What you need to know
- Logitech has a fancy new wireless ergonomic mouse on the way for the provocative price of $69.
- It comes in three distinct colors, features a left-handed option, and is built with smaller hands in mind.
- It's available now.
Do you want a mouse that promotes proper forearm posture? Do you have small-to-medium-sized hands that just haven't found a comfy clicker? Are you in desperate need of lefty-friendly (as in, left-handed) tech that features a not 58-degree, not 56-degree, but 57-degree vertical design? And do you want all of this comfort-attuned and health-minded specificity for the bold, daring, nice price of $69? If so, check out what Logitech has cooked up.
That's right: The Lift Vertical Ergonomic Mouse features all of the above perks and then some. It comes in pink, white, and black (with black being the sole option for left-handed folks in North America and Europe), has a 24-month battery life via a single AA battery, sports a design that partially utilizes sustainable plastic, and works with the following operating systems: Windows, Linux, macOS, iPadOS, Chrome OS, Android.
And it gets better. The mouse features "whisper-quiet clicks," customizable buttons that will do whatever you tell them to do, and a thumb rest so you don't strain yourself while hard at work typing and clicking all day. Truly, $69 can get you far here. With that said, if you're looking for alternatives, check out our best mouse guide to learn about the most capable clickers currently on the market.
Logitech Lift Vertical Ergonomic Mouse (opens in new tab)
Logitech's new ergonomic mouse is stylish, form-fitting for those with tiny paws, wireless, available in multiple colors, friendly to left-handed people, and so much more. It can be yours for $69.
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If you’re a trackball fan check out their MX Ergo. My carpal tunnel prefers a trackball over a mouse. I did originally try the MX version of the mouse. Pro tip if you buy the ergo from Bestbuy they include an extra spacer to place it a a higher angle. Amazon doesn’t have this option
I think the trackballs are superior over a vertical mouse. I just don't see any advantage of a vertical mouse over a trackball. But more options is always a good thing.
I would recommend that people only get a vertical mouse if they have a specific need. I tried the MX Vertical as a means to reduce wrist stress without a specific existing condition and I found the experience inferior to a regular mouse. The main problem was that I was applying sideways pressure when clicking a button and this tended to move the mouse slightly sideways. That's not a big deal when clicking on large controls but it made fine control quite difficult and quite infuriating. Because you push downwards to click with a conventional mouse, the lateral position is unaffected.
I should also point out that, in an effort to prevent the sideways movement, I ended up trying to counter-balance the click with my thumb, which increased the stress there. All up, a rather unsatisfactory experience. Your mileage may vary but it was not for me.
How did you manage to use your thumb to do a left click with the fin in-between the fold of your palm?
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