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Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Smartmouse
Ann R. Thryft   6/18/2013 12:21:21 PM
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So many people have told me I should use a trackball for my tendonitis, and are absolutely convinced it will solve my problem, but I have to say "thanks, but been there done that already." And I use my mouse a lot like you do: minimal movement for maximum effect.

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Re: Smartmouse
Cadman-LT   6/18/2013 7:42:32 AM
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Cabe, I thought about that price again. For $80 aren't you really getting two products in one? A good mouse and a LEAD will cost more than that.

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Re: Smartmouse
Cadman-LT   6/18/2013 7:39:29 AM
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I think I said this before, but I'll say it again. Who has NEVER thought about picking up their mouse and pointing at the screen? It can't be just me.

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Re: Smartmouse
Cadman-LT   6/18/2013 7:36:44 AM
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I mean I like the LEAD, but it is a dedicated 3D device, so I for one...would still want a mouse. You would need one.

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Re: Smartmouse
Cadman-LT   6/18/2013 7:33:34 AM
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What I like about that mouse is it's just a normal mouse when you want that. Then when you may want a 3D device for a few minutes for a presentation or some modeling, it does that as well.  Perfect.

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Re: Smartmouse
Cadman-LT   6/18/2013 7:28:14 AM
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Ann, funny you mentioned trackballs. I know a guy that swore by them. I tried them and they hurt my hand too. I do have a cut muscle across the webbing of my thumb. I blamed it on that. As I said to each their own. I guess the mouse...I can rest my hand on it and it doesn't bother my thumb...especially over extended periods of time. Which is important. I never move my mouse more than ..ummm say 1/2" to an inch, some people might need to learn how to adjust their settings. Just because you have a large mousepad doesn't mean you need to use the whole thing! I think that is what my friend liked about the trackball, you didn't have to move it. As I mentioned, you don't have to really move your mouse much either.

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Smartmouse
Ann R. Thryft   6/17/2013 12:01:25 PM
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Cadman-LT, that's why i put "graduated" in quotes. I'm always amazed that some people's hands like trackballs, whereas they cause me a lot of pain. I'm even more amazed at how different our uses of input devices can be.



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Re: Smartmouse
Cadman-LT   6/17/2013 5:54:23 AM
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Cabe, just replying to your cost question. I don't think $80 is too much really. I've payed more for less in the past.

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Re: Smartmouse
Cadman-LT   6/17/2013 5:51:13 AM
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Cabe, I agree with it being tiring. As far as hacks/mods on a Wiimote....I don't own a Wii and probably never will. I'm a 360 guy. I can't see using a Wii remote all day(8hr day) that would be soooo tiring.

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Re: Smartmouse
Cadman-LT   6/17/2013 5:45:43 AM
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Ann, you "graduated" from the mouse? Geez, I cannot stand trackpads. To each their own though...whatever works.

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