Friday, October 13th 2017

Cherry Announces the Gentix Silent Mouse

CHERRY, the specialist for computer input devices, introduces the Gentix Silent. This new version of the classic Gentix mouse is ideally suited for open-plan offices where a quiet work environment is key. As with its predecessor, the CHERRY Gentix Silent has a high-resolution optical sensor and is extremely comfortable to use due to its ergonomic, symmetrical design.

The Gentix Silent is the ideal mouse for quiet work environments. By utilizing special switches CHERRY has eliminated the clicking sound of mouse buttons, which makes this mouse ideal for open-plan offices or public spaces such as libraries. And CHERRY has not just focused on minimizing noise: the ergonomic, symmetrical design of the Gentix Silent makes this mouse extremely comfortable to use for both left- and right-handed users, while the unique shape accommodates all hand sizes. The wear-resistant rubber surface doesn't just feel good, it also improves the grip on the mouse.
At the heart of the CHERRY Gentix Silent sits its 1000 dpi high-resolution optical sensor which ensures that mouse movement is accurately translated to the cursor. The high-quality scroll wheel acts as a third button and a flexible, 1.80-meter-long USB cable completes the package. The Gentix Silent is USB Plug & Play compatible and doesn't require any software, guaranteeing an easy and hassle-free installation in the existing desktop infrastructure.
The CHERRY Gentix Silent is available as of today at a recommended retail price of £13 / €13.
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7 Comments on Cherry Announces the Gentix Silent Mouse

#1
RejZoR
Looks quite nice. It wouldn't hurt to add at least 1 side button though (I know it's not meant to be a gaming mouse but many would opt for it if it had one)... And that groove in the middle will be a massive gunk collector... No matter how clean your hands are, they are naturally oily and they sweat and all this will collect there in the middle...
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InVasMani
I hate the basic design, but the I like the silent mouse click switches a lot I wish that was common. Hopefully other hardware makers take notice and adopt that.
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#3
Katanai
I find it funny that the makers of some of the loudest keyboard switches known to man are now working to implement silent switches in other devices. :D Still, this could be a good thing, I hope they start making some high quality switches to compete with Omron in the future. I don't want to have to repair a double clicking Omron switch ever again...
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lexluthermiester
"RejZoR said:
It wouldn't hurt to add at least 1 side button though (I know it's not meant to be a gaming mouse but many would opt for it if it had one)...
Not everyone wants extra buttons that 1. never get used or 2. just get in the way. Never use them myself. I even dislike the wheel button.
"RejZoR said:
And that groove in the middle will be a massive gunk collector... No matter how clean your hands are, they are naturally oily and they sweat and all this will collect there in the middle...
That's what I was thinking as well.
"InVasMani said:
I hate the basic design, but the I like the silent mouse click switches a lot I wish that was common. Hopefully other hardware makers take notice and adopt that.
"Katanai said:
I find it funny that the makers of some of the loudest keyboard switches known to man are now working to implement silent switches in other devices. :D Still, this could be a good thing, I hope they start making some high quality switches to compete with Omron in the future. I don't want to have to repair a double clicking Omron switch ever again...
Gotta disagree with the both of you. I like that my fav keyboard is rather silent. Not such of a fan of the "clickiness" of mechanical keys. But a mouse without the click would be most irritating. The feedback of the "mouse click" is something that such a device really needs. I had a mouse back in the early 2000's that had membrane pads under the buttons and while it worked is was very irritating. It was great for playing Quake 1, 2 &3[or really any FPS]. But for day to day tasks, it was less than ideal.
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#5
RejZoR
Wheel button is something I never use. But one side button for the thumb, all the time. I have tons of them on my Logi mouse, but I only use one on the side. That's why. And it has to be generic by default, not some browser back/forward nonsense. Side button is always handy for gaming. Even just 1 extra button can make a difference.
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lexluthermiester
"RejZoR said:
Wheel button is something I never use. But one side button for the thumb, all the time. I have tons of them on my Logi mouse, but I only use one on the side. That's why. And it has to be generic by default, not some browser back/forward nonsense. Side button is always handy for gaming. Even just 1 extra button can make a difference.
That's a usage methodology easy to understand. I actually take it to the point of disassembling my mice and supergluing the wheel button non-functional. And see, people with huge hands such as me, have issues with accidentally hitting the buttons near the thumb. Just end up disabling them to avoid the problems..
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RejZoR
For me, tons of side buttons serve no purpose because of the way how I hold my mouse at an angle. It's comfortable for me, but many would say it's an awkward one. But that's how I hold it.
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