Peripherals maker Logitech has announced a pair of new mice it claims are quieter than anything it has ever before built: the Logitech M220 Silent and M330 Silent Plus.
Designed around a pretty sedate shell and featuring integrated wireless connectivity using the company's traditional USB receiver dongle, both mice include the features you would expect: scroll wheels, buttons, optical tracking, and up to a two-year battery life under ideal light usage scenarios. Where they differ from the company's existing output, however, is in the switches which power the buttons: they're 90 percent quieter, the company claims.
'We live in a social world, whether you work in a shared space or at home, but sometimes silence really is golden,
' claimed Anatoliy Polyanker, global portfolio and brand director at Logitech, of the launch. 'That’s why we created the M330 Silent Plus and the M220 Silent mice. Our engineers studied the sources of noise made by a computer mouse and created ways to reduce the decibel level without sacrificing quality.
The result, the company claims, is a 90 percent reduction in click volume over previous-generation Logitech mice, without sacrificing the tactile 'click' feedback. The entry-level M220 Silent uses an ambidextrous design with portability at the forefront and boasts an 18 month battery life under ideal conditions; the M330 Silent Plus, meanwhile, switches to a right-hand-only layout with soft rubber contoured grips and increases the run-time to a peak 24 months.
The M220 Silent
is priced at £19.99 in charcoal, red, and blue finishes, while the M330 Silent Plus
is priced at £29.99 in black, red, and blue. The M330 will be the first to launch some time in September with the M220 following in October, Logitech has confirmed.