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World's Smallest Mouse - Z-Nano

Postby JeffEdwards » Tue, 07 Dec 2010 6:53 pm

Just saw the Z-Nano mouse in Popular Bookshop selling for just S$34.90! About the size of a AA battery! Cost US$60 in Amazon!

Review seems to good.
http://hubpages.com/hub/Mobile-Gadgets- ... ical-Mouse

Will share my experience after I tried it out.

Stay tuned.

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 07 Dec 2010 9:44 pm

this being your first post is highly suspect...

...besides, you'll probably feel arthritic after using that miniscule mouse.

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Postby durain » Tue, 07 Dec 2010 9:48 pm

either get RSI or tic-toc-tic-toc.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 07 Dec 2010 9:48 pm

problem is he's on a Singapore ISP and he's not done anything suspect yet other than having us wonder why he would register just to post that.

tic...toc...tic...toc....

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 07 Dec 2010 9:50 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:us wonder why he would register just to post that. r


To see if anyone else is crazy enough to suffer RSI or carpal tunnel syndrome for the sake of having a novelty item?

And if I may add, I can get a mouse for 2-3 bucks, it won't give me hand injuries and still be highly functional. 60 bucks? @OP: If you're a shill, you're not making a very compelling case.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 07 Dec 2010 9:56 pm

Why isn't it wireless? Last thing I need is more bloody wires in my carry case.

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Postby JeffEdwards » Wed, 08 Dec 2010 5:37 pm

I used a wireless mouse for my desktop. This is to get rid of the thick and long wire running to down to my CPU. Since my monitor is quite large, I can work comfortably with the monitor an arm-length away, without having to squint my eyes.

But when carry the wireless mouse with my notebook around, I can see a number of disadvantages :
- It is more expensive - extra wireless circuits, additional transceiver, batteries needed. (maybe twice as expensive)
- it is typically heavier and bulkier than a notebook mouse
- If I lose my transceiver, the mouse is effectively useless
- My notebook monitor is relatively small (<12"), so it is not useful to have a wireless mouse that allows me to work at a distance from my notebook. My eye-sight is no longer that good ;-)
- Need to change batteries every few months

I usually carry my small notebook mouse with me when I'm on the road. The wires are short , thin and quite manageable.

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Postby JeffEdwards » Wed, 08 Dec 2010 7:07 pm

RSI or Repetitive Strain Injury is usually work-related. The most common causes include
- maintaining a static posture over a prolong period, like sitting in a fixed position the whole day
- using a badly designed gadget or environment
- doing something repetitive like playing piano or using the mouse for long hours.

The best way to avoid RSI is to take a break every twenty mins or so. Even the best ergonomically designed mouse would not solve the problem. Some time back, a VERTICAL mouse was introduced, to "un-twist" the wrist to minimize RSI at the wrist. Instead of having the palm parallel to the table top, it is now at a right angle to it. The RSI on the wrist was reduced, but the stain was transferred to the shoulder, and many early adopters suffer from shoulder pain after a while.

For those using the iPad or iPhone to play games and surf the web the whole day, I can see more users having RSI on their fingers and shoulders!

For any small gadget, the trick to minimize RSI is
- try not to grip it too tight
- alternate between different posture, if we can't take a break every twenty mins or so.

Instead of clicking on the small Left and Right buttons, the whole body of the Z-Nano now acts like a big switch. It is like flicking the ON-OFF switch on the wall. The clicking is now FRONT-BACK, and I need only one finger to operate the mouse.

When I really can't take a break, I switch over to my other fingers to operate the mouse ;-)

The most important thing is, always find time to take a break
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 08 Dec 2010 11:11 pm

One would still have to wonder what would drive you to register to just post about a one-finger mouse on a expatriate website when nobody inquired about it....... :-k

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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 08 Dec 2010 11:25 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:One would still have to wonder what would drive you to register to just post about a one-finger mouse on a expatriate website when nobody inquired about it....... :-k


Humanitarian move to combat the world wide scourge of mouse RSI?

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 09 Dec 2010 3:58 am

He's freakin scarin' me too man!


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Postby Samz » Thu, 06 Jan 2011 2:25 pm

There is an article comparing the various small mice :

http://www.iamaspammer.com/smallest-computer-mouse/

http://www.ispamalot.com

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 06 Jan 2011 3:15 pm

Hi JeffEdwards, I was wondering where you had gotten to.

Oh, you are going by Samz now? How quaint. You really have got to find another computer to use, you know that? Seeings how you both are posting from the same ISP (the only two, by the way).

Guess now is the time to say :wave: to the nice folks here (in both of your guises) cause it would appear that you have
Image and managed to get Image in the process.

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Postby carlsum1986 » Thu, 06 Jan 2011 5:37 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Hi JeffEdwards, I was wondering where you had gotten to.

Oh, you are going by Samz now? How quaint. You really have got to find another computer to use, you know that? Seeings how you both are posting from the same ISP (the only two, by the way).

Guess now is the time to say :wave: to the nice folks here (in both of your guises) cause it would appear that you have
Image and managed to get Image in the process.

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