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Best Silent Mouse for Gaming – Perfectly Quiet Gaming 2020

best silent gaming mouse

If you search for “gaming mouse” on the internet, you will see an assortment of thousands of different gaming mice. And then to find the best silent gaming mouse from among them is surely a daunting task!

If you are an avid gamer and happen to share your room with someone other, you got to have a quiet mouse at your disposal so that the other person doesn’t get irritated by the clicking sounds.

However, there are two things you need to know:

 #1. Bad News 

You are never going to hear a manufacturer specifically making a “silent clicking mouse/mice” and marketing it as such. Hence you would need to read reviews about the gaming mouse you like and listen to what the users of that mouse have to say.

 #2. Good News 

Well, don’t be discouraged. We have listed the top 10 best silent mice for gaming here. We have compared and even tested the gaming mouse being used by your favorite pros from the FPS world as well as MOBA and RPG worlds.

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Steel Series Rival 100

Steel Series RIval 100

Technical Details:

Launching Date: October 5, 2015

Dimensions: 121 x 67

Weight: 120 grams

Form Factor: Right Handed

DPI on the fly/Max DPI: Yes – 4000

Polling Rate: 1000Hz

Grip Type: Claw, Fingertip

On top of the list we have the mighty Steel Series Rival 100. Steel Series is known for its high quality and high-performance gaming peripherals. Undoubtedly, The Rival 100 is one of the products by Steel Series. Finding silent gaming mice is a slightly daunting task. There are a handful of silent gaming mice available and it is quite difficult to find them since no name brand mentions silently in their features. The same goes for the Steel Series Rival 100. The Rival 100 is visually not a very high end or visually appealing mice. It has a very simple yet decent shape that does the job quite well.

The Steel Series Rival 100 has a great sturdy built and offers great grip while flicking and dragging. The mouse offers a high-end sensor at low-cost pricing which increases the preciseness of your aiming in the whole gaming experience. It offers six customizable buttons that are quite durable and they feel nice to click. The Steel Series Rival 100 comes in a wide range of colors so you can choose whatever color scheme you like but their maybe a pricing difference.

Lastly talking a little about the weight of the mouse since, it is one of the key factors for gamers while choosing a mouse. Some gamers prefer a lightweight mouse on the other hand some prefer heavyweight mice. But considerably a large chunk of gamers prefer lightweight over a heavyweight mouse. Steel Series Rival 100 is a lightweight mouse and is great for people who love playing FPS games and are looking for a lightweight mouse to make their flicks more precise. The only drawback here is that the mouse doesn’t offer any weight adjustments.

 

Rapoo V300 Gaming Mice

Rapoo V300

Technical Details:

Launching Date: 2015

Dimensions: 119 x 68 x 41

Weight: N/A

Form Factor: Right Handed

DPI on the fly/Max DPI: Yes – 3200

Polling Rate: 1000Hz

Grip Type: Claw

Rapoo V300 is a silent gaming mouse that has been in the industry for quite a while but it has not received much attention due to not being from a very well-known brand. The Rapoo V300 is one of the best silent gaming mice you can find at very affordable pricing. But the shape of it is a little off it is only my opinion. However, for people who prefer a shape like this will surely love it. The mice offer a great rubberized grip on the side which is great for longer periods of gaming sessions and it won’t make any difference. The mouse features a four-mode adjustable DPI switch that offers 800/1600/3200/4000 options.

The mouse has two buttons on the side and two main clicking buttons. Not to mention, the scroll wheel on the mice feels awesome. The scrolling and rubberized wheel feel amazing to use. There is only one flaw with this mouse. The USB cable is very hard which makes the gliding slightly tough.

 

Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse

Logitech G602 Wireless

Technical Details:

Launching Date: 2013

Dimensions: 5.47 x 3.27 x 1.73 inches

Weight: 152g

Form Factor: Right Handed

DPI on the fly/Max DPI: Yes – 2500

Polling Rate: 1000Hz

Grip Type: Palm

Wireless Range: 3 meters

The Logitech G602 is a wireless gaming mouse. Yes, you heard it right a wireless gaming mouse. Most of the pro gamers stay away from wireless gaming mice because of the fact that they have movement lags due to them being wireless and some cheaper mice also get to face delay issues. Talking about the Logitech G602, the mouse has been referred to as lag-free gaming mouse by Logitech and it is quite promising.

The mouse has great built quality and features therefore, we’ll talk about the only negative side of this mouse. Due to the mouse being wireless, The mouse is quite heavy and bulky and that is something most gamers stay away from but the features and the precision it offers is greatly complimented by many gamers. In my opinion, this mouse is for people who like playing MMO games.

The mouse runs on two AA batteries. It works with a receiver and doesn’t support Bluetooth devices. If by any chance you forget the receiver you won’t be able to use the mouse without the receiver. The body has a small compartment to store the receiver inside the mouse body so that you don’t forget it when carrying it around.

Overall, talking about physical appearance and built quality. It is absolutely on the point keeping in view its price. The mouse is a right-handed mouse and people who are left-handed won’t be able to use it.

 

Razer Lancehead

Razer Lancehead

Technical Details:

Launching Date: 2019

Dimensions: 117 x 71 x 38

Weight: 111g

Form Factor: Right Handed

DPI on the fly/Max DPI: Yes – 16000

Polling Rate: 1000Hz

Grip Type: Palm/Claw

Razer is a pioneer in producing high-end gaming equipment. Razer is the choice of many pro players. Talking about silent gaming mice by Razer. There are no silent gaming mice launched officially by Razer however, The Razer Lancehead is the only gaming mouse by Razer that has silent buttons and is great for its price. The Razer Lancehead comes with a laser sensor that is pretty price and accurate.

To be very honest I personally love the Razer Lancehead from the design, its shape, and the grip it has to offer; all is amazing for me and I love it. The ergonomic design feels so comfortable in the hand. The only thing I hate about this mouse is the DPI adjustment. It is only one way and you have to go through all the settings if you accidentally change them.

The software that Razer provides is also top-notch. It is great for setting game-specific profiles and to adjust DPI settings. There are a few things that could’ve been done better and they include the rubber side grips. If they were slightly grippier it would’ve been great.

 

ROCCAT KONE AIMO Gaming Mouse

Roccat Kone Aimo

Technical Details:

Launching Date: 2017

Dimensions: 130 x 74 x 40

Weight: 130g

Form Factor: Right Handed

DPI on the fly/Max DPI: Yes – 3000

Polling Rate: 1000Hz

Grip Type: Claw

Looking for a lethal advantage in gameplay? Well, the ROCCAT KONE AIMO has got you covered. This high-performance gaming mouse comes in three different colors. The colors include black, gray, and white, and each of the mice has intricate details that add to the overall appearance of the mouse.

It has the OWL-EYE optical sensor which gives unmatchable precision and you get an advantage in gaming. You can get rapid control with the Tri-button thumb zone and 4D tilting Titan wheel. The Aimo Lighting is a lighting system that auto-reacts to ensure a great gaming experience. It also comes with the ROCCAT swarm driver that allows you to get various customization options. It comes with a glowing mouse wheel as well that allows compatibility with the ALIENWARE AlienFX lighting system, you are able to program it with ROCCAT SWARM software. It also has an ergonomic design which gives you confidence, comfort, and control. Not many gaming mouse have precision and responsive like this one, so if you are intending to get your hands on a gaming mouse that is highly precise and responsive then you definitely need the ROCCAT KONE AIMO gaming mouse for the desired gaming experience.

 

Mojo Pro Performance Silent Gaming Mouse

Mojo Pro Performance

Technical Details:

Launching Date: 2019

Dimensions: 130 x 72 x 41

Weight: 127g

Form Factor: Right Handed

DPI on the fly/Max DPI: Yes – 12000

Polling Rate: 1000Hz

Grip Type: Palm

In an ideal gaming mouse, high-quality gaming mouse sensors and silent buttons are the two major components. This gaming mouse by MOJO comes with all the essential features that you may be looking for in your “ideal” gaming mouse. Not only does it perform well but it looks very classy too. The silent buttons will give you a comfortable and distraction free gaming experience. It has an ergonomic design, so no matter how long you work with it, you will not feel discomfort. Another cool feature of this mouse is the force adjustable keys. The force adjustable keys allow you to adjust the amount of pressure according to your desire. Also, you will feel the same pressure no matter where you click on the mouse.

This MOJO Pro Performance gaming mouse is not only tremendous for gaming but you can use it for school work, office work, or even for casual use. The mouse is fully customizable, you can make desired adjustments by using the “easy to use” software to achieve your desired profile. The only downside of this mouse is that it requires Windows 7 or above to function. With a tracking speed of 150 ips and a sensor height of 2-3mm, the Mojo Pro Performance silent gaming mouse will give you an amazing gaming experience.

 

Buyer’s Guide to Best Silent Gaming Mouse:

The following are some of the specifications and factors that you should consider before buying a quiet mouse for gaming.

Sound of the Clicks

Well, there is no way of determining whether certain mouse clicks are too loud or soft, and you can only determine it by actually using the mouse.

But we here have actually used some of the mice we have reviewed here, and tried and tested them in noise-less environments to determine the loudness of their clicks.

 We even went one step ahead and asked our gamer friends who happen to own some of the premium gaming mice for their review. 

I am pretty sure the information we give here will surely help you to make an informed decision and help you in buying the best and quietest gaming mouse out there!

Polling Rate

The first and foremost thing to notice in a gaming mouse is the polling rate.

The polling rate simply refers to the rate at which your mouse is sending data to the PC. It is measured in Hertz (Hz). Most of the gaming mice have polling rates ranging from 500Hz to 1000Hz.

 For example a mouse with a polling rate set to 1000Hz sends the data to the computer every 1ms or 1000 times every second. 

Some mice software also allows you to change the value of Polling Rate but we recommend you set it to the highest.

The picture below is taken from Logitech Gaming Software which allows you to customize the polling rate as well as the DPI Level.

logitech polling rate and dpi software g403 silent mouse cuzgeek
Customizable Polling Rate and DPI (Logitech Gaming Software)

DPI Control

DPI stands for Dots Per Inch. It basically refers to the pixels moved by the cursor when you move your mouse by 1 inch.

Most of the gaming mouse allows you to set the DPI ranging from 240 to all the way up to 16000 DPI on some Logitech gaming mice. The higher the DPI the quicker the movements but at the cost of reduced accuracy. Well, you won’t usually see many pro gamers setting the DPI above 1600 DPI.

Most of the pros I have seen set their DPI to even 400 DPI and usually tinker with the in-game sensitivity to get the desired result. They use the concept of eDPI.

What is EDPI?

EDPI stands for effective Dots Per Inch. This value is calculated by multiplying the in-game sensitivity with the DPI of your mouse. This greatly helps in identifying the true value of sensitivity irrespective of the hardware differences.

e.g. if you have set your mouse DPI to 400 and in-game sensitivity (of let’s say CSGO) to 2.0, then your eDPI will be equal to = 400 x 2.0 = 800

Unless or until you have a large resolution screen to work with like a 4K monitor or something, you will be just fine with lower levels of DPI.

One thing you have to notice though is if the mouse’s software allows you to set change the DPI on the go. This feature is usually provided with some extra buttons on the mouse.

This takes us to our next factor…

Programmable Buttons

Another great feature to look for in a gaming mouse is if it has multiple programmable buttons. These buttons come quite handy if you are playing a MOBA or RPG game so you can set customized shortcuts for in-game movements.

Corsair Scimitar silent gaming mouse with programmable buttons
Corsair Scimitar Gaming Mouse

Even in First-person Shooter games you can use them for shortcuts like throwing your secondary, using the voice chat, and whatnot.

Another thing to notice if your mouse has programmable DPI buttons. Most of the gaming mouse having multiple buttons do provide this feature of changing the DPI on-the-go while in the game.

Optical or Laser Sensor – What’s the difference?

Well, all the mice these days are optical i.e. they use light for tracking the mouse movement. Both the LED and Laser mice use a CMOS sensor for this purpose.

Mice having optical sensors use one more LEDs to take pictures of the surface underneath to track the mouse movements. Laser Sensors, on the other hand, uses Laser (thanks Captain Obvious) to track the mouse movement.

In the initial times when the new Laser mice appeared, they became famous because of their increased level of DPIs going beyond 3000 DPI. The Optical mice didn’t have much DPI those days. But with the improvement in Optical Sensor technology, this difference
is no more there as most of the top-notch gaming mice have their DPI way beyond 6000.

The discussion boils down to following two things:

  1. Surface Compatibility: Optical Mouse uses LED for tracking the movement. These mice are supposed to be used on opaque surfaces so that the light emitted to track the movement doesn’t get reflected away. This restricts the Optical Mouse to be used on mouse pads or other non-reflecting opaque surfaces. On the other hand, depending upon the type of Laser used in a Laser mouse, it can be used on a much wider range of surfaces including glass.
  2. Unwanted Acceleration: Mose of the pro gamers have reported acceleration on most of the Laser mice. The acceleration happens when the mouse gets confused or distracted and overcompensates for your movement by inconsistently moving the cursor (either too fast or too slow). This can happen in Optical Mice too as it depends upon the hardware of the mouse. Click here for more info.

 

Most of the pros still use the LED mouse because there is little to no acceleration present in those as compared to the Laser mice.

Our Recommendation: Well, if you don’t have a desk and a mouse-pad around you, you are better off with a Laser Mouse as it works on almost any surface without any hindrance. It may cost you $10-$20 extra but it’s worth it. If you do have a mouse-pad then you can surely pick a good LED gaming mouse and it will work just fine for you.

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Wired or Wireless

The one-liner answer to this debate is: “Always buy a Wired Gaming Mouse”.

Why?

Because there are latency issues with Wireless mouse. There is a lag between the time of actual movement and the registry of that movement on the computer.

There are however remarkable improvements in Wireless technology for example Logitech G900 which offers 1ms response time just like the wired mice, but that comes at the cost of an extra $20-$30 bucks.

It depends on if you are a hardcore gamer or just a casual gamer like me who just wants to enjoy playing a game or two with his friends.

If you are serious about gaming but on a low budget you are better off with a good wired mouse as it will offer the best bang for the buck. Otherwise, you are good with a Wireless mouse too!

The Design – Things to consider

First of all you have to find out how you hold the mouse. Is it a claw grip, palm grip, or fingertip grip? The next thing is whether you like to hold the mouse with your left hand or right hand. There are many mice out there whose ergonomics are specifically designed for lefties. After that, you have to consider the dimensions of the mouse according to your grip.

Some premium gaming mice also offer interchangeable parts for the mouse which can help in making it fit for your style of grip. Some gaming mice also offer adjustable weight, so that it’s not too lighter or heavier while gaming.

Moreover, they differ from the cheap gaming mouse in the sense that they have the exceptional build quality made to last several years and millions of clicks!

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Justin Parker is a 26-year old blogger. He is a Software Engineer who loves Blogging. He likes to test out different products and to write reviews on it to help others in choosing the best product from the market!

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