Logitech G403 Prodigy Wireless Gaming Mouse Review

The Logitech G line is one of the most popular names in the gaming mouse market with the addition of the all-new Logitech G403 wireless. The G403 wireless is the manufacturer’s latest wireless peripheral offering. This clearly shows their intention of building up on its widely received predecessor. The G403 has returned from its ambidextrous form in favor of a minimal and traditional design.

Logitech G403 Wireless Review – What’s in the Box?

Contents of the product include:

  • 1x Logitech G403 wireless gaming mouse
  • 1x charging/data cable
  • 1x wireless USB adapter
  • 1x cable adapter
  • 1x weight (optional)
  • 1x user guide

The Product

The Logitech G403 Wireless – A Great Mouse Just Got Better

The G403 wireless has an ordinary and rounded design. It has a black coating with two large side buttons and an illuminated RGB strip situated in the central part of the rubber scroll wheel. Aside from the typical RGB visuals, an illuminated “G” brand logo, and a scroll wheel.

The mouse comes with a 10g weight situated at the bottom, which can be removed at any time.

The G403 wireless is has a form factor aimed at right hand users.

When viewed from the top-down, the mouse has a “wasp waist” appearance. Its top and bottom flare out with the central part “pulling in.” Compared to the some mice models in which the two front buttons are naturally part of its extended body, those seen in the G403 wireless are separately placed from its main body. That also includes the mouse wheel and the DPI switch behind it.

The mouse horizontally arches upward into the knuckle of the index finger close to the palm area.

The G403 wireless is large in size. It has dimensions of 4.9” x 2.7” x 1.7” when its weight is added. Without the weight, the mouse is even lighter.

The side buttons of the G403 wireless is well-defined and thick. It has broad valley situated in between them. The buttons are placed a little bit higher on the side.

The highlight of the G403 wireless is its gaming performance. This is made possible with Pixart’s PMW3366 — widely known for having the best mouse sensor in the globe. The flexibility it provides is a running trend, which is exemplified with the charging and data cable it came with. It’s great to utilize the mouse while charging. Simply detach it when the mouse is fully charged, and the mouse resorts back to its wireless dongle-dependent capability.

A big, rounded disc, below where power switch and the optical sensor are located, can be found. When the bottom part is pressed, its lid will pop open. The lid is tightly held by a pair of magnets.

The weight is coin-shaped with concave sides. It fits seamlessly with the opening. It also adds further weight to the G403 wireless. This raises the weight of the mouse to 116g.

Since the mouse is wireless, it can be plugged in by the 73” cord it came with. The cord can also be plugged directly to a computer’s USB port. It can be left permanently to convert the wireless mouse into a wired version.

Logitech provides a USB female-to micro-USB female adapter in connecting the mouse straight to the port. The cable can be utilized for charging. Charging time will depend on the amount of time utilized by the mouse.

The G403 wireless comes with a 1 millisecond response time (several times faster compared to a traditional mouse). Its 6-program buttons including a 16.8 million color lighting customization option gives users the weapon they need for gaming.

Lighting under the mouse will flash red when its battery level is low. Once the mouse is being charged, its lighting will flash for one minute before going back to the user’s customized lighting setting. Charging is said to average around 10% for every 15 minutes. This upside enables the mouse to retain the same charging rate even after numerous charges.

Using the Product

Setting up the Logitech G403 wireless is really simple to do. Simply insert the wireless dongle into the desktop PC. The Windows OS will automatically detect the mouse for instant use.

One noticeable aspect with the G403 wireless is how it’s comfortable to use. Its ergonomic design makes it easy to use the mouse on a daily basis and for PC gameplay. It handles non-gaming tasks such as general computer use, internet surfing, and Adobe Photoshop well.

In addition, its rubber grips allows for added control while making use of the mouse for heated gaming or when dealing with heavy Adobe Photoshop tasks.

Another great functionality with the G403 wireless is its ability to glide smoothly. Its accuracy can be tweaked though its Logitech gaming software including its colored lighting.

Its Pixart PMW3366 optical sensor is one of the better ones in the market. It ensures tracking is smooth and precise at all times minus the unnecessary acceleration.

Specifications

Tracking

  • Resolution: 200 – 12,000 dpi
  • acceleration: >40G
  • speed: >300 ips

Responsiveness

  • USB data format: 16 bits/axis
  • USB report rate: 1000 Hz (1ms)
  • Wireless report rate: 1000Hz (1ms)
  • Wireless technology: Custom 2.4GHz
  • Microprocessor: 32-bit ARM

Glide

  • Dynamic coefficient of friction:* 0.1 μ (k)
  • Static coefficient of friction:* 0.15 μ (s)

Durability

  • Buttons (Left / Right): 20 million clicks
  • Feet: 250 kilometers

Connection Type

  • Wireless

USB Protocol

  • USB 2.0

DPI (Min/Max)

  • 200-12,000

USB Report Rate

  • 1ms

Sensor

  • PMW3366

Indicator Lights (LED)

  • RGB

Buttons

  • 6

Other Features

  • Onboard memory
  • Single removable weight

Physical Specifications

  • Height: 124 mm
  • Width: 68 mm
  • Depth: 43 mm
  • Weight: 107.2 g mouse only

Cable Length (Power/Charging): 1.83 M

Software

The only required download with the Logitech G403 wireless is its gaming software utility. This can only be found in the manufacturer’s support page. The software plays an essential role with the mouse. It lets the user pick between profile profiles and one of the three built-in profiles housed within the mouse’s memory.

The software comes with plenty of options. These include Mouse Functions (switching profiles and other media keys), Macro Recording, and Keystroke.

DPI levels can also be set on the screen, which is situated under the panel. This is where one of the three onboard profiles can be selected for configuration. Tracking resolution of the G403 wireless ranges anywhere from 200 dpi to 12,000dpi.

Its Lighting Settings handles the lighting of its LED logo found in the palm-rest aspect of the mouse as well as the lighting stripe on the wheel. The standard 16.8 million RGB colors can be assigned to cycle and breathe, change brightness, and speed effect. An option for switching the light off completely is available.

Its Surface Tuning provides a few pre-set setting for mouse pad surfaces. It also contains a lift-distance wizard for building new ones. The tuner makes an analysis of the intersection of a mouse based on the surface being used.

The Input Analysis reviews mouse or keyboard button usage, which showcases a colored map of frequently used buttons/keys — as aspect that a user may already be aware of.

The Settings contains hotkey creation for cycling through profiles, a checkbox that lets games take control of illumination, and angle-snapping capability.

Its Power Consumption section will notify the user how much power is left from the mouse.

Conclusion

The G403 wireless is a fantastic mouse that feels and performs great and is the same great quality that we come to expect from Logitech. It comes with a weight system, an awesome optical sensor, and software configuration options. Its battery life per charge can last for a long period of time, especially with the lighting switched off.

The mouse has a familiar feel and has that added kick under the hood. It’s designed well, feels great ergonomically, and has excellent button clicks. Its responsiveness is what many would want in the world of gaming.

Where to Buy

If you are interested in picking up this awesome mouse you can do so over at the official Logitech website for $149.

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