Logitech M331 Silent Mouse Plus ($40)
Logitech’s silent-clicking M331 mouse is just the ticket for the busy office environment.
It doesn’t make much noise at all.
Hardly any noise when clicking, hardly any noise when sliding, hardly noise when scrolling. It’s pretty much silent – and I like that about it. Logitech says it has eliminated 90% of the mouse’s click noise, and I believe it: It’s barely perceptible when it comes to clicking, scrolling and sliding.
Small and portable, the M331 comes with its wireless USB receiver tucked in its insides, fits into a laptop bag easily and I found it really comfortable to hold for extended periods of time. The mouse worked well on a variety of surfaces: The glass top of my home desk, the laminate top of my work desk and even my leather couch.
Sure, the M331 is lacking programmable buttons of higher-end, more pricey mice (mouses?) but this peripheral isn’t designed for fast-twitch gaming (that’s what Logitech’s G Pro gaming mouse is for. A review is coming for that one). Logitech says the supplied AA battery will power the M331 for 24-months: I’ll have to take its word for that, at this stage, as I haven’t had it anywhere near that long.
Look, this review is going to be short and sweet because, well, there’s only so much you can say about a mouse. There’s one caveat: The M331 won’t work for left-handed people. It’s right handies only, sorry.
For my money, the M331 ticks all the right boxes when it comes to a portable mouse for laptop use.