The MX Vertical Advanced Ergonomic Mouse is yet another example of Logitech’s ability to generate new and innovative products. Although the effort required to work with a mouse may seem trivial, an ergonomically designed product can improve performance, efficiencies, and reduce the risk of injury.
The following excerpts from Logitech’s product page highlight some of the performance enhancements that can be realized with the MX Vertical mouse:
- “MX Vertical’s natural handshake position reduces muscular strain by 10% and promotes a more ergonomic posture”
- “MX Vertical’s unique 57 degree vertical angle reduces pressure on your wrist, while your thumb is positioned comfortably on the thumb rest.”
- A best in class 4000 DPI high-precision sensor where “Advanced optical tracking with a dedicated cursor speed switch results in 4x less hand movement – reducing muscle and hand fatigue.”
Not surprisingly, the MX Vertical mouse is compatible with Logitech’s innovative flow software for seamless automatic switching between devices. If I do have a pet peeve with the MX Vertical mouse it is this: the button to manually switch between devices is located on the bottom of the mouse base. I would have preferred to see a button on the top side much like the M720 Triathlon mouse as pictured here.
As an aside, my Logitech CRAFT Advanced Wireless Keyboard and MX Master 2S mouse coupled with Logitech’s flow software make for an exceptionally seamless user experience when working with more than one machine.
The MX Vertical mouse at least addresses another of my pet peeves by providing a rechargeable battery. The timing is never good for dead keyboard batteries especially when you’re in the middle of a project and there’s no replacements to be found. A one minute quick charge provides 3 hours of use while a full charge provides enough power for up to four months of use.
There are three ways to connect the MX Vertical mouse to your devices: USB-C charging cable, Logitech Unifying Receiver, or Bluetooth. Note that a single unifying device can accommodate up to six devices.
Logitech’s price tag of $129.99 is typically steep for products making their debut on the market though lower prices for the MX Vertical mouse can be found elsewhere. I have yet to determine whether the performance and efficiency gains of the MX Vertical mouse make feasible to replace my MX Master 2S. However, if you are an avid mouse user, the MX Vertical mouse may just provide you with the relief you’re looking for.
Until Next Time – STAY lean!
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