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Logitech MX Ergo Plus Review: Best In Class

Logitech has long been the king of thumb trackballs, and the Logitech MX Ergo Plus is the flagship thumbball to rule them all. What makes the Ergo Plus the best of the best? Once we take a closer look, the reasons become obvious. Let’s see what makes the MX Ergo Plus Logitech’s best trackball.

The Verdict

The Logitech MX Ergo Plus takes a successful design and perfects it by adding a few changes that make a big difference in comfort and functionality.

The most notable change comes with the addition of adjustable tilt. With up to 3 different angles for your arm to rest in, the tilting function provides the much needed on-demand solution to ergonomics lacking in most trackballs today.

The MX Ergo gives you a mostly pronated position as well as a 20-degree pitch. If you want the wedge which adds another 10-degrees and a bit of height, you will have to spring for the MX Ergo Plus.

The wireless connectivity has always been a shining feature in Logitech trackballs and peripherals.

The MX Ergo and Ergo Plus provide not only the classic Logitech 2.4Ghz with Unifying Receiver, but the convenience of Bluetooth as well.

Logitech Flow even allows you to seamlessly and easily used your trackball between two devices, even being able to copy files between them for increased functionality.

The included micro-USB cable, however, is only meant for charging the battery and won’t work for a latency-free wired connection.

Thankfully a long battery life ensures you won’t have to worry about losing your connection, and you can even use your mouse while charging.

The Logitech MX Ergo and Ergo Plus come with many premium features but this also means a premium price.

Whether these features are worth it is for you to decide, but the overall package makes the Logitech MX Ergo Plus the most well-balanced and complete thumbball that you can buy.

Let’s see what makes the MX Ergo Plus the Best-In-Class for thumb trackballs.

A wireless trackball mouse with multiple tilt settings for the best ergonomics.

Is the MX Ergo Plus Comfortable?

The Logitech MX Ergo Plus may be the most comfortable thumbball released so far by any brand.

What makes the MX Ergo so comfortable, and what took so long?

10 years ago, Logitech released what became the ideal form for a thumb trackball in the Logitech M570.

While the comfort was nearly unmatched, especially for the arm and shoulder, hand and wrist ergonomics proved to be lacking.

The Logitech MX Ergo and Ergo Plus look to solve this issue and, especially in the case of the Ergo Plus, do so with flying colors.

The Ergo’s shape and hinged design allow for a pronated flat angle, a more comfortable 20 degree tilt, and in the case of the Ergo Plus, even provide a wedge to give you an additional 10 degrees, as well as some additional height.

The difference between the MX Ergo and MX Ergo Plus is simply the included wedge.

The adjustable tilting mechanism means that you can find your sweet spot, and hands of all sizes should be able to find a comfortable position with the Ergo and Ergo Plus.

Multiple materials and textures are used and provide different tactile feelings for each part of your hand.

The trackballs’ hump is not overpronounced, and the top of the trackball is wide enough for even large hands to find supportive.

The shape overall is comfortble from most angles, and most will find it easy to adjust to the shape and size.

While the MX Ergo can feel a but cramped when using it in a pronated postition, the tilted angles provide a more natural feeling in the forearm as well as an increased range of motion for the thumb, allowing for less strain in your thumb and forearm.

The adjustable tilt is just enough to make for the perfect balance of ergonomics and space-saving design.

Ease of Usage

Logitech’s MX Ergo builds upon the success of Logitech’s simple thumbball designs.

All of the buttons are easily accessible and most hands won’t have to reach or stretch in awkward positions to use them. Larger hands with longer fingers may find the topside device-switch and shoulder-navigation buttons to be slightly inconvenient to press.

The thumbball may feel restrictive to use at first, especially in a pronated position or if you aren’t used to using your thumb for cursor control. In a tilted and more natural position, the thumbball is easy to control and allows for a greater range of motion.

Instead of adding a pleathora of buttons for each of your fingers, Logitech keeps it simple and restrained by simply adding a device toggle button, a thumb function button, and side-scrolling to the scroll wheel.

While the possibilities with these for application-specific functions are many, the design also allows for convenient media and playback control.

My preferred layout includes the side scrolling to control volume and thumb button controlling play/pause.

For side and vertical scrolling, a convenient way is to leverage the middle-mouse click. By clicking and holding the scroll wheel for fast-scrolling, you are able to use the ball itself to scroll vertically or horizontally, and simply release the scroll wheel to return to cursor control.

This technique is a convenient way to seamlessly scroll without needing to rely on your index finger or a free-spin mode, which the MX Ergo lacks.

You can also use this the traditional way by clicking once to activate fast scrolling mode, and click once again to revert to cursor control.

Make sure to turn on mouse acceleration or pointer precision. While you may be accustomed to turning this off with a regular mouse, acceleration is often crucial to the functionality of a trackball.

Build Quality

The MX Ergo is heavy and sturdy, and is the heaviest trackball in Logitech’s lineup.

The weight adds to the premium feel and the MX Ergo Plus will feel like a fixture on the desk.

The grey trackball itself is 34mm in diameter. Under the trackball are 3 bearings and a 440DPI sensor.

The tilting plate on the bottom is attached via a strong magnetic connection. The tilt is achieved with pressure placed on one side or the other.

The added wedge is also magnetic, but the connection is not as strong, and you may feel the MX Ergo slide from its initial mounted position.

The bottom of the MX Ergo Plus is simple than that of the M570 and M575 due to the lack of user-replaceable batteries.

A large rechargeable battery and necessity for magnetic tilt funtion means the bottom sports only a power switch and tilt groove.

The access hole is smaller than usual, so you may need to use a pen or other object to pop out your trackball rather than a finger.

There is no port available to stash your Unifiying receiever, which is disappointing to see in the “premium line” of peripherals, including the Mx Vertical and MX Master.

The tilt plate is made from a solid piece of metal, and the wedge is a dense plastic with soft rubberized feeling.

This coating may turn sticky over time, and may need to be cleaned with Isopropyl Alcohol or scraped off completely.

The scroll wheel is higher quality than that found on the M570 and M575, made of a shiny metallic material and ribbing or knurling for tactile grip.

The wheel itself provides a tactile ratcheting, but feels a bit stiff.

The left and right click are a medium weight tactile click, but the shoulder buttons and middle-click are noticeable harder to press.

The MX Ergo uses a micro-USB for charging, which will hopefully be updated in a future revision to bring the MX Ergo into true modernity.

Style and Design

In its untilted position, you may notice how flat the MX Ergo Plus is shaped, which does not sound very “ergo” at all.

The shape however lends itself well to the tilted positions, allowing your hand to find a natural position without forcing you into anything specific.

The design here is, again, form following function in a minimalist way.

Every curve is thoughtfully shaped and placed to fit all variety of hands, and a form that is simply understood, accepted, and even taken for granted – a sign of true design success.

The shape of each curve is simplified, and the use of both hard and soft edges creates a beautiful contrast of light and shadow, which reads elegantly on the gray trackball.

While the MX Ergo uses several different materials and textures, including both rough and smooth plastic as well as hard rubber and sleek metal, the overal design feels unified – even with the thick plastic wedge.

Ridges sculpted into the side of the trackball meant for finger support help accentuate the MX Ergo’s refined shape, especially under the right lighting.

The silhouette is simple, yet proves to be very effective for universal comfort.

While the design is of course targeted for use in the office and may be described as “professional” or “workplace appropriate”, others may call this “boring” or “uninspired” when it comes to colorway.

If you want a burst of color or added flair, try replacing the thumbball with a blue one from your M570 and M575, or ordering a new 34mm ball from Perrix.

While this may not save the aesthetics for your setup, a contrasting red, blue, or purple accent can do a lot for the MX Ergo.

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Impressive and reliable wireless connectivity is a mainstay of Logitech Trackballs, and the MX Ergo is no different.

The MX Ergo features dual mode wireless making use of both bluetooth and 2.4ghz technology.

The Bluetooth is simple to use and allows switching between two different devices.

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The 2.4ghz wireless is fast with the provided Logitech Unifying Receiver. The Unifying Receiver can support up to 6 devices, and in this case also supports Logitech Flow.

As with most wireless receivers, it is best to maintain a clear line of sight, close proximity, and avoid using a USB 3.0 port for the strongest and fastest connection.

While there is a micro-USB cable included, it is only for charging the device and won’t work as a wired connection.

You can use the mouse while charging. A 1-minute charge will provide you with 24 hours of use, and a full charge gets you close to 4 months under ideal conditions.

Logitech Flow allows you to use your trackball between multiple machines, even being able to copy files between them. Each device simply needs its own Bluetooth or Unifying Receiver, and to be connected to the same network.

From here you can copy or transfer files between the devices as if dragging to a second screen.

If your devices aren’t next to each other, this can get a bit awkward, especially if one receiver is out of range of your trackball.


The MX Ergo includes two software packages: Logitech Options and Logitiech Flow.

Logitech Options is the software that allows you to change your trackball’s settings. You can set DPI in an arbitrary manner with the pointer speed slider, as well as individual button funtionality.

You are able to set universal and application specific functions for the scroll wheel, shoulder navigation buttons, and thumb button (set to precision mode by default). Unfortunately you cannot reprogram the functions for left and right click, but you are able to swap their positions.

Smooth Scrolling can be enabled, as well as inverting the direction of the scrolling.

Logitech Flow can be found in the third tab within Options, and allows you to set up your devices for seamless file transfer and increased productivity.

Why Should You Trust Me?

As an avid trackball user for over a decade, much of that time has been using a Logitech thumbball.

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While thumb trackballs like the M570 are great for a number of things like arm/shoulder strain and efficiency, the overall ergonomics left something to be desired in terms of RSI prevention.

Though your shoulder and elbow may be happy with a thumbball, your hand and wrist may not be.

While vertical mice are the king of ergonomic solutions, trackballs like the MX Ergo bring a balance, giving us the best of both worlds.

Such customization in the tilt position was previously only available with a vertical mouse or custom wedge.

Logitech’s MX Ergo Plus succeeds in being the most comfortable and efficient trackball mouse that I have used thus far, finally dethroning the legendary M570 and earning its place as a permanent desk fixture.

Logitech MX Ergo Review: A Worthy Heir to Logitech’s Lengthy Trackball Mouse Lineage

    Jason Fitzpatrick

After years of no new trackball developments, Logitech has finally released a new wireless trackball mouse. We took it for an extended spin and now we’re back to highlight what’s new and awesome (and point out a minor few issues along the way).

If you’re a trackball aficionado, this will all be old news to you, but for folks unfamiliar with the niche but beloved mouse market, the release of the Logitech MX Ergo is a big deal. Logitech has been producing trackball mice for decades—I’ll admit to owning, and loving, practically every model they’ve made since the early 1990s—but recently there was a bit of stagnation in their release cycle.

They haven’t released a totally new wired trackball mouse since 2002 (when they released the updated TrackMan Wheel and TrackMan Marble models) and the last wireless trackball mouse they released was the M570 in 2010. The MX Ergo, in light of that, has pretty big boots to fill both in terms of improved features and consumer expectation.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at what the MX Ergo offers and if the premium 99 price tag is justified.

The Hardware: Ergonomics, Precision, and Well Placed Buttons

When compared to the trackballs of yesteryear, the MX Ergo has a really nice understated design with a grey-on-grey-on-grey color scheme. The design of the body echos the general design the TrackMan Wheel and its descents have maintained—left to right below you can see the TrackMan Wheel Optical, the M570, and the MX Ergo—but it’s a bit wider looking and a little stouter from the base to the main buttons.

The wider footprint definitely translates into a more comfortable grip. While my hand wasn’t necessarily uncomfortable on the older models the finger spacing (especially for the ring finger and pinky) feels much better on the MX Ergo.

While we’re talking about similarities and differences between the different mice, one thing that stood out strongly is how snug the trackball is within the body of the Ergo. It’s exactly the same size as the trackball in the M570, but the tolerance between the cavity the ball sits in and the ball is much tighter. Not only does this give the Ergo a higher quality feeling but it should hopefully, over time, translate to less gunk getting in the cavity and less cleaning.

Tilt It for Comfort

Speaking of your hold on the mouse, one of the most significant new design elements in the Ergo is the inclusion of a weighted and tilt-adjustable base. You can use the Ergo in a flat 0 degree orientation or you can tilt the mouse (by firmly pressing down on the right hand side of it) up to 20 degrees for a more neutral hand and forearm position—in the image below the Ergo is tilted the full amount. Once you use the Ergo in the tilted position, we’re confident you’ll never put it flat again.

There’s even a version of the mouse (only available directly from Logitech or through Best Buy) called the MX Ergo Plus that includes an additional wedge to place under the base plate for an even steeper angle. The wedge adds another 10 degrees of tilt and some people, especially those seeking relief from arthritis or repetitive stress injuries do report the extra wedge is beneficial.

This ergonomically enhanced position is particularly well suited for a trackball mouse as, unlike traditional mice, changing the angle of the trackball doesn’t change how you use it. Vertically-oriented ergonomic mice that retain a traditional design for movement tracking require you to completely relearn how you use your mouse in a way that simply isn’t applicable to a trackball. When it’s flat you move the ball with your thumb and even if it were completely vertical you’d still move just the ball with your thumb.

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Crank Up the Precision

The trackball is just as precise as veteran trackball users would expect and even includes a small button (located directly adjacent to the trackball) that you can click to engage a high-precision mode—this mode essentially decreases the ball-to-cursor movement at a hardware level so the movement of the ball is more controlled and refined over a smaller distance.

Let me tell you, as somebody who has been accused of cheating in video games because my trackball mouse is so stable and precise, the ability to press a button and crack up the precision to such a degree makes the premise of dusting off some old FPS games to do some minute-of-degree sniping pretty enticing.

Switch Between PCs with a Click

In addition to the standard interface elements like the left and right mouse buttons and the scroll wheel, there are three more buttons on the mouse. In the center of the mouse below the scroll wheel there is a small “Easy Switch” button that allows you to easily switch between two computers with ease.

The nice thing about the switching mechanism is that it’s hardware based and using just the included equipment you can easily configure your Ergo to connect to both your desktop and laptop computers. The Ergo supports both Bluetooth and Logitech’s USB-dongle-based “Unifying Receiver” (included with the mouse) so you can plug the USB dongle into your desktop PC and then use the Bluetooth to pair the mouse with your laptop. One click is all it takes to switch between the two computers.

The additional two buttons beside the right mouse button function as back and forward keys for web browsing, but can be customized via the optional control software.

The Software: Customization and Multi-Computer Integration

Speaking of software, while that hardware one-click solution we just mentioned is great when you’re tossing the Ergo in your laptop bag, you don’t even need to bother with the hardware button if you’re using the two computers at the same desk (and on the same network).

Courtesy of Logitech’s Options software (available for Windows and macOS) you can both customize your mouse settings (including configuring the two small auxiliary mouse buttons on a per-application basis) and seamlessly use your mouse across two different computers (including sending folders, files, and cutting and pasting).

This feature, the Logitech Flow system, is not a new introduction just for the MX Ergo, but was introduced with the general MX mouse and keyboard line. None the less, it’s the first time it has appeared on a trackball mouse and it’s pretty amazing. If you’ve spent years using workarounds for file and text transfer like emailing yourself files, copying them to flash drives, or sharing them to local network directories, you’ll find the ease of use with the Flow system to be incredibly liberating.

Setup is pretty straight forward for the Flow system, but if you need additional help be sure to check out the tutorial at our sister site How-To Geek.

The Minor Complaints (We Don’t Really Have)

It wouldn’t be a thorough review if we didn’t have at least a thing or two to complain about. The reality is, we really, really, like the MX Ergo and don’t have any significant complaints about it.

But, as part of our mission at Review Geek, however, we strive to see things through every shopper’s eyes and, with that in mind, we do have a few items to highlight.

First and foremost, the Ergo is on the heavy side. For people who stick close to their workstation, this isn’t a big issue and the extra weight gives it a nice hand feel and stability. For light packing workers on the move, though, it’s significantly heavier than the M570 (259 g versus 142 g). Do we think the extra weight is worth it? Yes. Does it pair perfectly with an ultrabook that only weighs 1,200 grams to begin with? We’d still pack it, but we’re serious trackball devotees.

Speaking of weight, part of the weight is the large lithium battery inside the device. Unlike the M570, which accepted off-the-shelf AA batteries, the Ergo required occasional wired charging—the charging port is visible below.

You charge the Ergo with a micro-USB cable which, while not problematic, does seem antiquated when most new premium products are using USB-C. This doesn’t bother us at all, but it does seem a little silly not to just switch to the newer standard to cut down on future cable clutter.

The lefties out there have likely already guessed: the mouse is sculpted for right hand use and there is no left hand model. (For left handed users who want a trackball experience, however, there’s always the ambidextrous-style Logitech Trackman Marble Mouse.)

Finally, related to power consumption, people switching from the M570 will need to get used to dealing with charging. The M570 was practically legendary for the length of time it could go without a battery swap (many people only popped a new AA battery in once a year). You can get months out of a charge with the Ergo if you remember to turn it off between uses. Further, Logitech claims that a single minute of charging is equal to a day of use—even if they’re off with the time estimate by 100% that’s still a really reasonable charge-to-use-ratio. Again, given the updated hardware and the demands placed on the device we don’t find the decreased battery life, compared to the M570, problematic but in the effort of absolute thoroughness we tested the battery life and took note.

All told, we truly have no complaints about the mouse and are pretty thrilled Logitech has kept their line of trackball mice alive. Once you adapt to life with a good trackball mouse nothing else will ever compare—and the MX Ergo is a fantastic trackball mouse.

Logitech’s MX Vertical mouse combines customizable features with a new ergonomic design

Tom’s Guide Verdict

Logitech’s MX Vertical offers Logitech’s productivity features with a vertical tilt.


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DPI : 4,000 Buttons: 6 Size: 3.1 x 3.1 x 4.7 inches Weight: 4.8 ounces Price: 100

The Logitech MX Vertical Advanced Ergonomic mouse combines an ergonomic design with unique customizable features. It’s a solid choice if you’re looking for Logitech‘s signature productivity features, combined with a vertical format.

Logitech released this mouse in 2018, and the main idea behind its 57-degree tilt is to relieve pressure from the wrist and forearm. This design is not necessarily suited for everyone, but the MX Vertical can be a good option if you want to try a different format than the standard mouse.

This peripheral is expensive: 100. For this reason, the MX Vertical is likely the best mouse for those who want premium features, customizable settings, and a vertical tilt. It’s also worth looking through our Logitech promo codes page to see if we can help you save on the usual price.

Logitech MX Vertical review: Design

The ergonomic design of the Logitech MX Vertical is its most compelling feature. The mouse’s 57-degree tilt can theoretically reduce muscle movement by 10 percent by keeping your wrist in a more natural position. The nook for your thumb and the rest for your palm are both slip-resistant.

The Logitech MX Vertical has six buttons. On the top, there’s a left button, a right button and a clickable scroll wheel. There are two customizable buttons above the thumb nook, and there’s one more customizable button on top.

You can connect the Logitech MX Vertical to up to three devices, and toggle among them by clicking a button on the bottom of the mouse. A light indicates which device the mouse is currently connected to. You can also switch profiles via the Logitech Options software.

There’s a USB-C port on the front to charge the mouse. The wireless connection can operate at up to 32 feet (10 meters). To connect the mouse to your computer, you can use either the USB-C cable, Bluetooth or the USB dongle. The only issue is that the USB dongle is tiny. The mouse doesn’t come with a compartment to store it, so unless you plan to keep it permanently attached to your computer, you’ll have to find a solution to make sure it doesn’t get lost.

Logitech MX Vertical review: Features

The Logitech MX Vertical’s tilt positions your wrist between a fully horizontal configuration and a fully vertical one. This design is specifically intended to relieve forearm strain and wrist pressure.

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The battery life lasts up to four months. I haven’t been able to test this, but I haven’t needed to charge the mouse since I started using it. In addition to long battery life, another helpful feature is that one minute of charging will give you three hours of use — a good solution in a pinch during the middle of the workday. It takes a few hours to charge the battery fully.

Every button is customizable on this mouse, as are features like the scroll and pointer speed. You’ll also be able to switch the scroll direction to suit your preference. Logitech Options, the software for this mouse, allows you to customize buttons for different applications. For example, you can program a button to open a new window on Chrome if you’re a frequent internet user. You’ll also be able to customize buttons for software like Microsoft Word and Excel so that actions like zooming in, or copying and pasting, are faster, and don’t require a keyboard.

Logitech MX Vertical review: Performance

The main feature of Logitech’s MX Vertical is its ergonomic design. As such, it’s worth considering whether this truly will relieve wrist tension or feel more comfortable. Practically, whether the vertical angle eases pain will depend on how you use the mouse, and how you position your wrist. Though the MX Vertical likely won’t solve any chronic pain, it might be a slightly more comfortable posture.

On the other hand, the vertical design means that you won’t be able to rest the inner part of your wrist on your desk while using your mouse. You might actually find this setup less comfortable. The bottom line is that it’s a personal preference, and might take some experimentation.

The ability to customize buttons based on which application you’re using is a helpful feature, which can increase workflow and productivity. This feature is best suited for specialized users, such as people who work with software like Adobe InDesign or Final Cut Pro. That being said, these buttons can help even a less frequent user be more efficient.

It may take a minute to set up all of your preferences, and learn how to use Logitech Options. But once you download the software, it is intuitive to use. It’s also helpful that you do not need to download the Logitech software for the mouse to work. However, the scrolling function on this mouse is on the slower side, even once it’s adjusted to the fastest speed, especially compared to Logitech’s latest mouse, the MX Master 3.

One of the advantages of the Logitech MX Vertical is that it works well on almost any surface. I tested it on a marble table, a slightly uneven table with ridges and a textured placemat, and found it worked smoothly on all three. The pointer is fast and accurate, and you can adjust the cursor speed in the software.

The Flow feature, where you slide the mouse cursor from one computer to the next, can also be a great tool for people who use multiple computers at a time. However, the mouse tends to lag with this feature, and can sometimes be hard to locate when switching between devices.

Logitech MX Vertical review: Verdict

The Logitech MX Vertical is a top productivity mouse choice if both ergonomic design and customizable features are a priority for you.

However, if the main feature you’re interested in is the vertical design, then you might want to consider a more affordable alternative in the 20 to 30 price range. If you’re interested only in customizable features of this mouse, consider the Logitech MX Master 3 instead, as there are slightly more options, and the scroll wheel is more advanced.

On the other hand, if you don’t want to compromise on either design or customization, and you’re prepared to spend 100, the Logitech MX Vertical is likely the best choice on the market for you.

Logitech MX Vertical advanced ergonomic wireless mouse review

REVIEW – Do you have hand or wrist issues due to an RSI (repetitive stress injury) from using a mouse with your computer day in and day out? I’ve had some issues with my mousing hand for a year or so and have been trying a variety of ergonomic mice to see if one of them might help with those issues. The newest mouse that I’ll be testing is Logitech’s MX Vertical advanced ergonomic mouse.

What is it?

The MX Vertical is Logitech’s latest mouse which has been designed to provide a more neutral grip to prevent forearm twisting which can lead to RSI.

Design and features

The MX Vertical mouse has a similar style to Logitech’s other mice including the MX Master 2S which I’ve been using for the past year or so. The MX Vertical has a dark gray / slate colored soft touch covering that provides grip and comfort.

This is a 2 button mouse with a click scroll wheel, and 3 other programmable buttons. A large button on the top and rocker button above the thumb rest area.

On the bottom of the mouse are the power switch and the channel switch that allows you to switch between up to 3 different devices that are paired with this mouse since the mouse can be connected to your computer, or tablet via Bluetooth or the included USB receiver. You can have the mouse connected to your laptop using the USB receiver and your phone or tablet using Bluetooth and easily switch between them with a press of the button on the bottom of the mouse.

You can also connect the mouse to your computer using the included USB-C cable which plugs into the front of the mouse.

As mentioned, the MX Vertical is designed to provide a neutral grip so that you don’t have to rotate your forearm counterclockwise to use it. It provides a 57-degree angle that is supposed to deliver the optimal ergonomic posture for your hand. There’s a ledge for your thumb to rest and your index finger and middle fingers rest on the left and right buttons.

Let’s mouse around!

Like with any battery powered device, the first step before using it is to charge it up. To charge the Logitech MX Vertical mouse, you just connect the included (or any) USB-C cable to your computer or a USB power adapter. A small LED will light up to let you know that the mouse is charging. A full charge power the mouse for up to 4 months and if it does run out of juice, you can get 3hrs of use out of a quick 1-minute charge.

After charging is completed, you can start using the MX Vertical right away but connecting it to your computer using one of the three methods already described above. Out of the box, the left and right mouse buttons work as you would guess they would and the scroll wheel does what scroll wheels do… it scrolls. The scroll wheel can also be clicked to select things like most scroll wheels can do. By default, the top button can be used to switch between two pointer speeds and the rocker button scrolls left and right. However, if you don’t like those settings, you can customize them using the Logitech Options app for PC or macOS.

This app will detect all your Logitech connected devices and let you program and customize buttons and settings.

The options app will also let you setup Duolink which gives you the ability to control the computer using gestures with the mouse while holding a function key on the keyboard.

Final thoughts

I’m a big fan of Logitech products and have been using their mice and keyboard for years. I use their Craft keyboard daily and the MX Master 2S mouse daily. I was excited to try the MX Vertical because I do have inflammation in my mousing thumb and thought it might help. But, after using the MX Vertical for the last couple of weeks, I’ve switched back to the MX Master 2S which feels better to me for a couple of reasons.

First of all, I don’t like the feel of the MX Vertical’s scroll wheel. It has a ratchet click feel (and sound) when you scroll it vs. the completely smooth scroll setting on the MX Master 2S mouse which I prefer.

I also found that it was harder to do select text and do finer cursor movement in apps like Photoshop when I use the MX Vertical vs. the MX Master 2S.

For me, I didn’t find that the ergonomics provided enough benefit to make me want to switch from my current favorite mouse. All that said, there’s nothing wrong with the Logitech MX Vertical. It’s a nicely made wireless mouse that works just fine for most people and for most tasks. It’s just not going to become my new favorite.

Price: 99.99 Where to buy: Amazon Source: The sample for this review was provided by Logitech.