It’s never a pleasant experience working behind a computer day after day using uncomfortable equipment. Using a cheap mouse can cause hand cramps and even lead to developing carpal tunnel syndrome down the line.
Finding the best ergonomic mouse isn’t quite as simple as you may think. One needs to consider everything from the shape to the number of buttons it has, as these can all contribute to your user experience.
We are going to be looking at a few of our favorites, and help you find a great ergonomic mouse for your comfort, and to suit your day to day needs.
So, let’s get to them with our…
- 1 Best Ergonomic Mouse In 2021 – Top 10 Rated Reviews
- 1.1 1 Logitech MX Ergo Wireless Trackball Mouse – Adjustable Ergonomic Design, control and Move Text/Images/Files Between 2 Windows and Apple Mac Computers (Bluetooth or USB), Rechargeable, Graphite – Best Ergonomic Mouse for Wrist Problems
- 1.2 2 Logitech MX Master 3 Advanced Wireless Mouse – Graphite
- 1.3 3 J-Tech Digital Wired Ergonomic Vertical USB Mouse with Adjustable Sensitivity (600/1000/1600 DPI), Scroll Endurance, Removable Palm Rest & Thumb Buttons [V628]
- 1.4 4 Evoluent VM4R VerticalMouse 4 Right Hand Ergonomic Mouse with Wired USB Connection (Regular Size) – Best Ergonomic Mouse for Thumb Pain
- 1.5 5 MOJO Silent Bluetooth Vertical Mouse – Wireless Optical Ergonomic Mouse w/Adjustable Sensitivity (Bluetooth only)
- 1.6 6 Wireless Vertical Mouse, Jelly Comb Wireless Mouse 2.4G High Precision Ergonomic Optical Mice 【 for Small Hands 】 (Black) – Best Ergonomic Mouse for Small Hands
- 1.7 7 Logitech MX Vertical Wireless Mouse – Advanced Ergonomic Design Reduces Muscle Strain, control and Move Content Between 3 Windows and Apple Computers (Bluetooth or USB), Rechargeable, Graphite
- 1.8 8 Kensington Orbit Trackball Mouse with Scroll Ring (K72337US) – Best Ambidextrous Mouse
- 1.9 9 Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Mouse, Black (L6V-00002)
- 1.10 10 Adesso iMouse E90 – Wireless Left-Handed Vertical Ergonomic Mouse
- 2 Ergonomic Mice Buying Guide
- 3 Looking For Other Great Computer Accessories?
- 4 So, What’s the Best Ergonomic Mouse?
Best Ergonomic Mouse In 2021 – Top 10 Rated Reviews
512dpi to 2048dpi
200dpi to 4000dpi
600dpi to 1600dpi
800dpi to 2400dpi
2.4Ghz USB/Bluetooth/Wired USB-C
1000dpi to 4000dpi
800dpi to 1600dpi
*Sensitivity can be adjustable through the downloadable KensingtonWorks application.
1 Logitech MX Ergo Wireless Trackball Mouse – Adjustable Ergonomic Design, control and Move Text/Images/Files Between 2 Windows and Apple Mac Computers (Bluetooth or USB), Rechargeable, Graphite – Best Ergonomic Mouse for Wrist Problems
Logitech has been in the business of making quality mice since 1985. It sure shows that they know what they are doing with this first example called the MX Ergo.
The MX Ergo is a trackball type mouse that offers excellent sensitivity ranging from 512 to 2048dpi. The trackball rolls very smoothly and is also accurate but it might take some getting used to since your thumb is doing all the work, and you don’t need to move the mouse itself.
Lots of customization…
The body of this mouse is truly something special. Besides the fact that the curves on this mouse make it feel nice and natural to grip, it also has a built-in hinge that can tilt the mouse up to 20 degrees, giving your wrist some added relief.
Logitech provides two different types of software that you can download called Options and Flow that really bring the most out of this mouse.
Logitech Options gives you the ability to program any of the eight buttons located on the mouse. From the usual forward and back options to adding shortcuts or app-specific functions, you will have numerous ways to personally configure this mouse.
We love the Flow software…
The Flow software is exciting because it will let you use your mouse to control up to two computers simultaneously. You will need to install this software on both machines, but once it is up and running, you will definitely notice the benefits it has to offer compared to having to switch from mouse to mouse.
The MX Ergo connects via a 2.4Ghz Unifying dongle or Bluetooth. The dongle is nice and small, and won’t get in the way.
Since this mouse is rechargeable, you will need to charge it via the provided USB cable every now and then. According to Logitech, the battery lasts up to four months on a full charge, so you won’t need to have the charging cable with you very often.
- Features an adjustable hinge with 20 degrees of tilt.
- 8 customizable buttons.
- Battery life can last up to 4 months.
- Flow software allows for multiple PC control.
- The buttons aren’t the quietest.
2 Logitech MX Master 3 Advanced Wireless Mouse – Graphite
Logitech’s MX Master 3 is great for those of you without a mouse pad because it can track on almost any surface. It features sensor technology called Darkfield that will easily follow the movement of your mouse even on glass surfaces as little as 4mm thick.
Another neat trick this mouse has up its sleeve is the scroll wheel that Logitech calls MagSpeed. You can switch the scroll wheel to go line by line or unleash it and let it scroll freely, allowing you to go through documents in the blink of an eye.
The other great thing about this mouse is its adjustable sensitivity. Through the Options software, you can turn it up to 4000dpi, which we find really quick but not quite up there with gaming level mice.
Since we can use it almost anywhere, we were really hoping that it is comfortable. Luckily, with the beautiful curved body and thumb rest, we weren’t complaining after using it for a full day at the office.
The MX Master 3 also works with Logitech Options, and barring the left and right-click buttons, you can customize the rest. Logitech Flow is also available for up to three different devices this time.
For connectivity, you can choose between using Logitech’s USB Unifying Receiver or Bluetooth. If you aren’t going to be using the Flow software, you can switch between paired devices via a button located on the bottom of the mouse.
When it’s time to recharge this mouse, you can use the included USB cable provided.
Logitech claims the rechargeable battery will last 70 days on a full charge, which we think might be a tad conservative.
We have been using this mouse pretty consistently for the past month, and the power indicator hasn’t moved. A nice feature is that if you were ever in a jam and the battery was super low, you can get about three hours of use after a quick one-minute charge.
- Can connect up to 3 devices.
- A 1-minute charge can provide 3 hours of battery life.
- Scroll wheel is fast, smooth, and quiet.
- Will work on any surface without a mousepad.
- Thumbrest could be a bit bigger.
3 J-Tech Digital Wired Ergonomic Vertical USB Mouse with Adjustable Sensitivity (600/1000/1600 DPI), Scroll Endurance, Removable Palm Rest & Thumb Buttons [V628]
This mouse from J-Tech features a vertical design that is quite different from a traditional flat type mouse. The vertical design is suitable for relieving any unnecessary strain on your wrist.
Not great for smaller hands…
It feels like you are sort of clasping at something or about to reach out and shake someone’s hand. If you have small hands, though, we didn’t find this mouse to be the most comfortable, and buttons could be tricky to reach.
Speaking of buttons, you will have a dedicated one to adjust the sensitivity between 600, 1000, and 1600dpi. The other four are your typical left and right-click along with page forward and back.
Not great for gaming either…
The sensitivity of this mouse is decent even though it doesn’t offer some of the precision that other mice do. We definitely found it suitable for productivity, but we wouldn’t recommend this if you do a lot of gaming.
Customization on this mouse is sort of basic. If you visit the J-Tech website, you can download a software and driver package and adjust the settings of the mouse through it.
It’s also wired…
This mouse is wired, so you won’t need to worry about buying any batteries, which is a good thing. It plugs into any USB-A port and is powered directly through that port.
Since this can only be connected to one device at a time, having it work across multiple devices at the same time is out of the question. Because of its excellent price point, we would expect some limitations compared to higher-end mice.
- Easy to set up and use.
- Vertical design leads to less strain on your wrist.
- Three levels of adjustable sensitivity.
- Button placement might be awkward if you have small hands.
4 Evoluent VM4R VerticalMouse 4 Right Hand Ergonomic Mouse with Wired USB Connection (Regular Size) – Best Ergonomic Mouse for Thumb Pain
The next mouse up in the ergonomic mouse review is from Evoluent. It is there very comfortable VM4R Vertical mouse.
We like the pinky rest…
The VM4R has a nice curvy body allowing for your thumb to rest and your palm to grip it without creating too much pressure. It even has a lip for your pinky to relax on as well.
Featuring six customizable buttons, you can set this mouse up to perform specific app functions or even set up macros. This is all through the downloadable Evoluent Mouse Manager software you can get on their website.
The buttons make a subtle clicking sound and are very responsive. You can also adjust the sensitivity of the mouse via the dedicated DPI button.
A wired mouse can have too long of a tail…
This is another wired mouse and connects to any USB-A port. With 5.25 feet of cord to work with, you will have plenty to spare once it is connected to your computer.
We found this nice, but it comes at a price. The cord on this mouse can get easily caught on things and could cause it to wear quicker than you might like.
However, using this mouse throughout the day was pleasant enough, even with the long cord and super sensitive buttons.
- 6 customizable buttons.
- Very comfortable vertical design.
- Glides smoothly and tracks very well.
- Buttons are easy to accidentally click.
5 MOJO Silent Bluetooth Vertical Mouse – Wireless Optical Ergonomic Mouse w/Adjustable Sensitivity (Bluetooth only)
If you like to work from home and not bother anyone, this silent ergonomic mouse from MOJO is an excellent option.
This MOJO vertical mouse is another to feature a handshake type grip, which is suitable for all hand sizes. The curved surface is smooth without being slippery.
Quiet as a…
The six buttons and even the scroll wheel are silent. You can program the buttons to do different things, but you will need to download third-party software to do so.
The mouse sensitivity has three levels of adjustment. You can set it to 800, 1200, or 1600dpi via the dedicated DPI button.
As far as the mouse tracking sensor is concerned, we found that it works ok on most surfaces. We would recommend buying a mousepad for it to operate most accurately.
You will want to make sure your computer supports Bluetooth, or this mouse isn’t right for you. If you have a local computer store nearby, you can always pick up a Bluetooth adapter for not much money at all if you just have to have this mouse.
This MOJO mouse runs off two AAA batteries that are included. With your average day to day usage, you can expect a good five to six months of battery life before they need to be replaced.
To conserve battery life, the mouse goes into standby mode when not in use after a few minutes. When you are ready to use it again, just move it around a bit, and it will automatically reconnect.
- Silent buttons and scroll wheel.
- Lightweight and easy to grip.
- Wireless Bluetooth connectivity.
- Third-party software needed for customization.
6 Wireless Vertical Mouse, Jelly Comb Wireless Mouse 2.4G High Precision Ergonomic Optical Mice 【 for Small Hands 】 (Black) – Best Ergonomic Mouse for Small Hands
Jelly Comb’s 2.4G mouse provides dependable performance at a meager price.
This mouse uses a 2.4Ghz wireless USB dongle for connectivity. Plug it into a USB-A port, and you should be up and running right away.
Better for small-handed mouse users…
It is small in size, making it ideal for people with smaller hands. The buttons on the mouse are also rather small but very responsive and can be accidentally miss clicked if you’re not careful.
The angle at which the mouse sits might take some time getting used to. It provides adequate relief on your wrist throughout the day, though, and is very comfortable overall.
Time to go purchase batteries…
Like other wireless mice, this one takes batteries as well. Batteries are not included with this mouse, so you will need to head out to the nearest store and purchase one AA battery.
The battery life is excellent and has lasted us for months without needing to replace them. You will want to use the provided on/off switch to turn it off, when not in use, to get the most battery life possible out of this mouse.
Never lose the dongle…
You can even store the USB dongle in the base of the mouse inside the battery compartment so you don’t need to worry about misplacing it, which we liked.
Jelly Comb’s wireless mouse might not feel as sturdy as some other mice you have used in the past but Jelly Comb provides a lifetime warranty to put your mind at ease, thankfully.
- Small form factor.
- 2.4Ghz wireless connectivity.
- Excellent battery life.
- Not ideal for people with large hands.
7 Logitech MX Vertical Wireless Mouse – Advanced Ergonomic Design Reduces Muscle Strain, control and Move Content Between 3 Windows and Apple Computers (Bluetooth or USB), Rechargeable, Graphite
Logitech is back again this time with their MX Vertical mouse, which features a 57-degree angle that keeps wrist strain to a minimum.
The contoured rubber surface is textured and allows for a pretty relaxed grip. It also has a thumb rest that, while it isn’t the largest we have seen on vertical mice, is nonetheless still more than adequate.
The four customizable buttons are easy to reach even if you have smaller hands. You will not find a free-scrolling wheel on this mouse, unfortunately, but the one provided is smooth and responsive.
Easily adjust sensitivity…
Logitech has also provided a very convenient DPI button located at the top of the mouse. You can even adjust the sensitivity up to 4000dpi by just holding down the DPI button and sliding left or right with the mouse.
Like the other Logitech mice in this review, this one can also be customized through their Logitech Options software. Logitech Flow is also compatible with up to three different devices as well.
The MX Vertical can be connected in a variety of ways, allowing for great flexibility. You can choose between Bluetooth, the Unifying dongle, and a wired connection.
Keep working while it’s charging…
This mouse charges through a USB-C to USB-A type cable that is included. You can plug it in and keep working while it is charging, thus increasing productivity and leaving you with less downtime.
Battery life lasts up to four months on average and there is a provided indicator letting you know when its time to top it up.
If we were to find one thing to pick at, it would be how close the buttons above the thumb rest are. We noticed that it can be easy to accidentally click the left mouse button when reaching for the forward button.
- Wireless and wired connectivity options.
- Easily paired with up to 3 devices.
- Textured rubber surface is easy to grip.
- Thumb buttons could be more spaced out.
8 Kensington Orbit Trackball Mouse with Scroll Ring (K72337US) – Best Ambidextrous Mouse
Kensington’s Orbit Trackball features a rather unique design that shows you don’t need a lot of buttons to still have incredible functionality.
While most of the mice in this review are intended for right-handed users, this one has an ambidextrous design.
Ergonomics are excellent with this mouse, thanks to its symmetrical shape. This trackball mouse also features a removable wrist rest for added pressure relief.
It’s all about the scroll ring and trackball…
The unique scrolling ring feature of this mouse genuinely sets it apart from any typical mouse. This ring can be customized to do a numerous amount of things through the KensigntonWorks software, which you can download via their website.
It moves smoothly and precisely without being prone to accidental bumps. You will also notice a button on each side of the mouse that is nice and tactile without being too noisy.
The 40mm trackball rolls incredibly smoothly. It is a breeze to glide around pages and stop exactly where you want, thanks to its superb accuracy.
You’ll need to use the app to adjust sensitivity though…
When it comes to the sensitivity of the trackball, you will need to open up KinsingtonWorks again to make adjustments. The application, on the whole, is rather straightforward and easy to use.
This mouse has a long five-foot USB-A cord that provides connectivity to your computer. It feels well made and doesn’t tangle easily. Like other mice with a long wired connection, we would still advise caution, making sure it doesn’t get stuck on anything.
- Ergonomic removable wrist rest.
- Accurate 40mm trackball.
- Scroll ring allows for tons of customization.
- Customization is limited without downloadable software.
9 Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Mouse, Black (L6V-00002)
Microsoft’s Sculpt Ergonomic Mouse is a welcome relief to use during the day. It has a round shape that comfortably holds your palm while still allowing for easy access to the multiple buttons it has on offer.
This mouse features Blue Track technology from Microsoft. You will be able to use this mouse on most surfaces, including glass, reasonably well.
Not the best sensitivity out there but it’s enough…
While we are talking about tracking, this mouse has a sensitivity of 1000dpi. This isn’t crazy fast but should manage your typical workflow well.
The scroll wheel on this Microsoft mouse has a nice feel to it and is easy to scroll line by line if you want to. Unlike typical scroll wheels, this one also allows for left and right scrolling as well.
Made for Windows…
On the left side of the mouse, you will notice a big blue Windows button. This will allow you quick access to your Windows Start Menu and you also have a dedicated back button located next to the Windows button for quick navigation.
This mouse runs off two AA batteries and is connected to your device via a 2.4Ghz dongle. The dongle is tiny and can also be tucked away inside the mouse next to the batteries.
Microsoft claims a one-year battery life with this mouse. We haven’t had it long enough to confirm this, but so far, that seems accurate.
- Sleek comfortable-to-hold surface.
- Long battery life.
- Dedicated Windows button.
- Limited to 1000dpi.
10 Adesso iMouse E90 – Wireless Left-Handed Vertical Ergonomic Mouse
For all you lefties out there, you will undoubtedly love this mouse from Adesso. The iMouse E90 is a vertical type mouse that is great for your wrist.
Connectivity comes simply with the tiny 2.4Ghz USB dongle. Powering the mouse are two included AAA batteries that can provide you up six months of life, thanks to an auto-sleep and on/off function.
Plug it in and go…
Once connected, the mouse starts working almost instantaneously. It is plug-and-play compatible with Windows, and no additional drivers are needed.
The E90 comes with a dedicated sensitivity button that is super easy to reach. You can choose between sensitivity levels of 800, 1200, and 1600dpi.
You also have your typical forward, back, left, and right-click buttons along with a middle scroll wheel button at your fingertips. The scroll wheel is responsive and easy to use, but unfortunately, none of the buttons on this mouse are programmable.
The optical sensor on this mouse is excellent and comparable to other mice we have tested. It will work without a mouse pad on most surfaces. Using the E90 on a glass surface, however, we did notice that the cursor would stutter every so often.
All in all, it’s a great ergonomic solution for any left-handed people out there.
- Plug and Play right out of the box.
- Batteries Included.
- Able to choose from three DPI levels.
- Made for lefties.
- You won’t find any customizable buttons on this mouse.
Ergonomic Mice Buying Guide
We’d now like to give you some tips and let you know what to look out for when buying the best ergonomic mouse to suit your needs. The following are what should be taken into account before making any new mouse purchase.
Hand sizes can vary greatly, and while one mouse might be excellent for you, it might not be for someone else. A great ergonomic mouse is designed in a way where hand size isn’t necessarily a big concern.
Mice come with curves to help relieve any unwanted comfort after extended use. Using a vertical type mouse will remind you of shaking or holding someone’s hand, thus adding less pressure on your wrist.
Some mice have only two buttons, while some may have eight. The configuration and the ability to reach those buttons easily also aids in the ergonomics of a mouse.
Not all mice buttons are programmable, but they do all help you multitask more comfortably and quickly. If your mouse is capable of individual button customization, then you can typically program them using software that can be downloaded via the manufacturer’s website.
If you have a wired type mouse, then connecting it couldn’t be any easier then finding the nearest compatible USB port and plugging it in. Your computer will most likely find the drivers to run it for you, or you might need to visit the manufacturer’s site and download them.
Wireless mice, on the other hand, typically use either Bluetooth or a USB dongle. The dongles will fit any USB-A type connector on your computer. USB-A is the most common type of USB connection used, so having one available on your laptop or desktop shouldn’t be a concern.
For Bluetooth mice, you will need to pair it to your PC before it operates. It is just like any other Bluetooth device in that you will need to put it in pairing mode and search for it on your device.
Some mice can connect to multiple computers at once and work across them at the same time. This is usually software-controlled and will need to be installed on all the machines for it to work successfully.
- Battery Life and Charging
If your mouse is wireless, then it most commonly will be powered via batteries or is rechargeable. Rechargeable mice will either have a wireless dock to charge on or most likely just charge via a USB cable that comes included.
Since so many things use USB nowadays, finding a compatible cable shouldn’t be too difficult in case you lose the one included with your mouse. You also won’t have to charge it through your computer as long as you have a compatible USB power adapter.
Battery life isn’t an issue if you use a wired mouse. The device you connect to will provide all the power you need for it to operate.
With wireless mice, it is a different story, though, since a battery charge doesn’t last forever. Typically you can charge your mouse to full in only a few hours.
Some mice can even be used while there are plugged into the computer charging.
Our favorite is the…
For your everyday usage, you really can’t beat this mouse when it comes to comfort.
With the six customizable buttons and Logitech’s intuitive Options software at hand, you will be able to get this mouse performing to the best of its ability in no time at all.
With three different choices of connectivity to chose from, you leave yourself open to being able to use this mouse across multiple devices. You also won’t need a mouse pad on hand because of the Darkfield sensor this mouse is equipped with.
The battery life is also exceptional, lasting up to 70 days. If you are short on time, you can even give it three hours of juice in as little as a minute!
Lastly, the ability for it to connect to up to three devices simultaneously and work across them seamlessly is excellent for multitaskers out there as well.