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4.0 out of 5 stars Fixed my wrist and index finger pain, but my thumb doesn't like it, 17 Aug. 2013
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This review is from: 3M Optical USB Ergonomic Mouse, Wired, 3 Buttons, Large (Personal Computers)
Firstly, this did stop the pain I was experiencing in my wrist and index finger! I work at a computer 9-5.30 and now use this all day.

It does take some getting used to. When I first started using it, I found it very hard to click where I wanted. I had to put the mouse sensitivity a lot lower than my previous mouse. After a few weeks use I would say I was almost as accurate as a regular mouse (though I imagine you would struggle to play a FPS game well).

I find the thumb buttons difficult to click and my thumb joint closest to my palm starts to ache after a while. What I found most annoying is that the easiest button to click (the large side button you can press with any finger) is assigned to middle click and 3M don't appear to offer any way to remap it to primary click. I got around this problem using a 3rd party free program called AutoHotKey, which allowed me to remap the large button to left click. If you're interested I used the following settings:
MButton::LButton
LButton::RButton
RButton:: MButton

With the large button mapped to primary click I love this mouse again! Before I remapped it I was considering buying an alternate ergonomic mouse. I think this mouse would be perfect if the large button was split and could be set to left and right click.

Summary
It fixed my wrist/index finger pain, but my thumb wasn't happy with it until I used a 3rd party app to remap the buttons.
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Initial post: 27 Sep 2013 11:51:03 BDT
King Baldy says:
Good review. I've also found that the (top) rocker-button is causing ache in the thumb - so that's a big let down! Thanks for pointing out the mouse remap software, I'll give it a try.

The search for a decent ergonomic mouse carries on...
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