Logitech MX Vertical
Here we have an ergonomic mouse that is arguably the best on the market, putting to use the many developments of the previous ergonomic mice before it. This is Logitech’s first real attempt at producing what is known as a tall mouse, don’t let that put you off though as it is one of the best starts, they could hope for. This mouse is extremely comfortable, it sits at a 57-degree angle which is just enough so that you feel like you’re still handling an ordinary mouse. It’s this angle that however that forces your hand and wrist to sit in a position that’s far more conductive to your long-term joint help. In fact, Logitech claim that the MX Vertical offers a reduction to muscle strain of up to 10% in comparison to a normal mouse.
The Evoluent VerticalMouse takes the concept of the tall mouse and turns it up to eleven, this is an ergonomic product that spits in the eye of the conventional mouse design, instead opting for something that comes far more natural to our positioning. To put it in basic terms, the mouse is taken and flipped on its side, this allows out hand to rest comfortably and will prevent those aches and pains we’re trying to avoid. It has a similar layout to what you’ll be used to; a left and right click with a scrolling wheel, it also features an extra button too, an extra right click. It can take a while to get to grips with but it’s worth putting in the effort, unless you wanted to use it for gaming, if that is the case then I’d suggest you look elsewhere.
Razer DeathAdder Elite
With a name like DeatAdder it’s hard to imagine that this mouse is something built to ease pain, this mouse however is and unlike the previous entry is great for you PC gamers out there. Often, a gaming mouse will use an ambidextrous design, these are catered more towards a finger grip or claw mouse design. There are however a few out there that still offer a quality ergonomic design to help support your wrist and hand. It has an indentation for your grip and has plenty of space on top for you hand to rest comfortably. Because it is a gaming mouse, you’ll find that it has an excellent spec and what’s great is that you can purchase one in either a right or left-handed design.
Finally, the Microsoft Sculpt has a simple design, closest to what you’ll already be familiar with, however it’s far better for your wrists. This mouse is shaped like a blob, it forces your hand to rest in such a way that your wrist will lift, shifting your reliance from the tendons in said wrist to the muscles in your forearm, reducing those aches. It features a standard layout but also comes with a windows button to quickly access the start menu along with a back button to make surfing the web that much easier. Simple but effective.