What is a Vertical Computer Mouse?
The concept is really quite simple: an vertical mouse like the popular Evoluent model is taller than it is wide. Rather than laying your hand flat on the mouse to use it, you hold your hand vertically, much like you would during a handshake. The buttons on an Evoluent mouse are located right beneath your grasp, so you don’t have to strain your hand to click anything. You enjoy all of the same functionalities as you do with a more traditional mouse, from a new, ergonomic position.
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Why Go With a Vertical Ergonomic Mouse
If you’re like most people, you’ve used your out-of-the-box mouse without any thought for years. But while a regular mouse may look nice, they don’t do a whole lot to support your wrists and hands. With little support, the chance for an injury increases. A comfort ergonomic mouse is one excellent way to address this problem; a vertical mouse is another. Largely, it all comes down to how you’ll use it and what feels best for you — just as long as you find that all important support you need.
With a vertical mouse, you’ll keep your hand in a natural position. You won’t twist your forearms and put pressure on your wrists and joints like you would with a regular mouse, and you can easily rest whenever you feel fatigued. This in turn will drastically reduce your likelihood of developing a Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) like carpal tunnel syndrome, and will ensure you can mouse comfortably, efficiently and effectively throughout the day.
Who a Wireless Vertical Mouse is Right For
The Evoluent vertical mouse is right for anyone who finds it comfortable and intuitive to use. While it is particularly well suited for gamers who play point and click games for hours on end, it is also an excellent solution for office environments. It may reduce some RSIs, which can lead to happier, healthier and more productive employees. Whether you run a small business or are an office manager looking to make purchases for the whole team, a vertical mouse is important to consider when outfitting the whole team, as it will give your employees the freedom to experiment with different mousing styles until they can find the perfect fit for them. They are compatible with both PCs and Macs.