Logitech G403 Gaming Mouse Review
Game mice are usually defined by their exotic shape, but the Prodigy line returns everything to the base. Logitech uses an Antique design for the G403 that feels natural and familiar, with a slightly tapered grip where your thumb & ring finger rests on the mouse, it glides across most surfaces easily. This contrasts sharply with other popular mouse games such as Razer Naga, which offers 12 buttons and a more unconventional form. It’s utilitarian but not very agreeable and feels a bit wide in hand.
The Logitech G403 is almost square with the ‘gaming gear’ convention by polishing a matte black coating with an RGB LED under the G logo and scroll wheel. Both can be programmed through Logitech Gaming Software, but we will return there. It’s unpretentious and stylish without being noticeable – you can use this thing in the office, and no one wants to see it.
The two main buttons left and right-click, feel sharp and sharp. They are responsive and produce satisfying clicks; they are also very fast, fast enough for competitive games. Logitech quickly showed that the buttons were real – they were the same as those used in their pro gaming mouse line, with especially tightened springs and separate plastics that wouldn’t bend from time to time. Compare with the unibody design of most Razer and Roccat mice, where the button is part of the mouse’s plastic shell. Over time, the button can change shape from the use of a long time.
The overall form of the G403 was designed to be familiar, and in that case, it was a huge success. It looks familiar, feels familiar, even if you have never used a gaming mouse. It’s easy to approach.
Let’s talk about the lights. Since gamers began placing LEDs in computer cases, device manufacturers felt pressure to make their mice angry with a series of adjustable LEDs. The G403 LED is bright, but is muted by a soft touch that helps keep it from being too flashy. They shift smoothly among the 16.8 million colors available, or you can program them to whatever color you like through the included Logitech Gaming Software. They look good if you like blue. RGB LEDs mind to have a blue hue if you change them to any color that deviates too far from red, green, or blue.
The sensor is a very prominent feature of the G403. According to Logitech, the sensor sends 1000 reports per second, and it shows. The mouse is silky smooth even at the highest sensitivity setting.
Sensitivity can be controlled with the button just above the mouse wheel. Switching between three presets, it is difficult to find the perfect ‘Goldilocks’ zone. Each of them is too sensitive or too slow. It’s easy to fix it by adjusting the sensitivity in your computer’s settings or individually for games, but it’s better if the presets are a little more detailed.
Talking about granular presets, let’s talk about Overwolf. The game streaming software is pretty reliable when streaming software runs, and you will probably end up with it on your computer, even if you don’t want it. Logitech Gaming Software is bundled with Overwolf, and it’s not immediately clear how to opt-out of installing additional software. Helpful hint: during installation, take a minute and don’t keep hitting the next one. Make sure you click “skip” if you do not want software loaded on your system.
The G403 is out of line, and that’s definitely a good thing. But it sells for $ 70, with a wireless variant for $ 100, so let’s destroy point by point.
The Bad > High price for the category, Touchy sensitivity presets
The Good > Quick and responsive, Stylish, understated design, Familiar feel
Conclusion > G403 is a solid all-around gaming mouse, if you can handle some sticker shock.
Logitech G403 Gaming Mouse Specification
|Connection Type||USB (corded), Wireless|
|USB Protocol||USB 2.0|
|USB VID_PID||VID_046D & PID_C082 (corded)|
|USB Speed||Full speed|
|USB Report Rate||1ms|
|DPI (Min/Max)||Software adjustable; Hardware adjustable;
Min: 200 / Max: 12,000
|Sensor Type||Optical,Visible light: No|
|Scroll wheel||Left/right tilt: No|
|Onboard Memory||3 hardware memory profiles (maximum)|
|Indicator Lights (LED)||G-logo: Selectable color (RGB)
Scroll wheel: Selectable color (RGB)
|Number of Buttons||7|
|Standard buttons||Left & right
Scroll wheel button
|Special buttons||DPI button|
|Connect/power buttons||On/off button (under mouse)|
|Battery details||Type: Rechargeable
|Battery life||Discharge time: Up to 30 hours (no lighting); Up to 22 hours (default lighting)
Recharge time: 2 hours (estimated)
|Other Features||10g optional weight|
|Cable Length (Power/Charging)||6 feet or 1.8 meters|
|Mouse||124 mm (4.88 inches)||68 mm (2.68 inches)||43 mm (1.69 inches)||107.2 g (3.78 ounces) (without cable and weight)|
|Receiver||6 mm (.24 inches)||14 mm (.55 inches)||19 mm (.75 inches)||2 g (.07 ounces)|
Logitech G403 Gaming Mouse Manuals
Logitech G403 Gaming Mouse Software & Driver
Logitech G HUB
Firmware Update Tool
Logitech Gaming Software (32-Bit)
Logitech G HUB (Mac)
Firmware Update Tool (Mac)