If you are glued to your computer monitor or laptop screen for extended periods, a vertical mouse will do wonders for you. A vertical mouse, as the name implies, has a vertical orientation that keeps your hand in a natural handshake position to reduce and prevent strain. The Logitech Lift and Logitech MX Vertical are wireless vertical mice that are designed for productivity, office use and basic everyday tasks. We compare the two to help you decide which one is right for you.
Logitech Lift vs MX Vertical Comparison Chart
The Logitech Lift is available in left-handed and right-handed form factors, while the Logitech MX Vertical only has a right-handed form factor.
The biggest difference between the Logitech Lift and MX Vertical is their size. The Logitech Lift measures 2.79 x 2.76 x 4.25 inches while the MX Vertical’s physical dimensions are 3.09 x 3.11 x 4.72 inches. The Lift is designed for people with small hands as it is shorter and narrower, while the MX Vertical is designed for people with medium to large hands.
One more difference is with their form factors. In addition to the right-handed Logitech Lift, there’s also a left-handed model, so it’s accessible to more people. On the other hand, the Logitech MX Vertical only has a right-handed version.
Both mice have excellent ergonomics, provided that you get the one that matches the size of your hand. Your hand is placed in a handshake position to reduce muscle strain and prevent conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome. They are both made of plastic with a matte finish, while the part that comes into contact with your palm has a rubber texture for better grip.
The Logitech Lift is available in white, rose or graphite, while the Logitech MX Vertical is only available in graphite.
Both the Logitech Lift and Logitech MX Vertical come with USB wireless and Bluetooth connectivity.
In terms of features, the two are similar. They are both wireless, and they can connect to up to three devices. They come with USB dongles for wireless connectivity and they also have Bluetooth, so you can bring them on your travels while leaving the USB dongles behind.
The two mice use the Logitech Options software, and as far as settings and customizations go, they offer the same. They don’t have onboard memory, but you can still create and save profiles by making a Logitech account. The software allows you to assign macros, remap buttons and adjust the sensitivity of the mice.
You can use both mice on Windows, Mac and ChromeOS.
The Logitech Lift requires an AA battery while the Logitech MX Vertical has a built-in rechargeable battery.
The two mice perform similarly when it comes to office work, productivity and even gaming. Their sensors have the same sensitivity range of 400 – 4,000 dpi, however, the Lift’s dpi can be adjusted in increments of 100, while the dpi of the MX Vertical’s dpi can be adjusted in increments of 50.
As for programmable buttons, both mice have a total of six buttons that can be remapped to different functions. They also have one button on the underside that’s used to pair the mice via Bluetooth, as well as to switch between connected devices. The two also support gestures as long as you program it using the Logitech Options software. In terms of performance, the two are similar.
When it comes to battery life, the Logitech Lift can last up to 24 months with a single AA battery. Meanwhile, the built-in rechargeable battery of the Logitech MX Vertical can last up to four months on a single charge. As to which is better, it will come down to preference. We personally like the rechargeable battery of the Logitech MX Vertical over the Lift’s use of AA batteries.
They offer similar performance and connectivity, so choosing between the Logitech Lift and Logitech MX Vertical will come down to the size of your hands.
Best for smaller hands
Logitech MX Vertical
Best for medium – large hands
If you have small hands, the Logitech Lift is the obvious choice for you. Its smaller size will be more comfortable, and you won’t have trouble reaching all of its buttons. It’s also the only choice if you are left-handed. If you have larger hands, you can pick either, but the Logitech MX Vertical will be better suited for you. You’ll be able to use and grip it more comfortably compared to the Logitech Lift.
It’s a good vertical mouse that’s best suited for people with larger hands. It performs well enough for what it is designed for.
A vertical mouse is safer to use, but not necessarily better than a standard mouse, especially if you are into gaming.
It can last up to four months when fully charged.
It will depend on your preference. Both are better than a standard mouse when it comes to your shoulder and arm health.