As much as I love what I do, spending most of my time typing does have its drawbacks. Yes, I'm referring to Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), carpel tunnel syndrome, or whatever else the condition may be that causes pain in the fingers, hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders etc. This means that I am usually looking for ways of minimising the need for me to typing and clicking on a standard mouse, which basically means using an ergonomic mouse.
Previously, I've been using an Anker Vertical Mouse, which certainly seemed a lot easier on my hand than a standard flat mouse, but I'll admit it wasn't the prettiest of things on my desk. Then i became aware of the Microsoft Sculpt mouse and this looked a lot more attractive.
It's shaped like a pebble and is supposed to replicate the natural curve of the hand. Initially, I thought it wasn't going to be any good - if anything, my arm ached even more in the first few days of use - but I think that was just me getting used to it. It really does feel a lot more natural now, with my fingers and palm literally just settling over it rather than clutching or grasping.
It's early days and I do still try to cut down the amount of use I give a mouse - I use keyboard shortcuts where I can and because I'm left handed, I also have a pen mouse that I use when I really want to give my right arm a break - but I think the Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Mouse is really rather good and a useful addition to my desk.
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