I’m a webmaster by trade. As you can imagine, that requires a lot of typing and a lot of mouse clicking. I use an ergonomic keyboard to clack away, but not long ago I started developing a “tiredness” in my right wrist. Over time that “tiredness” turned to numbness and eventually pain.

That’s when I picked up a new mouse. It helped a bit because of its unique shape – but the pain didn’t go away entirely.

I picked up a new mouse, this time from Anker (rather than Microsoft). It’s shaped such that your wrist can “stand up” rather than “lay down” when you’re using it. It feels great, and after my initial break-in period of about two days, it’s no longer “weird” to use… and my wrist pain is gone. Completely. No numbness or “tiredness” either.

The only downside, although it’s wireless (comes with a USB 2.4GHz dongle), it’s not Bluetooth, so I can’t easily use it with my Android phone or tablet.

I don’t know if it’ll do the same for you, but for under US$20, it’s worth a try!


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Anker 2.4G Wireless Vertical Ergonomic Optical Mouse, 800 / 1200 /1600DPI, 5 Buttons – Black


Features: Scientific ergonomic design encourages healthy neutral “handshake” wrist and arm positions for smoother movement and less overall strain., 800 / 1200 / 1600 DPI Resolution Optical Tracking Technology provides more sensitivity than standard optical mice for smooth and precise tracking on a wide range of surfaces., Added next/previous buttons provide convenience when webpage browsing; the superior choice for internet surfers, gamers and people who work at length at the computer., Enters power saving mode (power is cut off completely) after 8 minutes idle, press right or left button for it to wake. Right handed mouse. Dimensions :115 x 58 x 87 mm. & Weight: 95g, Package includes: 1 Anker Wireless Vertical Ergonomic Optical Mouse (2 AAA batteries not included), 1 2.4G USB receiver (in the bottom of the mouse), 1 instruction manual. 18-month hassle-free warranty.

Product Description The intersection of class, comfort and functionality. A mouse for the 21st century. Comfortable and classy. Tired of using the traditional grip? Take a break from overly-clunky or uncomfortably tiny mice. The ergonomically-designed thumb rests and grips fit the contour of your palm for maximum comfort. Sleek and Sexy. Turn heads with a futuristic design. Made for increased functionality and comfort, this mouse combines a handshake grip with easy-access buttons and three levels of mouse sensitivity (800 / 1200 / 1600DPI) for improved tracking. Easy-access use. Five buttons give you improved control over your computer’s systems. Whether dragging and dropping, selecting large volumes of data, or casually gaming, this mouse provides a low-cost, effective solution for multiple computing needs. Compatibility: Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP / 2000 Linux Mac OS X (The two thumb buttons are not recognized on the Mac OS X.)
List Price: $19.99 USD
New From: $19.99 USD In Stock

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