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Charles Zoffuto
Kate Hoelscher
I tried one of these and couldn't get used to it.  Maybe I didn't try it long enough...but I wasn't getting any work done when I did because I was so focused on trying to get the mouse to work!
El Burgaluva

Hi, David

I'm a long-time fan of this kind of mouse:





I find the trackball allows me to zoom about the place very easily with my thumb and it keeps my arm in one position, reducing some of the repetitive strain.

Used on a mousepad with a wrist-rest -- and where you don't actually put your wrist but, rather, the heel of your hand -- my arm is less fatigued at the end of the day and my hand has much less of a "claw" kind of feel to it than with a traditional mouse. Once my arm is in a comfortable position, it more or less doesn't move during a single work session.

In fact, this afternoon I'm off to the office supplies store to buy another one of these mice for my desk at work!

Hope that helps,


James Brown

Personally I grew rather fond of a trackball mouse.  Once you got using your thumb, the overall control I had was a lot better. Granted they aren't for everyone and I do have the mouse Kate suggested; it's pretty nice.

Here is another thought. I actually got my keyboard and mouse at the same time from Costco and you may be able to get a better deal if you buy the mouse and keyboard together.

Here is a cool option. If you are into computer games, try a gamer mouse.

Gamer Mouse

Here is a better option. Why don't you head down to the local Best Buy, Microsoft Store, Mac Store, Best Buy and try out the mouse first hand. Sometimes I have found that you can get a better feel for what you want if you test drive them.

Hope that helps,