The mouse has seen surprisingly little innovation since the scroll wheel was added in the 1990s. No, you no longer need to open it up to remove weeks’ worth of desk debris, but ergonomically speaking, there’s not a huge amount to report.
Logitech has decided to shake things up a bit with a vertical wireless mouse: the MX Vertical. If you’re having trouble picturing that, imagine you’re shaking hands with a disembodied robot palm, and you’re around 90% there.
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In practical terms, that means that your hand is always resting at a 57-degree angle, rather than virtually flat as it would be with a regular mouse. Logitech claims this can reduce muscular strain by 10%.
Of course, that kind of improvement is no good if the rest of the package isn’t up to scratch, but thankfully Logitech has the various mod-cons you’d hope for in a 2018 mouse. It has a 4000 DPI high-precision sensor, with fully customisable buttons, and can be paired to up to three devices at once.
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It lasts four months on a full charge, and should you find it completely dead, you can get an additional three hours from a 60-second blast via USB-C. You can even adjust the DPI settings with that button on the top of the mouse, if you find it a bit too smooth.
Being a part of the company’s high-end MX range, it is a bit more expensive than your average no-name pointer, mind. The Logitech MX Vertical is available for pre-order, costing £92.99/$100, and will be on store shelves at some point in September.
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