Accuratus Upright USB Mouse
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I work with computers for a living and I am lucky enough that my Employer bought an Evoluent Vertical Optical Mouse 3 (a more expensive alternative to this Accuratus Upright USB mouse). The Evoluent mouse is an exceptionally good mouse which helped to fully resolve my issues at work, but is so expensive that it is hard to justify the cost of it for home use if there is a suitable cheaper alternative.
However, upon receiving this Accuratus Upright USB Mouse I was very disappointed. I quote the following from the Manufacturer's Description on the Amazon web-site:
"This high quality ergonomic mouse fits comfortably in your palm in an upright position and keeps the bones in your arm straight, eliminating the uncomfortable twisted position caused by standard mice."
Sadly, the above did not hold true when I tried to use the mouse. When holding this mouse in a natural way according to its shape, the hand is not in an upright position and the bones of the forearm remain twisted in part (I am a man with medium-sized hands). The angle of the wrist is more like 45 degrees, rather than being closer to 90 degrees which would be more fitting for an "upright" mouse. It should be said that 45 degrees is still better than the bottom of your forearm being flat on the table with the bones twisted more.
That said, I have read the other reviews for this mouse and have the following to offer:
This mouse could bring some relief to most sufferers but I judge it quite unlikely to bring full relief for a high percentage of sufferers.Read more ›
I started getting RSI symptons about two years ago so I tried this mouse. It was strange for about a day or two but then it was absolutely natural to use. The RSI symptoms disappeared over night. I cannot praise this mouse enough for how it has helped me with my RSI.
After just over a year it started acting a bit funny i.e I'd press a button and it wouldnt respond. (the scrolly has always been poor to use but I dont really need it so Ive managed to live with it), anyway, so Ive purchased another one and this one was bad from the beginning. I press a button and it acts like Ive double or triple clicked ! Its really frustrating because the ergonomics are second to none but the build quality is absolutely shocking !
There are other ergonomic mice out there but they just dont match up to this. The Evoluent has an annoying button layout so the right mouse button is positioned next to your little finger ! And the hand shoe is just rubbish ! I would happily pay a hundred pounds for this mouse if it was built to the standard that a microsoft mouse is built.
I really hope that they sort out the build quality issues but until then I have not choice to keep perservering with this.
After suffering from arm/shoulder/carpal pain i borrowed an Evoluent mouse from a colleague who was using one - he let me use it for a few months, then I decided to give him it back and purchase my own vertical mouse (this one) so i can make a direct comparison. I use PCs for maybe 12+ hours per day.
1) Build quality:
As expected, for the money the build quality on the Evoluent mouse is far superior, i would not change anything. The Accuratus however has an unusual mouse-wheel button which feels cheap and takes some getting used to and there are some fairly large gaps in the case which i do not like. However it has not broken yet which is good. The Accuratus is much lighter than the Evo, which personally i like but might not be to the taste of everybody.
2) Effectiveness at helping Carpal tunnel/Arm pain.
I find that both mice are good at this. The Evoluent is at an angle which is closer to vertical when compared to the Accuratus so it is a bit better i think. But both mice are easy to acclimatise to and work well at giving your arm a break
3) Value for money
Accuratus is far better value for money. It feels cheap sure but at these prices who is complaining. Evoluent had a monopoly on this for far too long - and while their build quality is good, not everyone can afford it.
Worth a shot - it helped me out. I also have started using carpal tunnel stretches to help mitigate the problem.
Despite the negative reviews, I find it's great. It's cheap and won't be any good for anyone doing graphics or detailed work, but as a general day to day mouse I find it works for me. True, it's not a full 'handshake' mouse, but I have rheumatoid arthritis affecting my wrists and shoulder, and since using this mouse, combined with a mini-keyboard (without numerical pad) my pain has improved 90%. I can quite happily use this mouse all day long and even bought one for home.
So far my work mouse has lasted 18 months, so I think I got their money's worth!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
More suitable for the medium to large hand size. The rotation of the mouse is very useful for avoiding right wrist, arm and shoulder strain if right handed and using a mouse with... Read morePublished 15 months ago by MR JACOVOS KOUMI
Fantastic Mouse. 2nd one I've bought home and work. does what it says. Once you swapped you won't want a normal mouse again.Published on 13 Sept. 2013 by K. M. Dorling
This is my second upright mouse and this one is far better quality than my last and would definitely buy another one if needed.Published on 29 Aug. 2013 by karen glover
Before I bought this mouse, I often had swelling in my finger, or shoulder pain, or both. I have used this mouse almost daily for over a year, and I now rarely get any swelling in... Read morePublished on 4 May 2013 by jimfern
Bought an ergonomic mouse as i thought it would be better as i game a lot online, unfortunatly years of holding a mouse in one way means getting used to holding it in a different... Read morePublished on 17 Nov. 2012 by Neil Rogers
I think this is an excellent product. I am Health and safety Advisor and often purchase ergonomic equipment for DSE applications. Read morePublished on 19 Oct. 2012 by Russ
As I suffer with repetitive strain from mouse usage this upright mouse seemed like a good idea to help with the pain. It did and on that front this has been successful. Read morePublished on 2 Aug. 2012 by Ms B