Logitech Debuts New MX Vertical Ergonomic Mouse

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Logitech today announced the launch of the MX Vertical, the company's most advanced ergonomic mouse to date.

    The MX Vertical, which was designed in collaboration with ergonomic experts, combines ergonomic design elements with MX mouse performance for a mouse that cuts down on forearm strain and wrist pressure without impacting productivity.


    Up to 12 percent of computer users feel discomfort or pain on a daily basis according to a recent survey, and that's the consumer base Logitech is targeting with this product. Logitech tested dozens of prototypes and designs to come up with the ideal shape, weight, and glide that eases pain but doesn't impede mouse usage.

    Logitech's MX Vertical Mouse features a 57 degree vertical angle, reducing muscular activity by up to 10 percent compared to a standard mouse. It puts the mouse into the same position you might use when shaking someone's hand, offering a thumb rest and a comfortable grip.


    Logitech designed the mouse to fit a range of hand shapes and sizes, and there's a texturized rubber surface that provides an ideal amount of grip. A built-in 240mAh rechargeable battery provides up to four months of usage, and an included quick charge feature provides three hours of power with one minute of charging.

    The mouse is highly customizable with an adjustable 4,000 DPI high-precision sensor, which allows for four times less hand movement compared to a standard mouse to reduce usage fatigue. A switch at the top of the mouse allows the cursor speed and accuracy to be easily adjusted from 400 DPI to 4,000 DPI, while Logitech software allows for further customization.

    Easy-Switch functionality lets the mouse switch between two computers with no need to re-pair, and Logitech Flow software lets text, images, and files be copied and pasted between multiple machines with the MX Vertical.

    Logitech's new MX Vertical Mouse is priced at $99.99 and will be available in retail stores starting in September. The mouse can be pre-ordered from the Logitech website starting today.

    Article Link: Logitech Debuts New MX Vertical Ergonomic Mouse
  2. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

    Jan 28, 2009
  3. deavy macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2013
  4. SpamJunkie macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2003
    Ordered. I've been waiting for an ergonomic mouse that connects to the new macbook pros well.
  5. Westside guy macrumors 603

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
  6. rturner2 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2009
    I really dislike using these. A huge fan of split keyboards but tried the MS one like this and couldn’t get used to it / didn’t think it was better.

    Good on Logitech for having a crack at it.
  7. Marx55 macrumors 68000

    Jan 1, 2005
    Bring wired one. Wired whatever is much better than wireless whenever possible for anything, including also keyboards and mice. Batteries are obnoxious to the environment, besides much less convenient (for instance, less responsive) and a pain to recharge routinely. We are destroying planet Earth and nobody seems to care.
  8. Mac Fly (film) macrumors 65816

    Mac Fly (film)

    Feb 12, 2006
    Think different.
  9. sdc512 macrumors newbie


    Aug 17, 2018
    northwest Georgia (US)
    It does indeed look ridiculous. But after using the MX Trackpad, I’m willing to look ridiculous using it too. The ergonomics are incredible.
  10. tarsins macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2009
    Yes, it looks strange to the usual mouse but having moved my arm around in the new position then changing back to the traditional one I can definitely feel the strain on the latter. I’ll be ordering one.
  11. cyb3rdud3 macrumors 65816

    Jun 22, 2014
    I’ve been using an évoluent vertical mouse for years. It is so much better for your arm as it is in the correct position. Nice to see there is some competition.
  12. cerberusss macrumors 6502a


    Aug 25, 2013
    The Netherlands
    It can be connected via USB-C! From the Logitech site: "THREE WAYS TO CONNECT: Connect MX Vertical via the included USB-C charging cable, Logitech Unifying Receiver, or Bluetooth."

    This is an important bit of information that, in my opinion, should definitely have been included in the story.

    Like you said, wired is sometimes vastly preferable. I've worked at an airport where bluetooth was unusable, no idea why (radar?). Really happy with this, and Logitech seems to understand that USB-C is the way to go forward!
  13. Benjamid macrumors member


    May 15, 2016
    hahaha... not what I was thinking:)
  14. fhall1 macrumors 68040


    Dec 18, 2007
    (Central) NY State of mind
    Never heard of the MX Trackpad and can’t find any links for it...can you point me towards some info?
  15. oldtime macrumors 6502

    Nov 27, 2007
    Oh how interesting it seems my gf is hiding one of these in the back of her sock drawer.
  16. littyboy macrumors 6502a

    Jun 12, 2009
    Actually, this could be good for your wrist as it is naturally in the vertical position. Curious to try this out.
  17. MrGimper macrumors 603


    Sep 22, 2012
    Andover, UK
    Seems I'll be able to reinvest my Air Hockey skills.
  18. orbital~debris macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2004
    England, UK, Europe
    Ooh! Interesting appearance - it’s a little Salvador Dalí.
  19. OddyOh macrumors 6502


    Nov 29, 2005
    Regina, SK, Canada
    Yup, been an Evoluent user for a long time, worth every penny. Anyone using the default Apple mice should give these ergo mice a try immediately.
  20. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Wow, that's ugly, I show up to office with that, the nerds will beat me up and take my lunch money :eek: :p
  21. anthorumor macrumors 6502a

    Jun 16, 2009
    Sydney, Australia
    At my work place, I get compliments.
    I'm using the much cheaper $25 Anker 2.4ghz wireless vertical, and it does feed comfortable after hours of drafting. Since I leave it there, when I get back to my MX mouse, it's just not the same.
  22. Bearxor macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2007
    Yeah I’ve had the Evoluent 3 for about five years now and it works but it’s not really a great mouse. Looking very forward to trying this one.
  23. Pakaku macrumors 68020


    Aug 29, 2009
    So does the Magic Mouse, and that thing is as unergonomic as it gets...
  24. aleni macrumors 68020

    Jun 2, 2006
    Wait until this thing double clicking in less than a year. I’ve always had bad luck with expensive logitech’s mouses. The cheap one $20-30 from 2005 is still fine, but 2 wireless logitech that costed me $100 are double clicking in less than a year.
  25. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    Happy to see that Logitech is finally embracing contemporary USB standards. Not convinced by the mouse though.

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