Logitech Lift, a mouse at 57 degrees

Lift is a vertical mouse that is sold in both left-handed and right-handed versions. It costs 69.99 euros and is available in three colors.

The last two years have been a challenge for health, but not only because of the coronavirus epidemic. Forced to work from home, we have had to compromise on ergonomics , typing for long hours on laptops, without external monitors at the right height, on uncomfortable chairs, or with mice that don’t fit well in the hand.

Logitech’s latest mouse, announced today, tries to fix at least this last point and does it from a new angle. One of 57 degrees , to be exact. Lift is a vertical mouse that joins the company’s Ergo series of ergonomic devices and is sold in both left-handed and right-handed versions. It costs 69.99 euros and can be purchased from today in three different colors on the manufacturer’s website or at its usual distributors.

What makes it special? Instead of having the buttons at the top, the Lift buttons are on a 57 degree inclined plane with respect to the horizontal support surface. This tilt changes the position of the hand during use and completely relaxes the tension on the wrist . I have been able to test it during the last week and it is a great alternative for those who notice, at the end of the day, excessive pressure or pain in the hand with a conventional mouse.

When using it, it has a thumb rest and the rest of the hand is dropped on the side. The posture is somewhat reminiscent of the one we would use to shake someone’s hand. It is comfortable, neutral, and allows you to grip the mouse firmly so as not to lose precision. The device feels comfortable and warm to the touch and is made mostly from post-consumer recycled plastic.

Lift isn’t Logitech’s first vertical mouse. The company has also been selling the MX Vertical for months, but it is a much larger mouse that can be somewhat uncomfortable in medium or small hands. It’s also more expensive, because it offers a USB-C connection and a rechargeable battery inside, instead of using an AA battery like the Lift does.

It is also somewhat noisier. One of the great advantages of Lift is that the buttons and scroll wheel make almost no noise, although the scroll wheel’s spin isn’t as satisfying as other MX-series mice.

The wheel turning system is magnetic, like on other MX-series products, so it has great precision and speed when scrolling through a long document, but not as fast as, say, a Logitech MX Master 3 (which is by far my favorite mouse).

Setting up the Lift is easy. It connects to the computer or tablet via Bluetooth or radio frequency (it includes a receiver for the USB-A port of the computer in the latter case). It can memorize up to 3 different devices and has five buttons in addition to the scroll wheel . Two are accessible from the thumb, two (the main ones) with the index and middle fingers and a third button is just below the scroll wheel.

Although it is automatically detected as a standard mouse, the Logitech Settings application allows you to associate shortcuts and advanced functions to the different buttons.

For those who aren’t comfortable with a conventional mouse or suffer from repetitive strain injuries after years of use, Lift can be a great relief, though those with larger hands may find the MX Vertical an even more comfortable alternative. comfortable.

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