Whilst I appreciate a lot of this stuff is effectively [grab what you can get] is anyone particularly happy with their home working technology set-up with particular focus on mouse and keyboard and would recommend?
I can’t keep ignoring tension in the right arm which is beyond any reasonable doubt associated with my mouse. Certainly can’t claim it’s due to amateur climbing form. I’m using a Sondstrom pebble style at the moment and do try to occasionally swap to the left but it never lasts very long.
I also don’t have any wrist support on the keyboard but the left arm isn’t that bothered.
Anyone been around this circle and found a good solution?
I’d check your posture, chair height and height of monitors. Consider a foot stool if you’re feet aren’t on the ground or comfortable. While changing from a mouse to a mouse ball is an option, if those first items aren’t correct that would most likely only be a temporary solution.
Further to David’s comments, you ought to have the top of your chair arm rest aligned to the desk surface and check that you aren’t over-reaching.
The recommendation is also to do exercises through the day to un-tension your wrist & neck etc.
I use a wacom tablet and pen for illustration work, helps a lot, BUT you still need a decent workstation set up. It is all about that. Everything else follows on. And yeah, get up and move every 30mins
I use an ergonomic keyboard and a separate vertical mouse which means your hand isn’t rotated inwards. Shoulders are also at a different angle. I couldn’t get away with a stylus for the bits I need to do in work.
A cheap laptop riser and a second hand monitor arm off eBay has let me get two screens at eye level which made a massive difference.
It was pretty much a corded version of that, I have been getting away with using the included one since WFH as my desk is at a better height and monitor was an improvement. It’s not silent but I can get away wit
I had a lot of funny looks from colleagues when they tried to borrow it, but a different shape really helped with the finger nerve issues I was getting a few years back.
Also worth checking your road bike posture is OK and not forcing a very low position which weights your hands