Logitech MX Vertical Advanced Ergonomic Mouse review

Logitech MX Vertical Advanced Ergonomic Mouse review
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Last Updated on by Daniel Lawrence

I was a bit nervous about writing a review of the MX Vertical Advanced Ergonomic Mouse since it’s a relatively new mouse. And, while I like the idea of the MX Vertical Advanced Ergonomic Mouse, it doesn’t exactly scream “MOTION CONTROL”, and you won’t be able to buy it at the local office supply store. So I wanted to give you my honest review of the MX Vertical Advanced Ergonomic Mouse.

The MX Vertical Advanced Ergonomic Mouse is a new, redesigned version of the MX Vertical mouse, which is already one of my favorite mice for its size and weight. The MX Vertical Advanced Ergonomic Mouse has an advanced ergonomic design that offers better hand and wrist support and improved comfort. But it’s also designed for those with hand or wrist problems since the ergonomic design can help you avoid repetitive stress injuries.

LOGITECH MX VERTICAL: SPECS

  • DPI : 4,000
  • Buttons: 6
  • Size: 3.1 x 3.1 x 4.7 inches
  • Weight: 4.8 ounces

Logitech MX Vertical review: Design

Logitech MX Vertical Advanced Ergonomic Mouse review

One of the most compelling features of the Logitech MX Vertical is its ergonomic design. With its 57-degree tilt, the mouse can theoretically reduce muscle movement by 10 percent by keeping your wrist in a more natural position. Both the thumb nook and the palm rest are slip-resistant.

There are six buttons on the Logitech MX Vertical. At the top, there are left and right buttons, as well as a scroll wheel. The thumb nook has two customizable buttons, and there’s another customizable button on top.

Using the bottom button of the mouse, you can switch between up to three devices connected to the Logitech MX Vertical. Each device is identified by light. You can also switch profiles via Logitech Options.

The front of the mouse features a USB-C port for charging. There is a wireless range of up to 10 meters (30 feet). The USB-C cable, Bluetooth, or USB dongle can be used to connect the mouse to your computer. However, the USB dongle is quite small. Because the mouse does not come with a compartment to store it, you’ll have to find a way to make sure it doesn’t get lost unless you plan on keeping your computer permanently connected to it.

Logitech MX Vertical review: Features

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The Logitech MX Vertical’s tilt lets you switch between a horizontal and a vertical configuration. It has been designed specifically to relieve wrist strain and forearm strain.

Up to four months of battery life are possible. I have not had to charge the mouse since I started using it, so I haven’t been able to test this. Aside from the long battery life, another benefit of this charger is that you can use it for three hours after just one minute of charging – an excellent option during the middle of the day. Charging the battery fully takes a few hours.

This mouse has customizable buttons, as well as features like scrolling and pointer speed. Additionally, you can change the direction of scrolling. Using Logitech Options, the software for this mouse, you can customize the buttons for different applications. 

If you’re a frequent internet user, you can program a button to open a new tab in Chrome. In addition, you’ll be able to customize buttons for software like Microsoft Word and Excel so that actions like zooming in and copying and pasting take less time and don’t require a keyboard.

Logitech MX Vertical review: Performance

Logitech MX Vertical Advanced Ergonomic Mouse review

Logitech’s MX Vertical is well known for its ergonomic design. Thus, it’s important to consider whether this will relieve wrist tension or feel more comfortable. If the vertical angle eases pain, it depends on how you use the mouse and how you position your wrist. Despite the fact that the MX Vertical is unlikely to solve any chronic pain, it may offer a more comfortable posture.

Due to the vertical design, you cannot rest the inner part of your wrist on your desk while using the mouse. This setup might be less comfortable for you. Overall, it’s a personal choice and might take a little experimentation.

It’s helpful to be able to customize buttons depending on what application you’re using, which can boost productivity. For specialized users, such as those who use Adobe InDesign or Final Cut Pro, this feature is best suited. Regardless of this, these buttons can help even an infrequent user be more efficient.

To learn how to use Logitech Options, you will need to set up all of your preferences. Fortunately, it is intuitive once you download it. For the mouse to work, you don’t need to download the Logitech software. In comparison to Logitech’s latest mouse, the MX Master 3, this mouse has a very slow scrolling function, even when it’s set to the fastest speed.

Logitech’s MX Vertical works on nearly any surface, which is one of the advantages. It worked well on all three surfaces: a marble table, an uneven table with ridges, and a textured placemat. With the software, you can adjust the cursor speed and pointer speed.

People who use multiple computers at once can also benefit from the Flow feature, in which the mouse cursor is dragged from one to another. When switching between devices, however, the mouse can sometimes be hard to locate and the mouse tends to lag.

Pros Cons
Precision and speed Easy-to-lose USB dongle
Ergonomic vertical design Expensive
Customizable features Some software issues

Conclusion

If ergonomic design and customization features are important to you, Logitech’s MX Vertical is the best productivity mouse option.

Nevertheless, if the most important feature is the vertical design, then you might want to consider a more affordable option in the $20 to $30 range. Consider the Logitech MX Master 3 instead if you only care about its customizable features, as it has more options and a more advanced scroll wheel.

Alternatively, if you don’t want to compromise on design or customization, and you’re prepared to spend $100, the Logitech MX Vertical may be the right choice for you.