Logitech G203 Prodigy Review
Logitech is one, if not the most, known brands for computer peripherals. They pretty much have everything, from keyboards to headsets and cameras. Not to mention wireless mice, which I have reviewed a couple of as well. And besides the professional and home user devices, they have also got a series of products for gamers as well! Which include a variety of devices for different price ranges and requirements. And today I’m going to review their cheapest and most basic gaming mouse, the Logitech G203 Prodigy!
- Dimensions: 117×62×38 mm / 4.6×2.4×1.5″
- Weight: 85 g / 3 oz
- Sensor: Optical
- Sensitivity: Adjustable, up to 8000 DPI
- Buttons: 6
- Type: Wired
- Cable length: 2.1 m / 6.9 ft
- Connection: USB-A
In The Box
- Logitech G203 Prodigy mouse
So the G203 comes in a blue cardboard box. It’s the signature color for the Logitech G series. On the box you will find an image of the mouse and on the other side they mention all the technical specifications and features. Plus the serial number of course.
Since this is a wired mouse, you won’t find much inside the box. There’s the G203 Prodigy that’s inside a wrapped inside a bag. Everything else is just plain extras. Like the G sticker and a small pamphlet that lets you know how to download the Logitech G HUB program. I’ll cover more about that in the next section.
Now the mouse is made out of really nice quality plastic. It has a matte black finish that doesn’t hold any fingerprints. So it always looks good. It’s also not exactly a small mouse. I’d categorize more as a medium. For me, it’s perfect as it sits nicely in the palm of my hand. But that does definitely depend on the size of your hand. Its overall dimensions are 117×62×38 mm / 4.6×2.4×1.5″. And it has a bit of an oval shape.
I recently read an article that criticized this mouse for having a boring design thus not being ergonomic. I definitely disagree with that. In my opinion the Logitech G203 is incredibly comfortable and I use it daily for hours, sometimes up to 8 hours a day and not once have I felt my wrist get tired.
And the location of the side buttons probably helps at preventing that as well. Both the buttons are positioned right under my thumb and there’s enough space underneath them so that you won’t accidently press them. They do come in handy, especially when you use them as back and forward. The only negative thing is that the two buttons are only on the left side, which means that this mouse can only really be used by right handed people.
The rest of the buttons are as usual on the top. You have the left and right button, which actually require you to apply some pressure to press them. They require just the right amount where you won’t get accidental clicks and they still respond instantly. Between them, there’s another small button for changing the sensitivity and a nice wide scroll wheel.
And finally the bottom side, which has 4 smooth plastic pads. They feel really nice on a gaming mousepad and not once have I noticed any resistance in the movements. Nice and fast. The bottom has also got the optical sensor in the center, which has an “invisible” light. As in you won’t find a glowing red light from underneath it.
Logitech G HUB
Like with most gaming products, in order to get the most out of them, you usually need to install some software. And that’s also the case with Logitech. They have created a program called G HUB. It’s a universal environment for all of their gaming devices and from there you can change all the features.
But first you need to download it and install. Once that’s done, it should immediately recognize the G203 Prodigy if you have it connected. You don’t need to make an account or anything like that. You should see your mouse on the screen. And yes, the changing RGB light actually matches the light on your mouse as well. Fancy and clever little extra. In order to access the settings area, you need to click the mouse image.
From there you have access to all the settings. First of course the LIGHTSYNC which you can use to modify the RGB lights. You can assign different effects, change the brightness and the speed of the cycling for example.
Next the Assignments tab. You can use it to configure all 6 of the buttons and assign them different commands and actions. You can even create macros for them. I personally prefer using the default actions but it’s always nice to have options. I can definitely see it being useful for some people. Fortnite players perhaps?
And finally the last section, which is obviously the area from where you can adjust the sensitivity. The G203 Prodigy allows you to change the sensitivity at up to 8000 DPI. I have no idea why anyone would ever use such a high DPI but I guess it’s always good to have it possible just in case. You can also select 4 DPI speeds that you can quickly choose between with just the click of the small middle button. This way you don’t need to open up G HUB program every time you wish to change the sensitivity.
Overall Logitech has done a fantastic job at making this program. It’s really easy to use and it works with all of their G series devices. It actually has the nicest user interface out of all the other gaming programs I have used.
The Logitech G203 Prodigy is designed for gaming and that’s exactly where it performs the best. It’s incredibly smooth and controlled while using it on a mousepad. I have really only had issues when I used it on a bare desk. It was simply too slippery. So I definitely recommend buying a mousepad for it as well.
The buttons are fantastic as well. The clicking mechanism is responsive and it takes just the right amount of pressure to work. Except for the mouse 3 button, which does require a lot of pressure on the wheel. The wheel is the best though. It’s wide and you can take short controlled steps with it.
I also really like the weight of the mouse. It’s not too light and not too heavy either. For me, it weighs just the right amount where my wrists don’t get tired but I still fully feel the mouse when I move it. And if you want your cursor to move faster with shorter movements, then you can always increase the DPI rating as well. And you don’t have to worry about the cable either as it’s incredibly flexible and light. I don’t know how they have done it but somehow the cable never gets in the way. It’s like it’s not even there.
The only negative thing that I can see is that the plastic can get slippery if you have sweaty hands. Unfortunately this particular mouse doesn’t have a rubberized surface. But that’s pretty much the only negative part in my opinion.
The Logitech G203 Prodigy is overall an awesome gaming mouse. Not even just that, you can use it for everything else as well. Its subtle yet sleek design and RGB colors make it a nice desk piece. Now would I buy it for a laptop? Most probably not. But for a PC, it’s the best bang for buck mouse you can buy. There’s absolutely no competition if you are looking for a high quality gaming mouse that costs less than $40.