Ergonomic Mouse

beyonddc

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Anyone in here use an ergonomic mouse? My wrist would get hurt once awhile and last time it lasted for 2 months or so.

I am hoping if anyone can give me some recommendation on which one I should get.

It seems like a lot of people like Evoluent but their mouse is a bit on the pricey end. I am looking for something cheaper.

Thanks!
 

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If you're using it (mouse) for basic productivity, I'd suggest looking into a decent track-ball; not the ones that have you use your thumb on the ball either, your thumb isn't meant for that kind of movement.

For gaming... I'm not really sure, I don't have much knowledge in ergo-type interface devices that are good for gaming. The only thing that comes to mind are the R.A.T. type mice from Cyborg (Mad Catz) because of their physical customizability, but a good vertical mouse might be better all-together, I'm not sure.
 

beyonddc

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I ended up getting the Anker vertical mouse from Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/Anker-Vertica...69747993&sr=8-1&keywords=anker+vertical+mouse

Very comfortable...

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Took me couple days to get use to it but I like it so far. This mouse will be for work and the RAT will be for gaming. :)
 
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BoomSlang001

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I have to recommend the Mionix series. I own the 8200 but the 3200 optical would probably serve you very well. It's on the cheaper side and has the same build quality and design as the rest. It's very comfortable and ergonomic with its tilt and ring and pinky finger rests.
 

Benny

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There's also the option to go with a touch-pad. There are some nice multi-touch ones from apple(fingerworks), logitech and wacom (some include a stylus, something I use for work but wouldn't recommend for relaxed computer work..)

But there are many factors other than the mouse alone going into ergonomics.
Even the nicest input device will be uncomfortable if the seat and table heights are not keeping your wrists and arms in a comfortable angle.

It's odd how often I come across high desks with sharp edges.. digging into the underside of the users forearms and people wondering why the hands fall asleep when sitting leaned back for an extended period of time. Most desks are intended for an absolutely upright sitting posture...
 

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There's also the option to go with a touch-pad. There are some nice multi-touch ones from apple(fingerworks), logitech and wacom (some include a stylus, something I use for work but wouldn't recommend for relaxed computer work..)

But there are many factors other than the mouse alone going into ergonomics.
Even the nicest input device will be uncomfortable if the seat and table heights are not keeping your wrists and arms in a comfortable angle.

It's odd how often I come across high desks with sharp edges.. digging into the underside of the users forearms and people wondering why the hands fall asleep when sitting leaned back for an extended period of time. Most desks are intended for an absolutely upright sitting posture...

Had the same issue with the edge of the desk cutting into my wrist.
Ended up buying a adjustable desk chair and made it level with my key board tray so with the track ball and chair it keeps my wrist level and not getting a grove cut in my wrist.
 

DG25

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I ended up getting the Anker vertical mouse from Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/Anker-Vertica...69747993&sr=8-1&keywords=anker+vertical+mouse

Very comfortable...

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This. A thousand times this! I have the wireless version of this mouse. Anyone who is interested in this could read my detailed amazon review here: http://www.amazon.com/review/R293WN...e=UTF8&ASIN=B00C9X9RWI&nodeID=541966&store=pc

Since then i played countless hours of Path of Exile and my wrist pain is gone. So far so good. The battery life is very good also, took a month of heavy usage to drain two AAA Eneloops.

I strongly recommend this mouse.
 

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First post hear so hi. Has anyone tired the DXT Mouse www.cityergonomics.com. Im a graphic designer so need an accurate mouse. Tried many large mice but they all seem to bee hard to move compared to my standard mouse. Is the Anker good for accuracy?
 

DG25

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First post hear so hi. Has anyone tired the DXT Mouse www.cityergonomics.com. Im a graphic designer so need an accurate mouse. Tried many large mice but they all seem to bee hard to move compared to my standard mouse. Is the Anker good for accuracy?
Personally i think it has good accuracy, don't know what sensor it uses, but it works on anything except glass. I can play games with it just fine, the only thing i've noticed is that it has a higher than average lift off distance (it's about 5mm before the sensor loses track, which is pretty high). You could reduce it with some thick custom mouse feet, but i hadn't tried this yet.

I would be more worried about the ergonomics (and price!) differences, the DXT mouse works more like a pen, from what i can see in the pics. It's much smaller and you grip it with your fingers alone (the anker and other similar vertical mice support your palm as well). It also has two buttons less than the Anker. If you buy it, be sure you can return it. Imo, it's overpriced as hell...
 

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Ordered the DXT Mouse and the Anker as Amazon did deal on buying them both! ;)

The DXT allows me to use both hands which helps as my right hand is tired towards the end of the day. It also is much more accurate than the Anker which i think is due to the fact that im using my fingers to move the mouse instead of my whole arm.

The Anker is good for the price but it seems to rest my hand on the bone at the bottom of the wrist which is annoying.

Ill keep using both as it helps with my RSI but think the DXT may be the final choice.

Thanks
 

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I've used a Kensington expert trackball for years. I will always recommend that trackball. Its got a scroll wheel, and 4 buttons. I do productivity, gaming, and administration with it. It is an outstanding product.
 

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It's odd how often I come across high desks with sharp edges.. digging into the underside of the users forearms and people wondering why the hands fall asleep when sitting leaned back for an extended period of time. Most desks are intended for an absolutely upright sitting posture...

My home office desktop has a full bullnose edge:

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This has a much bigger impact on wrist comfort than anybody realizes. My old Ikea Jerker desk had a sharp standard corner, and I'm glad I'm rid of it now.
 

dolta2

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Guys

Sorry to piggyback on this old thread but has anybody seen any good touchpads in the market? I really like the concept of simply having a mousepad kind of pad as your mouse itself. Fingerworks seems unavailable now

Thx
 

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I personally suffer from chronic Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in both my wrists and also in my elbows. This condition is aggravated by small jerky movements with your hands (cue all your jokes from your sick minds [H] and your welcome for the easy opening (cue more) there will be plenty of opportunities for jokes in this post). the best thing for it is proper positioning and rest.

For an ergonomic mouse the best one I have ever used is the Microsoft Trackball Explorer:

http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-D68-00007-Trackball-Explorer/dp/B00005853Z

It is a bit hard to find these days though. I still have one of them at home which is my main mouse. I find the sideways mice a little difficult, plus they are still facilitating the small muscle movements in your shoulder and elbows which also affects carpal tunnel. What those side mice do well on the other hand, is they help isolate movement in the wrist. By moving your wrist sideways, it is in a better position and you are less likely to make small repetitive movements with the wrist. Those movements are moved to the elbow and shoulder. With the Trackball Explorer you are just using your fingers and thumb to manipulate and not making the same small jerky movements with the side mice that can still flare up CTS and which also causes neck/shoulder muscle strain. I also do not like trackball mice that use the thumb on the ball as I find that causes more strain on my wrist than when I just use my fingers to move the ball.

But you still need proper positioning which is essential regardless of the mouse.

Guys

Sorry to piggyback on this old thread but has anybody seen any good touchpads in the market? I really like the concept of simply having a mousepad kind of pad as your mouse itself. Fingerworks seems unavailable now

Thx

I have used this before when I was doing drafting:

http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/touchpad-t650
 
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