VerticalMouse 2

Models VM2-LSB, VM2-RBB



Product Description

Evoluent VerticalMouse 2

The Evoluent VerticalMouse 2 is a major advance in mouse evolution!

Ergonomic Benefits


Left-handed VM2-LSB

Evoluent VerticalMouse 2, left-handed version

Right-handed VM2-RBB

Evoluent VerticalMouse 2, right-handed

Thumb side view

Evoluent VerticalMouse 2, thumb side view

Top view

Evoluent VerticalMouse 2, top view

VerticalMouse 2 in use

Evoluent VerticalMouse 2 showing hand position when in use



Type Vertical mouse
Optical resolution 1200 DPI
Buttons 1 for thumb, 3 buttons + scroll wheel button for fingers
Interface USB, PS/2 with USB adapter (included)
Dimensions 4.6" L x 3" W x 3" H (117 mm L x 76 mm W x 76 mm H)
Cable length 80" (2 m)
Warranty 2 years

Software Notes

Here is the complete list of functions, each of which can be assigned to any of the 5 programmable mouse buttons (the left click button 1 cannot be reprogrammed with 2006 and older drivers):

None Button does nothing when clicked
Left Button Left or normal click
Right Button Right click
Wheel/Middle Button Middle click for some programs, particularly CAD programs
Alt Keyboard Alt
Auto-Pan Click and drag the mouse to scroll or pan in any direction
Back Go back one page or folder in browsers
Backspace Keyboard backspace
Close Close program or window
Copy Keyboard Ctrl-C to copy
Ctrl Keyboard Ctrl
Cut Keyboard Ctrl-X to cut
Double Click Click once to perform double click
Drag Scroll Press and hold the button, and drag the mouse to scroll vertically
Enter Keyboard Enter
Esc Keyboard Esc
Explorer Open Windows Explorer to browse folders
F1 Keyboard F1, brings up help in most programs
F2 Keyboard F2
F3 Keyboard F3
F4 Keyboard F4
F5 Keyboard F5, refreshes view in most programs
F6 Keyboard F6
F7 Keyboard F7
F8 Keyboard F8
F9 Keyboard F9
F10 Keyboard F10
F11 Keyboard F11
F12 Keyboard F12
Forward Go forward one page or folder in browser
Key Stroke Recording Records and plays back keyboard keystrokes
Launch Application Starts a selected program
Maximize Maximizes window
Minimize Minimizes window
Page Down Keyboard page down
Page Up Keyboard page up
Paste Keyboard Ctrl-V to paste
Print Screen Keyboard Prt Sc to copy screen image to clipboard
Run Opens Run function in Start menu
Shift Keyboard shift
Show/Hide Desktop Show open windows or minimize all windows
Spacebar Keyboard spacebar
Start Opens Start menu
Switch Applications Brings next open program to the front
Tab Keyboard Tab
Undo Keyboard Ctrl-Z to undo
Zoom Click and drag the mouse to zoom images


VM2-LSB Left-handed, silver buttons, black housing
VM2-LBB (discontinued) Left-handed, black buttons, black housing
VM2-LPB (discontinued) Left-handed, purple buttons, black housing
VM2-RBB (discontinued) Right-handed, black buttons, black housing (small quantity of stock remaining)
VM2-RPB (discontinued) Right-handed, purple buttons, black housing
VM2-RSC (discontinued) Right-handed, silver buttons, chrome housing


See also the compatibility table.

Windows XP Home / XP Pro Full support for all functions using older driver. USB only; not compatible with PS2 adapters. May be compatible with some USB KVM switches but it is not guaranteed. The Evoluent VerticalMouse series works in Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit) with fixed button functions. The current driver is not Windows 7 64 bit compatible, so the button functions cannot be programmed; there is, however, a driver for Windows 7 32 bit systems.
Windows Vista / XP 64 / 2003 / 2000 Freeware driver available (see below).
Mac OS X For version 10.4.5 and newer, 5 buttons without a driver:
Top button (1): Left click
Middle button (2): Right click
Bottom button (3): Exposé
Scroll wheel button (4): Show desktop
Thumb button (5): Select window Shareware driver available (see below).
All Windows operating systems Basic functionality is available without a driver, with the buttons having these fixed functions:
Top button (1): Left click
Middle button (2): Right click
Bottom button (3): Back
Scroll wheel button (4): Middle click (not supported in some applications)
Thumb button (5): Forward
Mac OS 9 Limited to 1 button without a driver. Shareware driver available (see below).
UNIX Limited to 3 buttons without a driver (scroll wheel button is middle click).
Linux 5 buttons in XFree 4.0.1 or higher and Knoppix Linux 3.9 or higher without a driver: left click (top), right click (middle), middle click (bottom), middle click (wheel), right click (thumb).

The above compatibility information was last updated in January 2008.

Available drivers

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