Yesterday I brought to you the news that some of Logitech’s popular gaming mice have been sold on Amazon UK, and now I come back to say that you should think for a lesser known cult favorite: Logitech G305 Lightspeed. At just 24 24, this wireless mouse is an absolute bargain for a critically acclaimed gaming mouse with a high-end Hero optical sensor, six programmable buttons, a lightweight design and rock-solid wireless.
So why is this mouse on top of the more popular G502 and G502 Lightspeed? Well, this mouse is cheap, for one, the current sale price of the G502 Lightspeed is also 58 – more than double what you have to pay for this beautiful G305. The G305 is a lightweight, sleek and small mouse, making it much more suitable for FPS and other fast-paced games where it can be difficult to flick in a large, heavy mouse position.
Given the price, the glasses here are incredibly tough. It uses the same Lightspeed wireless technology found on the more expensive G502 Lightspeed and G Pro wireless, which in some cases is faster and just as reliable as a wired connection – in my many years of using it, I have never found one. Mouse bug out, fail to connect or indeed display some unusual behavior. There’s also a Logitech Hero sensor that performs well and gives a sip of power, with mouse endurance contributing up to 300 hours of rating.
This brings us to the battery. I mentioned that this mouse was last sold, you can replace the included AA battery for a rechargeable lithium ion AAA battery and an adapter to hold it in the AA slot. See where I’m going with this? With a small stroke for battery life, you’ll get a significantly lighter mouse (84g vs. 99g), allowing the G305 to enter the ultra-light state and unlock more performance in Flicky first-person shooters.
This kind of entrepreneurial discovery symbolizes the G305, which has become a kind of cult classic among rat enthusiasts. There are hundreds of projects that use the G305’s rock solid sensor and wireless combo as a base, but switched to 3D printed shells, new mechanical switches and even completely new features. Just look at the number of 3D printed designs available online!
You may not be on that side of mouse modding, but I think it speaks to how well Logitech nailed the essentials here, and you can definitely feel it using the mouse in full stock form. There is a lot of love for this mouse and it doesn’t happen by accident!
Finally, before I leave you, I would also like to mention that the G305 comes in a nice selection of colors. None of these are as cheap as the standard Black model at £ 27, but if you are part of certain shades they are worth the premium. There’s blue, lilac, siphom green and white – nice isn’t it?
It does just that, so thanks for joining me again and I’ll catch you next time!