Need Opinion: Evoluent Verticalmouse 2

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  1. zelmo macrumors 603

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    Lately I have observed that my wrist gets fatigued after an hour or so of mousework (and no, "mousework" is not a euphemism for something else :eek: ). My wife, an occupational therapist, has determined that since I am not feeling any tingling, it is not the onset of CTS. More likely a mild case of arthritis. Great, nothing like more signs of getting old to cheer me up.

    At any rate, I was looking at this device, and thought it seemed like a good alternative to wearing a brace. When my wrist is sore, just turning my wrist to place my hand on it's side almost immediately brings relief, so I'm thinking this might be a good solution. However, I'm not particularly interested in forking over $60 without having something more than a hunch and a nice screen shot to go on. So, has anyone here owned, tested, or even seen in person, one of these devices?
     
  2. punkbass25 macrumors member

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    macaddict did a review of that mouse in i think last months issue
     
  3. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    I'll go and find the edition and the article now. I do remember them also doing that as well.
     
  4. zelmo thread starter macrumors 603

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    Ah, thanks for the heads up on that review, punkbass25. Good review overall, maybe I'll give it a shot. I only wish the Mac driver for the extra buttons wasn't $20, and that they made a BT version. Naturally, they won't release that BT version until after I buy this one. :rolleyes:
     
  5. 603 macrumors member

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    a good mouse is important, but...

    a good mouse is important, but i strongly urge you to look up "contrast hydrotherapy" on Google as a permanent, simple, and virtually free treatment for pain that you suspect to be RSI-related. it's amazing.
     
  6. zelmo thread starter macrumors 603

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    Update/Review:

    I purchased this mouse, and have been using it for the past three days. On first view I thought this was a damn big mouse and a complete waste of my money. However, I must say that it doesn't feel as big in the hand as it looks to the eye (already regret typing that last bit - you guys are such perv's ;) ), and it works very well. I was worried that, because clicking a mouse button meant a lateral move instead of a downward move, clicking would cause the mouse to move slightly. There was a minor adjustment while I learned to apply a slight bit of pressure from my thumb to counter the mouse click, and this quickly became a non-issue.
    This mouse is very comfortable, and the hand position feels quite natural. Best of all, no more fatigue in my wrist or arm. While not for everyone, I would recommend this mouse to anyone looking to relieve a little RSI.
    Now, if I can figure out how I might use the other three buttons on this 5 button mouse, I might have to pick up that driver.
     

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