Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Updated Dec 18, 2020 at 12:29 pm
Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED Picture
7.6
Office/Multimedia
7.6
Video Games (FPS)
7.1
Video Games (MMO)
6.9
Ultra-Light Gaming
7.8
Travel
Connectivity Wireless
Type
Standard

The Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED is a good wireless gaming mouse. It has a straightforward and sleek design that comes in matte black, white, lilac, or blue, 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 that should please most gamers.

Our Verdict

7.6 Office/Multimedia

While the Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED 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 solid, but it's somewhat heavy for its size. 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 a claw or fingertip grip.

Pros
  • Premium design and feels very well-built.
  • Very low click 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.
7.6 Video Games (FPS)

The Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED is a good mouse for FPS gaming. It has an impressively low click latency for a wireless mouse and should be comfortable enough for long 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 a claw or fingertip grip.

Pros
  • Premium design and feels very well-built.
  • Very low click 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.
7.1 Video Games (MMO)

The Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED is a decent mouse for MMO gaming. 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 within Logitech's G HUB software. Unfortunately, it's a bit on the smaller side, and those with larger hands will likely only be comfortable with a claw or fingertip grip.

Pros
  • Premium design and feels very well-built.
  • Very low click 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.
6.9 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED is only okay for ultra-light gaming. It's somewhat heavy for its size, and there are no weight optimization options, but it has an impressively low click latency and feels very comfortable.

Pros
  • Premium design and feels very well-built.
  • Very low click 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.
7.8 Travel

The Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED is a very good mouse for travel. It's quite small, doesn't have a wire, and the USB receiver can be store under the mouse's back panel, so you won't lose it when you toss it in your bag. It shouldn't be too bothersome in tight spaces like on a plane, and it needs a single AA battery for power, so you can quickly swap in a new one when it dies. Unfortunately, it may be too small for those with very large hands, unless you use the fingertip grip.

Pros
  • Premium design and feels very well-built.
  • Very low click 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.
  • 7.6 Office/Multimedia
  • 7.6 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.1 Video Games (MMO)
  • 6.9 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 7.8 Travel
  1. Updated Dec 18, 2020: Updated review for accuracy and clarity.
  2. Updated Oct 07, 2020: Fixed an error with the number of programmable inputs.
  3. Updated Oct 05, 2020: Changed dimension measurements from cm to mm.
  4. Updated Oct 05, 2020: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  5. Updated Dec 20, 2019: Converted to Test Bench 0.8.1.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color No Lighting

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

Design
Shape
Length 4.6" (116 mm)
Height 1.5" (38 mm)
Width 2.5" (63 mm)
Grip Width
61 mm
7.8
Design
Portability
Volume
16.96 Cu. Inch (278 Cu. centimeter)
Cable/Receiver Storing
Yes

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

Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
N/A
Maximum Weight Without Wire
103 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
103 g
Weight Distribution
Back-heavy
Extra Weights
No

The Logitech G305 is somewhat heavy for its size, with most of its weight distributed to the back, and there are no weight optimization options. For something lighter, check out the Finalmouse Ultralight 2 - Cape Town or the Cooler Master MM710.

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, such as the Logitech G Pro Wireless.

7.5
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
No
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
Yes
Coating
Matte
Finger Rest
No

The Logitech G305 is very comfortable. Even though 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 both left and right-handed people. Due to its small design, it's best suited for smaller hands, though it should also suit any hand-size using a fingertip grip. If you prefer a wireless mouse with a right-slanted design, check out the Logitech G403 Wireless.

Design
Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
No
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 may find it uncomfortable, as their pinky rests awkwardly on the side.

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

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

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

The Logitech G305 is great for fingertip grip as any hand size should be able to use it comfortably and easily reach all the buttons.

6.6
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
Yes
Battery Type
1x AA
Use When Charging
No ( Single use batteries)
On/Off Activation
Auto Off And On/Off Switch
Receiver Extender
Yes
Battery Indicator Yes

The Logitech G305 is a wireless mouse that only connects through its dedicated USB receiver, as it doesn't support Bluetooth. It requires a single AA battery, which Logitech claims lasts up to 250 hours, though we don't test for this. The indicator for the CPI switch also indicates when your battery is running low. If you'd like a mouse with Bluetooth support, check out the Corsair KATAR PRO Wireless.

0
Design
Cable
Cable Length N/A
Cable Type
No Cable
Permanent Kink
N/A
Port Type: Mouse End
N/A
Port Type: PC End
N/A

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

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

The PTFE feet on the Logitech G305 are good and glide decently on a mouse pad. They're a bit unpleasant when you use them directly on a desk, though, as they feel a bit rough and are quite loud. On the plus side, there are third-party feet available that may solve these issues, though we haven't tested them.

Design
In The Box

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

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
HERO
Works On Glass
No
Minimum CPI (DPI)
200 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
12000 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
50 CPI
CPI (DPI) Variation
-2 %
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The CPI range is wide and adjustable, and the sensor is very consistent whether you move the cursor quickly or slowly. You have the choice between four polling rates: 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz, and the lift-off distance is low enough that the sensor shouldn’t track your movement when you're repositioning your mouse.

7.1
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
6
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
11
Profile Switching Button
No
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

The Logitech G305 has a decent amount of buttons, including two additional side buttons and a CPI switch on top. All the buttons are programmable, including the left click, though it’s not easy to reassign it. You can also set a G Shift button that gives you another layer of commands for as long as you press it. Strangely, you can set a button as a profile switch, but the onboard memory only supports a single profile, so the button doesn't do anything.

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 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.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Loud

The mouse clicks are loud, although it shouldn't disturb people around you unless you're in a very noise-sensitive environment.

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

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

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 remarkable. It's one of the few pieces of gaming mouse software that can be installed on both macOS and Windows, and it offers a ton of customization options. While the onboard memory only supports one profile, you can create and save multiple ones on 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 both Windows and macOS. Logitech also offers the G HUB software on both OS, with full functionality.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

While we tested the white version, the Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED is also available in black, lilac, and blue. There's also a variant that's part of a League of Legends collaboration lineup, with K/DA coloring.

Compared To Other Mice

The Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED is a good gaming and office mouse that has one of the most consistent set CPI that we’ve tested. It’s smaller than many other mice and unlike many other manufacturers, Logitech's companion software is compatible with both Windows and macOS. For other options, take a look at our recommendations for the best mice, the best gaming mice, and the best wireless mice. If you're interested in Logitech products, also check out the best Logitech mice.

Logitech G703 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse with HERO Sensor

For most uses, the Logitech G703 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse with HERO Sensor is better than the Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED. The G703 is lighter, more comfortable to use, and has better performance due to its wider CPI range and lower CPI variation. It also has better build quality and RGB lighting. However, the G305 is smaller and more portable, and its ambidextrous shape makes it more suitable for left-handed use even though it has thumb buttons on the left side only.

Logitech G603 LIGHTSPEED

The Logitech G603 LIGHTSPEED is better than the Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED. The G603 is better-built and it's better-suited for any hand-size with a palm grip. It has less CPI variation and it has Bluetooth support. However, the G305 is lighter and it has a slightly lower click latency.

Corsair HARPOON RGB Gaming Mouse

The Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED is better than the Corsair HARPOON RGB Gaming Mouse. The Logitech is a wireless mouse designed for a fingertip grip. It has a much better sensor with a wider CPI range, less CPI variation, and lower lift-off distance. However, the Corsair is a wired mouse designed for a claw grip, and it's lighter.

Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed

The Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED and the Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed are both good wireless gaming mice. The Logitech has an ambidextrous design and a slightly smaller body that’s more suitable for small and medium hands. If you’re planning to use your mouse with different OS, it could be a better option since it’s fully compatible with both Windows and macOS. Its sensor is also more consistent and it has a lower lift-off distance. On the other hand, the Razer has a wider CPI range and more programmable inputs due to the possibility of setting a HyperShift. Shape-wise, the Razer should fit more hand sizes with any grip type.

SteelSeries Rival 3 Wireless

The SteelSeries Rival 3 Wireless is a better gaming mouse than the Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED. The SteelSeries feels better built, has Bluetooth support, and has an RGB zone in its scroll wheel. However, the Logitech's set CPI is slightly more consistent and can be adjusted more precisely.

Razer Viper Mini

The Razer Viper Mini is a better gaming mouse than the Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED. The Razer is a very lightweight wired-only mouse well-suited for any hand-size using a fingertip grip. It has more programmable inputs, a much lower click latency, and better feet that glide more smoothly. That said, the Logitech's sensor is somewhat better-suited for gaming with a wider CPI range that you can adjust more precisely, a lot less CPI variation, and a lower lift-off distance. However, it’s a lot heavier, which may bother some FPS gamers. On the plus side, it's a good option for the office or while traveling due to its wireless design.

Glorious Model O

The Glorious Model O is a better ultra-light gaming mouse than the Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED, as its honeycomb design makes it very lightweight. It also feels slightly better built and more comfortable. However, the Logitech is better for people with smaller hands, as the Glorious might not be suitable for them. The Logitech is also a wireless mouse but has almost the same click latency as the Glorious, which is great.

Corsair HARPOON RGB Wireless

The Corsair HARPOON RGB Wireless and the Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED are both great wireless FPS gaming mice. 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 consistent. Both mice are recommended for a claw or fingertip grip, though those with small hands will be better off with the Logitech, and extra-large hands will have a better time with the Corsair.

Logitech G PRO HERO

The Logitech G PRO HERO is much better than the Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED. Although they have the same shape, the PRO is lighter, as it doesn't operate on a disposable battery like the G305. Also, it has a much wider CPI range. The click latency is about the same on both mice, so you shouldn't feel more delay on the G305 even though it's wireless.

Razer Atheris

The Razer Atheris and the Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED 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 a 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 both the USB receiver or Bluetooth.

Razer Mamba Wireless

The Razer Mamba Wireless is a slightly better FPS gaming mouse than the Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED. The Razer feels better-built and more comfortable, especially for fans of palm grip. It can be used wired or wirelessly, unlike the Logitech which is wireless-only. Finally, the Razer has a higher max CPI and more programmable buttons. On the other hand, the Logitech is better-suited for a fingertip grip, has slightly lower click latency, and a lower lift-off distance. Logitech's G HUB software is also fully compatible with both Windows and macOS, while Razer Synapse 3 is only compatible with Windows.

Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED

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

Logitech G604 LIGHTSPEED

The Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED and the Logitech G604 LIGHTSPEED are meant for different uses. The G305 is good for FPS gaming. It’s much smaller and lighter than the G604 and has an ambidextrous design that’s well-suited for a fingertip grip. The G604 is designed for MMOs, with six buttons on the side and a total of 29 programmable inputs. It’s heavy and wide, so people with smaller hands may have a hard time reaching all the buttons. Both mice are wireless-only, but the G604 supports Bluetooth, while the G305 doesn't.

Logitech G602

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

Logitech G502 HERO

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

Razer DeathAdder Elite

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

Logitech MX Anywhere 2S

The Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED is overall a better mouse than the Logitech MX Anywhere 2S. The G305 LIGHTSPEED is better for travel since you can store its receiver inside the mouse itself, and it has a much wider CPI range and a lower click latency. However, the MX Anywhere 2S has significantly better connectivity options, whereas the G305 Lightspeed only connects through its USB receiver.

Logitech G Pro Wireless

The Logitech G Pro Wireless is a better gaming mouse than the Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED. It has a better sensor performance and is noticeably lighter, which is great for quick movements. It also feels a bit better-built and it can be used wired. On the other hand, the G305 has a much lower profile, which is great if you're a fingertip grip user. However, it can't be recharged and uses a single AA battery for power. It also doesn't support RGB lighting like the G Pro Wireless and only has one set of side buttons, while the G Pro Wireless has two.

Logitech G203 Prodigy

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

Logitech G403 Wireless Gaming Mouse

The Logitech G403 Wireless Gaming Mouse is better than the Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED if you're looking for an ergo-shaped mouse for palm grip. It feels a bit better-built and is more comfortable to use during long periods. The G305 has a lower-profile design, which is better for people who like the fingertip grip. The G305 Wireless uses a single AA battery while the G403 Wireless is rechargeable and can also be used wired.

Corsair KATAR PRO Wireless

The Corsair KATAR PRO Wireless and the Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED are both good gaming mice. The Logitech feels better built, and its CPI range is wider and more precisely adjustable. However, the Logitech doesn’t have Bluetooth like the Corsair, and its mouse click is much louder. The Corsair’s click latency with its receiver is slightly lower, and it has a profile switching button.

Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT

The Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT performs better overall than the Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED. Even though the G PRO is slightly bigger, it’s significantly lighter, making it an excellent choice for fans of ultra-light gaming. It also feels more comfortable overall and it’s a great fit for most hand sizes and grip types. As for the performance, it has better feet, a wider CPI range, and a lower click latency. That said, the G305 is still a very good option for FPS gaming. It has a great shape for fingertip grip and offers a few more programmable inputs. However, you can only use it wirelessly.

Logitech MX Master 2S

The Logitech MX Master 2S and the Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED 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 big documents and spreadsheets. The G305 is more designed for gaming, with two side buttons and a wider CPI range. The MX Master 2S is a bit larger and may not be comfortable for small hands. The G305 is suitable for most hand sizes in any grip type, though those with large hands may not find it comfortable with a palm grip.

Logitech M510

The Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED 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.

Logitech G403 HERO

The Logitech G403 HERO is a better gaming mouse than the Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED. The G403 is lighter, and it feels better-built and more comfortable overall. It's very well-suited for a palm grip, though people with medium and large hands can also use it with a claw grip. It also has a wider CPI range. That said, the G305 is smaller and connects wirelessly with its USB receiver, making it a better choice if you plan to bring it with you on the go.

Glorious Model O Wireless

The Glorious Model O Wireless performs slightly better for gaming than the Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED. Both mice are fairly small, but the Glorious is quite a bit lighter, thanks to its honeycomb design. It’s well-suited for medium or large hands using most grip types, and it feels more solid and comfortable overall. On the other hand, the G305 is a great choice for a fingertip grip, and it has more programmable inputs. However, it only connects wirelessly, while the Glorious can be used wired or wirelessly.

Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED

The Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED and the Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED are quite different, though both are good wireless gaming mice. The G305 is quite a bit smaller and a little lighter. It has an ambidextrous shape that's well-suited for a fingertip grip, though people with small and medium hands can also use it with a palm or a claw grip. On the other hand, the G502 has a much more aggressive design with sharp angles and more side buttons. It feels more comfortable overall, with a right-handed slant and a thumb rest. However, people with small hands may have a hard time using it with any grip type. Performance-wise, it has a wider CPI range and a lot more programmable inputs. It's also possible to use it wired, while the G305 is wireless-only.

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