Logitech G has decided to collaborate and improve one of their gaming mice of yesteryear, the G303 has been greatly improved and in collaboration with the streamer Shroud they have decided to launch the Logitech G303 Shroud EditionIn the following paragraphs we are going to talk about my experience with it and find out if it is really worth it.
For many, the design of this mouse is somewhat strange, since it fits differently in the hands and at the same time makes us feel strange for those of us who use a gaming mouse on a daily basis. Designed for slightly wider hands but not as small the G303 Shroud Edition is intended to give us the best competitive experience possible.
Choosing a gaming mouse will always be our biggest challenge, for me personally there is the one that best suits you regardless of the score or the response of the public. Currently I prefer to use my Logitech G Pro X Superlight which although it doesn’t have the huge sensor features and how light it is makes it what I really look for as a gamer.
Before continuing, let’s take a look at the product specifications and what comes in the box:
- Height: 4.61 inches (117mm)
- Width: 2.7 inches (70mm)
- Depth: 1.57 inches (40mm)
- Weight: 2.65oz (75g)
- Sensor: HERO™
- Resolution: 100 – 25,000 dpi
- max acceleration: >1.41 oz (40 g) 1 Tested on Logitech G240 gaming mouse pad
- max speed: >400 IPS 2 Tested on Logitech G240 gaming mouse pad
- Zero smoothing/acceleration/filtering
- USB report rate: 1000 Hz (1 ms)
- Microprocessor: 32-bit ARM
- Battery life 145h
- LIGHTSPEED wireless technology
- Click tension system
- PTFE feet without additives
- 5 buttons in total
Inside the box comes:
- Wireless Mouse G303 Shroud Edition
- LIGHTSPEED Wireless Receiver
- charging/data cable
- Receiver Extension Adapter
- Optional opening door with PTFE foot
- user documentation
Taking everything head on once and for all, the most striking thing about this mouse is of course the shape. This one has an interesting diamond-shaped design that has caught the attention of many. Personally I was quite curious how this design would really fit in my hands and to the surprise it is something “weird” but good.
This mouse is obviously designed for people with a slightly larger than normal grip, so it really isn’t for everyone. This is not a negative point at all since if we sit down to analyze, some Mini-style mice are quite complex to handle for other types of people, with the simple sensation of having to click in a smaller way when lifting your fingers It makes the experience not pleasant at all.
This kind of size means that we cannot easily move the mouse by our hands. There are gaming mice with these dimensions but their focus is really more on ergonomics and even though we don’t have much space in the palm of our hand we do feel that comfort that others don’t offer.
The build material on this mouse is pretty good, the coating feels just like any other Logitech mouse. In the same way the sliders of the same with the same quality and standard that we already know, for the enthusiasts who like to add some more interesting things to have more grip or more movement on the mousepad, this mouse is fully compatible with all that.
One thing I do like about this mouse is that it’s very easy to keep clean as it lacks a lot of curves. The sides of it are transparent and it is not so easy for them to catch hand marks when sweating and the like. It is important to note that at the bottom we have two large rollers and a small one around its sensor.
Unlike the Pro X Superlight which stores the USB dongle on the bottom, on the G303 Shroud Edition this behavior has been moved to the back of the mouse so as not to interfere with mouse rolling at all. In reality, this compartment is extremely necessary since the dongle is very small and since it, like the other mice mentioned in this review, are aimed at competitive gamers, so if you want to move from one place to another, such a vital accessory should be kept. next to the mouse.
As for the sound of the clicks and the response of the switches, it is quite pleasant. Like any other product of the same brand, I have no complaints. The same happens with the side buttons, although they are a bit awkward to reach to use them suddenly, they have a slight quality change compared to the others.
As for the scroll wheel if it has something that caught my attention. Each of the positions when moving the wheel up or down makes the ride quite short but at the same time it feels very little when braking. It’s like it doesn’t have to stop but it really does it in a very subtle way without distracting us and doing the function for which it was made. In general, and as I’ve come to expect from Logitech, the clicks and scroll wheel are very pleasant to use.
We are all clear that when it comes to playing there is always that moment when you involuntarily move the mouse a lot to let off steam and even hit it against the table. Many of the brands that have passed through my hand have made it a little clear to me that this cannot be done for everyone since some part may become loose. In the case of the G303 Shroud Edition it is something different, when I shake the mouse I can see that the pieces inside are as if adjusted to something that does not move, I could say that it is a kind of spring or something that offers excellent durability against these cases .
Logitech knows how to build ultralight gaming mice with a rock-solid casing, so I didn’t expect to notice any flaws in the build quality of the G303 Shroud Edition. Squeezing and tapping on it doesn’t reveal any rattle or other irregularities, though I can hear a little rattle from the scroll wheel when I shake the mouse. This doesn’t happen when you use the mouse normally, so it’s not a problem for me.
Let’s talk about the main course
The G303 Shroud Edition comes equipped with the best technologies to date created by Logitech G, first of all the LIGHTSPEED wireless capability to completely reduce latency and offer us the best multiplayer games of our lives and second of all the HERO 25K sensor, that no matter the This surface quality offers excellent feedback.
The G303 Shroud Edition reacts as fast as any other wired mouse (in some cases it’s even faster, though that’s almost impossible to notice with the naked eye) and I’ve never had any issues with disconnection or slow response issues.
Inside the mouse is the HERO sensor. This is Logitech’s own sensor and it’s flawless as can be. There’s no clicking, acceleration, or smoothing to be found, so G303 Shroud translates your every move into the game with perfect precision. Admittedly, this is not a rarity in today’s market, as a flawless sensor is among the bare minimum expectations for any self-respecting gaming mouse, but of course, it’s important to test a sensor implementation regardless.
In Logitech’s G HUB software you can customize the mouse to your liking: you can change the DPI and polling rate, for example, but you can also program macros and remap buttons, so if you’re one of those who like to do these things, the G303 Shroud Edition is excellent for that.
Logitech’s G Hub is a harmless enough piece of software, but one feature I don’t really like is the fact that it (by default) automatically switches the mouse to its own “gaming profile” if you start a game. I use 2400 to 2800 DPI for some games and my day to day. This DPI value can be changed on the button near the scroll wheel for faster, plus you can identify it with a custom color to know what speed you’re really using.
He G303 Shroud Edition It is a mouse that accumulates all the important technologies of Logitech G in a fairly good construction finish and although it is not so light, its weight puts it in competition with other more important ones. The LIGHTSPEED technologies and the Hero 25K Sensor place the mouse within the highest range at a competitive level, but its design (focused for large hands) means that not everyone feels comfortable with it. Having a smaller space in the area of the switches makes it take a little more to get used to than normal, but nevertheless it is no longer a conventional gaming mouse after all since it seems that this was the purpose for which it was designed. Having a USB-C charging port puts it a bit further in front of the same Logitech G Pro X Superlight that still uses mini usb. This review was conducted with a gaming mouse supplied by Logitech G.