HeMouse and the masters of the RSI

Subject: General Tech | January 3, 2013 - 05:36 PM |
Tagged: mouse, rsi, vertical mouse, input, HE Mouse

There are a variety of devices out there meant to improve the mouse by allowing your hand to sit in a more natural position while you are using your computer. From trackballs to joystick-like devices with a sensor on the bottom, they have seen only limited acceptance but perhaps the HE Mouse might gain more fans as it does very much resemble a mouse flipped on its side.  That allows a familiar look while still putting your wrist in a much more natural position and comes in both wired and wireless versions.  You still get gaming features such as settings between 800 and 3400 dpi and a total of 5 buttons so gaming will not be a problem.  Check out Hardware.Info if you think your wrists could use a break.

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"We reviewed the HE Mouse. Ergonomic input devices are rare these days, so it was great to test a product that tried something different. The vertical orientation of the HE Mouse does indeed reduce the strain on your hand, wrist and forearm, so if you’re susceptible to RSI then this could be a good alternative. It falls short of perfection, however, since the lack of an accurate sensor limits the applications for this mouse."

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July 29, 2013 | 02:52 PM - Posted by YTech

Jeremy > Have you heard of other similar vertical ergonomic mouse that you would recommend?

The product by 3M (joystick style) seems interesting, however it lacks many buttons and scroll wheel. So it definitely won't be good for Gamers and advanced users.

I also heard of another gaming mouse in the shape of a pistol grip (joystick style), however from reviews, the issue was the dimensions being too small and low DPI.

I find standard mouses too small for comfort and I am being affected by RSI while using them.
And these ergonomic mice do have a high price tag for average consumers to buy them all, to try them all.

If you could tag my email when you respond, it would be great!


July 30, 2013 | 12:58 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Don't see your email but I will put @YTech here.

I have a buddy who is a typical CoD addict who plays with a rollerball mouse  http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/wireless-trackball-m570?crid=8

So at least you can get into a comfortable position to play.  Haven't really looked into many of the joystick style ones, might search Razer and the usual suspects some day

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