Logitech is one of the world’s best manufacturers of computer accessories and gaming devices. It’s G-series store has devices which could be considered as ‘holy grails’ for a gamer. Wireless gaming mice are often criticised when compared to wired mice, but Logitech G’s wireless mice leave no room for complaints. Keep scrolling to learn about one of the best wireless mouse models: Logitech G703.
What is Logitech G703 ?
The G703 was launched in June 2017. However, it is still a mouse preferred by a majority of pro gamers. It is basically the G403 without the stiff braided cable and equipped with lightspeed wireless technology. Logitech’s G703 is one of the first mice to support the company’s POWERPLAY mouse pad. Equipped with a highly responsive sensor, optional wireless charging and lightspeed wireless technology, the G703 has it all. Compared to G903, G703 is a bit boring in appearance but it’s equally comfortable, well made and a tad cheaper alternative.
The G703 is not the best looking mouse in the market. Truthfully, it looks quite identical to the G403 but it’s undeniably amazing features make up for that.
The box includes the G703 gaming mouse, LIGHTSPEED USB receiver, charging/data cable, optional 10gram weight, optional receiver extension adapter, user documentation and a 2-year limited hardware warranty. Weighing 107 grams without the optional weight, the G703 is relatively lighter and hence more comfortable to hold and use.
The G703 is shaped ironically like a mouse. It is available in a two-tone white and black design which is a first for the company. This mouse is specifically for a ‘right-hand person’.
It has a matte black finish on the top while the sides have a rubberised texture. Unlike other mouses, these rubber sides don’t feel itchy or uncomfortable. They provide a firm grip. The bottom of the mouse consists of an on/off switch and a little hatch to accommodate the optional weight. The two side buttons result in better performance and they are positioned quite well.
It includes RGB lighting (for a mouse this price, I would’ve been surprised if they didn’t). The Logitech logo on the front as well as the textured rubber scroll up will glow to any colour of your preference. The left and right click buttons are placed on either side of the scroll wheel which is found to be mushy and rattling but still works smoothly and with great ease. However, it lacks a place to store the USB dongle (but that’s not the end of the world).
Built for quick gaming speed and accuracy, the G703 is the best choice for games that require high speed. It is 8x faster than a normal mouse because of it’s 1ms report rate whether wired or wireless. The mouse can store three on-device profiles and promises pixel-perfect tracking as there is no smoothing, acceleration or angle snapping.
Just like the Logitech G903, the G703 uses the Pixart PMW 3366 optical sensor which has a maximum 12,000DPI – one of the best optical sensors in the world which is extremely accurate for a wireless mouse along with the new generation Omron Switches giving a lifetime of 50 million clicks which are clear and responsive.
It doesn’t require any kind of driver downloads. Having said that, the G703 does not offer Bluetooth connectivity. Instead, a USB receiver is to be plugged in your computer.
The LED on the scroll wheel acts as a battery indicator. When the battery is above 60% it shows green , yellowish orange when it is 50% and red when it is under 20%.
The mouse has 6 programmable buttons which can be used with the preset programming or could be completely configured to sequences of clicks and keystrokes which therefore simplifies in-game actions and helps to increases your gaming speed.
The G703 priced at $99 let’s you set the scroll wheel and the G logo to any colour or effect of your preference from a shade range of about 16.8 million colours. Optional integration between the software and overwolf can allow your games to control the lighting.
Logitech claims battery life of about 24 to 32 hours- 24 hours with enabled RGB lighting whereas 30-32 hours without RGB lighting. Charging from empty to fill takes roughly two hours which isn’t so bad after all.
Moreover, if you have the extra funds to splurge on Logitech’s POWERPLAY mouse pad, you’re in for a ride.
GO PRO WITH POWERPLAY
One of the major selling points of the Logitech G703 over the G403 is it’s compatibility with the POWERPLAY mousepad (dimensions: about 13.5 by 11 inches). This innovation allows you to charge your mouse ‘wirelessly’ while using it by creating an electromagnetic charging field. But, the charging speed is extremely slow and could take up to 15 hours. It comes with two surfaces- a soft cloth-like surface and a hard plastic material.
The POWERPLAY is solely priced at $119.99 which along with Logitech G703 ($99.99) is quite pricey ($220) but totally worth it as the chances of running out of battery while gaming are non-existent.
There is indeed no doubt that Logitech’s G703 LIGHTSPEED wireless mouse is totally worth the hype. It might be on the pricier side but with all those features and excellent gaming performance you’re totally investing your money on the right mouse!
If you’re interested in the Logitech G903, I will link our website’s review for it just below. https://www.kickgadget.com/logitech-g903-review/