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Logitech G604 LIGHTSPEED Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Updated Jan 08, 2021 at 04:49 pm
Logitech G604 LIGHTSPEED Picture
8.6
Office/Multimedia
7.1
Video Games (FPS)
8.5
Video Games (MMO)
4.9
Ultra-Light Gaming
8.3
Travel
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Connectivity Wireless
Type
Standard

The Logitech G604 LIGHTSPEED is quite versatile and performs well for a wide range of uses. It's designed for MMO gaming, with a low click latency when used with its receiver or Bluetooth. It has amazing overall performance, but its shape and features are also well-suited for the office. It has plenty of programmable buttons and is a nice overall improvement over the Logitech G602. However, its long shape may not be suitable for people with smaller hands.

Our Verdict

8.6 Office/Multimedia

The Logitech G604 LIGHTSPEED is excellent for the office. This mouse feels very comfortable, especially when using a palm grip. However, people with smaller hands might have trouble reaching all the buttons due to its long shape. On the upside, it has plenty of programmable inputs and you can even unlock the wheel for infinite scrolling, which is very useful in long documents.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built and amazingly comfortable.
  • Excellent performance and easily customizable.
  • Connects via Bluetooth or USB receiver.
Cons
  • Not recommended for small hands with any grip type.
7.1 Video Games (FPS)

The Logitech G604 LIGHTSPEED is decent for FPS games. While the wireless click latency is very low, the mouse is quite heavy and isn't ideal for very quick flick shots. It's also not recommended for a fingertip grip. On the upside, it's very comfortable, its performance is excellent, and you can easily customize it to your preference inside the dedicated software.

Pros
  • Very low click latency.
  • Feels very well-built and amazingly comfortable.
  • Excellent performance and easily customizable.
Cons
  • Very heavy.
  • Can’t be used wired.
  • Not recommended for small hands with any grip type.
8.5 Video Games (MMO)

The Logitech G604 LIGHTSPEED is amazing for MMO games. This mouse has plenty of programmable buttons, and you can also set a G-Shift button that triggers another set of commands for as long as you hold it, giving you even more options. Its performance is also amazing, but unfortunately, its body is a bit long, making it hard to use with a fingertip grip or if you have small hands.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built and amazingly comfortable.
  • Outstanding software with many customization options.
  • Excellent performance.
Cons
  • Can’t be used wired.
  • Six side buttons isn't as many as most dedicated MMO mice.
  • Not recommended for small hands with any grip type.
4.9 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Logitech G604 LIGHTSPEED is pretty heavy and isn't recommended if you're looking for an ultra-light gaming mouse.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built and amazingly comfortable.
  • Excellent performance and easily customizable.
Cons
  • Very heavy.
  • Can’t be used wired.
  • Not recommended for small hands with any grip type.
8.3 Travel

The Logitech G604 is great for traveling. It can connect via Bluetooth or with its proprietary USB receiver, which can be stored inside the mouse, making it easier to take around with you. Unfortunately, it’s not the smallest or lightest, but being able to use it without a cable is great for tight spaces like a plane or bus.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built and amazingly comfortable.
  • Wireless design makes it easier to use in tight spaces.
  • Fully compatible with both Windows and macOS.
Cons
  • Likely too bulky for most laptop cases and bags.
  • Not recommended for small hands with any grip type.
  • 8.6 Office/Multimedia
  • 7.1 Video Games (FPS)
  • 8.5 Video Games (MMO)
  • 4.9 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 8.3 Travel
  1. Updated Oct 07, 2020: Fixed an error with the number of programmable inputs.
  2. Updated Oct 05, 2020: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  3. Updated Dec 20, 2019: Converted to Test Bench 0.8.1.
  4. Updated Dec 11, 2019: Review published.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color No Lighting

The Logitech G604 almost looks more like an office mouse than a gaming one. There's a subtle Logitech G logo on the back, and there isn't any RGB lighting. It has an ergonomic design with a thumb rest and alternates between different shades of black. Unfortunately, no other color variants are available.

Design
Shape
Length 5.1" (129 mm)
Height 1.8" (45 mm)
Width 3.1" (79 mm)
Grip Width
61 mm
7.3
Design
Portability
Volume
27.34 in³ (448 cm³)
Cable/Receiver Storing
Yes

It's decently portable. Its body is rather big, but at least it can be used wirelessly, and you can store the receiver inside the mouse. This makes it easier to toss in a laptop bag, but if you want a slightly more portable option, check out the small Logitech G603 LIGHTSPEED.

Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
N/A
Maximum Weight Without Wire
142 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
142 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No

The Logitech G604 is quite heavy and isn't a good option for ultra-light gaming. There's also no way of significantly reducing its weight.

8.0
Design
Build Quality

The Logitech G604 has a great build quality. The mouse wheel wobbles and rattles a bit, but this might be due to its ability to tilt. Other than that, the materials feel solid and you have good latex grips on the top and thumb rest.

8.5
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
Yes
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
No
Coating
Matte
Finger Rest
Thumb

This mouse feels very comfortable for right-handed people. The side buttons and thumb rest are on the left side, and the mouse has a slanted design to the right. The thumb buttons are fairly easy to access, although you need to move your thumb upwards for every click as it doesn't rest on any button. The CPI switching buttons are also a bit awkward to use at first since they're on the left-click button.

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

The Logitech G604 is a bit too long for small hands when using a palm grip. There are better gaming options for smaller hands, like the Corsair SCIMITAR PRO RGB.

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

When using the claw grip, the Logitech G604 is a bit too long for people with smaller hands. It might be difficult to reach some side thumb buttons.

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

The Logitech G604 isn't recommended for fingertip grip, as only larger sized hands will be able to have decent control and reach all buttons.

9.6
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
Yes
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 No

The Logitech G604 has fantastic wireless connectivity. It can be used via Bluetooth and with the dedicated receiver, and you can switch between those two sources with the single press of a button on top of the mouse. Unfortunately, it uses one AA battery for power, so you'll need to change it eventually.

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

This mouse can't be used wired and doesn't have any cable included.

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

Even if the mouse is pretty heavy, the feet are good and glide well on a mousepad and, even better, directly on a desk. There aren’t any extra feet included with the mouse, but you should be able to find some third party replacement ones if needed.

Design
In The Box

  • Logitech G604 LIGHTSPEED mouse
  • USB receiver
  • USB receiver extender cable
  • 1x AA battery
  • Manuals

Control
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 sensor on the Logitech G604 LIGHTSPEED has a very wide CPI range that's adjustable by increments of 50. It's also remarkably consistent, whether you move the mouse slowly or quickly, which is great. The lift-off distance is low enough to ensure that it won’t register any movement while you reposition your mouse, and you can set the polling rate at 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, or 1000Hz.

8.9
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
15
Number Of Side Buttons
6
Number Of Programmable Inputs
29
Profile Switching Button
Yes
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

The Logitech G604 has a total of 15 buttons, with six on the left side. The Bluetooth/receiver switch and the wheel lock buttons can't be reprogrammed, but all others can, including the left click, though it’s not easy to reassign it. You can also set a G-Shift button on the mouse to trigger another layer of commands for as long as you press it, ending up with 29 programmable inputs.

Control
Mouse Wheel
Scroll Wheel
Notched Wheel + Free Wheel
Scroll Wheel Steps
24 Steps
Scroll Wheel Tilt
Yes
Thumb Wheel
No
Thumb Wheel Steps
No Thumb Wheel

This mouse's wheel is amazing. It offers great feedback when it's locked and it can also be unlocked for infinite scrolling, which is great when going through very long documents. This mouse also allows for tilt commands, which can be programmed to whatever you want.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Quiet

The mouse clicks are quiet, and shouldn’t disturb people around you even if you're in a very noise-sensitive environment.

8.5
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
10 ms
Click Latency: Bluetooth
16 ms
Click Latency: Wired
N/A

The Logitech G604's click latency is very low, both when using its dedicated receiver, or with a Bluetooth connection. Most people won't notice any delay when playing games.

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 is an impressive piece of software that allows for plenty of customization options and that's compatible with both Windows and macOS. You can set a G-Shift button, which triggers a second set of controls for as long as you hold the set button. The mouse also has onboard memory, meaning you can set your settings on a computer and keep them when connecting to another.

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

Remarkable compatibility for the Logitech G604. The software is downloadable on Windows and macOS, so you can customize your controls to whatever you like on both platforms. All the mouse's buttons work fully on both OS as well.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

This mouse only comes in black and there are no other variants.

Compared To Other Mice

The Logitech G604 LIGHTSPEED is an amazing and quite versatile mouse that stands out thanks to its comfortable design and impressive performance. It’s one of the few mice that we’ve tested that have both a very wide CPI range and amazing consistency. However, it’s rather bulky and heavy compared to many other gaming mice, and the buttons can feel a bit hard to press. On the plus side, unlike many other manufacturers, Logitech's companion software is compatible with both Windows and macOS, which is great. For more options, see our recommendations for the best gaming mouse, the best wireless gaming mouse, and the best mouse for MMOs. If you're interested in Logitech products, also check out the best Logitech mice.

Logitech G602

The Logitech G604 LIGHTSPEED is a better mouse than its previous version, the Logitech G602. It has overall better performance and is slightly more comfortable to use. It only uses a single AA battery, while the G602 requires two. You can also unlock the scroll wheel on the G604 for infinite scrolling.

Logitech MX Master 3

The Logitech G604 LIGHTSPEED performs better than the Logitech MX Master 3, but the MX Master 3's ergo shape might be better suited for the office. These two wireless mice are very well-built, but the MX Master 3 feels very premium. If you want many side buttons, go with the G604, but if you want a side-scrolling wheel, go for the MX Master 3.

Razer Naga Pro

The Razer Naga Pro is better for most uses than the Logitech G604 LIGHTSPEED. The Razer has a built-in battery, so it comes with a cable, the feet are better, there are six more side buttons, and it has lower click latency. The Logitech requires one AA battery, and it has a much wider CPI range and lower lift-off distance.

Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED

The Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED and the Logitech G604 LIGHTSPEED are 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 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 struggle to reach all the buttons. Both mice are wireless-only, but the G604 supports Bluetooth, while the G305 doesn't.

Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED

The Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED is a better gaming mouse than the Logitech G604 LIGHTSPEED. It's noticeably lighter, although still a bit heavy, and better built. The G903 is compatible with a lot of different hand sizes and grips. It comes with a charging cable, but you can't use it via Bluetooth like the G604.

Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed

The Logitech G604 LIGHTSPEED and the Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed have a similar look, but they’re for different uses. The Logitech is an excellent choice for MMO gaming. It’s heavier and better suited for medium or large hands. It has six side buttons and a total of 29 programable inputs. On the other hand, the Razer is designed for FPS gaming, though it performs better as an office mouse. Most hand sizes should be able to use it with any grip type, except for smaller hands in a fingertip grip. You can use both mice wired or wirelessly via Bluetooth or their USB receivers.

Logitech G603 LIGHTSPEED

The Logitech G604 LIGHTSPEED is much better than the Logitech G603 LIGHTSPEED. The G604 is more comfortable, has lower click latency through its receiver, has a wider CPI range, and has many more side buttons. However, the G603 is better-built, and it's smaller, making it easier to carry around.

Logitech MX Master 2S

The Logitech MX Master 2S and the Logitech G604 LIGHTSPEED are different. The 2S is an outstanding office mouse that's very comfortable and well-suited for a palm or a claw grip, except if you have smaller hands. It features two scroll wheels, supports gesture commands, and can pair with up to three devices at once. On the other hand, the G604 is an excellent choice for MMO gaming. It has a lot more buttons, including six on the side, and offers more customization options. It also has a much lower click latency when used with its USB receiver.

Razer Basilisk

The Razer Basilisk and the Logitech G604 LIGHTSPEED are very different mice. The Razer is a decent, wired-only FPS gaming mouse. It's lighter than the Logitech, and it's particularly well-suited for a palm grip, though people with medium or large hands can also use it with a claw or a fingertip grip. On the other hand, you can only use the Logitech wirelessly. It's an excellent choice for MMO gaming, with six side buttons and 29 programmable inputs. It's also versatile enough to use for work or while traveling. It has a better sensor with a wider CPI range, a lot less CPI variation, and better click latency.

Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED

The Logitech G604 LIGHTSPEED and the Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED are both good versatile mice with the same sensor and a similar ergonomic design with a thumb rest. The G604 is a wireless-only mouse that supports Bluetooth. It has more buttons and programmable inputs. On the other hand, the G502 weighs less and can be used wired or wirelessly, though it doesn't support Bluetooth.

Logitech G502 HERO

The wireless Logitech G604 LIGHTSPEED is a better mouse than the wired Logitech G502 HERO, but the G502 will be better for gaming. The G604 has more side buttons and is very comfortable to use, while on the other side, the G502 is slightly better built and features RGB lighting.

Logitech G703 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse with HERO Sensor

Overall, the Logitech G604 LIGHTSPEED is better than the Logitech G703 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse with HERO Sensor. However, they're very different mice. The G604 is much heavier, and it has a lot more buttons, making it more suitable for MMO games. It also has a scroll wheel that supports tilt inputs and can be unlocked for infinite scrolling. On the other hand, the G703 is lighter and has weight optimization, and it can be used wired or wirelessly.

Corsair SCIMITAR RGB ELITE

The Corsair SCIMITAR RGB ELITE is an outstanding MMO gaming mouse, but the Logitech G604 LIGHTSPEED is more versatile. The Logitech connects wirelessly with a USB receiver or via Bluetooth. It also has six buttons and has a thumb rest. Comparatively, the Corsair is a wired mouse with an adjustable 12-button side panel and a pinky rest. The Corsair is well-suited for all grip types and nearly all hand sizes, while the Logitech is suitable for all grip types but likely more comfortable for larger hands.

Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum

The Logitech G604 LIGHTSPEED is an excellent MMO mouse, while the Logitech M900 Chaos Spectrum is a very good FPS gaming mouse. The G604 has a right-handed shape, connects with its USB receiver or Bluetooth, and uses an AA battery. It also has six side buttons and a more consistent sensor. On the other hand, the G900 has an ambidextrous shape and connects wirelessly with its USB receiver or its micro-USB charging cable. It also has four customizable side buttons. Both mice are well-suited for all grip types and most hand sizes, but the G604 isn't suitable for small hands using any grip type.

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