Logitech has announced Lift, a $ 69.99 wireless vertical mouse. It will be available today in multiple colorways with both right-handed and left-handed options. The lift features a vertical design that places the hand at a 57 degree angle to improve ergonomics. Compared to using a traditional mouse, using a mouse like Lift can significantly reduce the strain on your wrist because it holds your wrist at the same angle as someone waving. At least that’s what I experienced. Last year I moved to an ergonomic split keyboard and set it up with a Lift-like mouse.
For those who are tracking, the lift is not fully functional More expensive $ 99.99MX verticalHowever, if you don’t want to spend too much, it may be a good starting option. It has no USB-C charging and instead runs on a single AA battery that Logitech claims can last up to (impressively) up to two years.
The lift throws away the elegant design of the MX Vertical and makes it simpler and more playful (plus available in graphite, silver, or pink). It holds a rubber grip to keep it snug in your palm, and most of the same important features are here. The mouse has two main buttons, a scroll wheel that emphasizes smooth and quiet scrolling, a DPI toggle button, and two thumb buttons. At the bottom is a button to switch between any of the three devices to which the lift can be connected (press and hold it to double as a Bluetooth pairing button).
This mouse supports Logitech Flow. This is a unique software feature that allows the mouse to be used on multiple computers at the same time, even when running different operating systems. You need to run the LogiOptionsPlus app on both computers. You can then move the cursor from one PC to another. You can also use this app to easily copy and paste files between machines. I’ve seen a hands-on demo of this software working, but I don’t work at home.
Logitech includes a new Bolt USB receiver with Lift for quick connection to a PC with a USB-A port. Compared to previous integrated receivers This boasts better security.. Alternatively, you can take advantage of Bluetooth features that do not require the use of a receiver.
After spending only a few days with the lift as the main mouse, the transition from the standard mouse was smoother than expected. The learning curve is because this mouse has a button layout similar to the one I’m used to, except that I accidentally hit my hand against the lift and knocked it over (much higher than the average mouse). Not so bad. If you’re interested in a vertical mouse, the lift is well below $ 100, which could be a good option to start from scratch.