Logitech G300 Gaming Mouse Review

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Logitech G300 Gaming Mouse Company: Logitech
Platform: PC

Windows System Requirements: USB port, Windows XP or more recent operating system

Logitech's G300 Gaming Mouse is as awesome a mouse as you will find for the price. At $40, it offers most of the options available on much higher-end mice, but without the hefty price tag. There are certainly finer gaming mice, and Logitech makes many of them, but all will set you back considerably more hard-earned cash than the G300.

Kyle Ackerman

The G300 Gaming Mouse is light, stylish and an excellent gaming mouse for the price. It offers precise handling, a lot of on-the-fly flexibility and programmability in a responsive, ergonomically designed mouse.

Logitech G300 Gaming MouseThe G300 mouse features nine programmable controls, although realistically, you aren't going to want to remap the left, right and center buttons. Do that, and you'll have a hard time continuing to use the mouse as a mouse. Also, two of the buttons are mapped by default to changing between the mouse's three saved profiles and changing the DPI resolution of the sensor (effectively changing the mouse's sensitivity). That means that there are four free buttons – two next to each of the standard left and mouse buttons – that are free for whatever you want. You can free up the other five buttons and assign whatever function you wish, but only at a price.

By default, the onboard mouse memory has three profiles. One is a profile intended for generic massively multiplayer online games, another for generic shooters and the last for productivity (useful for cutting and pasting without resorting to keyboard hotkeys. Better yet, by downloading the Logitech Gaming Software, any key or profile can be re-assigned. The software also has pre-built profiles for tons of commercially released games, any of which can be downloaded and assigned.

Logitech G300 Gaming MouseIf you're just looking for a sexy mouse, the G300 fits the bill. There's a lit, colored band that goes down both sides of the mouse body, that can be turned off or assigned one of seven bright colors. Assigning a different color to each loaded profile (the defaults are red, green, and blue) makes it very easy to switch profiles on the fly and be immediately ready for play (and certain you've got the right buttons for the job).

If I have a complaint, it's the button positions. After using the mouse for prolonged gaming and work sessions, I quickly got used to the two buttons on each side of the mouse, and found them tremendously convenient. At first, I found myself hitting the side buttons when I intended to just hit the ordinary left and right mouse buttons. But I got over that. I also would have loved a thumb button or two on the side of the mouse, but as it is, the mouse is completely ambidextrous.

Logitech G300 Gaming MouseSimply put, the G300 is a splendid mouse for the price. If you try it and still have serious complaints about this mouse, you'll only fix them with a thick wallet.

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