Next up we have a couple of products that are targeted towards older children. These are products that offer a little more functionality, with a few extras thrown into the mix. We were also impressed by the selection of different versions available from CHUYI.

  • Plug and Play USB Mouse with rainbow light, Precise tacking and easy selction, No need to install any other drivers or software.
  • This way you get the freedom of wireless with the non-stop use and more reliable gaming performance of wired.
  • For example, older children who play video games often prefer gaming mice with extra buttons.
  • Touchscreens use sensors in the screen to track movement and selections and are a very direct method of interacting with your device.
  • Don’t keep your hand on the mouse when not using it; change your arm posture to increase blood flow.

The other foot controls switches, often with single and double click or other options controlled by separate buttons. This can be done with a wearable device like the headset in the picture or using a camera. With head movement tracking, the cursor is ‘driven’ around the screen in the same way as using a joystick. Selections are made using a switch that can be controlled by a puff or bite . On-screen keyboards are the way most people now type on tablets and smartphones but are also standard features on most operating systems. Letters can be selected using a touchscreen, a mouse, a switch, or a joystick.

Computer Mice, Trackballs And Touchpads

Our Head of Ergonomics, Laura Milnes, provides useful insights into what you should be looking for with your computer mouse selection. The correct computer mouse selection – the style of device and position you have it in – is essential in creating a comfortable workstation. When looking for a computer mouse for a very young child, there are often simplistic color pallets or cute designs which your child will love. In general, younger children should stick with small mice that are easy to grip.

It typically has two buttons at the front, referred to as right click and left click. Most feature a scroll wheel as standard in the middle of the device. My overall sense is that a classic mouse is probably the best option for most people, as ergonomic mice take a lot of getting used to. Mice with too many buttons and options are pointless for the majority; scroll wheel quality varies a lot; and silent click mice are the future. Confirm that the device is fully connected into a USB connection socket on the computer.

Cherry Gentix Desktop Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Set

If you’re in the office, a wireless mouse can help keep your desk tidy. A wired mouse has an excellent reaction time and ensures that there is no delay or lag between moving or clicking the mouse and the onscreen cursor reaction. A wired mouse draws power directly from the computer or laptop, which means that no additional power sources such as batteries are required. Gamers normally choose a wired mouse as they have a greater DPI rating than a wireless mouse. DPI is a measure of how sensitive a mouse is and a mouse with a higher DPI will react to smaller movements. It is a hand operated input device that controls and navigates an on screen cursor.

The flagship feature of this mouse is that it can switch between up to three computers at the tap of a button – hence the ‘Triathlon’ name. Which is all well and good, but who has three computers to switch between? The slightly more useful button is the just underneath that blue one.


In addition to five available overlays, the keyboard can also be programmed to store five further personalised layouts. High visibility keyboards use high-contrast colours to make the keys easier to locate. There are many different colour combinations with either the keys or the letters as the ‘stand-out’ colour (e.g. yellow on black, black on yellow, black on white, white on black). Being physically comfortable when using your technology is extremely important and extends beyond having a keyboard or mouse that is comfortable to use. Poor posture, over-stretching or discomfort can result in aggravating existing conditions or in developing longer-term issues such as Repetitive Strain injuries (RSI’s).