Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Web Secret #31: Ergonomics Part 2 - Logitech Mice
Last week, I confessed that I use a $300 Kinesis Contoured Keyboard to manage the finger pain I suffer due to excessive geekiness and computer use.
However, I also took my pain management one step further.
I went on the Logitech website and purchased a collection of three different mice and trackballs.
1 cordless Trackman Wheel - list price $49.95
1 Marble Mouse - list price $19.95
1 LX8 Cordless Laser Mouse - list price $39.99
The Trackman Wheel requires me to move the pointer on my screen by using my thumb. I click with my fingers.
The Marble Mouse requires me to move the pointer on my screen by using my fingers. To click I use my thumb.
The LX8 Mouse requires me to move the pointer on my screen by using my wrist. To click I use my thumb.
I prevent overuse of my wrist, fingers and thumbs for various tasks (scrolling, clicking, etc.) by rotating my mice/trackballs on a weekly basis.
Something to consider even if you aren't (YET) experiencing finger/wrist/hand pain from using the computer.