Logitech has been at the forefront of reliable mice and other computer hardware for 40 years. The Logitech Lift is its latest venture, an ergonomically-inspired vertical mouse that lets your arm rest comfortably.
The Logitech Elevator is easier to show than to describe; it’s a mouse with all the capabilities of a mouse (and more) – clicking, dragging, scrolling – it’s all there. Yet instead of a conventional mouse we all use where you twist your wrist to lay flat on the mouse, you rest your arm on the table and let the mouse rest in your hand – leaving your wrist straight.
Yes, the Logitech Lift is a vertical mouse designed to provide greater comfort. It’s for everyone, but definitely makes life easier for people with carpal tunnels, repetitive strain injuries, or other situations that can make twisting the wrist difficult. And, of course, it makes life easier for anyone who would rather avoid such inconveniences in the first place. It is based on the research and design of Logi Ergo Laboratory.
Being a vertical mouse, the left and right buttons and the scroll wheel sit on the right side under the palm of your hand, while other special programmable buttons rest under your thumb. You move the mouse by moving your hand – well, of course, but this time by moving your hand while it rests in a natural, untwisted position.
Like I said, it’s easier to show than to describe – and while it’s fairly intuitive to use, it does take a bit of getting used to. It’s not unusual – we’ve trained ourselves to work non-ergonomically as computer technology has evolved. After all, the reason we use QWERTY keyboards is because this layout slowed down typists to prevent them from jamming hammers on a typewriter back in the day.
The more I used the Logitech Lift for business (which, should I note, can be used for personal as well as business use), the more natural it became to slide it across my desk, almost like I was directing a symphony. Left and right clicks were seamless, and it was also easy to click the soft buttons under my thumb – buttons I might not usually use on a conventional mouse.
It’s beautiful hardware, and Logitech has imbued it with its usual quality-of-life flair. For example, even the battery cover unfolds easily. It simply stays in place, held by three magnets, until you give it a little push. Here’s where the single AAA battery is, and if you don’t have Bluetooth, you can also find the Logitech Bolt USB Wireless Receiver safely stored here. Take it out and plug it into your computer to pair the mouse to it.
Plus, it can be paired with three devices at once, and you choose which one you want to use at any time with a selector below. You can pair it with your laptop, desktop, and tablet. Or with your laptop, tablet and phone. Or your laptop, another laptop and a tablet. Whatever works for you!
The mouse is complemented by Logi+ optionsa free downloadable Mac and Windows app to update your device’s firmware, customize buttons, create gestures, and even let you work on multiple computers from a single keyboard and mouse.
Using Options+, I was able to adjust the pointer speed (default 50%) of Logitech Lift, as well as customize the two programmable buttons. You get options for forward and back (like in website browsing), copy/paste, volume up/down, undo/redo, or you can add your own programmed hotkey.
These programmable parameters may also differ depending on the application, for specifically recognized applications. In my case, Options+ identified that Chrome, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, Word, Safari, and Zoom were all installed. He duly configured his own special settings for each, although I could change them if I wanted. In Teams and Zoom, the two programmable buttons let me toggle the video and mute and unmute the microphone. In Word, Excel, and PowerPoint they were undo and redo, and in Chrome and Safari they were forward/backward.
Options + also shows the devices your mouse is paired to, in case you forget, and lets you configure Logitech Flow. This feature was remarkable; by installing Logitech Options+ on other devices, you can move your mouse pointer from one computer to another, whether you’re using Windows or macOS on either side. You can also copy and paste text, images, and files. It’s a pretty awesome feature.
Options+ isn’t specifically for the Logitech Lift – it also supports the excellent Logitech MX range and the colorful Logitech POP range among others – but definitely complements it and provides configurations and features you wouldn’t otherwise have. Another is to swap the left and right mouse buttons for all lefties.
The Logitech Lift for business vertical ergonomic mouse is available in graphite, pink, and light gray and includes a two-year limited warranty.
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