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Logitech G203 Prodigy review

Logitech's venerable G203 design is small and generally quite cheap but it's also very basic so there are better budget mouse options.

Logitech G203 Prodigy review

Our Verdict


A capable small mouse but other cheap mice offer more for your money.

The Logitech G203 has been the company’s budget, wired gaming mouse option for years, and while that longevity could be seen as a testament to a good design, Logitech could do with issuing an update now. It’s a petite mouse, measuring around 10mm shorter and 3-4mm narrower than many rivals. Its lozenge-like shape is much less contoured to the curves of your hands too.


The left and right buttons have slight dips in their middle to help center your fingers, but otherwise it’s a largely convex shape that’s not particularly nice to handle. It’s also surprisingly heavy for its size, weighing 85g.

Despite this not overly accommodating shape and weight, the G203 is still easy to use and works well for fingertip grip with most hand sizes, and even works for palm and claw grip with small hands.

You get just one extra button – a DPI button behind the scroll wheel. It’s large enough to be pressed with the base of the middle finger when required but otherwise doesn’t get in the way.

Logitech doesn’t state the type of switches used in the G203, but they feel reasonably crisp and responsive. However, they’re loud, producing a hollow, echoey noise that doesn’t evoke the hefty engineered feel of the Kailh switches and belies the petite size of this mouse.

On the underside are the optical sensor and four tiny glide pads that will wear down quicker than larger pads. The former is basic by today’s standards but we didn’t notice any major hiccups during our gaming sessions. More of a concern when gaming is the cable. It’s slim but still has significant, distracting pushback compared to modern lightweight braided designs.

Logitech G203 Prodigy and cons


  • Reasonably comfortable shape
  • Neat RGB lighting
  • Functional overall design


  • Heavy by modern standards
  • Older sensor than some rivals
  • Relatively stiff cable

Logitech G203 Prodigy specs

The Logitech G203 Prodigy specs list is:

Weight 85g
Dimensions (mm) 62 x 117 x 38 (W x D x H)
Sensor Logitech optical – 8,000 DPI, 25g acceleration, 200 IPS
Buttons 6 (left, right, scroll wheel, back, forward, top-mounted DPI)
Cable 2.1m, rubber coated
Battery life N/A
Extras RGB lighting

Logitech G203 Prodigy price

The Logitech G203 Prodigy price is $35 / £32, making it a cheap mouse, though its features and build quality match that low price.

Price: Expect to pay $35 / £32

Logitech G203 Prodigy review conclusion

Compact, cheap, and reasonably stylish, the G203 is fine as a small mouse design. However, it could do with an update to include a modern lightweight cable, lighter overall build and better sensor. For our top mouse choices, check out our best gaming mouse guide.