A classy wireless gaming mouse for a very reasonable price.
Logitech’s G903 is its premium wireless mouse, but it won’t appeal to all tastes. The company thankfully has another option, though: the ergonomically shaped G703. While it has fewer features and customisation options than the higherend G903, the main difference is that this one has a flatter and wider design that’s a bit more comfy for palm-grippers — although at 107g, it’s still lightweight enough that more finger-oriented grip styles work fine, too.
The pain point for wireless mice is recharging them, but if you’re willing to fork out another $150 to get Logitech’s Powerplay mat, you’ll never have to worry about this, as it charges the G703 via induction. Even without that mat, charging is fairly seamless: there’s a 1.8m braided USB cable included in the box, plugs into the front of the mouse to charge it. That cable doesn’t impede performance, so when tethered, the G703 works just like an other wired gaming mouse. With 2–3 hours of gaming per day with medium/highsensitivity settings, we found ourselves recharging the mouse every 1.5 weeks or so — almost bang-on Logitech’s claimed 32 hours.
There’s little between the G703 and G903 — both use the same sensor (the Pixar PMW3366, 200–12,000dpi) and software for sensitivity, button and lighting configuration. The G703 has only one DPI button, though, so you need to cycle through different sensitivity settings, rather than move back and forth, but it’s well-equipped with six programmable buttons and still packs in all the really critical elements.
$149 | WWW.LOGITECH.COM Sensor: 12,000dpi optical (PMW3366); Design: right-handed, 6 buttons; Cable: wireless; includes 1.8m braided cable for charging; Dimensions: 12.4 x 6.8 x 4.3cm; 107g