Many of us have been in situations where we are working late at home, and the loud clicks of our mice bother our asleep family members or even flat mates residing in a different room. At other times, when we are working in our office, the loud noises of our mice keep distracting our co-workers. If you have also had experiences like this, you are surely aware of how important it is to work with a silent mouse that produces fewer distracting noises and avoids creating noise pollution at our home or workplace.
By using a silent mouse, even our own mind is at more ease since it has to tolerate fewer noises and can remain solely focused on the task at hand. We also won’t need to worry about whether the people around us are bothered because working with a silent mouse helps create a calmer workspace. One can thus argue that by using silent mice, we can increase our concentration and productivity.
Anyone looking to switch to a silent mouse should know that Logitech has developed some of the best silent mice available in the market. In fact, Logitech is the first silent mice manufacturer that was approved by the UK Noise Abatement Society and received its Quiet Mark certification. In this article, we introduce four of the best Logitech silent mice that suit those who want comfortable options because they work a lot with their PC.
For your convenience, we have also included a table that compares the specs of each of these mice below:
|Logitech Silent Mouse M331
|Logitech Silent Mouse M221
|Logitech Silent Mouse M590
|Logitech Silent Mouse Pebble M350
|Package Content||Mouse, nano receiver, 1 pre-installed AA battery, and user documentation||Mouse, nano receiver, 1 pre-installed AA battery, and user documentation||Mouse, nano receiver, 1 pre-installed AA battery, and user documentation||Mouse, nano receiver, 1 pre-installed AA battery, and user documentation|
|Mouse Size (height x width x depth)||105.4 mm x 67.9 mm x 38.4 mm||39.0 mm x 60.0 mm x 99.0 mm||103.0 mm x 64.0 mm x 40.0 mm||26.5 mm x 59.0 mm x 107.0 mm|
|Weight||91.0 g||75.2 g||101 g||100 g|
|Supported Operating Systems||Windows 7 / 8 / 10 / RT, Mac OS X 10.5 or later, Chrome OS™, and Linux Kernel 2.6+2||Windows 7 / 8 / 10 / RT, Mac OS X 10.5 or later, Chrome OS, and Linux Kernel 2.6+2||Windows 7 / 8 / 10 / RT, Mac OS X 10.5 or later, Chrome OS, and Linux Kernel 2.6+2||Windows 7 / 8 / 10 / RT, Mac OS X 10.5 or later, Chrome OS, and Linux Kernel 2.6+2|
|Connection Type||2.4GHz Wireless Connection via USB dongle (Requires a USB port)||2.4GHz Wireless Connection via USB dongle (Requires a USB port)||2.4GHz Wireless Connection via USB dongle (Requires a USB port)||2.4GHz Wireless Connection via USB dongle (Requires a USB port)|
|Wireless Range||10 meters||10 meters||10 meters||10 meters|
|Battery Life||24 months (not rechargeable)||18 months (not rechargeable)||24 months (not rechargeable)||18 months (not rechargeable)|
|Sensor technology||2D, mechanical||Logitech Advanced Optical Tracking||High Precision Optical Tracking||High Precision Optical Tracking|
|Sensor resolution||1000 dpi||1000 dpi||1000 dpi||1000 dpi|
|Number of buttons||3||3||7||3|
|Colors||Black, Red, Blue||Black, Blue, Red||Graphite, Mid Grey, Ruby||Black, White, Pink, Green, Blue|
Logitech M331 is a high-quality Logitech silent mouse that features over 90% noise reduction, long durability, and high performance. This mouse is completely silent and does not bother anyone with excess noise coming from annoying clicks, all the while preserving the feel of clicky-ness that users experience in any other mouse.
Because of its design, Logitech M331 is most suitable for right-handed individuals. It has curved lines on its left side in order to improve control and provide a proper place for the right hand’s thumb to rest on. Logitech M331 is made of high-quality plastic, with the scroll made out of rubber. There is also a rubber wheel for quiet gliding and scrolling. Moreover, this Logitech silent mouse includes advanced optical tracking, which allows for ultra-precise accuracy and movement on almost any type of surface.
Logitech M331 benefits from a wireless connection that works at a distance of up to 10 meters away. You probably will not need to worry about the battery durability of this mouse for quite some time since it has 24 months of battery life. There is also an on/off functionality, which allows you to turn the mouse off when it is not in use. Even if you forget to switch it off, this mouse will automatically put itself to sleep after some time. The mouse also possesses an LED light that lights up in green when it is on and flashes red when its battery is low.
Logitech M221 is pretty much like the Logitech M331 mouse; it has 90% noise reduction, precise accuracy, and high performance. The main difference here is the size. Logitech M221 is smaller, which makes it more portable, especially for those who have tight workspaces and busy desks.
The battery life of this mouse is around 18 months, which is a bit shorter than the 24-months life span of the one in Logitech M331. Last but not least, unlike the previous model, Logitech M221 is suitable for both right-handed and left-handed individuals. So, no matter which hand you predominantly use, you will be fine working with this Logitech silent mouse.
The third model we want to cover is Logitech M590. This Logitech silent mouse includes almost all of the best features of the previous two models; it has 90% noise reduction, 24 months of battery life, suitability for both right-hand and left-hand users, and more. But what makes this mouse unique is a couple of extra features that are special to it.
Firstly, this mouse supports Logitech Flow technology. This means that you can use Logitech M590 on two devices simultaneously. All you need to do is press the designated Flow button in order for your mouse to “flow” from one computer to the other. Using Flow, you can even copy and paste your files from one device to another in one motion!
Secondly, Logitech M590 comes with seven buttons, unlike the previous models that only have three buttons each. With M590, you can easily customize your mouse buttons and assign shortcuts to each of these extra buttons. You can even customize your cursor speed, the way tilting works, Flow’s functions, and much more.
Lastly, the micro-precise scroll wheel makes it possible to scroll through long pages even faster and more precisely. This was made possible with Logitech’s wheel technology and their MicroGear scroll wheel that assist for faster scrolling and enables free-spin scrolling and click-to-click scrolling. But how does it differ from other mice’s scroll wheels? Well, the micro-precise scroll wheel has a refined click-to-click ratcheting. Moreover, the mechanical rotational sensors are replaced with high-precision optics to increase scrolling accuracy and result in having a faster and more precise scrolling experience. Also, with the tilt functionality of the scroll, you can scroll side-to-side horizontally through pictures, webpages, or anything else.
The last Logitech silent mouse we like to cover is Logitech Pebble M350, which also benefits from 90% noise reduction, even when gliding its wide rubber scroll wheel! Logitech Pebble M350 has an organic shape with a natural fit; it’s slim, soft, and can easily fit in the palm of any hand. This mouse is available in a wide variety of colors, which gives you more freedom if you wish to match your mouse with your workspace’s color scheme. So in case you like a small mouse like M221 but want it to be slimmer and fit in your pocket and come with more variety of colors, Logitech M350 is your choice!
You might be wondering which Logitech silent mouse you should purchase. Well, if you use your mouse for more professional works, you might consider Logitech M590; with seven unique buttons, a micro-precise scroll wheel, and supporting Logitech Flow, this mouse is suitable for experts who make use of their mouse extensively.
Logitech M590 and Logitech M331 offer 24 months of battery life, which is something to consider if you want a more durable mouse. But note that Logitech M331 is not suitable for left-hand users. On the other hand, Logitech M221 and Pebble M350 are much smaller and more portable, which makes them a great option for those who might carry their mice around a lot. And they are suitable for both right-hand and left-hand users.
But overall, each of the four Logitech mice we covered will deliver high-quality performance and various beneficial features, all while being as silent as stones! With these silent mice, none of our family members, flat mates, or co-workers will be bothered or distracted because of the annoying sounds of our clicks.
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