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Decent mouse for claw grippers (requires extra work in linux)
on June 30, 2012
First off, if you are used to using a large mouse with your palm lying flat against the top (palm grip), look elsewhere. However, if you instead hold the mouse with your fingertips and just the base of your palm touching the mouse (claw/finger grip) - or you just plain have small hands - this mouse is definitely worth considering.
Others have mentioned that the extra buttons are hard to hit while using the left and right clicks. I do not find this to be the case; I simply roll my finger toward the extra buttons while holding down the left or right click, and they depress with very little pressure or overall aggregate movement.
The biggest issue I've had with this mouse is that it does NOT work out of the box with Linux. In fact, Logitech refuses to support the device at all. However, if you search the internet for 'g300 linux', there's a post on tria.net with a simple bash script that will allow you to use the mouse with the extra buttons enabled, though you still have to configure the profiles in windows.
I've configured mine with 3 profiles
RED: Windows - uses the windows software to detect which program/game is running and selects a different profile for each
BLUE: Linux - a general usage profile for my linux partition
WHITE: Precision - a profile with much lower speed/acceleration settings for image editing and other precise tasks
Nice size for claw grippers
Linux use requires bash scripting (easy, but annoying)
VERY light (though this could be a pro for you)
DPI on sensor could be a bit higher
Build quality is questionable (though acceptable for the price)