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Logitech G300s Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8.1
Reviewed Dec 11, 2019 at 08:55 am
Logitech G300s Picture
7.0
Mixed Usage
6.8
Office/Multimedia
4.9
Travel
8.0
Video Games (FPS)
7.8
Video Games (MMO)
8.0
Ultra-Light Gaming
Connectivity Wired
Type
Standard

The Logitech G300s is a decent mixed usage 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

7.0 Mixed Usage

The Logitech G300s is decent for mixed usage. The small, ambidextrous design is comfortable but not for everyone, as the top buttons can be difficult to reach. Those with a claw grip will find it much easier to access, regardless of hand size. Their click latency is very good and shouldn't be an issue for most people.

Pros
  • Ambidextrous design.
  • Good for claw grip.
Cons
  • Partial macOS compatibility.
6.8 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.

4.9 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.

8.0 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.

7.8 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.

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.

  • 7.0 Mixed Usage
  • 6.8 Office/Multimedia
  • 4.9 Travel
  • 8.0 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.8 Video Games (MMO)
  • 8.0 Ultra-Light Gaming
  1. Update 12/20/2019: Converted to Test Bench 0.8.1.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style

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
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
112 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
88 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
88 g

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

5.7
Design
Portability
Length 4.4" (11.1 cm)
Height 1.5" (3.9 cm)
Width 2.8" (7.2 cm)
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.

7.0
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.

7.5
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
No
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
Yes
Grip Width
56 mm

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
Palm Grip: Small Hand
Yes
Palm Grip: Medium Hand
Yes
Palm Grip: Large Hand
No
Palm Grip: 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
Claw Grip: Small Hand
Yes
Claw Grip: Medium Hand
Yes
Claw Grip: Large Hand
Yes
Claw Grip: 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
Fingertip Grip: Small Hand
No
Fingertip Grip: Medium Hand
Yes
Fingertip Grip: Large Hand
Yes
Fingertip Grip: 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
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
No
Battery Type
No Batteries
Use When Charging
No
On/Off Activation
None

The G300s is a wired-only mouse.

6.0
Design
Cable
Cable Length 6.5 ft (2.0 m)
Braided
No
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.

Design
In The Box

  • Manuals
  • Logitech G300s mouse

Control
Control
Sensor
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Works On Glass
No

The off-center sensor may affect gaming performance, but shouldn't be a problem for general office use.

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.

8.7
Control
Performance
Minimum CPI (DPI)
200 CPI (DPI)
Maximum CPI (DPI)
2500 CPI (DPI)
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
50 CPI (DPI)
CPI (DPI) Error
7.0 %
Mouse Acceleration
No
Lift Off Distance
3.6 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The Logitech G300s has a small CPI range, but the high polling rate helps to keep cursor movements fluid. The polling rate has 4 adjustment steps: 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz.

8.2
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Number Of Buttons
9
Number Of Programmable Inputs
9
Profile Switching Button
No
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes

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.

6.0
Control
Mouse Wheel
Vertical Wheel
Physical
Vertical Wheel Incremented
Yes
Vertical Wheel Unlock Button
No
Vertical Wheel Tilt
No
Horizontal Wheel
None
Horizontal Wheel Incremented
No horizontal Wheel

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

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
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BestBuy.com

The Logitech G203 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
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Amazon.com

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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