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Evoluent Vertical Mouse 4: Left Hand Wired Mouse VM4L

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The new Evoluent Vertical Mouse 4: Left Hand Wired Mouse VM4L for left-handed use offers a unique, patented shape that supports your hand in a relaxed handshake position and eliminates forearm twisting that most mice cause. You will quickly become accustomed to the improved comfort; the grip is the same as an ordinary mouse, just turned sideways. There are also other Evoluent Vertical Mice models available:

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The new Evoluent Vertical Mouse 4: Left Hand Wired Mouse VM4L offers new features that add to the popular Evoluent vertical mouse design. Evoluent Vertical Mice VM4L now include a more contoured shape to better fit users' hands, the option to change cursor speed without changing your grip on the mouse, and a sleep mode to conserve notebook battery power.

The Evoluent Vertical Mouse is by and far our best selling mouse and represents an excellent value. For starters, it is the only approved ergonomic mouse of University of California at Berkeley. The Evoluent Vertical Mouse 2 was evaluated in 2007 by a team at the health services clinic in UC Berkeley, including medical doctors, physical therapists, ergonomists, and administrators. It was found to be comfortable and easily adapted to, and the Evoluent Vertical Mice promote a neutral wrist and forearm posture. It is the only vertical type mouse approved for staff use within UC Berkeley and for sale in the campus store.

Features - Evoluent Vertical Mouse 4: Left Hand Wired Mouse VM4L

  • Six programmable buttons give users more versatility for personalized mouse functions
  • Pointer speed buttons now located on the side allow convenient adjustment without ever changing your grip on the mouse - up to 4 speeds
  • Design is more comfortable & carefully sculpted for uncompromised comfort
  • Larger flange for your pinky to rest and relax on while mousing
  • Updated internal software technology comes standard in new version
  • Evoluent Mouse 4 is made from 30% recycled plastic
  • Illuminated features turn off to indicate when the mouse is in sleep mode

The Human Solution requested that the creator of the Evoluent Vertical Mouse give us his perspective. We met up with him at the the 2008 National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas and filmed this live. This video review will show you the Evoluent Vertical Mouse 3 in action, and its innovative design is explained by the man who designed the mouse. Enjoy.

The Evoluent Vertical Mouse 4: Left Hand Wired Mouse VM4L features six easily programmable buttons which can function differently in different programs. For example, you can program the same button to mean "double click" in one program and "back" in another.

The vertical mouse is sized to fit most people comfortably; your thumb opposes your finger action so the mouse doesn't move sideways when you click the buttons.

The Evoluent Vertical Mouse 4: Left Hand Wired Mouse VM4L is designed to encourage an arm neutral position, much like a handshake. Many users find this completely eliminates their wrist pain.

By comparison, an ordinary mouse twists your forearm into an unnatural and uncomfortable position- especially if you spend long hours at a computer. A small lip on the VM4L keeps your little finger from dragging on the mousing surface.

Evoluent Vertical Mouse VM3 and VM4

Evoluent VM4L Mouse Features

  • Six programmable buttons with 59 selectable functions each, plus special features such as:
  • Vertical scroll- press a button and drag the mouse to scroll with greater precision and control than the scroll wheel
  • Auto click- automatically perform a double click by pausing the pointer
  • Click lock - press and hold a button momentarily to simulate continued pressing without holding down a button
  • Plug and play - these ergonomic mice include drivers for all 6 programmable buttons in Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 and 8; driver for Mac OS X 10.4.5 does not offer programmable button features without Shareware drivers from the Evoluent web site
  • Repositioning- The vertical mouse can be repositioned without moving the pointer: simply tilt it slightly to disable tracking, then slide it without moving the pointer

Special Evoluent Vertical Mouse VM4L Functions (XP Pro, XP Home, Vista 32 only)

  • Speed toggle- cycle among up to three pointer speed settings with a keyboard shortcut or mouse button; for example: a high speed for ordinary tasks, and a slow speed for graphic design work
  • Auto click- automatically perform a single or double click by pausing the pointer, and it includes an adjustable time delay for activation
  • Click lock- press and hold a button momentarily to simulate continued pressing without holding down the button with an adjustable time delay for activation
  • Break Reminder- visual and/or audio alerts to remind you to take a break

Evoluent Vertical Mouse VM4L Specifications

  • Gaming grade infrared sensor tracks more accurately on more surfaces than a laser sensor
  • Variable resolution, from 800-2600 dpi, can be changed easily by moving a switch located on the side of the mouse (offers 2600, 1800, 1300 dpi - most mice are 800 dpi or less)
  • Optical scroll with detents (clicks)
  • Small lip on lower edge keeps your little finger off the mousing surface
  • Programmable buttons allow for different functions in different programs
  • Completely new electrical design and new internal mechanical design for improved fit and feel, as well as improved reliability
  • 6.6ft long cord with USB connector
  • Dimensions: 3 1/2" W x 4 3/8" D x 3 1/4" H
  • Warranty: 2 years

Evoluent Vertical Mouse VM4L Compatibility

PC Compatibility

  • Includes driver for Windows XP, Vista, Win 7 and Win 8 in 32/64 bit for programming all 6 buttons
  • Does not require driver- the Vertical Mouse 4 still has basic functionality without it
  • Uses USB port only- not compatible with PS2

Mac Compatibility

  • Allows for two buttons (left and right click) and a scroll wheel in OS-X 10.4.5 or newer without a Shareware driver available on Evoluent web site
  • Requires USB port

Linux Compatibility

  • Incorporates all six buttons in XFree 4.0.1 or higher and Knoppix Linux 3.9 or higher without a driver: left click (top), right click (middle), middle click (bottom), middle click (wheel) and right click (thumb)
  • Requires USB port

Unix Compatibility

  • Not compatible with Unix

Professor Ergo's Thoughts:

Simply put- when users try this mouse, they love it. We have sold this mouse for years, and no other ergonomic mouse or input device has had nearly the positive consumer reaction this mouse has had. Over half of our staff uses this mouse for four main reasons: it is easy to use, feels good in your hand, works well, and helps reduce fatigue and pain in the wrist and hand. When a customer calls and asks for an ergonomic mouse they can try, I show them the Evoluent. We often recommend the Evoluent mouse in combination with the pronation-reducing Goldtouch or Kinesis keyboards as an excellent ergonomic keyboard and mouse combination.

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Customer Reviews

Evoluent Vertical Mouse 4: Left Hand Wired Mouse VM4L
4.5 Stars based on 9 Review(s)
3 Stars

Good Ergonomics marred by usability
August 23, 2013
Ergonomics - 4+ Like most of the reviewers here I give a hearty thumbs up for the basic ergonomics. Fits my smaller hand well. Mousing About - 3 Easy, accurate, smooth. However, inevitably one must pick it up to reposition - and I almost always click some button on the left side. The surface is too slick for a light grip when picking it up. Perhaps if there was some kind of edge/ledge between the top 2 buttons on the left side then that would solve the problem ... The concave thumb rest on the right side keeps me from accidentally hitting those buttons. Button Programmability - thumbs up The fact that it's programmable is a BIG plus. Functionality - 2 This mouse should have "continuous scrolling"/"smooth scrolling"/dynamic scrolling or whatever it's called. Like scrolling on the iPhone, or the Logitech Performance MX mouse. This is not a $15 dollar mouse. So why is the scroll wheel so circa 1990? That is, a clicky scroll. It takes many, many, many, finger pushes to scroll down a web page. Adjustability via the Mouse Manager screen simply cannot mitigate this very disappointing limitation. This is probably a Windows limitation, not the Evoluent software. For example a press-scroll moves the screen a lot, but it is so jumpy, jerky, too-much-per-click as to make press-scroll unusable.

5 Stars

horrible returns
July 2, 2013
do not buy the company is not good to when you need to return an item there is a item restocking fee on every item.

4 Stars

Left hand wired mouse
March 12, 2013
I love this mouse! It really is much more comfortable and natural to grab a mouse with your thumb upwards and pinky downwards. The only reason I did not give 5 stars is because it needs to be a little smaller. The world is not "one size fits all".

4 Stars

Left Handed Mouse
November 22, 2012
The mouse is a little bit difficult to get used to I would give it five stars if it was wireless and really what I was looking For was a left handed trackball

4 Stars

Makes a big difference
October 29, 2012
As a left-hander it is VERY difficult to get a good ergonomic mouse - there are very few to choose from. I've had the Vertical Mouse now for a couple of months. The first week or two was strange, not bad - just different. It took a little getting used to. Now, its second nature and the problems [& pain] I was having with my arm have gone completely. My only complaint is that with the larger surface mass of the mouse in contact with my hand, there is a need to clean it more often. Also, I would have preferred a less smooth surface overall for a better grip, as my hand and fingers slide around occasionally and also get stickier than on other mice.

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