Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse, Hero 12K Sensor, 12,000 DPI, Lightweight, 6 Programmable Buttons, 250h Battery Life, On-Board…

(7 customer reviews)

$37.99

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  • HERO Gaming Sensor: Next-gen HERO mouse sensor delivers up to 10x the power efficiency over other gaming mice with exceptional accuracy and responsiveness thanks to 400 IPS precision and up to 12000 DPI sensitivity
  • LIGHTSPEED Wireless: Ultra-fast LIGHTSPEED Wireless technology gives you a lag-free gaming experience. The G305 wireless gaming mouse delivers incredible responsiveness and reliability with a super-fast 1ms report rate for competition-level performance
  • Ultra-Long Battery Life: The G305 wireless Logitech mouse boasts an incredible 250 hours of continuous gameplay on a single AA battery so you can play at peak performance without worrying about running out of power
  • Lightweight design: Thanks to an efficient mechanical design, the G305 gaming mouse weighs in at only 99 grams for high manoeuvrability
  • Compact, portable design with convenient built-in storage for included USB wireless receiver. Max. speed: > 400 IPS
  • Portable Convenience: The durable, compact design with built-in USB receiver storage makes the G305 means you can take it with you.
  • 2-year limited hardware warranty
Average Battery Life in hours

‎250 Hours

Brand

‎Logitech G

Item model number

‎910-005280

Hardware Platform

‎PC/Mac

Operating System

‎Microsoft Windows

Item Weight

‎3.36 ounces

Product Dimensions

‎2.45 x 1.5 x 4.6 inches

Item Dimensions LxWxH

‎2.45 x 1.5 x 4.6 inches

Color

‎Black

Power Source

‎Battery Powered

Batteries

‎1 AA batteries required. (included)

Manufacturer

‎Logitech

Country of Origin

‎China

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer

‎No

Date First Available

‎May 15, 2018

7 reviews for Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse, Hero 12K Sensor, 12,000 DPI, Lightweight, 6 Programmable Buttons, 250h Battery Life, On-Board…

  1. Steph

    Likes:
    – Sensor is easily the best I’ve ever used
    – Buttons have good tactile feedback, L and R click sound different
    – Battery life is great, love being able to switch from LO to HI modes
    – Performance is just as good as wired mouse, if not better with more freedom

    Neutral:
    – Scroll wheel is OK
    – Software is a little tricky to navigate but good. Recently noticed my DPI keeps changing, unsure if that’s due to a glitch in the software or if I keep accidentally tapping the DPI button without noticing..
    – Would have preferred a more ergonomic shape

    Dislikes:
    – Battery is mounted vertically and not horizontally, makes balance weird for claw-grips like me, but tolerable. Do not recommend for palm grip unless you have very small hands, get the G603 instead.
    – This weird gravity also makes me accidentally flip the mouse upside down occasionally when moving my hands quickly on and off the mouse. (e.g. to type, back to mouse, back to typing). A little annoying and would prefer this not happen, I don’t like throwing my mouse onto my keyboard.
    – Thought it would be nicer to have a lighter mouse, but this is too light in the wrong places and the balance is off
    – Rubber grommets on the bottom are dust magnets, which is insane because I keep my desk and mouse pad spotless yet they pick up dust like crazy. I’ve given up on cleaning it.
    – Scroll wheel is also a dirt magnet

    Normally my mice have defects in the clicking before the two year marks, so I hope this more expensive mouse will last quite longer. Will update review with lifespan of mouse when it breaks.

  2. Amazon Customer

    Before you get this mouse, i would really recommend getting an aaa to aa adapter as it makes the weight similar to the g203 or g pro.

    This mouse is a lot better than other similar Logitech mice. Compared to the G603, the removable back is much better quality (and wont fall off). The mouse wheel feels a lot better than the g603, and the G203. Its great quality overall, and is pretty much a wireless G pro which is a great mouse.

    Some people may not like the side buttons as much as they can be pressed with with less force, but i never use them.

  3. sjudenim

    I have mixed feelings with this mouse, it does have many strengths but ultimately I decided to return it. I had originally tried the MX Master 2S but it was very uncomfortable and gave me pain after only a few hours of use. In spite of my previous Microsoft mouse being larger than the G305, I decided that maybe a lower profile would be better and this gaming mouse was about the same length. It didn’t end up bending my wrist back like the MX did, but cramping of the palm occurred in a couple of days.

    PROS:
    Great sensor – tracks on most things without hesitation

    Adjustable DPI – with the software (downloaded from website) you are able to set the dpi to the exact setting you want as well as have 5 presets.

    Customizable buttons – while there are only a few, you can switch them around which is useful

    Scroll wheel – is a solid piece of rubber which should last longer than others that are plastic with a rubber strip that always wears away

    Looks good – in white

    Lightweight – that may or may not be a good thing for some, but it helps to relieve stress on the wrist over prolonged use

    CONS:
    Feels cheap – it feels like any mouse you would find for $20, not squeaky but quite flimsy

    Bad ergonomics – it’s to narrow and caused cramping in my palm after a day of use

    USB dongle – I had no connection issues so this is a little nit picky, but their is no edge to the dongle which makes it difficult to pull out of you computer with other things plugged next to it. It’s even hard to take it out of the storage place located in the mouse (the fact you can store it in the mouse is a plus though).

    As you can see, the PROS outnumber the CONS, so this might be a great option for some. But for me, the pain just isn’t worth it and neither is the price tag. I just don’t seem to have any luck with Logitech’s ergonomics, back to Microsoft for me.

  4. Petre I.

    I have been using a G Pro wired for the last 3 years followed by both a black and a white G305 on a desktop and a laptop for the last year. This review is about what I’d like to see in an updated version of the G305 mouse. I really hope that there will be an update because despite various points I will discuss below, it is the best mouse that I have used both in terms of performance and shape. The devil is in the details, and since most of the good design considerations that lead to better mice for us, the consumers are now well established and understood it is more important than ever to really pay attention to the details.

    1. Sensor: Bad sensors in gaming mice have become a thing of the past. Sadly this is not true for mice in general, but hopefully soon the “non-gaming” mice will catch on. More on this below. It is important to remember that laser sensors at one point almost took over. Market pressures and advertising every so often can lead to bad decisions.

    2. Connection: With the introduction of G305, wireless has become a viable option. I use my G305 with an AA to AAA adapter and a rechargeable AAA battery to reduce weight. My estimation is that I get about 400 hours on a fully charged AAA battery having set the mouse on HI Performance, 1000Hz. This is more than enough, and I think a very good option for both desktop and laptop use, having the ability to easily change rechargeable batteries a few times a year. This is an important accomplishment in the world of computer mice in general, as it should put more pressure on non-gaming mice and their sensors, which currently it hasn’t. Another great option introduced by Logitech is the charging pad, especially for a desktop. A battery whether integrated or replaceable will always add some weight compared to a wired mouse, but having no cable (no matter how flexible) has its own advantages. In order to reduce even more weight what I would really like to see in the future is the use of one AAA battery instead of AA (an adapter has its own weight) and rechargeable mice with a POWERCORE module integrated into the body, rather than requiring an add-on piece. A further reduction in weight might be possible by even removing the charging port, so it would be strictly designed for the recharging pad.

    3. Weight: G305 is light in weight, especially with an AAA battery, just under 90g, but it can be even lighter with a more aggressive design. Of course punched holes in the shell are not necessary and even not ideal as stronger and lighter thin shell is possible with a well designed construction. Although it is a marketing strategy, it reveals that consumers are not scared of seeing electronic components. It might be a useful thing to keep in mind when designing mice with replaceable batteries in order to reduce unneeded plastic used around battery compartments.

    4. Shape: I am a fingertip grip user. My hand is slightly over 7 inches from the end of my wrist to the tip of my middle finger. I probably have smaller than average hand for a guy, but likely about average overall. I really like the shape and size of G305 as well as the placement of its buttons and the texture of the plastic. It is not perfect, but it comes the closest compared to many gaming mice I’ve tried or used over the years. I do think that there is a small room for improvement, which I am showing in the image that I have included, but any changes made to the shape need to be handled with restraint. The only two areas of improvement that I see is making the mouse slightly wider with more ergonomic curves designed for right hand use only (with a separate left hand version).

    5. Buttons: I really like the number of buttons on G305 as well as their placement and mechanism. The mechanism for the two main buttons in particular is a great design which has been used by many of the top Logitech mice for years now, but it does lower the tension which makes the buttons too sensitive. My favorite buttons on a mouse were from Logitech G9x, and although great I wish the main buttons on G305 had the same mechanism as the ones on G9x. Additionally, there is a flaw and an obvious overlook during quality control in the design of G305’s two side buttons. The small PCB onto which the side switches are mounted is either thinner than originally intended, or ended up not quite in the right place, allowing a small gap between the plunger of the switches and the plastic buttons, making it necessary to press the buttons much deeper than they need to be in order to actuate the switches. I was able to fix the issue, but not without opening the mouse.

    6. Switches: This is an area that is long overdue for an overhaul. I’m not sure which company first started the trend many years ago of publishing the durability of their switches in number of clicks (10, 20, 30, 40 million), but sadly we have all fallen into a trap set by marketing pressures. Omron, the company that manufactures the switches do sell retail Omron switches with a branding on them Omron Japan, but not rated for this high number of clicks. Apparently some time ago mouse manufacturers decided to start using non-retail switches from Omron, likely at lower prices, which they then tested in-house and assigned the 20 million clicks that their marketing department made us think we need to have in our mice. The only problem being is that those non-retail switches are actually more often than not lower quality than their retail versions and the 20 million clicks rating being absolutely meaningless as it doesn’t represent real life variable pressure usage over time. When once the buttons of a regular mouse that came with an old PC might last for 10 years now might only last a few months before a “20 million” switch starts to misbehave. In case somebody is wondering, Omron D2F-01F for the primary buttons and Omron D2F-01 for the secondary buttons is what we need to have back in our mice. The F version has about half the actuation force, which is great for instant response and effortless repeated clicks, while the other version gives better tactility.

    7. Scroll wheel: It seems that for the most part a good design has become a standard among gaming mice. This means no side tilt, no free-spin, and step scrolling with just the right amount of force and feedback. Before buying G Pro I used G303 for about a year and a half. I can see a very clear evolution in the mechanism and encoders being used between G303, G Pro wired and G305. G303 had a fantastic scroll wheel with the only flaw being prone to debris interfering with the encoder sensor. G Pro wired used an encoder that becomes too loose, while G305 is pretty much perfect. There is room for improvement, however. The rubber ridges on the wheel of the G305 are unnecessarily small and pronounced, feeling unpleasantly sharp. The rubber texture of the G903 is a good example of a perfect rubber ring for a scroll wheel. The other area that can be improved is the middle button, and more specifically its switch. The mechanism of the wheel in G305 looks great and will likely allow the middle button to actuate with the same amount of force and give the same feedback as the other secondary buttons, but the switch needs to be Omron D2F-01. Currently the small switch that’s used is fine, but there are mice with Omron sized switches in the middle button and it is definitely an improvement.

    8. Software: G HUB needs refinement. This has always been a strong point for Logitech, and their software continues to be great both in terms of functionality and stability, but their new interface needs to be simplified for ease of use.

    9. Feet: The original feet are fine, but I didn’t use the mouse with them very long as I had to remove them in order to open the mouse to fix or change some of the parts as discussed above. Unfortunately Logitech still does not sell spare mouse feet for this mouse. This might be due to the fact that for some reason they decided to make one of them very small and with a different thickness than the other four mouse feet. Can we please have all mouse feet the same thickness, not have too many and too small, and not have them cover the screw holes?

    This would have to be it for now. As always don’t forget to disable “Enhance pointer precision” in Windows mouse settings, and in the unlikely event that somebody from Microsoft reads this, if possible, please kindly make it disabled by default, or better yet, remove the option completely. Thank you very much, and we’ll be grateful for years to come.

  5. Mr. A

    I was a bit apprehensive of wireless gaming mouse at first, but this one was great.

    Pros
    – There is almost no Input lag, which is critical in shooter games.
    – It has 1000Hz polling rate, which is not only critical for games in general, but significantly improves desktop experience as well.
    – The battery life is surprisingly good, despite having many features that would drain battery life.
    – The software (that you have to download from logitech) is excellent, and allows a bunch of customization.
    – It comes with a AA battery
    – It has a storage slot for the USB-A dongle
    – Good enough texture that allows you to hold onto the mice, even with sweaty hands. It’s not perfect, but gets the job done.
    – Good feet that feels just right with cloth mouse mats.
    – Onboard settings memory. Great for when you want to use this across multiple PCs.

    Cons
    – Compared to the G203 (The wired version of this mouse), the thumb buttons are a bit on the mushy side.
    – The battery cover on mine has a bit of a lip where it meets the left and right buttons. It honestly seems like the cover is slightly warped in that spot. It’s not a deal breaker, but worth mentioning.
    – With a AA battery, this thing is slightly heavy to the rear. (Using it with a AAA adapter will fix this problem)
    – The battery indicator is very simple. There is a low battery indicator right in the middle, but it’s usually covered up by your finger, and nearly impossible to see while in use. This means that the mouse will just suddenly have “low battery”, and stop working. The software, while it too can read battery levels, doesn’t seem to have a smart capabilities, and it seems to be off when used with a AA NiMH rechargeable battery.

    Despite some flaws, overall, I love this mouse, and I can see why it has such a large market for customized parts.

  6. Christopher Davies

    I rated 5/5 because I think what you get for the money is good, not because it’s perfect (at the time of writing I paid $30 including shipping). I’m going to rate the aspects important to me in a mouse on a scale of 10 and give a brief description why, as someone who games competitively.

    Shape/Form: 9/10
    Medium-size form factor. Nothing innovative here but it doesn’t have to be. It’s comfortable to use and cups in the palm nicely.

    Weight: 8/10
    I’m still not sure if there’s a point where a mouse can be TOO light. I personally haven’t found that point yet. I’ve used lighter mice than this and didn’t notice much of a difference. I don’t feel any extra fatigue using this one. Make no mistake though, this is a light mouse.

    Buttons: 9/10
    It’s not loaded with a bunch of extra buttons and I like that. Buttons are what a keyboard is for, not a mouse. That said it has robust mapping options in the software for the buttons it does have. I don’t do any special mappings but it’s nice the option’s there. I had to dock a point for the left and right click. I find the pressure threshold for clicking is TOO sensitive, to the point the mere gravity of my finger resting on the buttons engages a click. This resulted in me needing to permanently flex back my index and ring fingers so they wouldn’t trigger clicks. As a result I had to fold up a little piece of paper and slide it under the corners of the buttons to increase the pressure.. This was an easy hack so it doesn’t really bother me. It would be nice to have some mechanism to adjust click pressure in future models though.

    Wireless: 8/10
    The reception is good, it feels about as responsive as a wired mouse. I’ll only very occasionally get some response stalling for a 1/4 cm of movement of the mouse before it registers. And this only seems to happen if the cursor sits in the same position for a prolonged period of time. You also have to use a special dongle. It’s not the end of the world and I understand it’s for better performance, but it takes up another slot in your usb real estate and it would be nicer if I could use 1 dongle for all my peripherals instead of 2.

    DPI: 8/10
    This thing advertises 12K DPI and I bought it as a replacement for their 1K DPI standard logi mouse I got for $20. I have no way to test this but it doesn’t feel 12x faster. At max settings it feels 2x faster or AT MOST 3x. Now it could be some of this dpi is being used for smoother transitions between points of movement and it does feel smoother and less choppy than the $20 logi. It’s max speed setting is pretty good though. It’s hard to imagine you’d want much faster than this. It could still be smoother though and if it is indeed 12K dpi as advertised then I could imagine even higher dpi’s could be beneficial for the most elite levels of gaming. I think I’d prefere just a touch more sensitivity myself but this is very usable for competitive gaming and I think this would meet the demands of 99.9% of gamers.

    Closing Thoughts:
    Good mouse for the money. In the consumer electronics space in general I’d like to see some independent labs open up to test these electronics and confirm their claims of performance. I think logitech is a reputable company and I’m inclined to trust this mouse wields 12K dpi, but how could I ever confirm this? The residential electronics market has already solved this with the common UL (UnderwriterLabs) symbol marking system. This is a seal of quality and an independent confirmation of performance by an independent lab. This ensures reliable performance and protects the consumer against fraud. The current system we have for consumer electronics of relying on reviewers to write (potentially compromised) sponsored reviews is inadequate at this point. There are too many devices out there and the research expected of a single consumer to sift through this endless catalog is far too much.

  7. gabparrot

    EDIT: 5 months of use and it’s completely dead. It started right clicking randomly and I thought I was accidently pressing the button. But now it basically has a mind of its own. It’s clicking all over the place, I can’t get rid of the right click menus. Changing the battery, turning off and on again, trying in a different pc, drivers, etc. Nothing works except slamming it against my desk until it listen to me again for a couple minutes. This mouse keeps destroying my code when programming, closes apps, likes terrible facebook posts by itself and gets me killed when gaming. Not sure if haunted or faulty, but I DO NOT recommend it either way. The warranty claim on logitechs page is a joke and just takes you back to the FAQ and you can only “ask for support”. Very very disapointed

    Thumb buttons are hard to reach and slow to use. You have to click very deep before it clicks. It feels a little sluggish to me because of this. The rest of the mouse is a1. Consider this is you need your thumb keybinds to be fast and responsive. It felt like a downgrade from my g502 on ergonomics and the mechanical aspect of the buttons but still the best price:quality ratio for a decent gaming wireless.

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