Best mouse ever & under $20 USD!
I’ve found the best mouse ever--even (and especially) for folks with carpal tunnel syndrome!
If you’ve ever had numbness, tingling and pain, due to carpal tunnel syndrome, when using a computer mouse. I sympathize. It can be awful, and it usually continues to get worse.
Several years ago, working at a predominantly computerized desk work job, the carpal tunnel challenge began to cause enough trouble to interfere with my performance. Ergonomic mice were available at that time, and I was provided with one. It was big, but not clunky and performed great.
At first, I loved it. My hand and wrist remained pain-free when using it, even for many hours a day. After a few weeks, though, things changed. Another physical reaction developed that wasn’t as painful, but just as frustrating as the carpal tunnel discomfort had been.
The new ergonomic mouse was equipped with a trackball. That allowed the user to move the cursor anywhere needed, by rolling a ball on the mouse rather than sliding the mouse around to guide the cursor.
The trackball looked fun and fancy and I thought it was the coolest thing ever, but when my thumb began developing muscle spasms while using it, I was over it. The more I operated the trackball, the worse it got and once again, my work-speed was impaired.
I went back to a regular mouse and took frequent breaks, massaging my hand and wrist, to get me through my tasks. When I’d not have to spend as much time on a pc, the trouble diminished, but days that required several hours of pc work consistently caused flareups.
Recently, after not having trouble for ages, I began having pain in my hand and wrist again, when using a mouse. I have a couple of them and the one that didn’t cause me discomfort, put my wrist at an angle that felt weird, making it my least fav to use.
And so, the hunt for an affordable, ergonomic mouse began again and wasn’t long before I found one on eBay that I decided to try.
It was Bluetooth-equipped, under $20 with free delivery, so I ordered it. It arrived within a week, and I’ve been using it for about a month, now. Since the first click, I’ve not had even a twinge of carpal tunnel pain. Nada-zilch-zero!
It’s incredibly comfortable, responds quickly and although I prefer a retro look, it turned out be a perfect match for the smoky-grey protective case and keyboard cover on my much-loved Microsoft Surface Pro.
Images via AS Phillips
You do have to slide it around, to guide the cursor, but it’s very smooth and responds perfectly. It’s also covered with a super-comfy, non-slip material.
I purchased it from the firstone2015 eBay store. The seller has a 95% customer satisfaction rating.
I hope you’ll consider purchasing one from the same seller, if you’re inclined to buy one for yourself or maybe as a gift for someone else. For me, it’s been a wonderful investment that I’m very thankful to have found.
Hope you found this info helpful and if you know anyone else who might find it useful, please share it with them. Also, if you'd like to share what type of mouse you prefer to use, please share it in the comments. As I often say, knowledge is power and sharing is caring.
5/21/2022 09:47:07 am
LOL, V! I agree!
5/23/2022 02:41:51 pm
I may need to share this with Paula. She had carpal tunnel surgery on both of her hands earlier this year. Thanks for the info!
5/23/2022 10:40:14 pm
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