DXT Mouse: a vertical wired mouse to help stop wrist pain

4.3 out of 5 stars

I bought the DXT Mouse because using a standard mouse can make my wrist ache. It's designed for people with arthritis and/or RSI (repetitive strain injury).

Imagine a standard mouse, turned on its side. The left and right click buttons work just the same, and so does the scroll wheel. The only difference you'll notice is that you don't need to twist your wrist or forearm to hold the mouse. Instead of you adapting your body to suit the mouse, it's adapted to suit your musculoskeletal system.

It's light and has a small footprint, which both help to decrease strain on the hand.

I find it easy to use and it doesn't take long to get the hang of. It certainly makes mousing a lot more comfortable.

My one quibble is the placement of the usb cable. There's a ledge at the bottom of the back of the mouse where you can rest your thumb, but no ledge for your little finger. And the usb cable is fitted at the bottom front of the mouse. This means that my little finger sometimes rests on the cable.

I suspect that this is why I sometimes find the cursor disappears from the screen - the connection may have been loosened by my accidental finger-resting.

I hope the designers and manufacturers look at this one design flaw, because either it's a loosened connection from the cable being at the front, or the connection isn't very good anyway. The first possibility could easily be sorted out by having the cable attached at the back of the mouse.

You could, of course, get the wireless version, but I chose a wired mouse.

Having said that, it's a great little mouse and I'd recommend it to people who can use a standard mouse but find their wrists ache after a while.

It's not cheap, but it's reasonably-priced for the comfort it brings.

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DXT Mouse

At home


£50 - £100

Good for accessibility

Some disconnection problems in my experience

May be too expensive for some, but if you can afford it, it's definitely worth getting just for your health and to help avoid pain

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-Can be used right- or left-handed (instantly switchable)

-Fits most hand sizes

-Designed by UK ergonomist/physiotherapist team

-Well suited to detail work

-USB Connected