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Evoluent Vertical Mouse

alaTest has collected and analyzed 772 reviews of Evoluent Vertical Mouse. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability. The design also gets good views, whereas opinions are divided on the size. There are some negative comments about the reliability and price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Mouse & Pointing Devices the Evoluent Vertical Mouse is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Evoluent Vertical Mouse

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 user reviews of Evoluent Vertical Mouse from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the size and durability are on the whole positive. The design and usability are also appreciated, but many are critical about the reliability and price.

usability, design, durability, size

price, reliability

98% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Evoluent VerticalMouse 3 Wireless - Right HandedEvoluent VMOUS4RS Right Handed VerticalMouse - SmallEvoluent Left Handed Vertical Mouse 4 Erogomic Mouse

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Evoluent Vertical Mouse

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 195 user reviews of Evoluent Vertical Mouse from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the durability. The design is also mentioned favorably, whereas the reliability and size get less positive comments.

usability, design, durability

price, size, reliability

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Evoluent Vertical Mouse 3 Wireless Right Hand Mouse, Silver/BlackEvoluent VerticalMouse 3 Wireless - Right HandEvoluent VerticalMouse 2

Feb, 2016

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Natalie Shoemaker (pcmag.com)

Evoluent VerticalMouse 4 Small

 

The Evoluent VerticalMouse's form factor is different, but don't let that turn you off—this mouse will give you one of the most comfortable navigation experiences around.

Ergonomic, comfortable design. Plug-and-play capabilities. On-the-fly dpi switching. Customizable software

Plastic tends to attract a little grime. Customizable user interface could look cleaner

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Evoluent VerticalMouse 3

 

The Evoluent VerticalMouse 3 offers the benefits of an ergonomic mouse and the features of a gaming mouse. Consider its price a long-term investment, but just stay conscious of using it as vertically as possible.

Ergonomic and familiar shape. five buttons. four dpi levels. helpful software

Still requires slight grip and turn of the hand. thumb and bottom-right button easy to press by accident. no lefty version available

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: Rich Brown (cnet.com)

KeyOvation Evoluent VerticalMouse 3 review: KeyOvation Evoluent VerticalMouse 3

 

Evoluent VerticalMouse 3 Had this reviewer known about the Evoluent VerticalMouse prior to reviewing the Microsoft Natural Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 a few months back, he likely would have drawn a comparison to CNET's review of the Evoluent...

Keeps your arm even straighter than the competition (assuming that's ergonomically sound); DPI toggle button with LED indicator; software allows you to configure application-specific button profiles.

At $80, it's not cheap; not wireless; needs another thumb-side button; DPI-switching button inconveniently located on the bottom of the mouse.

Evoluent's updated VerticalMouse 3 refines its longtime ergonomic mouse product into a robust modern competitor. It lacks the wireless freedom of Microsoft's recent ergo mouse, but otherwise, it's just as comfortable, more feature-packed, and better...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: Lara Luepke (cnet.com)

Evoluent VerticalMouse 2 review: Evoluent VerticalMouse 2

 

Evoluent VerticalMouse 2 With its upright stance, Evoluent's VerticalMouse 2 attempts to create an ergonomically advanced and comfortable mouse. A regular mouse requires the palm to face down and causes your forearm to twist, but by keeping your hand...

Ergonomic design reduces forearm twisting; five-button design for programmable commands.

Doesn't register when computer wakes up from sleep mode; faulty scrollwheel; design causes hand to drag.

Although the VerticalMouse 2 eliminates forearm twist--one of many causes of repetitive stress injuries--its awkward feel coupled with design and operational flaws keep us from recommending this mouse.

Mar, 2005

Expert review by: Robyn Peterson (pcmag.com)

Evoluent VerticalMouse 2 Optical

 
Nov, 2004

Expert review by: Tim Hanlon (gizmag.com)

Review: Evoluent VerticalMouse 4

 

While the future of the human–computer interaction is looking more promising by the day, for every Leap Motion or Oculus Rift in the wild, there's still millions of people who rely on a mouse to do their job – a device that by its very nature forces...

Highly recommended. Anyone who does long periods in front of the computer, and especially those who experience discomfort or pain in their mousing wrist or forearm, needs to get hold of one of these.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: ilene Hoffman, Reviews Editor (electronista.com)

Review: Evoluent VerticalMouse 4

 

An ergonomic and comfortable mouse.

Seven mouse controls ; Rests for thumb and little finger ; Right and left versions of regular sized mouse ; Convenient speed control ; Comfortable grip

No Macintosh software yet ; No left version of small sized mouse ; Not good for fast mouse action games ; Seems fragile ; Needs regular cleaning ; Expensive

I am not a fan of the mouse that came with my iMac, so I’ve tried a variety of mice with varying success. I have small hands, size 7 to be exact, so most mice feel too big for me. My favorite mouse is the simple Mini Pro from Contour Design, but I ma

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: ilene Hoffman, Reviews Editor (macnn.com)

Review: Evoluent VerticalMouse 4

 

An ergonomic and comfortable mouse.

Seven mouse controls ; Rests for thumb and little finger ; Right and left versions of regular sized mouse ; Convenient speed control ; Comfortable grip

No Macintosh software yet ; No left version of small sized mouse ; Not good for fast mouse action games ; Seems fragile ; Needs regular cleaning ; Expensive

I am not a fan of the mouse that came with my iMac, so I’ve tried a variety of mice with varying success. I have small hands, size 7 to be exact, so most mice feel too big for me. My favorite mouse is the simple Mini Pro from Contour Design, but I ma

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Sean Gibson (gamingillustrated.com)

Evoluent VerticalMouse 3 Rev 2 (Review)

 

The Evoluent VerticalMouse 3 is an ergonomic masterpiece that represents one of the best possible long-term solutions you can buy for your computer.  It has a handshake-like grip that was developed by a team at the health services clinic at UC Berkeley...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Rik Myslewski (macworld.com)

Review: VerticalMouse 3 Wireless

 

Even if you're not experiencing pain from the unnatural forearm rotation required by traditional mice, the Evoluent VerticalMouse 3 Wireless will provide comfort and control you never anticipated. But it takes some getting used to.

When I first met the VerticalMouse, I thought it was a gimmick. First, it’s an odd-looking beast, somewhat resembling the dorsal fin of an obese shark. Second, it seemed to be a solution in search of a problem—after all, I’ve been mousing for over 30...

Aug, 2008

Product Specifications

The Evoluent VerticalMouse 2 has a patented new shape that supports your hand in a relaxed handshake position, eliminating the arm twisting required by ordinary mice. Once you experience the superior comfort, you will never want to use an ordinary mouse again!

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.6in
Height:3in
Width:3in

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/Mac / PC / Unix
Manufacturer:Evoluent/Hypertec
Model:2
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Evoluent VerticalMouse

Input Device

Buttons Qty:5
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:External
Interface (DB):PS/2 / USB
Movement Detection Technology:Optical
Type:Mouse

Miscellaneous

Color:Black / Silver

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 9 / Apple MacOS X / Linux / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows NT / Microsoft Windows XP / UNIX/Apple MacOS 9 / Apple MacOS X / Linux / Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP / UNIX/Apple MacOS X 10.0 or later / Linux / Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP / Microsoft Windows NT / UNIX
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