Logitech G703

While I’m here to mostly test out the PowerPlay tech, I did go ahead and get photos of both of the mice they sent over. The G703 is a design I’ve been wanting to try out for a long time now. Its shape is a lot simpler and cleaner than most of the other Logitech G mice. They do have a few smaller Pro mice that have a similar clean look that I also would love to check out, but next to the 502, 602, 903, etc. it is a big difference.

So the G703 packaging has that same grey background with the metallic blue font for the product name in huge letters. I dig this look as it tells you right away that it is Logitech, shows the name of the product clearly, has a photo, and in a retail environment, I bet the whole lineup together looks awesome. The back of the box has a top-down shot of the mouse that shows its shape, I do normally prefer that a mouse have a window to get your hands on the shape to make sure it fits you but these photos at least help a little.

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Inside the mouse comes in a blue tray with a clear plastic over the top of it keeping it all in place. The cord is wrapped around the edge along with an included weight and the dongle tucked away. There aren’t any driver discs or anything, you just get a safety and warranty paper and a quick setup paper with a few line drawn instructions.

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So here is everything you get with the G703. The cord is the same cord available on previous Logitech Gaming mice like our G900 and of course, it matches the cord that came with the PowerPlay. One thing is for sure, if you buy a mouse and a PowerPlay you aren’t going to have to worry about cords for a while. It has that winged design to lock it into the Logitech mice, the micro USB plug on it is standard though. Then you get a coin like 10-gram weight if you need your mouse to be heavier, maybe to workout or something lol. Then the USB dongle is actually two parts. One is a Micro USB to normal USB adapter that you can plug the included cable into and then plug the dongle into. Then the dongle itself could plug into that or into your PC or laptop. The idea is you can keep the dongle up on your desk close by for a better connection and then when you need to charge the G703 you just unplug the winged bat cable you plug it right into the mouse and it turns into a wired mouse. Of course with PowerPlay none of that matters anymore.

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So the G703 has a clean look that at first might look ambidextrous but it is for right-handed use. You can see the right lean and the design only has the thumb buttons on the left side. The thumb area also has a little coke bottle shape to it both from the top and from the back views. I love when mice do this because I pick my mouse up sometimes and I can’t stand using grips, a little curve it all is needed to hook on to your thumb when you pick it up.

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image 30So the two triggers aren’t a unibody design, there is a tiny split at the back. The pivot from there, pushing down on Omron switches. They are rated at 50 million clicks as well so they should hold up well. The thumb wheel is rubber with a plastic strip up the middle with a touch of RGB lighting. The 90-degree line grooves in the wheel reminded me of the Bigfoot 5 tires from WAY back in the day. I doubt most of you will remember so I will include a picture below. The wheel has a down click button but no side to side. Then behind it is a smaller DPI profile button that lets you change between multiple DPI settings if needed.

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The side buttons are two different shapes, the front is longer to help with those with long thumbs and the rear is thicker to make it easier to reach if reaching back. For me, my thumb sits right at the split between them. Those are glossy but the rest of the sides have a slight rubber finish and the top of the mouse and triggers is pure plastic. The top-down photo below really shows off that thumb grove I was talking about before. Up under your hand there is also an RGB backlit Logitech G as well that matches the G on the PowerPlay.

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The bottom of the G703 has a few things going on. For gliders, it has a smiley face like partial curves at the top and bottom and then a small one around the sensor. There is only the Logitech logo and G703 branding when you look at first along with the G on the plastic insert. When you pull that out all of the required stuff is hidden up under there, I love that. That plug is blank and held in place with magnets. You push on the bottom and it tilts up. This is also where and how you install the PowerPlay Module. As for the sensor, the G703 uses a PMW3366. I love that Logitech isn’t giving it a proprietary name to confuse everyone, in fact, they have the sensor listed in the specifications like they are proud of it. It is an exclusive model to Logitech but it is based on the PWM 3360 that I always like. Dpi goes up to 12,000, not that it matters at all. IPS is up to 400 so that is good as well. 

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