If you are wanting to up your ergonomic game with some style, Logitech wants you to look their way with their new Wave Keys keyboard and their Lift Vertical Ergonomic Mouse. From first glance, there’s something special here, and after playing some more, it’s still special.
Logitech Wave Keys
I really wish there were more ergonomic mechanical keyboards. Generally, when you want the tactile feel of mechanicals, you have the big chunky keyboards that sit far too high off the desk, so for that nice mechanical feeling, you have to be super not ergonomic. While the Wave keys aren’t a mechanical keyboard, they have managed to give their keys a shockingly nice tactile feeling that felt more like I was using a mechanical keyboard than I expected.
Then there are the ergonomics of it all, with the nice little rise in the middle to make it much more comfortable. The wave was a little smaller than I would have liked, but it does a pretty good job of straddling the line between too high and too flat. The built-in gel pad is really comfortable.
One thing I recommend is checking one out in person before you buy it. That’s because of its oddly small size. It’s far from tiny, but it is smaller than it initially looks in the picture. I have medium-sized hands and found it really nice to use, but I could see this as a problem for people with bigger hands.
The Wave keys use a couple of replaceable batteries, but nothing while I was using them gave me the feeling they were going to run out of juice any time soon. You can pair this beauty with two devices using Bluetooth and a dongle for a third device. This means you can switch between devices with the flick of a switch, which is fantastically simple to use.
Lift Vertical Ergonomic Mouse
I have used the Lift Mouse before, and I absolutely love it. So playing around with it made me feel right at home. The Lift tilts your hand to a super comfy position, and best of all, the whole thing is built with curved edges all around. Seriously, it’s comfy as hell.
Just like the Wave Keys, it’s sitting in that middle-hand size range. My hands are medium to large, and it’s super comfy for me. If you have large hands, you will want to scope out if it will fit you.
From a battery life perspective, my previous mouse, which was only destroyed thanks to reasons outside of Logitech’s control *cough* kids *cough*, but during the 6 months I had it, I think I replaced the battery once. Even better, unlike some ergo mice, there is a lefty option.
Should you upgrade?
As an ergonomic combo, this is a pretty damn awesome set. They can pair with one dongle and give your wrists the break they deserve.
If your hands are the right size, this combo is a banger. Your wrists will appreciate you,