Logitech G203 Lightsync review: The stylish 2020 budget gaming mouse

Price Fairness

Quality

Performance

Design

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PROS
  • Extremely fair price
  • Good shape
  • Three-zone RGB
CONS
  • Can be too small for large hands
  • Rubber cable

Peripherals don’t always have to be absolutely high-end. Many gamers are happy with a solid, affordable option that maybe has a decent design. With a price of about $ 30,00, the Logitech G203 is one of the brand’s cheapest mice.

The G203 Lightsync is fast, light, has six programmable buttons and a decent sensor. Additionally, you get to choose from various colors and the mouse even features nice RGB effects. This gaming mouse is absolutely budget-friendly, brings everything you need to the table and is one handsome piece of plastic at the same time.

Design

The Logitech G203 Lightsync is a wired mouse with a straightforward and symmetrical design. As expected in this price class, the mouse is made entirely of smooth plastic, but still gives you good grip while gaming. And honestly, combined with the RGB effects this actually makes for a pretty cool-looking mouse.

You also get to choose from various colorizations: The mouse is available in black, a combination of white and grey, blue tones and lilac.

Logitech G203 Lightsync RGB different color variants

With dimensions of 4,59 inches (116,6mm) height, 2,45 inches (62,15mm) width and 1,5 inches (38,2) depth the mouse is actually pretty small. It has a lightweight of 2,1 oz (85g) and thus can be moved very quickly over your table. Due to its size, the mouse definitely is best to use with small to medium-sized hands. It got an unusual low-profile shape, but remains comfortable to hold, even for longer periods.

On the left side of the mouse, you get two slim buttons that can be accessed easily with your thumb. The size of the buttons could be slightly bigger, but the tactile feedback makes using them still pleasant. The mouse has an almost ambidextrous design, but since the feature buttons are on the left side they can only be used efficiently by right-handed gamers.

Logitech G203 Lightsync dimensions

The two main mouse buttons are a bit louder than on other mice, but feel good to use. The scroll wheel however gets loud enough to be actually annoying when used too much. This is not the end of the world, but still, something to keep in mind for flappable people.

Combined with the clickable scroll wheel and the DPI-preset button, the mouse holds 6 buttons in total.

The G203 Prodigy was a rather simple, though very efficient gaming mouse. While having a lot of similarities, it only had one light zone to play with, while the newer G203 Lightsync has three different zones. Those zones extend around the rear of the palm rest and are assigned to the left, right and middle. The middle is the lit-up Logitech Logo that is sitting in the center, but unfortunately, the Logo’s color and pattern can’t be set to anything different from the rim. You can have gradual lighting effects sweeping from one side to the other though.

Performance

The Logitech G203 Lightsync uses a sensor with a range of 200 – 8.000 DPI. While the sensor is very accurate, it’s pretty much just what’s about to expect at this price point. Not absolutely amazing, but also not terrible.

Even though it’s an entry-level mouse, it is compatible with the G Hub app. The software is easy to use and intuitive, which is a big plus for a budget gaming mouse.

The mouse itself comes with 4 presets of DPI settings that can be customized in increments of 50 in G Hub. The software allows you to program one of your thumb buttons to set it to a certain DPI as long as it’s pressed. This allows you to program a sniper button, that slows your DPI down as long as you hold down the button, allowing for more precise shots. This is a cool feature that isn’t seen often on gaming mice in this price segment.

Logitech G203 Lightsync G Hub Software

The buttons can also be programmed to do certain windows tasks, open softwares, or execute shortcuts. You can create different color and button mapping profiles, that can be used for different games. This is really nice for a variety of gamers that like to further individualize their mouse.

In G Hub you can light sync (haha) all your different Logitech products to make them glow in unison, or turn the lightning effects off completely.

Verdict

This gaming mouse is basically the same as the G203 Prodigy, except that the RGB lighting game got upgraded.

While the sensor is pretty much average when compared to competitors, the design is probably one of the best you can get in this price range.

Logitech G203 Lightsync white

With the rising interest in budget mice, this price segment is much more competitive than high-end products. There are so many different brands, but the G203 Lightsync still does extraordinarily well. If you’re looking for an affordable allrounder that also is really well designed, then this gaming mouse is a safe entry-level pick.

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Price fairness
91%
Quality
78%
Performance
72%
Design
79%
  • 80%

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