Logitech M220 Silent Review
If there’s one thing that annoys me the most in an office environment, then it has got to be the constant noise of „click click click“. And here’s the thing, obviously it can’t be completely removed but there are ways to reduce the loudness. The other day I was sitting in class and all I could hear was the constant scrolling from a person near me. I could barely hear the lecture.
I’m sure that I’m not the only one that feels this way. Well actually I know that for a fact since brands have started creating more and more silent keyboards and mice. And today I’m going to be reviewing the Logitech M220, which is specifically designed to be extra silent! So let’s see if that’s actually the case and if it makes a difference.
- Dimensions: 99×60×39 mm / 3.9×2.4×1.5″
- Weight: 75 g / 2.65 oz
- Sensor: Optical
- Sensitivity: 1000 DPI
- Buttons: 3
- Type: Wireless
- Work Radius: 10 m / 33 ft
- Battery Life: Up to 18 months
In The Box
- Logitech M220 Silent mouse
- USB type A nano receiver
- AA battery
It seems like most of the computer mice have gotten smaller in size. I'm not talking about the gaming ones that are still huge. Just the portable wireless laptop models that for some reason are so small that it's hard to use. Thankfully the Logitech M220 is still decently sized with a dimension of 99×60×39 mm / 3.9×2.4×1.5″. It's definitely neither the smallest nor the biggest mouse. And if you have big hands, then it might feel a bit small. For my average hands though, the mouse feels perfect.
The overall shape of the M220 feels really nice as well. It's ergonomic and doesn't tire out your wrist. The plastic, which it's made out of, has a decently quality as well. Plus the matte finish, which thankfully doesn't collect fingerprints. There are also plenty of colors that you can choose from. I personally bought the black/grey version.
As you can see it's a pretty basic mouse. It has only got three buttons. Left, right and the scroll wheel. There aren't any extra buttons on the side. Which is a good thing in my opinion. My thumb and index finger constantly touch the sides- Which means that if there were buttons there, I'd be constantly clicking them accidently as well.
The bottom side is pretty simple. There's an on/off switch for the mouse. I recommend keeping it off when you aren't using it as it will save the battery life. There are also small plastic pads on the bottom so that it's easier to use the M220 on a normal surface. And yes you can use it on a clear table as well. That said, I still recommend using a mousepad.
Near the right side, there's a small insivible optical sensor. Invisible as in it doesn't light up. Next to it, there's a compartment that holds a single AA battery. There's also a small pocket there for the USB receiver. And when you first take the mouse out of the package, it's the place where you'll find the receiver as well.
The mouse it self works just as it's supposed to. It has an optical sensor with a sensitivity of 1000 DPI. It performs just as you would expect from a normal computer mouse. Obviously you can't compare it to the sensitivity you get from a gaming mouse. But it's also not advertised for that.
What it's advertised for is the silent feature. You can already tell from the name of the model: the Logitech M220 SILENT. So how much noise do the buttons and the wheel actually make? I have made a little recording so that you can heat it for yourself.
As you can see (hear) the left and right button are actually pretty silent. They definitely make a lot less sound than normal mice. There's even some noticeable resistance when you push them down, which is what I'm guessing is removing the usual clickng sound. For some reason though, they haven't managed to do that to the wheel?
Like it's not even the clicking, scrolling the wheel it self makes the most noticeable amount of sound. Which kind of ruins the entire reason of making a silent mouse in the first place. I'm not sure how they managed to miss that.
Other than that though, it's a pretty nice mouse. The shape of it feels really comfortable and natural to use. Even after using it for hours straight, my wrists haven't gotten tired at all. Which for me is a good sign. It also functions without any issues and I haven't once had it disconnect.
Overall, despite the "silent" let down, the Logitech M220 is a wireless mouse that I can recommend. I wouldn't use it as a desktop PC mouse as it's too small for that in my opinion. But as a portable laptop mouse, it's pretty much perfect. If only the scroll wheel was silent as well...