Review: Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Vertical Wireless Mouse

Seeing as I am largely working from home, I am always on the lookout for new gear to help me to improve my work from home setup. As part of that setup, I’ve been using this Kensington mouse for the last few months and it’s been fine. But I’ve decided to give another mouse a try to see if it could make things better for me. And that mouse is the Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Vertical Wireless Mouse.

As you can see, this is a pretty unique looking mouse which is clearly aimed at those who are right handed. When I hold the mouse, it really feels like someone took the time and effort to create a mouse that fit my hand. And the angle that the mouse places my wrist is very comfortable. It actually feels that this is the angle that my wrist should be in.

Besides having the usual left and right buttons and scroll wheel, you also get an extra button that increases the DPI of the mouse to up to 1600 DPI which is how I run this mouse.

There are two other buttons on the left side of the mouse that your thumb can use. All the buttons can be programmed using the KensingtonWorks software for PC or Mac. Since I’m a Mac user I have my mouse programmed like this:

I have the middle button set to activate the Launchpad so that I can get quick access to apps.

The two buttons on the side are set to Mission Control and Show Desktop. What this means for me is that I can do a lot of the things that I used to need my trackpad on my MacBook Pro to do from the mouse. If I wanted to, I could also set things up on a per application basis which means that control enthusiasts out there can use this mouse to control everything.

All of this connects to your computer using a 2.4 GHz USB dongle. I wish that this mouse had the option to use Bluetooth instead as I have to burn a USB-A port on my dock to use this mouse. But the flip side to that is that this mouse tracks extremely well and is very responsive because of the fact it uses that dongle. So I am mostly fine with that.

The big question is how does the mouse feel in my hands? Well as I mentioned earlier, the mouse places your wrist in a position where it feels very comfortable. I’ve been using it for the last few days and I have had no issues with it thus far. Though I will note that I am still getting used to it as I find myself trying to hold it like a regular mouse. To enhance the comfort, I am continuing to use my DeltaHub Carpio 2.0 wrist rest with it. Which makes this combo a win for me. I can see this mouse also being a win for those who have issues using a regular mouse because they have wrist problems, or because it doesn’t give them a comfortable position to work in. I’d also recommend it if you want to avoid having issues in the future with your wrist.

The Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Vertical Wireless Mouse goes for about $30 CDN. That’s not a lot of money to get a comfortable mouse that you can use all day. If you’ve had problems with regular mice, I’d recommend that you give this one a shot as I think it can work for you. Plus because of the programmable buttons, it will enhance your productivity as well.

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