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Logitech - G305 Wireless Optical Gaming Mouse - Black

Plow through the competition with this Logitech Lightspeed wireless gaming mouse. A 1 ms response time ensures that every movement translates almost instantly on the screen, and the ultra-precise optical sensor means that every twitch is recorded with accuracy. This Logitech Lightspeed wireless gaming mouse is specifically crafted for competition-level events.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • 1 AA alkaline battery
    • Logitech G305 Wireless Optical Gaming Mouse
    • Owner's manual
    • USB receiver extender cable
    • USB wireless receiver

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (43 out of 45)

    Features


    Wireless connection

    This mouse connects to your computer using a wireless USB receiver.

    LIGHTSPEED wireless technology

    Gives you super-fast 1-millisecond performance that's as fast as wired.

    Maximum of 12000 dpi

    Lets you find the perfect sensitivity.

    Ultra-long battery life

    Gives you up to 250 hours of continuous gaming on a single AA battery.

    Optical technology

    LED lights scan the surface beneath the mouse to detect movement with a fair amount of accuracy, suitable for everyday computing and browsing.

    6 programmable buttons

    Let you save shortcuts and frequently used commands.

    Scroll wheel

    Enables smooth, fast movement.

    Lightweight design

    This mouse weighs in at only 99 grams, is easy to take with you, and has built-in storage for the included USB wireless receiver.

    Compatible with most Chromebook, Windows and Mac computers

    Works across a wide array of computers.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 45 reviews

    96%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Business Up Front, Party In The Back

      Posted
      Turbolence
      • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

      Transitioning from my well-worn Logitech G602 to the G305 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse was surprisingly more difficult than I expected. The relative simplicity of the mouse was a welcome change from my gamer-oriented gear that preceded it, ditching a large, button-laden, and overstyled mouse for something that would not look out of place in an office or professional environment while maintaining precise tracking and gaming performance. This midsize mouse delivers on its sleeper ambitions, but a couple issues I found in a week of daily use keep it off the top spot on the leaderboard. - Design The G305 is a medium-size, medium-weight, all-plastic mouse that mercifully foregoes full RGB lighting and features a single status LED that only illuminates when the mouse turns on or DPI modes change. The ambidextrous chassis makes it comfortable for both left- and right-handed gamers, though the positioning of the auxiliary function buttons make this favor right-handed players as the two side buttons are positioned to be in easy reach of the right thumb. With a body cast fully in finely textured plastic with a rubberized scroll wheel, the mouse comes across unassuming but lacks a premium feel. The benefit instead is that the mouse has a modestly trim weight, at 74 grams empty plus the weight of a AA battery (typically 25g). Using a lithium-ion battery in lieu of a standard alkaline makes a small but noticeable difference in weight. As with prior Logitech wireless gaming mice, the USB receiver has a compartment inside the mouse for storage and transport. This time around, the palmrest slides off to access the battery and receiver rather than removing a panel on the bottom of the mouse, making them much easier to access. - Setup & Software Logitech has been slowly working towards clean, minimalist packaging and the G305 fits the bill handily. The notecard-size quickstart guide outlines the basics to get you up and running, and the only extra accessory included is a USB extension cable to position the wireless receiver closer to the mouse. Setup was as simple as installing the battery and plugging in the receiver, as Windows will, by default, automatically either recognize and install a generic mouse driver or download a G305-specific driver. Setup is similarly easy on MacOS and Linux devices, but driver choice will be limited and unfortunately button and DPI settings appear to be adjustable only through Windows-based software. Logitech provides the Gaming Software application that opens customization options for most of their devices, including the G305. While I was not impressed by the software’s install size and general bloat, the interface was intuitive and allowed full remapping and macro functionality for every button on the mouse, as well as DPI settings and on-the-fly adjustments, that can all be written to the mouse’s internal memory. Up to 5 DPI setting toggles can be saved to the mouse and toggled between with the push of a button. In essence it is possible to set the configuration once and take it to any other PC without the need to install or run the Gaming Software. - Performance The LIGHTSPEED sensor worked on a wide variety of surfaces I tested, including both soft and hard mouse mats, a wooden desk, and a plastic folding table, with no noticeable variance in tracking quality among them. The feet on the mouse are fairly low friction and glide across all the aforementioned surfaces with ease. Tracking is very precise and can be customized from as low as 200 DPI for intricate graphic design work to as high as 12,000 for...well, maybe I’m not that level of gamer yet. I use from 400 up to 3,200 and at all levels the mouse felt extremely accurate and performed well in each of my use scenarios, with 1,600 being the most well-rounded option. Though everyone’s preference is different, the G305 is sure to suit a wide range of users. The mouse has six buttons plus scroll wheel up/down, which is a basic loadout for a gaming mouse. There are firm stops between each notch on the scroll wheel, making accidental activation difficult (which is a huge plus in games where the scroll wheel is used to change weapons, for example), and it is tricky to accidentally trigger a button in most scenarios. Unfortunately, I found the positioning of the DPI change button meant I would often hit it as I grabbed the mouse in a hurry after typing a chat message and getting back to the action, throwing off my aim and needing a moment to reset myself. This occurred multiple times and is not a disruption that serious gamers will enjoy. The button can of course be remapped or disabled entirely, but losing a button on a mouse that has so few to begin with is troublesome. One area that could use some attention is the signal strength between the mouse and receiver. Logitech’s quickstart guide recommends a range of no more than 20cm (just a hair under 8 inches) between the mouse and receiver which is very short, and in my testing I found major signal degradation can occur in as little as a foot and a half. Even when plugged into the USB port on the right side of my keyboard, keeping the range as short as six inches, I occasionally had signal issues that caused the mouse cursor to jump around significantly. These occurred with battery life at 90% per the Gaming Software, with the mouse sitting at least 6 feet from all other wireless devices I own at all times, making the signal issues all the more peculiar. I do wonder if a firmware update may correct this issue in the future, but at the time of this review the latest mouse firmware (68.0.11) exhibits this seemingly random connection problem. - Bottom Line Mice are subjective, and though the G305 is smaller than my large hands prefer, and barring the random connectivity issues, this is a good all-around mouse with understated looks and solid gaming chops. Its MSRP is reasonable for what you get, and Logitech’s support has historically been great which should bode well for current and future owners. While it may not unseat my preferred mouse, this is a solid contender that many users will undoubtedly enjoy from start to finish. Take it for a spin!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      MOUSE of the FUTURE! Best Tech for Price! BUY!

      Posted
      nkpstudios
      • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
      • Top 500 ContributorTop 500 Contributor

      G305 Black: 910-005280 FOR THE PRICE… NOTHING BETTER! WIRELESS OF THE FUTURE! Wireless mice have had a bad rep for gaming for a really longtime because of their performance. This mouse is going to change that. The Logitech G305 wireless mouse based on the G PRO model and is a great entry into the wireless gaming realm for those on a budget. It is built of a solid matte non-slip plastic for a lightweight mouse with great ergonomics. It also features in-body Nano receiver storage for portability. It doesn't feel cheap while it is very light. The weight distribution is slightly towards the back of the mouse just a little off center with the battery in. With the HERO sensor, I believe this is the best Logitech has to offer as far as that goes at this present time. This mouse is the real deal! I would go as far to say it may be and should be the standard for wireless mice moving forward. It has the subtle G for Logitech branding pressed on the surface with silver stamp that I wonder how long it will last. Let's see how this stacks up from a gamer and video creative standpoint. I can only recommend this mouse for small to medium hands. Logitech and the HERO sensor are the future! Performance I was surprised by how well this thing performed. As a gamer, you know wired is the way to go, but this new technology may change my mind. I could not tell a difference in a wired mouse and this wireless sensor. Not having to drag a cord was a big help. I could get used to this! I could not spot any acceleration or deceleration issues during gameplay. With up to 12,000 DPI performance you will not have the excuse of latency if you die :) You can cycle between 200 - 12,000DPI with the press of the center button once you save up to 5 profiles on the onboard memory. For the tech nerds, it offers zero smoothing/acceleration/filtering and has a max. acceleration of > 40 G1 and max. speed of > 400 IPS1. The responsiveness offered here is based on USB data format 16 bits/axis with a report rate of 1000 Hz (1ms) and it utilizes a 32-bit ARM microprocessor. Durability is listed at 10million clicks for the left/right buttons on the website. Wow! This mouse also sports an indicator light for the 5 stored DPI profiles. Putting it in Performance mode gets you 1ms response time and Endurance mode is 8ms. JITTER and ANGLE SNAPPING are NON-EXISTENT! LIFT-OFF is about the height of a CD before it doesn't register movement. Battery Life Since the HERO Sensor and LIGHTSPEED were engineered to deliver extreme efficiency, battery life is rated at 250 Hours using a single AA Battery. Now that is good. I am guessing that is for alkaline batteries and you could squeeze more life out using a lithium ion battery. I like being able to change batteries rather than having to charge a built-in battery. This also will save you in the long run since it isn't built in to the mouse. I expect around 9-12 months of typical use before needing to change my battery running it in endurance mode. There is also a performance mode for when you need to go all out for responsiveness. This of course will reduce battery life but I bet it is still great. It has an indicator light that notifies you when 15% battery remains. Not too bad! Creatives and gamers alike will appreciate this battery life. Extremely Lightweight It is listed at 99g but after weighing it and changing to an Energizer Li-ion battery it was down to 89g. If you want to shed a bit more weight, it can get down to 81g if you remove the battery door. It still works without the door, but does not feel so ergonomic. Great job Logitech for making a wireless mouse that doesn't feel like your sliding a can of soda on a mousepad! Buttons This mouse can be used by both lefties and righties, but the side buttons are really only usable by the right handers. Because of advanced button tensioning with separated buttons, it helps reduce the force needed to click. Clicks are crisp and reliable for those who depend on it when gaming and creative. The center button on the scroll wheel is rubberized and hard to press as usual. The wheel itself is tight with steps and clicky. The side buttons have more travel than I'm used to which could just take some getting used to. They have a tactile feel to them and are not hard to press or feel mushy. This mouse has 6 individually programmable buttons. Using the Logitech Gaming Software, you get added flexibility and simplicity. The G305 sports 10 million click switches for the two primary buttons. It also has a middle click DPI button and two side buttons that can be programmed to your liking using the software. This is also a good mouse for creatives who do video editing *wink wink*. Customizability is key for us! I only wish there was the option to program a change between endurance mode and performance mode without having to go through the software to do so. The power button is a sliding switch which isn't hard to move. Straight from the Logitech Site: SPECS PART NUMBERS Black: 910-005280 White: 910-005289 WARRANTY INFORMATION 2-Year Limited Hardware Warranty SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS Windows® 7 or later macOS® 10.11 or later Chrome OS™ USB port PACKAGE CONTENTS Gaming Mouse LIGHTSPEED™ USB nano receiver Receiver extender cable AA battery User documentation TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Tracking Sensor: HERO™ Resolution: 200 – 12,000 dpi Zero smoothing/acceleration/filtering Max. acceleration: > 40 G1 Max. speed: > 400 IPS1 Responsiveness USB data format: 16 bits/axis USB report rate: 1000 Hz (1ms) Microprocessor: 32-bit ARM Durability Buttons (Left / Right): 10-million clicks PTFE Feet: 250-kilometers range1 Physical specifications Height: 4.6 in (116.6 mm) Width: 2.5 in (62.15 mm) Depth: 1.5 in (38.2 mm) Weight: 3.42 oz (99 g) OVERALL a BUY! The G305 is a great budget wireless mouse with the best battery life. This mouse is PERFECT for small to medium sized right handed users. For any who are looking for portability and something lightweight without sacrificing performance, this is for you too! It is a great value at this price point for any gamer or creative looking for a customizable mouse. BUY! Best quality is of this mouse is battery life.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A solid, non-flashy gaming mouse option

      Posted
      Daniel
      • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

      ** The Good ** The G305 isn’t what I would picture when I hear the words, “gaming mouse”. It doesn’t have nearly as many buttons as its G600 MMO gaming mouse sibling (which has 20 buttons) and lacks RGB lighting. I still list those under “The Good”, because I like having a “simple”, comfortable gaming mouse. I don’t want another numeric keypad on my mouse. I also don’t want a light show that will be covered by my hand when in use. The mouse uses a AA battery rather than a built in rechargeable battery. This could be a positive or negative aspect of the G305, it’s 100% personal preference. Logitech claims that a new AA battery will give you up to 250 hours of use. Obviously I haven’t been able to test this claim yet, but I’m sure it will come very close. Setting up the G305 was super easy. Just plug the USB receiver into your PC and you’re done. The small button on the mouse below the scroll wheel is the cursor speed toggle (no software required). The two buttons on the side are automatically set for back+forward when using a web browser. You can download Logitech’s “Gaming Software” from their website if you want to program the buttons or adjust the sensitivity (see screenshot). ** The Bad ** The G305 doesn’t have the heft that I would expect for a premium mouse. I’m sure the mouse is built quite well, but my Logitech MX Anywhere 2 (a portable laptop mouse) feels more solid than the G305. Another thing that’s a little disappointing is the size: it’s not as large or wide as some of my previous gaming mice. To compare it to the MX Anywhere 2 (again): the G305 and MX Anywhere 2 are similar widths and heights, while the G305 is just a little bit longer. This is 100% personal preference, so you may prefer the smaller size. It’s not uncomfortably small, but I would have preferred a larger size. ** Bottom Line ** If you want a reliable and simple gaming mouse, the G305 is a solid choice. You don’t need to download any software to get up and running; just plug in the receiver, use the cursor speed toggle button under the scroll wheel to find your preferred setting, and you’re done. It’s not a large gaming mouse, but it’s not small enough to be uncomfortable for prolonged use.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good no frills gaming mouse

      Posted
      Keyan
      • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
      • Top 10 ContributorTop 10 Contributor

      The G305 gaming mouse by Logitech is a no-frills entry level gaming mouse for people who want to use the latest sensor technology but don’t want to pay as much as the premium gaming mice. The mouse is wireless only and uses a replaceable AA for power – which is handy as it is easy to get it going again when the battery dies. Logitech advertises a very long battery life for this mouse using their newest sensor technology and there is a low battery indicator that tells you to swap out the battery when it does get low. One note – you must download and install the Logitech Gaming software to use all of the features of this mouse. As far as performance, this mouse performs well. The up to 12,000 dpi sensor technology in the G series optical mice is impressive, and honestly I would recommend anyone who spends a decent amount of time in spreadsheets or especially diagramming using a mouse purchase a gaming mouse for those uses as well – the high quality sensors make those jobs much easier. One limitation on this mouse is the number of buttons. With only two side buttons and no horizontal scroll, you are limited to 6 buttons. One nice feature though for Logitech G mice is the ability to map one button to “G-Shift”, which allows the other buttons to perform a second function when the shift button is also held down. I personally map the mouse wheel button to this function, and then map the other buttons on the mouse to other things I use regularly. For ergonomics, this mouse is pretty compact and can be used in either hand, although the side buttons are kind of awkward for lefties. It’s actually a great travel gaming mouse – not too bulky or heavy, and completely self-contained with a slot under the back for the receiver to go. I would recommend this mouse for a PC user who wants to step up the sensitivity of their mouse, for a gamer on a budget, or for a gamer who wants a compact option to pack with a laptop for travel. The lack of buttons is a limitation on this mouse, but the sensor and the simple battery replacement are both nice features.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Just What's Needed

      Posted
      Trobadour
      • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
      • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

      ---SETUP--- The setup of the G305 mouse is quick and simple. After installing the wireless receiver, it works. If you download the software from the provided documentation, you can customize it to your needs. ---FEATURES--- The key feature of this gaming mouse is that it has an impressive 250 hours of use on one AA battery. It also boasts lightspeed, which is high performance wireless technology claiming to be faster than most wired mice. The mouse is also portable in the sense that the receiver can be stored within the mouse itself. Adding to its portability, you can store several profiles for your settings on the memory of the mouse. ---PERFORMANCE--- The performance of this gaming mouse was superb. I didn’t notice any lag compared to my wired mouse. Though you only have 6 buttons compared to other gaming mice, the options you have to customize it’s six buttons are very helpful, especially if you play multiple genres of games. Rarely do you end up needing more than the six buttons you have to work with. ---EXPECTATIONS--- The product meets my expectations. It kept me competitives in FPS games like Overwatch and Hunt: Showdown as well as third person shooters like Fortnite and PUBG. If you are going to buy this mouse, keep in mind that it is strictly a wireless mouse, as there is no option for it to be wired. However, the long lasting use on one battery should keep you gaming for a couple of weeks. ---VALUE--- The price for the mouse in terms of value is competitive compared to other mice in the similar market. ---APPROVAL--- I highly recommend this product for gamers who want to cut the cord. The smaller size of this mouse makes it easier to reach the buttons in a comfortable manner and having the ability to create multiple profiles on it is perfect for gamers who may have to share a PC or travel to various gaming competitions.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Light, responsive, smooth with no dead spots

      Posted
      MrBill250
      • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

      This mouse tracks perfectly, accurately. ALL the time. It does not miss a beat. Some wireless mice stop tracking, like they hit a tar pit. Move it around or pick it up and down and then it works again. Those days seem to be gone with this mouse thanks to the HERO sensor and LIGHTSPEED technology. This now a requirement in all my future mouse considerations. This mouse is super light yet has a nice rounded top. The buttons are crisp and responsive, but too light. No need here to hold your fingers up to avoid accidental mouse clicks. They can securely rest on the mouse body comfortably. What a difference a few ounces can make! This mouse is a breeze to use all day. 250 hours of battery life in continuous high-performance game mode and 9 months in normal use seems excellent. That’s over a month of 40-hour weeks in gaming mode. I use rechargeable lithium batteries to save cost, and they last longer. They are also a few grams lighter, not that I really noticed. This mouse come with a LIGHTSPEED receiver you must plug into a USB 2.0+ port. This mouse does not support Bluetooth or the Logitech Unifying Receiver used on their non-gaming peripherals. I still keep a big multi-button non-Bluetooth mouse to the side for some apps where that shines, so I lose two USB ports for my mice and a keyboard. There's no acceleration feature as found in typical mice, as that can mess with accuracy in game play. However, you can set up to 5 different resolutions and quickly click between them using the button behind the wheel. I use 1,200 DPI mode to move around my two big screens quickly, but can crank it down to 200 DPI with a click to do precision graphics work. Ergonomically, the fit is small for my hand that need a Large to XL glove size. The search for the perfect mouse continues, but this will work meantime. I appreciate that there is no lighted logo or other gimmicky features that do not add to the performance. The G305 is like a Porsche. It can do the mundane commute in traffic without incident, even make it more enjoyable, even if it is on the small side. But when your ready to play, it really comes alive and rewards you with every input you give.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A worthy wireless mouse

      Posted
      ThatGuy
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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      For the last 4 years I have been using a Logetich G502 Proteus Core, and before that I used a SteelSeries mouse. All have been good mice. I really enjoyed my G502, but I was wanting something new for a few reasons, being I wanted a different shaped mouse, the scroll wheel was slick for me and I'd frequently click the middle mouse wheel from side to side too often (which for me would change the DPI). I also found my cords were getting messy and I could always feel some drag with the cable and I wanted that to go away. I never really liked what was offered on the market because of the shortness of battery life or the shape. When I saw this mouse, I was very excited to hear it got 250 hours of life on just a single AA battery! After using it a while now, I have to say I enjoy the shape and size (it's not too much smaller than my G502), and the lighter weight than my G502 is pretty nice too. The side buttons are easy to hit, and I like that it looks bland and boring. Fits my setup of a very nice keyboard with retro-90s keys and the black mouse from the 2000s. The sensor tracks very nicely, and I'd say (whether it's placebo or not), my accuracy has been better in many cases of using my mouse in both gaming and just plain clicking around the desktop. So if you want a no-thrills mouse for gaming or whatever you do, that has an very accurate sensor and great battery life, this is the guy. My one complaint: I don't game all the time, nor am I in Windows all the time (Linux user mainly). It would have been nice to have a switch on the mouse (maybe next to the power switch?) to switch the sensor into the mode with less response time. I don't need 1ms response all day, so it would be nice to have an easier way to go back and forth, especially for folks like me who can't get the Logitech software for our daily OS

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Quick, Simple, and Light

      Posted
      1ShadowFox1
      • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

      When I first got into PC gaming, using a wireless mouse was extremely frowned upon by anyone in the gaming community. I was always told that the time it takes for the mouse to communicate with the PC wirelessly was too valuable to give up. Everyone said that a corded connection was needed if you were going to be competitive. Guess what...not true. This mouse is quick to respond, is light and easy to move, and is simple to figure out. I have never found myself feeling left behind is fast paced games. I don't find myself adjusting the cord like I did my old mouse, and overall I think the in game "feel" of the mouse really fits my playing style. I have actually found myself winning more gun battles when playing games since switching to this mouse. My old mouse, for whatever reason, would only allow two simultaneous inputs at any given time. I always set up my mouse to have the thumb rockers control peak left and right. With my old mouse I couldn't peak, ADS, and shoot and it frustrated the heck out of me. This Logitech G305 will allow at least 3 inputs at once, which has made my gaming much more enjoyable. Batter life on this mouse seems to be pretty good. I have been using it for a week on the single AAA battery that is provided, and it is still above 90%. I which it had a rechargeable battery that I could recharge by simply connecting the mouse to the USB pass through on my matching Logitech keyboard. I don't know how much weight this would add, but with how light this mouse is, it could bulk up a bit and still be fine. Second wish, I wish there was more of a thumb groove in the side of the mouse. My old cheap mouse had that and I loved it. It kept my hand in place and just felt natural. Overall, this is a pretty good mouse. It doesn't break the bank, it does its job well, and feels good doing it. I think it will make for a great travel companion too when I take my gaming laptop on trips.

      I would recommend this to a friend




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