My old mouse recently died and I had to get another. The next time we went to Walmart I picked up one of the least expensive ones I could find. It was around $10 and I thought that’s not too bad. At this point, I didn’t have any other requirements in mind, except that it had to be wireless. I didn’t know I’d want a quiet computer mouse.
Terrible Noisy Mouse
Well, I hated it. The clicks were so noisy that if I were trying to write or work on the computer in bed while Rob was asleep it would have kept him awake. The thing constantly shifted into sleep mode if I hadn’t moved it within the previous minute, or however long the alloted waking period was. So I had to constantly wake it up. Not only that, I just hated the clicking noises.
Quiet Computer Mouse
The next time we went to town I tried all the mice on the shelf to see how loud the clicks were, and ended up with this Mossy Oak mouse.
The price is a lot less at Walmart. It’s more than double at Amazon, so unless you have a gift card to spend I’d check with your local stores first. At Amazon it runs around $36. It was $15.88 at Walmart, at the time I wrote this post, but shipping isn’t available for that item so you can’t mail order it. Therefore, the photo is linked to the Amazon option.
There are other features, such as the scroll wheel and a DPI button, and a bunch of other things I don’t really use. I’m not sure what the DPI switchable is for, or why there are “breathing effect” lights for the scroll. The only thing I cared about was that it was 1.) quiet and 2.) wireless.
If you’re looking for a quiet computer mouse, and don’t mind the camo pattern, this is a great pick.
Predator and Prey, or the hunter and the hunted is a common theme throughout my fiction writing. No Qualms, one of my short stories (free at most retailers) is about about a predator/prey relationship. Symbiosis, my first finished novel, not published yet, deals with predator/prey relationships and the balance of energy among life on earth, sometimes symbolic and often outright. Many of my flash fiction stories (I have twitterfiction and 100-word flash stories) are also dealing with this same dynamic. This is a strong theme that runs through most of my fiction and is strongly influenced by life in the wild Ozarks where we live. My first published novel, First Hunt, also has a predator and prey theme to it. I guess it's just part of my nature.
Wild Ozark is 160 acres of beautiful wild Ozark mountains. I call what I do "nature farming" because the land produces, all by itself, the shagbark hickory trees, ferns, moss, ground-fall botanicals, and the perfect habitats for growing and stewarding American ginseng. I'm co-creating with Nature - all of the things I use to make the Fairy Gardens and Forest Folk, the bark we harvest for Burnt Kettle's shagbark hickory syrup, are produced by nature without my input. This land is my muse for inspiration when it comes to my writing, drawing, and photography. It's truly a Nature Farm.
About the voice behind this blog, Madison Woods
I'm a creative old soul living way off the beaten path with my husband in the wild Ozark Mountains. Besides homesteading, growing plants & making crafty things and newsletters, I write books and stories. My rural fantasy fiction, written under the pen name, Ima Erthwitch, usually takes place in a much altered Ozarks.