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MaidMarion
MaidMarion Community member Posts: 31 Listener
Hi 
My OH adviser recommended a vertical mouse because of my arthritis.

Most of them look rather big, more suitable for a man.

I looked at Logitech Lift (available in pink!!) And Logitech Master 3- this one was voted best mouse in 2022.

But I find it too big!

Has anybody got experience with these mice?
I am a teacher and design PowerPoint presentations- 
Lots of dragging and clicking.

Thank you
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  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,652 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @MaidMarion

    Thanks for posting about this, sorry to hear that all the mice are too big for you.

    I wonder if any of the manufacturers do customer mice whereby you can request a size for your hand specifically. 

    It might be worth getting in touch with Ability Net to see if they can provide any support with this.
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  • MaidMarion
    MaidMarion Community member Posts: 31 Listener
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    Hi @MaidMarion

    Thanks for posting about this, sorry to hear that all the mice are too big for you.

    I wonder if any of the manufacturers do customer mice whereby you can request a size for your hand specifically. 

    It might be worth getting in touch with Ability Net to see if they can provide any support with this.
    Hi
    There are smaller mice- all of lesser quality!
  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,652 Disability Gamechanger
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    I see, that's a shame @MaidMarion. Perhaps it might be worth giving one of them a go and seeing if it does work for you, and if not you could always return it?

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  • MaidMarion
    MaidMarion Community member Posts: 31 Listener
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    I see, that's a shame @MaidMarion. Perhaps it might be worth giving one of them a go and seeing if it does work for you, and if not you could always return it?

    Hi 
    That's what I thought!!
    But the department says that it is a commercial order, so once unboxed, it cant be returned.
    That only works under consumer law rules!

    Best wishes
    M
  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,652 Disability Gamechanger
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    Ah I see, that is a shame @MaidMarion

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  • POGGYFLOSS
    POGGYFLOSS Scope Member Posts: 38 Courageous
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    Whilst I was still able to work my company bought me this one

    Evoluent VerticalMouse 4 Small (right handed)

    No it's just me prices way too high so I do actually just buy a strong standard gaming mouse from eBay which for some reason seem to be smaller probably because they have fewer buttons worth having a look.
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    I use a flatter shaped trackball mouse myself, I don't know if that might be easier than a vertical mouse @MaidMarion

    A trackball means you can move the cursor with the ball, and the mouse itself stays in one place, so you don't have to drag it around. It can take a bit of getting used to but it definitely helps me reduce fatigue :)
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  • ShirleyW
    ShirleyW Community member Posts: 355 Pioneering
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    I have severe osteoarthritis in my hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders.
    For many years I have used software to do the clicking for me.

    I still have to move the mouse but when the cursor is on the place I want to click on I don't need to click, the software does it for me.
    I only use a small mouse made by HP and I don't need to grip it hard as it moves easily.

    The software programme I use is:
    https://thinksmartbox.com/product/dwell-clicker/

    It can be downloaded and costs £10 for the licence which lasts indefinitely.  I'm fairly certain there is a trial period too.  I've used it for over 10 years and only paid the once.  When I change laptop I just quote my original licence number to them.

  • POGGYFLOSS
    POGGYFLOSS Scope Member Posts: 38 Courageous
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    that looks fantastic, now i just need to find a mac version! it exists,8.99 in the App   store!
  • ShirleyW
    ShirleyW Community member Posts: 355 Pioneering
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    that looks fantastic, now i just need to find a mac version! it exists,8.99 in the App   store!
    That's great.  I hope you can get it to work on your Mac.  It certainly made my life much easier.
  • MaidMarion
    MaidMarion Community member Posts: 31 Listener
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    ShirleyW said:
    that looks fantastic, now i just need to find a mac version! it exists,8.99 in the App   store!
    That's great.  I hope you can get it to work on your Mac.  It certainly made my life much easier.
    Brilliant idea!!!
    I will get university to pay for it. They let me order a vertical mouse as well. I'm looking into a small size Evoluent mouse, a Dutch make. 
  • MaidMarion
    MaidMarion Community member Posts: 31 Listener
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    I use a flatter shaped trackball mouse myself, I don't know if that might be easier than a vertical mouse @MaidMarion

    A trackball means you can move the cursor with the ball, and the mouse itself stays in one place, so you don't have to drag it around. It can take a bit of getting used to but it definitely helps me reduce fatigue :)
    Hi
    That sounds good but probably would not work when designing Powerpoint Prentations. Lots of clicking and dragging to do! 
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