The G403 is a part of the new Prodigy line from Logitech, reportedly engineered to make high-end gaming gear more approachable. By reducing the number of buttons and evoking a classic design, the venerable peripheral company hopes to attract the elusive casual crowd without sacrificing their hardcore gaming pedigree. The G403 is the centerpiece of this outreach effort, but can Logitech reach such a broad audience with a single product line?
Stylish and understated
Gaming mice are often defined by their exotic shapes, but the Prodigy line takes things back to basics. Logitech employs a classic design for the G403 that feels natural and familiar, with a slightly tapered grip where your thumb and ring finger rest on the mouse, it glides across most surfaces with ease. It’s a stark contrast against other popular gaming mice like the Razer Naga, which boasts 12 buttons and a more unconventional shape. It’s utilitarian but not very approachable, and feels a bit wide in the hand.
The Logitech G403 just barely flirts with ‘gaming gear’ conventions by jazzing up its matte black finish with RGB LEDs under the G logo and the scroll wheel. Both of which are programmable via the Logitech Gaming Software, but we’ll come back to that. It’s understated and stylish without being ostentatious – you could use this thing in the office and nobody would bat an eye.
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