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Logitech G403 Prodigy Wireless Mouse Review

Logitech G403 Prodigy Wireless Mouse Review

Logitech’s dedication to gaming peripherals is perhaps only equalled by its desire to combine best performance with beneficial real-world features. For such a brief, the G403 Prodigy Wireless Gaming Mouse makes a fine study. We know it’s a clear shift from the cyborg-inspired G402 Hyperion Fury, yet this device claims a potent mix of performance, design and first-rate features. If it all comes off, Logitech could have something hot on its hands.

In The Box

  • Logitech G403 Prodigy Wireless Gaming Mouse
  • Charging/data cable
  • Wireless USB adapter
  • Cable adapter
  • 10g optional weight
  • User documentation


FeaturesLogitech G403 Prodigy underside

The G403 Prodigy’s headline is its reported gaming-grade performance. This is enabled by Pixart’s PMW3366, known by many as the best gaming sensor the world. What is evident is that the mouse combines any potential with natural curves and supreme flexibility of use. This flexibility is a running trend, best exemplified by the 1.8m data and charge cable. Great for allowing use of the mouse when charging, it can simply be disconnected when done, with the mouse resorting to its wireless dongle for connectivity. The dongle provided is low-profile, and a obvious bonus in an aesthetic trade-off against cable clutter.

Of course there is the option to leave the cable (with micro-USB to type A adaptor and dongle attached) plugged in. This isn’t tidy, but it does allow for wireless use with a quick changeover option when running short of power. Other features of note are found on the G403 Prodigy’s underside. A pop-out magnetic disc accepts the optional 10g metal weight provided. The difference one way or the other isn’t huge, but it is noticeable. Two low-friction feet offer good coverage, and a simple power switch is a sensible inclusion for smart power usage.

Logitech G403 Prodigy side viewDesign

What’s obvious is that Logitech has dsigned the G403 Prodigy for comfort. A compact right-handed mouse easy on the hand, the device is well-suited to claw and palm grips over long periods. Its smooth matte upper remains cool, and firm rubber panels on left and right of the body deliver a sense of tactile control. One aspect shouldn’t be overlooked: the drop-off to the right of the G403 Prodigy’s body is clear. More pronounced than the fall-away on the left-hand side, it’s a subtle bit of asymmetry ensuring two things. Firstly it anchors your hand improving control. Yet by promoting a slight outward rotation of the forearm, it also promotes a more natural, less stressful, arm position. A superb consideration.

Technical design is equally excellence. A standard six-button layout sees back and forward buttons well placed within thumb range. Left and right buttons are sensibly spaced, and an accessible DPI selector sits alongside a sturdy scroll-wheel. Essentials are covered, and what’s clear is that anything deemed unnecessary simply doesn’t make it onto the G403 Prodigy. This isn’t the mouse for multi-button MMO users (the Steelseries Rival 500 may be), or for adding multiple weights. Logitech’s aim is maximum accessibility and minimal fuss.


Logitech’s Gaming Software opens up the remaining features available for the G403 Prodigy. The LGS app is uncluttered, while containing all the features reasonably required of a gaming mouse. The depth of detail here might be considered overkill for more casual users, but the options are well ordered.

Ever-present is the information on mouse battery level. Yet the LGS app also covers all key options of modern gaming peripherals. Button, pointer and DPI settings, and customisable lighting options can be saved in three profiles. Each of these can be stored on the device’s on-board memory – great for switching between devices.

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The power section provides additional insights into usage based on your illumination settings, while surface-tuning options allow tweaking of the mouse to best suit Logitech surface defaults. You can also add and tune your own non-Logitech surface for maximum performance; another bonus for all-comers.

Finally heat map information is available, while additional options can be found in general settings. Angle snapping, profile cycling and additional options fill out what is a comprehensive and clear software suite befitting of the G403 Prodigy’s ease of use.


Performance is an absolute must of any device priced at £99, and the G403 Prodigy isn’t found wanting. This mouse delivers excellent response and lag-free operation regardless of usage. As expected, day to day tasks are handled without issue, yet it actually excels when pushed to the limit. The G403 Prodigy is consistently reliable in fast-paced in-game scenarios. It may or may not be a ‘faster’ mouse than the G402, but the response delivered here is superb. In fierce fire-fights, it reacts by accurately estimating small and larger ranges of movement. It is a truly controlled experience, and a great achievement.

That it maintains such high performance as a wireless device is testament to its development. The pairing of the PWM3366 sensor and Logitech’s 2.4GHz wireless connectivity really provides a compelling argument for a mouse that delivers across usage scenarios. Battery performance is good, and there’s little more that could be demanded here. Fully charged in under two hours, a full battery means 24 hours use. In terms of long-term performance, buttons on the G403 Prodigy are rated for 20 million clicks, and its feet for 250Km, so this is a mouse which should endure.

Logitech G403 Prodigy – Conclusion

With its Prodigy products, Logitech aims to deliver the highest possible quality for the broadest spectrum of users. The G403 Prodigy absolutely delivers on this, with great performance credentials. Dedicated gamers may prefer more personally suited or gaming-sepcific devices. However, the G403 Prodigy is the best cross-usage device I’ve seen, packing in ergonomic forethought, a strong design and feature set, and frankly surprising gaming performance and reliability. Such achievements aren’t to be expected of unassuming devices such as this, yet the G403 Prodigy Wireless Gaming Mouse fully deserves each part of its name. It covers each, and it could and should be an great choice for many.

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The Numbers

  • Sensor: Pixar PWM3366
  • CPI: 200 to 12,000
  • Max Speed: >300ips
  • Acceleration: >40g
  • Polling Rate: Max 1ms (1000 Hz)
  • Number of buttons: 6
  • Mouse weight: 107.2g
  • Cable Length: 1.8m
  • Lighting: LED (16.8 million colour)
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Kevin Pocock

Kevin is a tech-lover with over a decade's experience testing, reviewing and writing about all kinds of kit.

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