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Old September 29, 2009, 02:51 PM
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Default wrist rests?

On a keyboard of course
i've never used one and was wondering if they're just a gimmick that does nothing?
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Old September 29, 2009, 02:54 PM
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I use one for both my keyboard and my mouse and found that they do allow me to have less to no wrist strain or irritation if i am at the computer for long periods of time, especially back to back days.

I highly recommend them to those who are at their computer for very long periods of times regardless of they get wrist strain, irritation or carpel tunnel.
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Old September 29, 2009, 03:05 PM
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Not really what you're asking about, but I picked up a cheap pair of terry cloth wristbands to help cope with my gaming-induced tendinitis, and I find they help out quite a bit for long sessions. Also, the extra layer between your wrist and the desk is actually really helpful in twitch FPS.
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Old September 29, 2009, 03:08 PM
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do these work. i type all day long going on 7 years know and i can tell my wrist are all messed up.
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Old September 29, 2009, 07:05 PM
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This is debatable. From my personal experience stay away from them. Using a rest will almost always cause your typing to suffer. I used a rest on my keyboard for likely the past 12 years. Finally got rid of it early this year and I've never looked back. My typing speed has increased dramatically because i don't have to reach for keys because my wrists were resting on the pad.
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Old September 29, 2009, 07:19 PM
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From a guy with moderate (now) to severe (at one point) Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in both hands. I can say that wrist rests on a keyboard are a BAD idea. Keep the hands UP and off the keyboard! Better to practice good posture and arm posture now before you need to than later when you have to. ;) Good arm position + a "reverse tenting" kb w/ split keyboard design = no pain even after hours of typing.

As for wrist pad for mice. I prefer the bead filled rest style (I use an Imak "ergobeads" one) as it conforms to the wrist without pressure points (like gel ones for example).

Just my $.02....YMMV :)
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Old November 13, 2011, 12:29 AM
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Sorry for the thread necro, I just bought a hard gaming mouse pad and the tracking and glide are great but my wrist hurts and I was looking in to getting a wrist pad. Where do you get those ergobeads?
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