Logitech is no stranger to the world of peripherals and is a world-renowned brand. They have been mainly targeting the premium section of their products and bringing luxurious items like Logitech G Pro X Gaming Keyboard, Logitech Pro Gaming Headset, Logitech Pro Hero Wireless Mouse, etc. These products come with a hefty price and not accessible to the average gamer or people on the budget.
But today, we have got a value-oriented mouse by Logitech which will not only blow your mind and also satisfy your purse. Yes, We are talking about the Logitech G203 Prodigy Gaming Mouse. It is an older model mouse, but looking at the price and the features it packs, You won’t regret spending every penny on it.
What we liked
What we don’t like
The G203 copies its shape from its older brother G PRO gaming mouse. This is an ambidextrous mouse with no right side buttons. It’s small and made out of cheap plastic. The mouse doesn’t have a grip on the side. It doesn’t have the cured body for gripping but has a minimal hump at the back. The left and the right buttons have a groove in the middle for the finger to rest on. The mouse is perfect for fingertip users or claw grip users. The minimalist design gives it an office mouse vibe.
It has a bodyweight of 85grams and a dimension of 116.6mm x 62.15mm x 30.2mm (HWD). People with smaller hand and finger-tip or claw style users will be a matching fit. According to Rocket Jump Ninja, users with hand length (From finger-tip to the palm) 17cm suits the mouse well.
The mouse has 16 million RGB lighting with only cyclic and static effects. It comes with a 2.1m rubber cable rather than a braided cable. The cable is thin and seems like it can snap easily when under pressure. Other than that the overall body looks fine and looks low-key gaming mouse.
The G203 comes with a Mercury sensor. Even being an old sensor and overshadowed by Logitech’s own Hero Sensor it keeps up with time. It is very similar to the PMW 3366 sensor. The mouse comes with Omron switches on every button which gives it a click and tactile feel to it. Your buttons come with a lifetime warranty of 10 Million clicks. It has 6 programmable buttons with macro support. The mouse-wheel is smooth and has the same Omron switch.
It supports up to 8000 max DPI settings and has a 1 ms response rate with a 1000hz polling rate. These features are applicable to gamers who want seemingly faster and precisive tracking. The DPI can be changed on the fly with the dedicated DPI button. It has a liftoff distance of 1 DVD disc in a cloth pad. It works with any colored material mouse pad. There seems to be no acceleration/smoothing/predicting in the mouse. Even during the flick test, the sensor keeps up with the movement of the hand and doesn’t seem to spin off.
Speaking of memory, the mouse comes equipped with on-board memory with a single memory profile. You can save only save your DPI and Polling rate settings in the onboard memory. It has only one lighting zone in the mouse and 1 animation scheme. macOS or ChromeOS users don’t worry, this mouse will work on your devices as well.
Logitech has a well-built software for every gaming product that they sell. There are tailored software for certain products or the Logitech G HUB tailored for all the peripheral.
The Logitech G HUB lets you customize your lighting according to your liking. Since there is only 1 lighting zone there isn’t much more room for customization. Gamers will be pleased as the software gives you the ability to tune the DPI and Polling Rate of the mouse. The DPI can be adjusted from 200 to 8000 DPI and the polling rate can be adjusted up to 1000Hz.
Macro Settings are available in the mouse and the six buttons can be customized to their own function. For higher productivity users, the macro settings will be a blessing for quick access to the settings or desired function. Logitech also included a heat map for the mouse so that you can track the activity on the mouse. Average users will not use this function and we don’t know why in the world Logitech included that. Might be needed for some activity management or curiosity where the user clicks the most.
This mouse will cost you around $30 (Nrs. 3500 to Nrs. 4000) for the black version and you have to pay $5 extra premium for the white version. Paying $5 extra for the white version sounds absurd and surely seems worthless. But paying $5 extra for your extra white gaming setup? If you really need that white color to match your setup’s scheme then go ahead.
Checking mouse at a similar price point, we have Razer’s Deathadder which costs around $50. Otherwise, all you can find is some off-brand Chinese gaming mouse like Hiraliy F300, Red-Dragon, ROCCAT, etc. and they have bad sensor and software experience you can get. A premium brand mouse for $30, so don’t miss this deal.
Logitech, being a premium brand, didn’t cut corners while producing the G203. More improvements can be done with design and software. Overall, everything looks great and works fine. Logitech should have included a braided cable but just the current rubber cable also works fine. It is an overall OK device.
Suggesting this mouse can be a tough choice though it has all the features that a gamer might need but lacks the gamer aesthetics. But looking at the price and not thinking about the looks it might be the next perfect mouse for your choice. As we said earlier, you won’t regret wasting spending every single penny on this mouse.