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#233462 17-Apr-2018 12:04
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I have just (today) taken delivery of a new mouse, the Logitech MX Ergo.

 

 

 

I had an MX Master (gen 1) but it had a button fail and, since the free spin/click switch had also failed some time before, I decided to replace it. I have had a wrist injury following an accident a couple of years ago and the idea of a less horizontal mouse appealed as they are supposed to be better for that.

 

Vertical mice are good but the sensors aren't usually the best. The MX Ergo had some good reviews and, despite never having had a trackball mouse, I thought I would try it when I saw it for sale at $119 instead of the $200+ it is often sold at.

 

So far, now it is set up, it seems much more comfortable. I have not yet trained myself not to move it physically - although I am sure that will come after a day or two - and it is quite customisable in terms of the functions you can set for each button.

 

I will update in a day or two!






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  #1997823 17-Apr-2018 13:48
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Thanks for posting. I've been using the older M570 for many moons and can use it comfortably for longer than a mouse of any size/shape. That MX Ergo looks to be worth a consideration being priced a little over the $100 mark.

 

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  #1997926 17-Apr-2018 15:48
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Nice purchase, and I'm sure you will get used to it quickly.  Once a month or so you'll want to pop the ball out and give the rollers a quick clean to remove dust build up.  I end up using a fingernail as the dust is sticky from the oil etc our hands transfer to the trackball.

 

Lice Stu, I also use the Logitech M570, and purchased it to try instead of one of the expensive vertical mice to try and combat pains in my wrist and shoulder.  It worked a treat and I wouldn't go back, though I am happy to use a traditional mouse for a short time.

 

Having a look at the specs for the MX Ergo, I like the angle adjustment idea, and the extra weight.  Not fussed on the rechargability as a rechargable battery is something else that can go wrong and I'm more than happy with the battery life of the M570..... about 12 months on a single quality AA battery.  Having said that, a rechargable Li-Ion is not likely to leak and corrode the battery terminals!

 

Hmmmm...  maybe I should get one of these for work and take the M570 to my home office.....





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  #1998015 17-Apr-2018 18:47
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Geektastic:

 

I have just (today) taken delivery of a new mouse, the Logitech MX Ergo.

 

 

 

I had an MX Master (gen 1) but it had a button fail and, since the free spin/click switch had also failed some time before, I decided to replace it. I have had a wrist injury following an accident a couple of years ago and the idea of a less horizontal mouse appealed as they are supposed to be better for that.

 

Vertical mice are good but the sensors aren't usually the best. The MX Ergo had some good reviews and, despite never having had a trackball mouse, I thought I would try it when I saw it for sale at $119 instead of the $200+ it is often sold at.

 

So far, now it is set up, it seems much more comfortable. I have not yet trained myself not to move it physically - although I am sure that will come after a day or two - and it is quite customisable in terms of the functions you can set for each button.

 

I will update in a day or two!

 

 

Years ago, after dealing with RSI for years, I was intrigued by the concept of a vertical mouse, but less so by the price, so I thought I'd grab a cheapy and see how it went. I bought one of these
https://bit.ly/2H2qbo2
and found it totally ample for my needs. It has started to die on me, so for another $20, I've just grabbed another. My wrist definitely feels a lot better not having a horizontal mouse.

 

 


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  #1998324 18-Apr-2018 09:58
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@Gurezaemon that link doesn't work for me?





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  #1998350 18-Apr-2018 10:21
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Dynamic:

 

@Gurezaemon that link doesn't work for me?

 

 

My bad. This should work.

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Delux-M618-Ergonomic-Office-Vertical-Mouse-6-Buttons-600-1000-1600-DPI-Optical-Right-Hand-Mice/32854074087.html




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  #1998460 18-Apr-2018 11:35
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Day 2

 

 

 

Already a very noticeable difference in how my wrist feels. I still have to remind myself not to move the whole mouse and am still learning the functions I programmed the buttons to do!

 

 

 

One useful thing is being able to program the pointer speed. The mouse has a physical hardware button that engages 'precision' mode but that is very precise and hence very slow. I have selected the right tilt centre wheel click to engage/disengage a custom pointer speed about half way between my normal browsing speed and precision. Very useful for editing images.

 

 

 

I think the biggest con is that the centre scroll wheel is placed well for scrolling with the index finger when the mouse is in the horizontal setting but at the 20 degree setting it's not quite so well located. It's not a deal breaker but for me, in the 20 degree position, Wheel/Left click/right click would be a better button order than left click/wheel/right click.






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  #1998465 18-Apr-2018 11:43
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Thanks for the update. Hopefully will have one to set up tomorrow.

 

Regarding the wheel, I'm not sure that will be a con for me as I find scrolling with my middle finger is far more comfortable. Will have to see if that is still the case at 20 degrees!





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  #1999013 18-Apr-2018 23:09
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I think the middle finger would work fine. I'm just used to doing it with my index finger so it feels very odd to do it with my middle one.








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  #2000480 21-Apr-2018 22:21
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I've got used to this much faster than I thought I would. The 20 degree angle has also really helped with my wrist ache.

 

I'm going to give it a solid 9 out of 10 so far overall.

 

The only thing I would have liked is the wheel from the MX Master which switches between free spin and clicky spin.






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  #2000643 22-Apr-2018 14:02
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It is a nice upgrade from the M570, which the youngest (17) is now using.

Agree on the wheel comment. I've also missed the feature since using a trackball. Perhaps it'll be added to the next version.




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