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The six best ergonomic mice: Make your mouse more comfortable


By TechThop Team

Posted on: 17 Aug, 2022

Which is the best ergonomic mouse? Our top pick is the Logitech MX Vertical! Using an ergonomic mouse can make your home office or professional workspace more comfortable quickly, easily, and affordably. 

A vertical or tilted design reduces muscle and tendon strain by putting your arm and wrist in a more neutral position. Cursor movement is controlled by thumb-positioned trackballs, eliminating the need to move your entire arm. 

While most ergonomic mice are right-handed, there are ambidextrous or left-handed models available for a little more money. Here is a list of the best ergonomic mice available and I've broken them down by feature to help you choose the right one.

The Logitech MX Vertical is one of the best ergonomic mice on the market. Its vertical design puts your hand and forearm in a more natural, handshake-like position to reduce muscle and tendon strain.

With a DPI switch button conveniently placed, you can adjust the sensitivity for the best speed and precision. Four buttons can be programmed for different hotkey inputs or tasks. 

The Logitech Lift Vertical looks and functions like the Logitech MX Vertical, but is smaller. The ergonomic mouse comes in left- and right-handed versions. Lift Vertical has two extra, programmable buttons and more color options.

The best ergonomic mice don't cost a lot. To reduce hand, wrist, and forearm strain, Cherry has developed a vertical mouse. You can reach each of the 6 buttons easily with the 45-degree angle to reduce stress on your muscles and tendons.

The days of tracking ball mice as modern art installations are long gone. ProtoArc EM01 has a traditional, right-handed mouse design that places the cursor trackball at your thumb for easy navigation. 

With the thumb buttons, you can adjust the sensitivity to suit your work with the optical sensor's max DPI of 2,400. The tilt angle of your mouse can be adjusted up to 20 degrees for a more natural grip. 

When it comes to computer peripherals, lefties get forgotten or ignored. Evoluent designed an ergonomic mouse for us. The vertical design keeps all 6 buttons within easy reach and puts your hand and arm in a more natural position. 

The buttons can also be programmed to perform specific tasks or be used as hotkeys within programs. The laser sensor has four DPI levels, and the handy LED indicator lets you know which level you have selected. In terms of ergonomic mice, Mac users aren't left behind.

The Apple Magic Mouse is stylish, ambidextrous, and has a curved surface for more comfort. Touch-based inputs are also available on the top of the mouse. With up to 8 weeks of use on a full charge, you can spend less time worrying about power. 

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