Logitech has announced Lift, a $69.99 wireless vertical mouse, launching today in multiple colors and with right- and left-handed options. The lift features a vertically oriented design that places your hand at a 57-degree angle for better ergonomics. Compared to using a traditional mouse, using mice like the Lift can help reduce wrist strain significantly because you’re holding your wrist at a similar angle as if you were shaking someone’s hand. At least that’s how I experienced it. Last year I switched to a split ergonomic keyboard and a mouse like the Lift completes the setup.
For those who want to keep track of things, the lift isn’t quite as fully equipped as the one more expensive $99.99 MX Vertical, but it might be a good starting option if you don’t want to spend that much. It lacks USB-C charging, instead running on a single AA battery that Logitech claims can last (impressively) up to two years.
The lift foregoes the sleek design of the MX Vertical for something more simplified and playful (it also comes in graphite, silver, or pink). It retains the rubber grip to keep it firmly in the palm of your hand, and most of the same key features are here. The mouse features two main buttons, a scroll wheel that emphasizes smooth, quiet scrolling, a DPI toggle button, and two thumb buttons. On the bottom is a button to toggle between one of three devices you can connect the lift to (holding it doubles as a Bluetooth pairing button).
This mouse supports Logitech Flow, the company’s unique software feature that allows the mouse to be used on multiple computers simultaneously – even if they’re running a different operating system. You must run the Logi Options Plus app on both computers. then the cursor can travel from one PC to another. The app can also be used to easily copy and paste files between computers. I’ve seen a handy demo of this software that works, but it just wouldn’t work with me at home.
Logitech includes its new Bolt USB receiver with the lift for quick connection to a PC with a USB-A port. Compared to its previous unifying receiver This offers better security. Or you can use the Bluetooth function, which does not require a receiver.
I was only alone for a few days with the Lift as my main mouse, but the transition from a standard mouse was smoother than I expected. Aside from accidentally banging my hand in the lift and tipping over (it’s a lot bigger than your average mouse), the learning curve isn’t too bad since this mouse has a similar button layout to mice I’m used to. If you’ve been curious about vertical mice, the Lift might be a good option to start with, as it costs well under $100.
https://www.theverge.com/2022/4/19/23030160/logitech-lift-ergonomic-vertical-wireless-mouse-price-features Logitech’s Lift is an affordable vertical mouse that might win you over