The Logitech MX Vertical mouse is billed as an advanced ergonomic mouse and comes with a warning – Logitech MX Vertical is a unique user experience – so allow for a small adjustment period. And it needs a second warning – not for left-handed use.
The Logitech MX Vertical mouse has a mouse-like base, and the rest of the mouse top morphs 57° upright. The result is a precision scroll wheel on the right side operated by the index finger and four customisable buttons (Back/Forward, DPI, Middle click).
It works on Windows or macOS via Bluetooth or the Logitech
Unifying USB-A receiver.
It charges the 240mAh battery via a USB-C to USB-A cable that
can also act as a third way to connect as a corded mouse. You can pair to three
different devices as well. Battery life
is about four months and recharge time is
under one hour.
Why do you need an ergonomic mouse?
A mouse is a mouse. Sorry, this
is unlike any mouse I have tried. It is all about reducing muscle strain, decreasing
wrist pressure, and to grip in the the
natural handshake position – as you would grasp someone’s hand.
If you suffer from arthritis or carpal tunnel, then this may
restore your mouse use.
And if you have a stand-up desk,
it may offer a more natural hand position than a flat mouse.
If you’re using two computers, you can install Logitech
Options on both and setup flow. You can then seamlessly move between the two
computer screens as if they were one system, and the mouse will automatically
shift between Bluetooth and Wireless.
Logitech MX series
MX is the premium
Logitech series and has higher resolution, rechargeable battery and premium grippy
materials. This is MX quality.
Specifications: Logitech MX Vertical
120 (d) x 79 x 79mm x 135g
240mAh battery and USB-C cable
1000-1600 DPI adjustable in 50 dpi increments
Bluetooth, Unifying receiver or USB cable connectivity
GadgetGuy’s take – Logitech MX Vertical – a stand-up mouse
Sorry, it is not for everyone – lefties and traditional mouse
users included. It is not a gamer’s mouse either. And there is a steep learning
curve as you need to forget years of
mouse muscle memory.
I have tried lots of ‘odd-shaped’ ergonomic mice and trackballs,
and this is the best yet. It is well past
a gimmick. I used it for a few days and found that instead of resting my hand
on the flat underside of the wrist it rests
on the smaller profile side. That takes a little getting used to.
It is for designers and creatives that want just a little more
definition and could have benefits for arthritis
sufferers. A Gadgeteer that has had
carpal tunnel covets this mouse.
We are rating the mouse as a niche ergonomic product – not as
a $169.95 mouse.