How to choose best ergonomic mouse

Ergonomics is the study of people’s efficiency in their working environment.

Let us see what defines the best efficiency in the working environment, some factors are seamless interaction with people and devices with minimum delay in processing. Check out this site for more details 

 People work for long periods on their computers be it desktops, laptops, palmtops or through their mobile devices. For our assumption let’s take devices which uses a mouse or a touchpad as an I/O device.

 Most people spent about 8-10 hours per day doing their job and that means about 6-8 hours of continuous usage of the device.

How to choose best ergonomic mouse

Lets see Complete overview on best ergonomic mouse

So people wonder why they actually need their devices to be ergonomic?

Why can’t they be updated with the latest technology and be done with it, be happy about it, Why can’t those latest devices give you the maximum efficiency or maximum output that you want to achieve in your career.

It is because of the design. Not every device is designed for everyone generically, there are some specific devices which when used by a subset of the customer base gives them the maximum output and to others it may not.

Now let us come to the device we are talking about; mouse. We all know how important a mouse can be while putting in long hours of work although most of the stuff in computers can be managed through keyboard, there are times when having a mouse is a blessing really.

The traditional mouse design has not changed much since it was invented in 1964 by Douglas Engelbaart. Holding a mouse with the traditional design , the ulna and radius bones in the forearm are crossed and this crossing causes the activation of more muscles in the forearm resulting in increased fatigue and strain on the muscles.

So after using for longer periods of time it is very common for your hands and palms to have ache or pain as the touch pad and the mouse makes you conform your hands and fingers to a particular shape which if done for longer periods of time can cause ache and severe pain to forearms, wrists or fingers.

Some mouse may not fit your hand, some may not be small enough, some too small to handle etc. Ideally an ergonomic mouse should be one that conforms to the shape of your hand and makes you feel comfortable holding it not only for short periods of time but for longer durations. This in turn saves you from arthritis, carpel tunnel syndrome which is getting increasingly common nowadays.

The next thing you would like to know is how to choose an ergonomic mouse for your needs. First rule, is the mouse should always fit in your hand, it should not make your fingers or hand conform to an awkward shape. If you want to make sure if it is the right mouse, test your grip on that and if it is the right grip then go for the further checks. Naturally once you are used to the mouse you will feel more comfortable using it. Let us consider three broad types of ergonomic mice for you to consider.

  • Evoluent

The specialty of this wired mouse is that it offers a handshake grasp towards the mouse that helps you maintain the position and also from not twisting your arms solving problems like ache and pain in fingers and wrists.

  • Renaissance

Wireless option among the three, gives a joystick kind of grip, suitable for gamers, hardcore programmers and youth. Ease of use as it is wireless and can be used in any surfaces, mostly.

  • Aerobic

One thing that common mice don’t have is the suitability for both handed users, most of them are typically suitable for right handed users, whereas this type of mouse comes with models appropriate for both handedness and a comfortable hand shake grip.

These three deals with options like wired, wireless,  good grip, and both handedness.

Now people either go for these three options suiting their needs or they have a specific query pertaining to their past problems like pain in different parts of the body, so based on that here we will advice you on what kind of mice to buy for better ergonomics.

Pick one of the following symptoms along with your hand size (small, medium or large)

  1. Shoulder pain
  2. Wrist pain
  3. Forearm pain
  4. Elbow pain

How to measure your hand size?

15cm or less is small hand size, medium comes from 15-17.5 and anything above 17.5 cm is a large hand size.

So according to our rule number one on suitable hand size and selecting any one of the symptoms and combining them, we have multiple scenarios and mice suitable for all those in that order.

  • Shoulder pain and Small hand size

Deluxe ergonomic bundle

  • Shoulder pain and medium hand size

Deluxe ergonomic bundle

  • Shoulder pain and large hand size

Deluxe ergonomic bundle

  • Wrist pain  and Small hand size

Deluxe M618 mouse

  • Wrist pain  and Medium hand size

Deluxe M618 mouse

  • Wrist pain and Large hand size

Minicute EZ 2 mouse

  • Forearm pain and Small hand size

Oyster mouse

  • Forearm pain and medium hand size

Perixx 713

  • Forearm pain and large hand size

Ortho mouse and HandShoe mouse

  • Elbow pain and Small hand size

Ergo Comfi

  • Elbow pain and medium hand size

Perixx 715 mouse

  • Elbow pain and large hand size

Perixx 715 mouse and Evoluent VR 4

In these models Deluxe mice are focused on bringing comfort back to the hands and Perixx focuses on quality.

Another Factor one should consider while choosing an ergonomic mouse is the sensitivity.Sensitivity is calculated in DPI (Dots per inch). Most medium tohigh end mice comes with high sensitivities of about 1200 DPI or higher, make sure that you are comfortable with the DPI as high precision works might require good sensitivity rather than some cheap 400 DPI mouse.

Now you can choose your mice according to our examples. Depending on your hand size, the mouse can make a huge difference in your productivity.

All the products suggested are based on the writer’s research and personal experience and is not affiliated in anyways

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