Ten Easy Steps To Lifelong RSI

Do you dream of a lifetime filled with computer-related discomfort? Are you burdened with extra funds that you long to lavish on deserving medical professionals? Me neither. But many users must feel this way, judging by their workstation setups and habits. To help these folks achieve their goal, I have created an easy ten-step plan […]

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The New Kinesis Freestyle2 Ergonomic Keyboard: First Look

As a loyal fan of the Kinesis Freestyle keyboard for the past year, I was excited to hear about the second generation model coming out in 2012. Such is the popularity of the new Freestyle that I had to stand in line for a review sample. That sample finally arrived last week. Having used it […]

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A Keyboard “In10Did” To Change The Way We Type

I love to try something new – particularly when that something is a keyboard or mouse. So, when inventor Wayne Rasanen offered me the chance to test his company’s latest prototype, the mobile In10Did keyboard, I took him up on it. The unit I received is sort of a miniaturized cross between the Alphagrip and […]

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Contour ShuttlePro V2: An Ergonomic Perspective

At first glance, the ShuttlePro V2 has little connection to ergonomics, apart from the fact that it’s manufactured by Contour Design. Still, this little device – intended as an efficiency tool for A/V editors – could be an interesting way to enhance the ergonomics of any workstation. Let me explain.

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Contour RollerMouse Free Review

The RollerMouse from Contour Design is more than a revolutionary mouse alternative. It’s an earthquake off the top of the ergonomic Richter Scale. It takes the normal idea of what a “mouse” should be and turns it on its head, yet manages to remain completely intuitive – even for users who have never seen it […]

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Ion Wireless Air Mouse Review

Strapped onto a user’s right hand, the Ion Wireless Air Mouse looks like something that should be worn with a spandex space suit and a visored helmet. There is nothing futuristic about the product, though; you can order one today for around $50. The Ion is not advertised as an ergonomic device – which is […]

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Kensington Expert Mouse Trackball Review

Trackballs are often recommended as an ergonomic alternative for mouse sufferers. The Kensington Expert, with its extra-large ball, scroll wheel, and programmable buttons, is frequently held up as an example of trackball greatness. There is much to like about the latest version of this venerable device, but also one or two drawbacks to consider.

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Goldtouch Mouse Review

When I review an ergonomic input device, I’m often eager to finish with it so I can get back to my usual setup. I’ve spent years – literally, years – getting my workstation just the way I want it with the devices that work best for me. So, I was quite surprised to find myself […]

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Why Dvorak And Colemak Are Not For Me

I’m starting this post after a long day of trying to learn the Colemak keyboard layout. I’m tired. I haven’t gotten much work done. The best speed I clocked after hours of conditioning was sixteen words in a minute – with three errors. Right now I’m relishing the familiar QWERTY patterns as my fingers fly […]

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Goldtouch Keyboard Review

The Goldtouch keyboard has, in some form, been a standby of ergonomic arsenals for almost twenty years. Its flagship feature is infinite adjustability to match the needs of individual users. There’s no separation between the halves, but you can do splay, tenting, and just about anything else you like with the Goldtouch.

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Logitech K350 Comfort Wave Keyboard Review

Solid and sleek, Logitech’s K350 Comfort Wave keyboard strikes a good ergonomic balance with a familiar keyboard design. The Wave is no ergonomic powerhouse, but it’s tough to find anything not to like about this friendly and affordable keyboard.

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3M Ergonomic Mouse Review

Though it looks like an undersized joystick, the ergonomic mouse from 3M is really just an ordinary mouse with an unusual shape. It implements the vertical mouse idea in a unique and interesting way – but the location of the buttons may prove a problem for some.

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