Big Mouse for Big Hands

Hey all,

I have arthritis in my hands and fingers, and I get a lot of pain from using the mouse for a long period of time.

I recently moved to a trackball mouse (move the ball with your thumb) and that helps, but my thumb eventually starts to hurt.

I was after some opinions and information on a larger than normal mouse - something big enough that I don't have to curl my fingers too much to grip it.

I'm not even sure there are big mice available, but if anyone know it would be the OzBargaineers :)

/B

Comments

  • +2 votes

    Go to a computer shop or showroom and physically try out some of the gaming mice on display. Gaming mice are usually pretty large and are usually designed to be held / gripped in different positions.

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      Also try a gel mouse pad with a wrist rest.

  • +1 vote

    Have you tried a "proper" trackball such as this: https://www.kotaku.com.au/2017/05/l-trac-glow-laser-trackbal... ?

    You use them by placing your fingers/palm as you wish on the large ball. Thumb trackballs don't provide anywhere near the same control in my experience.

  • +2 votes
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      I have brought a few of these (evoluent vertical mouse) for people at my work who experienced RSI. They haven't complained since and have been happy with them.

      I also have large hands and they fit quite comfortably. (It takes a while to get used to them though).

      Good luck.

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    Zowie ec1-a?

  • +1 vote

    bg hands - obviously not Trump.

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    Naybe also try contacting various arthritis groups

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      I actually got one of them from that deal. It's great when the flare up isn't too bad, but some days it hurts to move my thumb :(

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    If you google "arthritis computer mice" there seems to be a number of options available.

  • -1 vote

    Apple trackpad

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    Will a touch screen placed at a low angle help?

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      I'd never thought of that, I will look at touchpads and see what the options are.

  • +1 vote

    thanks everyone for the input. I've never had it this bad so never thought about mouse options. This will give me some food for thought and some good options.