Review: Logitech G403 Gaming Mouse
Gamers have an incredible amount of choice when it comes to their peripherals. Steelseries, Corsair, Roccat, Logitech and so many others create quality peripherals for those who are willing to pay for it. These are premium brands and their products don't come cheap. This goes for the G403 gaming mouse as well.
Coming in at a whopping 80 euro’s this mouse isn’t for the faint of heart. Or people looking for a bargain. Although discounts are possible. I bought mine for mere 35 euros, less than half the MSRP. This happens often with products from Logitech. At first expensive and after a while, the price drops significantly.
Who looks at the packaging first wouldn't think that it actually is a premium product. It's cheap cardboard look, with nicely designed graphics, gives you a bulk product feel rather than the premium gaming gear you’d expect at this price level.
That is where the cheapness ends though. Once you unpack the mouse things rapidly pick up for the G403. It has a nice braided cable that is actually wrapped around the entire package. This helps prevent any kinks in the cable that won't come out. It’s a small detail but it really makes a difference. My Roccat Kone Pure still has those kinks from when I first bought it two years ago.
If you’ve ever worked with the G500 or MX518, the shape of the G403 should feel familiar. It is a bit smaller than those two mice though. In my case, that added to the comfort of the mouse, but your mileage may vary. Comfort wise I was impressed. I didn't expect this mouse to be as comfortable as it was. Again this is up to hand size (I have small hands) and preference.
Performance wise I can't fault the G403. It did not skip, freak or fail me once. The 12000 DPI sensor is accurate and quick. Incidentally, this sensor is exactly the same one as in the Logitech G Pro mouse that is even more expensive. If you don't mind the shape of your mouse, don't spend any extra and get the G403. The scroll wheel is a bit different then you might be used to. It’s quite heavy and rubberized so you won't accidentally scroll when you don't have to.
There aren't that many buttons on the G403, but all are individually programmable with whatever you’d like. This includes DPI switching. And Rgb. Because… You know… 2018.
All in all, I was blown away by this mouse. I had thought I wasn't going to like it but the shape, satisfying clicks of the buttons which were light but not too sensitive and have a decent amount of travel was just icing on the cake.
But at \$70 this small gaming rodent doesn’t come cheap. It’s worth it but if I were you, I’d wait for discounts. That really makes it a no-brainer for anyone looking for a good mouse that will last you years.
Product Quality 9
Price/quality 7.5(solid 9.5 if you get it at \$35 like me)