We’re all guilty of spending too much time at our computers. Whether it be for work, study or leisure, anyone who’s used a computer for long periods of time has most likely experienced sore or tight arms, wrists, and muscles (it may affect you from your neck all the way down to your legs). These pesky aches and pains can be a result of poor posture and RSI (repetitive strain injury), but luckily, ergonomic computer accessories can help to reduce or even avoid them.
Logitech MX Vertical Ergonomic Wireless Mouse
Logitech's MX Vertical Ergonomic Wireless Mouse has a unique 57-degree vertical design that's been engineered to reduce muscle strain. Every contour has been intentionally implemented to offer ultimate comfort so that you can get more done, more efficiently, without all the aches and pains that come with a regular mouse. It also features a best-in-class 4000 DPI high-precision sensor, resulting in 4x less hand movement. Additionally, it has a premium precision scroll wheel featuring a convenient middle click, allowing you to get things done faster.
Not only does it offer great comfort and ergonomics, but it also has some other awesome features. Logitech Flow allows you to seamlessly control multiple computers/devices. You can pair up to three devices and easily switch between them with the tap of a button. You can also customise buttons, set application-specific functions, and adjust cursor speed. This mouse has an awesome battery life, lasting up to four months on a full charge - and get three hours of use from a quick one-minute charge. The MX Vertical can be connected via the included USB-C charging cable, Logitech Unifying Receiver, or Bluetooth.
Ergonomic Wrist and Forearm Support
This Ergonomic Wrist & Arm Support Pad offers great support for your arms and wrist while working at your computer desk. You can attach it to your table, chair or workstation to create a rest for your arm, and even use your mouse on it! This neat piece of furniture reduces the stress on your neck, arms and shoulders that may come with frequent day-to-day use of your keyboard and mouse. It's easy to assemble with no tools necessary and adapted for both left and right handed users. This support pad is a must for those who find continuous computer use a strain on their body.
Dynamix Ergonomic Mouse Pad
Made with environmentally-friendly gel, the Dynamix Ergonomic Mouse Pad features a comfortable wrist rest, along with a non-skid back for enhanced grip and mouse control so your mouse pad doesn’t move about when you’re using it. Rest your wrist on a design that offers natural hand and wrist movement and a tracking surface for smooth and precise mouse use. Plus it’s fantastic value for money – so you’ll get wrist support without having to break the bank. There are a handful of other great options too. You can check out more mouse pads with comfortable wrist rests here.
Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop Keyboard
The Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop Keyboard is built with advanced ergonomic principles in mind. It's designed with a split keyboard layout that keeps wrists and forearms in a relaxed position, and a cushioned palm rest to provide wrist support. The domed keyboard shape works to reduce and correct wrist movement that can cause pain and limited mobility. The natural arc keyboard layout follows the curve of your fingertips for a more natural way of typing; while the reverse tilt design positions the keyboard at the correct angle to give you a straight, neutral wrist position. Additionally, the shape of the mouse is designed for maximum wrist comfort. The curved wireless mouse reduces strain that a lengthier mouse can cause over time. "The keyboard is the best I've ever used" says one of our customers Andrew. "All but fixed the RSI I had in my fingers and is so comfortable to use."
Loctek YZ502 Ergonomic Office Chair
Last, and most definitely not least, is an ergonomic office chair! The positioning of the rest of your body stems from where and how you're seated, so a quality office chair can really make a big difference. Loctek offers a great range of ergonomic office chairs and today, we're looking at the highly rated YZ502 Ergonomic Office Chair (although if your budget is lower, you can look at their mid-range and entry-level options - YZ101 and YZ201 - which both offer ergonomic support). The YZ502 is designed to offer ultimate support and comfort, featuring a 3D lumbar support system, 135° lounge tilt and 4D adjustable armrests. The elegant curved backrest conforms to the neck and spine for maximum headrest and lumbar support, plus the arm rests contour and rotate effortlessly for maximum comfort. If you're spending most of the time in your chair and suffer from neck, back and arm aches, a high-quality chair such as this one is worth considering!