The Logitech MX ERGO is an ergonomic trackball mouse in Logitech's office-oriented MX Series lineup. It's very well-made and feels extremely comfortable when used with a palm grip. Its design may take some time getting used to, but luckily, the trackball is easy to move around. It comes with a metal tilt plate that tilts the mouse upwards, aimed at relieving stress in the wrist, but this isn't something we test for. There are a good amount of buttons you can program, and you can connect with up to two devices at once, which is great for multitasking. Sadly, it's not a versatile mouse outside of office use because it's limited on gaming features, and the polling rate is set at 125Hz.
The Logitech MX ERGO is excellent for office use. It's an ergonomic trackball mouse that feels extremely comfortable if you're using a palm grip. It's very well-made, and there's a good amount of buttons you can reprogram, which helps with your workflow. Also, it connects with up to two devices at once, and you can switch between them easily with the press of a button.
This mouse is okay for FPS gaming. The Logitech MX ERGO isn't specifically designed for gaming, and the trackball isn't for everyone. It has a fairly wide CPI range, low error, and low click latency, but you can't set its polling rate above 125Hz. It's a heavy mouse, but this won't make a difference when gaming because you rotate the trackball instead of moving the entire mouse.
The mouse is good for MMO gaming. Although not designed for this use, the Logitech MX ERGO offers a good amount of programmable inputs, including three ways to program the scroll wheel, but there's only one side button. It has low click latency, fairly wide CPI range, and minimal error, but you can't adjust its polling rate higher than 125Hz.
The Logitech MX ERGO is bad for ultra-light gaming. It's heavy, but this won't make a difference as you move around the trackball instead of the whole mouse. However, the design may not be for everyone, and it doesn't offer the same experience as an ultra-light gaming mouse. It has low click latency, but the polling rate is limited to 125Hz.
The Logitech MX ERGO is decent for travel. It's heavy, so it may be hard to carry around for some. Luckily, because of its trackball design, you don't need to move it around, so you won't need a table with a lot of space, which is perfect for those limited spaces on a plane or train. It can connect to your laptop either through its proprietary receiver or Bluetooth. It's very well-made and extremely comfortable.
The Logitech MX ERGO mouse is professional-looking and ergonomic with a slanted body. Its body is matte gray, and the trackball is glossy. The metal tilt plate (not pictured) and the scroll wheel's sides are both stainless steel. Being office-oriented, there's no RGB lighting.
The Logitech MX ERGO Trackball is heavy and may be difficult to carry around. Luckily, it's much smaller than the Kensington Expert Mouse Wireless Trackball, so you can still place it in a bag if you need to.
This mouse is very heavy, but it doesn't make much of a difference because, thanks to its trackball, you don't need to move it around. You can remove the metal tilt plate if you want to make it lighter to carry around.
It has excellent build quality. The plastic body is really solid and there aren't any obvious issues. The mouse rattles a bit when you shake it, but that's because of the trackball. The trackball rotates well and feels smooth to move around. There's rubber on the backside and underneath the metal plate, which helps keep the mouse in place.
The Logitech MX ERGO wireless is extremely comfortable. It's an ergonomic mouse with a slant for right-handed people. It comes with a tilt plate that can tilt up to 20°, which is designed to relieve stress on the wrist, but this isn't something we test for. It's made for a palm grip and there's rubber along the backside where your palm rests. The buttons are well-placed and easy-to-reach.
The Logitech MX ERGO works well for any sized hand with a palm grip. The buttons and trackball are easy to reach.
For the most part, the Logitech MX ERGO is a good choice for those who use a claw grip. Sadly, it may be hard to reach the left and right buttons if you have a small hand.
This mouse isn't designed for a fingertip grip. The scroll wheel and trackball are hard-to-reach.
You can connect the Logitech MX ERGO to your computer either via Bluetooth or its proprietary receiver, and it can connect to two devices at once. It has a cable for charging, but you still need to connect it wirelessly to your computer while it's charging. Logitech advertises a battery life of up to four months, but this isn't something we test.
The sensor is located underneath the trackball. The trackball is easy to remove in case you need to clean the sensor.
There are a good amount of buttons that you can customize. You can reprogram every button except the left and right click, and the device switch button underneath the scroll wheel. You can reprogram the scroll wheel click and the left and right wheel tilt buttons.
The Logitech MX ERGO has an incremented scroll wheel with a wheel tilt. Sadly, you can't unlock it for infinite scrolling.
This mouse has a similarly low click latency whether you're using it via Bluetooth or its proprietary receiver, which is great.
The Logitech G HUB software offers great customization options. You can create a profile for different programs on your computer, but you can only create one profile per program. The mouse doesn't have onboard memory, but if you create an account, you can use your settings on another computer with the software downloaded.
We tested the Logitech MX ERGO, and there's a Best Buy-exclusive variant called the Logitech MX ERGO Plus. The only difference is that the MX ERGO Plus is sold with an extra rubber plate that can help raise the metal tilt plate by an additional 10 degrees, for a total of a 30-degree tilt. Besides comfort, we expect our results to be valid for both variants.
If you have a Logitech MX ERGO that's different from ours, let us know and we'll update the review.
The Logitech MX ERGO is an excellent office mouse with a unique design. It has a lot of the same features as most other Logitech MX mice, like the Logitech MX Master 3, with multiple programmable inputs and multi-device pairing. Choosing this over other Logitech mice comes down to personal preference and whether or not you'll feel comfortable using a trackball. We haven't tested many trackball mice, but its design is much more comfortable than the Kensington Expert Mouse Wireless Trackball. Also, make sure to check out our recommendations for the best ergonomic mice, the best wireless mice, and the best Logitech mice.
The Logitech MX Master 3 is slightly better overall than the Logitech MX ERGO, but they have different designs. The Master 3 is a traditional mouse with a sensor. It has a wider CPI range, lower CPI increment steps, and has a horizontal scroll wheel. However, the ERGO is a trackball mouse with a higher polling rate and lower click latency.
The Logitech MX ERGO is slightly better than the Logitech MX Master 2S. The ERGO is a trackball mouse with an extra programmable button, lower click latency, and a more comfortable design. On the other side, the Master 2S is a traditional mouse with a wider CPI range, lower increment steps, infinite vertical scrolling, and a horizontal scroll wheel.
The Logitech MX ERGO is better than the Logitech MX Vertical, but they're two differently-designed mice. The ERGO is a trackball mouse that's better-built and a lot more comfortable. It also has lower click latency, a vertical wheel tilt, and more programmable buttons. However, the Vertical is much lighter, making it easier to carry around, and it has a wider CPI range. The vertical shape of this mouse may be comfortable for more people.
The Logitech MX ERGO is much better than the Kensington Expert Mouse Wireless Trackball. The Logitech is better-built, and it has a more comfortable design. It also has much lower click latency, more programmable buttons, and you can adjust its CPI by increments of 100. However, the Kensington comes with a wrist rest, which is a nice touch.