What do you need in a good gaming mouse? Like, really need? You need it to be comfortable. You need its action to be smooth and precise. You need it to have the requisite buttons for basic play, and maybe one or two extra for customisation and macros. When it comes to designing gaming mice, Logitech seems to understand what I, personally, am looking for. I want a no fuss, minimum-chuffa device, and that is always what they give me. Logi’s G903 wireless gaming mouse is a great example of how you can achieve this goal of design simplicity in a premium tier gaming accessory.
The first thing you’ll notice about the G903 is that its very angular, rather more than your standard Logitech design. Logi prefers to keep their kit fairly understated. In a way, they often want the opposite of what a company like Razer wants, which is to be noticed immediately. The G903 is different because it draws the eye. It’s a brawnier look for Logi, moulded black plastic with a bright LED logo sat in the centre of the palm rest. This mouse is a right-hander, so lefties may find themselves struggling when going to use it — I’m sure this is nothing new to them but even so, a left-handed option would be good to see.
The left and right click buttons are sufficiently long and wide to suit people with hands of all sizes. The mouse wheel comes with a release button that can be pressed in for notch-to-notch feedback, useful for weapon changing in shooters like Overwatch or Fortnite, or released to allow the wheel to spin freely, better for scrolling in your browser out of game.
Below the mouse-wheel switch are a pair of buttons that are bound by default for raising and lowering the mouse’s resolution on the fly, from 200 up to 12,000 DPI. The mouse also works with the Logitech Gaming Software PC app for button config, sensitivity adjust, colour tweaking, heat maps and more.
The G903 is compatible with Logi’s range of wireless charging mousepads like the Logitech PowerPlay, reviewed last week on this very page. The device can be fitted with the PowerPlay’s battery pack and will automatically charge the moment your PC powers on.
It’s an extremely nice mouse, one that seems to gel with my hand-eye co-ordination well. It’s a hard thing to describe. I’ve played shooters with mice from every manufacturer and there are some that just feel right in the hand. I’m sure PC players everywhere will understand what I mean. You can have the most technically impressive mouse on paper, but if it doesn’t feel right then you won’t be playing at your best when you use it. The G903 has that feel I’m looking for and I do feel like I’m playing at my best when I’m using it. It’s quickly become my go-to gaming mouse over the course of this review, though your mileage may obviously vary.
Logitech have, in my opinion at least, hit a home run with the G903. It boasts all the features you want, it has something approaching that aggressive but also bedazzled “gamer” style PC gaming enthusiasts seem to love so much, its charge pad compatibility extends its usefulness across multiple avenues and it feels solid in the hand. A hefty price tag for a mouse, certainly, but well worth it in my opinion.
Score: 9.0 out of 10
Highlights: Good weight; Great features; Great feel
Lowlights: Aggressive styling may turn off those who don’t like the Gamer look
Price: $249.95 AUD
Review conducted on a retail Logitech G903 Wireless Gaming Mouse provided by the publisher.