Logitech’s MX Vertical turns the company’s best mouse on its headAugust 20, 2018
Logitech’s latest mouse doesn’t quite flip the idea of a mouse upside-down, but at a 57-degree angle off a desk, it’s certainly closer than most. The MX Vertical takes the same design and performance cues as the rest of Logitech’s MX line, but puts it in a more ergonomic, vertical mouse form factor.
The entire design of the MX Vertical is meant to reduce strain and movement. According to Logitech, the tilted shape can reduce muscular activity by up to 10 percent compared to a regular mouse, and the sensor supports up to 4,000 DPI to negate the need to physically move the mouse as much. There’s also a dedicated button on top of the MX Vertical that allows users to easily adjust between higher and lower DPI settings with a single press, along with the option to press and drag the mouse for finer adjustments.
I’ve had the chance to use the MX Vertical for a few days, and while I’m still not sure if a vertical mouse is quite for me, the build quality and design are on par with the rest of Logitech’s top-tier mice.
It’s not the first time Logitech has merged its premium mouse line with an oddly designed mouse — while the flagship MX Master 2S and MX Anywhere 2S look like your average mouse, the trackball-style MX Ergo that the company introduced last year fits right alongside the MX Vertical. And like the other MX mice, the MX Vertical also supports Logitech’s Flow software, making it simple to use it with multiple devices.
Logitech is promising up to four months of battery life off a single charge — and unlike all the other mice in the MX lineup, the MX Vertical finally charges via USB-C, which gives me the personal reassurance that I am apparently not just shouting about cable standards into an empty, unfeeling void all the time.
The MX Vertical will cost $99.99 when it ships in September, with preorders available today on Logitech’s website.