|Item model number||AK-98ANWVM-UBA|
|Item Weight||3.36 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||4 x 3.2 x 3.1 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||3.98 x 3.23 x 3.15 inches|
Anker AK-UBA 2.4G Wireless Vertical Ergonomic Optical Mouse, 800/1200/1600 DPI, 5 Buttons for Laptop, Desktop, PC, Macbook - Black
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- Scientific ergonomic design encourages healthy neutral "handshake" wrist and arm positions for smoother movement and less overall strain.
- 800 / 1200 / 1600 DPI Resolution Optical Tracking Technology provides more sensitivity than standard optical mice for smooth and precise tracking on a wide range of surfaces.
- Added next/previous buttons provide convenience when webpage browsing; the superior choice for internet surfers, gamers and people who work at length at the computer.
- Enters power saving mode (power is cut off completely) after 8 minutes idle, press right or left button for it to wake. Product dimensions: 120*62.8*74.8 mm; product weight: 3.4 oz.
- Package includes: 1 Anker Wireless Vertical Ergonomic Optical Mouse (2 AAA batteries not included), 1 2.4G USB receiver (in the bottom of the mouse), 1 instruction manual. 18-month hassle-free warranty.
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The intersection of class, comfort and functionality. A mouse for the 21st century.
Comfortable and classy.
Tired of using the traditional grip? Take a break from overly-clunky or uncomfortably tiny mice. The ergonomically-designed thumb rests and grips fit the contour of your palm for maximum comfort.
Sleek and Sexy.
Turn heads with a futuristic design. Made for increased functionality and comfort, this mouse combines a handshake grip with easy-access buttons and three levels of mouse sensitivity (800 / 1200 / 1600DPI) for improved tracking.
Five buttons give you improved control over your computer's systems. Whether dragging and dropping, selecting large volumes of data, or casually gaming, this mouse provides a low-cost, effective solution for multiple computing needs.
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP / 2000
Mac OS X (The previous/next page thumb buttons are not recognized on the Mac OS X.)
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|Color||Black||—||Black||—||black||Black with Grey|
|Hardware Connectivity||USB 2.0||USB 2.0||USB||USB||USB||USB|
|Item Dimensions||3.98 x 3.23 x 3.15 in||4.6 x 3.9 x 2.7 in||4.8 x 2.52 x 2.95 in||4.88 x 2.44 x 2.68 in||3 x 2.5 x 4.7 in||5.4 x 3.6 x 3.6 in|
|Item Weight||3.36 ounces||3.36 ounces||3.36 ounces||3.52 ounces||4.8 ounces||5.92 ounces|
|Platform||Windows XP, Linux, Windows Vista, Mac OS X||Windows XP, Linux, Android, Windows 10, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 8||Mac OS X, DOS, Windows Vista||Windows XP, Linux, Windows 10, DOS, Windows Vista, Mac OS X||Mac OS X||Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional|
|Sensor Technology||Optical||Optical, Laser||Optical||Optical||Optical||Laser|
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1. Claw grip: my preference for mice has always been a palm grip because it feels natural. But as I explained above, the mouse is slippery. To get around this I have to claw the mouse and even then I still have to hold my wrist in an unnatural position.
2. Double up: I have always used one finger on the left clicker and one on the right. But to prevent my fingers from hanging off the edge of the mouse I have to rest two fingers on the left clicker. This method is more comfortable but I do find myself accidentally right clicking when I try to use the scroll wheel (maybe I'll get used to it).
All in all, the mouse works great but the lack of a pinky rest, along with the point near the dpi button, makes using the mouse uncomfortable.
One final note: the mouse has a convenient slot underneath, so you can store the usb dongle.
UPDATE & COMPARISON: I added one star for the awesome customer service.
A few days after I wrote my review I was contacted by customer service and they offered to let me try the new model (Wireless Mouse, Anker Ergonomic USB 2.4G Wireless Vertical Mouse with 3 Adjustable DPI Levels 800 / 1200 / 1600 and Side Controls, Black). There are some differences/similarities between the two which I will list below.
1. Left/Right Click: The new model requires slightly less force to click - likely because it isn't as "vertical" as the older model - but the difference is really insignificant.
2. Scroll Wheel: I'm tempted to say that both models have the exact same scroll wheel with different mounting, and there is one minor as well as one huge difference. The minor difference is that on the new model the wheel is sunken deeper into the mouse than the old model (this can be seen in the pictures I've uploaded). The huge difference is that the scroll wheel on the old model requires a lot more force to click compared to the new model. Using the old model I often found myself missing or accidentally scrolling when I tried to press the scroll wheel, but on the new model it's very natural.
3. DPI Switch: For both placement and button quality, the old model surpasses the new model. On the old model, using the DPI only requires you to slide your thumb up (and the button is impossible to miss), while the new model is a tiny button behind scroll wheel. This shouldn't be a problem unless you're constantly using the switch.
4. Forward/Back Buttons: These are completely different on the two devices. In terms of responsive they are, the buttons on the new model can't even be compared to the old model. It only takes a very light pressure to use them - it's so easy you can click the forward button with the tip of your thumb and the back button with your inner thumb knuckle without even trying. On the other hand, the new model requires more force but it isn't "too much" force, so you don't have to mind the buttons if your thumb is resting on them and you don't have to try too hard to press them.
** This may just be the item that I received so I've "starred" this difference. The back button on the new model feels flimsy and ready to break. It feels like there is some kind of spring pushing up on the button, but that spring is off center such that one side can be depressed much further than the other. This gives the button a "cheap" feeling.
5. Shape: As someone who'd much rather rest their hand on their mouse as opposed to holding their hand in a certain position, the new model's shape dominates the old model's. Honestly, it's because the new model doesn't have the pointy edge. Without the pointy edge there are much more ways to hold the mouse so it's easy to find a comfortable position. That being said, the new model is also slippery and doesn't have a pinky rest (disappointing), but it's still much more comfortable than the old model.
6: Size: The mice are roughly the same size, but because of their shapes, the new model "feels" smaller in my hand.
I ordered the first mouse on December 3, 2016 and I'm not sure when I received the replacement. As of today (05/07/2018) my scroll wheel has officially stopped working. I'll scroll down and it moves down a few units, then back up a few units. Everything else works great, but without a scroll wheel it's useless for me. That being said, the lifespan of this mouse seems to be just over a year.
So let's compare the two products side by side, Evoluent vs Anker. Note that I am just over 7 inches from my wrist crease to the tip of my middle finger. This puts me right on the border for Evoluent between normal and small versions. If you are in the same boat, go the smaller size with Evoluent, provided you don't opt for the Anker.
Evoluent (standard size) felt a bit too big for my hands. The cheap plastic is also very slippery, making it difficult to pick up the mouse and move it if you are at the edge of the mouse pad (and you do need a mouse pad with Evoluent). Anker fits my hand perfectly. I simply LOVE holding the mouse. It has a really nice rubbery matte finish that prevents your hand from slipping.
2. Hand Position
Both Anker and Evoluent offer the handshake position. I would say that Evoluent hand position is about 80 degrees between table top and your wrist. For comparison, regular mouse would have your wrist at 0 degrees. Anker holds your wrist at about 65 degrees. It is debatable whether 80 or 65 degrees is better. With both mice I felt immediate relief of wrist tension. Going back to 0 degree traditional mouse position feels immediately awkward. It is a toss up between the Anker and Evoluent with a slight edge given to Evoluent, just because they have a bit of science in their product marketing.
This is personal, but for me Anker wins hands down in this category. Anker feels intuitive right out the box. You click with left finger and right click with the right. The back/forward thumb buttons were also very intuitive for me. This is similar to most Logitech mice. Mouse buttons on Anker have nice rigidity to them. Evoluent, on the other hand, takes some getting used to. It is a big clunky thing that slips out of your hand. Left finger does the left click. But it is, by default, you pinkie and ring-finger that do the right clicking. You can also reassign right click to the middle mouse button, but somehow it feels awkward and you keep pressing the default right click button anyway. Also, it is EXTREMELY easy to accidentally click on Evoluent. Buttons are cheap and plastic, and the scroll wheel is a complete joke. Granted, Anker's mouse wheel is not stellar, but it works well. I must have the newer batch, as I cannot relate to any of the scroll wheel problems mentioned in review. Don't forget Evoluent's back/forward mouse buttons. They are awkward to use at first, but you get accustomed to the arrangement. Matter of preference here.
Evoluent tracking is ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE. I have a black Ikea Galant desk. It's not shiny, just wood with black matte veneer. Everything tracks on it....... except the Evoluent mouse. So you HAVE to get a mouse pad. And be careful, you won't get tracking on every mouse pad, even if it is matte black. This is on a $100+ mouse!!! On the other end of the spectrum, Anker tracks on everything except glass. This is a $20 mouse.
In summary, there is not much to chose from in the vertical mouse arena. So get the Anker vertical mouse, get rid of wrist strain... and save Evoluent for the fanboys.