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Logitech G305 Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8.1
Reviewed Dec 11, 2019 at 08:55 am
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Test Methodology v0.8.1
7.6
Mixed Usage
7.6
Office/Multimedia
7.7
Travel
7.5
Video Games (FPS)
7.6
Video Games (MMO)
6.8
Ultra-Light Gaming
Connectivity Wireless
Type
Standard

The Logitech G305 is a very good wireless gaming mouse. It has a straightforward and sleek design that comes in matte white or matte black and can be used by right or left-handed people. It's a bit on the smaller side, and may not be well-suited for people with very large hands, but it feels as well-built and premium as some of Logitech's higher-end mice. It has low click latency and a wide, customizable CPI range which should please most gamers.

Our Verdict

7.6 Mixed Usage

The Logitech G305 is a good mouse for mixed usage. Its straightforward, ambidextrous design should be comfortable for most people, though those with larger hands may find it a bit too small unless they use fingertip grip. It's small enough that it can easily be tossed into most bags and won't be awkward to use in a smaller space like on a plane. It's fully compatible with Windows or macOS, and all of its buttons are programmable, which can be helpful if you like using shortcuts to navigate your desktop quicker.

See our Mixed Usage recommendations
7.6 Office/Multimedia

While the Logitech G305 is designed as a gaming mouse, its sleek and comfortable design makes it good for office use as well. It feels very well-built, and while it's solid, it isn't too heavy. It has two side buttons, and all of its buttons are programmable, which can help navigate through work software. It can be used with any grip type for people with small or medium-sized hands, while those with larger hands may find it more comfortable with the claw or fingertip grip.

7.7 Travel

This is a good mouse for travel. It's small and lightweight, and its USB receiver can be stored in the mouse, so you won't lose it when you toss your mouse in your bag. It's wireless and small enough that it shouldn't be too awkward to use it in a cramped space like on a plane, and it uses a single AA battery for power, so you can quickly swap in a new battery when it dies. Unfortunately, it may be too small for those with very large hands, unless you use the fingertip grip.

7.5 Video Games (FPS)

The Logitech G305 is a good mouse for FPS games. It has low click latency for a wireless mouse and should be comfortable enough for longer gaming sessions. All of its six buttons are programmable, and its sensor performance is excellent. Unfortunately, due to its small size, it may not be great for larger hands unless you use claw or fingertip grip.

See our Video Games (FPS) recommendations
7.6 Video Games (MMO)

The Logitech G305 is a good mouse for MMO games. While it doesn't have as many side buttons as dedicated MMO mice, all of its buttons are programmable, including the CPI switch. It also has low click latency and great sensor performance, with a ton of customization options with Logitech's G HUB software. Unfortunately, the mouse is a bit on the smaller side, and those with larger hands will likely only get a comfortable grip with claw or fingertip grip.

See our Video Games (MMO) recommendations
6.8 Ultra-Light Gaming

This mouse is decent for ultra-light gaming. While it isn't as lightweight as mice designed for this purpose, it's still lighter than many other gaming mice.

  • 7.6 Mixed Usage
  • 7.6 Office/Multimedia
  • 7.7 Travel
  • 7.5 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.6 Video Games (MMO)
  • 6.8 Ultra-Light Gaming
Pros
  • Premium and well-built design.
  • Low latency for a wireless mouse.
  • Tons of customization options through Logitech's G HUB software for Windows or macOS.
Cons
  • Might be a bit too small for people with larger hands.
  • Non-rechargeable and can't be used wired.
  1. Update 12/20/2019: Converted to Test Bench 0.8.1.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style

The Logitech G305 has a classic look and a rather small body. It's available in matte white or matte black, has no RGB zones, and only has a small Logitech G logo on the back.

Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
N/A
Maximum Weight Without Wire
103 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
103 g

The Logitech G305 is a fairly lightweight mouse. While it may not be as light as ultra-light gaming mice like the Finalmouse Ultralight 2 or the Cooler Master MM710, it's still lighter than most gaming mice.

7.8
Design
Portability
Length 4.6" (11.6 cm)
Height 1.5" (3.8 cm)
Width 2.5" (6.3 cm)
Volume
16.96 Cu. Inch (278 Cu. centimeter)
Cable/Receiver Storing
Yes

Thanks to its small footprint and wireless capabilities, this is quite a portable mouse. You can also store its USB receiver under the mouse's back panel, making it easy to throw into a bag. If you're looking for a more office-oriented, cheap wireless mouse, then check out the Logitech M510.

8.0
Design
Build Quality

This mouse's build quality is great. It's made of solid plastic and has no loose or wobbly parts. It feels almost as premium as some much more expensive options from Logitech, like the Logitech G Pro Wireless.

7.0
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
No
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
Yes
Grip Width
61 mm

The Logitech G305 has decent ergonomics. Despite that this mouse has a slight curve to it and its side buttons are on the left side, it's still fairly ambidextrous and should work well for left or right-handed people. Due to its small size, it's best suited for people with smaller hands, though it should work well with fingertip grip for everyone.

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

Due to its small size, the Logitech G305 works best with palm grip for people with small or medium hands. Larger hands will likely find it uncomfortable, as their pinky rests awkwardly on the side.

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
No

This mouse should work well in claw grip for everyone except those with very large hands, who may find it too small and uncomfortable.

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

The Logitech G305 can be used comfortably with the fingertip grip by people with any hand size.

6.1
Design
Wireless
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
Yes
Battery Type
1x AA
Use When Charging
No ( Single use batteries)
On/Off Activation
Auto Off And On/Off Switch

The Logitech G305 is a wireless mouse that only works with its USB receiver. It isn't rechargeable and takes one AA battery, though Logitech claims it lasts over 250 hours. The indicator for the CPI switch also indicates when your battery is running low.

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Design
Cable
Cable Length N/A
Braided
No
Port Type: Mouse End
No Cable
Port Type: PC End
No Cable

This is a wireless mouse that can't be used wired.

Design
In The Box

  • Logitech G305 mouse
  • AA battery
  • USB receiver and extender
  • Manuals
  • Sticker

Control
Control
Sensor
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Works On Glass
No
8.4
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
11 ms
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
N/A

The Logitech G305 has great click latency for a wireless mouse, and even more competitive gamers shouldn't notice any lag.

9.3
Control
Performance
Minimum CPI (DPI)
200 CPI (DPI)
Maximum CPI (DPI)
12000 CPI (DPI)
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
50 CPI (DPI)
CPI (DPI) Error
4.1 %
Mouse Acceleration
No
Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The performance of this mouse is superb. It has a wide, customizable CPI range so you can set it to match your personal preference. Its polling rate can also be customized to 125, 250, 500, or 1000.

7.6
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Number Of Buttons
6
Number Of Programmable Inputs
6
Profile Switching Button
No
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes

The Logitech G305 has two additional side buttons and a CPI switching button on top, all of which are programmable. Strangely, you can set a button as a profile switch, but the onboard memory of this mouse only supports a single profile, so the button does nothing.

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 Logitech G305 has a standard incremented mouse wheel. Unfortunately, unlike Logitech's more office-centric mice like the Logitech MX Master 2S, it can't be unlocked for infinite scroll.

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

Logitech's G HUB software is remarkable. It's one of the few pieces of gaming mouse software that can be installed on both macOS and Windows and offers a ton of customization options. While the onboard memory only supports one profile, you can set multiple through G HUB and switch between them within the software.

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

The Logitech G305 is fully compatible with macOS or Windows. Logitech offers its G HUB software for either OS, with full functionality.

Compared to other mice

The Logitech G305 is a good wireless mouse that's suitable for a wide variety of uses. It has a premium and well-built design and very low click latency for a wireless mouse. Unfortunately, it can't be recharged or be used wired, and it needs one AA battery to work. It's a very versatile mouse, especially for people with smaller hands. See our recommendations for the best mice, the best ergonomic mice, and the best wireless mice. If you're interested in Logitech products, also check out the best Logitech mice.

Razer Atheris
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Newegg.com

The Razer Atheris and the Logitech G305 are both very good mice. They each have two additional side buttons and are fairly small and good for travel, though the Razer is a little smaller. However, the Logitech feels better built and is more suitable if you prefer to use the palm grip with your mouse. The Logitech also only uses one AA battery, while the Razer uses two. On the upside, the Razer can be used with its USB receiver, or Bluetooth as well, which is a nice addition.

Corsair HARPOON RGB Wireless
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Newegg.com

The Corsair HARPOON RGB Wireless and the Logitech G305 are both great wireless FPS gaming mice. They're both the same weight and almost the same size, though the Corsair is a little shorter and taller. The Corsair can be used with its USB receiver, as well as with Bluetooth or wired, while the Logitech can only be used with its proprietary receiver. While the Logitech has a wider and more adjustable CPI range, the Corsair's sensor performance is slightly more accurate. Both mice are recommended for claw or fingertip grip, though those with small hands will be better off with the Corsair, and extra-large hands will have a better time with the Logitech.

Logitech G203
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B&H

The Logitech G203 and the Logitech G305 are practically the same mouse, but the G203 is wired-only while the G305 is wireless-only. You can have set a higher CPI setting on the G305, but performance-wise, there isn't much difference between these two mice. The G203 has an RGB lighting strip.

Logitech G602
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B&H

The Logitech G305 is a better gaming mouse than the Logitech G602. It has a much wider customizable CPI range. Its small frame will also be suitable for most hand sizes, though people with larger hands will have a tougher time getting a comfortable palm grip. While the G305 is smaller and lighter, the G602 has a more ergonomic fit and will likely be more comfortable thanks to its thumb rest.

Logitech G903
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Newegg.com

The Logitech G903 is a better wireless gaming mouse than the Logitech G305. It feels better-built and has a more ergonomic design. It can also be used by almost every hand size in every grip type, except for small hands with fingertip grip. It has many more programmable buttons, and the scroll wheel can be unlocked for infinite scroll. On the other hand, the G305 is a smaller and more light-weight mouse that may be easier to travel with.

Glorious Model O
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Newegg.com

The Glorious Model O is a better ultra-light gaming mouse than the Logitech G305, due to its honeycomb design that makes it very lightweight. It also feels slightly better built and has better and more comfortable ergonomics. However, the Logitech is better for people with smaller hands, as they'll unlikely be able to comfortably use the Glorious Model O. The Logitech is also a wireless mouse but has almost the same latency as the Glorious, which is great.

Razer DeathAdder Elite
SEE PRICE
Newegg.com

The Razer DeathAdder Elite and the Logitech G305 are both very good gaming mice. The G305 is wireless, while the Razer is wired. Both have similar weight, and have two programmable side buttons. Due to its less bulky size, the G305 may be easier for people with small hands to use comfortably, especially in claw or fingertip grip. On the other hand, some may prefer the more ergonomic, slanted shape of the DeathAdder Elite.

Logitech G502 Hero
SEE PRICE
B&H

The Logitech G502 Hero is a better gaming mouse than the Logitech G305. It feels better built, has a more customizable CPI, more programmable buttons, and a better mouse wheel. On the other hand, the G305 can be used in any grip by people with smaller hands, and is more portable thanks to its smaller, wireless design.

Logitech MX Master 2S
SEE PRICE
Newegg.com

The Logitech MX Master 2S and the Logitech G305 are designed with different uses in mind. The MX Master 2S is more of an office mouse, with a thumb rest for comfort and a side horizontal scroll wheel to help navigate through big documents and spreadsheets. The G305, on the other hand, is more designed for gaming, with only two side buttons and a wider CPI range. The MX Master 2S is a bit large, however, and may not be comfortable for small hands. The G305 is suitable for most hand sizes for all grip types, though those with large hands may not find it comfortable for palm grip.

Logitech M510
SEE PRICE
B&H

The Logitech G305 is a better overall mouse than the Logitech M510 when it comes to performance, but its low-profile design might not be for everyone working in an office. The M510 feels a bit cheaper but is suited for a wider variety of hand sizes and grips. The M series from Logitech is more office-oriented, while the G series is more geared towards gaming.

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