Logitech’s newest mouse doesn’t fairly flip the concept of a mouse upside-down, however at a 57-degree angle off a desk, it’s definitely nearer than most. The MX Vertical takes the identical design and efficiency cues as the remainder of Logitech’s MX line, however places it in a extra ergonomic, vertical mouse kind issue.
The complete design of the MX Vertical is supposed to scale back pressure and motion. In accordance with Logitech, the tilted form can scale back muscular exercise by as much as 10 p.c in comparison with an everyday mouse, and the sensor helps as much as 4,000 DPI to negate the necessity to bodily transfer the mouse as a lot. There’s additionally a devoted button on high of the MX Vertical that permits customers to simply regulate between increased and decrease DPI settings with a single press, together with the choice to press and drag the mouse for finer changes.
I’ve had the possibility to make use of the MX Vertical for just a few days, and whereas I’m nonetheless undecided if a vertical mouse is sort of for me, the construct high quality and design are on par with the remainder of Logitech’s top-tier mice.
It’s not the primary time Logitech has merged its premium mouse line with an oddly designed mouse — whereas the flagship MX Grasp 2S and MX Wherever 2S seem like your common mouse, the trackball-style MX Ergo that the corporate launched final yr matches proper alongside the MX Vertical. And like the opposite MX mice, the MX Vertical additionally helps Logitech’s Move software program, making it easy to make use of it with a number of gadgets.
Logitech is promising as much as 4 months of battery life off a single cost — and in contrast to all the opposite mice within the MX lineup, the MX Vertical lastly fees through USB-C, which supplies me the non-public reassurance that I’m apparently not simply shouting about cable requirements into an empty, unfeeling void on a regular basis.
The MX Vertical will price $99.99 when it ships in September, with preorders obtainable at the moment on Logitech’s web site.