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Logitech G303 Shroud Edition Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.1
Reviewed Dec 06, 2021 at 09:56 am
Logitech G303 Shroud Edition Picture
8.0
Office/Multimedia
9.0
Video Games (FPS)
8.0
Video Games (MMO)
8.9
Ultra-Light Gaming
7.9
Travel
Connectivity Wireless
Type
Standard

The Logitech G303 Shroud Edition is an upgraded version of the original Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex, and it's the product of a collaboration between Logitech and gaming streamer, Shroud. It's a very lightweight, wireless gaming mouse with a diamond-like shaped body, suitable for a claw grip for most hand sizes or a fingertip grip for larger hand sizes. It feels very well-built, and it has smooth-gliding mouse feet. Performance-wise, it has extraordinarily low click latency, a very low lift-off distance, and a very consistent sensor. Also, you can adjust the CPI in increments of 50 within a very broad range. Unfortunately, its rubber charging cable is grippy and catches onto your desk, causing it to curl up. Also, it isn't very flexible. On the bright side, you can always replace it with another USB-C cable.

Our Verdict

8.0 Office/Multimedia

The Logitech G303 is very good for office use. It feels very well-built, and you can use it wirelessly via its USB receiver. Also, all its buttons are programmable using the customization software. It has an ambidextrous shape suitable for a claw grip for most hand sizes and a fingertip grip for larger hands. Unfortunately, it isn't recommended for a palm grip for any hand size, and people with small hands can't use it comfortably in any grip type.

Pros
  • Connects wirelessly via its USB receiver.
  • Feels very well-built.
  • All default button functions work in macOS and Windows.
Cons
  • Not suitable for palm grip.
  • Scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and free scrolling.
9.0 Video Games (FPS)

The Logitech G303 is an outstanding mouse for FPS gaming. It has remarkably low click latency and a very low lift-off distance. Its CPI range is very wide, and you can adjust it precisely in increments of 50. It's very light, feels very well-built, and has good quality mouse feet that glide smoothly. It's suitable for most hand sizes using a claw grip. However, smaller hand sizes will struggle to reach all the buttons with a fingertip grip. Unfortunately, its rubber charging cable isn't very flexible and tends to curl up easily.

Pros
  • Exceptionally low click latency.
  • Very low lift-off distance.
  • Feels very well-built.
Cons
  • Rubber charging cable isn't flexible and curls up easily.
8.0 Video Games (MMO)

The Logitech G303 is an impressive mouse for MMO gaming, but it doesn't have nearly as many side buttons as dedicated MMO mice. That said, you can reprogram all the buttons it does have using the customization software. It feels very well-built and has an ambidextrous design suitable for a claw grip for most hand sizes and a fingertip grip for larger hands. However, it isn't recommended for a palm grip. Performance-wise, it has remarkably low click latency and a very low lift-off distance. Also, you can adjust the CPI in increments of 50 within a wide range.

Pros
  • Exceptionally low click latency.
  • Very low lift-off distance.
  • Feels very well-built.
Cons
  • Doesn't have as many buttons as MMO mice.
8.9 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Logitech G303 is an excellent ultra-light gaming mouse. It's very lightweight, and it has remarkably low click latency. Also, it has a very low lift-off distance, and you can adjust the CPI in increments of 50 within a very wide range. It feels very well-built and has an ambidextrous shape suitable for a claw grip for most hand sizes or a fingertip grip for larger hands. However, it isn't recommended for small hands or a palm grip. Unfortunately, its rubber charging cable isn't very flexible and tends to curl up easily.

Pros
  • Exceptionally low click latency.
  • Very low lift-off distance.
  • Feels very well-built.
Cons
  • Rubber charging cable isn't flexible and curls up easily.
7.9 Travel

The Logitech G303 is very good for travel. It connects wirelessly via its USB receiver, so you don't need to worry about its cable when you're in tight spaces. It feels very well-built and has an ambidextrous shape suitable for a claw grip for most hand sizes or a fingertip grip for larger hands. Also, there's a drawer at the back of the palm rest to store the USB receiver in, and it has onboard memory.

Pros
  • Connects wirelessly via its USB receiver.
  • Feels very well-built.
  • USB receiver storage.
Cons
  • No Bluetooth support.
  • 8.0 Office/Multimedia
  • 9.0 Video Games (FPS)
  • 8.0 Video Games (MMO)
  • 8.9 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 7.9 Travel
  1. Updated Jun 14, 2022: We've updated this review to Test Bench 1.1, which revamped our click latency test methodology. We've updated the text to reflect our new results in various sections, including the Click Latency test box, Usages, Introduction, and other locations where we discuss click latency.
  2. Updated May 30, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.1.
  3. Updated Dec 06, 2021: Review published.
  4. Updated Dec 01, 2021: Early access published.

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Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color No Lighting

The Logitech G303 has a diamond-like shape. The front and back are tapered, but the middle section is wider. It has a matte plastic body with a similar coating to the Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT, but its sides are made of translucent black plastic. It has a very similar shape and size to the original Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex, but the Shroud Edition is slightly larger and lacks the RGB backlighting the original had. Logitech worked with Twitch streamer Shroud to create the design of this mouse.

Design
Shape
Length 4.6" (117 mm)
Height 1.6" (40 mm)
Width 2.7" (69 mm)
Grip Width
62 mm
7.6
Design
Portability
Volume
19.83 in³ (325 cm³)
Cable/Receiver Storing
Yes
Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
109 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
75 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
72 g
Weight Distribution
Back-heavy
Extra Weights
No

The Logitech G303 is fairly light when used wirelessly. There's no weight optimization except for removing the receiver and its housing drawer. We've indicated the mouse is back-heavy; however, during our testing, we found that this is highly dependent on how you hold the mouse, and you may find the mouse feels more front-heavy or centered depending on where you place your fingers.

The listed result for Maximum Weight Without Wire is with the receiver stored in the receiver drawer, while the Minimum Weight Without Wire is without the receiver and the receiver drawer. The receiver weighs 1.70g, and the receiver drawer weighs 2.06g.

8.5
Design
Build Quality

It feels excellently built. There's no flex or creaking in the body. The scroll wheel doesn't wobble, and though the mouse rattles when shaken, it's very slight and shouldn't be a problem during regular use.

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

The Logitech G303 has an ambidextrous shape with two buttons on its left side. The buttons feel well-placed and are easy to reach. Unfortunately, there aren't any side grips.

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

While it's possible to use the mouse with a palm grip, we don't recommend it since it isn't comfortable for long periods. The tapered and slightly raised back-end make it uncomfortable to rest your palm on.

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

The Logitech G303 is suitable for a claw grip, but people with small hands will struggle to reach the front side button.

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

The Logitech G303 is suitable for a fingertip grip for large and extra-large hands only. Small and medium hands will struggle to reach the front side buttons and the scroll wheel.

7.0
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
Yes
Battery Type
Rechargeable
Use When Charging
Yes
On/Off Activation
Auto Off And On/Off Switch
Receiver Extender
Yes
Battery Indicator Yes

You can use the Logitech G303 wirelessly via its USB receiver. There's also a receiver extender so that you can have your receiver even closer to your mouse. Logitech advertises a battery life of up to 70 hours of constant movement. It also advertises up to 145 hours without specifying the conditions. There's a light between the left- and right-click buttons that indicates battery life.

7.0
Design
Cable
Cable Length 6.1 ft (1.9 m)
Cable Type
Rubber
Permanent Kink
No
Port Type: Mouse End
USB-C
Port Type: PC End
USB

It comes with a decent rubber charging cable, but it isn't very flexible and tends to curl up easily. Also, it's very grippy, so it'll catch onto your desk. On the bright side, the port on the mouse is a USB-C, which is a nice upgrade from the Micro-USB port on the Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT.

9.0
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Good
Material
Virgin Grade PTFE
Extra Included
No

The mouse feet glide very smoothly on all surfaces, but it's a bit scratchy on desks.

Design
In The Box

  • Logitech G303 Shroud Edition
  • USB-C to USB-A cable
  • USB receiver
  • Receiver extender
  • Logitech G Sticker
  • User manual

Control
7.6
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
6
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
11
Profile Switching Button
Yes
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

You can reprogram all buttons on the Logitech G303, including the CPI button behind the scroll wheel. You can also set a G-Shift button to enable a second layer of controls for as long as you hold it. The CPI button lets you cycle between up to five CPI settings, which you can configure within the Logitech G HUB software.

9.5
Control
Click Latency
Expected Connection
2.4 ms
Wired
2.2 ms
Receiver
2.4 ms
Bluetooth
N/A

This mouse has outstandingly low and consistent click latency. It delivers a consistent and responsive-feeling experience, and you won't experience any perceptible delay in games of any genre.

Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
HERO 25K
Works On Glass
No
Minimum CPI (DPI)
100 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
25,600 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
50 CPI
CPI (DPI) Variation
1%
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The polling rates available on the Logitech G303 are 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz. The sensor is very consistent and accurate. You can configure up to five CPI settings in the Logitech G HUB software.

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 rubber scroll wheel has smooth but pronounced steps, and it feels responsive and precise. The texture is smooth and has no grooves, which some people may not like.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Quiet
Operating System And Software
9.8
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name Logitech G Hub
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
No

The Logitech G HUB software is easy to use and offers some customizations, like reprogramming buttons, setting macros, and configuring CPI settings. While we didn't have any issues with our copy, there are many reports online that G HUB doesn't launch, freezes mid-use, and doesn't recognize their devices.

10
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Fully

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Logitech G303 Shroud Edition is available in black only, and there are no other variants. While not a variant, it's an upgraded version of the original Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex, which is wired, slightly smaller, and has RGB lighting. You can see our unit's label here.

Compared To Other Mice

The Logitech G303 Shroud Edition is an excellent wireless gaming mouse. It's an upgraded version of the original Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex. The Shroud Edition has the same diamond-like shape as the original; however, there are a couple of changes to its design, like a slightly larger body, a wireless connection, and the removal of RGB lighting. Compared to other wireless mice in its price range, it sits somewhere in the middle, with low click latency and a very low lift-off distance. It's light, though some models are even lighter. Like on more recent mice, its charging cable has the newer USB-C port instead of the older Micro-USB port found on the Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT's cable.

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Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT

The Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT and the Logitech G303 Shroud Edition are both comparable wireless gaming mice. Both mice have ambidextrous shapes with two buttons on their left side, but the G303 has a CPI button behind its scroll wheel. It uses a USB-C charging cable instead of the more dated Micro-USB cable of the SUPERLIGHT. The G303 has a diamond-like shape with a tapered front and back. However, because of the G303's shape, it isn't recommended for a palm grip for any hand size. On the other hand, the SUPERLIGHT is much lighter, and it's universally suitable for more hand sizes and grip types.

GLORIOUS Model D

The GLORIOUS Model D is a wired gaming mouse, while the Logitech G303 Shroud Edition is a wireless gaming mouse. If you're a palm grip user, the GLORIOUS is a better choice since it's suitable for any hand size using this grip type. Also, it has a much better cable and customizable RGB lighting. If you want a wireless mouse and use a claw or fingertip grip, the Logitech is a better choice. You can use it with its USB receiver, and its click latency and lift-off distance are lower. The GLORIOUS has a right-handed shape, while the Logitech has an ambidextrous diamond shape.

Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED

The Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED and the Logitech G303 Shroud Edition are comparable wireless gaming mice. They both have an ambidextrous shape with two buttons on their left side. The G305 uses a disposable battery to power on, and it's much heavier. Its shape and size are better suited for smaller hands than the G303. Comparatively, the G303 has a rechargeable battery, and it has a diamond shape that makes it uncomfortable to use with a palm grip. However, it's better suited for larger hands using a claw or fingertip grip.

Razer Viper Ultimate

The Razer Viper Ultimate and the Logitech G303 Shroud Edition are ambidextrous-shaped wireless gaming mice with exceptionally low click latency and consistent sensors. The Razer has a pair of buttons on both sides, making it suitable for both left- and right-handed people, and it has customizable RGB lighting. If you have small hands and use a palm grip, you'll be more comfortable with the Razer since the Logitech's diamond shape isn't suitable for this grip type at all. If you don't like lighting, the Logitech is a better choice. It has a diamond-like shape with large, smooth-gliding mouse feet.

Logitech G Pro Wireless

The Logitech G Pro Wireless and the Logitech G303 Shroud Edition are comparable wireless gaming mice. The G303 has a CPI button behind its scroll wheel and two buttons on its left side only. The G303 has a diamond-like shape that makes it best suited for a claw or fingertip grip, but it isn't recommended for a palm grip for any hand size. The G Pro Wireless has a pair of buttons on each side, and it has customizable RGB lighting. It's suitable for almost all hand sizes and grip types. Sadly, it uses a Micro-USB charging cable instead of the newer USB-C cable like the G303 has.

Razer Viper Mini

The Razer Viper Mini is an ultra-light wired gaming mouse, while the Logitech G303 Shroud Edition is a wireless gaming mouse. The Razer is smaller and lighter, and it's suitable for any hand size using a fingertip grip. On the other hand, the Logitech has a diamond-like shape better suited for larger hands using a claw grip. You can use it wirelessly via its USB receiver.

GLORIOUS Model D Wireless

The GLORIOUS Model D Wireless and the Logitech G303 Shroud Edition are wireless gaming mice. The GLORIOUS is a right-handed mouse and weighs slightly less. It has customizable RGB lighting and a better-quality charging cable if you want to use it wired. If you're a palm grip user, the GLORIOUS is a better choice since its tall back and larger shape is better suited for this grip type. On the other hand, the Logitech has a diamond-like shape that's only suitable for a claw or fingertip grip.

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