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Logitech G403 Prodigy Review

Thereby hangs a tail…

Every computer-age schoolchild knows the mouse was invented by Douglas Engelbart. Strictly speaking it was built by Bill English, Engelbart’s chief engineer, and it’s not clear how much of its design, beyond the basic idea, actually came from Engelbart. Either way, nobody seems to know who decided to call it a ‘mouse’, but Engelbart said the name stuck because ‘it just looked like a mouse with a tail’.

Easy to control, with rubbery sections for better grip

That being so, perhaps the gadget you’re pushing around your desk today shouldn’t be called a mouse, because it’s probably wireless, and thus has no tail.

Logitech G403 Prodigy Review

But the G403 Prodigy isn’t wireless, so it does have a tail. There is a wireless version, in fact, but at £109 the least said about it the better. The wired model is aimed at gamers who need a direct connection for maximum speed. But nobody likes lag, and at a mid-priced this is an exceptionally responsive and comfortable mouse for any PC user.

The asymmetric shape, which favors right-handed use, feels easy to control whether you like to rest your palm on it or just your fingertips, with rubbery sections for better grip. It’s very light, but a supplied 10g weight can be added if you prefer. Besides the vertical scroll wheel, there are no less than six buttons, which you can set up for your favorite software commands. We found the optical sensor wonderfully precise, and the cable refused to kink or tangle.
Finally, just for fun, it lights up in multiple colors.

SPECIFICATIONS

12,000dpi optical mouse • 2.1m USB cable • Scroll wheel • Six programmable buttons with internal memory • RGB LED lights • Supports Windows 7, 8 or 10 • 43x68x124mm (HxWxD) • 87g • Two-year warranty

VERDICT:

You could pay a lot less for a wired mouse, but this one justifies its price with accurate response, comfort and features

ALTERNATIVE:

Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse

This wireless mouse is simpler, and its unique flexible curve design is both comfortable and portable

8 Total Score
Logitech G403 Prodigy

You could pay a lot less for a wired mouse, but this one justifies its price with accurate response, comfort and features

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