Why don't you care about your health and use a Evoluent vertical mouse or a trackball mouse, and a natural ergonomic 4000 keyboard or a kinesis keyboard? The only reason I would ever see is to play video games, and you guys don't actually do that little kid stuff, right?
Joking aside, I'm wondering why these aren't what everyone uses if they're so comfortable to use.
>Why don't you care about your health
But I do
>Joking aside, I'm wondering why these aren't what everyone uses if they're so comfortable to use.
the same reason why for many years people stuck with IE6 and almost everyone thinks google=internet.
Mouse is the default.
you will be. It's the MX Master of Trackballs. Built like a tank, ridiculously huge, got a pool ball sized ball.
Seriously, this thing is the best /g/ related purchase I've made in years
>not 420 quickscoping plebs comfortably with your kensington expert trackball and your natural ergonomic 4000
It's like you people don't know how to live.
it worth it. Plus, if you go from their website, you can get either the regular black one, the same with extra switches and or blue LEDs. Or I think there's one with a clear housing and always the lmao beige ones.
Honestly, they'll save your wrists.
I don't think I would be able to switch, I'm just too used to mouse. Casual browsing and shit would be fine but occasional gayman not so much, would have to relearn all that muscle memory.
it shouldn't take more than a week or so.
If you've ever used a fingertip grip mouse - then you can quite easily switch to a finger trackball. The movement is quite similar, you just have to get used to left-clicking with your thumb.
If you've ever used a game pad, then a thumb trackball should be extremely easy to get used to - your thumbs already know how to control things, and you click like on a normal mouse.
a friend of mine only use a trackball. he almost exclusively play twitch shooters (quake, UT, he played a fair bit of loadout and did a few competition on TF2) and i never seen him miss by a huge margin, he's always on target it's unbelievable. but he can't use a mouse for shit, i guess it's just habits.
Six button trackball with multiple speed options for general use and yes gaming. Even has a nice speed slow button for those fine details or tricky headshots.
If you actually think a trackball can't game and do work your a sad sad bastard. Elecom FTW.
Is using my body at all to do anything bad for me? Should just remain dormant in my ergo-chair using my ergo-mouse and ergo-keyboard to browse ergo-sites while making sure my screen is ergonomically placed and height-adjusted for my eyes while also wearing protective eye-goggles and standing like pic related?
ask software devs who are in their 50's whether or not they wish they used something like a vertical mouse or track ball. they all have carpal tunnel syndrome now and have to deal with it for the rest of their lives you dumb faggot
I bought a trackball which I really, really like. Unfortunately it doesn't have a scrollwheel or anything comparable, which I really, really miss. I wish I spent an extra 20 dollars to get something with one, I would actually use a trackball if I did.
oh i didn't notice the one on the left. I am talking about the logitech. I assumed that was the only mouse there since he said 'this is the last mouse you will ever buy' but turns out he actually did buy another mouse and I don't really understand it
no, logitech trackman. >>52586727
right in this picture. there probably is a way to configure the forward and back buttons to function that way, but that would take away other functionality like of course, forward and back. those are the only two buttons beside the left and right click which are obviously even more important than the scrollwheel.
there isn't even a middle click, you won't be able to paste without keyboard in *nix environments or scroll through pages with autoscrolling, you would need to drag the scrollbar or constantly switch between keyboard and mouse for small tasks
>it doesn't have a scrollwheel
You can set one of the small buttons to act as either the third mouse button or to scroll.
You need to download the "app" from the Logitech site.
>I assumed that was the only mouse there
Well, it is a shitty photo, sorry for that. Is just to compare the size of the CST to the Logitech one.
>using an ergonomic keyboard is uncomfortable.
>trackballs are also uncomfortable
but that's not true at all
I don't like the trackballs at all, but I wouldn't mind a trackpoint kind of deal instead. I'd also be open to a vertical mouse but I don't see the point in using either until I have RSI or carpal tunnel.
Yeah, I meant that one. Logitech Trackman Marble.
I've had it for a while, had the left small button configured to scroll, the right small button configured to middle click.
I never felt the need to have forward/back buttons on a pointing device. Once I had a mouse at work that had forward/back buttons by default, under the thumb, and I hated it a lot, I never pressed them on purpose, but at least a few times I clicked the back button on accident, I ended up installing the mouse software just to disable those buttons.
Unfortunately, I don't remember if it can be set to act as a proper scroll lock, or if you have to keep the button pressed for scrolling, which, considering it's size and placement, isn't comfortable.
>I don't see the point in using either until I have RSI or carpal tunnel.
you use a trackball/vertical mouse to reduce the risk of getting those things. And believe me, RSI is a shitty thing to have.
>Does anyone here actually use an ergonomic keyboard?
I use Microsoft sculpt ergonomic, but I actually like low profile membrane keys, as long as they're properly clicky
>I'm curious because they're all membrane I think.
No, there are mechanical ones too. Ergodox and Kinesis come to mind first, but there are a few more.
it does, a bit.
It's Ergodox, you build it yourself to your liking