Something about me that may come as a surprise to all of you is that I have carpal tunnel. I was diagnosed with moderate to severe carpal tunnel in both of my wrists about 7 years ago. While the pain comes and goes it is something that I have struggled with and have learned to live with through the years. Being an online student and blogger means that I am on the computer a lot, on days when I am typing constantly I notice that the pain in my wrists and hands is worse and while I refuse to let carpal tunnel keep me from doing the things that I love to do I cannot deny that it often makes even the simplest tasks that much harder. One of the hardest parts of working on the computer and having carpal tunnel is being able to use my computer mouse comfortably, more often than not my mouse leads to increased pain in my arms and numbness in my wrists and fingers.
When I heard about the ErgoMotion Laser Mouse through the Family Review Network I knew it was a product that I had to try. The ErgoMotion Laser Mouse is just one of the many products from Smartfish Technologies, a company with a passion for healthier living, smart technology and true ergonomic innovation. The ErgoMotion Laser Mouse is “different from others on the market because of its patented pivot motion design”. Here’s some more information about the ErgoMotion Laser Mouse from the Smartfish Technologies website:
The ErgoMotion Laser Mouse doesn’t just rock, but swivels and pivots, too. The ErgoMotion Mouse redefines what a true ergonomic product should be by actually reducing your risk of Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI). How? By adding motion! The ErgoMotion Mouse utilizes a patented motion-base that adapts to your natural hand and wrist positions while you work. The mouse will rock, swivel or pivot with your movement so your hand and wrist are never in a fixed position, creating the most comfortable and healthy mousing experience ever!
So what exactly is ErgoMotion? “ErgoMotion is a revolutionary technology that applies motion to experiences, a solution that actually reduces the risks of Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI). The ErgoMotion Laser Mouse challenges other “fixed position” mice by utilizing a patented pivot base that adapts to your natural hand and wrist movements. The mouse conforms to your unique positions, alleviating discomfort and encouraging productivity while you work. ErgoMotion is a breakthrough technology that has been designed in collaboration with the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York — the #1 rated Orthopedics Hospital.”
In addition to being just an overall awesome mouse the ErgoMotion Laser Mouse has a ton of great features.
Wireless Connectivity: With a tiny 2.4GHz USB nano-tranceiver, the ErgoMotion Laser Mouse connects in seconds to your computer. Not only does it take seconds to get set up, the ErgoMotion mouse doesn't require software either so you are set up and ready to go in no time!
This is my favorite feature by far! I hated having my old mouse connected to my laptop with a cord, not only was it inconvenient when I wanted to move my laptop and still use my mouse, it was also constantly in the way. The ErgoMotion USB tranceiver is so small you barely know it’s there and it is never in the way!
Laser Tracking: The ErgoMotion Mouse uses a high-resolution laser for precise mousing control. The 800dpi laser provides superior response over traditional optical tracking, allowing you to mouse on practically on any surface without a mousepad.
The accuracy of the laser tracking on this mouse is impressive…no more circling the mouse around on my desk to get the pointer where I want it…the ErgoMotion mouse gets it right instantly!
Ambidextrous Design: The Smartfish ErgoMotion Mouse is a symmetrical design created for both left and right-handed users alike, making the ErgoMotion™ Mouse the most comfortable device for everyone.
While I am right-handed my sister is left-handed so this mouse can work comfortably for both of us which is a definite plus!
I was very excited to find out I would be reviewing the ErgoMotion Laser Mouse, as i mentioned above my old mouse was quite a pain to deal with and was not comfortable for me or my carpal tunnel. As a blogger it is imperative that I be comfortable while I am working, having to constantly stop to give my hands and wrists a break makes it very difficult to get everything done in a timely manner. With the ErgoMotion Laser Mouse I noticed almost right away how much more comfortable it was to use than my old mouse, I also noticed within an hour that the ErgoMotion seemed to cause less stress on my wrists and upper arms (where most of my pain from the carpal tunnel is located). The swivel and rocking motion of the ErgoMotion makes this mouse almost effortless to use, I’ve noticed that I spend far less time searching for a comfortable position for my mouse and more time getting my work done…which totally rocks for this mommy and busy blogger.
I would definitely recommend the ErgoMotion Laser Mouse to anyone with Carpal Tunnel, but I think it’s a great mouse for everyone else as well!
You can purchase the ErgoMotion Laser Mouse - Black online at Amazon.
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