Logitech MX Vertical Review
The Vertical MX has a design similar to cresting waves. While many mice have this wave, MX Vertical has it predictable vertically. A rather thick base gives the appearance of brown chips from the front and back, while it is more trapezoidal in profile.
All of these shapes may not sound very ergonomic, but they merge into a mouse that feels very natural to hold. Not regular, as far as traditional mice go, but Logitech has gone for a natural handshake grip, so you don’t need to pronate your hand too far to grip it.
If you do something like climbing (we do) that produces a lot of tension in your arm, the difference between holding the MX Vertical and a standard mouse will be easily visible. We feel comfortable to hold, and our arms relax as long as we use them, without additional tension on our sleeves.
The Vertical MX doesn’t boast the crazy specifications you expect from a gaming mouse, but for productivity, the sensor feels entirely accurate. With a DPI range from 400 up to 4,000 DPI, you should be able to find the settings that are suitable for you, regardless of whether you are using a 720p or 4K monitor.
While we struggled with holding the mouse in the right position for the first time, one physical performance problem is put on hold through our tests. Because the mouse button is on the side, pressing it involves the power to the side. A typical mouse has a table underneath to absorb the energy of a button, but the MX Vertical only has a thumb to hold that power. If we continue to use MX Vertical, we find that pressing the button will result in a slight cursor flick. This is especially right for the middle mouse button, which requires heavier emphasis.
For games with high accuracy, this makes it a wrong choice. Even when working, a slight flick of the cursor can result in clicking on the wrong part of the screen or not selecting the entire line of text. It’s easy enough to finish with a tighter grip, but it eliminates all the points of this vertical mouse that are designed to remove tension from your arms. If you have a light squeeze (maybe using your fingertips and leaving your palms entirely), then this might be a wrong choice. For everyone who has a secure grip, his views are much better.
The performance of wireless connections using the Unifying Receiver is phenomenal. We didn’t experience any interference or latency, and it seems to have a pretty high polling rate.
Switching between types of connectivity is also fast. We set it up to connect to PC via a receiver and Bluetooth, then plug it via USB. USB ignores wireless connections, but when disconnected, a fused receiver connection can work immediately. We try to pull out the mouse while moving it and keep moving all the time smoothly.
Switching to Bluetooth on the PC is a little slower, but that might be a laptop error because our cellphone recognizes Bluetooth input faster. Bluetooth feels a lot worse than a receiver connection because it seems like the polling rate is lower, for the cursor movement that is not that smooth.
If you often use the mouse to work and experience pain in your hands, arms, or wrists, MX Vertical can make changes more comfortable. We feel more relaxed in the arms that use it, except when we have to grasp harder to stop the pointer from moving while clicking. As far as we know, this is actually the best ergonomic mouse.
However, most will not make it the best choice for workers who travel frequently. And the price and heavy clicking don’t help it compete with more appropriate mice. Gamers, especially, can rule out this one.
Although we are critical of several aspects that limit viewers to MX Vertical, it successfully fulfills niche needs while remaining a reliable mouse. If you believe the ergonomic design is worth the big problems and clicking problems, Anker has a much cheaper vertical mouse that might be worth trying before opening your wallet even more comprehensive for the Vertical MX.
The Bad > High price, No slot for the wireless receiver, Requires a firm grip, Bulky shape
The Good > Comfortable design, Multiple connection options, Built-in, four-month battery
Conclusion > It takes some time to get past the odd design, high price-point and quirks of a vertical mouse, but the MX Vertical is a comfortable, smooth-performing mouse.
Logitech MX Master 2S Specification
|Connection Type||Dual connectivity:
– 2.4 GHz wireless technology. (15m or 49 ft)
– Bluetooth low energy technology
|Indicator Lights (LED)||LEDs:
1) LED to indicate Power (on/off)
2) 3 Easy-switch LEDs
|Connect / Power||On/Off on button of product|
|Battery Details||LiPo 260mAh|
|Battery Life (not rechargeable)||N/A|
|Battery Life (rechargeable)||4 months|
|DPI (Min/Max)||1000-4000 ( Default dpi is 1000)|
|Mouse||78.50 mm (3.09 inches)||79.00 mm (3.11 inches)||120.00 mm (4.72 inches)||135.00 g (4.76 ounces)|
|Unifying Receiver||18.40 mm (0.72 inch)||14.40 mm (0.56 inch)||6.60 mm (0.25 inch)||2.00 g (0.07 ounce)|
Logitech MX Master 2S Software & Driver
Firmware Update Tool
Firmware Update Tool (Mac)
Logitech Options (Mac)