Logitech announces new G300 gaming PC mouse

PC peripheral maker Logitech has had a long history of releasing high end gaming PC mice. Most of these products also have a fairly high price. Today the company announced a new gaming PC mouse model, the G300, that happens to have a lot of features you would see in an expensive mouse. The big difference is that the G300's price is a bit more reasonable at $39.99.

The mouse itself has an optical sensor that has sensitivity levels of 2500 dpi. It has a total of nine programmable buttons including two placed just behind the scroll wheel. It also has onboard memory that allows gamers to store up to three different kinds of PC game control profiles. The mouse comes with three default profiles that will work for first person shooter games, MMO titles or even regular PC works. The included software allows players to alter those profiles with changes made to the button controls, the dpi settings, and even the report rate settings. The G300 also includes on-board lighting that allows gamers to assign one of seven colors to each of their gamer profiles. Look for the mouse to be put on sale sometime in September.

In related news, Logitech has announced it will be attending PAX Prime in Seattle on August 26-28. The company is teaming up with NCsoft to let attendees play Guild Wars 2's PvP features at its booth with 10 dedicated stations. It will be the first time that US players will get a chance to go hands-on with the PvP portion of the upcoming MMO from developer ArenaNet.

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I'll be taking a look at this one. Recently sent back a CM Storm Inferno due to firmware issues. This mouse looks to be fairly close to the Inferno, which I liked from a comfort perspective.

"The mouse itself has an optical sensor"

Stopped reading there (I didnt obviously but just making a point )

htcz said,
"The mouse itself has an optical sensor"

Stopped reading there (I didnt obviously but just making a point )

Probably because it's a darkfield sensor instead of laser. Laser is better than optical, dark field is better than laser, like MS' blue light sensor.

I just returned my G700. The extra buttons were nice, but I like this one even better. I don't care about gaming, I just want a mouse with extra buttons and I'm pretty much forced to go with a gaming mouse.

I have a Logitech Nano that lasts for weeks with heavy use, the G700 in wireless mode and power savers all turned out only lasted 1 single day if I was lucky. Ridiculous.

I really like the design and the price is right too.
I'm using a Cooler Master Sentinel but I would buy on of this.

I'm going to keep my DeathAdder.

What Logitech should do is make a diNovo Mine 2 that actually works and with a good trackpad. You know unlike the diNovo Mini that keep loosing connection and have one of the worst trackpad i've ever seen.

LaP said,
I'm going to keep my DeathAdder.

What Logitech should do is make a diNovo Mine 2 that actually works and with a good trackpad. You know unlike the diNovo Mini that keep loosing connection and have one of the worst trackpad i've ever seen.

I've never had any connection issues with my DiNovo Mini. Do you use the included dongle, or some other Bluetooth?

As far as a track pad goes, it's fine, if a little small

I use Bluetooth cause the dongle is broken and i can't find a place where i can order a new one. But i have no problem with my Bluetooth wireless headset just the diNovo mini.

I'm not the only one search on google you'll see a lot of people having this problem.

It's sad cause it's a great kb.

shinji257 said,
Looks like it would work well for both lefties and righties.

It lists being ambidextrous on the logitech site so yes

x-byte said,
Interesting. But I have fallen in love with my Roccat Kone + .

+1, I have since given mine away and still have a Roccat kova and a kova + in my wardrobe. Kind of wish I never did give it away but I'm happy enough with my Razer Mamba

I recently upgraded from my MX518 that I purchased in 2005. After 6 years, I decided to get another MX518. Here's to 6 more years.