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I've just got this mouse:
SmartFish

and love it.

But, I was wondering if you all could point me to a good (and relatively inexpensive) wrist rest of some kind. I've been using trackballs since forever so this is new to me. Its a small thing I know but I'd appreciate the help.

Cypher
#good #rest #wrist
  • Profile picture of the author Chris Hunter
    Does that mouse really help your wrist, Eric? I know you're looking for a rest, sorry I don't have any suggestions for one!
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    • Profile picture of the author pinkgink
      Interesting mouse.
      I can't help you with information about a wrist rest but, like Chris I would like to know if the mouse helps?
      Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    Originally Posted by cypherslock View Post

    But, I was wondering if you all could point me to a good (and relatively inexpensive) wrist rest of some kind.
    Ergonomically, wrist rests tend to compress the nerves in your wrist and actually damage them.

    Just so you know.
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    • Profile picture of the author cypherslock
      Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

      Ergonomically, wrist rests tend to compress the nerves in your wrist and actually damage them.

      Just so you know.
      Didn't know that actually. The mouse does help as my hand is in constant motion rather than being stuck in one position (a la my trackball). I had noticed that as of late it was hurting me and so found this. I seriously WANT that keyboard.... So CD any of those gel mouse pads with wrist support are actually no good? Curious: What do you all use for mice, etc? Is the whole ergonomic thing a farce?
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      • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
        Originally Posted by cypherslock View Post

        Curious: What do you all use for mice, etc?


        Sorry! Really cheesy, I know, but I couldn't help myself.
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        • Profile picture of the author cypherslock
          Originally Posted by Kevin Riley View Post



          Sorry! Really cheesy, I know, but I couldn't help myself.

          bwahahahhah, thanks Kev! Yeah I made s very slight change that helped: I removed my EZA mouse pad, and it all works find now. its a difference of a couple of inches but it helps. And I think I'll look into a keyboard tray as well.
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      • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
        Originally Posted by cypherslock View Post

        So CD any of those gel mouse pads with wrist support are actually no good? Curious: What do you all use for mice, etc? Is the whole ergonomic thing a farce?
        They're universally denounced in the ergonomics world. I use a Microsoft Optical Trackball. I love it. I couldn't use a mouse again - just can't stand them. Trackballs FTW.

        If you think you need a wrist rest for your mouse or keyboard, it's generally because your desk is too high. Keyboard trays are a good thing; Jitterbug makes an excellent one, but they run in the $350 range.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
    Originally Posted by Craig Desorcy View Post

    Here's what I've been using for sometime now and it's just great!

    IMAK Computer Glove for Laptop, Gaming, RSI, CTS Pain: Amazon.co.uk: Health & Beauty


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  • Profile picture of the author cypherslock
    Originally Posted by Craig Desorcy View Post

    Here's what I've been using for sometime now and it's just great!

    IMAK Computer Glove for Laptop, Gaming, RSI, CTS Pain: Amazon.co.uk: Health & Beauty


    Craig

    <Neo>WHOA</Neo> Thanks for the suggestion!
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    • Profile picture of the author AprilCT
      I use a gel wrist rest for the mouse and a rubber pad in front of my keyboard. Sometimes a Tylenol helps too.
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  • Profile picture of the author KenThompson
    Cypher,

    I watched the video, and I'm not sure I understand why you want
    a wrist rest. There will be times when you'll move your wrist up and
    off of the rest. Right?

    It just seems like that mouse is not supposed to be used with a rest.
    That's my impression.

    Also, you can do stretching exercises for your hands and wrists that
    will prevent nerves from getting pinched, etc. I've been doing them
    for quite a while and they help - no wrist/nerve issues.


    Ken
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  • Profile picture of the author ScottR
    I think it also depends what your issue is. If your wrist hurts (carpal tunnel issues), then a write rest might not help (is it compresses the nerves further, as I think CDarklock said). I tend to get tennis elbow type issues when I use the mouse too long. Seems to help if the arm is not extended too far when you clench the mouse or move the scroll wheel, at least that's what one Dr. said online - something about it being unnatural to grasp things for too long, especially with the arm extended.
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