Research has already proven that prolonged use of the regular the mouse can cause Carpel Tunnel Syndrome due to the fact that one has to twist the arm and wrist in an abnormal position. For this reason, inventors have been trying to come up with better mice designs and Jack Lo was among the first inventors to come up with a new type of mouse. In 1994, he created the first mouse that supported the hand in a handshake position, which would not need pressure or hand twisting. The Evoluent VerticalMouse is what Lo called his invention and years later, it is in its fourth generation, which is what we will look into. So is it the best vertical mouse? Continue reading this review to see my opinion.
The Design of the Evoluent VerticalMouse
This mouse can actually be said to look peculiar because it is 3” tall and does not even look like a mouse. However, it is that height that allows a person to use it in a vertical handshake position without any wrist pain. The quality is excellent even though made of plastic since it has been pieced together using other different materials. The body is made of mat black rubberized finish that allows the user to grip the mouse without any pressure on their wrists or fingers. On the left side is a thumb well made of two- toned silver components while the front and buttons are finished with purple plastic. Overall, the mouse is as lightweight as it is durable. The design helps with the ergonomic aspects of using the mouse and allows you to work all day with little fatigue.
Customization and Pointing Accuracy
This is one of the most accurate mice in the market and can easily be used for gaming, browsing and Photoshop. Even though you can use it straight from the box, you can download the Mouse Manager Software from the Evoluent website for customization. You can interchange the button functionalities to your liking so you can use it with much ease.
The Evoluent Mouse has a variety of different models for both right and left-handers. There are versions made for smaller hands and one can choose to have a wireless or wired mouse. The wireless versions come with USB receivers or are Bluetooth enabled while the wired version comes with a 75” long cable. It also comes in many different colors.
The Evoluent Vertical Mouse might be different from what you are used to but with all these features, it is definitely worth having. I believe it is the best ergonomic mouse out there. This mouse is recommended mostly to people who use computers everyday due to health issues but anybody can use and enjoy it. You can also read more about the benefits of a vertical mouse here.
If you have any question, comments or your own personal experiences with the Evoluent Verticalmouse please feel free to leave a comment below.