The Best Ergonomic Mouse for Macs in 2017

Regular mouse for mac
The standard mouse for mac isn’t quite ergonomic, here are some other options.

There are many computer mice available in the market. They come in variety of shapes and sizes. You will get very small ones which are portable to the ones who are big and are extremely comfortable on hand. There are even high end mouse with no button on them especially for Mac.

Often we see regular computer users complaining of pain in their wrist and hand. Most of the times it is due to the mouse which they are using. If one is serious about health and wants to prevent computer mouse injuries like Carpal tunnel Syndrome, it is better to invest a bit more money and get an ergonomic mouse.

So what is an Ergonomic Mouse?

An ergonomic mouse is a type of mouse which has been designed to reduce discomfort and reduce muscle pain associated with arthritis and tendonitis. The main part of ergonomic mouse is the design. It is designed in a way to fit in the hand in a very natural position when being operated with.

Benefits of an Ergonomic Mouse

Natural wrist position: The mouse does not let you twist your forearms and you can easily work with your wrist. It keeps the wrist in a natural position.

Natural Grip: if a person chooses the mouse according to the shape and size of his wrist, it results in an easier and firmer grip. Hence one does not need to apply a lot of pressure in holding the mouse which results in easing the tendons of hand, elbow and wrist.

A perfect sized mouse will always be easy on your hand and provide comfort and support

The mouse reduces tension and is not slippery on the screen; hence there is a reduction in energy used.

Here is a list of the best Ergonomic Mouse (for Macs):

Apple Magic Mouse 2

If you go and buy Apple’s new iMacs, the store dealer will give you the option of the new Magic Mouse 2. The design is very sleep and comfortable in the hand. It can also make activating gestures tricky. Many people are of the opinion that the shape is not very good to be comfortable on the hand, but it is a matter of personal choice. Use it before you buy it.

Logitech G-502

The Logitech G502 is a perfect device for gamers. It has features which can be used both by media workers and gamers. This device has one of the best sensors in the market. Not only that, it is compatible with mac. Every button is customizable on the mouse with total of three separate profiles according to your usage. The price is approximately 52 dollars.

Evoluent Vertical Mouse

The mouse works like an ordinary mouse only, but has the button and scroll wheel on the sides of the device, rather than on the top. This mouse made the top of the list by Safe Computing Tips for 2017.  It’s vertical alignment allows a person to rest the wrist on the desk in a natural way. The buttons are pressure sensitive so they reach to slight pressure. A bit steep on the price, but it is worth the investment for anyone who is finding the normal mouse uncomfortable or having pain using them.

Logitech MX Master

The Logitech MX Master is one of the most comfortable and fun mouse to be used. It is highly accurate, smooth and scrolls perfectly. The mouse is wireless which means no entagling of wires and also it can be operated from a distance. It can be connected through Bluetooth or the plug in device which comes along with it. It has a powerful battery which lasts for full 40 days and merely 4 minutes of charge can make it last for a day. Not only that, it has a battery indicator which warns you of low battery.

Logitech Ultrathin Bluetooth Mouse

This mouse for Mac is designed in a very classy way. It is a combination of both mouse ad a trackpad. It is slim and measures 0.7 inches at the thickest, which is the front side of the mouse. The design is quite comfortable and is made of metal, which makes it a very good match for mac. It is a close cousin of Apple’s Magic mouse. It is connected through Bluetooth and comes equipped with rechargeable batteries.

Evoluent VM4 Vertical Mouse

The evoluent mouse is a perfect device if you want to prevent further nerve damage in your hands or prevent it all together. The device will not emit the wrist pain completely, but will definitely help you ease it. The vertical design of the mouse will limit the strain. It has a trackball on the top and the click buttons on the opposite side to be used by the fingers. The design helps to avoid arm twisting. A bit pricey but a good bet which delivers value for money. It has long term health advantages.

Microsoft Natural Wireless Laser Mouse 6000

Although by Microsoft, this device can be used in mac OS X v10.2 – 10.4X as well. It is a high end product with ergonomical design, wireless connectivity and a four way scrolling, magnifying and battery saver. The mouse is packed with features like battery life indicator, customizable buttons, viewer which shows open windows etc. The design is such that it covers your palm and the hand rests on the desk instead of applying pressure on the wrist or palm

Is it wise to invest in an ergonomic mouse for Mac?

Most of the people buy a mouse just for the sake of it. They do not consider size, shape and comfort level of it. They buy it because it may be cheap, color or belong to a particular brand.

Ergonomic computer mouse come in various shapes and sizes. It is available for left hand users also. People are not informed of these kinds of mouse and also the health advantage which they have over the normal mouse. A non ergonomic mouse puts undue stress on forearms, wrist and hand. This may lead to long term health problems. Ergonomic mouse is all about keeping the hand posture in the correct way and provide maximum comfort. It is quite a wise decision to buy an ergonomic mouse or you might have to invest a lot in healthcare later on.

Boomerang Photo Booth Perfect for Photo Booths

If you’ve been planning birthday parties for as long as you can remember, chances are you’re running our of ideas. Lucky for you, there’s been the latest photo booth craze that we’re not sure if you’ve already heard of yet.

The Boomerang photo booth, is the wonderchild of Instagram where a series of 20 photos bursting with colors are stitched together to make a GIF you will commonly see on Tumblr. A GIF is so fast-paced, high-def, and colorful, that your guests will have no choice but to use them.

Not too sure if you want them? Let us answer some of your doubts and ease your mind about renting a Boomerang GIF photo booth for your next birthday party:

What’s the Difference Between Regular and Boomerang GIF Booth?

Regular photo booths typically capture 3-4 pictures, layout the photos in one photo strip, and print it on the spot. A Boomerang GIF booth takes a quick burst of photos, usually around 20, and uses a special software that quickly turns the photos into a 2-3 second looping clip.

Are There Boomerang Special Effects?

This again depends on the Boomerang GIF booth provider, but most photo booth rentals do offer Boomerang special effects. Your guests can choose from vintage, quirky, pop, black and white, and many more filter types. Of course, there will also be props available to your guests which will be supplied by the booth provider.

How Can the Final GIF from the Boomerang GIF Booth Be Shared?

This depends on the Boomerang booth providers. Typically, the final GIF can be shared with the guests via SMS or email directly from the GIF photo booth.

Once it’s on their phone, they’ll get a link to a website or Facebook page. Trom there, they can get the online version of the GIF (which will be uploaded later, usually the next day). Then your guests can share it on their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.

Where Can I Find a Boomerang Booth Rental?

You won’t have to look far! Search for local booth rental companies. Local Boomerang booth rentals are accessible if you want to discuss the terms of the rental. They are also more likely to offer rates that match the standard rates in your area so that you won’t get overpriced. Plus, you can easily find great local Boomerang booth rental providers by word of mouth. Don’t forget to check the kinds of Boomerang special effects that they offer.

Tip: If you like the service of your Boomerang GIF booth provider, use their service again for other parties you’ll organize! Sign up for a rewards program if you plan on using them again for your next event. You can get discounts and promos offered only for loyal customers.

There’s no reason not to love these booth providers, so go and grab one to take your party to the next level. A fair warning, though: Birthday parties are fun, but birthday parties with a Boomerang photo booth will be crazy fun for all ages!

Top iPhone 6 Issues You Might Run Into As It Get’s Older

The original iPhone 6 was released September 2014 and is almost 3 years old with 2017 just emerging from the shadows. Apple users use their phones almost HOURLY, and it’s almost a given that some sort of hardware or software issue will arise. How you deal with these issues will determine how long your phone lasts, and ultimately how much more time and money you spend on your phone before you move on and either upgrade or even potentially switch to Android based devices. We’ve listed the most common issues below, and exactly how you’d go about resolving them.

Weak Phone Battery Life

Low Battery on an iPhone
Low batteries are the worst, especially when you just charged them up…

After a few years and way too many charge and re-charge cycles, it’s only natural that your overall battery life will suffer. Unfortunately this is something that is simply bound to happen due to the lithium-ion battery type used by Apple in the iPhone 6. You can definitely keep this problem at bay by updating your iOS when required and keeping WiFi and Bluetooth off when not in use, and also keeping your screen dimmed. If this is still not enough to get you through the day, you can definitely extend the lifespan of your cell phone by replacing the battery and the current cost by third party cell repair shops in Fort Worth is about $60.

Unresponsive Home Button

If you’ve recently realized the beloved home button on your iPhone 6 or 6S is not working, or perhaps responding intermittently we feel your pain. AppleCare covers this, however if your saving your replacements for something more crucial like a damaged LCD or broken screen, then this is also not a big problem to solve. Often times the connection between the home button assembly becomes disconnected and this is definitely frustrating. Local cell repair shops often see these problems all the time, and can get this problem fixed faster than Apple, and without the delay that comes through the Apple location and process in Fort Worth and Arlington.

Broken LCD Screens

Cracked iPhone 6
Virtually everyone knows the plight of the cracked iPhone screen…

Everyone has broken their phone screen, and if they haven’t they have that one friend that is so clumsy they keep smashing their phone. While Apple has made serious improvements in fixing their screen replacement process in Fort Worth, but it still takes more than a day to get a new replacement phone (usually two actually). Fast and friendly iPhone 6 screen replacement is now available for less than the cost of Apple and can save you tons of time and inconvenience by getting the repair done, warrantied and protected in less than 90 minutes.

While this does void your Apple warranty, if you are already looking at upgrading or simply want to solve an annoying hardware issue, your existing coverage is likely expired so local Fort Worth cell phone repair will be your best bet for convenience and cost.

Are Light Up Shoes Back in Style? And for Adults??

The people who were young in the 1990s may not have been prone to smartphones or other tech savvy gadgets for their use, nevertheless, they had their own set of cool stuff. The 90s had seen many new things that was then in fashion and was immensely popular among children and teenagers. One such popular accessory was a pair of light up shoes. Children were extremely fond of the shoes. The light up shoes mostly came with sneakers. It was quite a trend among teenagers to flaunt their new pair of light up shoes that had red or blue light fixed under the sole of the shoes.

A few recent celebrity appearances – 

light-up-shoes
Light up shoes aren’t just for kids in the 90’s anymore.

Recently, there has been a trend where all the products used in the late 80s and 1990s are coming back into fashion. Starting from Calvin Klein briefs to proliferations in clothes worn by rappers, all that was once a rage are coming back in the fashion market. Similarly, we are experiencing a trend where people are getting back to wearing shoes that have light attached to them. At the recent Milan Fashion Week, there was a display of models wearing light up shoes. Also, on a recent tour, Justin Bieber was seen flaunting a pair of light up shoes. These events are proofs that the trend of sporting light up shoes are back in fashion.

Now, a very important point here is that, earlier only kids and teenagers were seen sporting shoes with lights affixed on them. But with the latest trend, it is not just with the kids, but even adults are sporting the light up shoes. It is no longer limited to sneakers and sports shoes; light up shoes now come in all kinds of shoes, for women, with or without heels. Few months back, we have seen the ever so stylish Victoria Beckham sporting one such pair of light up shoes. Her classy blue LED shoes are a definite hit. Ellie Goulding was seen wearing a pair of light up shoes for her concert performance. Alex Song, a player in the Barcelona team also flaunted a pair of LED trainers recently. All these appearances are proof enough that the light up shoes are back in style; and not just among the minors but also among the grown-ups including the top names in fashion and sports.

The near future –

It will not be completely true to say that the adult light up shoes are the most popular style accessory today. However, the day is not far when it will be immensely popular among the common people. With the increasing trend of sporting light up shoes among children and adults, the day is not very far when every household will have a couple of pairs of light up shoes. Already the rechargeable light up shoes for adults are made available all over the commercial market and online shopping websites. In short, it could be said that the 90s nerdy light up shoes are once again in style and will do even greater business in the coming days.