Quick Features on the Product
Integrated LIGHTSPEED wireless (2.4GHz)
Advanced button tensioning
Pro-graded PMW3366 sensor (200-12000 DPI)
Customizable lighting and buttons
Works with new Logitech G POWERPLAY Wireless Charging System
USB report rate: 1000 Hz (1ms)
Main buttons: 50-million clicks (durability)
Battery Life w/ Default Lighting = 24 hours, w/ No Lighting = 32 hours
What's in the box?
G703 wireless gaming mouse
Plug and forget nano receiver
USB Charging/data cable
Optional receiver extension adapter
Optional 10-gram weight
Important Safety, Compliance, Warranty Information sheet
I’m going to first start off with the packaging. This is a personal opinion as I am one of those consumers that thoroughly enjoy walking through an aisle and seeing really nice “thought out” packaging on a product I am looking to purchase. With the Logitech G703, I didn’t really get the WOW factor on the packaging. Being that I am a FPS gamer, I buy mouses pretty regularly. I’ve purchased Razer, Logitech, Microsoft, Thermaltake, SteelSeries, etc. in the past many times. The thing that hooks me when purchasing a mouse is of course the mouse itself. But it definitely helps when I pick up a mouse box and get the WOW factor when I haven’t even taken the mouse out of the box yet. But hey, as I said it's a personal opinion and what crossed my mind is that Logitech probably put more money into the mouse than the box itself.
So here goes the setup, testing and final thoughts. Setting up the mouse was self explanatory. It was extremely simple to setup. One I set up the mouse, I went ahead and downloaded the Logitech Gaming Software. During the installation process, it gives you an option to download/install a program called OverWolf. OverWolf is basically a software that gives the gamer the capability of not having to “alt tab” to do things like browsing, instant message, etc… I personally didn’t download/install it but it's definitely a neat feature to look into if you’re deciding on purchasing the Logitech G703. Once I was all ready to go I went into the Logitech Gaming Software and tuned the mouse to my liking and changed the color(s) of the mouse. Logitech Gaming Software is definitely something I would recommend downloading because you can fine tune your mouse like buttons, colors, surface optimization, etc. So download it! I play one main FPS and that is Counter-Strike. I understand it’s an old game but it’s a really good FPS game and people still play it competitively. All I can say is… WOW. The Logitech G703 performs exceptionally well. Can you say… HEADSHOT! During my gaming session, my hand did not feel fatigued at all and the side grip texture definitely helps. I am a hybrid grip when it comes to gaming on a PC. There are people that are “claw grip” and some that are “palm grip”, hybrid just means you do a bit of both. By the way speaking about grip, if you’re a left handed user I want to sincerely apologize but the G703 will not work for you because it's for right handed users ONLY. This mouse resembles a lot of my most favorite mouse ever and that is the Microsoft Intellipoint mouse. I like the shape of the G703 and the way it performs. I tested DPI from 200 ~ 12000 and I did not experience any stutter or acceleration at all. Why you would need 12000 DPI still baffles me because even 3200 DPI is a lot for me. But some people may need 12000. When it comes to FPS games, I feel like the Logitech G703 delivers what Logitech promises.. If you’re looking to do a lot of key mapping/binding of keys, the G703 may not be the best mouse for you. This is only because it has a total of 6 programmable buttons. If you’re looking for a mouse with more buttons to program, you may want to look into the G903 from Logitech. It supports the same wireless charging technology G POWERPLAY. I did insert the optional weight and it does make a little difference but nothing drastic. I’ve owned the Logitech G502 and the Logitech G500 previously and enjoyed the feature of having more weights to fine tune the weight of the mouse to my liking. With the G703 you only have a single 10g weight to either put in or leave out. The cable that the G703 comes with is fantastic. I must say, Logitech has improved a lot on their cable game. When I used the G500 a while ago even though it had a braided cable, it wasn’t as flexible as the ones now. The braided cable that Logitech uses now is flexible yet durable and I really enjoy that. So with all these pros that I’ve been giving the Logitech G703, you’re probably wondering if there are any “issues” with the mouse. I hate to do it because I really like the G703 but the only con I ran into is the build quality of the mouse. For an MSRP of $99.99, I expect to get a mouse that is built around that price range. For the build quality of the mouse on the G703, I feel like it's the same quality as a mouse I would get for around $40.00. I’m sure the Logitech G703 “guts” are where the funds were put into as opposed to the “shell” of the mouse. But I just personally feel like it has a “cheap” build quality “feel”, a lot of plastic. I would’ve liked seeing maybe a more grippy texture on the top of the mouse as opposed to the smooth plastic. That is probably the only con I have with the G703. Besides that, it performed exceptionally well wired and wireless. At this time, I wouldn’t even mind dishing out another $99.99 for the G POWERPLAY. Its definitely a nice addition to add to the G703. Since the mouse performs as well via wireless as it does wired, that is why I personally feel like paying an additional $99.99 for the G POWERPLAY is worth it. This way, you never have to worry about plugging/unplugging the wire to charge the G703 because it’ll charge as you play.
So there you have it ladies and gentlemen. Those are my thoughts with the G703. I’d definitely recommend it to a friend or family member. I work around a lot of people that are gamers and would not hesitate to recommend the G703. As I mentioned above, if you’re looking for a mouse that has more buttons to map for games like MMORPGs; I would look into the G903. All I can say is, great work Logitech and keep it up!