• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bluetooth functionality very suspect

    • Written by from Lincroft

    I was really hoping to like this mouse as I needed something to combat my severe carpal tunnel. Although I would say it is comfortable, although takes some getting used to, there are a couple of issues that make this mouse almost unusable.

    1. It has bluetooth connection issues. Basically if you leave it on all the time as I always did with my Magic Mouse it goes to sleep. If you then try to wake it (by clicking on its buttons), it sometimes wakes and frequently doesn't. Turning it off and then is only sometimes solves this problem.

    2. Randomly it will start "stuttering" across my second monitor (the main one) and again I need to turn it off and on again.

    Due to these issues I wouldn't recommend this to anyone.

    39 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely frustrating

    • Written by from Saltsjö-Boo

    When it works, it's fine. But for some reason it keeps loosing it's connection with my MacBook... all the time.It's extremely frustrating.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    connection lost

    • Written by from Mountain View

    really nice mouse but can't work with it, Bluetooth "connection lost", 2 or 3 times per hour...

    28 of 35 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.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Has tons of connectivity issues

    • Written by from Saratoga

    Constantly disconnects from my laptop.

    19 of 22 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.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy the wireless model

    • Written by from Brno

    ...unless you don't even mind to throw hundred bugs away for a piece of HW that stops working after half a year. The mini receiver is made in china and becomes defective because of the internal stuff malfunction The one of mine was kept in room conditions all the time, so there was no reason for its malfunction - still it died, I mean it is not identified nor on Mac nor on Win7 notebook. It's a terrible situation, since the mouse shape is really well designed!

    15 of 22 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.

    6 of 6 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.

    6 of 6 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

    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.

    3 of 3 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.

    3 of 3 people found this useful