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Logitech MX Vertical Review | Ergonomic mouse full of extras

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Using a mouse throughout the day can cause fatigue and damage to the hand and arm muscles, leading to chronic problems such as tendonitis and repetitive exercise injuries (RSI). With this in mind, companies began developing special peripherals with an ergonomic design, such as the Logitech MX Vertical.

In addition to the 57 ° angled shape of the buttons, the mouse has some interesting functions and runs on battery power without a cable. There are three connectivity options, besides the ability to pair it with up to three devices at the same time, with swap at the push of a button or even along the edges of the screen.

I have tested the ergonomic MX Vertical mouse from Logitech and tell you below about my experiences and whether the peripheral device is really a good alternative to conventional models. Check out my review below and find out if this product is worth investing in.

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Professionals

  • Connectivity options;
  • Up to 3 simultaneous devices;
  • Rechargeable battery;

disadvantage

  • Can only be used for right-handers.

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Design, construction and connectivity

MX Vertical has an angle of 57 ° (Image: Ivo / Canaltech)

The MX Vertical Mouse is designed to provide the best fit for virtually any hand size. The buttons are set upright at a 57 ° angle, which allows the wrist to remain in a more natural position during use. The surface of the peripheral is made of textured rubber, which ensures a good grip and prevents it from slipping.

There is a clickable wheel between the buttons, while on the opposite side there are two more customizable buttons with standard forward and backward functions. Above we have the Logitech logo and a button that allows you to quickly adjust the cursor speed without going into the settings menu.

On the underside of the MX Vertical has an advanced optical tracker that can detect the movement of the device even on very smooth surfaces. There’s even a switch to turn the mouse on and off, and a button to quickly switch the pairing between up to three devices, which can be Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, or iPadOS tablets.

A USB-C port is located on the front of the peripheral, hidden under the buttons. It’s both for charging the battery when needed, and for use with a cord – that is, the mouse is not useless while it restores charge. In fact, it has a capacity of 240 mAh, enough to last a long time. I’ve been using the product for about two weeks and only in the past few days have I seen a low battery message. Nevertheless, I managed to do it for over a day without any problems.

Speaking of connectivity: You have three options for pairing with PCs and tablets: Bluetooth, wireless USB receiver and the USB-C cable (included). To control more than one computer or tablet at the same time, the Logitech Options app must be used on all devices. And that’s one of the low points of the experience.

The button at the top makes it easier to control the cursor speed (Image: Ivo / Canaltech)

I left the mouse connected to a Windows notebook and a Macbook Air at the same time and was able to switch devices for the most part easily by simply moving the cursor to the edge of the screen. But I had to reset the app twice because it simply lost connection to the Mac and only got back to work after restarting both computers and removing the connections in the app.

But the big problem with the mouse is also one of its main characteristics: its design. In general, this peripheral device has a format that can be used by both right-handed and left-handed users alike. The MX Vertical doesn’t have this option: you can only use it with your right hand without adjusting to your left. Of course, if you are one of the many left-handed people who have got used to using the mouse as a right-handed person, this is not a problem.

ergonomics

The idea behind the Logitech MX Vertical Mouse is to offer a more comfortable option. The mouse is part of the company’s Ergo line and, as I described earlier, has a 57 ° angle for the buttons and a shape for the best fit of the hand.

In that sense, it’s really a great product. I have mild tendinitis – undiagnosed because I didn’t have the tests, but I have the characteristic pain that affects both arms, especially when it’s cold. And it was on the coldest days of the year in São Paulo that I tested the mouse, with no pain at the end of the day or even the week.

In other words, you can rest assured that the design actually helps prevent excessive hand muscle fatigue, as described by Logitech.

“One day, after more than a week of only using the MX Vertical, I got a conventional mouse because I couldn’t switch computers and had to work on two notebooks at the same time. Getting back to the horizontal edge was pretty weird, maybe more so than the initial weirdness when I started using the vertical one.

Logitech MX Vertical: technical sheet

  • Sensor: 1,000 and 1,600 dpi;
  • DPI: from 40 to 4,000;
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth LE, Unifying receiver or USB-C cable;
  • Working distance: up to 10 m (wireless)
  • Battery: 240 mAh battery;
  • Dimensions: 78.5mm x 79mm x 120mm (HxWxD);
  • Weight: 135 grams;
  • Compatibility: Windows, macOS, iPadOS, Chrome OS, Linux.

Direct competitors

There are many ergonomic mice, including those from Logitech itself. I can mention the Ergo M575, the MX Master 3 and the MX Ergo, with similar functions, but without verticals at an angle of almost 60 ° as here.

There are cheaper options, but also with fewer features. The MO284 from Multilaser, which for example only has a USB receiver connection and works with a rechargeable battery. An alternative with a battery would be the DW882 from Durawell, which, however, does not offer a Bluetooth connection option.

graduation

The Logitech MX Vertical is one of the most interesting mice I’ve used so far. And you see, I am not an enthusiast of various peripherals. I’ve always used the traditional ones with no problem. Now, after more than a week with an ergonomic one (and more is to come), I don’t know if I’ll adapt to popular models again.

Differentials like the back and forth buttons and the quick change in pointer speed only make this mouse even more interesting. The transition between devices connected at the same time should also be considered positively.

The problem is the price: R $ 599.90 is the official value in the Logitech store. That’s enough money to pay for more ergonomics and features. But depending on your routine, it can be a worthwhile investment. The quality of the mouse corresponds at least to the amount to be spent. And you can find the product at online retail stores for less than R $ 500.

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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: PC Game Requirements

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Eidos-Montréal and Square Enix have published the minimum requirements to play Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, the game of Guardian of the Galaxy, on the PC. The information is available on the game’s official Steam page.

Get ready to thoroughly clean out your computer’s memory: the game requires a staggering 150GB of free space to run. That’s little compared to Call of Duty Modern Warfarethat requires 231 GB, but compared to pretty much Microsoft flight simulator, which requires 127 GB. We don’t yet know if the console versions will also take up that much storage space.

Check the minimum and recommended specifications below:

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Minimum requirements

  • Operating system: Windows 10 64 Bit Build 1803
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 1400 or Intel Core i5-4460
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 570
  • DirectX: version 12
  • Storage: 150 GB available space

Recommended requirements

  • Operating system: Windows 10 64 Bit Build 1803
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 or Intel Core i7-4790
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super or AMD Radeon RX 590
  • DirectX: version 12
  • Storage: 150 GB available space

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will be released on October 26th for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X. The game will also be released for Nintendo Switch via the cloud, but the feature is not available for Brazilian accounts.

Source: Eurogamer, steam

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The Galaxy S22 line has released more renders with new looks and dimensions

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The Galaxy S22 range has been the focus of several rumors in recent weeks, particularly due to a new look for the Galaxy S22 Ultra and smaller dimensions for the other two models in the series, the Galaxy S22 and the Galaxy S22 Plus. Recently released new images confirm this information through 3D renderings and CAD drawn designs.

Images from the LetsGoDigital portal illustrate how the most expensive smartphone in the line should be. Contrary to previous rumors, the S22 Ultra is not said to have a module that connects all of the rear view cameras, and therefore the lenses must be attached directly to the rear cover. The change should only be aesthetic, because the placement of all cameras, sensors and flash remains the same as with the Galaxy S21 Ultra. The information has been verified through the popular @ UniverseIce profile.

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On the front, the Galaxy S22 Ultra should have a display with a heavily curved aspect on the sides, a feature that was toned down in previous generations of the phone. The selfies camera will remain in a hole in the center of the top of the screen with the speaker near the top.

One of the most important innovations of the S22 Ultra is the implementation of a special compartment for the S Pen stylus in order to attract fans of the Note line, which has not been updated since 2020. FrontTron Twitter profile, the new input is on the bottom of the device, closest to the left corner and near the lower speaker, USB-C input and microphone.

The @ FrontTron release also confirmed the dimensions of all devices on the line, with differences in the size of the three smartphones. The Galaxy S22 will be 145 x 70 x 7 mm (compared to 151 x 71 x 7 mm on the Galaxy S21), while the S22 Plus will be 157 x 75 x 7 mm (compared to 161 x 75 x 7 mm on the Galaxy) has S21 Plus) and the S22 Ultra with 163 x 77 x 9 mm (vs. 165 x 75 x 9 mm for the Galaxy S21 Ultra).

While the change in numbers seems subtle, it could mean relevant changes in the ergonomics of the devices, with a larger footprint and a screen ratio between 19.3: 9 and 19.5: 9 – for comparison purposes, the S21 range has a 20: 9 -Relationship. On the front, the S22 and S22 Plus should stay with symmetrical edges, but they may be significantly thinner.

With the new size, some changes are to be made in the battery aspect. The capacity of the S22 will be reduced from 4,000 mAh to 3,700 mAh, while that of the S22 Plus will be increased from 4,800 mAh to 4,500 mAh – only the S22 Ultra will remain with the same 5,000 mAh energy tank.

There’s no official date for the launch of the Galaxy S22 range yet, but it is possible that it will be released in January 2022, about a year after the S21 range was launched.

Source: Twitter (1,two)

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Lenovo confirms Yoga Pro 14s Carbon 2022 with a focus on lightness

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The notebook market is very hot as a number of different companies offer their products. Within this industry there are categories such as gamer models or ultra-thin models, which are also quite light, which makes portability easier.

Recently, Lenovo unveiled four new devices with Windows 11 ex-factory, namely the Ideapad Slim 3i, Ideapad Slim 5i, Lenovo Legion 5 Pro and Lenovo Legion Slim 7. Now the brand has confirmed the launch of a new model in the series Yoga, the so-called Yoga Pro 14s Carbon 2022 – which will be a simpler version of the Yoga 16s 2022 – through a post on its official profile on the Chinese social network Weibo.

(Image: Reproduction / Lenovo)

The screenshots show that the Lenovo Yoga 14s Carbon 2022 will have a sleek design with a slimmer case, similar to Apple’s current MacBook Air. So far, the company has only shown one side of the model, as you can see on the teasers, just with a USB Type-C port and an apparent slider to cover the webcam and a button.

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(Image: Reproduction / Lenovo)

Here it is clear that it will have a body made of carbon fiber and an aluminum-magnesium alloy and will therefore weigh only 1.08 kg. Compared to Apple’s ultra-thin notebook, it is 210 grams lighter.

Unfortunately, Lenovo has not yet confirmed when the Yoga Pro 14s Carbon will be released in 2022. But everything indicates that the company will first launch the device in China and then, possibly under a different name, end up in other countries around the world.

Source: Weibo, Notebook check

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