Vertical mice have become an increasingly popular accessory for computer users worldwide in recent years, offering people a simple and effective way to prevent the development of conditions like carpal tunnel (or to reduce its symptoms). There's a vast range of different vertical mouse options on the market, and VicTsing has geared its offering towards people who want an excellent mouse without having to pay a hefty amount of money. After testing it myself, I can confidently say that, while the mouse isn't perfect, it nevertheless brings incredible value to the table for consumers, and will no doubt be a top option for folks who don't have a lot of funding to drop on a mouse.
$10 (opens in new tab)Bottom line: The VicTsing Vertical Wireless Mouse packs good quality into a ridiculously affordable package, making it one of the best budget vertical mice available.
- Comfortable to use.
- Accurate optical sensor.
- Solid build quality.
- Automatic battery saver.
- Incredibly low price.
- May be too large for some.
- Uses AA batteries.
What you'll love about the VicTsing Vertical Wireless Mouse
Overall, the best thing about the VicTsing Vertical Wireless Mouse is its shape and its build quality. The mouse's frame is ideally suited to support your hand and prevent cramping or other types of pain, and the smooth, curvaceous texture of the device is comfortable to the touch. The whole mouse is also constructed out of a hard plastic that's solidly durable, too, so you won't have to worry about accidental drops onto the floor from desk height.
When it comes to performance, the mouse is excellent, although it isn't perfect. The wireless connectivity works without any problems, and the optical sensor is good as well, offering accurate tracking of your movements and a solid dots-per-inch (DPI) range of 1000-2400. It did struggle to keep up with high speed "flick" movements on rare occasions, but thankfully, this is a type of action you're likely to only do in fast-paced video games. Chances are, you're not looking to play games with this mouse anyway, so it's not really a problem. When it comes to battery life, I can't say definitively how long a charge will last because my mouse hasn't died yet — and I've been testing extensively it for a week as of writing this review. The mouse does come with an automatic battery saver that will shut it off after ten minutes of inactivity, so this coupled with the fact my mouse is still going strong means that it's unlikely that battery life will be a problem for people using this accessory.
Overall, it's impressive what VicTsing has managed to pack into this product when you consider how little it costs. For significantly less than what other vertical mice cost, you're able to get your hands on a well-built, solidly-performing, and long-lasting accessory that will serve you well.
What you'll love less about the VicTsing Vertical Wireless Mouse
I have very few problems with this mouse. The only genuine concern of mine is that the mouse is a little on the big side, which may make it ill-suited to people who have smaller hands or simply don't like big mice. It's not huge, but it's still important to note. My hands are large, so I like this, but others may not. The other thing that I dislike about the mouse is that it requires AA batteries to work, meaning you'll eventually have to go out and buy some more. This is annoying, but considering the mouse has an automatic battery saving feature, it seems that its developers were aware of the annoyance and took steps to extend the life of batteries as long as possible.
Should you buy the VicTsing Vertical Wireless Mouse?
The VicTsing Vertical Wireless Mouse is a massive steal that anyone looking to get a vertical mouse for cheap should take advantage of. Between the excellent performance, competent build quality, and automatic battery saving feature, you can't ask for more out of a ten-dollar mouse.
The only reason I would advise against this mouse is if you have small hands, or if you're a stickler about needing AA batteries. Aside from that, you'd be crazy not to consider a mouse that gives this much bang for your buck.
Your wallet won't feel a thing
Low cost, high value
The VicTsing Vertical Wireless Mouse packs good quality into a ridiculously affordable package, making it one of the best budget vertical mice available.
I would generally recommend against getting a vertical mouse of this style. I don't have specific RSI issues, so maybe I don't completely understand what it could do for such a person but I got a Logitech MX Vertical, which is a similar shape, because I thought that it might be more comfortable anyway. I found that it was worse. Yes, your wrist is in a more natural position at rest, but I found it wasn't often at rest. More importantly, I found that I had to tense my thumb a lot. That was because, unlike a normal mouse, the surface you're working on doesn't provide resistance when clicking so either the mouse moves when you press a button or you have to provide your own resistance with your thumb. I tend to use the middle button a lot too, and it requires even more resistance. I gave it a reasonable amount of time to try to get used it but it just didn't happen. I expect that this mouse would be similar.
I haven't tried these mice before but you have a good point here regrading the thumb thing.
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