A gadget review by Nicholas Newman
Being a journalist means for much of my time I am chained to my desk typing away at my computer all day. This means I am always changing my keyboards, mousses and rest pads to try and improve my productivity and comfort at work.
The handshake position of this vertical mouse keeps my wrist from bending as much to the side, whilst my forearm also turns inwards to a lesser degree, than with traditional devices. This means muscle activity in the forearm is less than it would be when using a traditional mouse.
I thought I would try out the new to me Evoluent mouse, it’s supposed to be great for reducing the prospect of repetitive strain injury and helpful for those with arthritis in the hand. In fact, research shows that using a vertical mouse ensures faster recovery from forearm, wrist and hand complaints. I see the Evoluent 4 Vertical Mouse is available in corded and wireless versions, with pricing starting at around £120
Trying it out
I took it out of the box and found an object that looks like some sort of spaceship. I thought, “There was no way I get used to this!” However, a friend of mine said that once after an initial struggle it is worth persevering. After a little trial and error, I got used to this new gadget.
One problem with it is it is too big for my laptop
Now I am going to have a look at the range of other ergonomically designed products that Evoluent, would seem to include various other types of mouse, keyboards and rest pads.
Here are some specific product description details about the product
Evoluent VerticalMouse 4 Mouse
Laser – Cable – 6 Button(s) – USB – Scroll Wheel – Left-handed Only.
Avoids forearm twisting for comfort and good health
The patented shape supports your hand in an upright neutral posture that generally avoids forearm twisting. Many users, including medical doctors, ergonomists and physical therapists, said the Evoluent VerticalMouse provides superior comfort and even relieved their wrist pain.
Comfortable and easy to use
The shape is thoughtfully sculpted for
Adjustable laser sensor
Pointer speed controls on the side allow convenient adjustment without even releasing your grip from the mouse.
Improved thumb rest
The thumb rest has been reshaped to provide even more comfort over earlier versions.
For more information /https://evoluent.com/