The G300 has a symmetrical design that's suitable for both left- and right-handed users. While symmetrical mice are usually pretty plain affairs—like the excellent SteelSeries Xai—the G300 has uses detail like borders and indentations to liven things up a bit. It also has nine programmable buttons and an LED sensor.
While all of that sounds relatively promising, we won't bother wasting any more of your time talking about this mouse. In a nutshell, we don't recommend it. Here's why:
- It isn't a comfortable shape.
- Buttons that would usually fall under the thumb have been moved onto the top of the mouse and are less easy to access.
- The mouse is too light for our linking.
- Most of all, the LED sensor can't track fast enough movements to be of interest to gamers. It struggles to keep up as soon as you start moving the mouse at 1.5 metres per second, and cuts out completely if you go above 2 metres per second. A minimum tracking speed of 3 metres per second is required to meet the needs of serious gamers. Using a 'pro gamer' mouse mat like the Tt Esport Dasher didn't improve things either.
In spite of all that, CPU use is kept in check nicely in this mouse. While the tech specs promise 1000 Hz, the actual frequency changes, often varying between 500 and 1000 Hz in relation to the mouse's movements. The average reporting frequency works out at around 800 Hz.