I Hai, I Fixed Your Magic Mouse

As you may or may not know (or care), I’m not a fan of the Magic Mouse. Yes, the multi-touch is cool, and of course, I like the clean looks and streamlined feel. What I don’t like is the way you’re forced to hold the thing, mostly because my mammoth catcher’s mitts can’t hold onto the thing to save my life. I feel like a gorilla holding a kitten when I use the thing, like I’m going to break it at any chance.

Someone decided that they wanted to fix the problem too, and that someone was MMFixed. They’ve created a small, silicone wedge that adheres to the Magic Mouse via a built-in suction cup, which supports your hand for better ergonomics. I gotta be honest, at first, I thought this was the dumbest idea known to man. Then I watched their video. Turns out, this thing is pretty functional. It may not look and feel like the traditional Mac aesthetic, but it does provide a simple solution to a big problem. Better yet, it’s cheap. $10 plus $3 for shipping gets it to your door. I’d buy one and test it out, but I’ve returned my Magic Mouse and I don’t plan on getting a new one. Sorry.

But if you get one, drop us a line in the comments. I’d love to have some hands-on experience. Ha! See what I did there?

Comments

  1. Please, don’t fix my Magic Mouse! I love it just the way it is!! If Apple had designed it with some ugly hump on top, then I would have been forced to hold it in my palm, which is definitely not what I want to do.

  2. monoclast says:

    The proper way to hold a computer mouse is to lightly grip it with your thumb on one side and pinky & ring fingers on the other side, with your hand hovering over the mouse. Your palm should not be resting on the top of the mouse. This allows you to move the mouse by flexing your fingers, and discourages you from gripping the mouse in your hand tightly, which is bad for you, and can lead to stress injury. Also, your wrist should not be firmly anchored to the desk surface, but should instead be very lightly resting on or slightly hovering above the desk surface. This way, you can effortlessly flex your fingers to move the mouse short distances. When moving the mouse over long distances, you should use your entire forearm, using the elbow as a pivot.

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