Exact quotes from unsolicited
user emails about the Evoluent VerticalMouse series.
Published with permission.
"The vertical mouse
received very good feedback from the product testing. Our product
testing team of physical therapists, ergonomists, MD's and
administrators found the mouse to be comfortable, easily adaptable and
promoted a neutral wrist/forearm postures."
Greg Ryan, University Health Services, University of California at
"Our employee will be out on
leave until we get a replacement mouse" "our user has pretty severe
tendonitis, regular mice only exacerbate the problem – your mouse seems
to have helped her a lot."
Kara Campbell, Care Coordination Analyst
"I've had a Vertical Mouse 2
for a good while now and I absolutely love it. Using the Mouse has made
a very significant difference in my ability to keep working at my
computer without pain."
Martin Leamon, MD
"Dr. Alan Bean writing you back after a
month of using the Vertical Mouse 2. Thanks for sending me the trial unit
to evaluate. I will explain my impressions from a medical perspective. If
you have any questions, please just ask. Like all pointing devices, it
takes a little adjustment time to get used to the tracking speed of the
pointer. However, the feel of the device in my hand is exactly what I had
hoped it would be like. My proximal forearm tightness has disappeared
completely. I had lateral epicondylitis ("tennis elbow") a few years ago
and this mouse completely eliminates the stress on the common extensor
tendon origin by taking the forearm out of the palm-down position. I
previously also had some discomfort at the ulnar aspect of my wrist from a
prior traumatic TFCC tear. This pain has fully resolved, as well. This has
been a somewhat unexpected and very pleasant surprise. The tracking is
very smooth. Almost too smooth -- at first use. I initially would have
preferred a bit more weight/resistance to the unit's movement, but after
some experience with it, I now appreciate the very light touch as another
aspect of the unit's function that yields less fatiguing use over extended
time." "I have already begun to heartily recommend the use of the Vertical
Mouse 2 to my Occupational Medicine colleagues and to my patients with
specific elbow/forearm/wrist conditions. I fully expect positive results
and will be tracking the medical outcomes over the coming months.
Congratulations on developing a great product."
Alan C. Bean, MD
"Stupid looking mouse, and feels so dumb in
my hands. Why didn't they just tape a standard mouse to a can of Coke? I
forced myself to use it, I know everyone was laughing at my awkwardly
shaped mouse and judging me for having it. Now that I've used it for a
week and my wrist doesn't hurt nearly as bad any more-I like it. Beauty
isn't only skin (or plastic with bits of metal and rubber) deep."
"I wish to emphasize that I love
this mouse. LOVE IT. I spend a lot of time on the computer every day, and
I was suffering from terrible pain in my mouse hand and arm. Even when I
was away from the computer I was in pain. I woke up in the morning
after a full night's sleep and I had pain before I even started to push
the mouse around. I was in the habit of switching the mouse from the right
to the left side, and I tried many different devices and wrist braces and
nothing brought relief. I know several people who had surgery for carpal
tunnel syndrome, and you know what? Sometimes the surgery helps, sometimes
it doesn't. In any case, the problem often comes back even after surgery.
That's what I've been told. I tried your mouse, and got relief almost
immediately. As time went by, I actually healed. The pain went away
completely. I can do my work, and play computer games for hours if I want
to, and there's no mouse pain at all, even after a long day. So, VM saved
me from the pain, scars and inconvenience of surgery. Thank you for your
Laura GoodWin Kabel
I have used this
mouse since the first ones were offered for sale. I by
now have owned several. It is dirt cheap considering how much pain and
anguish it has saved me. I use a computer for hours each day, for work
and fun, and the conventional mice were causing me pain. It got to the
point where my hand and wrist would still hurt even after a full night's
rest! A few minutes using a conventional mouse became torture, even if
I took a few days off. I feared I would need surgery to correct the
problem, or that a complete lifestyle change would be needed. I tried
the Evoluent Vertical Mouse in desperation, and was astounded at how
much relief it brought me immediately. I instantly could use my
computer normally again, and over time my painful condition corrected
itself and was healed. I now can comfortably work and play for hours,
with no fatigue. I learned how to use it almost instantly. It's not in
any way complicated. Programming the buttons and getting used to the
set-up is the only thing that might take you a minute or two. I have
tried other ergo mice, and they are all in one way or another inferior.
This is a high-quality device, and it is very stylish looking, too. For
those who say this mouse is not good for small hands, I must retort that
I have very small hands and use mine very happily. I prefer the corded
version. There is a wireless, and a left-hand model, too. My one
complaint: for a long time there were no 64 bit Windows drivers. I got
used to the programmable buttons while using XP 32 bit, but when I
upgraded to Windows 7 64, I had to use it as a two-button mouse. THIS
IS WHY I tried some of the other ergo mice. I am back to using my
Evoluent Vertical mouse because it truly is the best one, even as a
two-button mouse. BTW I also use it as a two-button mouse in Linux,
with no problems. Thank goodness 64 bit drivers are now available! The
buttons are easy to press and are quiet, the scroll wheel clicks audibly
but it's very quiet. I can rest my entire hand on it with no dragging,
and the feet on the bottom make it glide smoothly. It's very precise. I
don't know how other people define "gaming mouse", but for me this is
the perfect gaming mouse, since I can't play without it. If your long
hours of gaming are causing you pain, skip the other "gaming mice" since
none of them are truly ergonomic. My hand hurts just looking at some of
them. Just get this one and play the way you are used to: it's a true
game changer because you won't tire so quickly and you will enjoy
Laura Goodwin Kabel (second review)
have been using the Evoluent vertical mouse for over two years. I manage
an office ergonomics program and deployed the mouse to many users who
experiencing various levels of wrist pain from mouse/keyboard use. In
every case, the user quickly adapted to the design and reported improved
comfort when using the Evoluent mouse. I am a huge fan and believer in
your mouse…Great design! I just got my mouse-friendly keyboard today.
The layout is different, but I am quickly adapting. It appears to be
another great idea. BTW: all of the hardware seems to be of the highest
quality. No reported failures in over 2 years of use. Requests: I have
just moved to our corporate headquarters and would like to make it
easier for our employees to obtain the mouse. Here’s how it worked at my
previous location: I kept a stock of 4-6 new Evoluent mice in an
“Ergonomics lending library”. When an evaluation revealed the need for a
better mouse, I would let the user try a new Evoluent. In 1-2 weeks an
ergonomics team member would check back with the user. In every case the
user was feeling better and wanted an Evoluent permanently." "Everyone
loves the mouse".
Scott Branstetter, Environmental Health and Safety Manager
"I am a Senior Ergonomist and
Director of a consultancy specializing in remedial task design for workers
suffering with work-related musculoskeletal disorders. I have specified
and recommended the Evoluent many times since 'discovering' it and have
had great success with your mouse in reducing discomfort for mouse users
with work-related shoulder, neck and upper-limb disorders. Our own staff
also use the mouse extensively and have noted improved comfort. The button
action is lighter than comparable devices, so that clicking requires
little effort. The mouse is very light in weight and tracks very
accurately, so that there are minimal 'corrective' movements required of
Robert Stuthridge, Senior Ergonomist
"I just got my vertical mouse today
and have been using it for an hour, and wow! what a difference. I had been
doing a lot of writing on my laptop and have had a nagging pain in my
forearm. I soon realized it was from the awkward position of my hand on
the touch pad. Within minutes of using the vertical mouse, I felt
immediate relief. The design of the mouse puts the forearm in a completely
neutral position – the forearm and hand feel as if they are not even
connected to your body. I will strongly recommend this to my
Peter Polack, MD
"As an ergonomist, I had a
hard time admitting I was having pain in my right elbow and right
shoulder. This only existed when I spent full days at the computer, and
I thought I could easily see the root cause of my problem. I switched my
mouse to my left, non-dominant hand and the problems still slightly
existed. I knew I had to take it a step further. Based on feedback from
my co-workers at Humantech using the Evoluent mouse, I decided to give
it a try. Initially, it does take some getting used to (as with any new
change, correct?). However, I can honestly say that I love it and it has
eliminated the discomfort and pain I was having while working at my
desk. And yes, I purchased the left-handed Evoluent mouse."
Heather Ritz, certified professional ergonomist
"I have to let you know that this new
version of the mouse is one of the best devices I have seen in quite a
while. It promotes a midrange forearm and relaxed hand position, and the
light touch of the buttons makes it very easy to operate. Unlike its
predecessor, it doesn't require a significant pinch grip to activate the
click functionality. I have recommended it to several clients, and it
has been received favorably."
Dan Shafer, ergonomics consultant
"I just recently got to use
the keyboard and mouse myself. I’ve probably recommended the keyboard to
about 7 or more clients in the past 2 weeks. I’ve also recommended the
mouse 2 or 3 times recently. This will continue since I do 5 or more
office evaluations a week. I posted a review on CNET and attached the
link for you. I will try to get some other reviews posted in the future.
I read your story on the back of the box and I wanted to say “Way to
go!!!”. I’m glad you did not give up because I think your products have
made a difference in reducing discomfort related to computer usage."
Many Wakefield, registered occupational therapist
"I just wanted to say thank
you. most of my job is using the mouse and I have Rheumatoid
Arthritis. Every mouse I try would cause me to flare up. My employer got
the Evoluent vertical mouse 3 and it saved me. I am so comfortable now.
You are wonderful!!!"
Heather Rivera JD, RN
"In my day-to-day life, I am the bearer
of far too many clicks be it on the keyboard or on the mouse, at work or
at home. Everything is a click a way these days. Yes, truly so, just ask
my fingers and specially, my right hand thumb how years of fast and easy
clicking also mean pain and in my case, injury. I started using the
magnificent Evoluent mouse and keyboard after going through a thumb
surgery and since then they have made all the difference that counts for
me. The mouse is easy to hold and maneuver and doesn't put undue
pressure on my thumb and wrist. The keyboard is just the right size and
very practical with futuristic functions. Truly, a technological artwork
adding comfort and functionality to my clicking life."
"I use a mouse continuously for work. Grasping a standard mouse, I
was experiencing extreme cramping in my hand and painful swelling in the
joints of my fingers which was having a serious impact on my ability to
work. After careful research of ergonomic devices and surveying multiple
sites’ user reviews, I decided on the Evoluent 4 wireless
model. Although it took a couple of days to get used to it, there was no
more cramping in my hand and the swelling in my joints starting to
improve within a week or two. I recently had use a “standard” mouse and
the cramping and pain returned within just a few minutes -- I could not
wait to get back to my Evoluent mouse. I highly recommend this
Elaine (last name withheld)
"I received the small wireless mouse
yesterday. What a GREAT invention Thank you for doing all the work to
manifest this in the physical universe. I deeply appreciate using
it. Your invention has saved me from crippling neck and upper back
pain. As a design engineer my work revolves around using the computer a
lot. I was even think that I may have to quit because of the pain I was
experiencing. You are welcome to use
my comments in your advertising if it would help one other person find
relief like I have."
"I love the Evoluent Vertical Mouse and
have used it since 2003. Because I am an ambidextrous mouser, I am a
proud owner of four vertical mice. Yes, four! Two right hand (one at
home and one at work) and two left hand (one at home and one at work),
After nine hand surgeries due to computer-related repetitive strain
injuries, I will not use any other brand of mouse. Even when I travel
with my computer, the Vertical Mouse gets packed in my laptop case and
used on the road. I am a very vocal advocate of computer ergonomics in
general, and the Evoluent Vertical mouse in particular and have "sold"
more than a dozen mice to date. I loan a mouse to people to try and they
usually end up buying it after a test drive. In fact, my orthopedic
surgeon was so impressed with the Vertical Mouse after seeing one of my
"loaner" mice, that he now recommends the Evoluent Vertical Mouse to all
his RSI patients. When I saw the new, smaller vertical mouse on your
website, I immediately ordered one. The minute I unwrapped the mouse, I
was in "mouse love" and had to try it out. Finally, the vertical mouse
is correctly sized for my hand; no more stretching and straining to wrap
my hands around the mouse!! Please consider making a left hand version
of the smaller mouse. I and my credit card are waiting to purchase a
leftie model. Keep improving a great product."
"I have been programming for over 15
years and developed pain in my wrists and arms a little over a year ago.
I tried all types of mice, trackballs, tablets, and therapy to relieve
the pain but none of them help and I thought my career was over. I pain
staking surf the net looking for a solution trying everything I could
find and that was when I found the 'Evoluent VerticalMouse'. No other
product came close to reducing the strain and pain in my wrists and arms
as the 'Evoluent VerticalMouse'. The 'Evoluent VerticalMouse' is simply
an outstanding product." "If it was not for the Evoluent mouse I would
be out of work. I simply did not want potential employers searching on
my name to find my comments. Thanks for developing such a great product
and especially for the release of the latest edition, since I could only
use first edition until now with the return of the deep thumb
indentation." "I am so very thankful for the Evoluent vertical mouse. I
have tried every other product out there and only the Evoluent mouse
enabled me to continue to work. Thanks for following your dream which
allowed me to follow mine."
"I'm a technical writer, so I spend a lot
of time learning how different computer programs work and then writing
instructions for users. A few years ago I started having pains in my
arm, and at first I just shrugged it off. It kept getting worse and
worse though, to the point that if I used a normal mouse for more than
30 seconds I got severe pains in my arm. I bought an ergonomic keyboard
for hundreds of dollars, thinking maybe that my keyboard was the
problem, but it didn't get any better. Finally I found the Evoluent
website and bought the Evoluent 3 mouse. Imagine my surprise after years
of pain when there was absolutely zero pain using the Evoluent mouse!
This is by far the best computer product I've ever purchased, and
without it I would've had to go into an entirely different career."
"I rarely review products on line. But I
want to add my accolades for your product to your reviews. I am a
business analyst for a large manufacturing company. About 3 years I was
diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis. Over time I developed excruciating
pain in my left wrist (I left mouse) as the RA inflammation caused me to
develop carpal tunnel syndrome. Neither rest nor anti-inflammatories
relieved the pain. Since purchasing the Evoluent mouse some months ago,
the pain has totally disappeared. I whole-heartedly recommend your
product to anyone who mentions having wrist pain as a result of computer
use. Thanks again for developing a product that has saved my
"Your mouse has relieved
pain from 3 people in our office. My problem was pain in my first finger
from clicking the left button on a regular mouse (pain is now gone).
Second was a lady that was receiving therapy (which did nothing for her)
for elbow pain which is now gone as well. The third was a wrist problem
(carpal maybe) and he is now pain free."
"I have spread the word
here at work about how well it has worked. My chiropractor was impressed
as well and told his patients suffering similar pain to give it a try. I
am a software engineer spending most of my work day at the computer. My
forearm pain had become so severe that I could not lift anything over 10
pounds with my right arm. My chiropractic adjustments helped for a few
weeks, but even continued treatments did not help over time. He even
recommended a visit to an orthopedic doctor. It was about that time I
started with your vertical mouse. It took about a week to notice some
improvement, but within a month, it had completely resolved. I no longer
need any treatments for my forearm."
"I was one of your first customers
and continue to use the Vertical Mouse. In fact, more and more of my staff
have begun using the Vertical Mouse and remark how much better and more
comfortable it is to use and works with less stress and strain. One of our
medical group commitments is to injury prevention and we periodically
teach classes on how to prevent upper extremity repetitive stress
injuries. While there is not a lot of good information demonstrating that
one mouse or keyboard versus another is better at preventing upper
extremity repetitive stress injuries, I would advocate the Vertical Mouse
over any other mouse on the market. The principle theoretically appears
correct and in practical use those members of my staff that use the
Vertical Mouse and me find ourselves having fewer problems. We will
continue to use the Vertical Mouse. In fact I am going to purchase several
more to keep in reserve to provide to more of my staff as their
traditional mouse fail."
"I was very pleased with
your great customer service and understanding of my problem; and to have
received a VerticalMouse 3 Rev 2 in exchange for my defective
VerticalMouse 2. Even more so, I was truly honored to have received a
personal response from, you, the inventor or the product. The Evoluent
Story on the packaging of the new VericalMouse 3 is absolutely amazing.
I am glad that you had the courage to manufacture and distribute the
product yourself. It is gaining much attention and popularity on its own
day by day. The unique design captures people’s attention, and I take
every opportunity to tell others about it. The fact that when I use a
regular mouse, and I am in pain within an hour or less, but feel relief
when I use the VerticalMouse is enough ‘proof of biomechanical benefits’
to me. I can’t believe Microsoft was so short-sighted, but I’m glad for
your sake. I recommended the mouse to someone else in my office that had
surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome, and she feels much more comfortable
with her mouse as well. I am a computer consultant, and a licensed real
estate professional who deals with investment real estate. As you can
imagine, I live most of my life in front of a computer with my hand on
the mouse. Although I can use a left-handed mouse, it is not as fluent
and natural. The VerticalMouse has made it possible for me to once again
go through an entire work day free of pain and discomfort. I have at
times evaluated products for my company, so I initially looked at the
VerticalMouse with a very critical eye when I was searching for a
product that could help me get some relief from my wrist pain. After
days of research and evaluating different pointing devices, I have found
that the VerticalMouse is the best I have ever seen. The only product
similar to the VericalMouse is the AirObic mouse (aka. Quill mouse)
which has a hand rest built-in and makes it a “no grip” mouse. With the
AirObic mouse, you need to mobilize your whole arm which involves your
elbow and shoulder joints. It is also only a 400 DPI mouse. Overall, the
AirObic mouse seems like it may help some people, but it lacks the DPI
resolution precision, and the hand rest restricts the user from precise
movements. Some of the online blogs have even commented on shoulder and
elbow discomfort after long term use of it. I believe the VerticalMouse
is a superior product because I can leave my whole arm in a resting
position at all times, while moving the mouse around with a slight
push/pull of the fingers. The high-resolution 1,200 dpi (and now 2600
dpi max on the VerticalMouse 3) enables me to span across my
dual-monitors with very little movement (within a diameter of
approximately one inch). That means that I do not have to stress the
part of my hands that are doing most of the work. Another important
point regarding the high resolution, is that I can work with
applications that require high precision, such as drawing applications
(Corel Draw, AutoCad, etc.), Photoshop, graphic arts, and other high
precision applications. Personally, I increase precision by laying my
pinky finger on the desk surface as a guide. This would not be possible
with the AirObic mouse because of the closed hand rest would prevent me
from freely having contact with the desk surface. Furthermore, I do not
need to lift my finger off the desk to move across my dual-monitor
screens because the high resolution of the VerticalMouse allows me to
span across both screens without having to reposition myself. I have
compared some of the comments that online articles and bloggers have had
about the VericalMouse 2, and I see that you have listened closely and
made improvements reflected in the VerticalMouse 3. The clear laminate
that covers the silver color protects the lacquerer and makes a more
durable surface. The wheel clicks provide good sensory feedback. The
cord is still thin and flexible but made more durable. The finger rest
finger is non-restricting and makes a nice addition over the previous
versions. This mouse seems slightly heavier which is another great
improvement. Not too light that you can bump it around, nor to heavy to
move. It glides perfectly across the desk or mouse pad surface. I am
looking forward to seeing a near future release of a wireless version. I
am perfectly happy with a corded version (and for the most part prefer
it), but there may be a market for wireless addition to the family.
Again, thank you so much not only for your service, but for your
contribution to society with such a great product. You have certainly
helped my discomforts associated with my many hours of work in front of
a computer. I am forever in your debt, and have become your number one
fan. Feel free to contact me anytime or solicit me as a reference."
"I believe the Evoluent
Vertical Mouse should qualify as the "8th Wonder of the World", and
here's why. After more than 15 years of poor computer use related
habits, I developed a severe case of something called De Quervane's
Tendonitis. The main culprit was use of a traditional mouse, which I
used to put a "death grip" on with my thumb when doing hours and hours
of computer work (especially lengthy graphics and video editing
projects). Unfortunately, I did not seek professional medical help
early, and the pain kept getting worse by the day until I was forced to
see an Orthopedic Surgeon (only because of a non-computer related injury
that was so even more painful, I thought I had broken a bone or two in
my hand). Fortunately, the Doctor said nothing was broken and prescribed
"Occupational Hand Therapy" after diagnosing the main problem. Trust me,
you do NOT want De Quervane's Tendonitis. I had experienced some minor
sports related injuries over the years, but nothing compared to the
ongoing pain of De Quervane's Tendonitis even during the first half of
my hand therapy experience. It had gotten so bad I could no longer type
on a keyboard, hold a pen to write, and ended up in the Occupational
Hand Therapy program for about 6 months which cost me thousands of
dollars out of pocket medical costs on top of what Blue Cross was
willing to pay. I also had to stop working because I could not do
paperwork or even use a letter opener to open envelopes, and continued
with home therapy exercises for months and months after the formal
sessions concluded. During my first appointment, the Occupational Hand
Therapist strongly recommended I get an Ergonomic keyboard for when I
might be able to resume full use of the computer. I honestly thought I
would never be able to use my right hand again for anything the pain was
so bad. I could no longer use my primary hand for even menial tasks.
Also being a songwriter, musician and Ventriloquist, it became
depressing because as weeks went by, I wasn't noticing much improvement
(this was partially my fault by "falling off the wagon" again with that
hand trying to do household chores). A friend then told me about
something called a "Vertical Mouse" that a friend of his was using, and
forwarded a URL to check out the Evoluent Vertical Mouse. Using
one-handed-typing, I brought up the Evoluent website. At first I found
the photo of the Evoluent Vertical Mouse somewhat "strange looking", but
as soon as I saw the illustration of the forearm positions using it vs.
a traditional mouse, I instantly recognized one of the major factors
contributing to my specific problem was caused by use of a traditional
mouse. I got so excited about the Evoluent V.M. that I immediately
ordered one, and it felt like a "Ray of Hope" had appeared. I carried
that excitement with a printout of the illustrations to my next
Occupational Hand Therapy appointment so that my hand therapist could
share the "Good News" with her other patients. My De Quervane's
Tendonits is fully healed now, but it took almost two years and tens of
thousands of dollars in lost revenue as a self-employed businessperson
because I was unable to work. I subsequently purchased a second Evoluent
Vertical Mouse for my other computer, and plan to order the new wireless
version to use with a new portable notebook. The design of the Evoluent
Vertical Mouse is how a computer mouse SHOULD have originally been
issued with the first personal computer on the planet. The inventor of
the Evoluent Vertical Mouse deserves significant recognition from the
Medical Community for this incredible contribution to both preventative
medicine and the post-injury therapeutic processes. If you don't have
computer mouse use related Carpal Tunnel or Tendonitis problems now,
DON'T WAIT - start using an Evoluent Vertical Mouse NOW and potentially
avoid a lot of unnecessary agony and costs later on.
"I have 2 of your mice currently in use
(1 rev 1, I rev 2) and I am so
smitten.... I work some days longer than the day. I am a video editor
and producer and there have been occasions where I am at a machine for
36 hours at a time with only one break for dinner and a few bathroom
and coffee (lot's of coffee) breaks. Before moving to your vertical
mouse I had some serious issues in my wrist, mostly when involved in
long gaming sessions or under the deadline gun to finish a project in
some no sleep oriented deadline that spanned uninterrupted 12-48
hours. There were days I had to wear sandals, as in I couldn't tie a
shoe. Those same days I couldn't button shirts either, but thanks to
you NOW THOSE DAYS ARE COMPLETELY GONE!!! In my frustration I started
searching into ergonomics, which of course lead me to you... THANK YOU!
Gaming is no longer painful! More importantly, I can work MUCH longer
hours (billable hours are a VERY good thing these days) without having
to stop for fatigue in my hand/wrist. Hell, I consider being able to tie
my shoes and button my shirt a BONUS, although it should have never been
an issue in the first place. I'm looking forward to getting a V3 mouse
shortly from you. Again, I have tried them all and NOTHING compares to
the Evoluent design! The gift of health is the most powerful thing one
"I want to say thank you
for your wonderful product. I have been having a great deal of pain in
my arms because of a huge project here at my work. I was going home and
wrapping my arms, wrists, and elbows in hot packs and then ice packs. I
was almost in tears. I was looking for something different to help me
with my problem when someone showed me their vertical mouse. I looked up
your product online and I looked a the beautiful drawings and
explanations of why this would work and I thought well lets give this a
try. I am one of the baby boomers that was changed from a left handed
person to a right handed person when I started school and I was not sure
if my brain could do the right handed version so I ordered them both. I
got the left handed one first and I noticed the pain was less with each
day that I used this. Because of a glitch at Fedex I just got the right
hand one today but I can tell the difference right away... I have had
several of the Admin. Assistants try this out this morning and if my
initial impression from them is correct we will be ordering several of
these before the week is out. I just can't say enough about this
product.. I feel that your product has helped me to be pain free and not
have to have any drastic medical procedures done. Thank you and may your
product become the norm for the industry. Thank you so much.
Connie K. Keep
"I just thought I would
write to you guys to tell you my story with the Vertical Mouse. I’m a
hardcore computer user (mainly for work), and for years I had been doing
research about the best ergonomic mouse that could relief my wrist pain.
I finally decided to try out the Vertical Mouse. I have now been a user
for exactly one year, and I can testify that it changed my life totally!
Not only has the pain disappeared, but using the mouse for hours and
hours of work doesn’t put any strain on my wrist. Furthermore, if I
switch to a “normal” mouse, I immediately feel how unnatural the grip
is, and the pain immediately comes back! It feels absolutely unnatural
for me to use a normal mouse now. So yes, I carry my Vertical Mouse
everywhere, even when I travel. I cherish it like my own child! Over a
hundred of my colleagues kept asking me about my “strangely shaped”
Vertical Mouse, and I even managed to convince Citigroup to add it to
their approved list of hardware. Now I have friends using it at their
workplace, colleagues sitting next to me, and even my dad at his office,
my mom at home, and both my sisters! I recently went to a meeting with a
client of mine, and surprisingly one of the attendees had his wrist
wrapped in bandage. I asked him if it was mouse injury, and he said yes.
A week later, he had the Vertical Mouse in his mailbox, and ever since
he never stopped thanking me!"
"This mouse took away the
stiffness and pain in my arm, hand, and shoulder that I was getting from
using the mouse so much. It positions your hand so that it’s in a
neutral handshake position, and the relief is almost instant! The
position prevents forearm twisting, which a regular mouse creates. The
Evoluent mouse is incredibly comfortable and easy to use. I feel like my
hand is actually resting when it’s on the mouse. All five buttons are
placed so that your fingers naturally rest on them, and you need only
use a light pressure (but still firm enough that you won’t accidentally
click on them). You can program the buttons to do what you want, or
leave them at their factory settings. It also has a really easy-to-use
wheel, which I use to scroll through pages. The Evoluent mouse is USB,
and has infrared tracking that responds quickly and well to your
movements. You can adjust the tracking speed and mouse pointer to your
own preference. It is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux. They also
have a left-handed vertical mouse for lefties. There are a number of
vertical mice out there, but after a lot of online research, I chose
this one because it seems to be truly ergonomic, the best in its class,
and has great user reviews. I have been using mine for about three years
now, and I am delighted with it. I never want to use a regular mouse
again! You can read more about the Evoluent mouse’s ergonomic benefits
here. Evoluent has fantastic customer support, and they make frequent
updates to the driver. The Evoluent vertical mouse may seem pricey to
some users at $80.00 US, but it’s worth every penny. You’ll feel the
difference immediately. It saved my mouse arm from strain, pain, and
numbness. I highly recommend it."
"I can't begin to
sufficiently praise my new mouse. I am impressed beyond words. The
cordless version must be phenomenal! The tracking is quick and the
movement required so minimal I was overshooting my mark for a while
(made me laugh.) I had to slow the tracking until I regained my
coordination. Moving the mouse requires the tiniest of pressures and I
had to teach myself not to grip it like a standard mouse. It feels as
though it's floating under my hand. I need to work with our IT
department to get the optional software loaded, so I can't comment on
the other button functionality, but the left and right buttons, and
scroll-wheel features worked by simply switching mice. I was so
impressed by your mouse, I looked at your keyboards. What a wonderful
innovation - getting the keypad out of the way for the right-handed
mouser! I am left-handed and write with my left, but type with either or
both (like playing the piano), and mouse with my right. Ambidexterity
gives me ergonomic options, but the old-style keyboard has plagued my
logic for some time. I have sent a letter to our IT department, thanking
them for allowing my non-standard mouse and introduce them to a better
keyboard! With admiration for you ingenious inventions"
Diane May, Power Plant Electrician
"In my first few months of using a
computer I started hating the mouse and began buying one after the other
in a vain attempt to relieve the aching in my right wrist. Then, I
stumbled on to a ergonomic products web site and learned about the proper
working position for a computer operator. Next, I began looking for a
vertical mouse and found Evoluent. I sincerely hope this company has much
success and continues to provide products that serve the needs of their
customers even when the customers don't know what they need. This is the
very best mouse I could find anywhere." "I will NEVER use any
other mouse, PERIOD !!!"
"Well, It's been a week that I've had
your Vertical Mouse. The first days were discouraging because it didn't
seem like it was going to help my CTS. It didn't feel right. I guess I was
used to pushing and pulling more on a mouse. Probably because it's an
unnatural position and there's very little for the opposing thumb to
do...anyway, I felt like a bumbling fool. After a few days, my hand-eye
coordination started to return. After a week, I'm fully up to speed and I
actually feel a nice sensation when using the mouse. Your web site focuses
on the fact that you don't have to twist your arm. Although that's HUGE,
equally as important to me is that the sensitive part of my wrist is not
facing down or even touching anything. Also I'm not usually comfortable
with multi-button input devices. The stress and strain of pressing a
button with outstretched fingers causes a lot of discomfort. The buttons
on the Vertical Mouse work beautifully and easily. My hand is in its most
relaxed curved position, and squeezing sightly with your biggest fingers
against an opposing thumb puts no strain on the hand. I still have trouble
bending either of my first two fingers back to use the scroll wheel. I'd
like it a lot better if it were on the thumb side instead of that slim
button. And I refuse to have to download some third party program so I can
use the other buttons. You should have a Mac OSX driver for the other
buttons. I'd guess that a lot of the people who could benefit from this
mouse are creative professionals like myself--who mostly use Macs for
their work. Still in all, I love this mouse. Thank you for inventing it.
My hand thanks you too."
"I love my Evoluent mouse. A recent
career change has required a large increase in the amount of time I spend
at the keyboard and mouse, and a problem that was always a nuisance had
turned into a serious problem. I have a problem with forearm pronation, I
can't fully rotate my forearm so that my wrist is horizontal (palm down),
as is required with a traditional mouse. This also causes problems
grasping bicycle and motorcycle handlebars. Mousing was always an awkward
and painful activity for me, I would switch-hit between mousing
right-handed and left-handed, to try and distribute, and dilute, the
abuse. But I was starting to have severe wrist pain in the right hand, and
Carpal Tunnel symptoms in the left. I was desperate for a solution, I
tried track balls, so-called ergo mice, anything to be able to keep
working. Several months prior I had read the WSJ article, and was trying
to remember the name of that vertical mouse they mentioned, I thought it
might just be the solution for me. I did some searching, and found your
website, and bought an Evoluent mouse. Its perfect, it completely solved
my problem, no more pain, no more CTS symptoms!"
"I spend hours upon hours
playing games on my computer. I am 59 and have had carpal tunnel
surgery on both hands. A few months ago, I noticed a pain in my right
wrist but couldn't figure out what was causing it. Then it dawned on me
it was all those hours using a regular mouse. I dubbed it "Mouse Wrist".
The pain was awful. My wrist ached and I couldn't turn my hand in some
directions without the pain growing to extreme. I even tried using a
"TENS" unit to electrically stimulate the area to relieve the pain but
it didn't work. Then my son told me about a vertical mouse he had
bought, but couldn't find it and couldn't remember who made it. So, I
did a Google search and found YOU! I actually ordered my mouse from a
different source (saving a few bucks), but I have been using it for
about a month now and the pain in my wrist has all but vanished. Whoever
developed the vertical mouse should be SAINTED!!!! Thank you so much."
"I've been using the Evoluent
VerticalMouse for two years now and am an enthusiastic advocate for it
amongst my co-workers. I tried several other "ergonomic mouse"
products before finding the Evoluent. With the other products, my
productivity plummeted and I realized no ergonomic benefit. Since the
VerticalMouse has the same relative button positions as a conventional
mouse, there was no adjustment period needed to "get used" to
using it. I was able to begin using it immediately and instinctively. With
the addition of the fourth and fifth buttons and the ability to program
all five buttons, my productivity has actually increased while my
mouse-related tendonitis problems have disappeared. It's a great product
that I have recommended and will continue to recommend!"
"I have recently purchased the Vertical
Mouse 2. I purchase it due to having extreme pain in my right hand, wrist
and elbow. I had done everything I could to rehabilitate my wrist due to
carpal tunnel, but nothing was working. I was at the point where I was
wearing a wrist support almost all the time (working and sleeping) in
order to continue working. Surgery was not an option as far as I was
concerned. I was getting desperate when I read an aritcle (I think it was
PC Magazine) on your mouse and I checked it out. The very first time I
used it I realized the potential of the device. I am pleased to report
that after 2 months of using the mouse, I am almost pain free and no
longer require the wrist support. I am totally amazed. These should be
standard in the workplace as far as I am concerned."
"just another endorsement (I have written
several) but I am on my 3rd Evoluent, ..this one is all black, I like it
better than the purple even though certainly no one who visits me says 'a
purple mouse?'...... but looks are important. As usual the quality and
design of your mouse is really the most important factor and I could never
return to a common mouse design after using the Evoluent for several
years. No hand discomfort, no forearm pain, it is one of the few hardware
purchases I have made over the years that continues to be a wise decision.
The plain beige one I bought several years ago is the one that finally
crapped-out after 4-6 hours per day, 7 days a week it owed me nothing. So,
I floated over to Ergocube (I support their charity and slightly better
price) and ordered the black one and then proceeded to attempt to
take-apart the old beige buddy. (I know; I can hear you groaning) I was
hoping beyond hope to find out why the 'left-click' was the detent that
was going bad. Taking apart the mouse was no easy matter, (clearly a bad
and unproductive idea), it is manufactured very well and did not give-up
its' shell easily. Of course, I have another Evoluent that I use on my
Linux box, so I did not have to be without one while I waited for delivery
of the placed order. (it would be heresy to use anything else).. Ergocube
(like you folks) are very cool and the new black mouse arrived quickly. I
appreciate appearances in design as well as function and the shiny black
mated with the matte black powder coated shell is outstanding. Honest. So
I am back to 2 Evoluents again, having given the 'old beige' a proper
burial in an undisclosed place. Ergocube suggested my next purchase should
be your chrome model....... If all this sounds a bit bizarre, consider how
important comfort is when you are on the PC as much as I am and then you
can understand why I would spend the effort to praise your fine product.
It is common for people to complain, but who writes good stuff?... I have
further found that my problems in the past, I had thought was the driver,
was actually the mousing surface I was using and NOT the driver. I should
have realized this; most mousing 'jumps' and flaky behavior is
attributable to the mousing surfaces we use. So, sincerely, keep-up the
great work. I am one of your biggest (and oldest) fans"
"I would like to tell you more about
the vertical mouse. I have had terrible tendonitis in my wrist and
shoulder, and tennis elbow for the past six years. It started when I was
21. I used to work for a newspaper where I did a lot of layout and
mousing. My arm got to the point where it hurt so badly that my doctor
pretty much said I could not do layout anymore, which was 3/4 of my job!
I went to occupational therapy and physical therapy. I wore braces and
got several steroids, which only helped for one week at a time I went
Fortunately I got a new job at a company which cares about its employees
and they helped me pay for a new mouse. At first I purchased a Quill
Mouse. Although it was comfortable, I could not move it around with
ease. Then I discovered the Evoluent Vertical Mouse. I read some reviews
on it and saw a video-demo on it. I noticed how the wrist isn't turned
and twisted and I thought to myself, THAT is the product I need to try.
To me, this mouse has been my saving grace. Within three days I noticed
I wasn't having pain in my wrist anymore. After a month, I had
practically no pain in my entire arm. My neck even felt better. Not to
mention, the vertical mouse is so smooth, it is easier to operate
precise mouse movements than any other mouse I have ever used. Today is
Monday and I've been at work for an hour. I am using my old mouse that
came with the computer. I already feel pain in my lower part of my hand
and wrist and shoulder. After ONE hour! In a way I am glad the vertical
mouse broke, because it really made me realize how important that mouse
is for me. I have forgotten how wonderful it is to work all day without
pain. Anyone and everyone who has any wrist issues with computing need
to try this mouse. Anyone who may be prone to wrist issues should start
on this mouse. Why were ALL mice not designed this way?!"
"After using my new VerticalMouse 3
wireless for a couple of weeks, I must say that I am most impressed, to
say the least!!! I am a long time computer user (from engineering work
to gaming), and I have always had problems on and off with mouse comfort
and fit during use. I have been playing games again with this mouse and
absolutely LOVE IT!!!!!!! The tilt to disable tracking is easy to get
used to versus having to pick a conventional mouse up with the pinky an
thumb. The button design is AWESOME!!! I used to have a Logitech Gaming
Mouse that had nothing more than 3 buttons, before the days of the
scroll wheel. I always loved the feel of that mouse for gaming! This
mouse has recaptured that old familiar feel, with the wrist non-twisted
to boot, and not at the expense of the handy scroll wheel either! I get
my natural 3 button mouse feel for normal activities, but can use either
the index or middle finger to access the wheel and extra button for
secondary actions such as changing weapons,etc... Gaming is most
certainly not the only place this mouse shine, though! I have really
enjoyed programming the buttons for custom applications using the 3rd
party mouse driver (yes, I'm one of those 64bit Vista guys, soon to be
64bit Win7... did not beta test 7 on this 64 bit machine, just used my
desktop in 32 bit mode). If you want a really comfortable, and equally
effective and useful mouse that can also help you out medically as well,
then look no further than the Evoluent VericalMouse family! I am sold
for life!!! My array of Razer, Microsoft, Logitech, etc... mice have now
become a pile of artwork on the far side of the computer desk!
William "GLiDE" Mims, One Happy VerticalMouse Owner!!! :)
"I suffer from numerous
nerve injuries in both arms caused by years of overuse on standard
keyboards and mice. I cannot use a normal mouse for more than 5 minutes
without severe pain and swelling so I have literally tried every mouse,
trackball, keyboard and other gadget out there in order to find a
solution for using a computer after 4 nerve release surgeries. The
Vertical Mouse 2 is THE ONLY mouse I have used that does not cause me
pain, it is incredibly sturdy, and holds up very well to constantly
being thrown in my backpack for traveling (unlike the similar Quill
mouse which I found very fragile and broke if it ever fell the short
distance from the desk to the ground). I am not sure what I'd do without
it, I take it anywhere that I might need to use a computer. It only
takes a short time to become accustomed to the different hand/arm
position -- but believe me -- if you use a computer a lot, and even have
the slightest concern about injuries to your arms, then this is the best
product out there. It works great, even for subtle movements like those
needed for graphics, audio/film editing, and dragging/highlighting text.
Plus I was more than impressed with their quick and helpful support -- a
real rarity these days in computer tech companies. I cannot thank them
enough for a great product!"
"I felt compelled to thank you for your
product. I never thought that something so funny looking and so small
could change my life in such a dramatic way. I ordered your mouse after
a car accident left me with severe muscle and nerve and arterial issues
in my right arm and back. Using a mouse at work was very painful and I
thought I may need to go on disability, or have scary surgery. I found
an online recommendation for your mouse and asked my IT department to
please purchase one for me. I begged because this was my fourth try at
an ergonomic mouse. I am glad that they happily agreed after reading
information provided on your website. My mouse came, driver installed,
mouse plugged in and I was SO excited to discover that there was NO
learning curve. Using the Evoluent mouse was second nature, and much
more comfortable than a normal mouse from moment one. In just two weeks
the majority of pain and vascular issues have improved by over 60%
Coworkers constantly come over to marvel at my funny mouse, and when
they try it out the ask how they too can get one! Just one test drive is
enough convincing. Thank you again for your product. It has decreased by
pain, and my anxiety about work, and also improved my productivity."
"I am 31 years old. I
suffered very bad right carpal tunnel syndrome dating back to when I was
24 years old, and working heavily with with a standard mouse. My
symptoms subsided during law school with relative nonuse of a mouse. My
problems came back when I began working as an a attorney using the mouse
heavily on computer based litigation systems. I turned to the computer
searching for “ergonomic mouse” and studies various models on the
market. I settled on the Evoluent model from reading the web site
information, and viewing the diagram of the bones, explaining and
showing how the upright position of the wrist allows for minimal tension
on the carpal tunnel. Over several months, I achieved 70-90% reduction
in my pain symptoms, which were previously severe and would last all
weekend, as well as during the work day. I mentioned your product to an
orthopedic surgeon who I know through my profession. The product has
been a lifesaver for me. Thanks!"
Alan K. Albert
"I have been using a
VerticalMouse 2 for the past year or two and I have been very pleased
with it. It basically eliminated the pain I had experienced when I was
using a conventional mouse. I recently recommended the vertical mouse to
a coworker who was having some arm pain, and we received a VerticalMouse
3 the other day. I had a chance to try out the VerticalMouse 3 because I
was interested to try out the new shape, so I thought I would give you
some feedback. I really like the new shape and the flange along the
bottom edge to support the little finger. I had noticed with my
VerticalMouse2 that there was just not enough room for my little finger
to still allow the other three fingers to line up correctly with the
buttons. It has not been a big issue for me, but the flange and
additional room for the little finger is definitely an improvement on
the VM3. I also prefer the silver color to the purple color of my VM2 –
it looks more professional in my opinion."
"Being a computer
consultant, I had read reviews about the Evoluent Vertical Mouse over
the last few years and knew about it. When my own wrist and palm started
to ache, I decided it was time to give it a try. The result: I love my
vertical mouse. No more palm-pain or discomfort! No more wrist fatigue!
My hand and arm actually feel more comfortable when using it. To top it
off, Evoluent has included a rather feature packed driver so that I can
do all kinds of wonderful things with the extra buttons. My current
favorites are using the scroll-wheel (which is a button too) to perform
double-clicks and using the thumb-button to issue the "Back" command in
my web browser and in Windows Explorer. To top that all off, the
Wireless version I have was kindly and intelligently designed to include
a low-battery indicator on the underside of the mouse. An efficient
mouse, with several hours of daily use, it took over 5 months before the
low-battery indicator first blinked at me. This is a great product all
around -- especially if you want pain- and discomfort-free mouse usage."
Mark Shar, computer consultant
"I want to let you know
this is a great invention. In the world today it seems the big
corporations live on greed and don’t care anything about people.
Microsoft or any other big name dropped the ball by not taking interest
in you product. From what I see they go on what sells and not what is
right. It was neat to see the reaction of people here at work. Some
people laughed at the design and some people thought it was cool and
very creative. I must say the ones who laughed were unaware that using a
computer mouse for long periods of time can cause injury. I use ProE for
design everyday 8-10 hours of steady designing. I switched from a
traditional mouse to your mouse so I don’t get any arm or wrist
injuries. I can tell after one week of use that it makes a big
difference. I would know, I use it more than some educated tester from
the big name companies. You have a well designed and well built product
here. Thank you"
"I wanted to get back to
you regarding the use of the Evoluent mouse in our department. Chris
Liddy is no longer with us at UCSD, but I have been using the mouse
exclusively. I love it. Using a conventional mouse, I used to have pain
at the bottom of my wrist through out the day. I don’t have any pain at
all when using an Evoluent mouse. Because I can comfortably use Evoluent
for hours on end, my production level has increased. Thanks so much for
developing this; my wrist and I couldn’t be happier!"
Heather Erwin, Food & Nutrition Services, University of California at
"WooHoo! I love this mouse."
"This is first full day I have worked at my desk in a year that I
have experienced NO discomfort in my wrist. Very comfortable, natural
hand position; it is like having my hand in a weightless, resting
position" "I have already recommended it to 3 clients and
several friends." "I purchase your new model for my employers
wife. It has a very nice feel and is lightning fast. She is extremely
please and it has helped her carpal tunnel as well."
Tod R. Anderson
"I purchased 2 Vertical Mouses
[??Mice] about 15 mo ago and have been thrilled with them. My wrist pain
and carpal tunnel sx resolved in less than 1 week." "I bought
the Mouse for use on computers at work. When I use the regular mouse at
home for more than 30 min the wrist pain will start to come back - so I
must have a vertical mouse for home use as well."
“As a person who normally has pain in
my mousing arm within five minutes of being on the computer, I can say
that after a month of using the Evoluent VerticaMouse2 the pain has been
substantially reduced. In my opinion, the design of this mouse is
brilliant not only in its vertical orientation but also in the comfortable
shape of the mouse, the layout and sensitivity of the 5 buttons and the
smoothness of the scroll wheel, all of which contribute to minimize the
amount of movement I have to use when doing mouse intensive work.”
"I LOVE THIS MOUSE!!! I developed a
repetitive strain injury as a result of the constant mousing required by
my job. I'm getting closer and closer to complete recovery every day
thanks to the therapy methods in a book called, "It's Not Carpal
Tunnel Syndrome" by Suparna Damany and Jack Bellis (www.rsiprogram.com).
I've tried several input devices to help my recovery such as, pen and
tablets, trackballs and the in-air mouse by Gyration. So far, I think I
like the Evoluent mouse best of all for the kind of work that I do."
"I tried this mouse because
a couple of years ago I had carpal tunnel extremely bad in my right arm
due to the regular computer mouse. I'm only 21 years old so I assume you
could understand how horrible it was to go through that. My dad kept
looking online and found this product and so we tried it and I've had no
problems since. Being a college student it's important that I'm on the
computer a lot due to all the papers, so this has definitely helped."
"I just purchase your Evoluent™
VerticalMouse™ 2 for left handed people. Thank you so much for thinking of
us. I have worked on computers for over 30 years and I have just for the
mouse for me. It is so easy to use and has great features. In the past I
have either struggled using my mouse left handed or just gave in and used
it with my right hand. I have never really been happy with my mouse. As
you know if you work in a environment that requires you to work on
computers than you are using your mouse daily. Your mouse is the best and
I actually enjoy using it. Thanks Again, Very Happy Customer"
"I received the Vertical 2
mouse on Friday and used it all weekend without problem. The learning
curve is minimal and the mouse works great. In using it I can appreciate
the minor usability tweaks you've made to the Vertical 3 mouse such as
the finger rest for the pinky finger. The change in tension on the
wrist, arm and hand is greatly reduced to the point of being felt as a
physical relief. I look forward to a wireless and or left-handed
Vertical 3 in the future and will certainly keep an eye out for them.
You've got a great product!"
"I have had a vertical mouse for about 10
years and LOVE it. It just died. SO THRILLED to see you are still making
these! my part # was vmouse1 - S/N: 23805473 I think it was first
generation. I cannot say enough good stuff about your fabulous design.
I've never been so attached to a piece of equipment before. Your product
"I must tell you, that using the
VerticalMouse has improved my arm and wrist problems to the point that I
am pain free. I am a Systems Engineer and spend the entire day at the
workstation. I can now sit down and work without a thought of it hurting
or if I am causing further damage. Thanks again for a revolutionary
"Your mouse is the best thing that
my hand has come across. I had pain in my hand that is now gone. My cursor
control is better than ever. I have dreamed up many 'ideal' mousing
devices in my mind, but this is better than any of those. Thank you."
"I do indeed love the mouse. I have
been using it for two years now. Before, I was using a wrist brace to try
and alleviate pain, now I have none. Many people who visit my office
comment on what a strange mouse I have, and I tell them that it has saved
me. Last year when I changed jobs, left my last company (and my Vertical
Mouse) and started at my new job, I made that one of my first requests:
"I need a Evoluent Vertical Mouse. It's non-negotiable!"
"I just recommended the
Evoluent vertical mouse to a friend, went to your website and saw all
the rave reviews, and felt like I need to tell you how *much* I love
this product. I have had severe carpal tunnel syndrome for years, and
have had two surgeries on my right hand for it. This is the most
comfortable, convenient, well-designed device I have ever used. The way
it responds to the lightest feather touches of my fingers saves my
muscles the strain and my joints the percussive injury of tapping and
strenuous movement. Very well done!"
"I cannot say enough great things
about the Evoluent VerticalMouse.It is absolutely fantastic and I have one
both at home and at work. My wrist no longer bothers me because of this
device, and people continue to notice it in my office. One coworker has
been seduced by mine and will purchase one. The mouse is SO good for me
that I don't even think about it anymore, thinking that all mice should be
like this and not understand why anyone would torture themselves using a
"traditional" mouse. There is nothing to re-learn. It's just a
"regular" mouse sitting in a more natural position. Can't live
"As an all-day, every-day computer user
over many years - my high-end, traditional mouse was getting hard on my
wrist due to regular and prolonged use. So much so that we purchased an
elastic wrist support from the local drug store for me to wear on days
where the fatigue would set-in and result in painful movement. But since
swapping-out the traditional mouse for the Vertical Mouse 2 a month ago -
the wrist support has remained in my desk drawer and has not even crossed
my mind. The Vertical Mouse 2 has been very helpful in easing the wrist
strain from my every-day computer tasks."
"A friend of mine forwarded me the link
to your mouse as he knew I was suffering from mild carpel tunnel syndrome
and had been researching ergonomic mouse and keyboards. I saw the pictures
and saw that unlike most manufacturers you had a left-handed version as
well. I purchased the left-handed version, and I am very happy with it. It
has reduced the pain in my left wrist quite a bit. It is certainly the
most natural posture for a mouse. The only complaint I have is that it is
a mouse, and not a track-ball design. I have always preferred track-ball
designs, as I feel they are more comfortable than having to move my whole
hand around. That said the only improvement I would suggest is to
introduce a track-ball version as well which has a track-ball under the
thumb. Other than that it is a great product, worth every dollar that I
spent for it."
"I have purchased two of your Vertical
Mouse 2 devices over the past two years and continue to be grateful
every time I sit down at the computer. I work as a software developer
and had developed severe numbness in my mousing hand and arm. Two days
after replacing my traditional mouse with yours, the numbness went away
and has never returned. I recently began working with Linux and Mac OS X
in addition to Windows. I expected a hassle with getting the mouse to
work, but it just did. So many products are cluttered with useless and
buggy features, but your product is simple and just works. I just wanted
to thank you for that. I'll continue telling everyone who is curious
about my "weird mouse" how great your product is."
"I am quite involved in bowling leagues
in my area, and I have already recommended your product to others who have
similar wrist/finger complaints. I've noticed a great deal of positive
difference in both my game and work since getting that mouse, and after
checking the dates of when I haven't been able to use the Evoluent, my
game has actually suffered. I'd make a note to your advertising department
to sideline some ads to support those sports that emphasize mostly
hand/wrist/forearm coordination. I'd reason that 95% of the bowlers out
there aren't supporting their careers only through the sport of bowling so
I'm led to believe that a good percentage of that number are heavy
computer users and, by extension, heavy mousers. I honestly didn't make a
connection when I first purchased the mouse, but after going back and
forth, I'm fairly certain there is."
"I would like to thank your
company for making such a great product, the VerticalMouse 2. I have
been suffering from chronic epicondylitis in both arms for over 5 years,
and have always had trouble after a few hours on the computer with
regular mice. I make my living as a web developer, and have to use the
mouse constantly for at least 8 hours every day. I had thought my web
development days were over when the pain in my elbows and forearms was
getting unbearable, and I tried three other mice but they didn't really
improve anything. Now I've been using your VerticalMouse 2 for a few
months, and am pleased to say that all the pain is gone! I still have to
be careful and take rest breaks, but my arms seem to be doing fine! When
I try using regular mice now, I just feel like going back to the
VerticalMouse 2 because it feels more natural. Thank you to everyone who
works at Evoluent."
"I just got an Evoluent VerticalMouse 4
(right handed, if you must know) and I love it. I have tendonitis in my
right (mouse) hand so I have been overhauling my work-ergo environment.
I tried another ergo-mouse and it was “good” but still had issues with
the OS recognizing the scroller properly. So I ordered an Evoluent mouse
and my problems were solved. I love the fact that I can adjust the mouse
speed *on the mouse* instead of forcing people into Control Panel, etc.,
and it just works. It’s also more comfortable than the other ergo-mouse.
I am telling all my co-workers about your product!" "If you have
hand-pain, this is one of those products that you just “gotta have.” It
creates a somewhat rabid customer base because it’s the difference
between being able to work and not being able to work."
"We received the mice in
July 2006 and subsequently I issued on to an employee who had been using
the same type of mouse for approximately 3 years. He is a double CT
surgery person, so we have been very pleased with the comfort this mouse
provides to him. I too switched from the Whale to the Evoluent Verticle
Mouse 2. I love it. I am the ergonomics "expert" for our company, so I
like to practice what I preach." "I love the mouse I am using and I have
been seen at the clinic before for tendonitis in my right hand, arm and
elbow. It was so painful I could not use it to do any daily activities.
This mouse is so easy to use and does not allow the user to grip it
which I feel causes some of the hand palm cramping, etc."
"I have been using the new
Evoluent Vertical-3 mouse for about three months and I have to say it’s
an absolute dream. It took me about a day to get accustomed to the
improved dynamics but I can’t imagine how I could ever go back to a
traditional mouse. The wrist pain I was experiencing before is gone,
period! The logical ergonomics are unquestionably superior to anything
else on the market. My only complaint is that a Mac utility driver for
the optional buttons is not included with the price of the product."
Daniel Earl Ortego
"People are very interested
in my mouse and are amazed at the wonderful customer support!! I am very
happy that my elbow is improving!!" "Just a note to inform you that
my wrist rest arrived shortly after we last corresponded and that did
the trick! The mouse fits perfectly now and I am pleased and amazed to
report that my elbow is almost entirely back to normal!! It's wonderful!
I am now able to lift gallon jugs of milk at the grocery store again and
am able to once again carry my grocery bags without pain, not to mention
do my work without my elbow hurting!! Thanks again for your wonderful
product and dedication!"
"This mouse has made a dramatic impact on
helping me get through RSI. Although I am not cured, the level of my mouse
pain was reduced dramatically & almost immediately. I have purchased one
for my home use, I have recommended it to many of my co-workers, and
everyone is very happy with the results. Thanks for your care and
dedication to the suffers of RSI."
"When my sleep started to be affected
by the ache in my hand, I knew that I had to do something different with
my computer setup at work. I had been spending hours clutching the mouse
working on a very large year-end report. When I found the vertical mouse
online and read the user reviews, I ordered one immediately. I love it!
It’s easy to install and easy to use. I love the ability of programming
the buttons to meet my needs. The best part is no more aches and pains!"
"I just wanted to write and thank you for creating the
Vertical Mouse 2. I am a computer systems analyst and have been working
this job for 6 years. Over the past 2, I've been experiencing discomfort
in my right wrist from using my conventional mouse for long periods of
time. I also play saxophone on the side and my wrist would pain even when
playing my sax. I started using the vertical mouse 2 about a month ago,
and I'm very happy to report that I'm pain free now. This mouse has likely
saved me from a costly and painful surgery down the road. Thank you so
much for creating such a wonderful product."
"I purchased your vertical mouse a couple months back
and just wanted to say thanks. I actually have a similar idea for a mouse
some years back while having dinner with my chiropractor and discussing
ergonomics… I was pleased to see someone had actually made one. Being a
web publisher, I am at my machine longer than most and had development
extreme pain in my shoulders wrists hands, which was severally affecting
my work.. After just a few months of using this mouse about 80% of the
pain is gone and my normal work schedule has resumed with out the need for
braces, wraps, ice or medication. Just wanted to say thanks."
"I am an Administrative Assistant
currently in physical therapy for tennis elbow due to too much mousing.
One of our engineers has your vertical mouse, and I test-drove and
subsequently ordered one. I have to say that I am THRILLED with the
results. After one morning's use, I am noticing a difference. Usually by
lunch time, my arm muscles & tendon are so bothered that I have to use a
massage roller on them. Today (the first mouse day) - nothing. Not one
twinge. The hands-down best feature on the mouse is the double-click
button. I can't thank you enough for creating this little purple gem.
I'm spreading the word as fast as I can."
"I have been using the Evoluent Ergonomic
Mouse for one year now and I absolutely love it. After reading excellent
reviews on the web, I have decided to buy and I haven't regretted my
choice. The pre-sale customer service is excellent: they have answered all
the questions I had since I was purchasing it from Italy and they had to
ship it from the States. The mouse comes with a software that lets you
personalize each button functions and add cool effects to your mouse. I
work on the computer 12 hours a day and I'd like to thank Evoluent for
helping me preventing RSI."
Vittorio Bosio, Italy
"I also want to congratulate you on the
mouse itself. In the past I've had major wrist and forearm issues because
of using a mouse. To the point where a few years ago I had to switch from
my left hand (my main hand) to my right so that I could keep working. As I
started to develop the same pains in my right arm I switched to your mouse
a year or so ago the pains stopped totally. My only small problem is that
I can't switch back to my left hand due to the design but thats a small
price to pay considering. Next time I wouldn't mind getting both the left
and right hand version so that I can alternate to give either arm a rest
but the prices are still a bit high for that. Hopefully you start selling
many more units soon so that the price can come down."
"I am an advocate for The
Evoluent Mouse. Several years ago, when You first marketed the product,
I bought my first one; simply reading the description and looking at the
diagram, it just made sense, mechanically. As i said earlier, some
purported 'innovative ideas' for computing are 'gimmicks' and probably
should not have seen the light of day in the first place. The premise
behind your product is a sound one.. Your mouse has gone thru subtle,
and yet substantial change since the first 'white shell' that I bought.
(I especially like the matte finish and the new box/packaging is
"I love the Evoluent
VerticalMouse2! I was having a lot of forearm, shoulder and neck pain
due to repetitive stress use of a mouse. Then I got the VerticalMouse2
and within an hour of first use, I could feel a noticeable relaxation of
all the muscles formerly used to move the mouse and with a short while I
became pain free when working on the computer with the mouse. I am
thrilled to have discovered this product. No sooner do people see it
than they want to know what kind of mouse it is. When I share with them
that it is the best mouse that I have ever used, many of them are
skeptical. Then I let them try it for a few minutes. Then, they want to
know where they can get one! Keep up the good work!"
"It just arrived this morning via FedEx,
and I just wanted to tell you that this is perhaps the best mouse I've
ever used. I'm using it on an Apple iMac G5, and thanks to the Apple OS X
operating system, it required no drivers of any kind, just plug it in and
go. The extra two buttons are ignored (thumb and ring finger), but are
probably programmable, it behaves as though it is a two button mouse with
click wheel, and it behaves perfectly, better than expected. Top of the
class, an excellent mouse. For people with severe repetitive stress
injuries in the wrist (carpal tunnel, etc), this mouse could make the
difference between being able to use a computer and not being able to use
a computer. Thanks for designing and making such a useful device!"
"I just wanted to say that
I'm very satisfied with the Evoluent Mouse. I am an AutoCAD user and I
was experiencing wrist tingling when using my conventional mouse. My
chiropractor suggested looking for an upright, non-stress position
mouse. I looked everywhere for a five button upright mouse and the
Evoluent Mouse is the only one I could find. I wasn't impressed with the
driver when I first purchased the mouse a couple of years ago, but I am
impressed with the new (11-5-2006) driver which has functionality to set
different functions for different apps. You do a wonderful job and I
just wanted to offer some encouraging words."
"I recently purchased your
Vertical Mouse and love it. I was experiencing pain in my right hand
from using a mouse, and the Vertical Mouse has solved the problem. After
a couple weeks of use, the pain is gone. I also love being able program
all the buttons by application if desired. Use of the Vertical Mouse is
instinctive if you already use a standard mouse. The only adjustment is
having the additional buttons and function programming capability which
is a huge bonus. Everyone needs two of these, one for home and one for
work; I'll probably be getting the second one soon. Thanks!"
"Hi! I just wanted to say
that I recently recieved your mouse from "J&R Music and Computer World"
via Amazon.com and I really love it! I was beginning to have some real
problems with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; pain, itchy palm, and more. As
soon as I'd touch a mouse the pain would start. I ordered the vertical
mouse and as soon as I started using it, I could feel a difference. NO
PAIN! Now, even when doing other things that used to irritate my wrist,
there is less (or no) pain because my wrist and arm are getting a rest
while on the computer now! I wish I knew how to spread the word. It
really helps! I put a photo of it on my Flickr account, and I intend to
blog about it, too. Keep up the great work!"
"LOVE my left-handed
vertical mouse. Has solved my tendonitis problems that had developed
throughout my arm....and as a pianist and church organist....this had
become serious business." "This really is a terrific product and it has
allowed me to continue my career as a keyboardist when eight months of
physical therapy produced little results. After switching to your mouse,
I was up and playing again....without pain....in about three weeks!"
Mark K. Williams
"I had carpal tunnel
syndrome for several years and had surgery on my right wrist,
unfortunately without any relief. I've been using the Evoluent mouse for
over a year now and my carpal tunnel problems have almost completely
disappeared. I have two words of advice for anyone considering
purchasing the Evoluent mouse: 1. Don't worry about the cost: it WILL be
worth it. 2. Make sure you use the mouse for at least a month before you
decide whether you like it. The different hand position may feel awkward
at first, but you will soon adapt to it and the reward will be well
worth the effort."
"After getting RSI (caused
by a mild, curable form of hernia), I've tested various mouses, and
chairs, and ... As for mouses, Evoluent's is the best, ergonomically and
functionally, and the most solidly built. Actually, we've all been
working with the wrong concept of mouse for over 20 years now ! Myself,
I've changed both my pc mouse at work and my not so mighty (i.e. very
unergonomic) mouse at home. I'm hoping that Apple will make a vertical
mouse its next standard, the company owes it to itself, and I can't
conceive of any better model for them to patent than Evoluent's."
"After starting to use the
Vertical Mouse for the first time it took a few hours to get used to.
Naturally my brain has been wired to use a normal mouse for more than 10
years. After getting used to it, it became very comfortable to use and
my aches had gone. At the end of the day, I then decided to switch back
to my old mouse to see what it would be like and I could really feel the
twist in my forearm! I don't think I'll be moving back to my old mouse
now that I have a much more ergonomic and comfortable alternative."
"Just an update to inform
you that my elbow has healed 100%, thanks to your hard work and
dedication in developing your wonderful mouse. Thank you again! It is
wonderful to be able to fully use my elbow now, to be able to lift items
that I used to lift, to be able to perform my job without elbow pain. In
addition, it is wonderful to not have to consider having surgery to
repair the elbow! Thank you wholeheartedly"
"First I’d like to thank
you for creating such an innovative mouse. I’m suffering from “tennis
elbow” and have switched to this mouse to relieve the condition.
Honestly I wish all mice were vertical. Yours is especially great with
switchable resolution which tracks very well. I’ve used an MX1000 by
Logitech before this one, a laser mouse and I think this tracks just as
"I use a Vertical Mouse 3
at work on XP Professional and it's absolutely great. I have never had
any trouble with any kind of wrist fatigue, but I can certainly tell
that now I never will. I liked it so much that I purchased one for use
with my laptop at home" "I tell everybody I know that it is hands down
the best mouse ever invented."
just received my vertical mouse 4 wireless, it's a really nice upgrade,
I love that the bottom slider pads are nice and big, and won't come off
and the chrome thumb area is a smart improvement as well, so the rubber
won't start coming off as easily over time. you all have really made
this product better over time. Of course the mini size dongle is working
great too. I had trouble with the other dongle and this one seems to
stay connected perfectly. Nice work on this. I'm glad I have kept up as
a customer over the years."
"THANK YOU! I do want to
tell you that I have been very pleased with the Ergo Mouse, it made a
huge difference in the amount of pain I had previously experienced. That
is why I was bummed when it died and I had to go back to the typical
mouse :-) I have also recommended it to everyone I can think of and
frequently get questions about it when I am using it in a public place.
Thanks again for your support and for standing behind your wonderful
product! Here is my address information:"
"I just LOVE it! It changed
my life. I am a freelance graphic designer and was having debilitating
pain in my wrist and forearm for over a year. I bought a vertical mouse,
and started to feel the difference the same day I started to use it. Now
I can't work without it!"
"I have used the Vertical
Mouse 2 for quite a few months now. I am very happy with it and my wrist
pain has vanished. I am recommending it to everyone I know. I work in
ITS for the University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine. We
are seeing more and more people with wrist problems. I think this
Vertical Mouse would help a great deal of people."
"I've been giving demos of
my mouse to everyone who stops by my office. The software I use is much
more mouse intensive than most and the pain I'd had in my wrist and arm
has completely disappeared. If you need a happy customer quote, just ask
me!" "I'm one happy customer who would love to bring you more happy
customers. I was heading towards carpal tunnel surgery before I got the
mouse so there's really not been a downside for me."
"Thank you so much for the
Evoluent mouse! I have worked as a video game artist for a number of
years- spending many hours on the computer at home and in the studio.
The pain in my mouse arm was consistently growing worse, and a friend of
mine recommended I give your product a try. The difference was like
night and day. The instant I started using your mouse, my arm began to
feel better. Thanks again."
Jonathan Rush, Professional Video Game Artist
"This is my second Evoluent
mouse. I purchased my first about 7 months ago. It is a Vertical Mouse
2. I had reached the point to where I could barely use a mouse due to
pain in my wrist and tingling and numbness in my fingers. I had to do
something so I decided to try the Evoluent mouse. When using the
Evoluent mouse, pain and numbness are no longer an issue. If I use a
traditional mouse, the discomfort returns after about an hour of use.
I'm have since purchased one for home too."
"I've surfed and studied a
lot about ergonomic mice and keyboards the last ten years. Recently I
did something that I should have done years ago: I bought Evoluent
VerticalMouse. It is VerticalMouse 3 Rev 2. My wrist pain and arm pain
went away the next day and have been gone since - for weeks now! I have
some new pain in my shoulder but it's probably because of my
non-ergonomic chair and table. I also recommended the mouse to my friend
who also bought 3 Rev 2. I am very happy with my new mouse that keeps
the pain away, finally!"
"I bought my first Evoluent mouse from
the Internet. Due to a lateral epicondylitis I had to try this product.
I was so pleased with it that, when traveling to the US, I bought three
more Evoluent mouses at Fry's, one to give as a gift to my brother, the
others to complement the first one: I have one at home, one at the
university office, one at my other office. Anywhere I work I have an
Evoluent mouse waiting for me. Love it. Love them all :)"
"I just bought and received
the latest version of VM. I just wanted to say you’ve done a great job
as always. I’ve been buying them since you 1st started making them and I
love the adjustable dpi (brilliant stroke that, something I really
needed) and the flare at the base of the palm is perfect. WELL DONE.
Thanks again for a great product which has helped be deal significantly
my RSD issues over the years."
I was recently given one of
your EVM3 (wireless) for Christmas and love it. Completely lives up to
its promise of being ergonomically superior to anything else out there
and makes my wrist feel great, unlike the crappy Mighty Mouse. Better
yet, I use it in my office. I'm a graphic designer so we use Illustrator
like surgeons, as it slowly destroys our wrists. This has given your
team a lot of exposure; many had never heard of you or your product and
now many are considering purchasing.
"My husband and I have been
using our mice for a couple of weeks now, and love them! One person on
Twitter bought one on my recommendation and also is quite satisfied.
Another Twitter user already had the corded version, loved it, and was
happy to hear about the wireless version (don't know if he ordered or
not). My coworker is considering buying one. So there are several happy
users, and other potential users."
"I used reviews from various websites to
find your mouse for the first time and have been completely pain-free
and happy with the mouse. When I changed jobs, the first thing I did was
have my new company order me the same one since I had to leave the old
one with the old job. I do get complaints from the IT guys who come to
my desk to work on my PC because it takes some getting used to but I
think it’s an outstanding design."
"I am using a wired version 3 that sat in
its box here, unused, for longer than I care to say. but I broke it out,
plugged it in recently when my forearm began acting up again (which
prompted the purchase in the first place, but which also resolved
itself, until just recently recurring..), and it helps the affliction
tremendously – often, there is no “knowledge” of my forearm at all."
"I have owned an Evoluent
Vertical mouse for a while now and really thankful to have it. It has
saved my wrist from the damaging effects of using ordinary pointing
devices for over 20 years. My fingers no longer lose feeling, get cold
and my wrist no longer hurts throughout the day. I have recommended your
product to several people at work and to my friends."
"I’ve been using the
Evoluent vertical mouse for well over 6 months now. I have to say, this
is the best mouse I’ve used. Very comfortable and effortless to move
around. It does take about 2 days to get fully used to it, but stick and
out and you will be glad you did. My wrist is never sore any more after
a full day of computing."
"The Vertical Mouse has eliminated the
pain and tension I my wrist. As a web designer I use my mouse non-stop
all day. I will never go back to a standard mouse again. This has been
well worth the money. I'd rather pay now for a good mouse, then pay
later in life for the pain in my wrist."
"let me say that I really like your
product. I was having some pain in my forearm a few years ago, but after
switching to the Vertical Mouse, I have not had any pain since."
"I recently purchased the
Evoluent Vertical Mouse from you. I LOVE IT!!! I've tried lots of
different ones and this mouse is the BEST! I don't have any more
problems with my wrist. I have told family/friends about you and I know
they'll be ordering soon, too. Thanks again!"
"I just want to say that I
own a (original) purple left hand Vertical Mouse. I had a stroke a few
years ago and I think the vertical mouse is fantastic. About 3 years ago
I was starting to get carpal tunnel problems with my good left hand and
then I bought your left hand mouse. Problem solved! Please, please,
please make a wireless version."
"I've been using the VerticalMouse
(first version) for a few years now, and I'm very happy with the product.
It's very comfortable and has lessened my wrist pain significantly
compared with the many other mice I've used in the past."
"It has made a big difference in my
working life and I don't think I would be still doing my CAD job if this
mouse would not be available. I have also fellow workers using your mouse
too who previously had problems with overuse."
"The most beneficial mouse on the
market today. Ergonomically designed to ensure there will be no strain on
the carpal tunnel caused by compression of the median nerve. I would
recommend purchasing a VerticalMouse for all family members. In addition
it is pleasure to use, and is very precise for detailed work."
"If you ever need someone
to endorse your product I'll be glad to. I have a couple at work and a
couple at home and they have saved my life. It was getting so I
couldn't work and now I'm good to go and no more pain or numbness. I
tried them all and yours really works best. Thanks"
"I purchased my vertical
mouse-2 about 6 months ago and was amazed that the strain in my wrist
left almost entirely after 2 weeks! This has truly been a phenomenal
product in terms of ergonomics but less so in reliability. To date I
have recommended this mouse to many of my colleagues and a few IBM
consultants 3 of whom (that I know of) subsequently purchased it as
"I've been using your
VerticalMouse 2 for about a year and a half now at my work desktop, and
I love it. Prior to using it, I was having shooting pains in my mousing
thumb regularly, which have now gone away."
Luther Rochester, IT Manager
"Your product is WONDERUL – the
pain in my wrist is gone, despite some pretty long days with a mouse. I
will never use any other mouse design."
Marilyn (last name withheld)
"To put it simply, the man who is
using it had severe wrist pain using a good quality microsoft mouse, one
day after using the Evoluent Mouse, the pain was gone, and hasnt bothered
him again. On top of that, its a well constructed solid mouse, great
response from the buttons."
"I am a Mechanical Engineer using
SolidWorks as my primary 3D design package and have had considerable
trouble with tendonitis in the past with conventional mice. I purchased
your mouse and was elated with the way it worked and how much it helped to
reduce the discomfort I get after hours at the computer."
Terry B. Oquin
"I absolutely love this nicely designed
mouse already. No need to uninstall any drivers" "And it seems easy to get
used to, even for someone who is not used to doing anything with her left
hand at all. And, since I had hand surgery a couple of years ago and
really needed to find an alternative to right-hand mousing, I am really
happy to have found your mouse."
"I sure hope you keep on
improving things since I will never be able to go back to a conventional
mouse! For the life of me, I don't know why more people are not using
your product. It is the single most important advancement in computer
technology I seen since the original mouse by Apple Computer!"
"I have been using the
Evoluent vertical mouse for about six months, and I absolutely LOVE it.
As the facilities coordinator at Eaton Corporation's WHQ, we have been
recommending this mouse to our employees who have ergonomic issues."
"I am really thrilled about
these mice! My hand and shoulder strain has almost totally disappeared."
"I wonder why this mouse is not on sale in all IT shops around the
world. Once you've tried it, you'll find the use of all other mice
dreadfully painful! It is a bit bigger than a normal mouse, but even
when travelling, I always find a space in my suitcase for it."
"The comfort level is
awesome." "There was no getting used to it because it is so natural. I
love the separate button for double clicking."
"love my VerticalMouse!"
"It is great for relieving pressure on the carpal nerve in my wrist.
I have been able to use my mouse all day long at work and not have any
pain in my wrist at night."
"Rarely do I feel so
positively about a product that I feel compelled to contact the company
and thank them, but your mouse helped save my wrists. I was suffering
from tenosynovitis and your mouse has been a joy to use."
"I love the Evoluent VerticalMouse 2. I
use it on mac and pc. The soreness in my wrist has gone down considerably.
I have been recommending the mouse to other editors and people I know who
use computers a lot."
"I have the #2 mouse and
love it. I have had several people try it here at work and I know quite
a few who ended up ordering it. My wrist pain went away within a matter
of days and I have not had any pain since."
Jeremy Brimer, Professional Engineer
"The mouse works flawlessly, better in
many cases than most other optical mice. It is extremely comfortable and
easy to use, even for extended periods of time. It also performs
amazingly well while gaming, even in high-action first person shooters.
While a bit pricey, it is well worth the investment."
"I love the mouse and swear by it. I
constantly recommend it to anyone who spends a few hours a day or more on
the computer, as the position it allows your hand to operate in is much
more ergonomic than that of traditional mouse where your tendons are
twisted! This was recommended to me by a physical therapist."
"My Wife purchased your vertical
mouse for me for this past Christmas to my surprise. It looked a little
unusual, but I was willing to give it a try. After working with the
vertical mouse for the past two weeks I am impressed. It is very
responsive and fast and very comfortable to work with. I just thought that
I would send this email and compliment you on a terrific product. I love
my vertical mouse and would definitely purchase another one."
"I purchased my vertical
mouse-2 about 6 months ago and was amazed that the strain in my wrist
left almost entirely after 2 weeks! This has truly been a phenomenal
product in terms of ergonomics but less so in reliability. To date I
have recommended this mouse to many of my colleagues and a few IBM
consultants 3 of whom (that I know of) subsequently purchased it as
"Just wanted to say thanks
for your great product. I purchased a Vertical Mouse 3 because of pain
in my hand while using a normal mouse. After using your product the pain
went away almost immediately. Being a GIS tech I do a lot of pointing
and clicking, you might consider marketing your mice towards the GIS and
AutoCAD industries they do more pointing and clicking than anyone."
"Vertical mouse. 100%
great. Had carpal tunnel and surgery on one hand, was going back for the
other surgery, but switch to this mouse and now I am fine. No pain, no
problems, no more surgery. Thanks" Nick Hall
"I purchased the Evolument mouse after
seeing a review in MacWorld. Its really too expensive, but it does
everything the review said it would. And, I am very happy with the mouse.
If they would bring down the cost, I would purchase another for my other
Joe Kearney (L.A. composer/guitarist)
"I was having a lot of
problems with my wrist when a friend recommened the Evoluent mouse. AS
SOON AS I STARTED USING IT, my wrist and arm FELT a lot better. I have a
laptop and (would) carry the mouse with me. People (would) always stare
and ask 'what is that!' I have recommended it to many people. (and said)
I WILL never go back to a regular mouse."
"At my company we work with
Sun Blade workstations. For ergonomic reasons we have been using your RH
Evoluent 2 mouse which works just fine with them. This particular mouse
has been very popular with our people as it does use a more natural
Donna, Ergonomic Contact
"The mouse has really
helped me. If I use a standard "horizontal" mouse, my elbow start aching
within hours. I Also like the opportunity to have different
functionality on the buttons in different programs."
"Nice work! Took me maybe an hour to
adjust. Now that I have your new mouse I simply
cannot go back to the regular mouse. For anyone with wrist ailments this
little baby is the solution!"
"I purchased this mouse through
Cyberguys.com and I love it. I have already noticed improvement in a sore
spot that was developing on the heel of my hand, and also muscle strains
have been relieved."
"Since installing this product, a notable
increase in both comfort and speed has been achieved." "A wonderful,
intuitive product with rock-solid ergonomics. You dont know until you get
this in your hand just how easily it works. No twinges of carpal tunnel."
"I have tried every so-called ergo mouse
on the market and both design and comfort-wise there is simply no contest.
I would urge anyone with CTS or other RMS related symptoms (or wishing to
avoid them) to try the Evoluent VerticalMouse 2 ASAP. No only does it feel
great, but it’s extremely accurate and looks cool too!"
"I own 2 right-handed and 1
left-handed Vertical Mice, which have been the single greatest factor in
making my tenosynivitis (tendon intersection syndrome near the wrist
from using a regular mouse) disappear. I can't imagine using a regular
mouse again. Thanks for making such an excellent design and product."
"Great product! I've been using a --- 4
button mouse for many years. In the last 6 months I've experienced
increasing wrist discomfort to the point of wearing a brace. I felt relief
within 20 minutes of using your device and had very little trouble
adapting to the layout. Thank you."
"I have purchased your
mouse and am using it for about two weeks now. I wanted to tell you that
you have designed a wonderful product. I use the computer every day and
my hand was getting sorer each time. I think that in time my hand won't
Jean M. Pechin
"THANKS so much, it's now The PERFECT
mouse! We'll be buying more soon. There are several of us in the office
that are having wrist aches lately, so I decided to try the Vertical Mouse
at home and see if it helped! I've been using it for about a month, and no
pain whatsoever! (We have a small business that's totally paperless, so we
are on the computer ALL day everyday)"
"I have been suffering from
tendinites, starting at the shoulder for several years, to the point
where my right arm could not reach up more than 2/3 of the way. Using
the evoluent mouse for over 8 months now and to my surprise, I no longer
have any tendinites/bursitis in my right arm. I just wanted to say
thanks to those of you who came up with this idea. Forever grateful,"
"I just wanted to let you know that I
first bought mine, and then a day or two later bought one for my partner,
because the mouse feels so right in my hand, so much more comfortable.
Incredibly so. Like it's correcting something. After I first tried it, I
realized that I never want to go back to an old shaped mouse; it's so
unnatural. And I've also been telling my friends. Thanks again."
"I love my Evoluent
VerticalMouse 2, the design is really a breakthrough! It eliminated my
wrist pain as soon as I began using it and saved me from surgery. It
also saved my business. My wrists and my clients thank you."
Gamalier de Jesús
"I purchased the verical
mouse about a year ago and I love it. It's far more comfortable than any
mouse on the market! I have even refered it to my physician to pass on
to any of his patients with carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis."
"the Vertical Mouse is a
great product. I can use it for indefinite periods of time without any
wrist or hand pain. On the occasions when I must use a conventional
mouse (like at work), the pains soon return."
"let me say that I really
like my vertical mouse. Our I/T people provided it to me, along with an
Ergo keyboard, because I was having such extreme tendonitis pain. It has
subsided tremendously in just the first 3 weeks of use."
"I’m designing cruise ships
and after 8-10 hours daily drawing in CAD (ArchiCAD) my arm is usually
stiff and sore – on my way to more serious damage. Now using the
VertikalMouse I don’t feel a thing and that feels good!"
"The Vertical Mouse 2 keeps your hand in
a non-stressed position. Finer control of the mouse is possible than with
the mouse types that rest the hand on the mouse platform."
"I had just received my new mouse and was
shocked in two ways. First, it felt wonderful and natural to use from the
start. So much so, a co-worker who is suffering from hand and shoulder
pain tried it and has now ordered one for herself. Second, I was shocked
at the color - it was purple/black."
"I've been loving my Vertical
Mouse for over a year now. I thank you; my wrist really thanks you." "I
can't imagine anyone using any other mouse after having held this one in
their hand! You've done great service for many of us with your
"Still hoping you'll be
bringing-out a wireless version of your Evoluent Mouse. I'm now using
one at work (v2 - courtesy of the ergonomic assessment I received at
work) and it's helped a lot - much less pain. (Carpal Tunnel issues)."
"Our ergonomics department
recommended one of your verticle mice for an employee here who was
having problems with her wrist and elbow. The mouse has been wonderful
and worked very well to alleviate the problems she was experiencing."
"I have 3 Evoluent keyboards, 1 is
retired, that I keep for a spare and 2 I actively using on a daily
basis. I love this keyboard and it really helps with my wrist pain
because my right hand does not have to 'travel' so far to the mouse.
"I recently purchased the
vertical mouse and so far am quite satisfied. I have tested it alongside
the Microsoft ergonomic natural wireless 6000 mouse; I prefer the
Evoluent mouse because my arm is still twisted when using the Microsoft
"I’ve been using the mouse
now for over 3 months but within 3 days my carpal tunnel pain was gone.
I wish I had known about your product sooner, but at least I’m using it
"I've been using your mouse
for years after begin struck with bi-lateral carpal tunnel syndrome. I
have to tell you the vertical mouse has saved my career. Thank you so
"Love the vertical mouse…awesome! Many of
us at PG&E have been using the Vertical Mouse 3 (right and left) for
Associate Distribution Engineer
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
"Just wanted to let you
know that I have been using your mouse pain- free for several years. I
stopped using it for less than a week and my forearm pain has returned.
Thanks for the great product!"
"It's the only mouse I've
ever found that lets me use a computer comfortably and my job requires a
lot of computer use."
"I just wanted to tell you
that I've been using your mouse (VM3W-R) now for only three working days
and the RSI in my right hand is practically gone. Thank you very much
for a great product!"
"The vertical mouse has helped
tremendously to reduce the pain of the tendonitis in my elbow."
"I’ve been using the VM2
for about a month now, and I think its great! It took me maybe 2 hours
to get used to it, and a week max until it was 2nd nature. Great
"Have been using the VerticalMouse
for two months and really like it. I can tell a big difference in wrist
"I am a happy E2 mouse user, the pain in
my right hand has completely disappeared."
"I use the mouse referenced above because
I have had carpal tunnel release on both hands. Also, surgery on my left
thumb. Comfort level on this mouse is wonderful." "I love this mouse.
Cannot do without."
"Your mouse is BRILLIANT!!! It saved my
hand big time! I was almost out of work with carpel tunnel and now I can
work without any problems...so thank you!!!"
"Thank you very much for
the mouse. I have it for three weeks. Before it I've felt different kind
of pain in every finger. Now the pain is gone. Many thanks for the
"We have a few individuals
who need an ergo mouse from doctor recommendations. The people who use
this particular mouse love it!"
"I LOVE your vertical mouse
and have one of your first models. I was having a lot of pain and it
completely solved my problems."
Karen Pfautz DeSimone
"I have been using the vertical mouse for
a long time and it has saved my wrist and elbow...and I have spread its
knowledge all over Asheville, NC. It is a good product."
Stephen McConnell, Architect
"I love your mouse and have
bought several for my co-workers. When will you come out with an
cordless one? I would love the freedom when doing 3 d drawing."
"This mouse is the greatest thing that
I have used, the stiffening and problems with my wrist have disappeared,
and since I make my living on a computer that is a very good thing."
"I have tried and used many
different makes and types of mice before finding the Evoluent. I find
that it is a thoughtfully designed product. It has kept me free of
carpel tunnel and does not stress my hand in any way."
"I purchased your mouse and
I am very excited! This product is really amazing! I have a serious
problem in my hands due to the continous use of mouse and your product
is really the "soothing" factor in my office!"
"I am a firm believer in
the product and was amazed at how quickly my wrist recovered once I
started using the vertical mouse and how quickly I relapsed on switching
back to the old mouse."
"I really like my
Verticalmouse. It has made life a little more comfortable. I have given
the VerticalMouse 3 info to the Dept. of Orthopedics and Occupational
Therapy at the University of Kentucky where I had my hand surgery."
"Just writing to say I've had your
Vertical Mouse 2 for several months and absolutely love it. It feels great
and my hand feels so much better after a day of work."
"I have found this mouse to be amazing. I
no longer get aches in my wrist and find it extremely comfortable. I have
recommended it to a number of people."
"I love the mouse. This is
the second one I have purchases. I am a visual effects artist in
Hollywood, and I have turned on a lot of my coworkers to your mouse as
"I have been using the vertical mouse for
a long time and it has saved my wrist and elbow...and I have spread its
knowledge all over Asheville, NC. It is a good product."
Stephen McConnell, Architect
"I'd like to say thank you for making
this mouse. It really has helped by allowing me to work without
interruption due to any pain in my wrist."
"I have your VerticalMouse 3 (VM3R2-RSB),
and have been using it with my iMac for several years. It has been a
fantastic mouse!!! I have wrist problems, and it took care of that as
soon as I got it."
"I bought a vertical mouse
2 from your online shop 6 months ago and I'm very happy with it: it
works perfectly and my right arm it's happy too."
"I love the Vertical
Mouse. The pain and soreness in my shoulder and arm started to go away
the minute I started using it."
"I've told everyone I know
about the improvement to my wrist/elbow/arm since using this
remarkable/logical mouse -- hopefully, you'll receive many orders from
others, as a result."
"I must say I love using
the VerticalMouse because of the comfort it provides to my hand. Since
it has gone dead I dread using the regular mouse or touchpad!"
"I suffer with RSI in my right thumb and
wrist Just want to say I think the vertical mouse is great and helps to
keep my hand in a more comfortable, natural position."
"prior to changing over to your mouse, my
wrist strain was so acute that I could not hold a toothbrush at times"
"just telling you that the mouse is
working perfectly and I had no more problems with my wrist since I use
"I work with Gundersen
Lutheran Hospital, we have purchased several of the verticle mice for
our employees and we are very pleased with the result."
"Yes indeed over the last few years,
using the vertical mice I own has helped reduce the pain I have
experienced due to carpel tunnel syndrome."
"I absolutely *loved* my
new mouse, the pain in my hand and wrist went away after one day of
using it and I was very happy. "
"I've been using your
vertical mouse for years now since its inception and am still totally
sold on it. "
"I’m loving my vert-mouse.
It took a little while to get used to, but now when I hold a normal
mouse, it feels just plain weird!"
"I would like to thank you for your
wonderful product as my wrist discomfort has completely disappeared."
"I love the mouse you have
developed and it has prevented me from having to have surgery!!"
"By the way, I also love my
Evoluent mouse, it has changed my life. ;-) Many thanks"
"We love our Evoluent Mice
here at the office. They have cured many hand/wrist/forearm
Ann Douglas Jessen
"Thank you for a wonderfull
product! I have been using your vertical mouse for over 3 years now and
it has been a great help to me."
"I've used your fantastic
product for years, and it's greatly reduced arm and wrist stress."
"It’s really helping the
pain in my arm also – it’s a wonderful mouse! I’m telling everyone I
"I have used your mouse of
about the last 3 or so years. It made the RSI in my arm disappear almost
"I love my Evoluent mouse.
I would not go back to any other type of mouse after using this great
"I’m a loyal Evoluent
vertical mouse user—the regular mouse should be banned!"
"I currently use the
Evoluent Vertical Mouse 3 at work, and it has done wonders for my RSI."
"I use a vertical mouse s/n 23800002, which has completely relieved
"I love the mouse… I have a little
bit of problems with my wrist and this design has really made my work day
a lot more comfortable."
"I love the mouse--after a
day or so of getting used to it, my wrist just feels so much more
natural while using the computer!"
"I love this so much I want one for work
and home. I'm spreading the word."
"I have no carpel tunnel symptoms
"helped the pain I was experiencing using
a more traditional mouse"
"The mouse has really helped relieve
the stress on my wrist and hand."
"I suffer from severe RSI and have
found the Vertical Mouse to be a big help. Thanks so much for this
"Still pain free after over a years
use, 8 hours each and every day. Should be the industry standard."
"I love my Evoluent mouse.
I would not go back to any other type of mouse after using this great
"I was having some serious tendonitis
problems and after a few weeks using the vertical mouse, the problem
"as an RSI sufferer - I found it far
better to use and put less strain in use on the wrist." "THE
best mouse I have ever used"
"I will continue to spew the benefits of
my vertical mouse to all those who will listen -- I really do think that
your product is an elegant solution."
"THANKS SO MUCH for your
prompt assistance and a product that has saved my and my coworkers'
wrists from extinction."
"Our company has purchased
around 20 of your vertical mice and find them very comfortable."
"You're mouse has relieved my wrist
pain. It's a great product."
"the mouse is really helping, the
tension and pains in my wrist has definitely decreased!!"
"I love my new Vertical Mouse 3....... I
am a Physiotherapist / musician / composer and have RSI issues with my
"Just wanted to let you know how well
your mouse works, the pain in my forefinger is completely gone!"
"I can definitely say it's better for my
arm/wrist than a traditionally-oriented mouse."
"my hand never gets numb using this
Aaron Kurtzman, Ph.D.
"I love it, it's helping with my
carpal tunnel syndrome a lot!"
"it feels great and the pain
subsides in my hand immediately."
"in just two days of using the
Vertical Mouse, my right hand and forearm already feel better and more
"I can definitely state that this is
the most intelligently designed and comfortable mouse on the market
"Yours is definitely the way any
mouse should be designed by default." "Your mouse is to a
horizontal mouse what an Apple computer is to a 'wintel' PC."
"The VerticalMouse is much easier on the
hand and wrist than the traditional mouse I was using. Thanks for a great
"I just bought the VeritcalMouse 2 and I
can't tell you how comfortable it is!! I love it!"
"What a fantastic mouse. It is superior
to any mouse I've used in every way."
"I do really like the mouse and it
seems like a great design. My wrist is happy now."
"We're very pleased with the
product...the aches and pains have disappeared!"
"My carpal tunnel thanks you for
inventing this wonderful mouse."
"I wanted to let you know how much I
like the mouse."
"I love this mouse" "since
I received my VerticalMouse at work many of my co-workers were impressed
and also had one purchased for themselves."
"I really appreciate and enjoy the
concept. My hand already feels better!"
"Just to let you know that I’ve used the
mouse now for two weeks and really like it – well done, great product!"
"I love my Evoluent vertical mouse so
much that I want to order one for my husband for his birthday."
"I've been using your Vertical Mouse 2
for over a year and it has been the only thing that has relieved the RSS
pain in my wrist, thank you."
"I've been using this mouse
for about 6 months now and love the comfort and pain relief."
"I just started using your sideways mouse
and feel that it is quite helpful for my wrist pain I was experiencing
with a conventional mouse."
"It has reduced my wrist
and arm pain to almost nothing. I can't live without it."
"I love the vmouse2, it has helped my
hand and wrist immensely."
"Have had an EVM for a
couple of years and love it"
"It's a great idea which I've been
trying to find for years."
"Your product has made al
the difference in my arm pain."
"I love the evoluent, my
wrist pain is gone."
"Thank you! My wrist is in heaven!"
"I absolutely LOVE your
mouse!! Great job!!"
Ann Gabriel, Medical and Technology Writer & Editor
"I LOVE MY NEW VERTICAL MOUSE."
"the most comfortable mouse I've
mouse saved my hands!"
"I really find it very
"I absolutely love this mouse."
"I love my vmouse1"
"love your mouse!"
"I love the ergonomics. I wouldn't
be without it."
"Love this mouse"
"I really like using the Vertical
"I love the product"
"I use the vertical mouse every day
and enjoy it greatly."
"I very much like it!"
"extremely comfortable to use"
Melvyn (last name withheld)