Logitech Lift: One-minute review
The ergonomics of the Logitech Lift vertical mouse make toiling away on the computer for hours on end just a little easier – and much less painful. The way we work at our computers often puts our bodies in unnatural positions, so having any peripheral, whether a chair, keyboard, or mouse, that can mitigate that can only be advantageous to our overall health.
The Logitech Lift is more than just an ergonomic mouse, however. This feature-filled productivity peripheral comes with the kind of built-in utility that can also save time and help streamline your work process. Now, that’s something that we’re all about.
In general, the Logitech Lift is a fantastic addition to any work-from-home or office setup. Unless you need gaming-specific features, its ergonomics and feature set – not to mention ease of use once you get over the learning curve of using a vertical mouse – puts the Logitech Lift in rare company. It’s certainly earned its spot in our best mouse list.
Logitech Lift: Price and availability
- How much does it cost? $69 (£69, AU$129)
- When is it available? Available now
- Where can you get it? Available in the US, the UK, and Australia
Interface: 2.4GHz wireless, Bluetooth, USB-C
Ergonomics: Right-handed (available for left-handed users as well)
Switches: Not specified
Weight: 4.4oz (125g)
The Logitech Lift is affordable with its $69 / £69 / AU$129 price of entry. However, so are the few other ergonomic vertical mice out there. Anker has a vertical mouse, for instance, that only costs about $30 / £30, though, to be fair, it’s much more limited in functionality. There’s also the Lift’s big brother, the Logitech MX Vertical Advanced Mouse, which is priced at just $20 / £20 more. Of course, that’s essentially the Lift for bigger hands.
Still, the Lift provides plenty of value, and that’s more apparent when you think about the potential cost of developing a wrist injury. Working at a computer for hours each day does take its toll. Though you always have the option to spend as little as $10 / £10 on a mouse, you’ll be giving up that ergonomic vertical form factor and the features the Lift offers.
- Value: 5 / 5
Logitech Lift: Design and features
- Meant to put your hand in a more natural resting position
- Connectivity button isn’t the most accessible
- Software offers a whole new level of functionality
The Logitech Lift is an attractive-if-unusual-looking mouse in whichever color you choose – rose, graphite or off-white (though only the graphite version is available for lefties). Since its form factor is meant for small or medium-sized hands, it’s not the tallest vertical mouse out there, but at 2.8in (71mm) high it will tower over more traditional models. It also has a broad, almost egg-shaped, base to keep it stable with dimensions of 2.7 x 4.25 inches (70 x 108mm).
That vertical form factor is all about ensuring your hand sits in a more natural position. To help with that, it tapers toward the front where the left and right buttons and the scroll wheel are. More importantly, the whole mouse sits at a 57-degree angle, which puts your hand in what Logitech calls a “natural handshake position.”
The front half is covered in plastic (up to 70% post-consumer recycled plastic depending on the color) while the back half is covered in a rubberized ribbed finish that helps with grip. It has six remappable buttons in total: left/right click, back/forward, middle button for DPI, and a scroll-wheel with middle click.
There’s also plenty happening on the bottom of the mouse. The power switch is here, as is the magnetic door covering the battery compartment and receiver garage, which stores the Logi Bolt USB receiver when not in use. Then there’s the connectivity button. Since we work with multiple devices, we appreciate having a button that lets us switch between connected devices. We only wish this button was more easily accessible on the Lift.
That said, the connectivity on the Lift is expansive for a wireless mouse in this price range. You may not be able to connect it to a device with a physical cable, but you can connect via Bluetooth or 2.4GHz wireless, both of which have a range of 10m. You can even connect the Lift to three devices simultaneously.
And, if you have the Logi Options+ app installed on all three devices, you don’t have to pick the mouse up and press that button to switch between devices. You can enable Flow, which lets you move the cursor from one device to the other simply by moving it to the edge of the screen.
Logi Options+ has a ton of other helpful features on hand too. Among those is the ability to remap all six buttons to a plethora of useful actions, with plenty of program-specific options on hand. For instance, we’re fans of being able to mute our mic during a video call with just a button press, and this is something you can map to one of the Lift’s buttons. You can also adjust the DPI settings here in increments of 100, ranging from 400 to 4000 DPI.
- Design: 4.5 / 5
Logitech Lift: Performance
- Using the Lift takes a little getting used to
- Buttons are responsive and quiet
- Plenty of customization available in the Options+ app
While the Logitech Lift is generally a pleasure to use, it does take some getting used to. There’s a bit of a learning curve here, especially if you haven’t used vertical mice before.
When we first started using it, for example, we kept putting our pinky finger down on the desk for support, negating the ergonomics of this mouse. Once we learned to trust it, however, we started gripping it in a way that put our hand and wrist at a more natural and neutral angle.
Using it properly lets your arm rest in a way that doesn’t put pressure on the joints. Since we work long hours, it isn’t uncommon for us to experience arm and shoulder pain at the end of the day. Ergonomics are, therefore, a factor in our day-to-day life. And, we found that the Logitech Lift made a lot of difference.
The buttons are responsive and easy to press, though they’re not quite as satisfying to use as those with mechanical or optical-mechanical switches. At least they’re extremely quiet. We could reach all but the middle button easily; because it sits below the scroll wheel, we had to crook our index finder awkwardly to reach it.
The mouse glides smoothly and accurately, and when it works, it works beautifully. However, we did experience an issue with its sensor several times during testing. Our review unit may have been defective, but sometimes the pointer acted up or changed DPI randomly. We’re not sure what to make of it, but hopefully, it was something unique to this particular unit.
Like other wireless peripherals priced at the lower end of the market, there are no charging capabilities or rechargeable batteries inside. Instead, it uses one AA battery. While that doesn’t feel very environmentally friendly, it can last up to 24 months before needing to be replaced.
- Performance: 4 / 5
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Logitech Lift: Report card
|Value||It might not be quite in the budget range, but it is reasonably affordable, especially with all it has to offer.||5 / 5|
|Design||The ergonomics alone are enough to make this a worthwhile purchase. But it’s also a productivity machine, thanks to all the customization options.||4.5 / 5|
|Performance||Using the Logitech Lift not only takes pressure off your joints but it’s also a breeze to use.||4 / 5|
|Total||The Logitech Lift is reasonably priced and offers a lot of features, from its ergonomic design to customizability.||4.5 / 5|
- First reviewed October 2022
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