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 Post subject: Silent micro-switches for Logitech and other mice.
PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:36 pm 
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Hi, long time lurker, first time poster.

So today i bought the CALADO Silent Mouse by SPEEDLINK, because it said on the box:
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Advanced button technology which effectively eliminates the noise you make when using the mouse; clicks are almost silent!

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And they deliver, clicks are truly silent compared to regular OMRON switches,
they require less force and feel rather dampened, not hollow like most mice.

Of course i immediately disassembled it to see how the magic happens... don't turn it on, take it apart!

The secret sauce are these weird micro switches with red buttons by Kailh:
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(it's the Kailh MI62XX Micro Switch Series i believe, i'm not sure tho)

They may look non standard, but they are the same dimensions as OMRON switches
which means that you can put them into most Logitech mice, and it should work/fit
here is my Logitech mouse with Kailh switches (de-soldered from the SPEEDLINK mouse):
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Or if you don't want to junk a whole mouse for a few switches, just buy em on ebay, if i only knew...

That's it, a pretty good first post if you ask me, cheers!


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 Post subject: Re: Silent micro-switches for Logitech and other mice.
PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:53 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Silent micro-switches for Logitech and other mice.
PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:36 pm 
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Wow, very nice find!

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 Post subject: Re: Silent micro-switches for Logitech and other mice.
PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:15 am 
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Or rather AliExpress over eBay, where you can get 15 pieces for $9.29 (with Free Shipping)!
That's a great deal, especially compared to the $17 i paid for my "parts mouse" and it's 4 switches.

I also found on their website the Kailh "Quiet Micro Switch":

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"No sound, specifically for consumer who often work at night."

I guess these are the same, just in a proper mouse micro switch form factor...


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 Post subject: Re: Silent micro-switches for Logitech and other mice.
PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:44 am 
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Great thread with useful info.

I'm surprised that there aren't more silent 'high end' mice.

I have a Uping mouse (basically a Eastern Times generic mouse from China) which has silent main buttons, presumably due to using the same/similar microswitches:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews ... VKN6D6P95U

However, it is a budget/generic mouse and I would like a high end mouse with a better sensor, shape, accuracy, weight etc with silent buttons and nothing like that seems to exist.

Thought about the Logitech MX Master and G602 but jeez, how loud are those clicks??

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geY75cNsGTo

I suspect the only way to achieve that is to fit new microswitches like the OP.


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 Post subject: Re: Silent micro-switches for Logitech and other mice.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:09 pm 
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Just wanted to post that I finally did this myself. Now my Logitech M510 (the old version, not the new Logi one) is nice and quiet. At least on the left/right click. Too bad the middle button uses a different kind of switch. Need to find a quiet version of the smaller switch next. Thanks.


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