Mouse alternative query
Posted 06 September 2005 - 06:38 AM
This is my first post but I have been a visitor of the site and forums for some years now. My question is related to finding a realistic alternative to using a mouse, since I suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome as a result of playing Neverwinter Nights online a little too often (I have since stopped playing). I invested in an ergonomic mouse sometime ago, but it seems to have had little impact.
Bearing in mind I also use my Mac for various design work as part of my job, I am looking for an alternative which will enable me to both work, do miscellaneous computer stuff and play games while minimising the aggravation of my CPT. I have looked at graphics tablets (which would be ideal for my design work, but can you use them like a mouse for mundane things like surfing the net etc.? Also they wouldn't work with games I assume) and various vertical standing mice amongst other outlandish looking devices. Do any of you forum posters have experience with using any of these mouse-alternatives that I have read about on the internet, and if so, do any of them acheive what they claim they do? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance...
Posted 06 September 2005 - 10:09 AM
It was the Kensington Orbit if I'm not mistaken.
Posted 06 September 2005 - 04:08 PM
As for a tablet as an alternative, I have a largish Wacom, and yes, you can use it for everything. I find that I only use the stylus for drawing type stuff. It's very comfortable to lean back with the tablet in my lap.
Posted 07 September 2005 - 07:32 AM
Posted 07 September 2005 - 09:49 PM
Posted 09 September 2005 - 07:35 AM
logitech have released a new mouse called G7 for games that gives same if not better performance to the MX-1000