5.0 out of 5 stars | An upgrade from G-Pro, 203,102, etc. & my favorite mouse so far.
As yet another G Pro user, I am extremely happy with this mouse, and will also be using that as a point of reference for this review. Build quality is excellent, feels sturdy, perfect weight for me (I actually welcome the couple extra grams of weight from the G-Pro, no need for those AAA - AA converters for me) I have absolutely no rattle, and the buttons feel great. No RGB on this mouse, which I'm perfectly fine with. The feet are slightly slimmer and longer than the G-Pro, and there's also an additional small circular foot on the bottom, I think this does actually help quite a bit with the weight distribution as your hand is on the mouse. The left/right click feel as though there's a slight bit more travel distance from the G-Pro, but overall very responsive and consistent. The thumb buttons have MUCH less resistance and are very light and also feel slightly more chiseled than the G-Pro. I also notice the switch of the bottom thumb button somehow feels angled better for clicking using the middle of your thumb. The scroll wheel is set deeper in the mouse and is scrolls clickier than the G-Pro, but will likely smooth out a bit over time. I saw some reports of it being hard to click - this is not the case for mine, it's even easier than that of my worn-in G-Pro, and feel much nicer overall. The DPI button feels exactly the same as the G-Pro, just slightly smaller. The new Hero sensor is perfect. I cannot spot a single flaw, and while it can be extremely difficult to notice any difference between the PMW3366 and the Hero (especially considering wired vs wireless), I do definitely accept the claim that it is better. I can't speak on the battery life yet, as I'm not 250 hours into a battery to tell you if that's a true statistic or not, but I'll edit later if it is something to groan about. Not much to say about software either - it works. If you're familiar with Logitech software it's about the same for all. All that said, if you like the shape of this mouse (G-Pro, 203/102, general small ambi mice), you'll be happy with an upgrade to this - and yes, it IS an upgrade in my opinion. TLDR: Good mouse. Good sensor. 5/5.
Reviewed in the United States on May 26, 2018 by Tony S
5.0 out of 5 stars | n00b perspective
Update, 11/21 I’ve been using this mouse daily for about three years and it’s going strong. It’s by far the best mouse I’ve ever owned: it’s light, very precise, and the battery lasts for months between changes. I very much want another one for my laptop, but I’m hesitating because somehow in the year 2021 it does not ship with a USB-C adapter — which means I would be plugging in an adapter in between this tiny receiver and my Macbook. This is insane! Even if the receiver was an extra option I would probably pull the trigger. But somehow Logitech has not seen fit to keep up with the times here. I guess three years ago when this came out the need for USB-C support was debatable, but it’s kind of embarrassing at this point. ————- initial review I'm not a gamer really, but got the G305 because I was tired of using mediocre mice and saw some good reviews of this one. It also looks clean and not insane on my desk like a lot of gaming mice. I just can't believe what a huge step up it is from literally every other mouse I've ever used. It's super light, super responsive, super smooth. I do use the DPI switch to quickly jump into slower, high detail tracking for detaily Illustrator or Photoshop stuff. Since there's no acceleration (which is essential for accuracy I gather) most of the time keep it set to a faster DPI mode to get around my big iMac 5K screen faster. Even at a fast tracking speed, there's so much precision that I have very little trouble putting the cursor exactly where I want it. One issue / question: on my Mac, I can't get the Logitech Gaming Software to recognize the G305 at all, so I can't customize the side buttons. It's not a huge deal, but I'd love to fix it if possible. I know the overlap between gamers and Mac users is basically zero, but: anybody here seeing this same issue? EDIT: it seems the Mac version of the software is now functioning (though it's clunky), so I'm able to assign custom functions to the buttons, change the DPI settings, etc.
Reviewed in the United States on May 22, 2018 by Art Vandelay
4.0 out of 5 stars | Favorite mouse shape (owned a G Pro since release)
Favorite mouse shape (owned a G Pro since release). The mouse clicks are a bit heavier than the pro, the middle mouse click is lighter with scroll steps being more defined, and the side buttons have a small increase in travel. The wireless connection also appears to be just as good as the wired on the pro (using the range extender set at the back of my desk). The addition of another mouse foot on the back center of the mouse is also a nice touch. Definitely use lithium batteries if you buy this mouse! They're lighter and last longer, although a bit more expensive than alkaline batteries. -1 star because there is a definite sensor rattle when I shake the mouse, something my G Pro didn't have. I can live with it if it means getting rid of the wire though. (this is something that I think will depend on luck of the draw, review units did not have this rattle afaik)
Reviewed in the United States on May 21, 2018 by Hunter