Put your arm straight out like you’re about to shake someone’s hand. Now twist your arm so your palm is facing down, and notice how you can feel that twist all the way up your forearm and even past your elbow. It just feels more tense.
If you experience wrist or arm pain from using a mouse in the palm-down position, Evoluent’s VerticalMouse offers a more natural, more ergonomic position that may help. But the change in position means a change in gestures, too, and that takes getting used to.
Apple gear is great for looks, but a few of its products are actually pretty hard on the body. If you want to avoid repetitive stress injuries, ditch the Apple accessories in favor of something a little more ergo. We don’t recommend hauling in all this gear at once—expect strange looks from coworkers that see the incredibly bright blue light of the Philips goLITE or hear the sound of the Smartfish keyboard moving itself. Yup, some of this tech is kooky as all get-out, but since it helps us stay vigorous during a long day at the desk, we won’t complain.
The promise of a laptop is to let you work anywhere. But their dirty secret is that the "comfort" of being able to answer email from your favorite coffee shop often isn't that comfortable at all. If you've ever tried to type a long missive on a totally flat keyboard, bending your wrists weirdly to do so, or suffered a sore neck from titling your craning down to focus on the screen, you know what we're talking about.
Aviiq makes some well-constructed and handsome full-size laptop stands, but the new Portable Quick Stand is designed to go wherever the spirit takes you and your 'Book.
We all use our Macs for so much of the day, and while the best way to prevent repetitive-stress pain and injuries is to simply stand up and do something else, we’ll take any advantage we can get. So we asked this trio of experts to steer us toward the most ergonomic pointing device.