Evoluent Vertical Wired USB Ergonomic Mouse Review

When you use an ordinary computer mouse, your arms become twisted. The bones of the forearms are crossed over each other. Over time, this may lead to discomfort, pain and even permanent injury for some users.

Evoluent is the inventor of the handshake grip.

The Evoluent vertical wired USB mouse was invented in 1994 but rejected by leading companies. It continued with perseverance and finally won recognition PC world in 2002, PC magazine 2004, Macworld 2013.

Evoluent vertical mouse has further won recognition as PCMAG as the best product of 2011,2016 and best computer mice of 2017.

Evoluent Vertical Wired USB Ergonomic Mouse Review

Designed to let the forearm bones rest comfortably, parallel with each other in a neutral position for a relaxed feel. The vertical mouse is designed to be controlled by slight finger movements, without the need to move the entire arm.

This mouse enables much more precise and subtle cursor movements when compared to moving a conventional mouse which requires movement from the upper arm muscles.

The contoured thumb rest is designed to provide optimum comfort with easy to reach thumb buttons. The broader lip along the outer edge prevents the last finger from rubbing the desk. There is also a pointer speed button present on the mouse itself.

Key features of the Evoluent Vertical Wired USB Ergonomic Mouse

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  • POINTER SPEED INDICATORS: Top mounted LEDs show through the...
  • IMPROVED THUMB REST: The thumb rest has been reshaped to provide...
  • COMFORTABLE AND EASY TO USE: The shape is thoughtfully sculpted...

The Evoluent vertical mouse is designed with a handshake grip for a relaxed feel. It has been tested and approved by doctors, physical therapists and ergonomists of the health services clinic at UC Berkeley.

The best thing about this vertical mouse is that you can program the buttons according to your needs. Install the mouse manager by downloading the driver to program all the six buttons. ( windows, MAC and Linux). Downloading the driver is not required as such. The mouse still has the basic functionality without the driver.

Not only can you change the functions of the buttons, but you can also set how the buttons will work within different programs. Configure the buttons to perform nearly any function such as copy or paste with fewer clicks and movements.

The optical sensor controls can change the speed of the pointer with the help of a button on the mouse. There is no need to release the grip for speed adjustment.

The Evoluent vertical mouse comes in both left and right-handed varieties. It has a wide range of compatibility. Versions are available for both MAC and PC computers. With USB connectivity or wireless via Bluetooth.

This model is wired and is compatible with Windows XP, 7,8 and 10, MAC and Linux systems.

Evoluent vertical wired USB ergonomic mouse comes with a two-year warranty and a full refund within 30 days of purchase if the item arrives damaged or dead on arrival.

Product description

The Evoluent vertical mouse comes in the dimensions of 5.4*3.6*3.6 inches and weighs 7.05 ounces. It features six individual buttons. Four on the outer phase and two adjacent to the thumb rest.

This wonderful ergonomic mouse comes with a full-featured driver. Each button can be fully customized to put your most frequently used functions literally at your fingertips.

Evoluent Vertical Wired USB Ergonomic Mouse Review

The pointer speed can be set at any time using a button on the Evoluent vertical mouse itself. There is no need to open any preference submenus. It is an automatic dpi switch button. It allows you to increase or decrease your pointer speed.

Three lights on the surface of the vertical mouse will indicate your present pointer speed level as you shift between low, medium and high.

The wide lip at the bottom prevents the fingers from rubbing the desk. There is no need for batteries as the mouse is corded.

What we like about Evoluent Vertical Wired USB ergonomic mouse

Users, ranging from staff members at large corporations to medical doctors and other health professionals have given positive feedback and described how the Evoluent vertical mouse has improved their workflow, saved them from pain and even helped them avoid surgery.

The Evoluent vertical mouse is available in either a classic black or stylish white body.

Evoluent VM4R VerticalMouse 4 Right Hand Ergonomic Mouse with...
  • POINTER SPEED INDICATORS: Top mounted LEDs show through the...
  • IMPROVED THUMB REST: The thumb rest has been reshaped to provide...
  • COMFORTABLE AND EASY TO USE: The shape is thoughtfully sculpted...

A lip along the bottom of the Evoluent vertical mouse keeps the user’s hand from rubbing against the surface of their desk. This ensures maximum comfort while using the

handshake grip.

The cord length is about 6 feet long. This is long enough to work in a wider area according to preference.

The buttons on either side of the thumb rests are placed conveniently and are easy to reach.

With the pointer button on the mouse itself, it is very easy to change the speed and view the chosen option via the light indicator on the mouse.

The vertical side of the mouse supports the hand in a handshake position. The contoured thumb rest hugs your thumb comfortably.

The buttons and scroll wheel are smooth and responsive and feel quite easy to use while removing the stress from wrists and fingers. Configure the buttons to perform nearly any function- such as copy or paste with fewer clicks and movements. This is a special bonus for people with hand, wrist or finger problems as they can adjust the buttons on the side comfortable and easily accessible.

A good advantage is the ability of hyper scrolling in this mouse. It dramatically increases sensitivity per notch when you roll the wheel quickly to blaze through pages.

Evoluent vertical wired ergonomic mouse takes care of our eye comfort. You can quickly lower the screen’s brightness to reduce glare by rolling the mouse wheel and pressing a keyboard key or mouse button at the same time.

The vertical mouse can function quite well without a driver with basic functionality in Windows XP, 7,8 and 10, MAC and Linux. For other Windows versions, you can download freeware drivers here. ( please note that Evoluent has no business relationship with this vendor).

The main body has a black mat rubberized finish which allows you to grip the mouse effortlessly without any pressure on fingers on wrists. It hugs the thumb quite comfortably on the thumb rest.

The Evoluent vertical wired USB ergonomic mouse comes with a two years warranty.

Evoluent also has a wireless version available in the market for this particular model.

What could have been better

Evoluent vertical wired mouse is quite expensive when compared to other ergonomic and vertical mice available in the market. This is because of the higher quality and software that comes with this mouse allowing you to customize the functions of all the six buttons.

Evoluent vertical wired mouse needs a mouse pad or a smooth surface to work on efficiently.

USB only. It is not compatible with PS2 adaptors. Compatibility is unknown with Unix.

The black matt rubberized finish is very slippery. So while lifting it can easily fall. The correct way is to tilt and lift according to the manual. This instruction can be forgotten sometimes and result in slipping and falling of the mouse.

The mouse has pronounced high pitch click sound. This particular mouse is quite bulky and good for large hands and long fingers.

Lastly, it takes a while to get used to it. Overusing it for extended periods of time can cause pain in the thumb.

Conclusion

If you want the best ergonomic design, accuracy, and customization go ahead with Evoluent vertical wired USB ergonomic mouse.

Using it on a daily basis will eliminate all the sores and aches and prevent them from coming back later on.

Within the UI you can adjust the pointer speed, button assignments, how many lines one click of the scroll wheel will go through and few other smaller properties can be customized.

The convenient rocker adjusts the mouse sensitivity on the go. The mouse has default functions without a driver.

Being the original creator of the vertical mouse, Evoluent has more experience than any other company in coming up with designs that facilitate people with existing musculoskeletal disorders. Some examples are the carpal tunnel and tendonitis.

It is more of a medical mouse. The unique lip at the bottom cushions the last fingers from scraping against the desk. It can also connect to MAC systems via Bluetooth.

The shape is thoughtfully sculpted for uncompromised comfort and easy to reach programmable buttons. No finger contortions are needed to operate the buttons.

Do yourself a favor and go ahead and buy Evoluent vertical wired USB ergonomic mouse that will not give you health issues in 20-30 years.

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