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3M EM500GPL
8.0 out of 10

3M EM500GPL

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Overall 2
2.0

Second one, NO GOOD--STAY AWAY

Chris O., Newegg
24 April 2013
  • Summary: STAY AWAY!!!!!!!! 3M used to make great products but their products are now the same old CHEAP CHINESE GARBAGE!!!!!!! 3M customer service has been great and offered replacements, but, I am tired of dealing with faulty products. I will be sent another new replacement for the 3rd time and it will quickly be FOR SALE.
  • Pros: Comfortable
  • Cons: Second unit I received directly from 3M and it was not working. The left click on the mouse was sticking badly and was just as glitchy as the first unit.
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Overall 2
2.0

Nice When it Works

Chris O., Newegg
4 April 2013
  • Summary: Nice concept but POOR implementation. All I want it to do is WORK, but I do not know what else to try, therefore I say: STAY AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Pros: I like the design and it makes it MUCH nicer to hold the mouse all day. Helps decrease any discomfort and works different muscles.
  • Cons: VERY GLITCHY. It seems like the receiver and mouse loose contact for short periods. I have tried updates and everything to no avail. Pretty sure I will be returning this SOON.
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Overall 2
2.0

I like this but...

Isaac B., Newegg
11 May 2012
  • Summary: I would be more than happy to recommend this mouse if they were to remove the big giant huge button all together that always gets in the way that you really don't need for anything anyway. Until then this mouse is a no go. Look for something else.
  • Pros: I like the perdendicular handle so that I don't hit the bottom of my wrist on the desk and irritate the carpel tunnel. This is a real big giant plus. I wish that more mouses were like this.
  • Cons: There is a big giant huge button going down the handle on the side of the mouse for scrolling. This button makes it very hard to grip this mouse. I frequently accidently push this button and then it messes up the screen. I can not grip the mouse right where I want to. I have to arch my fingers, hand, and arm into a painful position because the big giant button is always in the way.
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Overall 2
2.0

Fragile and painful on mac

Amazon Customer, Amazon
14 December 2006
  • Summary: My desk is 2.6 feet from the floor. This fell off one time and the top began swiveling. It feel off a second time and the top broke off. It is held on by two tiny tabs. Also, though it helped my carpal tunnel, on the mac there is no easy way to redefine the north south access to something different which led to my shoulder getting out of positon and 4 weeks of chiropractic visits to correct the pain. Thanks, but not thanks.
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Overall 2
2.0

Screws up your Thumb - get the "Ergonomic Quill Mouse" instead!

J.B., Amazon
26 October 2006
  • Summary: I developed tendinitis on my right wrist due to computer mouse problems, and decided to buy this product. This mouse helped a bit with my wrist tendinitis, but GAVE ME PROBLEMS WITH MY THUMB!! That part of my right hand where the thumb meets the wrist ached so much that I had to quit using this mouse. The pain disappeared soon thereafter. I now use the "Ergonomic Quill Mouse", and it works like magic!
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Overall 2
2.0

Screws up your Thumb - get the "Ergonomic Quill Mouse" instead!

J.B., Amazon
26 October 2006
  • Summary: I developed tendinitis on my right wrist due to computer mouse problems, and decided to buy this product. This mouse helped a bit with my wrist tendinitis, but GAVE ME PROBLEMS WITH MY THUMB!! That part of my right hand where the thumb meets the wrist ached so much that I had to quit using this mouse. The pain disappeared soon thereafter. I now use the "Ergonomic Quill Mouse", and it works like magic!
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Overall 2
2.0

Beware of worsening problems

Adam Safran, Amazon
5 June 2006
  • Summary: I run the IT department in a small office (around 30 users). Four of the users who had turned to this mouse to deal with carpal tunnel issues initially found it quite comfortable. However, that changed over time with each one complaining of pain from the thumb to the wrist. The problem, as far as I can tell, is that this mouse requires too much extension of the thumb -- far more than one would expect in a normal mouse.
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor durability

Dan Armstrong "Software Engineer", Amazon
20 March 2006
  • Summary: I liked this product, but the top thumb button stopped working within 3 months. It will start double-clicking with increasing frequency anytime you single-click until you get fed up with it. And it isn't un uncommon problem. I purchased this mouse on recommendation from a fellow co-worker who had just purchased it and told me that it helped keep his wrists relaxed.
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Overall 2
2.0

After 6 months of use - Mouse is uncomfortable

James, Amazon
15 July 2014
  • Summary: I'm going back to using a normal mouse... I wasted 40+ GBP on this :( Can I get a refund?
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Overall 2
2.0

Worst than the normal Mouse

Manpreet, Amazon
20 February 2014
  • Summary: I would not recommend anyone buying this if you have any wrist issues. I would have returned it, unfortunately I lost the packaging it came in.
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