3M Ergonomic Mouse - EM500GPS

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4.2
Overall Satisfaction
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Ease of Use
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I've been using this mouse a couple weeks now and the old wrist pain is gone. I'm glad I bought this mouse, but I want to point out three negatives: 1) there is no scroll wheel (a major annoyance), 2) the optical resolution could be better (tiny motions can be difficult), and 3) once in a while I have to slap the device against the desk to get it to show a cursor on the screen. That last one could be a conflict with the 3 other USB pointing devices I'm using simultaneously, though. I make up for the lack of a scroll wheel by keeping my old mouse (with its scroll wheel) under my left hand.

-Bob Harner quote

I've been using this mouse since 1998, before it was optical, and before 3M bought out the original makers. Now I have the optical version. It has literally saved my arm and my career. Before I used it, I was developing RSS and needed to use an arm brace and glove. Since I've started using this mouse, I haven't needed a brace and my arm no longer aches and hurts. As far as I'm concerned, there are no drawbacks. It works, mouse pad or no mouse pad. Most of my co-workers ended up on disability, never able to use a PC (or, at least, a PC that requires a mouse) again. I 200% recommend this mouse. If you have RSS, you will notice an improvement as soon as you start to use it. However, I have noticed that other people who try to use my PC get frustrated trying to use my mouse for the first time.

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Good Enough

by Bob Harner on 12/30/2004

I've been using this mouse a couple weeks now and the old wrist pain is gone. I'm glad I bought this mouse, but I want to point out three negatives: 1) there is no scroll wheel (a major annoyance), 2) the optical resolution could be better (tiny motions can be difficult), and 3) once in a while I have to slap the device against the desk to get it to show a cursor on the screen. That last one could be a conflict with the 3 other USB pointing devices I'm using simultaneously, though. I make up for the lack of a scroll wheel by keeping my old mouse (with its scroll wheel) under my left hand.

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Best decision I ever made

by shannon on 3/4/2005

I've been using this mouse since 1998, before it was optical, and before 3M bought out the original makers. Now I have the optical version. It has literally saved my arm and my career. Before I used it, I was developing RSS and needed to use an arm brace and glove. Since I've started using this mouse, I haven't needed a brace and my arm no longer aches and hurts. As far as I'm concerned, there are no drawbacks. It works, mouse pad or no mouse pad. Most of my co-workers ended up on disability, never able to use a PC (or, at least, a PC that requires a mouse) again. I 200% recommend this mouse. If you have RSS, you will notice an improvement as soon as you start to use it. However, I have noticed that other people who try to use my PC get frustrated trying to use my mouse for the first time.

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Product Overview

Ergonomic optical mouse earned an Ease-of-Use Commendation from the Arthritis Foundation for its patented, vertical grip design. Vertical grip keeps your hand and wrist at a neutral angle while the mouse works as a regular optical mouse. Unique, ergonomic handshake" grip design has been clinically proven to reduce muscle strain and discomfort from pressure on the wrist's median nerve. The design alleviates discomfort associated with carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive stress injuries. Simply grip the handle and rest your hand on the base. Use your thumb to left and right click on the top. Third button on side lets you scroll. Corded optical mouse offers USB/PS2 plug-and-play compatibility, 6-1/2' cord for flexible use, and right-handed use.

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Specifications

Manufacturer 3M
Mfg Part# EM500GPS
SKU 10346715
UPC 021200418341
UPC 14 00021200418341
Features
Pointing Device Host Interface USB
Product Type Mouse
Manufacturer Part Number EM500GPS
Manufacturer 3M
Product Name Ergonomic Mouse
Brand Name 3M
Device Supported Computer
Country of Origin China
Post-consumer-waste% 0%
Assembly Required No
Weight (Approximate) 6.40 oz
Color Black
Height 4.3"
Width 4.5"
Depth 3.5"
Movement Detection Optical
Pointing Device Connectivity Technology Cable
Ergonomic Fit Right-handed Only
Limited Warranty 2 Year
Tech Specs
Pointing Device Host Interface USB
Product Type Mouse
Manufacturer Part Number EM500GPS
Manufacturer Website Address www.3m.com
Packaged Quantity 1
Manufacturer 3M
Product Name Ergonomic Mouse
Brand Name 3M
Dimensions 4.30" Height x 4.50" Width x 3.50" Depth
Weight (Approximate) 6.40 oz
Design Right-handed Only / Ergonomic
Movement Detection Optical
Pointing Device Connectivity Technology Wired
Pointing Device Wireless Technology Not Applicable
Standard Warranty 2 Year

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