Renowned peripheral maker Logitech took a massive leap forward as it unveiled the MX Vertical, the first vertical mouse of the company.
The MX Vertical, which is now available for preorders online at $99.99, is larger and heavier than the typical mouse, with dimensions of 78.5 × 79 × 120 mm and weight of 135 grams . The mouse's click buttons and scroll wheel are situated on the right side, near the crest of the 57-degree "wave" shape.
It wasn't the first time that Logitech released an oddly designed mouse, as the company has also produced the trackball-like MX Ergo mouse, which was released last year. Prior to releasing the MX Ergo, Logitech has also distributed the MX Anywhere 2S and the MX Master 2S mice.
The MX Vertical is armed with robust features that include a resolution that could go as high as 4,000 DPI. As for its battery life, Logitech claims that the MX Vertical can last for as long as four months on a full charge, and it can gain three hours of juice from just a single minute of charging.
MX Vertical, which is compatible with Bluetooth, Logitech's Unifying Receiver USB dongle, and USB-C also grant users with a flexibility to connect with six Logitech devices to a single receiver. It also supports the Logitech's Flow program, thus making it more manageable to move between multiple computers and devices.
The device is loaded with two customizable options that are situated in the left portion of the mouse. It is likewise comprised with a button on the aluminum top, which is primarily used in controlling the pointer speed.
Reduces Muscle Strains
Built in a natural handshake position, Logitech claims that the mouse reduces the probability of muscle strains by 10 percent. The company mentioned that its 57-degree vertical design lessens the pressure on the wrist and puts the thumb in a comfortable position on the thumb rest.
"MX Vertical is shaped for the human hand and smooth to the touch. Its unique form is designed to fit a variety of hand shapes and sizes, while the textured rubber surface assures a solid and natural grip," Logitech said.
Logitech added that the mouse, which is suitable for both Windows and Mac users, will begin shipping to customers next month. On the other hand, Apple Insider noted that Macs will need to run macOS 10.11 or later to make use of the MX Vertical.