• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bluetooth does not consistently work

    • Written by from Toronto

    I have two other bluetooth mice, and they work perfectly fine. This mouse is irritating, and occasionally loses control. I often have to turn it on and off to be able to navigate properly. For a digital artist I would say this is a poor investment.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse! Have nothing to complain.

    • Written by from Mishawaka

    Here are many negative reviews toward this item. I highly doubt that. I have a mid-2012 15" Retina MacBook Pro, and I bought an Apple Battery Charger together with this vertical mouse. With the combination of rechargable batteries, the mouse has been working very well since the first day.

    There seems to be no problem with the bluetooth connection. Sure, the mouse will fall asleep when left unused for a certain period of time for battery saving purpose, but whenever you want to use the mouse, just grab it and shake a 'tiny' little bit, then after about one second or two, the connection is back on again (the screen will also need time to turn on, so it doesn't hurt). And it's so comfortable when using the mouse, especially for drawing the CAD designs where hours of straight, intense work is needed.

    There is a slight imperfection, though: the battery cap looks really vulnerable. I wonder that if I accidentally break the cap holding mechanism, or the strap that helps to get the battery out, it will be much more difficult to change and maintain the batteries.

    The usual battery life is 7 days @ 8 hours per day usage. I think it's fine. Actually, I'm happy to change the battery (which only takes about 10 seconds each time), because I like the way the Apple Battery Charger works, especially seeing the charging LED indicator turn from orange to green.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Evoluent4 bluetooth is NOT for Mac

    • Written by from Nieuw vennen

    I bought this mouse as I am having a few issues with the pad, but there are problems with the bluetooth driver on a Mac. First it worked without installing anything, then it stopped. The ' Evoluent manager' software does not want to install.

    On Windows 7-64 it works fine.

    I conclude the software has a problem with the Mac OSX 10.9.5

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst bluetooth mouse ever

    • Written by from Vancouver

    You cannot focus to work with this mouse, because it disconnects every hour or every half hour.
    Also It has flicking issue that makes me really annoyed (Related bluetooth connection issue)
    My Macbook is MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) which supports anytime of bluetooth connection.
    I really hope that Apple recall all the mice.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Ergonomics, Terrible Bluetooth Support

    • Written by from Livermore

    I have three of the Evoluent Vertical Mice. The ergonomics are fantastic. They are the only mice I will use. I have one with a USB chord, one with a USB wireless plug and the one advertised here. I was really excited when Apple offered this one since it would use the built-in Bluetooth on my rMBP and I could reclaim the USB port that was being used when either of the other mice were connected. As another reviewer mentioned, the Bluetooth support is terrible. I have issues with connecting, waking from sleep, jittery mouse movement, etc. None of these issues plague the other two variety of Evoluent mouse. I am back to using the one with the USB wireless plug for now. I really hope Evoluent can fix/improve the bluetooth support.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    battery time is too short comparing to dell bt mouse...

    • Written by from Redondo Beach

    * ergonomic

    * battery time is too short comparing to dell bt mouse (~2 days)
    * cheep look and feel
    * no left hand bt model

    I'm using ubuntu 14.04.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Evoluent Vertical Blue-Tooth Mouse 4 for Mac (Right-hand)

    • Written by from Luzern

    This mouse is the third Evoluent I have bought and used. I was so pleased with the first two. One with cable, the other with wireless. I found them so perfect that I doubt I would change the style. However, the Blue-tooth model I bought from Apple a couple of months ago is just dreadful. It only works correctly for about four minutes before I must turn it off and on to get it going again. I have also used a battery every four days on average.

    The first two I purchased were of poor quality manufacture but I can live with that provided they do the job Evoluent promises. I have also turned every Blue-Tooth apparat I own OFF to make sure there is no interference causing the problem. If Evoluent were to send me a cable connected mouse in exchange for this one I would be delighted to continue using their products. But not with Blue-Tooth. An absolute waste of my money but even more frustrating.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Pointer frustratingly sluggish/delayed

    • Written by from Beaverton

    This mouse has an amazing design that has relieved wrist pain from overusing the MacBook Pro's touchpad (I work full-time on the computer). The hand position is comfortable and having extra programmable buttons really cuts down on extra movement between the mouse and keyboard.
    HOWEVER, the pointer often gets sluggish/delayed, and when it does it becomes nearly impossible to point the pointer where I want to. To fix it, I have to turn the mouse off and on, but even that works for only a minute or two. This problem emerged about a month or so after buying the mouse.

    This would be a killer mouse if only this problem were fixed.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll wheel problems, connectivity problems, uses AA batteries

    • Written by from NEW YORK

    This mouse is a good idea and works well for relieving strain. I like the many customizable buttons.

    BUT the scroll wheel is very skippy, sometimes it goes up instead of down or down instead of up, so scrolling through a long page is frustrating, to the point where I sometimes just mouse over to the page's draggable scroll bar and just drag my way through the page. Too bad. Scroll wheels are an incredible time saver when they work properly.

    There is also an occasional problem where for no apparent reason the pointer just starts to skip around wildly when in use, and the only way to get the mouse back in use is to shut down bluetooth and restart it, a frustrating interruption to your workflow.

    Also, while the mouse disconnects itself from Bluetooth after several minutes of no use (which can be annoying in itself), it does not seem to "sleep" itself, and therefore continues spending battery power overnight, over the weekend, etc. This is not a rechargeable mouse, so keep a hefty supply of AA batteries around. Good for my arm, lousy for the planet. Too bad.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Bluetooth problems

    • Written by from Wilton

    I bought this because my right hand has developed RSI. I do a lot of work in CS 6 and LR 5, the latter is particularly unforgiving about a misplaced cursor which can totally change the application's appearance on the monitor.

    First, my vertical mouse seems to allow me to work longer without pain but at some cost. I lose the bluetooth capability randomly, this can be cured by flipping the switch on the bottom to red to unpair and then repairing. Control over the cursor is not precise enough for me, so I turn the vm off and use the magic mouse when in Lightroom. Perhaps my skill level will increase with the vm, but for now I need to protect my sanity.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    You've got to be F*%$King kidding

    • Written by from Santa Rosa

    After years of Bluetooth and wireless mouses, this one feels like a step backward. I'm sorry, I really wanted to love this mouse.

    The shape is fantastic and the reason why I got it in the first place. I spend hours on the computer, my hand and arm used to hurt, now they don't - at all. This at first was simply awesome to not be in pain anymore, so it's actually depressing and almost maddening to deal with...
    Constant connection drop with Bluetooth. But if that's not annoying enough, your cursor goes skittish twice as much as that. Did I mention it eats batteries like a fat man eats cupcakes? Yea, every day you'll be changing your batteries. When it is working well, the tracking speed never quite feels right on no matter how you adjust it, unless the batteries are brand new. The build quality is WAY WAY off for how much it costs. Cheap button feel, cheap plastic material and cheap overall feel of how it's built. Last, not important but maybe a little telling of how they seemed to skimp all the way around, the icons for the app that comes with it to manage the multiple buttons doesn't display correctly in your app folder.

    Wanted to love it because of the shape and absolute cure from pain for people who sit on their computer for hours - but way off from the $100.oo mark.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bluetooth problems

    • Written by from Midway

    Don't buy this. The mouse tracking becomes sluggish and unusable requiring you to turn the device off then back on, which temporarily fixes it, but it just recurs. I'll be sending mine back Monday. This is known issue with evoluent with no fix provided. I assume this is a bluetooth issue, but I'm not sure.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE IT! I have 3 of them.

    • Written by from Grove City

    It took about 2 days to get used to this mouse. In fact, my hand cramped. However, after using one for a week, the carpal tunnel pain was gone and now I don't need surgery. I have one at home, one at the office, and one I travel with. After using this mouse for a while, I found that using a normal mouse is painful so I now only use the Evoluent mouse. If you are considering surgery for carpal tunnel, it's worth trying this product. If you want to avoid carpal tunnel issues then I recommend trying this mouse. I have used Evoluent for about 6 years now. I started before they had MAC OS drivers or wireless. Each one I have used was very robust and never broke. The only think I don't like is they are bulky in a back pack when traveling. BTW, the PC version works with both PC & MAC.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable design, terrible quality... disappointing

    • Written by from Avon

    I have a wireless VM4 and a wired VM4 and both are malfunctioning. The wireless VM4 will not connect and the wired VM4's buttons fail to register clicks, making it useless. I made a mistake buying the first one, I was an idiot for buying the second one. Too bad because the vertical design is indeed more comfortable in long term use. If you don't mind spending $100 every year to replace your broken Evoluent vertical mouse, maybe this product is for you. I cannot recommend it otherwise. Oh, the glossy finish is not so great either. If this mouse were sturdy and well built with a level of quality that matched its price, and if the wireless version worked reliably, and if the materials were subdued and durable... maybe I would try again. But maybe I am just a fool.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design, horrible blue tooth connection

    • Written by from Cardiff by the Sea

    I would give it 5 stars if I did not loose the connection after just 2-3 minutes of inactivity (not 8 as the manufacturer says)). It then takes up to one whole minute to reconnect. Sometimes it does not reconnect for hours and all of sudden starts working again. You never know if it is because the battery is dead because the light that is supposed to be blinking when battery is low never blinks. Also sometimes the mouse is connected but the right click function does not work whereas the other functions work. I contacted the manufacturer's help desk once and they were not very helpful. This is a very expensive mouse and I was expecting so much better....

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Jumping Cursor!

    • Written by from Mississauga

    It took 5 minutes of use before the cursor started jumping when I moved the mouse! After many restarts and running Disk Utility I found that all it takes is 1 or 2 open programs (like Safari and Mail) to be opened at the same time and then the cursor starts jumping! I've tried many mouse pads, including and all black one, nothing reflective and I still get the jumpy cursor!
    Going to try and exchange it for another one with any luck it will be a fluke, I don't expect there to be any troubles with a $99.95 mouse, the trouble is I need this style mouse for my RSI!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not purchase Bluetooth version

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I had been a huge fan of Evoluent mice. I bought many of them over the years for various companies and offices. The shape helped me fix my carpal tunnel issues.

    I cannot recommend the Bluetooth version of their mouse. Do not buy it. And I can no longer recommend the company.

    First, the mouse: the battery on mine dies every few days. The company claims that the battery should last three months, but this is not the case in my experience.

    Worse, the company: I have tried to get a warranty replacement for my Bluetooth mouse with no success. The back and forth and number of hoops is disappointing for a "high-end" mouse. I decided to move on and take my business elsewhere.

    There are other vertical mice out there for less money... one of which I use now and like. I suggest you keep searching; this mouse is not the one.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mouse great - bluetooth... read.

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    First to address all the bluetooth problems..
    I got the bluetooth version and thinking how I am very tech savvy I would be able to solve any problems with bluetooth that other people had. Didn't happen. The problem is with Apple, not with this mouse and there is nothing that can be done (unless Apple does something).
    On the up side - Evoluent customer support is beyond amazing and they were quick to send me a new mouse (2x times! - first time I wanted to make sure it's not the mouse but bluetooth, second time they sent me the dongle version - which now works flawlessly).

    As for the mouse - I think that like all ergonomically things it is individual, what works for whom. For me it works great.
    I would highly recommend trying this mouse to see if it helps you.
    Other than that - the overall impression is that the mouse is sturdy and very well made.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mouse Yes - Bluetooth No...

    • Written by from Sechelt

    The ergonomic/programable aspects of this mouse are outstanding. However, after two hours I returned my Bluetooth version of this mouse and purchased the alternate wireless version from another online vendor.
    Like so many other reviewers of the Bluetooth version of this mouse, I experienced significant, annoying connection problems. The continuous "on-again off-again" Bluetooth connection was simply too disruptive to my workflow.
    The mouse feels absolutely great in my hand and I appreciate the several programable buttons and the easy to use settings.
    I read somewhere that the Bluetooth circuits may have been recently improved, so perhaps I received a slightly older version of this mouse; the one I received was in definite need of Bluetooth improvement!
    I do highly recommend this ergonomic mouse - just not the Bluetooth version, unless it has since been improved.
    I give the ergonomic/programable aspects five stars and the Bluetooth circuits one star - for a combined average of three stars.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy it, don't pay attention to paid reviews

    • Written by from Toronto

    I bought this from the Apple retail store, worked great for the first few weeks. After that the battery kept dying within days. I needed to change the battery even after minimal use for a day to two, and it wouldn't get any better. I used alkaline (duracell), as indicated by the manufacturer.

    Don't buy it, you will regret it. I still use a logitech wireless mouse with 2X AA batteries. It lasts for 3-5 months, with daily use. Been using it for the past four years.

    20 of 23 people found this useful