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Old 02-27-2018, 06:05 AM
 
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I'm wondering how you all mouse, and for those of you that have upgraded ones, which ones you like. I'm right-handed with big-hands, but I'm suddenly ergonomically conscious. I've learned that I type correctly through self-research, but mousing I'm not sure. I'm just looking primarily for office use, I don't game.

Any views on the following?

1. Any left-hand friendly wireless (near-) silent mouse available that's not tiny? Doesn't have to gigantic but good if I can feel it. Doesn't have to be totally silent, but defintely less click click click-ing than a typical stock mouse. I have a new Logitech M330 but I haven't opened it and decided if to return it. I'd use it but I've been scared off by reviews saying it's strictly right handed and disastrous for lefties.

2. Who uses mouse wristpads and why? When I type my hands are not resting on the table/keyboard rest, but when I mouse my wrist and palm are on the table which I understand is wrong.

3. Is a vertical mouse worth it, and is it easy enough to learn with your other side?

4. Do you just use a basic mouse or are you used to features like hyperscrolling and side buttons?
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Old 02-27-2018, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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You want the best?

https://www.razerzone.com/gaming-mic...t-hand-edition
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Old 02-27-2018, 01:54 PM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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Rather than a "mouse" used as an input device, I prefer the "pen-type" input, which I also use on a large input pad. I use the input pad for CAD.
The "pen/stylus" is ambidextrous?

For my laptop I also a pen type input, but no need for a pad.
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Old 02-27-2018, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Florida -
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I use my "thumb-and index finger mouse" -- Works great, always available and doesn't need to be plugged-in or have its batteries changed. (I did buy a pencil gadget for writing notes on my tablet, but, it hasn't been out of the drawer for 2-years).
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Old 02-27-2018, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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For years I used a wired Kensington Track Ball, and loved it. But when Apple finally perfected their mouse, I began using a Mighty Mouse 2 and am well satisfied.

Haha, the newest Kensington trackball is a bit pricey, but is probably great.
https://www.kensington.com/us/us/449...less-trackball
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Old 02-27-2018, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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I use a combination of touchpad and an external mouse...after a 16 hour stint of image editing I developed some intense pain in my right hand, it recurs if I use the mouse buttons a lot, so I generally move the cursor using the mouse and tap the touchpad/buttons on the pad with my other hand.
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Old 02-27-2018, 09:19 PM
 
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I'm wondering how you all mouse, and for those of you that have upgraded ones, which ones you like. I'm right-handed with big-hands, but I'm suddenly ergonomically conscious. I've learned that I type correctly through self-research, but mousing I'm not sure. I'm just looking primarily for office use, I don't game.

Any views on the following?

1. Any left-hand friendly wireless (near-) silent mouse available that's not tiny? Doesn't have to gigantic but good if I can feel it. Doesn't have to be totally silent, but defintely less click click click-ing than a typical stock mouse. I have a new Logitech M330 but I haven't opened it and decided if to return it. I'd use it but I've been scared off by reviews saying it's strictly right handed and disastrous for lefties.

2. Who uses mouse wristpads and why? When I type my hands are not resting on the table/keyboard rest, but when I mouse my wrist and palm are on the table which I understand is wrong.

3. Is a vertical mouse worth it, and is it easy enough to learn with your other side?

4. Do you just use a basic mouse or are you used to features like hyperscrolling and side buttons?
I'm lost.
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Old 02-28-2018, 06:05 AM
 
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I'm lost.
I'm switching to mousing on my left side at work so I can jot down notes quickly on my right side right next to the keyboard.
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Old 02-28-2018, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I have been so sold on using thumb-wheel mice that I always have three identical ones. One for my home PC, one to keep in my laptop bag, and one to use at work, replacing whatever they supply.

Your hand cups the device and then does NOT move. Your thumb moves, your fingers press buttons, etc, but your hand, and the mouse, don't move.
It's by-far the most comfortable, ergonomic solution.
It still has the resolution of an optical sensor, but the surface scanned stays a lot cleaner since it's not a desk surface.
And, you need 1/4 the desk space since the mouse doesn't move, or need a mouse pad, or wrist rest. And the cable doesn't have to move in and out (if you've not gone wireless).

Here is what I like:
https://www.amazon.com/Logitech-910-.../dp/B0043T7FXE

Don't look at the Gaming Mice, unless you need many user-programmable buttons, switches, etc. (Or want that cool Cobalt Blue LEDs inside)
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Old 02-28-2018, 12:40 PM
 
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I'm switching to mousing on my left side at work so I can jot down notes quickly on my right side right next to the keyboard.

Missed that. Smart.
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