I would like to know what do you use to design type on your computer?
Do you you use a regular mouse or any other, like a gamer mouse?
Do you prefer to use a tablet and a pen?
Let me know!
I'm currently looking for a substitute to my apple mouse since working on it for hours has given me a really bad tendonitis.
Of course, you’re also free to go, ‘ahh, that’s why your fonts look like that’, but I’m not going to feed the monsters
But my favorite remains the Amiga's "pregnant badger" model from the '90s:
Back in the nineties, I was getting pain in my arm from using a mouse (the old teardrop shaped Apple mouse). After trying some different things, I figured out that the problem was the height of my chair relative to desk surface. Even earlier I discovered that repetitious mouse dragging was a sure path to pain.
I also get numb fingers when using a Wacom stylus. Interestingly, not with the Apple Pencil on an iPad.
On the laptop I have a Logitech wireless gaming mouse, G602 and I have the extra buttons set up to do useful things in Font Creator. Wireless mice suit a laptop where you don't want lots of wires spread about.
On my desktop machine I have a very ordinary Logitech M500 corded mouse because it is simple and reliable, it should be the other way round really because I only play games on the desktop machine.
Both mice are roughly the same size, weight and shape. Both these mice fit my hand well and I can highly recommend them.
I do occasionally switch to a gaming mouse if I'm doing a lot of vector work and my fingers or wrists are getting sore.
If I did have to go back to a mouse it would be the Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer. Microsoft’s designers absolutely nailed that design, which is why it’s still selling after 18 years. Sometimes I miss the days of Windows 2000, an Intellimouse, and a Trinitron CRT running at 1600x1200. But I don’t miss the modems!
I also switch sides every few months to prevent overuse of one hand.
Years ago I suffered a lot of wrist and finger pains from mice I had to fight with for long hours, I moved from it to Wacom tablet and pen for several years (as a total replacement for a mouse, not just for creative work), it also operates with no efforts so never caused me pain and fatigue, even though the pen buttons were always a bit tricky to operate. I used to set the tablet's "active area" to about 9x7cm (something at the size of a track pad or even smaller) which enabled very quick and easy cover of the screen with reasonable accuracy.
It may have been that I lost the tablet's pen or gave it to someone one day, I'm with the most humble mouse out there since.
It was a brand name I've never heard of and it was very cheap and made in China. It had a wheel and forward and back buttons as well as the left and right buttons. It was big and hand shaped (shaped to fit your hand when placed over the mouse with groves for your ring finger and pinky). It was very comfortable to use, but it only lasted a couple of years and I have never seen a mouse like it since.
Oh well ...
Anyone with experience with vertical mouses? I was planning to give this one a try.
I missed it while scrolling. Thanks for the highlight Kent!