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Logitech launches ambidextrous G300 gaming mouse

Logitech launches ambidextrous G300 gaming mouse

The G300 looks smart and features adjustable lighting

Logitech has today announced a new, ambidextrous addition to its G-series of gaming mice - the smart looking G300.

The news is likely to be greeted warmly by lefties, who are generally pretty poorly serviced by gaming mice manufacturers.

The symmetrical shape of the G300 hasn’t forced any compromise in specifications either as the mouse boasts a 2,500 DPI optical sensor, adjustable polling rate and is festooned with programmable buttons.

As with most gaming mice the G300 also sports a small cache of onboard memory so yo can take your settings with you on the move.

As it’s a gaming mouse the G300 also features programmable lighting, because we know how important it is for your mouse lights to match your desktop background. Logitech also calls the mouse ‘compact’, meaning it may not be suitable for those with large dinner plate sized hands. We’ll obviously have to wait till we get our hand on one to see just how much of a bugbear the small size is though.

Pricing wise Logitech has said that the G300 should retail for $39.99 when it hits the shelves in September and that it’ll be available at all the usual online retailers.

Are you a southpaw that’s struggling to find a mouse that’s right for you? Do you like the look of the G300? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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SchizoFrog 23rd August 2011, 12:48 Quote
Knowing how I hold and use my mouse I would be hitting the two top buttons all the time with my third finger whichever hand I used. Surely I wouldn't be alone in this?
Romashka 23rd August 2011, 13:00 Quote
Not for me, get used to have TeamSpeak on the Thumb buttons, and its awkward desine to have buttons on the right side of the buttons i think
SpAceman 23rd August 2011, 13:15 Quote
I find ambidextrous mice to be a bit of a half ass way of doing it. Sure lefties can use it but its still no where near as good as a fully right or left handed mouse. How about a mouse with a shell that can be swapped depending on the desired ergonomics? A bit like the G9 if you know what I mean.
SaNdCrAwLeR 23rd August 2011, 13:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by SpAceman
I find ambidextrous mice to be a bit of a half ass way of doing it. Sure lefties can use it but its still no where near as good as a fully right or left handed mouse. How about a mouse with a shell that can be swapped depending on the desired ergonomics? A bit like the G9 if you know what I mean.

you mean... like the Habu? :D
demonisch 23rd August 2011, 13:47 Quote
I am a leftie. I am currently using a razor diamondback which is ambidextrous. The C300 mouse looks interesting although I am concerned about the "small hand size" issue that you mentioned.
B1GBUD 23rd August 2011, 14:34 Quote
My daughter is a lefty, mainly when writing, but she has no issue using her right hand for the mouse.... come to think of it, she throws with her right too.
MrJay 23rd August 2011, 16:16 Quote
My grandads a leftie, but he had it beaten out of him when he was in school...

On a related note i agree, an ambidextrous gaming mouse seems a bit silly, but i guess if there is a market for it?
Would be cool to be able to clip and unclip pads on the left and right hand side to suit both lefties and rights grip?
Dedlite 23rd August 2011, 18:00 Quote
Hmmm, I have a CM Storm Inferno, which looks similar. I don't see any thumb buttons though, where the Inferno has 3, and you can move in a different configuration with a panel which clips on and off. Only 35 quid too.
Neilc 23rd August 2011, 19:04 Quote
Not interested in a ambi mouse - I have a Razor diamondback and although its good and ambi, I need something to fill my massive farmer hands, as gets uncomfortable after a couple of hours!!
Madness_3d 23rd August 2011, 20:17 Quote
Liking Symmetrical XD
llOriginll 23rd August 2011, 20:18 Quote
I'm a lefty, use a razr lachesis and love it as I have large hands.

The idea of a compact mouse doesn't appeal to me and I've never liked logitech mice. Clearly am picky.

Or I need something to fill my massive farm hands coming from the southwest *leshrug*
SchizoFrog 23rd August 2011, 20:28 Quote
I don't know why these companies don't just bite the bullet and make a proper left version of a good mouse, like the G500. No one right handed is going to use an Ambi Mouse and it just says '**** you lefties'.
Sloth 23rd August 2011, 21:40 Quote
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Originally Posted by SchizoFrog
I don't know why these companies don't just bite the bullet and make a proper left version of a good mouse, like the G500. No one right handed is going to use an Ambi Mouse and it just says '**** you lefties'.
My last mouse was the ambidextrous Diamondback which others have mentioned earlier, it can be done right, it's just not easy. Methinks most ambi mice are smaller because larger mice tend to be more form fitting and thus harder to cater to both orientations. A small mouse will have less ergonomics which can fit with both pinky and thumb, such as with this Logitech mouse where each side simply has a generic finger groove.

It really can't be hard to make left handed versions, though. Just a matter of mirroring everything in their design program.
rv88uk 23rd August 2011, 23:39 Quote
I'm a lefty but I've never really considered using a left-handed mouse, grown up using it on my right and I guess it stuck. I'm kind of curious to see if left handed control is more accurate now, although it would mean buying a new mouse at some point.
The_Beast 24th August 2011, 00:05 Quote
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Originally Posted by Madness_3d
Liking Symmetrical XD

That's how all ambidextrous mice are; draw half, mirror, sell
malcolm 24th August 2011, 05:04 Quote
I've never met a leftie that uses the mouse in the left hand (I'm a leftie), are there many users on here that do? Makes WASD a pain in the butt I imagine?
slothy89 24th August 2011, 05:32 Quote
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Originally Posted by malcolm
I've never met a leftie that uses the mouse in the left hand (I'm a leftie), are there many users on here that do? Makes WASD a pain in the butt I imagine?
Half the staff at my work use the mouse left handed (oh&s recommendation)
With WASD surely they could use the arrows? Or OJKL? assuming the game has customisable mappings... Which seems to be reducing thanks to consoles :(
slothy89 24th August 2011, 05:32 Quote
Oh and I'm happy with my Microsoft Sidewinder X8 thanks :)
Ataraxia 24th August 2011, 10:32 Quote
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Originally Posted by malcolm
I've never met a leftie that uses the mouse in the left hand (I'm a leftie), are there many users on here that do? Makes WASD a pain in the butt I imagine?

I managed to get hold of a left handed MX610 early this year after having used an MX700 for years. It's so nice to have something designed for the correct hand at last! I do have the buttons set up right handed though - I'm so used to left button for left click, and using so many different computers as I do it's become natural instinct to do so.

UHJK for gaming all the way ;)
DC74 31st August 2011, 08:11 Quote
About time, i'm a leftie and tbh the only mice i've been able to use comfortably for years have been Microsoft ones. Now if only someone would apply this logic to joysticks with combined throttle setups allowing us to change the side we have the throttle on would be nice.
maha_x 3rd February 2012, 11:51 Quote
I have this mouse and I'm leftie. I'm a fingertip type controller and have found the size to be fitting. It's also very light, and I like it that way. My glove size is 10. The extra buttons are definitely a bonus for gaming, I like to have melee attack and grenade in there for example.

The top button in the middle is reserved for changing the profile, you can save 3 in the mouse or have different profiles per game in the software. You can also make macros, but I found it problematic that the macro could not combine mouse- and keypresses. The software also allows mouse1 to be moved from it's normal position but this seemed to result in headache... The middle mouse button is a bit skimpy, pushing it often results in mouse wheel actions also. It's good for secondary functions but very annoying if this happens in middle of combat. There also the usual DPI adjustments up to 2500dpi and polling up to 1000hz.

All in all, I find it descent for it's price. There may be better options for a higher price tough, havent used any.
Also I suspect this mouse to be more suitable to be handled by fingers than palm. The hump seems too short to support palm controlling. I'm not a palm controller tought, so it's just guestimating...
leslie 4th February 2012, 02:09 Quote
So it stores the profile.. Great, except there will be no way to properly back up or import that profile.

One of my biggest gripes with the G700, minor really, but still annoying
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