Logitech g305 wireless gaming mouse review – ign electricity billy elliot chords


Battery life is another concern in regards to wireless mice, but the G305 has some impressive figures in that department. A single AA battery will keep the mouse running for up to 250 hours with the previously mentioned 1ms response time—not too shabby for a mouse offering that level of performance. But if you’re just using the G305 for general work applications or surfing the web, you can drop it into “endurance mode” via Logitech’s software and the mouse will reportedly run for nine months on a single battery with an 8ms response time. That’s a handy feature for anyone who needs a laptop mouse for the road, since it can still offer precision gaming performance when needed.

Missing from this equation, however, is Logitech’s Powerplay technology. Last year’s G903 and G703 are compatible with a Powerplay mousepad that provides wireless charging. Clearly, the AA battery setup works great, but it would have been nice if the option for Powerplay compatibility was available. Then again, it probably would have increased the price, negating one of the G305’s main benefits. Software

As is the case with most Logitech peripherals, every device can be controlled and modified using the company’s Logitech Gaming Software. The latest version of LGS provided to me during this review carries on the same streamlined features and ease of use as the previous versions. While there’s no flashy lighting or customizable RGB effects on the G305, there is a bit of customization available.

All six buttons on the G305 can be assigned new functions via simple drop-down menus. There’s a range of different pre-set options you might expect for the thumb buttons, for example. But if you want to dig in further, it’s also possible to assign macros. Personally, I’ve never found too much use for customizing mouse buttons—particularly a simple, six-button mouse—but it’s nice that the option is there and easy to use. More importantly, the software allowed me to customize DPI settings to my liking. Behind the mouse wheel is a button that lets you toggle DPI presets, and you can have a maximum of five, or less if you’re like me and prefer having just two presets. Setting up a slow DPI for certain game types and a fast DPI for others makes things super easy. But you can load up to five presets, if you wish. The LGS is also where you can switch the mouse’s response rate if you want to extend its battery life for taking it on the road. Gaming

The G305 is an excellent wireless gaming mouse. I spent many hours playing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Overwatch, and Far Cry 5 and was immediately impressed by both the responsiveness and simplicity of this affordable mouse. When it comes to speed and accuracy, the HERO sensor is absolutely flawless. Whether I was making a quick turn-around in Overwatch or using the lower DPI setting for headshots in PUBG, the G305 never let me down. Acceleration is incredibly smooth, and sudden stops felt completely accurate. The mouse glides exceptionally well, particularly on a hard surface mouse pad.