Logitech has been a staple for my video game peripherals for the past several years, and their products never disappoint. Over the last several weeks, I have had the joy of testing the Logitech G305, one of the gaming mice that they offer. With a price tag of $59.99, I have some thoughts, and it’s time to share said thoughts to you guys. If $59.99 is too much, the G305 has a little brother in the G205, which is a wired version of the same mouse.
The first highlight of the mouse is that it’s incredibly, incredibly light. This mouse is only 90 grams, and for a mouse, that is a great feature. This mouse is light enough where I can just throw it into a backpack and use it for the day without much worries. It’s durable, and even in my bag with various pieces of equipment, the mouse hasn’t been scratched or damaged yet. I was surprised at how nice it still managed to feel in the hand. The mouse fits comfortably and can be further configured using Logitech’s G Hub software application, which can assign profiles and different uses for the buttons on the mouse. There is also a nice multi-colored LED that tells you what DPI mode your mouse currently has enabled.
I’ve been trying to get the battery life down to zero, with little success even after days of heavy usage. Even with a single AA battery, this G305 mouse has a huge battery life, with the company saying it’s around 250 hours. During the course of my testing as a daily driver mouse, I have to be approaching near the 200-hour mark and the mouse is still going strong.
My usage mainly stemmed from office-related tasks, with some light gaming in between. The tasks I was performing on the mouse involved a lot of internet research for clinical topics, Microsoft Office usage, and using the mouse for video editing on Final Cut Pro X. During long sessions, this mouse never felt uncomfortable in the hand. Being able to configure the buttons to do whatever tasks I wanted it to do was useful, whether it was assigning shortcuts or using it for internet purposes.
In my gaming tests, the mouse was very smooth. It kind of blows my mind how well Logitech’s engineers have made their sensor, which they dub the HERO sensor. Their sensor goes all the way up to 12,000 DPI, and it retains its accuracy. Their products that use this sensor are a cut above the rest: there’s no latency issues, and it remains a joy to use even after almost 200 hours of testing.
Overall, Logitech G has knocked it out of the park. I love the mouse for its lightweight feel. It has a sleek appearance without appearing tacky, and the battery runs for a long, long time. The minimalism is entirely welcome for those who work in an office environment and need something a little more subdued. This mouse has actually replaced another Logitech product I’d been using for the last few years, the Logitech MX Anywhere mouse. My only complaint is that this mouse does not have Bluetooth capabilities, which would make this already-great product even more of a killer. I only am mentioning Bluetooth because as you may or may not know, the more recent MacBook Pro lineup eliminated the USB-A ports and has instead switched over to USB-C. While I can use it with a dongle, it’s a minor inconvenience at its worst, but should work out perfectly fine for a vast majority of users. Based on the price point and features it provides, this is an excellent daily driver mouse and a great choice for gamers on a budget who want quality products.