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Logitech G300s Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Dec 11, 2019 at 08:55 am
Logitech G300s Picture
6.7
Office/Multimedia
8.1
Video Games (FPS)
6.2
Video Games (MMO)
8.0
Ultra-Light Gaming
5.0
Travel
Connectivity Wired
Type
Standard

The Logitech G300s is a great gaming mouse. The ambidextrous design is comfortable, especially for claw grip, and while it doesn't have enough buttons to be a true MMO gaming mouse, it should still perform well. Logitech's software has tons of customization options and there's onboard storage to save your settings if you need to move to another computer. Unfortunately, some features don't work properly on macOS. Overall, it should please most people, whether it's for productivity or gaming.

Our Verdict

6.7 Office/Multimedia

The G300s should be fine for most office use, as it's fairly comfortable and the buttons can be customized for macros. Unfortunately, those working on macOS may find it a little limiting, as the top right buttons aren't functional, even though they can be programmed within Logitech's software. That said, the top buttons are highly dependent on the type of grip you have and your hand size; those with a claw grip will have an easier time.

Pros
  • Ambidextrous design.
  • Good for claw grip.
Cons
  • Partial macOS compatibility.
8.1 Video Games (FPS)

The G300s is great for FPS games. The stiff cable may be an annoyance for some, especially for those playing at a very low CPI, which requires bigger hand movements. If you have a big hand and a palm grip, there's a chance of accidentally hitting the top buttons, especially during fast-paced moments in the game. Other than that, the click latency is great and shouldn't be noticeable, even for experienced gamers.

Pros
  • Ambidextrous design.
  • Good for claw grip.
Cons
  • Partial macOS compatibility.
6.2 Video Games (MMO)

It doesn't have as many buttons as a dedicated MMO mouse, but the extra buttons are a good addition if you run out of keybinds or need quick access to macros. MMO games typically require a lot of buttons, so depending on your hand size and grip, it may be difficult to reach the top buttons.

Pros
  • Ambidextrous design.
  • Good for claw grip.
Cons
  • Partial macOS compatibility.
8.0 Ultra-Light Gaming

The G300s is very good for ultra-light gaming due to its weight and their low click latency. It's not recommended for those with a small hand and a fingertip grip, though, as this type of gaming scenario often involves fast movements and lifting of the mouse. The extra movements and constant readjustment to reach the top buttons can be awkward.

Pros
  • Ambidextrous design.
  • Good for claw grip.
Cons
  • Partial macOS compatibility.
5.0 Travel

Not recommended for traveling. Although it's fairly light, it's a wired-only mouse and the wire tends to curl up due to its stiffness.

Pros
  • Ambidextrous design.
  • Good for claw grip.
Cons
  • Partial macOS compatibility.
  • 6.7 Office/Multimedia
  • 8.1 Video Games (FPS)
  • 6.2 Video Games (MMO)
  • 8.0 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 5.0 Travel
  1. Update 10/5/2020: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  2. Update 12/20/2019: Converted to Test Bench 0.8.1.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB

The Logitech G300s is an ambidextrous mouse, so both sides are identical. The top and the buttons are a mix of matte and glossy black plastic, while the bottom is made of blue plastic. There are two RGB strips that can be controlled through Logitech's software, but they only count as one RGB zone. There's a Logitech logo on the back, but it's not RGB-lit.

Design
Shape
Length 4.4" (113 mm)
Height 1.5" (39 mm)
Width 2.8" (72 mm)
Grip Width
56 mm
5.7
Design
Portability
Volume
19.10 Cu. Inch (313 Cu. centimeter)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No

Being a wired mouse, it's not suitable for traveling. The size may be fine for some, but the wire is stiff and tends to curl up.

Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
112 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
88 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
88 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No

It's a fairly light mouse but, unfortunately, there isn't any weight optimization.

7.5
Design
Build Quality

The build quality is decent. While there aren't any loose parts, the scroll wheel does wobble a bit. There's a bit of give where the thumb rests, which can be a cause for concern for durability.

8.0
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
No
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
Yes
Coating
Matte
Finger Rest
Thumb and Pinky

Since the G300s is an ambidextrous mouse, the sides are identical. There's an inward curve to rest the thumb on and the mouse has a latex coating for comfort.

Design
Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
No
X.Large Hand
No

For a palm grip, it's more suited for smaller hands. Larger hands may find it a bit awkward due to the placement of the top buttons.

Design
Claw Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes

The Logitech G300s is good for claw grip due to the placement of the top buttons, which are easily reachable, regardless of hand size.

Design
Fingertip Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes

For a fingertip grip, it's best suited for larger hands, as smaller hands require constant readjustments to reach the top buttons.

0
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
No
Battery Type
No Batteries
Use When Charging
No
On/Off Activation
None
Receiver Extender
No
Battery Indicator No

The G300s is a wired-only mouse.

6.5
Design
Cable
Cable Length 6.5 ft (2.0 m)
Cable Type
Rubber
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
No Port
Port Type: PC End
USB

The cable is thin and non-braided. Due to its stiffness, it tends to retain the form from the packaging and may get in the way.

7.5
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Good
Material
PTFE
Extra Included
No

The Logitech G300S comes with good PFTE feet. It glides smoothly but you may notice a slight scratching sound on a wood desk. It doesn't come with extra feet but there are third-party ones available.

Design
In The Box

  • Manuals
  • Logitech G300s mouse

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
Avago A3055
Works On Glass
No
Minimum CPI (DPI)
250 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
2500 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
250 CPI
CPI (DPI) Variation
0 %
Minimum Lift Off Distance
3.6 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The Logitech G300s has a limited sensor range compared to other Logitech gaming mice and it's even more narrow than the advertised 200-2500 CPI range. The increment steps are large, so it may be difficult to find your preferred sensitivity. Luckily, the sensor is accurate whether you're moving the mouse quickly or slowly. You can adjust the polling rate to 125, 250, 500, or 1000Hz.

5.5
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
9
Number Of Side Buttons
0
Number Of Programmable Inputs
7
Profile Switching Button
No
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

All the buttons are situated on top and they can all be remapped through Logitech's software. Unfortunately, there isn't a button to switch profiles.

Control
Mouse Wheel
Scroll Wheel
Notched Wheel
Scroll Wheel Steps
24 Steps
Scroll Wheel Tilt
No
Thumb Wheel
No
Thumb Wheel Steps
No Thumb Wheel

The scroll wheel is passable, but it wobbles a bit. There's no side-scrolling available.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Loud

The mouse clicks are quite loud and may disturb others in a very quiet environment.

8.4
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
N/A
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
11 ms

The click latency is great and should perform well, whether it's for gaming or productivity.

Operating System And Software
10
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name Logitech Gaming Software
Software Windows Compatibility
Yes
Software macOS Compatibility
Yes
Account Needed
No
On-Board Memory
Yes
CPI (DPI) Adjustment
Yes
Polling Rate Adjustment
Yes
Profile Configuration
Yes
RGB On/Off
Yes

The G300s is compatible with Logitech's Gaming Software and there's onboard memory to store your settings. All the buttons are remappable and the RGB lighting can be customized. Unfortunately, Logitech's newer G HUB software couldn't detect the mouse.

8.3
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Partially

While all the features work properly on Windows, the top right buttons don't work on macOS, which makes it somewhat inconvenient for those who are left-handed and want to use those buttons for macros.

Compared to other mice

The Logitech G300s is a pretty decent mouse, but there are noticeably better options available on the market. Its design is great for claw grip, but it has an odd design with buttons on top of both main click buttons. Its CPI range is rather limited when compared to other mice, but their click latency is great and on par with other wired mice. See our recommendations for the best gaming mice, the best cheap gaming mice, the best ergonomic mice, and the best mice for MMOs.

Logitech G203 Prodigy

The Logitech G203 Prodigy is a better mouse than the Logitech G300s; it's better-built and has noticeably lower latency than the G300s. Its CPI range is also wider, which allows for more customization to your preference. The two mice have different shapes; the G203 is better suited for smaller hands while the G300s is better for larger hands.

ROCCAT Tyon

The Logitech G300s is a much better mouse for FPS gaming than the ROCCAT Tyon. The Logitech is slightly smaller and can be used in palm and claw grip by people with small hands, while the Tyon isn't recommended for small hands with any grip type. They're both wired mice and while the Tyon has a much wider adjustable CPI range, the Logitech has a slightly lower click latency. The Logitech is a lot lighter however, which makes it a better choice for FPS games.

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