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 AK-UBA 2.4G Wireless Vertical Ergonomic Optical Mouse, 800/1200/1600 DPI, 5 Buttons for Laptop, Desktop, PC, Macbook – 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. Product dimensions: 120*62.8*74.8 mm; product weight: 3.4 oz., 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.

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.

Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP / 2000
Mac OS X (The previous/next page thumb buttons are not recognized on the Mac OS X.)

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I’m a fan of mobile computing. You might have picked up on that thanks to my involvement with Pocketnow. Inside our smartphones are fully functional computers. They have multi-core, multi-GHz processors, a couple GB RAM, a fair amount of storage space, and so much more.

Thanks to ARM-based processors, based on RISC rather than CISC concepts, we’re able to get lots of power into a small and relatively inexpensive footprint. Computers like Raspberry Pi even fit in something not much larger than an Altoids tin. They still require a power source, keyboard, mouse, and monitor to be able to work. What if you could eliminate everything except the keyboard and monitor?

That’s what the “Mouse-Box” promises to do. It’s a small computer stuffed into a mouse. Yes, a mouse. You plug it into a monitor – modern ones even supply power down the HDMI line, and connect a Bluetooth or USB keyboard. That’s it. Your computer is there, under your hand, in a fully functional mouse.

You gotta see this.