The Best Mouse for the Price
The Logitech G305 lightspeed
- Product Description
- Overall Rank
- Pros & Cons
- Product Specifications
This mouse is lightweight and small, it can accommodate most mouse grips, has no noticeable latency and its wireless. It has a the standard left and right mouse buttons the middle mouse button and rubber tactile scroller along with a dedicated dpi button. It comes in a variety of colors and themes, Black, White, Lilac, Blue, KDA, and Mint, so every user can find what is right for them. The dongle stores under the battery case so its convenient if you are using it on the go.
There are ways the modding and 3d printing community have come up with for reducing the weight of the mouse. Using a triple a battery was one of the methods, along with 3d printable casings that cut a honeycomb pattern in the plastic.
The software allows you to program your dpi button selecter with 5 settings that you can rotate anywhere from 200 to 1200 dpi. The other buttons are also programmable and profiles can be made to accommodate various use cases on the fly.
I rank it 10/10, this mouse hits all the buttons for me. If you had asked me if I would have used a wireless mouse five years ago, I would have laughed at you. Now I am pleasantly surprised I have been after using this mouse for a year, almost exactly. I purchased it Jun21st 2021 and its the 11th when I am writing this article. Amazon rankings are 4.7 out of 5 stars.
- Relatively lightweight
- Excellent ultra-low latency sensor and transmitter 1ms polling rate
- Adjustable dpi
- Great build quality, still feels new after a year
- Low lift off distance, allowing you to pick up your mouse without it tracking on screen
- Relatively small
- Possibly too small for certain hands
- Not bluetooth
- Some people reported double clicking after a few months, not many and I haven’t experienced that.
On release this mouse was around $60.00, but a bit over a year later and it normally hovers right around $40 and a bit less if you opt for a refurbished option. At this price, I don’t know of a mouse that can beat the functionality of the Logitech G305 Lightspeed. Easily the best mouse for the price.
Logitech offers a 2 year limited hardware warranty and RMA.
General Product Specifications:
Software Support (at release)
Logitech Gaming Software (LGS)
OS/Platform Support (at release)
Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, macOS 10.11 and later
USB 2.0+ Port
Internet connection for optional software download
Wireless Protocol: Logitech G 2.4 GHz Wireless Technology
USB VID_PID:VID_046D&PID;_C53F USB Protocol USB 2.0
USB Speed Full speed
DPI (Min/Max) Software adjustable; Hardware adjustable; Min:200 / Max:12,000
USB Report Rate Min 1ms (1000 Mhz)
Sensor Type Optical; Visible light: No
Left/Right tilt: No
1 hardware memory profile (maximum)
1 Indicator Lights (LED)
RGB Lighting: None
Number of Buttons 6
Standard Buttons. Left & right, Scroll wheel button. Forward, Back
Special Buttons: DPI button
ON/OFF Switch (under mouse)
Battery Details: Type: Replaceable
Technology: Alkaline or Lithium
1x AA Alkaline included
Performance mode: up to 250 hours (non-stop gaming)
Endurance mode: up to 9 months (standard usage)
NOTE: Battery life may vary based on user, battery discharge characteristics, and computing conditions
Up to 10 m (33 ft)
Durability: Main Buttons
10 million clicks
Durability: Max. Distance
250 km range
Built-in USB nano receiver storage
Connection Type USB (Wireless)
USB Protocol USB 2.0
USB Speed: Full-speed
Wireless Protocol: 2.4 GHz (Custom)
Wireless Report Rate: Min 1ms (1000 Mhz)
After using this mouse for over a year, I haven’t had anything to complain about. I put in a NiMH battery when I first got it and swapped the rechargeable battery one time. It hasn’t had any noticeable problems using the lower voltage NiMH battery. In my opinion, this is the best mouse for the price. I really love this mouse, I will never get another wired mouse, I value my mouse’s freedom.
If you are in the market for a wireless mouse and you want something that doesn’t have latency for accuracy in gaming or in content creation, this is the mouse you have been looking for. Don’t let a wire restrict you ever again. Get it here!
Thanks, Chris C