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.
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While Apple’s Magic Mouse lets you do a few multi-touch gestures, I’ve never liked how it felt in my hand, and I hate how it scrolls — I’d much rather have a real scrollwheel for navigating the long pages of text I read day in and day out. When I plugged in Kensington’s Pro Fit Mid-Size Mouse, it felt so much more comfortable and responsive that my Magic Mouse immediately went in a drawer and might never come out.
The rumor mill is surely heating up but we take everything with a grain of salt around here. Once bitten, twice shy, and all that. But where Apple is in the news there's always going to be sparks. Here's ten stories that we found hot on the site this week.
There's a mouse for every occasion. Whether you're a gamer, a causal Mac user, always on the go, or need a mouse with bells and whistles, there's something out there for you. Here are give greating performers worth your consideration, no matter the need.
Gestures still making you scratch your head in confusion? It doesn't seem to matter how much we try to get the hang of it, we'll always make some sort of mistake on the Trackpad and bring up a dialog box we didn't mean to. Regardless, maybe it's time we actually took those gestures and did something productive with 'em. So, here's five Trackpad gestures you ought to get the hang of, before gestures get the hang of you.
Call me crazy, but I’ve never been a big fan of the Apple mice. I’m a quick mover on the computer, constantly multitasking and clicking between different windows and Spaces, and even the wired Apple Mouse could never keep up with me. Logitech’s Anywhere MX is the only mouse that has been able to offer what I need, so I’m curious to see if the company’s two new offerings are just as effective.
On Thursday, a report that Apple’s Magic Mouse may be headed out to pasture caught fire like a spark in a dry forest and quickly spread across the interweb. Could Apple be heading for an all-trackpad world? As it turns out, the rumors of the Magic Mouse’s demise may be greatly exaggerated.