Ergonomic “Horizontal” Mouse
This type is the most popular kind of mouse and it comes with the familiar design of a regular mouse. It has a dome-like shape for comfort and usually uses an optical or laser to track movement. Microsoft’s Sculpt mouse is a great example of this and is perfect to use in the workplace for that professional feel.
Ergonomic “Vertical” Mouse
Next up is the Ergonomic “Vertical” Mouse which almost seems like you’re giving your mouse a firm handshake. Instead of your hand resting horizontally on your mouse, you flip it to the side to hold the mouse instead of resting your hand on it. There’s barely any twisting involved in the wrist area and it can help reduce your chances of getting carpal tunnel syndrome. Logitech has multiple vertical mouses available and they’re certainly worth the investment.
The Trackball Mouse uses a ball as the cursor. It requires much less space and clicking and almost involves no wrists or arms to operate. This also reduces the number of injuries one can get in their hand. It’s also an extremely precise device that makes cutting, pasting, and even graphic designing so much easier with this mouse.
The Pen Mouse
This one looks like a stylus but shouldn’t be confused for one. You hold it just like a pen or pencil and it requires little movements to operate it. Some people with wrist issues should use this as opposed to a regular mouse since you also don’t require much movement to use it.