By Evan Ackerman
I spend a lot of time on the computer. I mean, seriously, a lot. Fortunately, I’ve never had any issues with carpal tunnel or wrist pain (not from work, anyway), and have no need for the SafeType mouse. The SafeType mouse is made by the same company responsible for the totally nutty SafeType keyboard, and is designed to reduce all of the muscle stresses normally present when using standard mice, which it accomplishes by working like a joystick. Sure, it’s a good idea, but it’s like changing over to Dvorak from QWERTY: it may make a lot of sense, but there’s no way you’re gonna get many people to actually do it, because we’re all lazy and too used to what we grew up with.
You can get a SafeType mouse for $74; not currently available for lefties (it’s a conspiracy, man).