more advanced anything....it is the form factors and layout alone along with the cool gamer cred they cultivate. i bought razor for the form factor in gaming not that anything else is better. I wish logitech would move more products into razors space. Reply
  • xerandin - Sunday, March 8, 2015 - link

    You haven't laid hands on the Note 4, have you? It doesn't feel slightly cheap. Neither does the Samsung Gear 2 (can't speak for Gear S). Neither does my Samsung refrigerator. Or my Samsung TV... Reply
  • Swiper34 - Thursday, January 7, 2016 - link

    It is also used by a lot of CS:GO pros:

    http://csgosetup.on-winning.com
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  • LogitechFan - Thursday, March 5, 2015 - link

    Think twice before purchasing anything from this company. Their ways have changed drastically. Logitech's customer service and warranty is nothing but a joke. Read their forum for other examples. They lie, ignore you and even steal your stuff!

    http://forums.logitech.com/t5/Community-Feedback/H...
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  • abhaxus - Thursday, March 5, 2015 - link

    I will second this. I have a
    G600 that logitech will not update the firmware to fix a pretty nasty bug that basically makes it unusable for gaming. The first production run can't be updated by the end user, so you have to send it in. They refused the service for me because I purchased it from Amazon Warehouse Deals, even after I offered to pay shipping in both directions.

    I had to make a three hour drive for work while this dispute was going on, so I decided to try to make it as high as I could get through their help desk and ended up getting a direct line to their legal department for the US. Told basically that they didn't care what I wanted to pay, they wouldn't help me. Considering I had Logitech mice and keyboards on 4 PCs in my house, and two Harmony remotes, I was quite surprised. Already switched several devices over to Razer, still waiting on my harmonies to die so I can go to URC.
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  • 3ricss - Thursday, March 5, 2015 - link

    Sadly I'm starting to feel the same about Logitech.

    Purchased the G602 about 7-8 months ago and the middle mouse button stopped working 6 months in. So two weeks ago went and purchased the G700s and now I'm having connectivity issues with the mouse. Definitely some sort of driver conflict going on. I can reinstall the driver and it works fine for about 24 hours than starts freezing and dropping off its connection. This is on a clean OS install as well...
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  • Stuka87 - Thursday, March 5, 2015 - link

    Yeah I switched away from Logitech also, their support is a joke. I have had to RMA my Razer mouse, and it was a very good experience. Tech Support was helpful, and had a new replacement (not a fixed one) at my door 6 days later. Reply

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