Today we have the opportunity to test and bring you our experience of using what will possibly be the most radical and perfect mouse for the competitive shooter, the Logitech G303 Shroud Edition. This has been designed based on the guidelines of the well-known former professional player Michael “shroud” Grzesiek to deliver what he considers to be the best competitive benefits.
The base design of the G303 has been substantially modified for mobility and fast action, weighing only 75g in a mouse that is wireless. Inside we have a HERO 25K sensor with ultra-low latency LIGHTSPEED technology, control software, and up to 70h of autonomy with constant movement. Will it be the ultimate weapon to compete?
Designed and optimized by and to compete
This Logitech G303 Shroud Edition is an evolution with respect to the traditional Logitech G303 as it is already clearly seen, one of the most acclaimed models by professional gamers. So much so that the manufacturer has enlisted the former professional CS: GO player Shroud so that, based on his guidelines and preferences, they can build the ultimate competition mouse.
And possibly for many, he will have achieved it, although it must also be said that not by perfectly adapting to this player’s grip style it will work so well with other players, being, in the end, something subjective, and for this precisely we do this analysis. What leaves no doubt is the incredible optimization work carried out, as this wireless mouse with a battery only weighs 75g, much less than almost any model of this type on the market, and even than many wired mice.
We stand in the front area of the Logitech G303 Shroud Edition to see if it has a sharp point, which is located just below the USB-C port that will serve as a wired connection and charging section for the mouse. The main buttons reach to the very edge of the device, in a separate implementation from the top case and with a slightly concave design to improve the position of the fingers. The performance is simply perfect, with a well-marked click, no gap, tiny travel, and a click tension system that ensures instant rebound for consecutive keystrokes.
The central area that separates the main clicks is integrated into the chassis with a translucent channel-shaped finish. Here is an LED indicator of the established DPI modes, and a quiet output wheel to provide perfect scrolling thanks to a smooth rubber surface with a very good grip. Here they have not walked with strange designs, and it is a simple rounded surface, with covered sides so that dirt does not enter and a scroll with quite marked and loud jumps.
The rear area is very striking in design, completely round with sharp edges on each side that run the mouse from end to end. This style fits well with a palm grip, but it is much better for the claw type, as it adapts better to our palm when we cup it to make this type of grip. But undoubtedly the most striking thing about it will be the hidden drawer where we store the wireless receiver. Pulling back from the lower slit we can easily open it. The Logitech logo is not illuminated.
We reach the lateral areas, both symmetrical with an inward drop to provide a good grip with the thumb and little finger. It consists of translucent casings with a slightly higher roughness than the rest of the surface. The subtle markings on the sides indicate the position of the fingers adopted by Shroud in this mouse, a technical detail that many fans will like and will even help them to adopt, perhaps, a more competitive position of the hand than they could. assume at first.
The navigation buttons have a perfect placement if we use a grip where the hand position is forward. Located right on the edge, they adopt a flowing design, and without being too exaggerated, the pulsation will be very well defined. The sensation of the click is very similar to the main buttons, we would say that even a little softer and less loud, without the need to make effort with the finger to make it effective.
We continue with the lower area of the Logitech G303 Shroud Edition which is minimized by tilting the sides inward to generate the smallest possible sliding area. Two massive, additive-free PTFE feet provide fast, smooth gliding over fabric, wood, metal, or plastic surfaces. Being a very soft element, it will be very easy to sink or scratch it, so we must have a clean surface.
To put a few downsides to the mouse, we have a cable for charging and a fairly basic wired connection, with a rubber coating. It offers little flexibility and tangles relatively easily due to its grippy surface, and it has not been optimized for weight. It is true that we will use it only for charging, but in case the battery is drained in a battle, it will limit the sensations of control a bit.
Logitech G303 Shroud Edition Features
The Logitech G303 Shroud Edition is not only a marvel in design, but it is also one of the best features we have for gaming. The optical sensor continues to be a Logitech HERO 25K with a maximum resolution of 25,000 DPI. It specifies a maximum acceleration of 40G and a scroll speed of 400 IPS (inches per second), without smoothing, acceleration, or filters, to deliver pure performance. Supports 4 software-configurable DPI jumps, expandable to 5.
The integrated 32-bit ARM processor takes care of providing us with a maximum polling rate of 1000 Hz, which is the same, it updates its position every millisecond. Low latency is ensured thanks to Logitech’s LIGHTSPEED wireless technology, which tracks transmission and reception frequencies to adapt to the freest channel within the 2.4 GHz range where more and more wireless peripherals are operating. In this way, it guarantees the best possible connection with the PC without lag or interference.
These powerful features are joined by a rechargeable battery that promises a range of up to 70 hours with continuous mouse movement, and a maximum of 145 hours of normal use. It will therefore be almost 3 days of non-stop use, and it makes sense as it is designed to compete, so we can take it with us almost without fear of a blackout while we play. It is a beastly figure if we take into account its negligible weight of 75g since it is difficult for a wireless mouse to drop below 90g.
The Logitech G HUB software can be downloaded from the official website of the brand, and it will be useful to manage some key aspects of the Logitech G303 Shroud Edition. In this case, there will not be many, since we will not have lighting, or filters to modify the operation of the sensor.
In the first section of control, we will have the bar that represents the resolution in DPI of the mouse and the jumps available for the upper button. This model supports a maximum of 5 jumps, although by default it will have only 4. The resolution setting is defined in jumps of 50 DPI, and we can store it in the internal memory of the device.
This variant of Logitech’s acclaimed G303 proves that its exclusivity goes beyond simply naming the model. And it is that we could really be before the best mouse for competitive gaming on the market. The great optimization exercise is to be praised, providing autonomy of 70 hours of continuous use, weighing only 75g.
The Logitech G303 Shroud Edition will be available for $140 on Newegg. For those who want a visually striking gaming mouse, better keep looking, for those who want a tool with which to destroy their rivals here they have almost the best, another thing is that their skills are up to the task.
|DESIGNED FOR CLAW GRIP AND SHOOTING GAMES||THE USB CABLE IS BASIC|
|STRONG AND PRECISE GRIP, WEIGHT ONLY 75 G||NOT SO COMFORTABLE FOR PALM OR FINGERTIP GRIP|
|LIGHTSPEED WIRELESS CONNECTION|
|70 H OF AUTONOMY WITH CONTINUED USE|
|SENSOR HERO 25K|