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Logitech Lift Vertical Ergonomic Mouse Review


Price / Value
90 %
Build Quality
95 %
100 %
Battery Life
100 %
100 %

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My Switch From The MX Master 3

So why did I choose a vertical mouse after spending over 2 years with the Logitech MX Master 3? Well, I wanted to see how using a vertical mouse compares. Also, because I spend 8 to 10 hours a day on a computer, maybe more on some days, I wanted to see if I would notice a difference in my wrist at the end of a long day. TLDR, it just feels natural using the Logitech Lift.

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Technical Specs

✅ Weight: 125 Grams (133 Grams With Battery)
Sensor Type: Logitech Advanced Optical Tracking
✅ DPI: 400 dpi – 4000 dpi (Adjustable in 100 dpi increments)
✅ Buttons: 6 Buttons (Left Click & Right-click, Back & Forward, Middle button, Scroll-wheel click)
✅ Battery: 1X AA Battery
✅ Battery Life: Up to 24 months
✅ Connection: Bluetooth Low Energy Technology or Wireless USB Adapter
✅ Range: 10 meters / 32 feet
✅ 1 Year Limited Warranty

Price & Value

The Logitech Lift Vertical Ergonomic mouse is $70 USD or $100 CAD, which is a reasonable price for a vertical mouse.

In The Box

The package only comes with the mouse, a quick start guide printed on the internal mouse packaging to save paper, and a warranty sheet. There is an included AA Duracell battery and a wireless USB adapter in the mouse body.

Design & Build Quality

The build quality is excellent, and what I expect from Logitech. One thing I always check first on any mouse is for any wobble, and there is none since this mouse is quite planted when moving it around. There are no areas which creak when pressure is applied to the mouse. The back portion of the mouse where your palm rests has a rubberized part with multiple layered lines to make gripping easier.

Logitech Lift Mouse - Left View
Logitech Lift Mouse – Left View

The top of the mouse has the logi logo. The left side of the mouse has the forward and backward buttons.

Logitech Lift Mouse - Front View
Logitech Lift Mouse – Front View

The right side has the scroll wheel, middle button and regular right and left buttons.

Logitech Lift Mouse - Bottom View
Logitech Lift Mouse – Bottom View

The mouse glides just as effortlessly as with other modern Logitech mice. The bottom of the mouse has a power switch and a button to switch between three devices.

Logitech Lift Mouse - Bottom Cover
Logitech Lift Mouse – Bottom Cover

There is also a battery cover which snaps into place due to three small magnets, and this snap-on system works well. When the battery cover is removed, there is space to house the USB wireless adapter when it isn’t in use. This is my case because I connected the mouse by Bluetooth.

Ergonomics & Hand Feel

While vertical mice have been around for a while, and Logitech has a larger Vertical MX mouse, I’ve always been hesitant to try them because I was worried that I’d experience a drop in productivity while I got accustomed to using a vertical mouse. However, with the Logitech Lift, I was into my regular workflow the same day with pretty much no drop in productivity.

Logitech Lift Mouse vs MX Master 3 - Hand Position
Logitech Lift Mouse vs MX Master 3 – Hand Position

Right away, having my hand in a more vertical position to conform to the 57-degree tilt of the mouse just felt right and natural the first time. I’ve now been using the Logitech Lift with the MX Master 3 to the right of the Lift to control my other computer. As soon as I rotate my wrist almost horizontally to use the MX Master 3, it now feels foreign pretty quickly. I will enable Logitech Flow later on the Lift, but I want to have both mice right now during my complete testing.

If you have larger hands, the Lift is not a great option. In fact, on Logitech’s website, they mention that it is suited for small to medium-sized hands, and I agree with that. On the MX Master 3, my index finger doesn’t extend past the left mouse button, but my middle finger extends just slightly over the right mouse button. However, when I place my hand on the Lift, both fingers extend slightly over the left and right mouse buttons. It doesn’t affect how I use the mouse, but it would be a no-go if my hands were slightly larger.

I’m really just so surprised at how well and quickly I was able to adapt to using the Lift, and so far, the experience has been great.

Buttons & Noise

The standard right and left click buttons are whisper quiet during use. This makes the Lift a great option for working late at night or in a shared workspace. I also just enjoy it while working from home because I prefer a quiet workspace most of the time.

The backward and forward buttons make noise when clicking them, so I would have preferred if the same mechanism was used to make those quiet. The middle button below the scroll wheel allows you to switch the pointer speed to two preset speeds that can be set in the Logi Options+ software by default.

Logitech Lift Mouse Scroll Wheel
Logitech Lift Mouse Scroll Wheel

The scroll wheel is my only complaint with this mouse, and most people would consider it a minor complaint, especially if they have not used the MX Master 3 before. If you’ve used the MX Master 3, you know the joys of having the magnetic scroll wheel and its ability to scroll multiple pages with a quick flick of the wheel. However, with the Lift, the scroll wheel feels like a downgrade. The Lift does allow you to scroll one line at a time or multiple times with a stronger flick of the wheel. It does the job, but it really feels lacking compared to the smooth and fluid scrolling of the MX Master 3.

Also, the scroll wheel does make some noise while scrolling. Since the scroll wheel is angled at 57-degrees to match the tilt of the mouse, gravity prevents the scroll wheel from sitting perfectly balanced to achieve a smooth and frictionless scroll. So while scrolling, the scroll wheel does have some lateral play, resulting in some noise. Not a deal-breaker, though.

Mouse Settings & Customization

If you’ve used Logitech’s Options+ software before, you can expect the same level of customization so that you can tailor the mouse to your workflow.

Logitech Lift Button Settings
Logitech Lift Button Settings

It Has Horizontal Scrolling (With Workaround)

Since the Logitech Vertical Lift mouse does not have a horizontal scroll wheel like found on the MX Master 3 and MX Master 3S, they will not consider the Lift Vertical Mouse. However, there is a work-around. If you go into the Logi Options+ software and go to the Point & Scroll section, there is a setting to enable Horizontal Scrolling.

The workaround requires you to press and actively hold either the forward or backward button on the side of the Lift mouse, which will make the vertical scroll wheel act as a horizontal scroll wheel for as long as the button is held pressed down. Once you take your finger off the button, the scroll wheel returns to its vertical scrolling nature.

Enable Horizontal Scroll On The Logitech Lift Vertical Mouse
Enable Horizontal Scroll On The Logitech Lift Vertical Mouse

General Use & Getting Accustomed

I have had no major issues using this mouse from the first minute I laid my hands on it. I use it for general browsing, video editing and Photoshop, which requires fine control to make object selections, and it has performed just as well as my MX Master 3.

Logitech Lift vs MX Master 3 Height
Logitech Lift vs MX Master 3 Height

One thing that I have to work on is that after I finish typing and I move my hand back to the Lift, I sometimes knock or hit the top of it because the height is more than on the MX Master 3. I will have to retrain my muscle memory to lift my hand a bit higher when moving back to the mouse to prevent this, but it is happening less frequently as the days go on. So it’s just a matter of time until I’ve permanently adjusted.

The Logitech Lift comes in at around 133 grams, and the MX Master 3 comes in at 143 grams. While it doesn’t seem like a big difference, I notice the difference between both mice, and I prefer the lighter Lift now.

If your workflow requires fine control of a mouse, I believe you will have little to no issue with the Lift.

Logi Lift Vertical Ergonomic Mouse
Logi Lift Vertical Ergonomic Mouse

Can I Recommend It?

If you’ve been on the fence about trying or transitioning to a vertical mouse, I think the Logitech Lift Vertical mouse is a great mouse to start with. Its size and weight make it easy to control and get used to.

Since this is my first vertical mouse, and I have only used traditional mice, I think the notion that it would be difficult to adapt to a vertical mouse isn’t really something to be worried about. I also recommend using the Lift for an hour or so, then going back to using your traditional mouse. You may also feel that using a conventional mouse feels a bit foreign afterwards.

The Logitech Lift is also rated for up to 24 months of battery life. While I would have preferred a built-in rechargeable battery, only having to change the battery once every two years makes up for it. Even if I cut Logitech’s battery life estimate by half, I’d still only be replacing the battery every year – pretty remarkable.

So, take a chance and let me know what you think!

If there is anything that I missed in the review, or if you have any questions that I did not cover, please leave a comment below.

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Adrian is a tech lover that enjoys helping people make the most of their tech in a simplified way.

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