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Which Mouse is Best

Picking a Mouse

There are two main concerns when choosing a mouse for your computer. The way in which you hold the mouse and whether a wireless mouse or corded is best for you.

Getting a Grip

There are three types of mouse gripping types. The palm grip, the claw grip, and the fingertip grip. Some one that uses the palm grip will have their whole hand on the mouse, all the way back into their palm. For this kind of user you will want a mouse with a longer sloping back that fits comfortably into your hand. The second type is called the claw grip because your fingers are more raised up or arched then the palm grip and because of that raised action in your fingers you will need a shorter mouse with a more raised back. This allows for the natural form for your hand to happen without fighting against the mouse. The last kind of grip is all about the fingertips. You will find a shorter mouse more to your liking because the control you exert over your mouse comes from your finger tips and thumb. You won’t need a long back on it.

Cord or Cordless

Once you have found the right shape mouse you have to decide if you want to go wireless or if your needs are best met with a cord attaching you to the computer. If you are always working at the same desk and have plenty of space then there are benefits to keeping the cord. You won’t have to deal with the hassle of keeping batteries in the mouse. Also there can be some lag in the responsiveness of a wireless mouse compared to its corded counterparts.  This doesn’t mean that a wireless mouse wouldn’t be a wise choice for the desktop computer at work. There are just some down sides that have to be accepted before saying it’s the right choice for you. If you are mainly using a laptop on the go and want a mouse for that device then the wireless makes more sense because it has no cord to tangle and snag on things.

The main take away is that when choosing a mouse you have to find the right fit for your style and preferences. It’s about knowing your own habits.

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