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I've been using the MX for around a year at work, so far I really like it! The extra buttons (thumb button and back-forward buttons) are useful and can easily be mapped to your convenience using the dedicated settings software, being able to switch from regular scroll wheel to flick is awesome, took me a while to get used to it but it works great and helps navigating long documents. One thing to mention is that as a frontend engineer I use the mouse quite a lot, I don't have that much experience with other wireless mice but I'm not too happy about the battery life, I need to charge it every 3 weeks on average. The nice thing is that you can just plug a micro USB into it and keep working so running out of battery is not too bad. Overall I highly recommend it! See More
Once fully charged the mouse lasts for several weeks of moderate use before requiring further charge. Users are notified through lights on the mouse itself, and systray notifications when the mouse is nearing the end of its charge (generally several days before). Even after several years of use this appears to be the case. The mouse uses one AA battery. A rechargeable NI-MH battery is included. The battery compartment is easily accessible, requiring no tools to assist. See More
Three programmable buttons are easily accessed by your thumb. In addition to the Zoom, Forward and Back buttons depicted, the thumb rest has a button for switching between applications, the mouse wheel may be held to allow drag navigation, and the mouse button may be tilted left or right for horizontal scrolling. See More
When pressing the middle button by pressing down the scroll wheel it can happen that the the left or right scroll-wheel buttons are triggered. That can lead to accidentally go back in browser or whatever is configured for these buttons. The middle click should be a safe thing, that nothing else could happen. See More
The [Logitech Unifying Receiver] allows you to connect multiple (up to 6) devices through one single, small dongle. The dongle itself is made up mostly of the USB connector, meaning it's small and so stays out of the way, and is unlikely to be bent or broken if knocked. See More
Only left and right click buttons trigger mouse press (on press) and mouse release (on release) events as they should. The other buttons trigger both events on press. The gesture (thumb) button triggers lots of events and is very hard to program. The horizontal scroll isn't really that helpful as you can program horizontal scrolling with wheel button pressed. See More
No button to simulate the control so you can ctrl+click (except left and right click) all buttons trigger events on press
Using a stationary mouse will keep wrist and arm movement down. The trackball being operated by the thumb makes for great comfort (do not recommend finger based track balls). A trackball doesn't require a large flat surface, though next to the keyboard still tends to be most comfortable. See More
The included Mouse Manager software allows you to assign different functions to the buttons such as hotkeys, Windows commands, or media control. You can reduce the amount of clicking you have to do by assigning a double-click button, or set the mouse to double-click automatically after a short pause. Static strain can also be reduced by pressing and holding a button momentarily to simulate continuous pressing. See More
Rather than twisting your forearm to abide the requirements of a traditional mouse, the VerticalMouse lets your arm rest in a natural pose while you navigate. Add to that browser buttons and customizable software on top of a navigating experience that is not only better for you but one of the smoothest in the consumer category and you have a easy to use everyday mouse. See More
To get the latest drivers or edit settings you have to download "synapse" an "online cloud device updater and profile storage" application. You have to register an account with your email and have it running in the background constantly for changes to take effect. See More
Although the lights on the mouse look nice, they may bother or be distracting to some people. If they are too distracting, they can be turned off but that does require proprietary software that many do not like having installed. See More
Once you get past the initial problems (inability to navigate interfaces that don't support mice, being a pretentious jackass), you'll find that there are deeper issues, like residual Cheetos grease buildup in your neckbeard (this is a compound problem -- the neckbeard really deserves a separate section) and the sudden urge to use a standing desk. Aside from that, it's actually a great strategy! See More
Using only one input device allows you to more easily achieve a state of flow. Ditching your mouse will help you focus. This is because when you have to take your hands on and off the keyboard it's very easy to get disoriented and have your hands, mouse, cursor, or eyes in the wrong position. See More
Keyboards are the best programmer's tool. One benefit from being able to navigate (for the most part) around an OS, program, or especially an IDE without using a mouse gives you a better understanding of how it works and where it shines and where it doesn't. See More
It can be outfitted with two different grips (a precision one and a wide grip one), has an adjustable weight, where the user can add up to 28g of weight to the mouse, and features on-the-fly adjustable DPI that can switch automatically depending on the program in use. There are also two scrolling settings - notched and smooth. Even the LEDs on the mouse are color customizable, so you can set a different color for different profiles. See More
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