Many have beaten us to the punch with this product, but better late than never we always say. The Evoluent VerticalMouse has been around since as far back as August 2002 that we know of, regardless it has only come to our attention now and through us will be showcased to you.
This rather simple idea was evaluated by a team at UC Berkeley who claimed that they are “comfortable, easily adapted to, and promote a neutral wrist and forearm posture” (quoted from the manufacturer’s site).
So what exactly is so different about the Evoluent VerticalMouse 3? As you can see from the image above, the mouse has been rotated about ninety degrees so that the resting position of the forearm is much more natural and ergonomic when the Evoluent VerticalMouse 3 is being handled. Considering the rise in RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury), CTS (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome) and other musculoskeletal injuries an innovative idea such as this is certainly to be appreciated.
While there is nothing overly complicated about the Evoluent VerticalMouse 3, there are a few extra buttons and you can find both a wireless model as well as one designed specifically for people who are left-handed, the very simplicity would be appreciated by typical users.
The focus being ergonomics and minimizing strain, one does not truly expect really high dpi or a gaming range mouse and neither is what you would expect, however, you will find that the Evoluent VerticalMouse 3 Rev 2 has a gaming grade Avago 3080 infrared sensor and 4 dpi settings which can be adjusted using a button at the bottom. The resolution settings range from 2600 dpi to 800 dpi on the Evoluent VerticalMouse 3 Rev 2 and the mouse weighs in at 6.7 ounces or about 190 grams.
The only downside that one can find in this piece of ergonomic genius is the price which is slightly hefty at $80.00 for the standard version and $120.00 for the wireless one. You can find the Evoluent VerticalMouse website here.