Logitech reveals its first vertical mouse, the MX Vertical

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Logitech has revealed the MX Vertical, a new Mac and Windows mouse intended to reduce muscle strain for some people by putting the wrist in a less stressful position.

The mouse's main buttons and scrollwheel are side-facing, found near the crest of a "wave" shape. The thumb is meant to rest firmly on the opposite side of the wave, and further aiding grip is a rubber surface.

Two customizable buttons can be found on the mouse's left side. Up top is a button that typically controls pointer speed, though it can still be customized via Logitech's Options software, which also supports gesture-based system shortcuts such as skipping tracks by combining the Function key with swiping the mouse left or right.

The device is hooked up to a Mac via Bluetooth, USB-C, or Logitech's special receiver dongle. When operating in wireless mode it should be able to run four months on a single charge, and reclaim three hours after a minute of charging.

Sensitivity can be scaled from 400 to 4,000 DPI. Other features include Logitech's Flow technology, which offers the ability to switch between two computers without repairing, as well as copy-and-paste tools.

Online preorders for the MX Vertical start Monday at a cost of $99.99. The mouse should ship sometime in September, coming to retail stores around the same time. Macs must be running macOS 10.11 or later.

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