- GREAT PRICE!!!!
- Durable and high-quality Logitech build.
- Ambidextrous ergonomics suitable for both right-handed and left-handed gamers.
- An AMAZING entry level mouse!!
- May seem too small for gamers with big hands.
- Technical capacity is lower than other high-end gaming mice.
- Only 8 colors to choose from.
Logitech G300S Review
Hey there gamers!! Welcome to our Logitech G300S Review!! This is probably one of the most signature gaming mice of Logitech because it has been around for a LONG LONG TIME and the odds are that you probably have already come across this cute little creature AT LEAST once in your lifetime 🙂
Today we will explore this baby INSIDE OUT and at the end of our review, you’ll be able to determine by yourself whether it’s the one for you or not. I will also navigate you to buying page where you can easily buy one for yourself if you think that Logitech G300S is what you’re looking for!!
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Now that you know where to start from after reading our Logitech G300S review, LET’S GET STARTED ALREADY!! Are you ready to explore this cute little monster and what it can offer to you gamers?? WELL, I SURE AM!!
Who Is It For??
- Do you have relatively small or even tiny hands??
- Are you looking for a gaming mouse which is decent and quality crafted but also not too high tech?
- Are you looking for an introductory gaming mouse which is suitable for almost anyone??
- Do you want a quality build gaming mouse alternative but you also don’t want to break your budget??
- Are you a fan of ambidextrous mouse design or are you a left-handed gamer and looking for a gaming mouse which can easily suit to your unconventional hand ergonomics??
- Are you a gamer who prefers to game on lower DPI settings??
- Would you like to be able to carry your mouse settings wherever you go and not depend on any software??
- Do you often play fast-paced FPS / RPG / SHOOTER games where you take sharp turns and get involved in action-packed gunfights??
- Do you like your mouse light and easy to move??
- Would you like a decent number of programmable buttons under your fingers??
If your answer to most of these questions is “YES”, then I advise you to GET A LOGITECH G300S IMMEDIATELY!!!
Logitech G300S is the starter mouse of probably many gamers who want to take a step further in their gaming life. And this step probably consists of giving up on their conventional good-for-nothing classic desktop mouse and buying a Logitech G300S 🙂
I’ve first seen Logitech G300S on my cousins desktop and it looked like a cool, cute little gaming monster, but I knew that there was something bigger lying inside of it. And in fact, the first decent mouse that I used for gaming was a Logitech MX Anywhere mouse, which is a GREAT mouse for general purpose use.
Well, you get the point. It’s not the HIGHEST-END gaming mouse that your money can buy, there are WAY better mice packed with EXTREME features, but Logitech G300S can provide a good start to the gaming peripherals world and it’s definitely a GREAT alternative for gamers who want a gaming mouse with high-quality features but a LOW PRICE.
Ok, enough introduction. Let’s get to explore this baby more in detail with ALL the features uncovered!!
- 9 Programmable Buttons At Your Service
- Ambidextrous Ergonomic Design Suitable For Both Right and Left Handed Gamers
- 3 On-Board Memory Profiles
- On The Fly DPI Switching ability
- Durable and High-Quality Logitech G Series Build
- Low friction slick feet
- Dimensions: 4.45 in (113 mm) x 2.83 in (72 mm) x 1.57 in (40 mm)
- Weight: 109 g -3.84 oz (mouse + cable)
Logitech G300S is one of the earliest G series gaming mice of Logitech and it has been in the G series family for a long long time. It’s actually an updated version of the G300. With a few tweaks added and updated with a gaming-oriented approach, Logitech G300S (S stands for special) is now better than ever.
At first sight, it looks like a little monster ready to break his leash and sprint around looking for the latest hunt.
And if you’re a seasoned gamer or at least if you know a thing or two about gaming mice, you can easily come to a conclusion that it’s not the BEST gaming mouse ever created and it’s true. It’s not meant for HARDCORE PRO GAMING. There are other types of gaming mice which are designed performance and competition oriented with WAY better features, improved sensors, a specific design for competitive gaming and many more.
But Logitech G300S is designed for MASSIVE CROWDS of gamers who want a quality gaming mouse with good performance parameters and an AFFORDABLE PRICE TAG. Logitech has designed the whole G series from bottom to the top as an arsenal where EVERY type of gamer with ANY budget can find themselves a weapon. And Logitech G300S is a GREAT starter point for a gamer who doesn’t have any experience with high-end gaming mice!!
General Design Patterns
Logitech G300S is built with Logitech quality standards, which means that it KICKS ASS, no matter how starter-pack this mouse is. Its features may not be as full-stacked as its higher models such as Logitech G903 and Logitech G703, but this baby is the result of Logitech quality tradition.
Logitech G300S is designed as a fingertip grip/claw grip ambidextrous mouse with a groovy side carve to provide a better grip and universal compatibility with any gamer type internationally. It can be defined as the “Gaming Mouse For Everybody”, especially for the ones who don’t want to break their budget.
The side grips are made out of a leather-like softy plastic texture (or silicone maybe) and it not only looks great but it feels great too!! The top of the side gips is also equipped with a glowing LED light zone which adds an awesome visual feeling to the G300S.
The parts else of the side grips are made out of durable plastic and the surface of the mouse right under your palm is covered with a special coating which is SO SMOOTH and doesn’t hold fingerprints. This coating reminds me of G700S which has an AWESOME coating and is a GREAT mouse in general.
9G Button Layout
This button design adopted by Logitech G300S is actually a promising one. For this ultra-low price tag, I was a little bit surprised to see this amount of buttons. But Logitech has put a smile on gamers’ face one more time.
9 buttons are usually right about the optimum buttons quantity for every gamer to accomplish every gaming task unless you’re a hardcore MMO player. Then you would have to check out a proper MMO gaming mouse for yourself.
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But Logitech G300S is ready for every gamer!! It can be used for various tasks which can widely range from gaming to design and multimedia. For gaming it has all the extra buttons you need right at your reach and they don’t interrupt your game flow at all.
The button set is designed so well that you won’t accidentally press any buttons. The right and left click finger areas are left empty just in the right way and the extra side buttons are at your service when you need.
The right and left clicks are rated for 10 million clicks of lifespan!! I know, it’s not ULTRA-HIGH when you compare with the higher-end models which are rated for 50-60 million clicks, but for a price this low and a mouse this elementary, this is a great lifespan value.
The side buttons are pretty easy to press and they’re located right next to your fingers. They’re not getting in your way, but they become available just with a little motion of your finger.
The great thing about side buttons is that they’re not too soft to press and not extra-hard either. This prevents accidentally pressed buttons and this is a good design feature which saves the nerves of many gamers.
The extra buttons require a little force to be pressed and this ensures a safe gameplay. You will be pressing those buttons only when you’re sure.
The rear two buttons at the back of the scroll wheel are usually used for DPI switch as standard and I advise you not to assign frequently used macros to those buttons.
The rear scroll wheel buttons in all gaming mice usually require you to change your hand posture a little bit and this is not good if you have to do it all the time. Rear buttons should be left for the DPI switch, profile switch, and other non-frequent used tasks. The scroll wheel is more simplistic than other buttons and it’s just a regular flat scroll wheel. But the scrolling steps are adjusted well and it works pretty fine!!
Ambidextrous Ergonomics with Fingertip Grip
Now, this is where Logitech G300S is separated from other conventional mice. Gaming mice with ambidextrous ergonomics are suitable for BOTH right and left-handed gamers, which makes the G300S a great candidate for every gamer type.
The symmetrical ambidextrous ergonomics are kind of a double-edged blade. Will it make you happy?? It totally depends on your personal preferences. Some people ADORE ambidextrous ergonomics and usually all conventional desktop mice, which are not crafted for gaming, come with the ambidextrous form factor.
If you’re used to the symmetrical, ambidextrous form factors and are happy with this type of mouse form, then you will like it pretty much. But if you’re experienced with some other high-end gaming mice, which are crafted out with right-hand suitable curvy and bumpy ergonomics, and feeling more comfortable with that kind of setup, then Logitech G300S may feel a little”meh” under your palm. It’s all about your own preference!!
Would you like to own one of the BEST ambidextrous gaming mice?? CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT OUR SteelSeries Sensei 310 Review
Logitech G300S is no doubt suitable for fingertip grip gaming and it’s so obvious. It’s relatively little in dimensions when compared to other mice and it’s definitely not one of the types like Corsair Dark Core SE.
Here are the dimensions:
- 4.45 in (113 mm) x
- 2.83 in (72 mm) x
- 1.57 in (40 mm)
The curvy grooves at the sides of the G300S give gamers an enhanced gripping and a better handling. This is a great detail and makes the whole experience more comfortable!!
As you see, it’s not a gigantic mouse and it’s relatively small when put next to mice like Razer Naga or SteelSeries Rival 700, but this isn’t a bad thing. Again, the user preference comes into the bigger picture.
If you like fingertip grip while gaming, then Logitech G300S will satisfy you pretty much because it’s all about fingertip gripping.
Fingertip gripping can provide you with better and more accurate control in-game and it’s advantageous in cases of sharp turns and moments where precision needs to be combined with fast-paced action. But this grip type is not as comfortable as the claw grip and palm grip. It’s known to tire your hands easier, but it also has its own plusses too.
So, Logitech G300S is ALL fingertip grip when it comes to ergonomics and now it’s your turn to decide whether it’s suitable for you or not. If you’re a fingertip grip user, then you’ll be pretty happy. If you’re looking for a WAY better ambidextrous mouse, you DEFINITELY should consider checking out our SteelSeries Sensei 310 or Sensei Wireless Review!!
Lights and Visuals
As I said before, Logitech G300S comes with two side strip LEDs which light out your gaming mouse pretty beautiful. You can choose between 8 different colors to assign to these lighting zones.
It doesn’t have RGB compatibility, which means you’re only limited to 8 colors to choose from, but that wasn’t a problem for me. Although, there are some EXTREMELY MESMERIZING gaming mice with beautiful RGB side grips such as Razer Mamba Wireless and SteelSeries Rival 600.
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If you’re RGB addicted, then G300S isn’t for you, but the 8 colors that it comes with is pretty enough for gamers who seek quality and affordability in a gaming mouse. Else of all that, it looks pretty cool with the colors lighting up. And you can also determine your onboard profiles and DPI levels with the colors.
Cable and Weight
The cable of Logitech G300S is not that high quality and this is probably the only flaw. It’s not too important if you’re taking good care of your mouse and its cable actually, but still, after using the high-end gaming mice with all those braided cables you get uncomfy with a thin mouse cable like this.
Logitech G300S weights 109 grams with the cable and 80 grams when the cable is excluded. This puts Logitech G300s to the featherweight category. It can be a definitive plus for many gamers.
Light mice can be controlled easier and they can come in handy especially if you’re going through some fast-paced action-packed gaming session. Lighter mouse in this situation is easier to control and provides more handling.
To be honest, I like heavy mice, but that’s my personal preference. In my opinion, the optimum weight of a gaming mouse is around 109-120 grams and that’s probably the best bet for everyone when it comes to mouse weight. Some gaming mice which allow weight customization is a great solution for gamers who want to find a perfect spot.
Overall, the weight of the Logitech G300S is just fine and it allows you to comfortably use it in any gaming genre!!
Technical Side Of Things
The sensor of the Logitech G300S is not anything extra special to be honest, but it’s a quality optical sensor and gets the job done very well!! It’s tracking great for a budget mouse and I didn’t have any problems with till now.
Here are the specs for the optical sensor:
- Resolution: 250 – 2,500 DPI
- Max acceleration: Higher than 20G
- Max Speed 60 IPS (1.5m/s)
You can adjust the DPI between the 250 – 2,500 intervals and can determine 4 different levels of it. The only minus that I can think about this subject is the low DPI border. Actually, it’s right about enough for casual gamers who don’t usually exceed these levels.
I personally game on MAXIMUM 4,000 DPI and that’s my personal record when I’m gaming on a high-resolution screen. But it’s still too high for standards and 2,500 DPI is more than fine for most gamers. You can shift the DPI to lower levels when you’re sniping and performing tasks which require precision.
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3 On-Board Memory Profiles
This is the feature that makes G300S an ideal candidate for mobile use. If you’re traveling a lot and do not want to give up the mouse experienced that you’re used to, then Logitech G300S can make you a very happy person.
There are 3 onboard memory profiles in which Logitech G300S enables you to keep all your gaming profile settings. All the button macros, special event handlers, lighting settings and you technical settings such as DPI shifts and polling rate.
3 of these onboard profiles are accessible without any software requirement and this is what makes the onboard profiles special! No need for the Logitech Gaming Software and you’re still able to reach your favorite profiles no matter where you are. It comes in pretty handy during LAN parties or competitive gaming events!!
Logitech uses one of the best gaming software that I’ve ever used. My personal favorite is the Corsair Utility Engine Software, but Logitech is not falling behind either.
Logitech G300S uses the Logitech Gaming Software to adjust and personalize. You can do pretty much everything with Logitech Gaming Software within the technical boundaries of G300S. It's a Windows supported software and it's compatible with Mac but I'm not sure if it's compatible with Linux. You can CLICK HERE to reach to the software download page.
You can assign self-created macros, create your own specific gaming profiles, customize the side LED lights and tweak the technical parameters such as DPI and polling rate.
There is a GREAT feature called “Automatic Game Detection” which is a system that enables you to link your Logitech gaming mouse to a specific game or a program.
By selecting the Automatic Game Detection option you will be able to use your G300S without even thinking about what game you’re playing. Your profiles lined to your specific games will launch automatically when you launch the game.
You can also adjust your side LED lights to your onboard profiles and this way you can easily detect which profile you’re on at the moment. There are also many ways that you can link your LEDs with certain mouse settings such as DPI levels.
Where To Buy It From??
The BEST place to buy it for is Amazon due to the usually lowest prices, amazing retail service, and the great customer care. I’ve bought a great percent of my gaming peripherals from Amazon and I don’t remember even a single time that I was disappointed. They’re working great.
And the best part is that the price is a STEAL!! You probably won’t find many gaming mice with the high-quality build of Logitech with a price tag of $19.68!! It’s one of the BEST gaming mice you can get for this price and even if you’re not sure about buying it, you can always buy one as a spare mouse.
The price is ridiculous and I would have bought myself one even without thinking. Want one for yourself?? So just CLICK THE BUYING BUTTON down below and easily get yourself one!!
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What Do Others Think About It??
Logitech G300S has a 4.3 STARS OUT OF 5 real user rating and that’s GREAT for a gaming mouse rating!! %78 percent of the real user voters have voted 4+ STARS and this means that every 4 user out of 5 is EXTREMELY SATISFIED with Logitech G300S.
I always check for real user reviews and comments from Amazon before buying ANY gaming peripheral and this way I’ve always minimized my bets of failure or wrong buys.
Logitech G300S has worked out GREAT for me as a mouse for comfortable gaming and general purpose use mouse. Let me introduce you the thoughts of other real users for you to get a better understanding about this baby. If you want to check out ALL the real user comments, then you can click the button that I’ve presented to you before in the “Where To Buy It From??” section. Here they are:
Logitech G300S Review - Conclusion
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