Finding the Best Ergonomic Mouse and Keyboard for Technical Writers

Finding the Best Ergonomic Mouse and Keyboard for Technical Writers

By on Jun 2, 2017 in Latest Posts, Technical Ideas |

The world of computing has revolutionized over the past few years owing to various factors among which is the growing ubiquity of the internet.The internet has almost half of the world population connected to it and i am guessing you are part of this number.A keen factor to take into account however, is the fact that the internet market like any other market has market segments.

Among the market segments are technical writers who play a pivotal in the improvement of technology. Those in this segment vary from tech geeks who are budding in the software engineering field or just like to crunch some code,or simply an online content creator who needs those fast mouse keystrokes in order to land that job that you have been waiting for all night long.

This guide is meant to aid you to find the best ergonomic mouse and keyboard for technical writers by giving you a number of pointers to look out for when you are out shopping for a new mouse after having the need to look out for a better one to suite your needs best.

So,now without wasting time,let’s get right to it and catch to the chase, below is a list i have personally compiled of a few thins that you should have an eye for when you are out looking for an ergonomic mouse or keyboard for technical writing.

  1. Comfort.

A full ergonomic writing desk setup for technical writers

Not just limited to mouse/keyboard, your ergonomic desk setup should include everything listed above.

Yes i said it, this is one thing of paramount importance that one cannot go without mentioning.When you are using a mouse and keyboard while you are on your computer,you need to have your palms at the most comfortable position to reduce stress and strain to your wrists while you are typing or scrolling through pages. Some keyboards even have negative-slope attachments and a large wrist pad to ensure that your arms are in a relaxed natural position. This is linked to mice in that,while operating the mouse,you should be able to move it around easily with minimum strain on you wrist in order to ensure ease of movement.

2. Speed.

This is another very important factor to consider when you want to upgrade either your keyboard or your mouse at any particular time. Speed is of the essence especially for content writers who have deadlines to beat,and if you have a keyboard that has its keys very hard to press or or are not built to meet your ergonomic needs, then you should probably not consider choosing it since it is going to slow you down, what you should be looking for instead is a keyboard with very soft keys,some even come as fully-split keyboards while others are partially separated but have a number part completely split from the main keyboard so as to ease typing and locating the various keys on the keyboard.

3. Repetitive Motion Syndrome (RMS)

This disease has been there only that there has been an increased number of cases of people with the disease.When one is involved in a particular activity over and over again,the part of their brain that is responsible for the carrying out of the activity becomes overused and this might end up culminating into the damage of that part of the brain.Related nerve damages in the wrists and hand are a relatively new form of RMS.

Keyboards may cause strain due to the relatively fixed position one has to stay in when they are typing.Mice on the other hand can cause this in their own subtle way in addition to the tendon and nerve affecting issues that some of the latest and modernized mice are responsible for.

To avoid having such complications,one should look for a keyboard that can fully be split so as to be able to reduce strain to the neck and shoulders that occurs especially when you have to hold your hands close together when typing. For mice,one should look for one that is easy to move around and that have an ergonomically designed arch that rises vertically to your knuckles,then parallels the quick fall off to your wrist and finally slopes to your fingertips.

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