Logitech G PowerPlay Review

Logitech has been built a a very good name in the PC gaming market, and over the past few years, the brand Logitech G has already become an essential piece in eSports. They require only the best and most efficient devices for high-precision and high-performance gaming, and Logitech delivers it all.

Yet despite its popularity, Logitech G still aims to be creative so while lurking behind the scenes for the past three years, the company was secretly crafting a product that was made to perform better in every way possible. One of the most notable things they did was to remove their cord tethering mouse to the PC’s which is something really more convenient and efficient.

This resulted in the Logitech G PowerPlay – a system of compatible mouse and mouse pads from Logitech. This allows the mouse to charge simply by setting it on the mouse pad whether it is being used or is idle. We think this is a pretty cool idea from Logitech since it is an efficient device especially for those who work long hours on the computer.

Logitech G PowerPlay Review – Whats in the Box?

Before we talk about the Logitech G PowerPlay, let’s first see what’s included in the box. First off, you’ll find the PowerPlay base, the hard and cloth mouse mat, the PowerCore module, and the six-foot USB cord.  Logitech also included a warranty document, as well as a huge quick start manual for the device.

It’s nice that the PowerPlay is a plug-and-play device that auto-detects and syncs if you have installed the Logitech Gaming Software or LGS, but of course, having a quick start document and guide should always be present especially when this is the first time you’re using this device; additionally, you can also find the company’s G brand stickers included in the PowerPlay package.

When we removed the PowerPlay charging surface from its package, we really liked its appearance and its nice build quality. Its base meets the SuperSpeed module in a very nice and clean fashion without any machining mistakes or notable errors which can sometimes be seen in other products. Overall, we can say that the presentation of the Logitech G PowerPlay and even its packaging is highly exceptional since the company made use of high-quality materials as well as detailed documentation for everyone to easily follow.

The Product

Logitech G PowerPlay – The Future is Here

The PowerPlay Charging Base is slightly large and measures about 13.55 inches wide and about 12.61 inches deep. Its base is thin though at just 2 mm so you can really see the wireless and flat charging antennas that are fixed inside when you look at the devices at the right angle. At the top-left corner, there is a little control module attached; this piece provides the wireless connectivity plus it also sends power to the antennas. The fixed antennas produce an energy field that is based on electromagnetic resonance; this field does not go over the charging base’s whole surface but occupies the mid three quarters instead. The field has a height of around 4 mm from the base’s surface which is why the mat retains a specific thickness to allow the mouse to charge properly. Since this is the case, not any mouse mat will work together with the PowerPlay system.

When it comes to the control module, this links to a PC via removable USB cable; and just like a lot of Logitech’s G products, the USB cable features a three-prong connector. One links to the USB port for the control module while the other two serve as anchors to provide stability. The module features a lit Logitech G logo that can readily be customized via the desktop software of the company. Additionally, LED is also present which stays illuminated throughout the charging process while it goes half-lit once the pad is lined to the module on standby. The second component of the system is the PowerCore module which is included in the kit. If you can’t picture how big it is, it’s really just the same size as a silver dollar. It perfectly fits the Powercore port that is located at the bottom of a compatible mouse; you just need to tap it into place with the magnets that are present.

Antennas are also included which allows the modules to easily pick up energy that is produced from the charging pad; this later converts the energy into voltage for recharging the device’s internal battery. The magnets that are included do not only work as the module’s anchor but it also works as contacts for allowing the electrical currents to pass from the module directly to the rechargeable battery.

When it comes to the USB cable that is included with the Logitech G PowerPlay, it measures around six-feet long and has quite a good and tight braid on it which makes it look pretty cool. Don’t worry though, the cable is still flexible and made for optimal management despite the presence of the braiding. Logitech states that this is the only cable that should be utilized for the PowerPlay system especially when plugging this to a powered USB hub or USB port; this is necessary since the device needs to properly produce adequate current to the wireless energy field that is present.

Now let’s take quick look at the mice that were included in the review kit. We shall just cover these mice briefly as we will be completed detailed reviews on both of the mice at a later date. The G PowerPlay review kit comes packed with the mouse pad and the two compatible mice that are included. These are the G903 and G703 mice which are generally like the everyday lithium-ion-powered wireless devices complete with cords that are necessary for plugging in and recharging.

Logitech G703

The G703 appears similar to the G403 Prodigy – from the ergonomically arched design to the six buttons that can be programmed, it can be quite the challenge to actually differentiate itself if you’d just base it on its outer shell; though one way to differentiate this is by looking at its body which doesn’t sport the full black finish that the Prodigy does. The highlight of this mouse is the six programmable buttons that we think is quite useful for users; these specifically are the two lateral buttons located on the mouse’s left portion, the right and left buttons, one for DPI cycling which his found just below the scrolling wheel, and one that is on the mouse.

The RMB and LMB can be clicked from the mouse’s tip, reaching about halfway up to the G703’s body. We liked that the DPI was placed adequately which makes it easy to reach; plus, since it makes use of the no pixel and zero smoothing rounding, the G703 gives you accurate and precise sensitivities even during high DPI’s. Basically, we were able to use this seamlessly without problems and we give the G703 a thumbs up for performance.

Logitech G903

The G903 is equipped with the optical sensor PMW3366 which is known to be the best gaming mouse sensor that is available on the market today. It is ambidextrous and you get nine buttons with it yet there are two buttons that are disabled by default. It magnetically connects, allowing you to readily swap and place the right-edge thumb buttons to run these with all the others that are connected. If you’re left-handed, you can easily set the right-edge thumb buttons and replace the left ones with the given matching plastic guards.

Key Features

  • Save Settings
    With the on-board memory, you can readily keep your settings wherever you go: save the settings to the mouse’s memory then utilize the settings on any PC without requiring extra software to use.
  • Control Right at your Fingertips
    Make use of Logitech’s Gaming Software to easily program all your favorite macros and commands to each of the buttons that are available.
  • 8 Million Colors for the Mice
    The brilliant RGB allows you to easily customize the colors and lighting brightness to easily match your aesthetics, environment, and system. With the Logitech Gaming Software, you can choose from lighting patterns, effects, and a full spectrum of 16.8 million colors together with other Logitech G devices.
  • Fine-tuning Control
    It’s DPI shifting allows you to switch and program up to five sensitivity settings, from precise pixel targeting of 200DPI for sniping to extremely fast maneuvers of up to 12,000DPI for faster 180° turns.

Product Specifications

Charging System

  • Width: 344 mm
  • Length: 320 mm
  • Cable Length: Six Feet or 1.8 m
  • Charging Surface Thickness: 2 mm
  • Control Module Height: 11 mm
  • Hard Mouse Pad Thickness: 3 mm
  • Cloth Mouse Pad Thickness: 2 mm
  • Warranty: Two-year Limited Warranty

G703 Specifications


  • Sensor: PMW 3366
  • Maximum Speed: > 400 IPS*
  • Maximum Acceleration: > 40 G*
  • Resolution: 200 to 12,000 dpi


  • Microprocessor: 32bit ARM
  • USB Report Rate: 1,000 Hz (1 ms)
  • USB Data Format: 16 bits / axis
  • Wireless Technology: Customized 2.4 GHz
  • Wireless Report Rate: 1,000 Hz (1 ms)


  • Static Coefficient of Friction: μ(s) = 15
  • Dynamic Coefficient of Friction: μ(k) = 0.1*


  • Left and Right Buttons: 50 million clicks
  • PTFE Feet: 250 km

Battery Life:

  • Without Lighting: 32-hours
  • Default Lighting: 24-hours


  • Height, Width, Depth: 124mm, 68mm, 43mm
  • Weight: 107g (for the mouse only) and 10g (for its optional weight)
  • Charging Cable Length: Six-feet long

G903 Specifications


  • Sensor: PMW 3366
  • Resolution: 200 to12,000 dpi
  • Maximum Speed: > 400 IPS*
  • Maximum Acceleration: > 40 G*


  • Microprocessor: 32bit ARM
  • USB Report Rate: 1,000Hz (1 ms)
  • USB Data Format: 16 bits / axis


  • Maximum Distance: tested at > 250 kilometers
  • Primary Buttons: 50 million clicks

Battery Life:

  • Without Lighting: 32-hours
  • Default Lighting: 24-hours

Physical Specifications:

  • Height, Width, Depth: 130.3mm, 66.5mm, 40.4mm
  • Weight: 110g (for the mouse only)
  • Cable Length: Six-feet long

Product Features

The Revolution in PC Gaming
With the LightSpeed and PowerPlay technology, Logitech G PowerPlay has settled the barriers to achieving high-performance wireless gaming. Such things like wireless disconnects, input lags, and even dead batteries are considered as things of the past since the company has welcomed the future of wireless PC gaming that they were able to achieve via unrivaled engineering and advanced technology.

PCT or PowerPlay Charging Technology
Through the creative use of electromagnetic resonance, the PCT base establishes an energy field right above its surface which allows proper charging while being in motion. It also provides wireless power without having to meddle with data transmissions and exact measurements of high-performance mouse for gaming.

Cloth & Hard-Gaming Mouse Pad

Synchronize your performance with your choice of mouse pad since Logitech included both of their hard and cloth surfaces that you can customize and swap easily. This is something we appreciate since you won’t have to buy another surface if you plan to change it; it’s because the company has included these in their Logitech G PowerPlay package.

Customizable RGB Lighting
The PowerPlay’s G lights up in a crisp RGB color and you can control this by using the LGS to set the lighting to complement the rest of your gear. You can choose from about 17 million colors to match your devices to keep that cool and eye-catching aesthetic. Not only that, but you can also sync the lighting effects and colors with the Logitech G gaming keyboards, mouse, as well as the headsets to keep a unified appearance.

Built-In Wireless

Logitech has designed their G PowerPlay with a built-in LightSpeed wireless receiver which allows you to pair your gaming mouse directly with the base of the PowerPlay. We liked this feature a lot since we didn’t have to use an additional USB data receiver to make things work seamlessly.


If you’re already using a recent Logitech wireless mouse, you’ve most likely noticed the similar performance with the PowerPlay mice. This is because the mice make use of the company’s new LightSpeed technology which provides lower latency together with more consistent performance and connectivity. You can really see that the mice have improved greatly since high-precision tasks in Photoshop, as well as high-speed gaming on Doom, are all seamless and accurate.

Just like how it’s advertised, PowerPlay works effectively: if the wireless mouse runs out of power right in the middle of a gaming session, the PowerPlay will instantly charge the battery which is definitely a very convenient feature for every enthusiastic gamer. You can even monitor the charging status of the mouse using the LGS which is another great feature of the device. We also tested the G703 and G903 for different games to see if these performed well and charged efficiently; the mouse charged for about 1 to 2% per half an hour that was spent during the game which is about equal to Logitech’s given estimations. It isn’t really that fast for charging but again, if the mouse is continuously charging then its charge speed isn’t really that much of an issue. Also, we were still able to play continuously and smoothly – no lagging, no issues, no crashing.

Batteries of Logitech’s wireless mice are just as good and it didn’t give us any problems during usage. The G703 and G903 gave us about twenty to twenty-five hours of gameplay but remember that this also depends on your lighting choices. The mice charge quickly with the USB and both allowed us to play while recharging.

How to Use

When using the mice for the first time, syncing these is quite easy. Included in the set is a small puck that will be used to pop right at the mice’s bottom. You don’t have to worry about additional weight since it does not add any and it sits perfectly in place because of the strong magnets that are located right beneath the mice itself.

When the puck is already set, you will just need to set the mouse on the connected PowerPlay pad; everything auto-detects and auto-syncs once you connect them so you won’t have any other concerns: just connect, wait for these to auto-detect and sync, and you’re good to go.


Like all other Logitech gaming products, the PowerPlay make use of the Logitech gaming software. What we liked about the Logitech gaming software is that it provides users with just a single program for syncing the RGB lighting and controlling the settings on all the Logitech G-series devices. Another great thing about the current version is that it was very stable and worked really well when we tested it: no issues, no lags, and there were also no crashes so we’re giving this a thumbs-up. The software has three sections that function mainly for monitoring and controlling the Logitech G PowerPlay wireless charging system.

Let’s start with the HOME section of the menu; this gives you a simple overview of Logitech’s mat but doesn’t really have any other function aside from visually representing the product. For the LIGHTING portion, you can access this by pressing the lightbulb in the GUI. This lets you sync the RGB between other Logitech G-series devices that are compatible such as the headsets and keyboards. The Lighting portion also lets you set the lighting modes of the device. As for the PAIRING portion of the PowerPlay charging mat, this lets you pair varying mouse devices via a simple process. Just click the ‘Connect a different mouse’ button in the Logitech Gaming Software; insert the PowerCore module before turning on the mouse you want to pair up then you’re all done.

The LGS will let you easily check if there are any firmware updates that are available for the PowerPlay, G703 or the G903, but worry not since all of these items are all shipped with the latest firmware and works perfectly right out of the box. If you were wondering if we had to go and update the device before testing it, we didn’t have to update the PowerPlay to function so you’re basically set once you get it out of the package. Just keep in mind that if you have the PowerPlay charging system, firmware updates should be the only reason for you to plug the G703 and G903 since firmware updates cannot be completed via the LightSpeed link.


If you’re the type who spends a lot of time working on the computer, the PowerPlay from Logitech can be a very useful item for you but it can also be a great product for casual users. Logitech G PowerPlay offers high-quality and an ever charging surface for the mouse that is made adequately without being too thick or giving off an inconsistent charge.

We can say that the Logitech G PowerPlay is a product of necessity especially for people who work almost 24/7 on the computer; plus, it can also be the game changer that you’ve been searching for to improve your PC setup to the next level while having a seamless and uninterrupted wireless mouse experience.

Where to Buy

If you would like to pickup the kick ass Logitech G Powerplay you can for only $199AUD (does not include mice) over at the official Logitech website.

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