Logitech M330 Review
There’s really nothing worse than repetitive noise when you are trying to concentrate. Especially the type that comes from constant clicking and scrolling. And now that people are working from home, they have started to notice it. Which is why there has been a significant increase of interest towards silent devices. Like the Logitech M330 wireless mouse for example. It’s basically a bigger and an improved version of the cheaper M220. Which also means that it’s a bit more expensive. So is it worth it? That’s what we are going to find out in the review below!
- Dimensions: 105×68×38 mm / 4.2×2.7×1.5″
- Weight: 91 g / 3.21 oz
- Sensor: Optical
- Sensitivity: 1000 DPI
- Buttons: 3
- Type: Wireless
- Work Radius: 10 m / 33 ft
- Battery Life: Up to 24 months
In The Box
- Logitech M330 Silent mouse
- USB type A nano receiver
- AA battery
Unlike the M220, which has a symmetrical shape, the Logitech M330 can only be used by right-handed people. That’s due to the design of the mouse as it has an area for your thumb on the left. This actually feels really comfortable and ergonomic as you don’t need to find a place for your thumb. Which also makes it easier to hold onto.
But that’s not the only feature that improves the grip. Logitech has used much better materials on the M330. The bottom half of the mouse is covered by rubber. Which is generally only found on premium grade products. It makes a significant difference, especially if your hands tend to get sweaty. And even if they don’t it still feels really nice against the skin. The rest of the mouse is made by good quality plastic.
In terms of size, the M330 has an overall dimension of 105×68×38 mm / 4.2×2.7×1.5″. Which is perfect for the average and bigger size hands. There aren’t any additional buttons on the side so it can really be used by everyone. Just that compared to the M220, it’s bigger and more comfortable to use if you have bigger hands.
The overall layout is the same though. At the top there’s the left and right click, a scroll wheel and an LED indicator light. The bottom side has an on/off switch, an invisible sensor and a compartment area. Plus of course the standard plastic glides. Inside the compartment area you will find a single AA battery and a nano USB receiver. The receiver has its own little slot that’s really useful. It significantly reduces the possibility to lose it.
The best part about these professional grade computer mice is that they don’t require any programs for you to download and install. Which unfortunately can’t be said about Logitech G series. So basically all you have to do is take the mouse out of the package. Then open up the compartment at the bottom and take out the nano USB receiver. Next you simply plug the receiver into a USB-A port on your computer and switch on the mouse. Your computer will recognize the mouse immediately and you can start using it. As simple as that. And yes it works with Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome operating systems.
Performance wise it works as well as any other computer mouse. It doesn’t have any of the fancy features that some of the premium models do. For example you can’t adjust the DPI and there’s really no need for it as well. That’s more for gamers and designers. The M330 does have a DPI of 1000 though which is more than decent.
What I do like about this mouse is how reliable it is. It works immediately once you switch it on and so far it hasn’t lost the connection once. According to Logitech, the wireless range is around 10 meters (33 feet). I’m not sure why you would ever use it that far away but it’s possible. The advertised battery life is also really good, 24 months to be exact. Whether that’s accurate or not I don’t know yet. But I have used the M220 for almost a year now and so far I haven’t had any problems with that either. And the battery life for that is 18 months. So I expect for it to be correct. You can also extend the battery life by switching off the mouse when you aren’t going to be using it for a long period of time.
There is however one feature that is the whole selling point of the M330. And that’s the so called silent design. Logitech advertises this as a Silent mouse. Exactly as they advertised the M220 as well. And it’s true they have managed to significantly reduce the noise from clicks, scrolling. and even gliding. And the silent scrolling wheel is the main feature why I like this mouse so much. If you read the M220 review that I wrote last year, then you’ll notice that I mentioned how the mouse wasn’t completely silent as it had a loud scroll wheel still. Well that’s fixed on the M330!
Here’s a noise example that I captured as well:
So as a right-handed person, I would absolutely spend the extra 10 dollars to get the M330. It’s bigger and most importantly it’s a completely silent mouse. Which is the main reason why I bought it in the first place. The rubber body is also a huge plus. But like I said, this mouse can unfortunately be only used by right-handed people.