What do you do to make your Mac setup more ergonomic???

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  1. wangchunggti337 macrumors regular

    wangchunggti337

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    I'm starting to find that my Apple bluetooth keyboard and Magic Mouse combo are making my wrists sore. It's getting to the point where I'm considering other options. Apple products have a great aesthetic value but they aren't that ergonomic. What do you do to make your setup more comfortable/ergo? Should I just get wrist pads?
     
  2. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    I use a Logitech Wave Pro keyboard and Performance MX mouse.
     
  3. mamema macrumors regular

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    on my iMac 27 because of the monitor real estate i'm using menuevrywhere : http://www.binarybakery.com/Binary_Bakery/Main.html

    to find stuff i'm used recently, i'm using Blast: http://www.apparentsoft.com/blast

    to bring Finder to the level apple has failed i'm using totalfinder: http://totalfinder.binaryage.com/

    to place and move my app windows fast around i'm using Sizeup: http://www.irradiatedsoftware.com/sizeup/

    ...and to round it up i can't work without Quicksilver
     
  4. atmcclain macrumors newbie

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    Definitely be careful!

    Listen to your wrists and be sure to change up your setup before you do any real damage! I also found the Apple keyboard and magic mouse to be really hard on my hands, wrists, and forearms. They look so good, but it's not really worth it.

    I now use a Microsoft Natural keyboard - so ugly, I know, but made a big difference. For past few weeks I've been using the new Magic Trackpad instead of a mouse. That's taken some getting used to - I've never been a trackpad user. Before that I had a Microsoft ergonomic mouse that's shaped in such a way that you grip it more vertically than horizontally, but I think the trackpad is even better.

    In general, change things up - keyboard, mouse, the height of your chair and desk. Take frequent breaks and look up some good stretching exercises.

    Take care - ATM
     
  5. Cliff3 macrumors 65816

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    I have a height adjustable chair with height adjustable arms. My keyboard and mouse rest on a keyboard tray that is slightly below the chair arms. My wrists are not cocked or bent when I type or mouse.

    I suffered from tenosynovitis around 10-12 years ago. It's an RSI that produces an inflammation of the tendon sheath. It was caused by my having my keyboard and mouse sitting on top of my desk. I had to elevate my wrists to type or use the mouse, and they hung over the edges of my desk. The angle of my wrists and the compression caused by the edge of my desk is what eventually caused the injury. Physical therapy and NSAIDs eventually fixed my wrists.
     

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