I’ve been using a Logitech Comfort keyboard and mouse with my main computer for awhile. Over the past year or so, I’ve been doing more typing (and playing a lot of Spider Solitare) and that’s caused some carpal-tunnel-ish problems with my right wrist. In particular, using the mouse was getting uncomfortable. So I decided to try some new equipment to see if it would help.
First, I tried the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Desktop 7000. The mouse was an improvement, and the keyboard was fine, except that the spacebar wouldn’t register reliably. That was a big problem, and seemed to be inherent in the design, so I returned it.
Now I’m trying out a Evoluent wireless VerticalMouse 3
that I ordered from Amazon.
I love the mouse. It’s comfortable to grip, even better than Microsoft’s, and the buttons and scroll wheel are responsive – not too firm and not too sloppy. The keyboard is taking a little longer to get used to, but I think it’ll work out. It’s very flexible, so I’ve spent a little time trying different configurations. Once I quit messing around, I expect that soon enough I’ll be back to my usual (poor) level of typing accuracy. Time will tell whether it helps with the wrist problems.