Evoluent Vertical Mouse 3 (Rev 2)
Published: 2nd July 2007 | Source: Evoluent | Price: |Test Setup
To give you an idea of what the mouse is like I have set up the Evoluent Vertical Mouse 3 on my main PC and used it for about two weeks.
Intel Xeon 3070 @ 3.6GHz
Abit IP35 Pro
2gb Cellshock DDR800 @ DDR1100 5-5-5-15
Gainward 8800 Ultra
2 x Hitachi Deskstar 7K160
Tagan 1100w PSU
Custom Lian Li PC71b
Dell 2405 FPW Monitor
Saitek Eclipse II Keyboard
I used a variety of mousemats to test:
Free hard mousemat
Office-style cloth mousemat
For a comparison I am using the Logitech G5 mouse.
As the Evoluent Vertical Mouse is intended for Office and Professional use, mainly aimed at those with mouse-related injuries, the Vertical Mouse 3 does have a gaming grade laser in it. Here is what I will use for testing:
* Adobe Photoshop detailed photo-editing
* Macromedia Fireworks banner making
* Microsoft Office work (general including Outlook, Excel, Access, Word and Powerpoint)
* General web browsing/article writing
* Gaming: FPS - Counter Strike: Source
* Gaming: RTS - Command and Conquer 3
This should cover a good range of situations that you would use the mouse in.
Also note I have lived with and used the mouse for two weeks for fairness.
Note that Evoluent sent me their keyboard and keyboard rest too. Although the keyboard wasn't to my taste (I am not a fan of laptop -style keyboards), the rest is excellent for keyboard use.