My daily driver for the last half-decade has been Logitech’s own MX Master Wireless Mouse. As someone who gravitates towards a controller when gaming, the MX Master has been more than sufficient for the occasional PC title in which I opted for the mouse for some casual FPS gaming.
In truth, however, the MX master is a mouse made with designers in mind, not PC gamers. I figured it was about time to try a more dedicated gaming peripheral, this time the Logitech G903 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse. Released back in the latter half of 2019, the Logitech G903 sports the Lightspeed moniker within its advertising, denoting its fast 1ms response time when synced with your device via an included dongle.
“From some classic Quake to Doom Eternal, and even Minecraft, using the Logitech G903 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse felt great.”
In terms of its DPI, the Logitech G903 Lightspeed goes up to a max of 25,600. Sadly, this adherence to speed means that the G903 forgoes any Bluetooth connectivity and can only be used wireless with its dedicated USB dongle, slightly diminishing its portability factor. Actually testing the G903 felt great, a noticeable jump in fidelity from my MX Master in terms of snappy responsiveness in games. From some classic Quake to Doom Eternal, and even Minecraft, using the Logitech G903 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse felt great.
If you’re like me, a more casual PC gamer, one who opts to use a controller, or at the very least, a non-gaming mouse, the Logitech G903 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse will immediately feel like a significant jump in performance. Holding the G903 took a little while to get used to, as the mouse is designed for portability and speed, meaning the lack of a thumb rest in contrast to the MX mouse felt a little off.
“With 11 buttons, a colour-changing RGB logo and a 150hour+ battery, the Logitech G903 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse is still a great mouse in 2022”
Thankfully, regardless of a dedicated place to rest your thumb, the slightly curved contours of the G903 make it ergonomically comfortable and easy to use for long periods. Included in the box is an optional 10gram weight that I personally did not need but if you’re like me and are going from a larger mouse like the Logitech MX Master, which is a heavier mouse overall, the optional weight will nicely bring things into parity with those accustomed to it.
Costing over $150, the G903 can only be recommended when it’s on sale, however, with 11 buttons, a colour-changing RGB logo and a 150hour+ battery, the Logitech G903 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse is still a great mouse in 2022. The lack of USB-C connectivity is the only downside for the G903, especially at the price point.