Logitech - Logitech G203 Prodigy


Logitech G203 Prodigy mouse: a G Pro less swift, but much more affordable

Aprox. 29€

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At the end of 2016, Logitech launched a mouse dedicated to professional players, soberly called "Pro" (initially "Pro Gaming" and also called "G Pro"). A mouse unfortunately sold at a high price (79.99 €) despite a simple design and on-board technologies already proven by the Swiss manufacturer. Never mind, Logitech has decided to decline this mouse into a more affordable version (€ 39.99), the G203 Prodigy, which nevertheless has little to envy its big sister.

Positive points

Compact and light.

Pleasant handling, well placed buttons.

Convincing optical sensor.

Responsive buttons.

Integrated memory.

Robust design.

Bad points

Rather intended for right-handers despite its symmetrical shape (buttons only on the left edge).

Wheel without side buttons.

Slippery coating.

Our review


At first glance, it is difficult to find differences between the G203 Prodigy and the G Pro. The shell is identical, made of plastic with a grainy coating avoiding fingerprints, the finish is just as neat and the mouse always seems robust. Only the cable changes, since that of the Pro is braided when that of the G203 is sheathed. The latter is nevertheless quite flexible and does not seem especially less solid. In short, it is not in terms of design or ergonomics that the two mice are distinguished.

We also make the same criticisms of the G203, that is to say that if its ambidextrous shape seems interesting for left-handers, the presence of buttons only on the left edge significantly reduces the interest of this mouse for this fringe of users. Of course, this avoids involuntary activations for right-handers, but one could have imagined a different button layout or a removable button system like on the G900 to avoid these inconveniences. Alas, left-handed players will not turn to the G203 any more than to the G Pro.

The grip is not free from any reproach either. Indeed, if the plastic is not unpleasant in the hand, it remains relatively slippery, in particular on the edges, which can make lifting and rapid movements a little delicate. Fortunately, the small size of the G203 (116.6 x 62.2 x 38.2 mm), its low mass (85 g, 2 g more than the G Pro) and the inclination of its edges allow good maneuverability.

As long as you hold the mouse firmly enough, there is no contraindication for using it in low sensitivity, for example, even if we tend to prefer non-slip coatings on the edges to avoid any risk. . Small mouse requires, we prefer to use it with the fingertips or in claw. Only small hands can put all or part of the palm on it.

The G203 therefore aims above all a certain nervousness rather than comfort, and this is observed up to the main click buttons. Very sensitive, these also take advantage of the tension system that Logitech uses on its gaming mice since the G900: a small spring maintains the contactor of the button on that of the switch to improve the consistency of the click and its reactivity. If the G203 takes advantage of Omron switches, such as the G Pro, these are only guaranteed for 10 million activations (20 for the G Pro).

The two slice buttons are also quite convincing, producing a fairly straightforward click. Their small size, however, makes them less accessible than those of mice like the G403. The click of the wheel is also of good quality and has the good taste of not being too hard. Finally, the last button located above the wheel is used to change the sensitivity of the mouse on the fly. If it is not very accessible, it is reached despite everything without twisting your fingers too much.

For its part, the wheel is very good for the game, with its notches sufficiently well marked. No horizontal scrolling, on the other hand, it is a very basic wheel.

Mouse for player requires, we do not escape here the monozone RGB backlight which illuminates both the G logo of the brand and a small border at the base of the mouse. It has no function other than aesthetics and will therefore simply brighten up the offices of those who appreciate multicolored lights. Fortunately, this backlight does not disturb the use, the hand largely covering the illuminated areas. It is also possible to deactivate it.



The biggest difference between G203 and G Pro is in the bowels of the mouse, especially at the sensor. Exit the PMW3366 from Pixart, place a house sensor called "Mercury". Always optical, it displays lower technical characteristics: maximum supported acceleration of 25 g, operation up to a speed of 5.08 m / s and sensitivity adjustable from 200 to 8000 dpi. This is enough to satisfy players, very rare being the most nervous capable of exceeding such speeds, even by performing the large and rapid movements required to play in very low sensitivity. The same goes for the maximum sensitivity, largely sufficient to go so far as to meet the expectations of those who use several Ultra HD screens, for example (at 8000 dpi, a displacement of 1.2 cm is enough to make the pointer travel the full width of a UHD screen).

In practice, therefore difficult to fault this Mercury sensor, the difference with the PMW3366 being fairly strong. We can just notice a slightly better impression of fluidity with the Pixart sensor or the Hero sensor of the latest Logitech mice, but this is really not significant. In any case, we did not identify any defect in acceleration or stability during our tests.

Regarding surface recognition, if glass and other surfaces that are too bright or transparent should always be avoided with an optical sensor, we have not detected any particular problem here with fabric or plastic mouse pads, or even with our office slightly satin. The G203's sensor seems to behave as well as that of the G Pro.



Despite the use of a less swift sensor than that of the G Pro, the G203 Prodigy is doing with honors. Above all, its price half as low makes it much more attractive for players who are looking for a lively and robust little mouse, particularly suitable for FPS and Moba.