Logitech’s latest ‘Silent’ mouse lineup is an earnest effort to noise reduction


The era of the ‘click’ heard on traditional mouse might soon come to an end with Logitech’s answer to the problem – the M330 Silent Plus. Emphasis on the word ‘Silent’.

It comes in two variants – the M220 Silent and the M330 Silent. It’s so quiet that it has gotten approved and accredited by the Noise Abatement Society. No one even knew a society like that existed until Logitech came out with this.

Many are annoyed by the clicks heard on a regular mouse, the new Logitech Silent lineup should be enough to calm the most aggravated users down, especially in places where silence is mandatory – public libraries, exam halls etc.

The mouse has a very appealing price tag – at $25 for the M220 and $5 more for the M330, making it accessible to anyone and everyone. The Bluetooth accessory comes with a nano-receiver with up to 33-feet range and are compatible with Windows, Linux and Mac systems. Of course, one can even find it compatible with their Chromebooks.

Battery on the Silent mouse is solid with an 18-month battery life on the M220 and a 24-month battery life on the M330. Inspecting the models closer, M220 is for the ambidextrous users, so the design is meant to serve both left and right handed people. But the M330 is made specifically for right-handed users with a contoured grip lining the side.

Apart from the aforementioned features, the pointing technology is the same as is on every other entry-level Logitech mouse, as optical tracking technology is already just as good as any of them. The M330 will go on sale in September and a month later, the M220 will hit the shelves.

Logitech haven’t pioneered noise reduction technology in mouse or anything close to it. The achievement was accomplished by a company called Nexustek which also sells a number of silent mice, form wired models to adjustable ones that cater to gamers who want to set their own DPI settings.

But this introduces another problem now – silent keyboards, because well, that’s a more prominent sound when considering clicking, with all the typing happening on articles, exam assignments and reports. Maybe the Noise Abatement Society can help with this one as well!


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