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Who's treated themselves to some new hardware recently?
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Mike Walsh


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Location: King's Lynn, UK.

PostPosted: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12:28    Post subject:  

The final piece of the 'puzzle' turned up today.

A couple of years ago, I went through a spell of what I can only assume to be RSI in my right wrist. It cleared up after a while, but I've always been wary ever since about using a mouse for too long at a time.

Over the course of the last year, there's been an explosion of what are termed 'ergonomic mice' on the market. They look odd, essentially being a normal mouse, but being turned through around 60° on the lengthways axis. The idea being that, unlike usage of a 'normal' mouse, where you keep your hand horizontal with your wrist angled slightly up & back all the time, these allow you to hold your mouse in a far more natural, and presumably more comfortable, position. More importantly, where the former puts strain on the nerve bundle where it passes through the bones of your wrist, the ergonomic types keep everything in much more of a straight line, thereby obviating the chances of getting RSI.

I tried one of these types of mouse at our local PCWorld back in January, and was surprised by how comfortable they are, despite feeling 'odd' initially. Other concerns drove it out of my mind till the other day, when I came across an article on these items on one of the 'tech blogs', and thought, 'Yes; time to sort myself out one of these things'. And so I have.

After scouting around on Amazon & eBay, I've settled for one of these:-

https://www.prohavit.com/products/hv-ms55gt-wireless-vertical-mouse/

Strange-looking beast, indeed:-





.....yet unbelievably comfortable in use. Havit themselves refer to this as a 'bionic snail design' (!!) Confused Time will, of course, tell as to what it's like over an extended period of usage, but initial impressions are encouraging so far....

We shall see.


Mike. Wink

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