The Logitech G PowerPlay Wireless Charging System (“PowerPlay”) is one heck of a mouse pad. Thanks to Logitech G, I was given the opportunity to have a play with the PowerPlay (yes, I know what I did there) using the Logitech G703 and G903 mice.
Wireless mice are the way of the future, as more and more people take the minimalistic approach to their home decor and even in their gaming setups. Having multiple wires running all over is not only a hazard but messy. Wireless mice make for a much simpler setup but with the same or often, even better, results.
The PowerPlay is unlike ordinary mouse pads in that it continually charges your wireless mice, ensuring that you never run out of battery. This means that you’ll never run out of charge during crucial gaming moments as the PowerPlay charges the mouse while you’re using it.
The PowerPlay easily connects to a PC via a USB cable and includes two interchangeable surfaces, one hard surface and one soft. Users who prefer broad, sweeping and smoother motions will likely prefer the soft surface, whereas those who have a penchant for tighter motions will prefer the hard surface. Whilst the ability to customise the mouse pad surface is great, what’s even better is that the cover remains steadily in place, thereby not needing constant adjustments which can get annoying.
I used both the G703 and G903 mice on the PowerPlay and found that both mice performed well and retained constant charge, without ever dropping. The mice continued to be charged even when I was idle and wasn’t using my PC, though it needs to be left on and connected to the PowerPlay for charging to continue.
Though it’s an incredibly novel piece of technology, I’m not too sure if it’s a necessity for ALL gamers. The PowerPlay is most definitely nice to have, but when you’re on a tight budget and already have a decent mouse pad and a wired mouse, the PowerPlay may seem like an unnecessary luxury.
As for the wireless gaming mice? I’m 100% a fan. I can’t stand having wires everywhere and the wired mice tend to not live as long. I started testing the G703 first and was immediately sold on the smoothness of its movement and its size. I generally prefer a palm grip and the G703 fit nicely in my hand. It’s also extremely light for a wireless mouse with made all the difference in movement as well.
The G903 is a step up from the G703. Slightly smaller in size and marginally heavier, the G903 is preferable for gaming purposes, especially due to its shape and several customisable buttons. Where the G703 is slightly bigger and requires more of a palm grip, the G903 is perfect for those who prefer using a claw grip. The infinite scroll was definitely a treat on the G903 and it was definitely comfortable to use. Though, if I had to pick one over the other, I’d pick the G703. This is mostly due to the fact that the G703 feels nicer in my hand and works as an all around mouse, perfect for work and gaming. The multitude of buttons on the G903 kept getting in my way at times as I would accidentally click them from time to time, bringing up unnecessary new tabs open and the like.
All in all though, I am absolute taken with Logitech’s two incredible wireless mice. After using both the G703 and G903, I don’t think I’d ever go back to a wired mouse. Together with the PowerPlay, I can rest assured that my mice will always be charged and ready for use straight away. Hooray for convenient, neat and minimalist setups!