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Logitech Pebble M350 review – as quiet as a mouse

Logitech Pebble M350 review – as quiet as a mouse

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse… Yup – not even the Logitech Pebble M350 wireless mouse makes a peep, a squeak, a scrape or a click.

Seriously, this mouse is silent.

According to Logitech, you can “make any space minimalist, modern and silent with the Logitech Pebble M350 Wireless Mouse, a portable mouse that goes wherever life takes you. The smooth organic shape feels great in your hand and is compact enough to fit easily in your pocket or bag. Thanks to its extra slim design and soft rounded sides, you can work comfortably in a cafe, library or even a crowded train.”

If you’re used to working with a mouse, you might initially find this little gadget a little slippery because you’re just used to something a little bulkier.

Design

Initially the shape of the Pebble, concerned me. “Ergonomically, would it be good,” I heard my concerned citizen voice say… “BUT will it even be comfortable?” was my actual worry.

It’s definitely flatter than what you’ll be used to with conventional mouse designs. The end that you rest your palm on is a little higher than the end with the roller BUT it’s nothing in height compared to what we’re normally driving around on our desks. It really feels like your hand is in a relaxed position, a natural position.

It took some getting used to but I soon figured out that I was using much less force to actually push the mouse around – I wasn’t grabbing it anymore, merely steering it, gently. I suppose because your hand is not rounding upwards but rather flattening into a more natural position, your wrist is more relaxed and in turn, so is everything else after that.

I was reminded that it’s all in our nature, you never know you’re doing something wrong until you try it the correct way and then that makes all the difference.

The feel of the Pebble M350 is also very inviting to the touch.

Connectivity

The slim minimalist Logitech Pebble M350 has dual wireless connectivity (2.4Ghz RF and Bluetooth) and promises an 18 month up-time with one single AA battery, and yes, the battery is included. When not in use, the mouse goes into a battery-saving sleep mode, which is why it keeps for 18 months. I might have to get back to you in 18 months, when I’ve really tested that though.

Tracking

The Logitech Pebble tracks fast and accurately whether you use it on your desk, a table at a coffee shop or even in bed on your covers.

Portable

With its very low profile and small form factor, the Logitech Pebble M350 slides into a laptop bag easily. This portable mouse is made to fit your curated lifestyle and goes wherever life takes you.

Colour

The beautiful, modern, contemporary and minimalist look will definitely suit any work station. Logitech gifted me an off- white Pebble M350 to write this review. I know many people are concerned that white might look tatty eventually but having worked with it now for a week, I don’t find it gets grubby at all. If white doesn’t tickle your fancy though, there’s also the option of rose or graphite available.

SHHHHH!

I’ll be honest, the promise of an ultra-quiet experience by Logitech is what I’m here for. There’s nothing more distracting than a loud clicker, especially in a shared working environment. I’d hate to disturb anyone else, when I’m editing video or just putting together stories. (I also hate to be disturbed by incessant clicking when I’m trying to concentrate.)

I’m here to tell you though that the satisfaction level of the click you have come to love now comes with 90 percent less noise. Even the wide rubber scroll wheel glides in silence – so you can get in the flow without disturbing others.

Price

Between R450 and R499.

Specifications

  • Sensor technology: High Precision Optical Tracking
  • Sensor resolution: 1000 dpi
  • Number of buttons: 3
  • Scroll wheel: Yes- Mechanical
  • Scroll Buttons: Middle Button
  • Unifying ready mouse: Yes
  • Unifying ready receiver: No
  • Battery life: 18 months
  • Battery type: 1 AA pre-installed battery
  • Wireless operating distance: 10 m 4
  • Wireless technology: Logitech Receiver or Bluetooth Low Energy Technology

9 Comments

  1. Emma

    7th Apr 2020 - 11:03 am

    Wow, I absolutely love the look of the Pebble. The pink is too cute. Are we able to replace the batteries at home with standard ones when we need to?

    • Gadget-gal

      7th Apr 2020 - 1:09 pm

      Hi Emma, yes, the battery is a normal AA battery! you just pop off the “lid” and change it!

  2. Bee

    7th Apr 2020 - 11:39 am

    I’ve had two mouses (mice??) in the last year and I hated both of them. One was black and chunky – more of a male techie’s vibe. The other was so damn noisy and lagged. I actually gave up and resorted to the trackpads of my laptop.

    After reading this though, I think I’m ready to get another mouse. I love the sound of the organic shape and more natural hand position. The major drawing factor being the lack of clicking and the pink colour option (when one has a rose gold laptop, one wants a mouse to match!).

  3. Reinart Toerien

    7th Apr 2020 - 12:05 pm

    Oooooooh! Definitely need to get my hands on a graphite one of these…as soon as this lockdown is over with! Not too badly priced either.

  4. Karolina Koeberg

    7th Apr 2020 - 12:38 pm

    This looks amazing!!! The cookout is what got me first and then the 90% less clicking sound. I would love me one of these, however being an apple user would it be compatible? Excuse my ignorance not very clued up on these things. Thank goodness for people like you who can shed some light on that perhaps? I definitely like the less noise aspect and the “less stress” design on the hand positioning. Nice one Logitech and live the name as well!!

    • Gadget-gal

      7th Apr 2020 - 12:53 pm

      Hi Karolina, great question. I use mine with an my MacBook Air, so there’s no problem there!

  5. Sherian Lewis

    7th Apr 2020 - 1:02 pm

    This sounds amazing! There’s nothing worse than straining your wrist on a big bulky mouse, which actually gives me shoulder pain! It’s so cute too and sounds good that you can use it on a lot of surfaces – it’s so frustrating when you can’t work somewhere other than a flat surface where the mouse doesn’t even register. Rose colour – best. Love it! Thanks for the review. Super informative and very exciting!

  6. Pierre du Plessis

    7th Apr 2020 - 1:03 pm

    Since I’ve been working from home in a really quiet room, I’ve become very conscious of how loud my mouse’s clicking is. It really gets on your nerves after a few days, so the Pebble is definitely going on my shopping list! I’m also blown away by the battery life – I’m lucky if I get two weeks of battery from my mac mouse.

  7. Stef

    7th Apr 2020 - 6:28 pm

    I must say I absolutely love this mouse. It’s usually challenging when my husband and I are both working at home, and it sounds like a click-war going on. With this mouse we’re both able to concentrate and work in the same room without disturbing each other.

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