Logitech launched the MX Vertical Advanced Ergonomic Mouse with comfort in mind. We trialed this claim of “next-level comfort” in the Jabba Reviews office.
Fans of Logitech know the MX Series is their high-performance line, so as you’d expect the Ergonmic version is of good quality. The idea from Logitech with this mouse is to reduce muscle strain, decrease wrist pressure, and improve posture. Science backs up their claims; “MX Vertical has been designed and tested with criteria set out by leading ergonomists.” The claim is that wrist strain is reduced by 10% with the natural handshake position and the unique 57° vertical angle reduces pressure and positions your thumb on the rest. Lastly, advanced optical tracking and the ability to easily toggle cursor speed means 4x less hand movement and far less muscle fatigue.
Using the MX Vertical is as simple as you’d expect for a mouse. In the hand it feels solid and the textured rubber surface gives a good grip. You can use the standard Bluetooth compatibility to connect, or the Logitech Unifying Receiver. For charging, you have a USB-C port and the battery is 240mAh. The four buttons are customisable but the default settings are perfect for most users with Back/Forward, DPI, and Middle Click. The scroll wheel clicks, but it is smooth and responsive. The position on top of the mouse is surprisingly easy to access but does take a little adjustment as it’s not where you’d first expect. We were fans of the DPI switch on top, with each of us preferring our own setting and finding this easy to access. Unfortunately, this becomes a wasted button once you’ve found your speed and set it.
Logitech MX Vertical Advanced Ergonomic Mouse Specs
- Nominal value: 1000 dpi & 1600dpi
DPI (Minimal and maximal value): 400 to 4000 dpi (can be set in increments of 50 dpi)
- 4 Customizable buttons (By default: Back/Forward, DPI, Middle click)
- Precision wheel
- Rechargeable Li-Po battery (240mAh)
Wireless Operating Distance:
- 10m wireless
- Supported by Logitech Options
Logitech provide their system Logitech Flow with the MX Vertical which pairs up to three devices with your mouse. You can then move between devices simply by moving the cursor to the screen you want to use, so that you can run multiple set ups with one mouse. Logitech highlight the ability to move even between Windows and Mac OS as a key benefit of their Flow system. This is something that I’d usually not bother to set up but I can see the benefits when I have two laptops running on my desk.
Overall, I really like the MX Vertical Advanced Ergonomic Mouse. The price is on the high end for a vertical mouse, but with the Logitech brand and MX name attached you do get the quality expected for your money. If you suffer with wrist and hand muscle fatigue then it is worth looking at the MX Vertical as you are buying yourself the expertise and product development of a big player and their scientists.
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