Best vertical mouse 2024: reduce wrist strain and pain now

Protect yourself at work with the best vertical mouse for your needs

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Millions of us work at a desk on a computer (what do you think I'm doing right now?) and you might have a great setup with a high-performing machine and detailed monitor, but chances are you're putting your body at risk with another key component. Your mouse. Investing in one of the best vertical mice can be a game-changer when it comes to preventing pain at work. 

Having a vertical mouse can drastically reduce the stress on your muscles and tendons and minimise the risks of repetitive strain injury (RSI) and carpal tunnel syndrome. Prevention is better than a cure so don't just wait for symptoms of these conditions to develop, nip it in the bud altogether. 

They may look a bit funky but however you use your mouse, for work, browsing or gaming, there's a design for you and your budget. Some are wireless some aren't, some are for right-handers or left-handers only (and some for both!) but they're all much better for your wrists than a regular mouse. If you're worried about your health typing all day check out our best ergonomic keyboard guide and the best office chairs, too.

The best vertical mice you can buy today in 2024

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Andy Sansom
Staff Writer

Andy is T3's Tech Staff Writer, covering all things technology, including his biggest passions such as gaming, AI, phones, and basically anything cool and expensive he can get his hands on. If he had to save one possession from a fire it would be his PlayStation 5. He previously worked for Tom’s Guide - where he got paid to play with ChatGPT every day. When it comes to streaming, Andy will have his headphones glued in whilst watching something that will make him laugh. He studied Creative Writing at university, but also enjoys supporting his favourite football team (Liverpool), watching F1, teaching himself guitar, and spending time with his dog.

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