A couple of months ago (yes, this is a super late review), I decided to buy the Logitech MX Vertical.
The mouse is also called ‘an advance ergonomic mouse’ by Logitech, and it does cost a bomb, hence why I contemplated about buying it in the first place. (go down to know it’s price and where you can buy it)
Switching to a ergonomic mouse
I’ve switched to using an ergonomic mouse after I noticed my wrist and arms are getting aches from frequent use of the computer.
My research online showed that this common for those constant using computers and it’s called Carpal tunnel Syndrome.
Such syndrome needs surgery if it gets worst, so to ensure it doesn’t, change in activity is much recommended.
This is where an ergonomic mouse like the Logitech MX Vertical comes in.
An ergonomic mouse reduces the pressure on my wrist, while positioning the thumb comfortably on the thumb rest.
Yes, it does take time to get used to such mouse, but I’ve noticed the mouse helps a lot to reduce the numbness I’ve been feeling in my wrist and hands over the years.
Logitech MX Vertical specification
The Logitech MX Vertical ergonomic mouse curves at a 57 degrees angle to allow maximum comfort when using it.
According to Logitech, the mouse reduces hand movement and comes with a 4,000 DPI high – precision sensor.
There’s 4 customizable buttons on the mouse, and it’s about 135g in weight.
The mouse is 78.5 mm tall, 79 mm wide and 120 mm long.
It addition to that, the mouse gives 3 hours of use from a minute charge of its 240 mAh Li-Po battery, and is claimed to last four months on a single full charge. (Read on to find out if this is true).
Charging is done via USB-C, so if you are also using an Android phone with the same cable, it’s super convenient.
In terms of connectivity to the computer, the mouse can be connected using a USB-C charging cable, Logitech Unifying Receiver, or Bluetooth.
What I liked
I had been using used ergonomic mouse for a while now. Some were priced below RM100, and some breached that RM100 pricetag.
To be honest, there’s not much difference in terms of comfort when using the Logitech MX Vertical and other brand-less ergonomic mouse. It largely feels the same, and functions in a similar manner.
However, the Logitech MX Vertical does feel slightly more premium than the rest, and touching it gives me confidence when using it for work.
I also like the weight and precision it has as it makes it easier to control. the difference feels like driving a Kancil, and driving a Nissan. There’s weight to the Logitech mouse which gives you extra control. At least that’s how I felt.
The use of Logitech Options also allows me to easily change the settings of the buttons on the mouse, which include changing its DPI and also cursor speed.
Aside from that, the fast charging really works, and the battery really last as advertised (4 months on a full charge).
The use of the USB-C for charging is also a great benefit for someone like me who has plenty of USB-C cables lying around.
Aside from that, some ergonomic mouse nowadays ten to have the RGB lights which I think is too ‘flashy’. The Logitech MX Vertical keeps pale, but looks and fits a professional environment.
Connectivity to the computer is also simple and easy, but I prefer to use Bluetooth.
One biggest advantage this mouse has over some other random brand is how the mouse retains a stable connectivity both via Bluetooth and the Logitech Unifying Receiver. Other brands I’ve used tend to have problems with connectivity after a couple of months.
Problems with Logitech MX Vertical
But of course all is not great with the mouse.
The biggest bother for anyone wanting to buy this mouse is pricing. At about RM400, it’s a huge buy.
It took me several months to finally decide on the mouse.
Another problem with the Logitech MX Vertical is the size of the mouse. The mouse is bulky and it does take up space in the bag. However, all ergonomic mouse of this kind are big in size.
Where to buy
The Logitech MX Vertical is hard to find in Kuching and I’ve not seen or found any brick and mortar computer store selling it locally.
I had to order mine online, and it came from overseas. This meant I had to wait for a couple of weeks to get the mouse.
The mouse is sold cheapest in Shopee, with RM349.99 (excluding delivery) being the lowest price I could find.
Buy the Logitech MX Vertical: SHOPEE
I do not regret buying the Logitech MX Vertical although it does cost a lot.
The quality comes with the price, and I am very glad that it not only has helped me decrease the issues I am having with my wrist, but has also performed well.
That said, if you are looking to buy an ergonomic mouse like I did, this mouse by Logitech, comes highly recommended.