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Anker® Vertical Ergonomic Optical Mouse, Wired, USB, 5 Buttons - Black


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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 3.2 x 3.2 inches ; 3.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • ASIN: B009D9CZ5C
  • Item model number: AK-98ANWVM-BA
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (226 customer reviews)

Product Description

Anker®
Anker offers diverse consumer tech solutions including batteries, adapters, networking devices, and more. We are passionate about excellence so that with every Anker brand purchase, you can expect to find quality materials, reliable performance, affordable prices, and great customer service.

Features:
The Anker vertical ergonomic optical mouse is designed to reduce forearm twisting and the resulting repetitive stress and pain. The vertical "handshake" position encourages a neutral wrist and arm alignment for greater comfort and better health. No finger contortions are needed to operate the easy-to-reach buttons. The thumb rest has been reshaped to provide even more comfort over earlier versions, and the addition of two programmable thumb buttons provide greatly extended functionality.

Compatibility:
Windows 7 / Vista / XP / 2000
Linux
Mac OS X

Package included:
1 x Vertical Mouse

Buy with confidence:
Next business day shipping
24 x 7 Email Support
18 Month Warranty


NOTE:
1. You may not get used to the product at the beginning, due to its innovative design. Please keep using the product for a few days, and you will enjoy its company.
2. The two thumb buttons are not recognized on the Mac OS.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I was really starting to get pain in my wrist, arm & shoulder from using a traditional mouse.
R. Pohli
And it's not so comfortable because it's hard for the finger to reach the active domain of that right click button.
anounymouse
My hands are too large to click the buttons in this position, but it should fit normal sized or small hands better.
Ryan M

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

29 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Deep South Mama on November 13, 2012
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A co-worker of my husband's has an Evoluent, and being a sufferer of carpal tunnel in an IT profession he became interested in vertical mice. The price of the Evoluent was a turn off, and he stumbled on this alternative. For the money, he decided to give it a try. Here is his review:

I've used it for a few weeks now.

As you can see from the picture, the mouse is not a true vertical. While the angle that it does have is better than a traditional mouse, the design forces your hand into a cupping position that still causes the hand to bend and put pressure on the wrist. You can back off the position some, which feels better and puts the wrist in a more natural position - but then using the scroll wheel is difficult.

I find the paging buttons on the bottom left side of the mouse unusable. They are too far forward and my thumb barely reaches the front button, which doesn't matter because the angle makes it almost impossible to push the button.

It just so happens that my carpal tunnel has been acting up the last week from some household work, and I found using this mouse while it is acting up actually makes my wrist hurt more.

If you have a large hand, then you may find this mouse helpful. I gave it two stars because all of the mouse features work, I just don't find it lives up to the "ergonomic" claim.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Josh Meisels on January 4, 2013
The mouse feels pretty good in my hands, and I was pleased that it seems much more ergonomic than my previous standard mouse. Took very little getting used to using it.

Unfortunately, I've had a couple problems with it. First off, it's quite tall, and I keep knocking it off the desk when I go to reach for it. I guess I need to get used to this and lift my hand higher.

The most annoying issue is that after less than a week of use, the scroll wheel is no longer working properly. When I scroll down, it does a sort of bouncy up and down movement, and sometimes after scrolling my window hasn't scrolled any further down than it was before. This is getting really annoying. One of the selling points of this mouse was that it had a normal scroll wheel unlike some other ergo mice.

UPDATE: After leaving my review, I was contacted and offered a replacement or refund. I got the replacement quickly, and it is working better than the original. Customer service is great! Still, I think the mouse itself is poorly built, and occasionally I do have minor issues with the scroll wheel. For the price, it's still a good product - similar products can be much more expensive. I've upped my review to three stars.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Fretless on October 3, 2012
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Very comfortable with a fantastic design, I have no doubt this is easier on my wrist than a common mouse. Within fifteen minutes of sitting down at someone else's computer I begin to feel a slight tension in my wrist which is absent with the Anker mouse.

My first one died after several months and was replaced with no issues by the company, the replacement is going strong.

The DPI is somewhat lacking for intensive gaming or drawing applications. I actually bought a great US made leather mousepad here on Amazon for about 10 bucks, and that almost completely rectified the issue believe it or not.

I'm really happy I bought this mouse.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Don Willis on December 30, 2012
Trying to being ergonomical at work can be expensive, so it was nice to find this relatively low-priced vertical mouse on Amazon.
It works adequately, however, there is one big problem: the scroll wheel.
The scroll wheel is constantly getting stuck. It doesn't scroll well and about once or twice a day, I have to roll it back and forth aggressively just to get it to work again.
On the bright side, it has helped with the forearm pain I experience due to my cubital tunnel syndrome. The vertical position is much more natural for my wrist and the buttons work fine. It's just the scroll wheel that is flawed.
So, I guess you get what you pay for, but I would recommend spending a few extra bucks and getting something of a little higher quality if you can afford it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sandy T. on February 17, 2013
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Got it on sale for $10, definitely feels like it's only worth that much, too. I could never justify buying an Evoluent mouse for $80 so this seemed worth a try. Ergonomically, it's designed well and feels pretty comfortable, allowing your hand to rest in a neutral position (good for those with wrist and hand problems). However, the plastic feels very light, so you don't get a very good weighted feeling like a normal mouse. This wouldn't be an issue if not for the fact that it gets knocked or tipped over easily. The click buttons feel pretty cheap--the right button has a different sound and sticks a little compared to the left button. I tried reversing the click buttons so that the left button is primary, but no dice.

(Note: They did e-mail me to (1) apologize that I was unhappy with my purchase, (2) send me a new one, (3) request that I remove or edit my review despite the new mouse sent to me was exactly the same. When I didn't, it seems they deleted the product listing and created and new listing. The problem is not a defect or bad customer service, it's the design and construction of the mouse. You definitely get what you pay for.)
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