Ergonomic mouse Evoluent VerticalMouse 4 Right Large

Gadgets / Review / Technology

Ergonomic mouse Evoluent VerticalMouse 4 Right Large

A gadget review by Nicholas Newman

Being a journalist means for much of my time I am chained to my desk typing away at my computer all day. This means I am always changing my keyboards, mousses and rest pads to try and improve my productivity and comfort at work.

The handshake position of this vertical mouse keeps my wrist from bending as much to the side, whilst my forearm also turns inwards to a lesser degree, than with traditional devices. This means muscle activity in the forearm is less than it would be when using a traditional mouse.

Ergonomic mouse Evoluent VerticalMouse 4 Right Large

I thought I would try out the new to me Evoluent mouse, it’s supposed to be great for reducing the prospect of repetitive strain injury and helpful for those with arthritis in the hand. In fact, research shows that using a vertical mouse ensures faster recovery from forearm, wrist and hand complaints. I see the Evoluent 4 Vertical Mouse is available in corded and wireless versions, with pricing starting at around £120

Trying it out

I took it out of the box and found an object that looks like some sort of spaceship. I thought, “There was no way I get used to this!” However, a friend of mine said that once after an initial struggle it is worth persevering. After a little trial and error, I got used to this new gadget.
One problem with it is it is too big for my laptop bag, but is super for my desktop computer, so I have to see if they have a laptop version. One thing is I am now using it in the office every day and all day. Therefore, it certainly a great investment for people likes me who slave over a hot desk all day.

Now I am going to have a look at the range of other ergonomically designed products that Evoluent, would seem to include various other types of mouse, keyboards and rest pads.

Ergonomic mouse Evoluent VerticalMouse 4 Right Large

Here are some specific product description details about the product

Evoluent VerticalMouse 4 Mouse

Laser – Cable – 6 Button(s) – USB – Scroll Wheel – Left-handed Only.
Avoids forearm twisting for comfort and good health

The patented shape supports your hand in an upright neutral posture that generally avoids forearm twisting. Many users, including medical doctors, ergonomists and physical therapists, said the Evoluent VerticalMouse provides superior comfort and even relieved their wrist pain.

Comfortable and easy to use

The shape is thoughtfully sculpted for an uncompromised comfort and easy-to-reach programmable buttons. No finger contortions are needed to operate the buttons.

Adjustable laser sensor

Pointer speed controls on the side allow convenient adjustment without even releasing your grip from the mouse.

Improved thumb rest

The thumb rest has been reshaped to provide even more comfort over earlier versions.

For more information /


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.