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Not good enough for me.
on 10 October 2011
The 3M Ergonomic Optical Mouse (Wired) is a neat vertical mouse replacement and will suit a lot of people that fall within the size guide on the 3M website. I am one of those that does not my hands are bigger than that recommended, 115mm-120mm across the palm, I suspect I also have longer fingers than the product was designed for as well, so my hand ends up being squashed down onto my little (pinky) finger causing pins and needles in the hand/finger after about 2 hours constant use.
Do not get me wrong it is a well thought out design, I had no problem getting used to the thumb (left/right) mouse button and having my hand vertical rather than twisted flat like a conventional mouse does help the pain in my wrists and shoulders to stay away for much longer also because of the thumb mouse buttons, my index/middle fingers are not curled up trying to press the buttons and/or scroll wheel on a conventional mouse.
Another problem that I found was if I use the 3M mouse with a mouse mat with a gel wrist rest I ended up twisting the mouse rather than sliding it about, i.e. leaving wrist in position and then bending the hand to move left and right, not good.
The 3rd mouse button, scroll wheel function !!! does not work in a lot of programs or even within certain windows dialogue boxes, making it pretty useless. I doi not think this is a problem of the mouse rather than no dedicated driver/software for it and relying on the default mouse software built into Windows.
Also I had to turn up the mouse speed to full to get it move at a rate I would like, but then all my mice/roller balls ran at that speed which was too fast. Again a fault becuase of the lack of dedicated drivers/software.
If those problems could be ironed out it would be a brilliant mouse.
Due to my hand size I have trouble with 90% of mice/rollerballs and this is no exception.