top gaming mouse with or without wireless [REVIEW]
The gaming peripheral market is probably the one that has been the biggest increase in recent years when we talk about PCs and components for them, but despite the fact that new players have begun to rise, Logitech remains one of the most popular. The reason is, of course, the quality of its Logitech G products, built on the experience of decades in the field. The G703 is the mid-to-high-end model of the company that attempts to offer the most capabilities of a top model, such as the G903, in an ergonomic format
Design, construction, ergonomics
The G703 is not a 100% new mouse. It shares the same design with the G403 and G603 models, with the outer differences being minor. We are talking about a completely black color scheme and some more qualitative materials, with rubberized surfaces on both sides and a matte palm, pleasing to touch, in the center and the two main buttons. The scroll is also made of a rubbery material, split in the middle by a transparent strip that lets the light of the RGB LEDs illuminate. Moreover, the G logo in the center of the device benefits from the same lighting system.
I was saying that the Logitech G703 mouse is ergonomically designed, being dedicated to 100% right-handed users. Thus, on the left side, the mouse body is slightly curved, and two generous programmable buttons are located here for quick finger-point access. They are made of glossy plastic, which allows rapid sliding of each other. In games, they can be programmed for various shortcuts, but in Windows, their default feature is back and forth in the browser or in Windows Explorer. The last button on the G703 is the one dedicated to changing the DPI profiles made from the same glossy plastic as the side buttons. It is placed under the scroll and can not be pressed by mistake, being placed in a concave mouse area.
In the accessory chapter, the G703 is quite "poor" as it is not a modular model, like the G903 model we tested in the past. Being a "Lightspeed" mouse, the Logitech Wireless Model name, it receives a USB Type-A USB Adapter (not compatible with Bluetooth) and a micro-USB charging cable with a Own grip to ensure a strong connection, even in use. When the cable is connected, the mouse automatically closes the wireless connection. Also, a 10 gram weight is delivered in the pack, for those who think the G703 needs a little more weight.
The weight is inserted into the circular cover on the bottom of the mouse, the same place where a "pen" can be connected to the PowerPlay system, the G703 being the second compatible mouse model.
From the point of view of ergonomics, the G703 manages to provide a comfortable user experience for a wide range of users, no matter how they prefer to hold the mouse. It is neither flat nor too bulky, but the condition is that the hand it uses to use the mouse is the right one. The wrist is always in a straight position, and the plastic mold is made in such a way that each finger is in a relaxed position.
Logitech has been using Logitech Gaming Software for a long time, virtually unchanged in the past few years. Its advantage is that users with multiple compatible peripherals can synchronize certain capabilities such as RGB illumination and can activate common profiles for previously saved games
Because the mouse has an internal memory module, the DPI and Lighting Profile 1 profile may remain active, regardless of whether the mouse is moved to another computer or if the LGS application is not installed. Up to five levels of DPI can be saved on its memory, along with a single color effect. The G logo and the scroll can only have the same color, but each individual can be stopped. For wireless use, lights should probably be turned off for energy conservation.
Logitech Gaming Software is also the one that keeps track of your energy consumption. For normal use, the G703's battery provides about 20-22 hours of use (with lights on) and about 33 hours with the lights turned off, meaning a normal user could only charge it once or twice week. Along with a PowerPlay mousepad, it would never require charging. Autonomy can be tailored to your needs, as changing the rate of pooling rate can improve your autonomy by up to 37 hours.
Like the G903, the G703 benefits from a PMW3366 sensor that can be adjusted to work better depending on the surface on which it is used. Three Logitech standard profiles are available from the factory (the two pads included in the PowerPlay and generic ones), with the ability to record their own pad. The recording is done by moving the mouse in the form of the "infinite" symbol for a few seconds on the user interface.