UNBOXED: Reviewing the Evoluent Vertical Mouse 4
Typically when we go into a computer mouse review, we’re thinking about the product in the sense of how it would translate to the computer gaming experience. Gaming mice, much like their keyboard brethren, have become a specialty kind of product for gamers, as well as everyday desktop computer users—myself included. While comfort and ease of use is definitely a major part of the standard mouse review, it’s never really been the focal point. But that’s exactly what we have with the Evoluent Vertical Mouse 4.
While there are a few options for customizability and more buttons than a standard mouse, what really sets the Evoluent Vertical Mouse 4 apart is exactly what its name suggests: this is a mouse that is literally turned on its side. The purpose of the design, according to Evoluent, is to create a more comfortable and natural form factor for the user.
Despite the prevalence of the palm-down grip design that we’ve all become accustomed to over the years, Evoluent suggests that the traditional mouse is truly hurting and creating discomfort in the wrist for a lot of users. That’s because this “standard” grip essentially twists the bones in the forearm. The Vertical Mouse, though, uses Evoluent’s handshake grip design to keep the arm in a neutral position.