If you've ever had pain in your hands or wrists, you know that it can seriously affect your productivity. An ergonomic computer mouse can relieve the pain and numbness of using your computer all day.
Fortunately, there are many options for ergonomic computer mice no matter your budget or other needs. You can choose a mouse with a traditional design or something more modern. Read on to learn which ergonomic mouse is right for you.
Best ergonomic mice
Logitech MX Vertical
Logitech's MX Vertical builds on developments in its other ergonomic mice, and is the company's first real attempt at creating a large mouse that solves the problems often associated with long-term mouse ailments. Logitech claims that it can provide up to 10% reduction in muscle strain with prolonged use. While this type of metric is difficult to test accurately, we found it extremely comfortable during our testing. Better still, it's intuitive and easy to get to grips with.
With a strong, but not exaggerated angle of inclination of 57 degrees, the MX Vertical remains functional as an everyday mouse and still offers the advantages of a more ergonomic peripheral device. The natural positioning of the wrist forces you to rest your hand in a way that promotes long-term wrist health.
In addition to all of its ergonomic features, this mouse looks great too. The combination of rubber and aluminum gives it a premium feel and finish that is well worth it for $ 100 to enjoy the benefits of an ergonomic mouse. With wired and wireless options over Bluetooth (up to four months of battery life) and USB, it should work just fine when you're on the go or tied to a desk. Despite tough competition, thesteams ahead as the best ergonomic mouse you can buy today.
Logitech MX Master 2S
The real purpose of an ergonomic mouse is to provide the user with comfortable support with the whole hand, to promote good forearm posture, and at the same time to provide reliable input for conventional computing tasks. With an expansive thumb rest and a design that cushions and conforms to the palm of the hand, the MX Master 2S is an extremely comfortable and functional mouse.
The MX Master 2S has a sensitivity of 4,000 DPI and a wireless battery life of 70 days means you don't have to worry about continually charging the battery. With a great mix of features and convenience, it's a fully featured ergonomic mouse solution.
The handcrafted design of theis specially designed to keep your wrist as neutral as possible in a horizontal orientation. It uses a laser sensor (instead of an optical one) so it can track on any surface, charge quickly (three minutes makes a day of juice), and pair with up to three different devices via Bluetooth.
Anker Wireless Vertical
Your wrists don't care how expensive an ergonomic mouse is. This can be a problem for those who don't want to spend a lot of money on a mouse replacement. Fortunately, Anker's solution is a great vertical ergonomic model that is as affordable for a mouse as you can find it. It has 800, 1200, or 1600 DPI optical tracking options that you can toggle between to get the sensitivity you want, and includes built-in previous / next buttons for easy browsing – although, like all five mouse buttons, you can assigned to different commands if you prefer.
WhileRunning on two AAA batteries helps to extend battery life as the power save mode activates after eight minutes of inactivity. While we're fans of the design and the price is amazing, we should note that this mouse is a bit big. If you have particularly small hands, it may not be easy to use. It's right-handed only too.
Microsoft's Sculpt Mouse is a rounded blob that offers more reliable palm support with no additional features. It has a thumb rest to pad your thumb in the side of the mouse, but its bulbous design, as we called it, is meant to teach you to lift your wrist off the mat or desk when you use it – and how to use the Forearms, instead of wrist tendons, encourage muscles to support your hand.
In fact, the sculpture aims for you to do the hard work of supporting your wrist and mouse hand rather than acting as a general support tool for you.
The Sculpt has the usual left / right click buttons and a central scroll wheel that allows you to move in four directions. It also has a "Windows" button on the side for quick access to the Start menu for Windows users, and a secret "Back" button that is hidden near the back of the mouse for faster browser navigation.
Thisis operated with only two AA batteries and is connected to your PC via the supplied 2.4 GHz USB dongle. If you don't like the shape of this mouse but like the other features, Microsoft also has a "Comfort" mouse with a more traditional shape that you might like.
Razer DeathAdder Elite
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Many gaming mice use ambidextrous designs suitable for clawed or finger grip mouse styles. However, some mice also offer excellent ergonomic support. The Razer DeathAdder Elite is one of them. One of the best mice we've ever tested, has impressive player features while still providing adequate support for your wrist and hand regardless of your grip style.
With the classic DeathAdder look and feel, this mouse has a subtly sculpted body that provides decent wrist support for long gaming sessions. Although there is no break for your thumb, it has a recess for you to grip and on the other side there is plenty of room for your fingers.
As the first gaming mouse, this rodent has arguably the best specs of any mouse on this list. It features a true 16,000 DPI optical sensor, mechanical switches for long life, and support for Razer's Chroma RGB lighting system. It also supports Razer's powerful back-end software for key reassignment and color customization.
Unlike many of the best ergonomic mice, Razer also produces a left-handed version of this, to.