Simple. Wacom. Which Wacom? Any Intuos from my personal favourite the Intuos3, the Intuos4 or the recently announced Intuos5.
I hardly use a mouse at all these days. It’s really worth the learning curve
to make a Wacom Tablet your mouse replacement. I have an Intuos3 6x8. For
those who have never used a tablet, at first it is much weirder than the
very first time you ever used a mouse. The curser scoots all over the
screen, and any concept of precision work looks totally unachievable. Use
But stay with it. Other advantages of a tablet include wrist injury. When
you hold a mouse, your hand is more or less horizontal. Put your hand flat
on the table. Do it now. Physically, this is a twist. Now put your hand
vertically on the table (pinky on the table, thumb up) This is the natural
resting position. This is basically how you will hold a Wacom pen. Prolonged
mouse use did give me carpal tunnel pain, but with the tablet pen, there is
no problem at all.
Another advantage of the tablet, provided you get the premium Intuos3, 4 or 5, is
the array of programmable buttons. Once you get these configured to your
workflow, it even makes keyboard shortcuts seem slow. The Wacom software
allows for a different set of commands for individual programmes. So I have
custom setups for Photoshop, Lightroom, Bridge and PhotoMechanic, plus a
default for all other programmes. It’s F A S T !
Learn from serious gamers. They tend to steer well
clear of cordless mice & keyboards. A corded mouse will always be more
responsive than a cordless. A corded mouse with slowed down curser speed can
be a superb precision instrument. Do a Google search for specialist gaming
mice. There are specialist manufacturers outside of the Microsoft/ Logitech
duopoly. We have five of these very high performance, corded Razer mice. They're plain looking but brilliant.
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