Unfortunately, the sad truth is that we are all getting older. For some, it doesn’t mean much, maybe never. As the years go by, it’s common for some new unwanted hair to grow in places that were previously hairless, and the old one’s metabolism slows down a bit. For those of us who spend most of our time on the computer or do a lot of other activities, it can also come with joint pain, RSI and many other issues as the body slowly degenerates back to its original source.
That’s why PC ergonomics are so important, and why we’re discussing them a bit here. When a reliable peripheral brand like Logitech, known for its ergonomic mice, comes out with a new product designed to help people with these kinds of problems, we feel compelled to let you know. Especially if you double standard like our two rat people, Evan Lahti.
While they may not be the first choice for many gamers, vertically positioned ergonomic mice like the new Logitech Lift Vertical Ergonomic Mouse can make for a completely different experience for those in trouble. Plus, it’s one of the most affordable ergonomic mice we’ve seen, and it’s available in several colors to make it even easier to use.
A vertical hold is a very classic look for an ergonomic mouse because it puts people’s wrists at a more natural angle. These are usually chosen for office use, but if you’re using the mouse for a lot of gaming and you’ve noticed your wrists are suffering, it’s a smart idea to try something like this.
This one still has two programmable buttons as well as a scrollable wheel, which is standard on most setups these days. A mouse like this makes a lot of sense for long gaming sessions, especially games like RPGs. Trying to perfect these avatars for FPS fans out there might take some learning.
I’ve used ergonomic mice in the past, but they’ve always been large and bulky, which is another reason this announcement caught my attention. The Lift Vertical Ergonomic mouse is designed for small to medium hands, and sounds far more comfortable than some of the larger models I’ve used. If you’re shopping for an ergonomic mouse, it’s important to try and get the one that works best for you, so another option on the market is great.
It’s a bit stripped down in terms of functionality compared to heavier ergonomic mice, but that’s why it’s small and light. It has a battery, part of which is made of PCR plastic, which is always welcome.
The mouse is wireless, which is also very helpful for ergonomics, as you get more positional freedom than a wired mouse. They work via bluetooth or using a receiver, so if you’re using it for gaming, the latency should also be good and low.
Logitech Lift Vertical Ergonomic Mouse Now Available US site for $69.99 Dollar. It goes on sale in Australia next month for AU$129.95.