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October 8th, 2014

Video: Choosing the Right Computer Mouse

How many people blindly accept the traditional computer mouse as the way things are? Most of us interact with a computer mouse on a daily basis and don’t give it a second thought. But nowadays, there are as many different types of mice as there are colors and shapes of the autumn leaves here in Michigan. In this short video, Humantech’s Kent Hatcher explains when and why to use a specific type of mouse. Check it out!

Here’s a quick summary:

  • Traditional (corded) mouse – good for  infrequent use and on the shop floor (easy to replace if it gets dirty or damaged)
  • Wireless (travel) mouse – good for infrequent use while traveling, better than using a laptop touch pad
  • Trackball mouse – good for those experiencing wrist pain, it keeps the wrist neutral and static
  • Vertical mouse – good for frequent mousing, keeps elbow, wrist, and hands in the neutral “handshake” position