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.

Logitech Signature M650 – wireless mice for right and left-handed users

The biggest problem among pointing devices is probably the lack of an adequate number of models aimed at left-handed people. It has been known for a long time that there are many such users in the world and there are not so many devices to choose from. The Logitech brand has recently come to the rescue, releasing a very comfortable and subdued wireless mouse – Logitech Signature M650 . This model was created by default for right-handed users in two sizes – medium and large, but the company also created a left-handed version, prepared for a larger hand … fortunately.

Great mouse at a low price

The manufacturer sells M650 mice in plastic, sealed packages that can be placed vertically. It is a minimalist form of transport, in which, in addition to a mouse and USB receiver, we also find an AA battery and extensive documentation. In Europe, three color versions are available – white, pink and graphite. For review, I received a left-handed ( large, graphite ) and right-handed ( small, white ) version. I decided to discuss both models at the same time to pay attention to their similarities and design differences. 

The mice are made of very good quality plastic, and their surface has a slightly rough finish. Taking the mice in my hands for the first time, I had the impression that they are some toys, because their weight is very low, despite the fact that they are made of a high shelf. Each of the elements has been perfectly matched with each other, so we will not see sharp edges, crackling elements or incorrectly folded parts here. The sides of the device have a rubber texture with a wavy finish, significantly improving the grip. On this surface, the manufacturer has placed two function buttons with a very good stroke.

The big advantage of the M650 models are certainly the very quiet mechanisms of the main buttons. The manufacturer used the proprietary SilentTouch technology , which, according to the assurances, reduces the noise of clicks by up to 90% compared to, among others, the Logitech M170 mouse. Between the buttons there is a SmartWheel, which uses the well-known magnetic mechanism from the MX Master 3 . The roll works very smoothly, and the jump while scrolling is very well felt, despite the fact that it offers very little resistance to the premium model. The user can scroll the content in steps, or hold the reel, press and move the content without any resistance. There is a LED just below the rollerinforming about the device status – operating mode and battery charge status. As you can see in the graphics, the M650 mice are now equipped with ” tails “, after which they are removed, the batteries are ready for operation. 

The chassis of the mice is decorated with four Teflon sliders located at the edges . An additional one surrounds the optical sensor, giving the device a great smoothness to move on flat surfaces. Next to the sensor, there is a power slider and a Bluetooth connection button with an LED indicator that the devices are paired correctly. 

The rear panel has a sliding flap with a Bolt receiver underneath and space for an AA battery. We are very pleased that the manufacturer has equipped the mouse with a Duracell LR6 1.5V battery , which is supposed to serve us in theory for up to 24 months on a single charge in the case of communication with the receiver