When using a computer mouse, the sound of clicking can become quite obnoxious and cause annoyance to yourself or people around you. This is particularly a problem for gaming, where you are often required to click many times in rapid succession in intense gameplay sessions.
Even though there is no way to eliminate the clicking entirely, many producers of gaming mice have taken it upon themselves to dampen this sound and reduce the annoyance that clicking sounds can create.
Here are 10 quiet gaming mice for your consideration.
10. Razer DeathAdder V2
Razer are the manufacturers of some of the best gaming mice in the business and the DeathAdder V2 is a great example of this. With 8 programmable buttons, RGB lighting and slick design, the DeathAdder V2 will look right at home on any gaming desk. The buttons are very quiet but not entirely silent. If you are looking for a good balanced option between gaming features and quiet clicks, the DeadAdder V2 is a solid pick at $69.99.
9. SteelSeries Rival 3
For a slightly cheaper option, the SteelSeries Rival 3 is a great choice. Boasting a high quality material finish, ergonomic design and a 3-zone RGB lighting system, it looks as good as it feels. The mechanical switches here are relatively quiet and for just $29.99, you really cannot go wrong.
8. Razer Viper Ultimate
We have outlined a couple of wired options, but how about something wireless? The Razer Viper Ultimate delivers quiet clicks mostly due to its incredible lightweight build, coming in at just 74 g. On top of the quietness, there are 8 programmable buttons, on-board memory to store mapping profiles and up to 70 hours of battery life. The wireless functionality here means it is slightly more expensive than the previous entries at $129.99.
7. Logitech G Pro
The Logitech G Pro is another wireless option that is popular in eSports circles due to the incredible 1ms responsiveness. Interestingly, the G Pro offers removable side buttons to allow up to 8 programmable layouts. It is fairly standard looking but it does feature RGB lighting through the Logitech G logo on the back of the mouse. Again the quiet nature of this mouse comes from the ultra lightweight design which comes in at just 80g.
6. BenQ Zowie EC2
Back to a wired mouse that is again popular within eSports communities, the BenQ Zowie EC2 is a simplistic gaming mouse with an asymmetrical, ergonomic design. It is tailored specifically to a variety of grip styles and has quiet clicks that still feel stable and consistent. By keeping things simple, BenQ has kept the price down at $59.99.
5. Razer Lancehead Tournament Edition
The tournament version of Razer’s Lancehead mouse features a distinctive design footprint with overextended mouse buttons. The design of these buttons means that it is incredibly quiet, as well as being packed with features. Such features include the customizable RGB strip lining the mouse body, an ambidextrous design and a 5G optical sensor. It is also great value for money at just $69.99
4. SteelSeries Sensei 310
The SteelSeries Sensei 310 is another quiet gaming mouse from SteelSeries. The quiet nature of the clicks here comes from the unique split-trigger buttons with Omron mechanical switches to ensure minimal noise but also durable, fast clicks. When you pair this with the eSports ready TrueMove 3 sensor, a design that suits all finger grips and customizable RGB lighting, the SteelSeries Sensei 310 is one of the best in the business. It isn’t too pricey either, at a humble $49.99.
3. Logitech G502 Hero
Next up we have another option from Logitech in the G502 Hero, which has quiet clicks and quite a few other features that make it a viable option. It has five adjustable weights to truly customize your gaming performance as well as 11 programmable buttons and dynamic RGB lighting. This level of customization makes the Logitech G502 Hero a fantastic choice for a quiet gaming mouse at a price of $79.99.
2. Razer Mamba Elite
It should be no surprise to see another Razer option in this list and the Razer Mamba Elite is their finest choice for a quiet gaming mouse. It features on board memory, a 5G optical sensor, mechanical switches, 9 programmable buttons, RGB lighting zones and an ergonomic design. The enhanced side grips help with hand and finger comfort during long gaming sessions which is a nice bonus. The Mamba Elite will run you $89.99.
1. Logitech G Pro x Superlight
We have already mentioned some lightweight gaming mouse options, which contribute to quieter mouse button clicks but the Logitech G Pro X Superlight is the pinnacle of this design philosophy. It comes in at an unbelievable 63 grams with Logitech’s ‘Lightspeed’ pro-grade wireless sensor. Combine this with the onboard memory, 5 customizable buttons and up to 70 hours of constant motion battery life and you have a staggering quiet gaming mouse option at a fairly steep $139.99.
In order to avoid the constant, annoying clicking sounds that can come from intense gaming sessions, it is important to consider the options for quieter acoustics in a gaming mouse. We have highlighted some options from a variety of companies with differing styles, features and price points for your consideration.
No matter which option you choose, there are options available to suit your needs to have the ultimate silent gaming setup.
A gaming enthusiast who started their gaming venture all the way back on a Gameboy Advanced (Purple) on Pokemon Yellow.