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Logitech’s Lift Vertical Mouse Feels Great but Gets Dirty Quick

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Logitech lift photo

The Logitech Lift is a sturdy vertical mouse, but it’s more susceptible to finger grease.
Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo

The wrist is killing me. Maybe it’s because I’m old, but I also have a carpal tunnel because of my long-standing posture and poor ergonomics. Since I started working from home long before this pandemic happened, I’ve been crouching, improperly supporting keyboards and monitors, and shaking the wrong type of mouse.The Logitech lift I couldn’t come any longer.

This vertical mouse, new to me, feels like a good gateway to the world of ergonomics. Wrist pain recurred before calling this mouse for review, but switching from another Logitech mouse, the G305, to Lift improved the situation dramatically. The G305 is a rugged wireless mouse, but we had to face the reality that aesthetics is not something that can be prioritized without straining the body.

Fortunately, with Lift’s cute colors and modern style, you don’t have to give up on the ergonomic look. After a few weeks of use, I’m really looking forward to sitting with Logitech Lift and grinding that day. The handshake style grip gives my fingers room to breathe. The only major problem with this $ 70 vertical mouse is the lack of oil resistance of the fingers. Now I have to come up with a way to clean it.

What does the Logitech lift look like?

The Logitech Lift Vertical Mouse is a sibling of Logitech’s MX Vertical Mouse, so it’s in stock.However, because the lift is small, it’s comfortable even with small hands (Logitech says) Size finder If you’re curious if this fits your grip, for the mouse). There are also different colors such as rose, graphite and light gray shown here. There are also specific models for left-handed people, but only graphite.

The Logitech Lift has quiet left and right click buttons, which is not something I considered would be a selling point for this particular peripheral. But they are so soft when you press them, which is perfect for this mouse’s ergonomic nature. Other buttons include a clickable scroll wheel, which I use with my index finger to scan through pages, and a small button beneath that, which adjusts the DPI. Logitech also includes two thumb buttons pre-programmed as Forward and Back for browsing.

The mouse itself moves smoothly on most surfaces. I used the Lift on a fabric desk mat, which it seems tuned for, though you will have to go into the crevices on the bottom of the mouse with a toothpick to clean it. There’s already gunk collecting there from my weeks of use.

A photo of the Logitech Lift

I present to you: the gunk in question.
Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo

Speaking of gunk, since you are cradling this thing all day, get ready for a shadow of hand grease that will appear after weeks of use. Admittedly, I eat at my desk, which probably contributed to the build-up. I also cradle my face when I think, and I wear tinted moisturizer every day, so it seems inevitable. At the very least, I didn’t notice it was happening until I sat down to write this review. Now that I know it’s there, I want to figure out how to get it off.

Logitech has a Useful pages Regarding cleaning peripherals, I’m still having a hard time pulling dirt. I checked with my gadget review friends, and they also noticed a few movies in their respective review units. Part of the problem is that half of the mouse is rubberized. It’s like a skin grease or lotion glue. Not much residue was found in half of the matte mice.

Smooth movement

Logitech lift photo

The Rose color on Logitech Lift is actually pretty nice, despite the dirt on my hands.
Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo

The dirt on my Logitech Lift review unit is concentrated on the strongest grips of the thumb and index finger. Since this is a vertical mouse, you can see that the movement is concentrated instead of flicking the wrist left and right like a normal mouse. Instead, it feels like you’re drawing a big picture with a handy tool.

It took me a while to adapt to Logitech lift.. When I put my hand down for the first time, it felt different than before, so I immediately regretted it. However, after about a week, I became accustomed to the movements required to operate such a mouse.

Using Logitech Lift is like moving a pen on a WACOM tablet. It works best with small, subtle movements and is instantly converted on the screen with every slight twist of your wrist. I love Logitech Lift for general browsing and work purposes, but there are still a few restrictions when navigating between cramped menu items and adjusting sliders in programs such as Adobe Lightroom. I definitely wouldn’t use this mouse in the game and instead go back to the wired Logitech G203, one of the original criminals in my carpal tunnel.

Photo of a person using a Logitech Lift mouse

Use your index finger to scroll through the pages in Logitech Lift.
Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo

Logitech’s confusing software status

I’ve reviewed several different Logitech peripherals in the past. Every time I’m confused about which of the many apps in the company I need to do things the way I like. I currently have six Logitech apps installed on my Windows machine to control all of my different devices.They are included Logitech G Hub For their gaming peripherals, Logitech Capture For my webcam, and Logitech option To adjust the other Logitech keyboards and mice I’ve tested.Now I need to put it all together Logibolt With a driver Logi option + For Logitech lifts.

Anyway, the huge amount of programs are all very confusing. At the time of the review, the LogiBolt software was already installed. Logitech POP keyboardAs a result, I wasn’t prompted to install Logi Options +. This is probably an app that will replace Logitech Options in the future.

Screenshots of LogiOptions + software on PC

While LogiOptions + software is easy to use, the overall status of Logitech’s software within its ecosystem is still confusing.
screenshot: Florence Ion / Gizmodo

I like the look of Logi Options + the software itself, and this program makes it easy to click which part of the mouse you want to customize. The DPI button between left and right mouse clicks is not programmed by default, so pressing the button has no effect on cursor speed unless you move to Options + to make adjustments. The cursor speed can be changed in 100 DPI increments, but it is displayed as a percentage point. The maximum lift speed is 4000 DPI. If you want to use it in a game, you can.

Good if dirty, mouse

    Photo of a person hugging a Logitech lift

This mouse and I have already done a lot of work for this website.
Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo

Logitech promises up to 24 months of battery life with a single AA battery for your lift. It’s been a month and it’s still 100% when connected via a Bolt USB receiver. The lift provides a Bluetooth connection and you can switch between 3 different computers or tablets at once.

Logitech Lift encouraged me to move things around in the office, so I didn’t feel any pain by the end of the job. Since then, I’ve switched to better keyboards and keycaps, replacing smaller desks with larger standing desks that can be adjusted with a crane. There is always room for improvement, but the situation is improving. Logitech Lift can’t relieve my pain, but the physical act of moving my arm around the desk to control the computer means removing pressure from my tattered wrist.

Logitech Lift does not appeal to everyone. Reading other reviews, the big hand seems to have a hard time adjusting the lift, its size, and the position of the button relative to where the fingers land. But for me, it was a boon to my productivity and the comfort of my work lifestyle at home. And it comes in a color that matches the rest of my desk.

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