Not so long ago, we became acquainted with a new manipulator from Logitech – Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex, gaming mouse entry level in the G-series. Today we look at its so-called “Performance Edition”. At first glance, the new product is absolutely identical to the low-end model, but the main differences are inside.
Design and Ergonomics – Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex
Differences from the Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex, as already mentioned, at least here. Mouse body remains entirely made of opaque black plastic glossy elements are present, but their practicality for the location and number are not affected. Of the differences, which are noticeable at first glance, is to provide a braided cord tissue. Braid itself resembles that in the model G502 Proteus Core, covering quite slippery, and the cable itself is soft and light enough.
The most noticeable difference in the appearance becomes obvious when a mouse is connected to the PC. G303 Daedalus Apex received RGB-backlit logo and side areas. At the time, the implementation of the backlight in the G302 pleasantly surprised and even displaying only blue mouse is impressive, especially given the budgetary position.
NEW retained perforation honeycomb and now thanks to the new LEDs through a plurality of openings small area around the G303 can be illuminated by one of 16.8 million colors. Software Logitech Gaming Software allows you to adjust the illumination of a fairly wide range, there are multiple effects and choice of colors. Logo G-series on surface just received his illumination with extensive customization capabilities.
It should say that at the moment, Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex – an example of the most effective and high-quality implementation of the backlight in the gaming mouse. This is exactly the case when the backlight design complements, not only created to attract attention.
With regard to ergonomics, there is no change. The mouse has identical with the model G302 weight and dimensions. Recall that as before, the case of the novelty is very light and compact. Owners of small hands can use grip “palm” or “claw” for owners of large hands – “fingers” and “claw”. Pleasant change is two additional Teflon feet located on the bottom sides.
In the younger version of this was not enough, and when using the manipulator paired with fuzzy rug could feel unpleasant hooks sides of the mouse tissue. The older version is devoid of such nuances.
Praise, as before, deserve all the mouse button, both basic and additional. The course of the main keys to the maximum and rather short. Here, as they say, “all right.” Accidentally pressed not occur in principle, but it should be, especially when it comes to expensive and high-performance products.
Additional keys are in the same place as their course and response have not changed and they are still easy to use, the same holds true for the scroll wheel. For the main keys, Logitech claims the life of 20 million keystrokes – quite typical and a decent warranty period.
Equipment and software
About illumination we have already mentioned, now it’s time to talk about what makes gaming mouse gaming and whyLogitech G303 Daedalus Apex “Performance Edition”. Thus, the optical sensor mouse received PMW3366 with a maximum resolution of 12 000 dpi. Very impressive result, approaching that of the flagship – G502. A user can adjust the resolution of the sensor in increments of 50 dpi, as well as the polling frequency in the range from 125 to 1000 Hz. There are 5 levels of resolution, which can be selected at the touch.Tak same manipulator equipped with a 32-bit microprocessor and built-in memory to store three user profiles.
Firmware Logitech Gaming Software does not present unpleasant or pleasant surprises. Here we see the familiar functionality – the ability to reassign the action buttons and create macros, as well as the ability to calibrate the sensor at the desired surface. What we strongly recommend doing if you use mats, not from Logitech.
Logitech has quite unexpectedly released an improved version of a fairly good model G302 Daedalus Prime. The novelty has received a modern top-end filling, more functional lighting, braided cable and a familiar look and feel. Manufacturer’s recommended price is 69.99 dollars in the United States. Is it worth it to pay for the $ 20 compared to younger version? The answer is not obvious, especially given the fact that only 10 dollars more expensive flagship Mouse G502 Proteus Core offers much more functionality and customization capabilities. Is it worth it to pay attention to Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex? The answer is yes if you’re a fan of the symmetrical design of reinforced concrete and you need confidence in the quality of the manipulator.
+ Implementation of illumination
+ Updated stuffing
Did not like:
– High cost
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