Working on a computer all day is a very easy way to end up with wrist pain. Part of the problem comes from the unnatural position that most computer mice force on your hand. If you’re experiencing the same discomfort, here are the best ergonomic mice you can get to relieve your wrist.
Ergonomic mice help to keep your wrist in a more natural position, which is essential to keep you working hard. As a result, many of these ergonomic mice sport unique designs. You may have to get used to the shape, but your wrist will thank you.
The best ergonomic mice:
Editor’s note: We will update our list of the best ergonomic mice as new mice launch.
1. Logitech MX Vertical
Vertical mice are nothing new, but the Logitech MX Vertical is the first such mouse to come from the peripheral maker. According to Logitech, the MX Vertical offers up to a 10-percent reduction in muscle strain due to the mouse’s tilt angle of 57 degrees.
Apart from the solid ergonomics, the MX Vertical also offers several distinct features. The mouse offers up to four months of battery life and can be recharged through the USB-C port. Also, the MX Vertical features wired and wireless options over Bluetooth and USB, respectively.
2. Logitech MX Ergo
The Logitech MX Ergo doesn’t win points for being a vertical mouse, since it isn’t. Instead, the MX Ergo wins points for its unique design. The first thing you’ll notice is the gigantic trackball, which lets you move the cursor with your thumb. Arguably more important is the metallic plate attached to the MX Ergo’s body that lets you tilt the mouse up to 20 degrees to the right.
The trackball and metallic plate combine for a peak ergonomic and comfortable mouse experience. If you’re concerned about the trackball’s speed, the Precision Mode button next to it slows the tracking to a crawl.
3. Autley Wireless Vertical Mouse
If you want an inexpensive option for a vertical mouse, the Autley Wireless Vertical Mouse should be at the top of your list.
It features 800, 1200, and 1600DPI settings, and the vertical mouse also features silent left and right clicks. Also available are a DPI button below the scroll wheel, forward and back buttons, and a strip of light below the thumb rest area. Autley’s mouse doesn’t feature Bluetooth, but there’s support for a 2.4GHz wireless connection with the included USB adapter. Finally, the mouse is one of a select few at its price point to have a rechargeable battery.
4. Anker Wireless Vertical Ergonomic Mouse
Anker’s best known for its power banks, but the company also makes mice. Enter the Anker Wireless Vertical Ergonomic Mouse, a clumsy name for what promises to be a very comfortable mouse to use. Featuring 800, 1200, and 1600DPI settings, Anker’s vertical mouse features your standard array of right, left, DPI switch, forward, and back buttons. There’s also a scroll wheel. The DPI switch button is above the forward and back buttons near the thumb rest.
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There’s no Bluetooth support, though wireless support is still here over the USB adapter’s 2.4GHz connection. There’s also no rechargeable battery, so you’ll have to provide your own set of AAA batteries.
5. Logitech M570
If you like the idea of the Logitech MX Ergo and find it too expensive, the Logitech M570 is your next best choice.
There’s no Bluetooth onboard, but the M570 comes with Logitech’s Unifying receiver. With the receiver, you can control your computer with the mouse from up to 30 feet away. Also, there’s no rechargeable battery. You should get up to 18 months of use from one AA battery, however. More importantly, the M570’s large size means you won’t have an issue with comfort. Adding to the size is the blue trackball, which allows for precise cursor movement.
6. Evoluent VerticalMouse D
The last mouse on our list, the Evoluent VerticalMouse D is also the most peculiar. When placed on a table, the VerticalMouse almost sits perpendicular due to the extreme vertical position. It keeps your fingers firmly on one side with your thumb on the other thanks to an additional center button in addition to the scroll wheel, left-, and right-click buttons. That means you’ll want to take some time to learn how to use the mouse.
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With the Evoluent Mouse Manager, you can configure all of the VerticalMouse’s buttons. You can also change how the buttons work in certain applications, a nice inclusion for the productivity-focused.