Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED Mouse Review In 2023
The Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED is a solid gaming mouse made of plastic that can be used wirelessly. It connects with a USB receiver and gets its power from a single AA battery. Its egg-shaped body is almost identical on both sides, and there are two side buttons on the left and a button behind the scroll wheel that, by default, acts as a CPI button. This mouse is a bit on the small side, so it might not work well for people with very big hands. However, it feels as well-built and high-quality as some of Logitech’s more expensive mice. In terms of performance, it has a very low minimum lift-off distance and a click latency that is very low. You can also change the CPI in small steps over a wide range.
The Logitech G305 looks classic and has an egg-shaped, small body. It comes in matte black, matte white, matte lilac, or matte blue. It doesn’t have any RGB zones, and the only thing on the back is a small Logitech G logo. Check out the Logitech G303 Shroud Edition for a similar mouse that looks more like a diamond. If you prefer a white mouse but want RGB lighting, you might want to consider the Logitech G705.
The way this mouse is made is great. It’s made of a solid piece of plastic, and there are no loose or moving parts. It feels almost as high-end as the Logitech G Pro Wireless, which is much more expensive. But the palm rest panel that covers the battery and receiver storage area feels a bit more flexible than the other surfaces. This is to be expected, since it can be taken off. Still, it doesn’t change how the mouse works when it’s being used normally.
The Logitech G305 is heavy for how small it is, and most of its weight is in the back. The Default Weight result includes a 15.10g AA Amazon battery that can be charged. The lowest weight is reached by using an adapter made of aluminum foil ball so that AAA batteries can be used. The aluminum foil ball that was used to get this result has a diameter of 5.8mm and a reference weight of 0.2g. The Energizer Ultimate Lithium battery used is a AAA battery with a reference weight of 7.60g.
Check out the Fantech Aria XD7 if you want a lighter option that has a similar shape.
The Logitech G305 wireless is a very comfortable device. Even though this mouse is slightly curved and has side buttons on the left side, it should work well for both left-handed and right-handed people. Due to its small size, it’s best for people with smaller hands, but anyone can use a fingertip grip to use it. Check out the Logitech G403 Prodigy Wireless if you want a wireless mouse that leans to the right.
The Logitech G305 has a good number of buttons, including two on the side and a CPI button that is separate from the scroll wheel. Even the left click can be set up in a certain way. You can also set up a G-Shift button that gives you access to another set of commands as long as you hold it down. Strangely, you can set a button as a profile switch, but the onboard memory only supports one profile, so the button doesn’t do anything.
The click latency of the Logitech G305 is very good. It feels very responsive when playing any type of game, including competitive and reaction-based ones. A wireless gaming mouse usually has a small amount of inconsistency. But this difference is within a very small range, so you won’t be able to tell any difference in click latency when you use it.
You can choose between four polling rates: 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz. The sensor works well whether you move the cursor quickly or slowly. Also, the lift-off distance is short enough that the sensor shouldn’t be able to track your movement as you move the mouse.
3. OPERATING SYSTEM AND SOFTWARE
The software for customizing offers a wide range of changes and options. Even though the mouse has its own memory, you can only store one profile at a time on the mouse itself. You can make and save other profiles, but to switch between them, you have to open the software. During testing, there were no software problems, but many online users have reported problems with Logitech’s G HUB software, such as problems starting up, freezing, and not being able to connect to some devices. If you’ve used Logitech G HUB with this mouse and would like to share your thoughts, feel free to leave a comment in the discussions.
The Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED we tested was white, but it also comes in black, lilac, and blue. There is also a K/DA-colored version that is part of a collaboration with League of Legends. This mouse is sometimes called the Logitech G304 LIGHTSYNC in places other than North America. As far as we can tell, the only difference is in the name. We expect that our test results will still be valid for this variant with a different name. The Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED is a good gaming and office mouse with a reliable, high-performance sensor and an egg-shaped body that works for both left-handed and right-handed people. Its software for making changes works with both Windows and macOS. This mouse is also a popular choice for people who like to change the way their peripherals work.