Logitech G703 Lightspeed Review: Wireless Effectivity Redefined

Performance wise the Logitech G703 is a high-quality mouse that can be used for different gaming genres. If you are looking for superb performance with effective wireless technology, then the G703 is worth it. And of course, the Powerplay is a unique high-tech gadget that is worth investing in if you have some extra cash.

Powerplay Enabled Mouse, Superb Wireless Performance

Logitech’s unique Powerplay system is a great and convenient addition to your gaming arsenal. Simply because a mouse pad that charges your mouse as you use is an attractive feature. Other gaming manufacturers, namely Razer and Corsair, are also tapping into this tech. However, as of this writing, only two Logitech mice are supported by this technology: the Logitech G703 and the Logitech G903.

In fact, the Powerplay is a separate purchase, so before reaching for your wallet, you need to determine whether the extra cost is worth it.

Logitech G703 Lightspeed Gaming Mouse
  • LIGHTSPEED Wireless Technology: In high pressure moments, latency can be the difference between winning it all or losing. With millions on the line, esports professionals around the world depend on LIGHTSPEED wireless technology
  • PMW3366 Gaming Optical Sensor: Widely regarded by esports professionals and gaming enthusiasts as the best gaming mouse sensor on the market, PMW3366 has zero smoothing, filtering, or acceleration across the entire DPI range (200 12,000DPI)
  • Ergonomically Designed Body
  • Works with POWERPLAY Wireless Charging System
  • Advanced Button Tensioning
Logitech G Powerplay Wireless Charging System for G502 Lightspeed
  • Innovative new POWERPLAY continuous wireless charging technology
  • Continuously charges wireless gaming mice while in Gaming use
  • Power core module converts compatible mice
  • Choice of two surfaces – soft or hard gaming mouse pads
  • Works with Logitech G703 and G903 gaming mice

Ergonomics and Design 

The Logitech G703 is your standard ergonomic mouse. At a glance, it seems like a rework of Logitech’s G403 Prodigy mouse but buffed with Powerplay capabilities.

The G703 sports a sleek matte black coating. The sides are made of a rubberized material and are therefore grip-friendly.

Some gamers tend to have sweaty hands, like me. However, I like the materials used on this rodent because it doesn’t slip or gather dust and grime easily. And it is fairly easy to clean.

Features and Performance 

Under the hood of the G703, you will find a Pixart PMW3366 optical sensor and trustworthy Omron switches for the two main buttons. The mouse comes with plenty of useful features. It is constructed with a highly-responsive and astonishingly fast sensor, thanks to its Lightspeed wireless technology.

Buttons 

Logitech mice are well known in the gaming community for their satisfying tactility, and the G703 doesn’t break that rule: the Omron switches produce clear, responsive, and super tactile clicks.

Logitech has employed something that they call the Mechanical Button Tensioning System. This feature utilizes springs to help keep the main mouse buttons crisp, thus requiring the application of less force. During testing, the mouse performed consistently and delivered a satisfying clicking feel.

The scroll wheel is standard, with a rubberized texture. The wheel itself is easy to press, and the notches glide easily. The side buttons work as expected. The 6 programmable placements on the G703 are well done, so you are insured against accidental clicks.

Sensors 

Gamers who are on a hunt for a powerful and stable wireless mouse, such as the high-end G903 or the Razer Mamba Hyperflux, will find the middle ground with the G703 in terms of value and performance.

Technically, there are multiple similarities between the G703 and the G903. Both have the same PMW 3366 sensor, a 32-bit ARM processor, Lightspeed wireless technology, and the same Omron switches. It was only reasonable to expect that the G703 would perform on par. And, as expected, during my gaming session, the G703 did an amazing job.

I played Far Cry 4, and the mouse was indeed fast and accurate. The G703 has a pixel-perfect tracking, and I noticed no smoothing or pixel rounding. You will have a maximum of 12,000 DPI at your disposal, and you can freely adjust it to your preference.

With a refresh rate of 1000 Hz (1ms), there was neither latency nor lags during my Sekiro gameplay. I also tested the G703 with some Metro: Last Light action. It had zero smoothing, no automatic acceleration, and no unwanted filtering. Based on the accuracy of its sensor, this mouse deserves to be on the list of the best FPS mice.  

Balance and Weight 

The G703 is not what you would call a heavy mouse. It sits at just 107g with an optional weight of 10g. That’s impressive, bearing in mind all the high-end technology housed under its hood.

The weight Logitech arrived at is perfect for fast-paced games. The mouse feels slightly substantial, which, however, may be due to the weight being centered in the middle.

Charging and Battery (Powerplay) 

This mouse is supported by traditional wired charging and by Logitech’s unique Powerplay technology.

Traditional Charging 

Charging the G703 for 2 hours will last for 24 hours if you play with the lights on. However, if you opt to play with the lights off, this rodent will accompany you for 32 hours.

The built-in Li-polymer battery seems solid, but the PMW3366 sensor is more power-hungry than the HERO sensor of the Logitech G Pro, for example. So, if you do run out of juice in the middle of an Overwatch match, the braided almost 6-foot cable has your back.

Powerplay 

As of this writing, only the G903 and G703 are supported by Powerplay. So, what is Powerplay? Basically, it’s a mouse pad that combines both wireless charging and a wireless receiver.

It works as you plug your mouse cable into the pad, then slip in the little coin-shaped POWERCORE module into the bottom of the G703, and you can forget about charging.

The Powerplay surface (13.5 x 11 inches) allows for sufficient movement. Just know that the included POWERCORE module is only necessary for charging. So, if you remove it, the mouse will still work in wired or wireless mode. The difference is that the mouse doesn’t charge via the Powerplay pad unless you slip the module back in.

Connectivity 

The G703 features the Lightspeed technology that is unique to Logitech. This tech allows for higher responsiveness (milliseconds) compared to some wired mice. The Lightspeed technology aims to eradicate wires.

During my game time, the wireless latency of the G703 was imperceptible; I literally noticed no difference from a wired mouse. With a wireless report rate of 1000Hz (1ms), it is the real deal. Whether I was looting like crazy on Apex Legends or trying to 1v5 with Kai’Sa on LOL, this mouse did not fail me.

Software and Lighting 

Logitech’s gaming software and G-Hub are straightforward and highly customizable. You can adjust the different preset DPI options in the software, then you can toggle between them using the DPI button.

The software also monitors battery life, so you won’t have to worry about low power.

If macros are your game, you can set up different profiles for different games, though the G703 can only store three on its onboard profile. Mixing up the RGB lighting effects is also done in this app.

If you want to go further in the personalization game, you can sync up your mouse with the Powerplay enabling a well-coordinated RGB extravaganza.

Final Verdict 

Logitech G703 is a reliable wireless rodent that packs a punch. Its top of the line sensor does a great job, and its gaming performance is on par with high-end models, including wired ones.

However, I have to mention the unusual hump in the center of its body where the weight is located. So, the curvature needs some getting used to.

Performance wise the Logitech G703 is a high-quality mouse that can be used for different gaming genres. If you are looking for superb performance with effective wireless technology, then the G703 is worth it. And of course, the Powerplay is a unique high-tech gadget that is worth investing in if you have some extra cash.

Logitech G703 Lightspeed Gaming Mouse
  • LIGHTSPEED Wireless Technology: In high pressure moments, latency can be the difference between winning it all or losing. With millions on the line, esports professionals around the world depend on LIGHTSPEED wireless technology
  • PMW3366 Gaming Optical Sensor: Widely regarded by esports professionals and gaming enthusiasts as the best gaming mouse sensor on the market, PMW3366 has zero smoothing, filtering, or acceleration across the entire DPI range (200 12,000DPI)
  • Ergonomically Designed Body
  • Works with POWERPLAY Wireless Charging System
  • Advanced Button Tensioning
Logitech G Powerplay Wireless Charging System for G502 Lightspeed
  • Innovative new POWERPLAY continuous wireless charging technology
  • Continuously charges wireless gaming mice while in Gaming use
  • Power core module converts compatible mice
  • Choice of two surfaces – soft or hard gaming mouse pads
  • Works with Logitech G703 and G903 gaming mice
Ed has fond memories of the times when he played games on an 8-bit console. If you want to make him talk for hours on end, just ask him about Valla from Heroes of the Storm. Eddie despises hackers and gamers who do not take the game seriously. He sees RealGear as a place where he has the freedom to express his viewpoint regarding PC and console games and put his journalism skills into practice.

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