Logitech Just Made a Crazy, Vertical Mouse

Posted on August 20, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Hardware with 26 Comments

I have been using my original Logitech MX Master for years, and it’s been amazing to use. Over the years, Logitech has iterated the original MX Master, launching products like the MX Master 2 and 2S. Today, Logitech is taking a huge step forward with the new MX Vertical.

Logitech’s new MX Vertical is almost like a vertical mouse. It works at a 57-degree vertical angle, which, of course, looks really weird. But Logitech says the ergonomic design of the mouse allows for less muscle strain, due to the muscular activity being reduced by up to 10% compared to a regular mouse. The design also requires 4x less hand movement. All of this seems pretty minor, but if you are a fan of ergonomic mouse designs and want something that’s way more comfortable during long periods of use, the MX Vertical could be a good option.

Unlike the original MX Master, the MX Vertical comes with sensitivity options of up to 4,000 DPI. And that’s really about it — the $99.99 mouse with all the other customization features you can get on the MX Master, so you can configure them to do almost whatever you want. The device is available for pre-order starting today, and you can get one for yourself here. 

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27 responses to “Logitech Just Made a Crazy, Vertical Mouse”

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    dnationsr

    seems that would be very un-confortable

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    MikeGalos

    Cool. Logitech is now copying Microsoft's Sculpt Ergonomic mouse and went even more extreme in the angle.


    Good for them. A flat mouse is absolutely an ergonomic nightmare waiting to happen.

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    wright_is

    I've had users using similar mice from other manufacturers for a few years now. Those suffering from RSI say that the vertical design is much better for them.

    I hope that the MX Vertical can be connected to 3 different PCs and supports the screen cross-over function that the MX Master 2S supports.

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    curtisspendlove

    Yup, I’ve used a vertical mouse for years. They are amazing if you have certain forms of wrist strain or RSI issues. Kinesics DXT. I swap between that, a trackball, and a trackpad. A standard style mouse starts killing my wrist or index and middle finger quite quickly.


    (Kinesis sells right- and left-hand versions of some models. I’d like to see Logitech release this in both variations as well.)

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    IanYates82

    I saw someone mentioning charging via USB-C. That's neat.


    Does this thing support Bluetooth or do I still have to use one of their dongles? I *really* dislike losing a USB port to their dongle.

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      wright_is

      In reply to IanYates82:

      The MX Master 2S also supports Bluetooth. You can connect it to 3 different PCs at the same time (selectable with a button on the bottom). I assume the Vertical will also support this.

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        Ezzy Black

        In reply to wright_is:

        I'm not sure why, but I use an MX2 Master 2S with a PC, a laptop, and a tablet. The tablet is the only one I use Bluetooth with, and I don't find the experience nearly as satisfying. I'm not sure if it's the slower tablet or the connection, but there is a lot of latency in the response compared to using the dongle on the other two machines.

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    Nonmoi

    This is just a copy of ergonomic mouses on the market for at least last 10 years.

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    red.radar

    I am just waiting on Microsoft to bring back the trackball explorer. That is on my pre-order immediately, buy without thinking list.

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    bharris

    The only thing that I would like to see is the capability to adjust the angle. TekThing showed a mouse a few months ago like this that was adjustable.

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    PeterC

    yes I love this type of mouse. I switched due to elbow/tendon strain issues some time ago. Totally resolved the strain issues that were causing the problem. I use an Anker upright ish mouse. Same basic design.


    Its a shame they don't do a lefty version.

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    waethorn

    Elecom trackballs are awesome too.


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    cheetahdriver

    This, and yet they can't reboot the RB-22?


    You know what has even less hand movement? A TRACKBALL.

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    gregsedwards

    Dear Logitech, f*ck you.

    Sincerely, lefties everywhere

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    TechnologyTemperance

    I use a mouse similar to this from Anker (which is sub $20). I had such crazy wrist pain from using a regular mouse, this style has helped immensely. Of course, everyone needs to find what works from them.

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    jrswarr

    Unless you happen to be left-handed.....

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    wunderbar

    The article buried the lead: charges via USB-C.


    I think that's the first mouse I've seen with that port, and that's wonderful and hopefully the start of a trend.

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    falonyn

    I already use a mouse like this at work. Nice to see that Logitech is making one now. Price is a little high compared to other brands that you can get, but it is rechargeable and hopefully nicer build quality. I am left-handed, and just use a right-handed mouse, so that doesn't bother me really. Vertical mice are so much nicer to use, once you get past a brief learning curve; it is really just a comfort thing. I may have to nab one of these.

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