Logitech G300 Gaming Mouse Review
Logitech Gaming Mouse G300 (direct $ 39.99) is not for hardcore rifle sliders. This is more in tune with ordinary Call of Duty players, looking for better performance and features than they get from a standard computer mouse. It’s budget price tag makes it a natural choice for first-person shooter players with a limited budget, and gamers who might not appreciate why you might want to spend $ 129.99 on gaming mice like Razer Mamba (2012) ($ 129.99 directly, four stars)). And although the configuration software might look anemic to fans, beginners and first-person shooters (FPS) will find what is included is enough to cut their teeth.
Regardless of the right or left-hand user, the G300 has a symmetrical, ambidextrous design. The top of the mouse has a smooth gray layer under the hand and does not attract stains or stains. The sides have a black rubber lining to help you get a grip during a long or intense game session. However, nothing beats the soft touch soft rubbery plastic on the Gigabyte M8000Xtreme (listing $ 59.99, 4.5 stars). There is also a luminous line drawn just above the handle, which starts in the middle and stops right when it starts following the back curve of the G300. This line glows up to one of eight adjustable colors, adding some flair to the design. You can change colors in the configuration software (more about that later) to correlate with your game profile. The bottom made of red plastic and a portion of it appears along the base of the device, giving the mouse a prominent color in the black and gray palette. Nine buttons can be programmed in total: right and left clicks, scroll buttons, two just below the scroll wheel, and two on both sides of the left and right-click buttons.
The G300 feels light and empty in hand compared to other mice; I prefer a gaming mouse with a little more weight to it, so I don’t feel like I’m going to throw a mouse across the room with the slightest jerk.
Configuration Features and Software
The G300 wired, and although ordinary gamers might prefer cleaning up clutter and finding a wireless solution. You won’t be able to get the correct 1,000Hz ultra polling speed that will assist keep your shots accurate & your connection stable. There is a plug-and-play function when you first connect the mouse to your PC. However, to make full use of the G300, you must download the configuration software from the Logitech website. This software is only available for Windows XP, Vista, and 7 – there is no Mac support. The mouse does have built-in memory, so you can go to a remote PC and play without having to download the software again – with all your pre-configured settings intact.
The configuration software weakened when compared to more sophisticated mouse games such as SteelSeries Xai ($ 89.99 direct, 3.5 stars) and Mamba. The user interface (UI) is a picture of the G300 with programmable functions branching off from each button. When adjusting, you click the button you want to change, and you are given a drop-down menu for Editing, Using Generic (default setting), or Not Assigning. Clicking on the Edit option opens a window that offers you a list of some predefined button functions, such as Left Click, Top DPI, Switch Mode, and so on. You can also choose to set a keystroke on the mouse button, but this macro cannot be longer or more detailed than Ctrl + Alt + Delete. You cannot record a series of commands or time limits when these functions must execute, so it is suitable for new gamers to cut their teeth.
Also, in the UI, there is a box dedicated to adjusting the sensitivity of your mouse. You can change the four sensitivity levels (if you have one of your buttons programmed to track DPI) and set the default DPI (if you don’t). The range from anywhere between 250dpi (suitable for keeping aiming when shooting) and 2,500dpi (for when you have to turn quickly in the heat of battle). You are given up to three profiles, each with a different color. So, depending on your profile, the color of the line mentioned above, the handle will change to let you know.
Logitech Gaming Mouse G300 is a perfect fps gaming mouse for ordinary PC gamers. This boneless configuration software makes it simple for beginners and users who want to spend more time playing and reducing playing time. Above all, this is a low price, making the G300 a safe investment. If you wish to more customizable options on your mouse, check Gigabyte M8000Xtreme or Razer Mamba (2012).
The Bad > Configuration software fairly basic compared to others. Mouse feels a little light and hollow.
The Good > Customizable lighting. Polls up to 1,000Hz. On-board memory. Ambidextrous. Nine programmable buttons. Mouse sensitivity can go up to 2,500dpi. Supports up to three game profiles. Great for first-person shooter players on a budget.
Conclusion > The Logitech Gaming Mouse G300 is the perfect first-person shooter gaming mouse for casual players looking for better performance than they’d get out of a standard—out of the box—computer mouse.
Logitech G300 Gaming Mouse Specification
|USB Protocol||USB 1.x|
|DPI||200-2500 Max, Hardware Adjustable, Software Adjustable|
|Sensor Type||Optical, Light: visible, Color: red|
|Onboard memory||1 hardware memory profile|
|Scroll Wheel||Vertical Scroll Type: Regular, Supports Horizontal: No|
|Indicator Lights||Other RGB accent lights|
|Mouse||72mm (2.8 inch)||115mm (4.5 inch)||37mm (1.4 inch)||82g (2.89 ounce)|
Logitech G300 Gaming Mouse Software & Drivers
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