Best Ergonomic Mouse Reviews for 2017

What the freaking hell is an ergonomic mouse? Let’s first take a look at a dictionary on what ergonomic means.

Ergonomic (n.) – intended to provide optimum comfort and to avoid stress or injury.

Sounds like what a normal mouse should be right? But it is not! The regular mouse that you can buy for a couple of bucks are not really that comfortable at all. Use it for a couple of hours straight, especially when you’re at your office and you’d soon feel that something is wrong with your wrist. You would have thought that with all the money and time spend on researching human kinetics, daily consumer products that we would use be more optimal for our needs.

Your normal mouse is made to point at things at your screen, nothing more. It wasn’t made for comfort or your well being and that’s why it is so cheap! A lot of money is poured into researching designs which would be natural for the hands.

But let’s get back to the topic of Ergonomic Mouse. Why do you really need to buy these very niche computer peripheral?

Well, if you care about your wrist health or want to avoid carpal tunnel syndrome (Repetitive Stress Injuries) especially for those of you who grind all day at the office then an ergonomic mouse is what you need.

It would bring you comfort! Not only that, it somewhat looks pretty also! Think of it as an investment both for your productivity and for your health. It is one of the triads in a highly efficient workstation, the other two are; Ergonomic Chair and Ergonomic Keyboards.

Let’s now cover the Best Ergonomic Mouse this 2017

Let’s grade each mouse according to different criteria set by our website.

  1. Comfortability
  2. Aesthetics, Specification & Other Features
  3. Build Quality
  4. Price

LOGITECH M570 WIRELESS TRACKBALL

It does not matter whether you are sitting on your LazyBoy or using it on a glass, you will always get precise control of your cursor with the track ball. Granted that to most of you, a track ball would be something to adjust to. This hand friendly mouse does not need any moving, just use your thumb to operate it!

It has a 30 ft. wireless range which is about 5 fully grown man stacked on top of another lying on the floor. Imagine that, that is far! It only uses a single battery, which can power the mouse for up to 18 months.

There’s a scroll wheel and a back/forward buttons on the left side hand of the clicker. Standard stuff for today’s generation of mouse.

Since there’s no arm movement, you won’t be straining especially on those long computer shifts. The only thing working in your body are your fingers. The body of the mouse is sculpted to support your hands naturally. Look at those curves! All the buttons are also accessible within a finger distance.

One small tip I can give to you if ever you buy it is to place a wedge with approximately 30 degrees in incline under it so that you won’t be resting any of your weight on your nerves. You can just use a Styrofoam and cut it into 30 degree incline. Now just put it under the mouse and it should be at the perfect position for those with CTS. Oh, and do remember to clean the track ball atleast once a week plus the pads that is in contact with the ball.

Priced at $24 which isn’t really that far from today’s standard mouse.

ETEKCITY SCROLL M910

Now this one is quite an unusual looking mouse configuration, but I got to say, it looks pretty. The mouse is designed this way for optimal working comfort and reduced wrist and arm strain. You are basically going to hold it like you’re giving someone a handshake. There’s a thumb rest with rubber grips for maximum grip. It also designed to provide comfort to that finger.

There are 9 buttons and 4 DPI settings (up to 2400 DPI), it is wireless and it works up to 33 ft. of distance. This makes it very adequate for gaming even if it was not really made for it. It rivals the Logitech Proteus with the number of buttons but at the same time also has that office feel of it. There’s a wrist guard which really helps when you’re going to use it for lots of hours.

The build quality is really good! It does feel light to carry but the molding as well as the plastic used in the mouse feels premium. There is however one fault with this mouse, you cannot change the grip size. If you have small hands, you might have a hard time gripping it. Worst scenario, it actually worsens comfortability. Make sure before buying that the size is perfect for your hands.

MICROSOFT ARCH TOUCH MOUSE

If you want a pretty mouse, then this right here might just be one of the most beautifully design mice out there. The form is both a design and a function; it makes the mouse work even on the most difficult of surfaces. It doesn’t matter if the surface is uneven or soft or rough or glossy, it just works. It’s what they call the BlueTrack Technology.

It’s very portable, bend the pad to get started and if you’re done then just straighten it out for storage! It has a MAGNETIC storage port on the underside of the mouse for the signal receiver when you are done using the mouse.

It works up to 30ft away. Sadly, there are no extra buttons for those of you who rely on macros for your daily work. There is however a touch strip which works through haptic feedback to scroll through documents of webpages easily.

This is however the least ergo friendly in the list and that is one to consider. It it shaped well for the hands but nowhere near comfortable as its rivals in this list.

ANKER VERTICAL WIRELESS MOUSE

If there are two bitter rivals, it is this vs Evoluent Vertical Mouse. They are the most suggested computer mice for those with wrist discomfort due to usage of a traditional mouse. Aside from being suggested, both of them were also recommended by the Academe of University of California!

The mouse has a nice rubbery matte finish that prevents your hand from slipping. Like other mice in the list, they are both in a handshake position. Think of it as almost perpendicular to the surface while in normal mice, you’d have your wrist parallel to the surface. It is around 65 degrees in angle. Those with wrist tension would feel immediate relief against a regular mouse. Compared to Evoluent Vertical Mouse, index finger would be for left click and the right click is used by the middle finger. This is intuitive against Evoluent where your ring finger does the right clicking. Build quality is good but not as exceptional as those of Logitech’s or Microsoft’s.

Anker comes in a wired and wireless version. For those with wireless, it has an extra option where it automatically turns off after some time to reduce battery usage.

EVOLUENT VERTICAL MOUSE

The first vertical mouse in the business is this baby right here. Due to its name recognition due to its academic research papers and the first ergonomic mouse that made it mainstream, it has to this day, the bestselling peripheral.

Take an investment now and remove all those arm pains, elbow pains and wrist pains associated with repeated clicking and non-optimal mice design. Like I said on my review above, it takes quite a while before you get accustomed to this thing. Every movement feels awkward and every click feels like you have to think of it. But when everything finally clicks together, you’ll notice that you have no pain anymore!

The build quality however is the lowest among the list as it feels very plasticky. It’s not the premium heavy plastic molding you feel with other premium devices, it just feels like 90’s plastic mouse. Make no mistake, it is reliable and not that easy to break but the texture might put off some people.

Aside from that, it’s one of the more costly product out there.

FINISHING OFF THIS LIST IS HANDSHOE WIRELESS MOUSE

With a weird name coupled with a weird shape, it really puts the list unto a high note. For those of you in CAD design work, your colleagues might have suggested this as the best mouse this 2017. And rightly so because it just works! Your hand rest directly on the mouse itself, not just the fingers! You’ll be using your forearm instead of your wrist to move the mouse. This is the right way to move a mouse!

One problem faced by the Handshoe Mouse is that it is LARGE! You may need a lot more desk space if you don’t have plenty already. You’ll be using your forearm remember? Your fine precision may suffer at first due to the motion but you’ll have it dialed in in no time.

This right here is the most ergonomic mouse out there, it is also however the priciest of the bunch. If wrist comfort is really what you are after then this will fit the bill.

These are the best computer mouse; couple this with the best ergonomic mouse pad.

Best Ergonomic Chair – Review for 2017

If there’s one thing that can relieve the pain you get from extended periods of work instantly, it’s an ergonomic office chair. If prolonged clicking and typing gives you wrist pain, then prolonged sitting gives you back pain. There’s no shortage of evidence and research that indicates that sitting too long increases the risk for various diseases and muscle pains. There’s numbness, spinal misalignment and whole sorts of problems that you can get from sitting incorrectly.

Too bad that standard office chairs does not put you into a position that is most comfortable and natural for your body! Most people hunchback when sitting or slump back which is very deleterious for your back when it is prolonged.

It is thus recommended that you pick a chair which can accommodate your body size and proportions. You will need a chair that support proper posture, this includes a chair with casters and a five-point base; a seat pan with dense, small-cell foam padding or coils; a backrest that is either curved or small enough to fit the small of the back; soft armrests with an adjustable height and width; a hydraulic seat heat adjustment feature; and a tilt adjustment to transfer some body weight to the chair’s backrest.

Embody Chair

If budget is not an issue, the best ergonomic chair that you can get is the Embody Chair by Herman Miller. It is designed for those who value their health in mind. The back rest traces the natural curvature of your spine which helps your back when sitting for hours a day. They even consulted physicians and physical therapists for this thing. It works so great, it has received several awards from different institutions!

The chair is neither too soft nor too firms, has several adjustments for your specifications and moves along with you. If you stretch yourself on the chair or try to lean back, the chair would accommodate your new position while keeping comfortability and support for your body. The chair is so great that you won’t notice that you’re sitting on a chair. This is a benchmark for good desk chair. It shouldn’t obtrusive to what you are doing. The build quality is better than your typical desk chair. It even comes with a 12 year warranty!

If however, you are in a budget, there are several notable picks you can choose from.

Next on our list is the best ergonomic office chair for those of you with pre-existing lower back pain. This does not take away from other chairs in this list, they all alleviate pain but not as much as this bad boy right here.

Herman Miller Aeron Chair

This thing started the ergonomic craze especially in the department of chairs. It’s the first seat to feature a woven seat and back without foam cushions, does the name; Aeron.

First thing that you should know about is the size of the chair that fits you. The chair if too small for you or too big would cause even more pain. However, when you’ve got the size dialed in, you’ll be feeling like you’re in cloud 9!

It does not cost as much as other true ergonomic chairs but it still would cost a lot. If you’re just looking for the best value per money then forget about all the other competitors and settle with this. Another thing to take note of is that Herman Miller goes on sale atleast twice a year after Thanksgiving and another 6 months after. It’s about 15% discount so it’s pretty substantial discount.

12 YEARS WARRANTY. Who gives a warranty like that? Only companies who truly believe that their products can withstand the test of time. That’s what you’ll be getting for your money, quality. Try not to unpeel the sticker underneath the seat as it contains all the information you’ll be needing for the warranty.

Another thing to take note of is that PostureFit Model type, even though is the most expensive is not the best version. The support is far too low as you need it around the lower back/lumbar area. Get the model with a Lumbar Pad.

Sayl Chair by Herman Miller

This beauty right here is the Sayl Chair, another ergonomic chair from Herman Miller. It features a Y Tower backbone of the chair which stretches the fabric and the ArcSpan which provides shape for the back.

Like other Herman Miller products, it comes with a 12 year warranty. You wouldn’t need that thankfully as the build quality is just excellent! The material for the armrest are just right and the gorgeous suspension back feels really good for my body. It conforms perfectly to your back while still keeping you cool.

It’s quite comfortable even when used for long periods of time, the recline is just right and there’s plenty of seat padding. There’s a model with adjustable armrests, which would cost an additional. Depending on your height and proportion, you might either need it or not. Go try it out first before buying it cheaper online.

Best Ergonomic Office Chair for those with Neck Pain

Ergohuman

This is an ergonomic chair that alleviates discomfort. It just has its own special distinction as the chair has a head rest.

This chair is a perfect fit for people for are somewhat taller than average.

Best Ergonomic Keyboard – Review for 2017

May I ask you one thing, why are people still using normal keyboards for their everyday use? Ha! That was a rhetorical question, they are not using them because they don’t the benefits of such keyboards. And that is your advantage, you know why they are necessary! Big round of applause for you!

An ergonomic keyboard or ergo keyboard for short is proven to relieve and reduce the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome, muscle strain and soreness from your forearms to your hand. It works hand in hand with an ergonomic mouse to make sure that your hands and wrist are as healthy as they could be.

Normal keyboards has your wrist in acute angles instead of perfectly straight when typing. This induces a lot of strain to both your muscles and your joints. If you are using both your mouse and keyboard for more than 8 hours, it is best to invest in a good pair of computer peripheral for your health and well being. An investment in these accessories is an investment to yourself.

If for however, you’re a casual user who does not type all day long or play endless hours then it is not that necessary to dive deeper into the world of ergonomics.

So what makes up a good ergonomic keyboard?

To put it into simpler terms, your hands should be naturally aligned with your forearms. It should not be bent in any form in any axis. If one’s wrist is bent, your nerves will be compressed and this might lead to pain. So to make an ergonomic keyboard, they keys themselves should be angled outwards so that they meet your hand straight on.

Aside from that, we also reviewed the keyboards based on other features such as: are they mechanical or membrane keyboards; does the keyboard have a tilt; is the keypad detachable or not and for other features such as extra/macro buttons.

So where do you start, given the hundreds of listings in the market for ergonomic keyboards. Here we’ll have a brief look through the bestselling boards and why they sell as much as they can. Some of these peripherals double as gaming keyboards and thus are double the price of a good ergonomic keyboard. If you do not need the functionality of these gaming keyboards, then I suggest you shop for keyboards that are better of value.

General Warning: Ergonomic Keyboards are in no way a substitute for a consultation with a medical doctor when you are experiencing wrist pains or any pain due to repetitive stress injury. Please don’t be stupid and go visit your doctor.

Check this article out if you want to know more about what makes a good ergonomic keyboard.

MICROSOFT SCULPT ERGONOMIC KEYBOARD

Thanks to its negative slope design, your wrist and arms are in a relaxed neutral position. There’s a large wrist pad at the bottom of the keyboard and there’s a crest between to prevent tilting of the wrist. The keyboard does look sexy, don’t you think? It is comfortable to use for long periods of time so this is a good investment on your part.

The number pad is separated to enable you to keep your mouse closer to the keyboard. This makes it great for people with low desk real estate. The Riser (which brings up the front of the keyboard) has surprising benefits. It straightens your wrist and feels magical after getting accustomed to it.

The keys used scissor switch keys, an upgrade from the rubber dome keys. These are however, not yet mechanical switches which is a bummer. It uses a lot of battery I can tell you that, it’s quite excessive if you pair it up with the sculpt mouse. Another tip: for ergonomic uses, it is better to just pick up the keyboard and not the combo as there are far better options out there for a computer mouse. Read on our review of ergonomic mouse for what to replace it with.

KINESIS FREESTYLE2 REVIEW

It is a bluetooth keyboard (wireless ergonomic keyboard), so it’s great for those of you who does like the mess that wires bring. Do take note however than there are two versions of the keyboard, one for the apple environment and another for the others (Windows, Linux and Android). It can pair simultaneously to 3 devices, and it has a switch for you to pick which device to type on.

Kinesis Freestyle 2 Blue is split keyboard and so, like the Matias Ergo Pro, most of you would need to get accustomed first to it. This is especially those for us who cross our fingers on the other sides of the keyboard just to type.

If you’re going to buy this thing, make sure to get the VIP3 accesory which enables you to tilt or angle your keyboard to up to 15 degrees. This helps with the ergonomicity of the device. Especially helpful for those who need unusual angles like in a pyramid shape for their wrist not to hurt. This accessory also adds a palm rest.

The keys are clicky and does not need much force to press on. This keyboard might not be as ergonomic as other keyboards in this list or built with a better quality than them but this is truly an option for those who switch devices frequently or would like a wireless option.

MATIAS ERGO PRO

best ergonomic keyboardOut of the three, if you’re shopping for a mechanical keyboard then this right here fits the bill. Being a mechanical keyboard however makes this the most expensive of the rest that we reviewed here but for a good mechanical keyboard, the price is just right! If you like to hear the click of the keyboard every time you press a button then a mechanical keyboard is for you and Matias Ergo Pro would fill the void inside you.

In the ergonomic department, the keyboard is a split keyboard. You can also tilt the board away from you just like Microsoft’s which makes it really the best ergonomic keyboard. Tenting the keyboard (making it in a pyramid shape) is also an option, but having both a tilt and a tent is not. You can only pick from one of them and that’s a bummer!

Also, since the tilt and the tent is adjustable, the keyboard would fit a lot more people. Keys are larger than other keyboards which makes it really fun to type on. The mechanical switches help you know if a keypress was registered.

Aside from having a windows and apple version, it comes with two key switch types: Ergo Pro and Ergo Pro Low Force. Like how the name implies, the Ergo Pro Low Force needs much less force to press than Ergo Pro. It almost feels like you’re not pressing but just touching the button. This is great for people who has pains from typing too much since less force = less work for the muscles.

MICROSOFT NATURAL ERGONOMIC KEYBOARD

Build quality is really good, there’s less ‘flex’ in the plastic and a faux leather material makes up the wrist pad for comfort and feel. The entire keyboard just feels really durable as well as comfortable. The key design features curvature which is very noticeable in some keys such as A, F and J. Some buttons also has a different shape than a normal keyboard. It takes practice to hit it without thought but not as much as when you use a split keyboard.

There’s a riser below the front of the keyboard which gives it a negative tilt, this is a very good ergonomic design.

Sound is dampened when pressing keys, so if loud keyboards irritate you then you’ll love this board. The keyboard only has a wired version which can make your workspace cluttered. Some might be put off by that, others less.

There are extra buttons which you can program to do different task or macros for you which is always a nice feature to get from these keyboards. You do need to install the program for that. There’s a forward and back button here just like what you would normally see in a mouse and it does not need the drivers for that.

The Microsoft keyboard is larger than standard keyboards but it is much thinner than they are.

Overall, this is a very high-quality keyboard and a wireless version should be out by the time I publish this post so a few negative points of the keyboard can be taken off. Do I recommend this? A big resounding yes. It’s a good keyboard and it makes your wrist feel better. The best of both worlds.

So we’ve learned that an ergonomic keyboard is one which puts your hand into the most natural position while typing with utmost efficiency. An ergonomic product is made for people’s comfort while maximizing productivity.

I hope you all have learned something from this review and might have picked which one is the best for your needs.

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