Nearly two years ago I realized typing on my laptop keyboard was taking a toll on my c-spine. Looking down at the screen, kept my neck bent forward for long periods of time and it began to aggravate and cause flareups in an old injury that’s had me hospitalized more than once.
And so, I did the most affordable thing I could manage to accommodate myself physically, without slowing me down while working at my desk. I invested in a laptop riser/pedestal/stand--whatever you wanna call it.
It worked great and I managed with it for a while, but typing at a high angle inhibited my speed. To keep up with the pace as a writer and webmaster I had to upgrade. I switched out the foldable, metal-framed riser with a solid one that allows for storage space below. I also invested in a Mofii mini-keyboard and mouse set, both built to be ergonomically accommodating.
The riser kept my pc/tablet at a perfect height to view my screen without straining my c-spine.
Since I work at a small-ish desk, the Mofii mini-keyboard and mouse set were a perfect fit! The keyboard stowed easily under the new riser, putting it safely out of the way when I needed to work on other projects that didn’t require typing.
Another perk, a HUGE one for so many techno-nerds like me, is the Mofii keyboard and mouse design provides serious eye-candy. In fact, mine is listed as the Green Candy version and it meshes beautifully with the earthy-toned, big woods décor in my bedroom/office.
Aesthetics are important to some of us. Mofii’s quality looks played heavily into my purchase preferences.
The keyboard’s touch and thock-factor get gold stars. The retro-round keys are beautiful and when working on the keyboard it feels like I’m typing against firm marshmallows. The strike sounds it produces are video-worthy, due to their perfect thock, another aesthetic techno-nerds deem to be of great importance.
Something I’ll invest in later is the matching, independent number pad available with the Mofii Candy Series. I’m okay with the number pad on the keyboard but sometimes projects I work on, require a lot of number input. Doing that on a numpad allows me to work much faster, and once done, I can stow it away, under the riser with the keyboard.
For now, I’m all good without it because I’m working on small projects that don’t include lots of number input.
I’ll admit, the mouse took some getting used to.
I didn’t realize it was ergonomically designed and took me a good while to realize I was fighting against the position it was meant to keep my wrist in. Once my blonde-brain caught up with how to work with it, it’s been excellent!
Due to carpal tunnel syndrome challenges, I’ve tried multiple ergonomic mice over the years. Thus far, two have worked. An upright, angled mouse (it looks like a shark’s dorsal fin) that keeps my wrist at a vertical angle when working with it, and Mofii’s pebble mouse (that does, indeed, look like a pebble), does the same thing but with a slight decrease in the angle.
Images via AS Phillips
The Mofii Pebble dips to the right, helping to keep my wrist at a right angle, rather than lying flat. The Shark does the same, but at a more extreme angle.
Once I got used to the Pebble, I began using it all the time. It’s much faster in function response than the Shark, and more dependable. The Shark, although it's slightly more comfortable, will suddenly quit working, unlike the Pebble, which has been consistently dependable.
The Mofii combo is wireless and comes with a small USB antenna that works for both devices. If you purchase one, you’ll find it tucked away into a slot in the mouse.
For users with larger work spaces, there’s also an expanded keyboard available, providing a numpad and several other independent function keys.
Pricing & options
The Mofii set I’m using is my second one. I still have the first one, but due to a desk-disaster involving a coffee spill, my original keyboard is in need of some fixing that was beyond my expertise. Thankfully, I was able to get a replacement set this week, and for about the same price as I purchased the original set.
I bought the first set for about $38 USD. I got the second set from Walmart for $28 USD, plus about $10 USD shipping fee. I was so excited to get have a Mofii set back on my desk, I’ve been working up a storm since I unboxed it!
In checking the prices today, I found they’d dropped a few dollars, and the drop was reflected on several of the Mofii keyboard styles offered.
If you find yourself in need of a new, ergo-friendly keyboard and mouse, I hope I’ve intrigued you enough to at least investigate the Mofii collection. It’s lightweight, versatile, fast, can accommodate most operating systems, sounds wonderful and will make your workspace look inviting.
Below is a slideshow of the Mofii collection available via Walmart.com. It'll show you some of the Mofii’s color and layout options.
Props to Mofii for an exceptional, affordable product that sincerely makes my deskwork fun!
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