Reviews and Problems with Key Ovation Evoluent Right-Handed VerticalMouse 3
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Gregory K., Newegg
14 September 2011
Summary: I moved from a Microsoft Natural Wireless Mouse 6000. The 6000 looks like a physically diluted, but equally high quality, knock-off of the Evoluent. Been using the Evo for a few weeks, always telling myself I'll adjust & get used to the new mouse. it isn't happening.
Pros: It is almost completely vertical. So, if you need that, they deliver without reservation. Scroll wheel is well placed & feels good.
Cons: Poorly placed & ultra-sensitive buttons. Constantly bumping buttons on my coffee cup or a rouge finger. Uncomfortable for me (and this is not my first vertical mouse). Grip on bottom makes it hard to accurately use.
Pros: I liked all the buttons, allowed you to use more fingers for selection
Cons: Heavy to move, switching my hand to more of handshake position didn't do anything for my pain in fact I was worse. I'd chosen this over returning to a marble mouse style due to reviews. I returned it within 1 week of purchase and instead purchased a wireless trackball M570. I just purchased a 2nd...
Summary: I had an original evoluent. The USB cable went bad so I decided to order this one. I can't get this mouse to track in a straight line. Using the same (realy cheap) mouse pad as previous the mouse seems to be senstive to the line pattern on the mouse pad.
Pros: Looks nicer than original. Has a builtin "rocker".
Cons: - Smaller than the original. - Tracking is *really* bad compared to previous model.
Cons: The sloping rear portion of the mouse makes my hand want to slide down, so I find myself "gripping" the mouse with my thumb positioned slightly below the indentation that is intended for the thumb. The small "ledge" that is supposed to support your pinky and your hand on the button side, doesn't ...
Summary: Overall, I wouldn't buy this mouse again, for any price, though I'm on the hunt for another vertical mouse. A working scroll wheel is just too important. They might fix this with a more textured scroll wheel or simply less friction on the wheel axle.
Pros: The vertical orientation took the stress off my arm immediately and in a few days the pain was gone. The thumb button was a big productivity help, too, once I programmed it to be the browser "back" button. The wireless connection was reliable and the USB connector is slim and doesn't interfere wi...
Cons: You position this mouse with your arm, not your wrist, so it took about a week to get to where I could point it effortlessly. This mouse is BIG. You'll think twice every time you put it in your briefcase. I was also always afraid I'd lose the USB wireless connector. The biggest disadvantage is th...
Summary: I think this product is evolving. The designer has made changes in the past, he just needs to keep working at it. The mouse should not sit straight up and down. A more natural postion would be for the mouse to be tilted off to the side, so that the side of the hand rests on the desk, rather than the...
Pros: Glides easily over desk surface, requires little movement to accomplish tasks.
Cons: Causes pain in heel of hand as well as thumb. The mouse design doesn't accommodate the thumb very well, so it feels like your thumb is going to fall off the side. This causes you to tighten your thumb, which after a while creates pain. The mouse forces you to put the weight of your hand and arm o...
Summary: the software packaged with the mouse can help some, but if you dont like installing the 3rd party software, the 3rd button may get on your nerves.
Pros: definately relieves stress on the wrist. button on the bottom lets you select from 800 to 2600dpi, making the mouse move much faster if needed.
Cons: the base is not heavy enough so its quite easy to tip over. becuase of this, i often hit the third button in my attempt to recover the tipping mouse, but the third button is the BACK command for many applications, so that gets annoying. the mouse is NOT shaped as well as it should be to keep the ...