Review: NZXT Lift 2 Ergo



It’s time to get to grips with NZXT’s Lift 2 Ergo and give you our impressions of it. We’ve used it for video games, as well as for more traditional office and navigation tasks. What did we think? Find out now!



NZXT’s Lift 2 Ergo is a mouse with a very simple grip. In fact, the fingers naturally come to rest on its various slots. For example, the thumb rests under the two side buttons, while the index and middle fingers rest on the left and right clicks respectively. Finally, the ring and little fingers are positioned on the right-hand side of the mouse, and their sole role is to hold the Lift 2 Ergo. Overall, the grip of this mouse is very similar to that of featherweight mice such as the Model O, the MSI Clutch GM41 Lightweight Wireless or the Asus Harp. Compared with the Lift 2 Symm, there are no real major changes (apart from the fact that the Ergo model seems more suited to right-handed users than its sibling, as it is not “symmetrical”). We do appreciate, however, that the Lift 2 Ergo has no gutters for positioning the fingers, which requires a certain grip. Here, it’s totally free, and that’s just as well!

The Lift 2 Ergo is designed for claw grip and palm grip. These will be the most pleasant and suitable. Finger grips are also possible, but are more suitable for people with large hands.

This Lift 2 Ergo mouse is clearly suitable for right-handed users, thanks to the buttons on the left-hand side, accessible via the thumb. On top of that, its shape clearly suggests that it is specially designed to be “ergonomic” for right-handed users. As a left-handed user, you could still use it, without being able to take full advantage of the buttons on the left. Likewise, even for right-handed users, the DPI button beneath the thumbwheel may not always be easy to operate, especially in the heat of the moment (gaming in particular).

Personally, I find the scroll wheel on this Ergo model to be a little softer than on my everyday mouse (MSI Clutch GM41 Lightweight Wireless). In fact, in use, I find it less pronounced than the latter, but also wider. In use, this has led to a number of incorrect manipulations of the fast scrolling function. Sometimes, it’s activated without my having wanted it to be. Likewise, as with the Lift 2 Symm model, I found that the clicks lacked firmness here too. It’s not easy and obvious at first to find the necessary force to activate them. This led to a lot of lost selections on Photoshop and the rage that goes with it! 😆 On the other hand, models such as the Model O or the Clutch GM41 Lightweight Wireless clearly don’t require the same force to activate them, and will therefore be easier to get to grips with from the outset.

NZXT Lift 2 Ergo

This mouse is available in just two colors, unlike NZXT’s first Lift, which could be customized on the brand’s website at no extra cost. We were able to add up to two colors from an admirable selection. Today, it’s more classic and dull. We think that’s a bit of a shame. Not to mention the fact that the Lift 2 Ergo is totally RGB-free. So you won’t be able to customize it at all.

On the other hand, the Lift 2 Ergo is absolutely fingerprint-free. That’s a good thing, especially if you spend a lot of time in front of the computer and tend to apply moisturizing hand cream, for example.

The sound of Lift 2 Ergo buttons:

In use, the Lift Ergo 2 emits a rather low, dull sound, like the Symm model. Compared to my usual mouse, it’s much duller than I’m used to. The noise is reminiscent of that made by the Harpe Ace Aim Lab Edition mouse from Asus. Nevertheless, it remains very quiet in use, much quieter than a Corsair Harpoon RGB Wireless, for example.


Here, unlike the competition, the Lift 2 Ergo’s glide isn’t perfect. Indeed, the presence of large PTFE pads at each end will tend to slow down our mouse when used on a cloth mouse pad. Unlike the MSI Clutch GM41 Lightweight Wireless, which has 6 smaller ones. This threw me off a lot at first, especially for manipulations that require great precision, like selections in Photoshop for example.

After a while, however, you’ll get used to this model and feel less self-conscious about using it.