I have an odd RSI problem that means using a mouse on the desk doesn't work well for me.
I researched hand-held mouse alternatives years ago and ended up buying one of these:
The (old model) Fellowes cordless micro trac
(You hold it like a gun, thumb on the trackball on top, index finger clicking the trigger)
Which was less than a hundred bucks on eBay. But I've stopped using it; it creates it's own RSI thanks to:
- a not-so-great-quality trackball and
- the positions I had to end up holding it in for least strain (it still strained something).
I'm using the keyboard more and the mouse less (a good idea anyway). Other than that, has anyone used a mouse alternative that they can recommend?
I've seen foot mice and head tracking and a whole bunch of interesting stuff online, but it's too expensive from me to spend $300 plus postage and then discover it doesn't help.
Has anyone actually used any such device? This is the kind of thing you have to try for a day or two to know if it works.
(I am especially interested in ones that don't sit on the desk, but let me know what works for you).
Update: Since mouse alternatives are useful in general, to many people with problems different from mine, I've made this community wiki.