Logitech M221 Silent Mouse Review: Not that Silent

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  • Overall Rating

  • Performance

  • Features

  • Price

Price: ₹ 1,070

Key Specs

    System Requirements: Windows 10 or later, Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 7 Mac OS X 10.5 or later Chrome OSTM Linux Kernel 2.6+2, USB connection: available USB port required, Connection Type: 2.4GHz wireless connection, Wireless range: 10 meters Connect / Power: Yes, on/off switch, Battery Details: 1 x AA, Battery life: 18 months, Logitech Advanced Optical Tracking Sensor resolution: 1000 dpi, Scroll Wheel: Yes, 2D, optical, Number of buttons: 3, Standard and Special Buttons: Middle click

Pros: Very silent, small and light

Cons: Price

Bottomline: Logitech M221 is compatible with Windows, Mac, Chrome OS and Linux and works without any glitches. Highly recommended for people who don’t want to move around in cold winter nights to control their desktop or a laptop.

In October last year, Logitech announced two new wireless mice, called M221 Silent and M331 Silent Plus.

The company claims that the mice are the first in the world to get Quiet Mark seal from the Noise Abatement Society.

The Logitech M221 Silent supports wireless connectivity up to 10 meters and has sports Logitech’s Advanced Optical Tracking technology for supposedly better precision.

Let’s check out the performance of this peripheral.

Package Contents

Mouse

Nano receiver

1 AA battery (pre-installed)

User documentation

Design

We received a blue color unit for review. However, Charcoal and Red color options are available as well.

The M221 has an ambidextrous design that offers more comfort and precision than the touchpad and is small enough to be carried in a bag.

Performance

Logitech M221 features a 2.4GHz wireless connection with a range of 10 meters.

Just insert the plug-and-forget nano receiver which is located at the bottom of the unit in the USB port and you are good to go.

I plugged the nano receiver into the USB port of my Apple MacBook Air and it gets connected instantly.

The mouse movement is pretty smooth thanks to Advanced Optical Tracking for ultra-precise moves on almost any surface. I tested the movement on different types of surface and didn’t found any lag.

The company claims that its silent mouse series produces up to 90 percent less noise compared to conventional mice.

Logitech M221 is compatible with Windows, Mac, Chrome OS and Linux and you don’t need any software to run this mouse. When not in use, the M221 Silent automatically puts itself to sleep which means that you don’t have to worry about the battery life.

Verdict

Logitech M221 Silent mouse fits securely in the palm and offers good connectivity. It can easily be used on almost any surface such as a wooden table, clothes, and notebook. Some might find the price a little steep but innovation comes at a cost.

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