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Hello,

I had pain in my wrist from using the mouse years ago. I switched mousing to my left hand, but after some time also that wrist/arm started to hurt. Then I tried a Wacom pen tablet, a simple one (can be close to your keyboard). That actually solved most of the pain in a week! Have used it ever since, works great as a mouse replacement.

Now with trading, it's to slow, especially because I have more screens to control.

I am wondering if some of you are using those ergonomical vertical mouses, and if these work as fast as a normal mouse?

And maybe there are other suggestions/solutions?

Thanks for reading and helping out.

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I use a Logitech trackball and like it a lot. But I donít know if it would help your wrist problem.


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I use a Logitech trackball and like it a lot. But I donít know if it would help your wrist problem.


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Tried vertical mouse but it was too slow for me. I have not used this Logitech trackball, but discovered these reviews, so might try it myself, as my hand shoulder is starting to make minor 'noises':

"Bought it a month ago for use in my job as a Professional Drafter to reduce wrist pain. Pain is gone and I couldn't be happier"

"My hand was starting to hurt using a conventional mouse for the last 15 years. I decided to get the MX Ergo wireless trackball mouse hoping it would help. It did! The transition was easy moving from a conventional mouse to the trackball. The movement is precise with my hand in a more comfortable position. After week my hand pain was gone. The mouse also works on all surfaces and requires less space to operate as it doesnít move. I wish I bought this years ago!"

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I use finger tip control track ball, thumb control track ball doesn't work for me https://ourfidgetspinner.com/the-best-trackball-mouse/

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I am wondering if some of you are using those ergonomical vertical mouses, and if these work as fast as a normal mouse?

https://evoluent.com/
I used an Evoluent Vertical Mouse 4 for a number of years. (If I was buying one now it would be the newer Vertical Mouse D Medium). It was very comfortable but physically I found it slower to move around. With a normal mouse I can swing my hand left and right at the wrist and a bit of the forearm, but with the vertical mouse my wrist tended to be most comfortable fixed so I tended to move my whole arm.
For general use no problem, but if you want to move your hand quite quickly, saying scalping round a DOM, it can feel a bit slow. I don't game, but gamers move their mice quickly and gaming mice are all standard horizontal mice and lightweight. The Evoluent Mouse was quite heavy in comparison to a lightweight mouse, and expensive.
I used my Evoluent mouse for probably about four years or so and it worked fine but looked a bit battered as the dark grey finish had peeled off underneath the palm of the hand (the D looks like the finish has been changed and improved to prevent that), so I recently upgraded to a gaming mouse. Certainly faster to use but doesn't have the longterm comfort and remove the forearm twist like the Vertical Mouse (which I still have it sat in a box available to use if I want).

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I use one of these and it's brilliant . variable button use and trackspeed DPI

https://www.logitechg.com/en-au/products/gaming-mice/g703-hero-wireless-gaming-mouse.910-005642.html

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I use one of these and it's brilliant . variable button use and trackspeed DPI

https://www.logitechg.com/en-au/products/gaming-mice/g703-hero-wireless-gaming-mouse.910-005642.html

I had to laugh when I looked at the picture. Your mouse and mat look pretty much identical to the ones I just bought, except mine are Razer rather than Logitech.
Have a look. This is the mouse https://www.razer.com/gb-en/gaming-mice/razer-deathadder-v2, and I bought the Goliathus Chroma mat too (not really necessary, I wanted a larger mat and the cable holder so I wasn't dragging the cable round as well).

edit: just noticed yours is wireless, Razer do a wireless mouse mat combo too but it was more expensive and the mouse had mechanical switches so I went with the speedflex cabled Deathadder with the newer optical switches.
(sorry to digress, back to ergonomic mice)

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I had to laugh when I looked at the picture. Your mouse and mat look pretty much identical to the ones I just bought, except mine are Razer rather than Logitech.
Have a look. This is the mouse https://www.razer.com/gb-en/gaming-mice/razer-deathadder-v2, and I bought the Goliathus Chroma mat too (not really necessary, I wanted a larger mat and the cable holder so I wasn't dragging the cable round as well).

edit: just noticed yours is wireless, Razer do a wireless mouse mat combo too but it was more expensive and the mouse had mechanical switches so I went with the speedflex cabled Deathadder with the newer optical switches.
(sorry to digress, back to ergonomic mice)

Thanks guys, these looks good and advanced. I'm afraid that the shape of the mouse won't avoid the pain to come back

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I use a Logitech trackball and like it a lot. But I donít know if it would help your wrist problem.


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Thanks. Is it easy to navigate with a trackball between 2 or 3 screens, and kind of fast as well?

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https://evoluent.com/
I used an Evoluent Vertical Mouse 4 for a number of years. (If I was buying one now it would be the newer Vertical Mouse D Medium). It was very comfortable but physically I found it slower to move around. With a normal mouse I can swing my hand left and right at the wrist and a bit of the forearm, but with the vertical mouse my wrist tended to be most comfortable fixed so I tended to move my whole arm.
For general use no problem, but if you want to move your hand quite quickly, saying scalping round a DOM, it can feel a bit slow. I don't game, but gamers move their mice quickly and gaming mice are all standard horizontal mice and lightweight. The Evoluent Mouse was quite heavy in comparison to a lightweight mouse, and expensive.
I used my Evoluent mouse for probably about four years or so and it worked fine but looked a bit battered as the dark grey finish had peeled off underneath the palm of the hand (the D looks like the finish has been changed and improved to prevent that), so I recently upgraded to a gaming mouse. Certainly faster to use but doesn't have the longterm comfort and remove the forearm twist like the Vertical Mouse (which I still have it sat in a box available to use if I want).

Thanks. This one I have seen yeah, was wondering about the speed when moving between 2 or 3 screens. The forearm would do the work and am wondering if that's going to 'hurt'. But it seems a good option to give it a try

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Thanks. Is it easy to navigate with a trackball between 2 or 3 screens, and kind of fast as well?

Yes. You can vary the sensitivity and accelleration. When you spin the ball fast it can move very long distances quickly or move the ball slowly for precise positioning.

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So, some months ago I ordered 6 different 'alternative' mouses, like Evoluent C, Evoluent 4, Handshoe mouse and Penquin. All 30 days on trial.

I especially liked the Evoluent because of several programmable buttons, but my wrist started to hurt also with these ones.
Also the handshoe mouse at first felt as a really good support, but also pain here.
The penquin seemed to be OK for my wrist, but decided to look further.

Then I found Penclic. It's a pen and mouse combined. The reviews were mixed, but I gave it a try. I ordered the D3 as my logic says the wireless version can only be slower. I have been working with it for about 2 months now, and I can say this one works much, much better than the Wacom pen tablets that I have been using for the last 10 years. It's faster and easier to operate. For me it's a big improvement.

Just wanted to update this thread with this experience

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