The Anker Wireless Vertical Mouse is a decent mouse to use in an office if you're looking for something to put less strain on your wrist. Its vertical design is quite narrow and comfortable to use, as you simply rest your hand on the mouse, keeping your wrist in a neutral position. However, some people might not like that its performance isn't the best and might notice that the sensor is quite inconsistent. It also has a high click-latency and can only cycle between three CPI presets.
The Anker Wireless Vertical Mouse isn't the most versatile mouse for mixed usage. The vertical design is very much geared towards office usage. Its sensor and click latency performances are rather sub-par when compared to gaming mice, and it won't be suitable for games. On the upside, since you can simply slide the receiver in the mouse, it makes it a quite useful travel companion.See our Mixed Usage recommendations
The Anker Wireless Vertical Mouse is a decent choice if you're looking for an ergonomic option. It's comfortable to use during long hours and its vertical design helps with putting your wrist in a neutral position. However, you can't really program its six buttons, but they're still useful for more fluid web-browsing.
The Anker Wireless Vertical Mouse is a decent choice for travel. While its body is rather bulky and heavy, it has an integrated slot for its receiver, making it way easier to bring it around. You should still be able to toss it in a bag and its wireless design is great to use in tighter spaces without being bothered by a dangling cable.
The Anker Wireless Vertical Mouse isn't designed for gaming. It doesn't have many side buttons and its overall performance isn't on-par with gaming mice.
The Anker vertical ergonomic optical mouse isn't designed for ultra-light gaming. It's a heavy mouse and its performance won't satisfy gamers.
The Anker vertical ergonomic optical mouse is sleek-looking. It might not have the same professional look as the Logitech MX Vertical, but its matte black finish looks good, although it's prone to grease spots. It has a curved LED light, but it only acts as a CPI indicator or lights up when the battery is low.
The Anker wireless ergonomic optical mouse is fairly heavy, which makes it a bit hard to lift.
Although this mouse is rather bulky, it doesn't have a cumbersome cable and you can store the receiver on the underside of the mouse, making it easier to travel with.
The Anker vertical ergonomic optical mouse's build quality is surprisingly great at this price point. The body feels well-built and durable. The smooth matte finish feels nice and the feet are decent as well. There's a slight wobble on the mouse wheel, but that's about it. Most people should be satisfied with the quality of this mouse.
The Anker vertical ergonomic optical mouse is very comfortable to use. Its vertical design puts your wrist in a more neutral position, and your hand doesn't feel as open as when using the Logitech MX Vertical, thanks to its slimmer design. The buttons are easy to reach and the matte finish helps to have a nice grip over the mouse. Note that it might take some time to get used to a vertical design if you're used to more traditional mice.
This design is usually made for a palm grip, although due to its size, people with small hands might have trouble reaching the scroll wheel and the forward side-button.
Just like with a palm grip, people with small hands might have trouble reaching the forward button and the scroll wheel when using a claw grip.
A vertical mouse isn't designed for a fingertip grip and isn't recommended with the Anker Wireless Vertical Mouse.
The Anker vertical ergonomic optical mouse is wireless-only. You can connect it using its USB receiver and it doesn't come with any charging cable as you need 2x AAA batteries to power it. The LED strip will flash red whenever the battery is low. Note that there's a variant of this mouse with a rechargeable battery, which comes with a charging cable.
This mouse doesn't have any cable as it needs physical batteries to work. However, there's a variant with a rechargeable battery, which comes with a micro-USB charging cable, but we haven't reviewed it.
The Anker vertical ergonomic optical mouse's click latency is rather disappointing. It's noticeably high for a mouse using a USB receiver, and this won't be suitable for gaming. However, since this mouse is designed for office use, we don't expect most people to be bothered by this on a daily basis.
The Anker Wireless Vertical Mouse's performance is decent. It isn't designed to be as performant as gaming mice and its sensor is noticeably inferior when compared to such mice. It only has 3 CPI settings of 800-1200-1600. Its sensor is quite inconsistent and sensitivity seems to change when using the mouse. The lift off distance is also very high and you can't adjust its polling rate.
Note: We usually do these tests at 1000CPI, but had to test this mouse at 1200CPI since it doesn't have software allowing for CPI customization.
The mouse features a total of six buttons, but since it doesn't have software, you can't program them to whatever you'd like. You have a typical two-side button layout and a big CPI switching button on the top of the mouse.
The Anker vertical ergonomic optical mouse's scroll wheel is okay. The increments are rather soft, but unfortunately, it doesn't unlock for infinite scrolling, which makes it take a while to scroll through large documents.
This mouse doesn't have dedicated software for customization options.
The only variant of this mouse is the one that comes with a rechargeable battery and a micro-USB charging cable. According to the manufacturer, the battery life is around a week; however, we haven't tested it and can't confirm. This seems to be the only difference between the mouse we reviewed and the rechargeable variant.
The Anker wireless ergonomic optical mouse is a decent option if you're looking for an ergonomic design, although if you're used to more traditional mice, it might take you a bit of time to get used to this type of design. Since it's mainly geared towards office workers, gamers should look elsewhere, as they're more than likely going to be disappointed by the sensor performance. See our buying recommendations for the best mice and the best wireless mice.
The Logitech MX Vertical is a better vertical mouse than the Anker Wireless Vertical Mouse. It can be used via Bluetooth, and its receiver and its buttons are fully programmable inside the software. On the other hand, while the Anker doesn't have software, its slimmer design is a bit more comfortable to grab than the Logitech. The overall performance of the MX Vertical is noticeably better than the Anker's.
The Logitech MX Master 3 is a more versatile mouse than the Anker Wireless Vertical Mouse. The MX Master 3 has neat features, but it's still a fairly standard mouse. While it has a slanted ergo-shape, the MX Master 3 isn't as ergonomic as a true ergonomic, vertical mouse. The MX Master will be better suited for multimedia, but if you're simply looking to reduce the strain on your wrist, then the Anker is a better option.
The Logitech MX Master 2S is a better overall mouse than the Anker Wireless Vertical Mouse, but it doesn't offer an as ergonomic design as the Anker. The overall performance of the MX Master 2S is better, but its design doesn't put your wrist in a neutral position like the Anker's vertical design.
The Anker Wireless Vertical Mouse is better than the J-Tech Digital V628X. The Anker feels much better built, is much lighter, is more comfortable, and has a much more accurate and consistent sensor. On the other hand, the V628X has companion software and a more adjustable CPI range. Neither mouse is recommended for small hands.