I love this mouse. That may seem strong, but when you realize you hand is no longer going numb and your wrist no longer cracks and causes you pain, you get those sorts of feelings.
I use a large-size Contour. Until I found it, I had never found a mouse that fit my hand. All of them were too small and forced me to really grip them. Being small, they also created a wrist-flicking style of mouse movement, that when done all day every day (I’m a programmer) eventually killed my wrist. The closest I had come was a Logitech Mouse Man, but even it was just a temporary solution. With it my wrist never got any better, it just didn’t get any worse.
After having the Contour for about a month, the pain in my wrist is mostly gone. The bones in my wrist no longer crack, and my wrist doesn’t get stiff by the end of the day. My hand doesn’t get numb, either.
Yes, it does take a couple of days to adapt to the whole-arm motion that the Contour mouse needs, but I can completely and honestly say it is worth it. It’s no different than back when we all first tried to get the hang of a mouse. My take on it is that what you’re doing in learning how to use this mouse is un-learning all of the bad habits your current mouse has trained you to.
After having to use the mouse on my home machine (Logitech) extensively this past weekend, I’m going this week to buy another Contour for home. The pain from using the small mouse is all back again.
The Contour mouse is worth every penny, and all the re-training time, in my opinion. You just have to ask yourself how much is the use of one of your hands worth to you?
To me, it’s a lot. I can’t say enough good things about the Contour mouse.”