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A different mouse, but not that accurate
on 6 January 2014
I accept the fact that this mouse keeps my hand and wrist in a more natural position, and will probably help avoid rsi. And the mouse seems well made and sturdy, and worked perfectly as soon as I plugged it in. But there are a couple of buts.....
1. The force to operate the mouse is transferred from my wrist to the shoulder; For a few days after I started using this new mouse I had an aching shoulder. I do sit at the computer about 8 hours a day, so I use the mouse a lot. After a week I guess my shoulder muscles got a bit stronger and no more aching. (I've had the mouse about 6 weeks at time of writing the review).
2. It is not as accurate or easy to be precise, as a normal mouse. I am trying to work out why, because the actual mouse technology is exactly the same. I reckon it is because with a normal mouse part of your hand rests on the mouse mat or cushion, so really it is just the fingers moving the mouse. With this Ergonomic mouse. my hand rests on the mouse and movement comes from the elbow really. It is much harder to be precise. Think of holding a small paintbrush out in front of you and trying to draw a small circle; difficult. Now rest your hand on something and try it; much easier to be accurate. It is possible I just haven't found the proper way to use or hold the mouse yet. But in order to be able to press the left/right mouse buttons on top of the stick, my hand HAS to well off the mouse mat.
3. My hand curls around the stick, and I grip the stick to move the mouse around.
There is a button on the front of the stick where my fingers rest. A very sensitive button. Even after a few weeks use I quite often click that button when moving the mouse. It has resulted in annoyance, but so far no disasters. Maybe I'm just trigger happy.
Summary. A bit overpriced and not as useful as I'd hoped. But it works OK and does keep the hand/wrist in a better position which should help RSI. I quite like the novelty of it, and it makes a change. But I don't think I'd recommend it to a friend.