Top Tips – Choosing a Computer Mouse

The Computer Mouse

There are so many designs for the humble computer mouse today. Choice is great but it makes it very difficult to know which one to choose particularly when you need to choose one to alleviate pain.

Type – Vertical, Precision, Standard…?

Precision Ergonomic Computer Mouse

Precision Computer Mouse

Should you choose a vertical mouse, a precision mouse, one that is centrally positioned or a standard computer mouse? What is the difference?

  • A vertical mouse is designed to use with your hand in a natural handshake position. A very different angle from a standard computer mouse.
  • The centrally positioned mouse was designed to avoid over reaching in persons with neck or shoulder problems.
  • For autocad or graphical work where accurate navigation is required there is the precision mouse.

Medical Complaints

Ergonomic Computer Mouse

Roller Mouse Free2

A centrally positioned mouse, like the RollerMouse Free2 is the great choice for persons with neck or shoulder complaints as the need to reach is eliminated. As there is no gripping with this particular mouse the threat from repetitive strain injury and conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis is reduced.

Productivity is increased. No over-reaching allows you to work safer, faster and much more comfortably.

A vertical mouse can also help to alleviate neck and shoulder problems. It is the better choice for complaints where poor coordination is a problem. This includes conditions such as ADHD, apraxia and ataxia. The Evoluent Vertical Mouse is available wireless if preferred. There is smaller version for a those with little hands. An example of this mouse is shown in the video below:

ErgoCube at Saxen are specialists offering a range of ergonomic products. Contact the Team for helpful tips and advice in choosing products for your individual requirements – Tel: 0845 652 0913.

Alternatively to purchase a computer mouse online visit the ergonomic section of the Saxen online store. If you don’t see what you are looking for or need some further help give the Team a call.


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