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Logitech Lift Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed May 17, 2022 at 12:13 pm
Logitech Lift Picture
8.2
Office/Multimedia
6.4
Video Games (FPS)
6.7
Video Games (MMO)
4.6
Ultra-Light Gaming
7.9
Travel
Connectivity Wireless
Type
Vertical

The Logitech Lift is a wireless office and productivity mouse with a vertical design intended to keep your hand, wrist, and arm in a more neutral position. It's Logitech's second vertical mouse design, following the release of the more premium Logitech MX Vertical in 2018. This mouse takes a slightly more casual approach, and while the overall shape is the same, it's been scaled down to be more suitable for small and medium-sized hands. It also comes in three different colors and a left-handed version. It connects wirelessly with Logitech's BOLT USB receiver or via Bluetooth and uses a single AA battery for power. The scroll wheel is noteworthy for using what Logitech calls its 'SmartWheel' technology, which automatically shifts from a more precise scrolling mode into a faster speed scroll mode when you begin to scroll quicker.

Our Verdict

8.2 Office/Multimedia

The Logitech Lift mouse is great for office and multimedia use. It feels sturdy and has a very comfortable vertical design which means you hold the mouse in a 'handshake' position that's intended to keep your hand, wrist, and arm in a more neutral position. Its shape is well-suited to all but extra-large hands, and it connects wirelessly with a Logitech BOLT USB receiver or via Bluetooth. You can also pair it with up to three devices simultaneously. Unfortunately, while the scroll wheel has a free-scrolling mode, it lacks L/R tilt buttons.

Pros
  • Comfortable vertical design is well-suited for all but extra-large-sized hands.
  • Connects wirelessly with its USB receiver or via Bluetooth.
  • Scroll wheel has a free-scrolling mode.
Cons
  • Small number of programmable buttons.
  • Scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons.
6.4 Video Games (FPS)

The Logitech Lift mouse is mediocre for FPS gaming as it isn't designed for this use. It's very heavy, and its maximum polling rate is extremely low, so your in-game cursor movements won't feel nearly as smooth as those made with a dedicated FPS gaming mouse. On the bright side, it feels sturdily built and has a comfortable right-handed shape well-suited for all but extra-large-sized hands.

Pros
  • Comfortable vertical design is well-suited for all but extra-large-sized hands.
  • Good click latency.
Cons
  • Heavy.
  • Very low polling rate.
6.7 Video Games (MMO)

The Logitech Lift mouse isn't designed for MMO gaming, and it has very few buttons compared to a dedicated MMO gaming mouse. The click latency is good and suitable for casual gaming, but its maximum polling rate is very low, so your cursor movements won't feel as smooth and responsive as a more gaming-focused option. On the other hand, this mouse feels well-built and has a comfortable, right-handed shape suitable for most hand sizes.

Pros
  • Comfortable vertical design is well-suited for all but extra-large-sized hands.
  • Good click latency.
Cons
  • Small number of programmable buttons.
  • Very low polling rate.
4.6 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Logitech Lift mouse is a poor choice for ultra-light gaming and isn't designed for this use. It's very heavy, its feet don't glide anywhere as smoothly as most gaming mice, and it has an extremely low maximum polling rate. It feels well-built and has a comfortable right-handed shape suitable for most hand sizes.

Pros
  • Comfortable vertical design is well-suited for all but extra-large-sized hands.
Cons
  • Heavy.
  • Very low polling rate.
  • Mouse feet are fairly thin and don't glide as smoothly as more conventional mice.
7.9 Travel

The Logitech Lift is good for travel use, though its bulky shape isn't designed to slip into travel cases or laptop bags. It feels well-built and comfortable and connects wirelessly with its USB receiver or Bluetooth. It also has a storage compartment for the receiver when it's not in use. Unfortunately, it lacks onboard memory, so you can't use your custom settings on computers without the software installed.

Pros
  • Comfortable vertical design is well-suited for all but extra-large-sized hands.
  • Connects wirelessly with its USB receiver or via Bluetooth.
Cons
  • Bulky; isn't designed to be slipped into laptop bags or cases.
  • 8.2 Office/Multimedia
  • 6.4 Video Games (FPS)
  • 6.7 Video Games (MMO)
  • 4.6 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 7.9 Travel
  1. Updated Jun 15, 2022: We've updated the text in several places to clarify that this mouse uses Logitech's new BOLT USB receiver to connect wirelessly.
  2. Updated May 17, 2022: Review published.
  3. Updated May 06, 2022: Early access published.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color No Lighting

The Logitech Lift vertical ergonomic mouse looks sleek and professional, though it looks slightly less high-end than the similar Logitech MX Vertical. This mouse is made of dark, matte gray plastic and has a darker gray rubber grip with ribbing around the section where you hold the mouse. There are no RGB lighting zones, and there's a small Logi logo on the top of the mouse.

Design
Shape
Length 4.2" (108 mm)
Height 2.8" (70 mm)
Width 2.8" (71 mm)
Grip Width
41 mm
7.1
Design
Portability
Volume
33.08 inยณ (542 cmยณ)
Cable/Receiver Storing
Yes
Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
N/A
Maximum Weight Without Wire
135 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
129 g
Weight Distribution
Back-heavy
Extra Weights
No

The Logitech Lift vertical ergonomic mouse has a USB receiver that weighs 1.64g. There's also a removable magnetic bottom battery cover that weighs 4.09g. You use the mouse normally without this battery plate attached if you wish, but it does make a scratchier sound on desks when it's removed. The Logitech lift comes with a Duracell alkaline AA battery which weighs 22.87g, but these test results were attained using an AmazonBasics Rechargeable AA battery which weighs 27.28g. For the 'Maximum Weight Without Wire' test, the USB receiver was stored inside the mouse with the battery cover on. For the 'Minimum Weight Without Wire' test, the weight was measured without the USB receiver stored inside and with the battery cover removed.

7.5
Design
Build Quality

Overall, the build quality on the Logitech Lift feels good. There's no flexing or creaking between parts, and there's a comfortable, rubberized grip portion that covers the top section towards the rear. Unfortunately, there's a slight rattling sound when you shake the mouse, but this isn't noticeable during normal use. Also, while the plastic feels very solid, it also feels somewhat cheap.

Note: The Logitech Lift made with 70% post-consumer recycled plastic. This may account for the perceived cheap feeling of the materials. Also note that the other two color variants of this mouse are made with only 54% recycled plastic and may feel differently as a result.

9.0
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
Yes
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
No
Coating
Matte
Finger Rest
Thumb

The Logitech Lift has a vertical design, so you hold the mouse in a 'handshake' pose. There's a comfortable, rubber grip texture for your palm on the top half of the mouse towards the back, and the buttons are well-placed and easy to reach. Overall, it's comfortable for right-handed users with small to large-sized hands. There's also a left-handed version of this mouse available.

Design
Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
No

If you have extra-large hands, you may find this mouse is too short to use a palm grip.

Design
Claw Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
No

If you have extra-large hands, you may find the length of the mouse is too short and will require you to use a very aggressive claw grip that may be uncomfortable.

Design
Fingertip Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
No
Large Hand
No
X.Large Hand
No

Due to its vertical design, this mouse isn't suitable for using a fingertip grip, regardless of hand size.

9.4
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
Yes
Receiver
Yes
Battery Type
1x AA
Use When Charging
No ( Single use batteries)
On/Off Activation
Auto Off And On/Off Switch
Receiver Extender
No
Battery Indicator No

You can connect the Logitech Lift to a maximum of three devices at the same time using a Bluetooth connection. Alternatively, you can connect this mouse using the included Logitech BOLT USB receiver and connect an additional two devices using Bluetooth. Logitech advertises this mouse has a battery life of up to 24 months using a single AA battery. There's no battery life indicator directly on the mouse, but you can check it by using the software.

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Design
Cable
Cable Length N/A
Cable Type
No Cable
Permanent Kink
No
Port Type: Mouse End
No Port
Port Type: PC End
No Port
7.0
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Ok
Material
PTFE
Extra Included
No

The Logitech Lift has decent feet. They glide fairly smoothly on mousepads and desks. Unfortunately, they make a scratching sound on both surfaces. They're also thinner than most feet on similar mice.

Design
In The Box

  • Logitech Lift vertical ergonomic mouse
  • BOLT USB receiver
  • 1x AA battery
  • User documentation

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
Logitech Advanced Optical Tracking
Works On Glass
No
Minimum CPI (DPI)
400 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
4,000 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
100 CPI
CPI (DPI) Variation
2%
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
125 Hz

When you connect the Logitech Lift vertical with its USB receiver, the polling rate is locked to 125Hz. When using a Bluetooth connection, the polling rate is locked to 90Hz. There isn't a way to manually change the polling rate.

6.5
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
7
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
4
Profile Switching Button
No
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
Yes

You can program all buttons on the Logitech Lift, including the scroll click, the two side buttons, and the button on top of the mouse, which cycles between CPI settings by default. There's an additional button on the underside used to pair wirelessly with up to three devices via Bluetooth. Once connected, you also use this button to switch between connected devices. To use gesture commands, you need to assign one of the programmable buttons as a dedicated gesture button. Logitech doesn't advertise the model of the switches used for the left- and right-click buttons, but it notes they're rated for 10 million clicks.

Control
Mouse Wheel
Scroll Wheel
Notched Wheel + Free Wheel
Scroll Wheel Steps
24 Steps
Scroll Wheel Tilt
No
Thumb Wheel
No
Thumb Wheel Steps
No Thumb Wheel

The scroll wheel on the Logitech Lift feels precise and is very quiet. However, there's minimal definition between steps when scrolling slowly. It may be something you like or dislike depending on whether or not you prefer having tactile feedback while scrolling. This scroll wheel is also what Logitech calls its 'SmartWheel', which automatically switches from a slower precision mode to a high-speed scrolling mode when you begin to scroll quickly.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Very Quiet
7.5
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
18 ms
Click Latency: Bluetooth
23 ms
Click Latency: Wired
N/A

The Logitech Lift has good click latency. It provides a responsive-feeling experience suitable for casual gaming. However, this mouse isn't designed for gaming, and the click latency isn't nearly as low as that of most dedicated gaming mice.

Operating System And Software
8.0
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name Logitech Options+
Software Windows Compatibility
Yes
Software macOS Compatibility
Yes
Account Needed
No
On-Board Memory
No
CPI (DPI) Adjustment
Yes
Polling Rate Adjustment
No
Profile Configuration
Yes
RGB On/Off
No

This mouse uses Logitech Options for customization. The software is straightforward to use. It allows you to reprogram buttons, assign macros, and configure custom profiles for specific programs. Overall, the options focus on providing intuitive, productivity-geared controls.

10
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Fully

The Logitech Lift is fully compatible with Windows and macOS.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Logitech Lift we tested is the Graphite color variant. It's also available in an Off-White and Rose color variant. Also, there's a left-handed version available in the Graphite colorway only. We expect our results to largely apply to all colorway options and the left-handed version, though there may be slight differences in weight and/or dimensions due to differences in the amount of post-consumer recycled plastic used between color variants. We've included more information on this in our Build Quality section. You can see the label for our unit here.

Compared To Other Mice

The Logitech Lift is a wireless productivity mouse with a vertical design. As is the case with all vertical mice, they're often advertised as being more ergonomic. The evidence is inconclusive as to whether these designs reduce long-term muscle and joint strain or the risk of repetitive stress injuries. This mouse places your hand in a 'handshake' position that doesn't place as much stress on certain muscles and ligaments as a conventional mouse, so you may find it's a more comfortable fit for you. It's similar in many ways to the well-established Logitech MX Vertical, but it's a better fit for smaller-sized hands. This mouse also has a version for left-handed users, which is rare. Unfortunately, the material quality of the plastic feels like a downgrade on this mouse compared to the older MX Vertical, but this may be a product of Logitech's new use of recycled plastic.

For more recommendations, see our picks for the best ergonomic mice, the best work mice, and the best Logitech mice.

Logitech MX Vertical

The Logitech MX Vertical and the Logitech Lift are similar wireless vertical mice designed for office and productivity. The MX Vertical is better suited for larger-sized hands and recharges with an included USB-C cable. On the other hand, the Logitech Lift is better suited for smaller hand sizes and uses a single AA battery for power. The two mice have the same number of buttons, but the Lift has a button directly behind the scroll wheel, while the MX Vertical has a button on the top of the mouse.

Logitech MX Master 3

The Logitech MX Master 3 and the Logitech Lift are both wireless productivity mice, but they have very different ergonomic shapes. The Master 3 has the more conventional shape with a thumb rest on the left and recharges with an included USB-C cable. It also has one additional side button and a secondary, side-mounted scroll wheel for horizontal scrolling. Additionally, its primary scrolling wheel has L/R tilt buttons, which the Logitech Lift lacks. On the other hand, the Lift has a vertical shape and uses an AA battery for power.

Anker Wireless Vertical Mouse

The Logitech Lift and the Anker Wireless Vertical Mouse are wireless vertical mice designed for office and productivity, but the Logitech performs much better overall. The Logitech feels more comfortable in hand and has Bluetooth support, which the Anker lacks. The Logitech also has a better sensor with a wider CPI range in which you can more precisely set your CPI, better CPI variation, and much lower minimum lift-off distance. Also, the Logitech has significantly better click latency and software for customizing settings. On the other hand, the Anker is lighter and feels a bit sturdier.

Logitech MX Anywhere 3

The Logitech Lift and the Logitech MX Anywhere 3 are both wireless productivity mice well-suited for small and medium-sized hands, but they have several differences. The Lift is a vertical mouse that you hold in a "handshake" position. It uses a single AA battery for power. The click buttons are also significantly quieter. On the other hand, the MX Anywhere 3 has a more symmetrical design and recharges with a USB-C cable. Both mice have scroll wheels with a free-scrolling function, but it automatically engages when you flick the mouse wheel quickly on the Lift, and you can toggle it manually on the MX Anywhere 3.

Logitech MX ERGO

The Logitech MX ERGO and the Logitech Lift are both wireless, ergonomic gaming mice with very different designs. The MX ERGO has a trackball design and uses a micro-USB cable to recharge. It has two additional programmable buttons, and its scroll wheel has L/R tilt inputs. It also includes a tilting base plate. On the other hand, the Logitech Lift has a vertical shape. It has a better sensor in which you can more precisely set your CPI in a slightly wider range, and it uses a single AA battery for power. Its scroll wheel also has a free-scrolling mode.

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