The Logitech MX Vertical is a vertical mouse, which you hold in a different way than a standard mouse. Is this just as useful and indeed better for your posture?
If you are looking for a suitable mouse for your Mac , you might immediately think of Apple’s own Magic Mouse . This mouse is known for the extensive possibilities with swipes and more Mac functions, but a lot less for the ergonomic design. Logitech has almost the opposite with the MX Vertical: less specific Mac functions, but an ergonomic design. In this review of the Logitech MX Vertical you can read our experiences with this vertical mouse.
Logitech MX Vertical in short
These are the main features of the Logitech MX Vertical:
- Vertical mouse with ergonomic design
- Design with an angle of 57 degrees
- Buttons: left and right mouse button, clickable scroll wheel, back and forward button for the browser and gesture button on top
- Supplied with 1 meter USB-C to USB-C cable
- 4000 dpi tracking
- Adjust settings with Logitech Options
- Battery life of about four months
- Available from € 70.99
I’ve been working at iCulture in the editorial office for five years now. In those five years I tried three different mice: Apple’s own Magic Mouse, the Logitech MX Master 2S, and recently the Logitech Vertical. I’m a fan of Apple’s own mouse because of its many Mac features, but on long work days, the design can be a bit disappointing in the long run. The Logitech MX Master 2S is therefore a nice alternative, but in terms of seating position this is almost the same as Apple’s own mouse. The MX Vertical is a bit more comfortable in that respect, although you have to get used to it in the beginning.
Because the mouse is vertical, your arm rests in a more natural position. You don’t have to twist your arm muscles like you would with a regular mouse, which, according to Logitech, gives a 10% less chance of muscle pain. After the first day of use, I was quite skeptical. After years of using an ordinary mouse, it felt quite uncomfortable to suddenly use a vertical model. Moving the cursor across the screen therefore felt a bit crazy, also because you have the idea that you have a fairly large device in your hand.
After almost two weeks of testing, I don’t notice anything anymore. I now operate the vertical mouse with the same ease as a standard mouse, although I sometimes have a little more trouble positioning the cursor. Fortunately, Logitech Options lets you adjust all kinds of settings. In my case it is difficult to say whether the mouse actually improves posture. I never had problems with my arm, but if that is the case for you, this Logitech MX Vertical can be a solution for that.
Buttons on the MX Vertical
In addition to the regular left and right mouse buttons (which are on the side here), the mouse also has a scroll wheel. In contrast to, for example, the MX Master 2S, you can only scroll with clicks. With the MX Master 2S you can switch modes between super-fast scrolling and click-to-click scrolling. We think it’s a shame that this MX Vertical is missing, because you are now endlessly scrolling especially on long web pages.
In addition, a horizontal scroll wheel is missing. With the MX Master 2S you will find an extra scroll wheel next to the back and forward button, with which you can easily scroll horizontally through an Excel file, for example. We think it is a shame that the MX Vertical does not have this, because it is therefore less suitable for apps where you have to scroll a lot horizontally. You can adjust the other buttons on the mouse to your own taste. We use the button on top, for example, in combination with moving the mouse to switch between desktops. We do think that this button is in a somewhat awkward place.
MX Vertical connect and battery life
The mouse connects via Bluetooth. There is also a USB adapter, but you don’t really need it on a Mac . The mouse can be paired with three devices and you can switch between devices with the button at the bottom. The MX Vertical has a battery life of about four months, which is quite long for a wireless mouse. By charging it for one minute, you can use it for another three hours. So you don’t have to worry about the battery life.
The advantage in terms of charging is that the Logitech MX Vertical uses USB-C. You can therefore easily connect it to the latest MacBooks, without having to use an adapter or another cable. The inconvenient thing is that you cannot see how much power is left on the mouse itself.
It is important to take into account that the mouse is not suitable for left-handed people. If you have very large hands, it could also be that your little finger rests on your desk. But for smaller, medium, and medium-sized hands, the size of the mouse is fine.
Conclusion Logitech MX Vertical
The Logitech MX Vertical is a nice vertical mouse. Whether it is right for you is a matter of trying. If an ordinary mouse causes muscle or joint pain, this vertical Logitech mouse can be a solution. The design provides a slightly more ergonomic position compared to a traditional mouse. In the beginning, such a model takes some getting used to, but after a week or a half, you actually operate the mouse just like a normal mouse. Yet such a vertical mouse is not suitable for everyone.
The biggest lack we find a horizontal scroll wheel and super fast scrolling with the normal scroll wheel. We also find it a bit inconvenient that you cannot quickly see whether the mouse is almost empty or not. We therefore only recommend the MX Vertical if you experience problems with your muscles or joints (the well-known mouse arm) during prolonged work with a normal mouse. If you don’t have that, there is actually no reason to choose the MX Vertical.
- Comfortable mouse
- Easy to connect
- Long battery life
- Super-fast scrolling is missing
- No horizontal scroll wheel
- Only recommended if you are bothered by a normal mouse