The cure for 'mouse arm': Gyroscopic mice
Do you suffer from hand and arm pain while mousing?
Do you suffer from hand and arm pain while mousing? Many factors can be blamed, from poor posture to a badly designed ergonomic environment. Unfortunately, simply adjusting one's seat or desk height doesn't always solve the problem (and sometimes you can't adjust either of these much at all).
I was a longtime sufferer of the condition I dubbed "mouse arm," which at one point got so bad that after a few hours, I would have to awkwardly mouse with my left hand for the rest of the day. About five years ago (long before I joined CNET), I discovered a company called Gyration and its line of gyroscopic mice.
The very latest version is the just-reviewed
Unfortunately, the new Gyration Air doesn't compare favorably with either the Go or another favorite,
A final note--newcomers to the gyroscope party should note that using one of these devices seems impossible at first, but after a short but intense 24-48 hour learning curve, it'll be second nature.
Also, see our handy chart comparing gyroscopic mice.