Logitech this month introduced its new G203 Prodigy gaming mouse that combines a classic aesthetic with a high-resolution sensor, programmable buttons and RGB LED lighting. What is important is that the mouse is considerably less expensive than typical gaming mice.

Computer mice have greatly evolved in the past decade as manufacturers try to offer better ergonomics for different types of users and applications. Many mice today feature additional buttons and/or a rather fancy shape because their producers try to address hardcore gamers or prosumers looking for maximum comfort during their many-hour game or work sessions, with many users preferring different grips and layouts. The Logitech G203 Prodigy is promoted as a departure from the concept of complex design and we are told it brings ergonomics back to basics - the new mouse is made to resemble a simplistic shape that popular mice are known for, but we are told it can be done without sacrificing usability.

The Logitech G203 Prodigy is based on one of the company’s in-house-customized sensors with on-the-fly adjustable resolution (200-6000 DPI) along with an ARM processing core that supports USB report rate of 1000 Hz (appropriate software is required for relevant operating systems). Just as in the case of the higher end devices, the G203 Prodigy can be completely reprogrammed using Logitech’s software and then used on different PCs since button configuration is stored inside the mouse. Finally, developers of the G203 could not ignore the trend and installed a programmable RGB LED into the G logotype on the mouse.

One of the important aspects of the Logitech G203 Prodigy is its price: the company sells it for $39.99 in the U.S. and for €44.99 in the E.U., which is below the price of typical gaming mice that may retail for well over $100. Knowing that Logitech develops various product designs, high-resolution sensors and other components in-house, it is likely that the creation of the G203 Prodigy is a response to the demand of potential customers rather than an attempt to address a lower-end market segment currently controlled by various bulk production companies with a cheap product. The G203 Prodigy is made in Switzerland and thus passes all the rigorous tests that Logitech uses to promote the quality of its products.

As pointed out on Twitter by @AfterPad, this is an update to the previous generation Logitech G102.

Meanwhile, an interesting thing to consider is that the price of the Logitech G203 Prodigy will be very attractive not only to gamers who do not need fancy design, adjustable weight or plenty of additional buttons, but also makers of higher-end PCs designed for gamers. The G203 Prodigy is the most affordable gaming mouse from the company and thus becomes a good candidate to be supplied with pre-built systems.

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Source: Logitech

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  • Inteli - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - link

    That $50 wasn't MSRP, this is. It'll probably drop $10 fairly quickly, and there isn't any single mouse better than this at that price.
  • Michael Bay - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - link

    You can always get G100s at about 20 though.
  • Inteli - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - link

    The AMO10 in the G100s has a much lower PCS than the sensor in this. If you play shooters at a low sensitivity, it's pretty easy to make a G100s spin out.

    Plus muh RGBz
  • fanofanand - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - link

    This looks really nice! I don't need 30 programmable buttons I just want a mouse with clear click detents and is comfortable in my hand.
  • haukionkannel - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - link

    So true... I will eventually need a replase to my old sturdy G5. Hopefully this is as good as it has been. Wanna see some test!
  • idealego - Friday, January 20, 2017 - link

    "The G203 Prodigy is made in Switzerland"

    I guess that's supposed to say "designed in Switzerland" since I can see "made in China" on the bottom of the mouse in the photo :)
  • Inteli - Friday, January 20, 2017 - link

    The sensor is made in Switzerland.
  • mobutu - Friday, January 20, 2017 - link

    "could not ignore the trend and installed a programmable RGB LED"
    one of the most disgusting trends of the industry lately.
  • jabber - Saturday, January 21, 2017 - link

    I have a $10 Logitech laser mouse thats gone through four years of Torchlight 1 and 2 and Diablo 2 and 3. Not to mention hours and hours of other games and work. Still as fresh as the day I got it. Some folks just cant take care of their kit.
  • nikon133 - Sunday, January 22, 2017 - link

    Symmetrical mouse without side buttons for left-handed. Why?

    As a left-handed person... I understand when they shape mouse exclusively for right hand, and equip with buttons accordingly. I really do. But this mouse is already half-way ambidextrous. Wouldn't two extra buttons be justified with 20% more potential customers...?

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