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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  • Iketh - Thursday, March 5, 2015 - link

    ironic? support might suck because nobody ever uses it... they make the most durable products, far better than razor... that's coming from a computer programmer that is still using the same keyboard from 5 years ago and have easily passed a million keystrokes

    AND, I did actually have to use their support last month for first time in 20 years of computing, and they replaced my defective keyboard by just sending me a new one... and it was their backlit $80 keyboard... all I had to do was email them a picture of the broken keyboard and receipt of purchase... I didn't have to ship old keyboard back!
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  • MadMan007 - Thursday, March 5, 2015 - link

    So are you just a spammer on the payroll of another company? You are posting the same exact post and link with the same username on lots of tech sites. Reply
  • Rolphus - Thursday, March 5, 2015 - link

    Love the style of this. It looks like a very decent successor to my old G500. Reply
  • sr1030nx - Thursday, March 5, 2015 - link

    It does look nice to replace a g500 (have one myself) with the exception of not being able to adjust its weight. Reply
  • keitaro - Thursday, March 5, 2015 - link

    I really want to get another Logitech mouse. But I can't. Two factors or reasons:

    1) I already have a Razer mouse that's fairly new
    2) Logitech's software package is overly bloated

    Obviously I am not in the market for a new mouse. Even if I was, it's hard for me to look at Logitech now. Logitech's mouse software is just too big and it often interferes with other software. So if you got useful software to help you do things like hardware monitoring, overlay systems, video capturing or broadcasting, somewhere within that mix, Logitech's mouse software will not work for you.
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  • cactusdog - Thursday, March 5, 2015 - link

    Logitech has completely redesigned the software suite for their new high end mice like the G502 and this mouse with the new sensors. The software is completely different and greatly reduced from their usual mouse software. They have new software for their new mechanical keyboard too. I'm a fussy mouse guy, have tried most of the high end mice, the G502 is the best and most consistent mouse I have used. It has eliminated weird acceleration issues and inconsistency that I found with other mice. Reply
  • bludragoon - Friday, March 6, 2015 - link

    yeah i have bought logitech for gf and my laptop even though i loved my ergo sets gfrom ms, and had gyro mice and others. all get lots of use years of use no problem with any logi. i sprung for that 502 on sale this this is awesome for me i love unlock scroll with weight spin that sucker or the indicators on side showing each custom dpi profile multi on fly and paddle switch for in game frag the button assign surface cal etc all so easy and work. the razor i just got what garbage at 3 time price and sneaky software that feels like dataminer. probably a real gamer can go crazy with all the buttons (but not too many) and custom on this the wire sheath etc all top class. Reply
  • MamiyaOtaru - Thursday, March 5, 2015 - link

    * complains about bloated mouse software
    * has a Razer
    * is keitaro
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  • Flunk - Thursday, March 5, 2015 - link

    The G-software they've been using for the last little while is really light and the settings actually save to the mouse firmware so you don't even need to run the software all the time.

    P.S. Razer Synapse is awful, I don't want to be forced to sign up for and then log into an account just to configure my keyboard/mouse. I have a razer BlackWidow and I now get constantly bombarded with the Razer Synapse setup wizard I refuse to install every time Windows seems to decide that I need a driver update. That's right, you don't even need to download the bloatware anymore they're distributing it via Windows Update. Why does a keyboard need a massive bloated control panel anyway?
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  • Sushisamurai - Thursday, March 5, 2015 - link

    Yeah, the software certainly isn't what it use to be - and the product designs and direction logitech is going is disappointing for me. I use to be a huge fan of their offerings, but I've found more and more their products are not as great as they use to be. I was completely disappointed in the mouse-click tolerances for their MX/VX lines, and their discontinuation of their high-end speaker lines (or dilution, however you want to spin that; z-5500 series to be exact).

    My one question for this mouse that wasn't answered was, does this work on glass, frosted and transparent? Does fluorescent lighting on said glass interfere with the sensor (reflected or nearby)?
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