If using normal computer mice gives you cramps in your hand and wrist, your best bet is to turn to vertical mice. These special mice are designed to keep your hand in a more natural position during use, which in turn significantly reduces the chances of pain building up. The absolute best vertical mouse you can get your hands on is the Logitech MX Vertical, but at its high price tag, it simply won't be an option for many.
This is where VicTsing's option comes in. At just a quarter of the price of elite options like the Logitech MX Vertical, the VicTsing Wireless Vertical Mouse features strong core performance and a comfortable, ergonomic design. For the budget-conscious buyer, it's a dream come true.
$20 (opens in new tab)Bottom line: The VicTsing Wireless Vertical Mouse brings good performance and a great ergonomic design to budget-buyers, making it a great option for combating hand pain.
- Great comfort and support
- Strong overall performance
- Massive battery life
- Back buttons placed a little awkwardly
- Mouse buttons could provide more feedback
What you'll love about this vertical mouse
My favorite thing about the VicTsing Wireless Vertical Mouse is how comfortable it is to use. Thanks to its ergonomic shape and velvety exterior, the mouse is incredibly pleasant to rest your hand on. The fact that the area between the mouse buttons and thumb rest is hollow also means that the mouse doesn't feel too dense, so gliding it across a surface is effortless.
Secondly, the VicTsing Wireless Vertical Mouse delivers strong core performance. Though its sensor isn't as accurate and smooth as elite options like the Logitech MX Vertical, it comes very close. I wouldn't recommend this mouse for gaming, but it's got more than enough precision and responsiveness for web browsing and productivity scenarios. You can set the dots-per-inch (DPI) to 800, 1,200, or 1,600 depending on your preferences.
Lastly, the mouse has an incredible battery life of 12-18 months. Considering all you need to get it working is a single AA battery, this means that the VicTsing Wireless Vertical Mouse will save you a ton of money in the long-term compared to mice that don't last as long.
What you'll love less about this vertical mouse
My only gripes with the VicTsing Wireless Vertical Mouse are that the back and forward page navigation buttons are placed too high on the back of the mouse and that the mouse buttons don't provide a lot of audible "clicky" feedback.
It felt more natural to have my thumb on the bottom of the back of the mouse during use, so having the back and forward buttons above that area seems like a strange design choice. As for the mouse buttons not being clicky, my dislike of VicTsing's focus on silence is subjective. I like having clear feedback when pressing buttons, but others may prefer the quieter approach. Regardless, both of these issues aren't a big deal.
Should you buy this vertical mouse?
Ultimately, the VicTsing Wireless Vertical Mouse is a stellar option for budget-conscious buyers who are looking for a more ergonomic option to use at the computer. If you want to combat hand pain (or prevent it entirely), this mouse will be perfect for you.
If you're bothered by some of the downsides to this mouse and want something that's elite, it doesn't get better than the Logitech MX Vertical. However, for people who don't mind sacrificing perfection for a much lower price, the VicTsing Wireless Vertical Mouse is ideal.
Small cost, big win
The VicTsing Wireless Vertical Mouse brings good performance and a great ergonomic design to budget-buyers, making it an excellent option for combating hand pain.
Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.
I am so glad I went vertical, my wrist thanks me for it.