Ah, Logitech. I shudder to think what the gaming world would be without this organization’s contributions. Based in Sweden, Logitech is a company dedicated to the manufacturing and distribution of some of the best computer peripherals on the market, rivaling even those made by dedicated gaming-peripherals producers like Razer or SteelSeries. And it is because of this unfaltering dedication to the research and improvement of their products that Logitech has been able to secure a spot as one of the best manufacturers in the worlds.
That’s not to say that this company doesn’t also produce its fair share of medium to low-end products, and that even their high-end wares don’t suffer from shortcomings here and there. Nevertheless, when it comes to Logitech, product flaws are few and far in between, and whenever you purchase a product from this company, you’re likely bound to get your money’s worth in sheer quality. In the G303’s particular case, this is a mouse that will definitely deliver on its namesake, by delivering apex performance across the board.
So, let’s not waste any time and get started with our Logitech G303 review. See what it took to make our top cheap gaming mice list.
There are certain principles we have to adhere by when reviewing our products. Otherwise, the articles would be mostly subjective, which would forfeit its purpose entirely. Despite each mouse offering potentially different features than others, most of them convene in certain aspects. And the differences in these aspects are precisely the characteristics that set one mouse apart from the others. In the case of gaming mice such as the G303, the aspects we’ll want to consider are number of buttons, sensor and CPI settings, ergonomics, aesthetics and overall build quality.
In a nutshell, the G303 Daedalus generously delivers on all these aspects, and frankly leaves us dumbfounded at the fact that, for such an affordable piece of hardware, this product offers performance that’s akin to the high-end products with price tags that soar past the $100 dollar mark. This mouse is equipped with certain technologies -namely, the Delta Zero Sensor technology- that allow it to provide a smooth glide, with utmost precision in a wide variety of environments. Whether you’re a gamer, or a tireless worker, the G303 will have something to offer you.
Good remarks aside, let’s take a closer look at what this mouse has to offer.
As we mentioned just a few moments ago, the G303 has something to offer for every user. Whether you’re at work or competing in a heated CS:GO tournament, this mouse is all about giving the extra edge you need to surpass every obstacle.
This product is equipped with a state of the art optical sensor, which can be adjusted up to a maximum of 12,000 CPI, for utmost precision in every click. The optical nature of its laser sensor allows it to be used on most surfaces, sans jitter or any type of interference. Unlike laser sensors, which allows tracking on a wider variety of surfaces, but with arguably decreased precision. The Delta Zero Sensor Technology incorporated into the sensor serves as an addition to its precise tracking capabilities by completely removing any imprecisions commonly associated with speed-related accuracy variances, also known as mouse acceleration.
With so much emphasis put into this mouse’s sensor, it’s clear that it was designed for hardcore professional gamers who regularly practice FPS or MOBA games, given that these two genres require utmost precision in order to outsmart the competition. This fact is further complemented when considering the mouse’s lightweight frame, which promotes lightning-fast movements with zero wrist or hand strain. When it comes to avoiding hand and wrist injuries produced by gaming, we always recommend using a wrist rest to complement a gaming mouse. But in the case of the G303, its ergonomic design and large back promotes a comfortable palm grip, which almost convinced us to forgo using the wrist rest.
When it comes to aesthetics, you can tell that this mouse was created for beating the competition, and to look good while doing so. Its smooth black back, coupled with the LED panels on the side give this mouse a professional look that will make you look sharp while pwning noobs. Regardless, in case you were thinking of using it in the office as well, the G303’s design is also conservative enough as to not draw unwanted attention in the workplace.
Now that we’ve explained just what makes this mouse so great, let’s sum up its greatest features:
Beside what was already mentioned in this list, we can say for sure that, since this is high-performance gaming mouse, this product was built to last. The micro-switches installed in every button was tested to last for more than 20 million clicks. In this aspect, you can really say that this is one product you won’t be replacing soon.
Similar to most gaming mice, the G303 offers the possibility of switching CPI on-the-go with a click of a button. In mere seconds, you can go from having a lightning-fast cursor speed for FPS, to a more controllable and precise mouse setting for when you want to play MOBAs or MMORPGs.
And if that wasn’t enough, this mouse features 6 buttons, all of which can be fully customized using Logitech’s software.
We can’t really find anything bad to point out in this particular product. Some might put off by its symmetrical design. In our case, we actually liked this mouse’s shape, because it didn’t force our hand into any specific grip, unlike with other mice that have some “ergonomic” grooves built into their frames. Despite this, the G303 is definitely built to favor a palm grip, due to its large back, so you might want to consider this when shopping for a gaming mouse.
Despite in the mid-tier price range, the G303 Daedalus offers the highest grade of performance in a wide variety of gaming genres and environments. If anything, it’s worth taking a look at this product if you’re looking for a gaming mouse that offers both performance and elegance, without breaking the bank in the process.
For these reasons, we are gladly inclined to give the G303 Daedalus a rotund seal of approval.
Product images sourced from Amazon.com
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