Do you remember how old you were when you first started using a computer? Well, for those of you who are younger than me, they’ve probably always been a part of your life. But, for me, I remember when I first began using a computer on my job and eventually in my home. I thought I would share some of my favorite computing gadgets with you today.
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These gadgets/accessories make computing better for me, especially since I spend so much time sitting at the keyboard.
Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Mouse
My very favorite computer accessory has got to be this Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Mouse. This mouse is a game changer – literally. It is wireless (which I love), moves smoothly and responds quickly. But the thing I like most about this mouse is the way it fits my hand. It is the most natural feeling mouse I have ever used. In fact, I liked it so much that I recommended it to the master of power tools and, guess what? Yep, he loves it ,too!
Obviously, Lenny and I don’t even have the same size hands – his are man-size and way bigger than mine, but it fits his grip just perfectly. My hands are small and it fits my grip just perfectly, too. (Does this remind anyone of the three little bears?)
If my Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Mouse is my favorite computing gadget, my second favorite is kind of a tie between my wrist rest and my keyboard. But, for the sake of this post, let’s say it’s my keyboard.
Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
This keyboard is also manufactured by Microsoft and it is the Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000. What I like most about the keyboard is the cushioned palm rest and the natural feeling position of my hands, wrists and forearms. This keyboard makes for a much more comfortable and supported keyboarding experience. I love it and my wrists thank me.
So, I’ve told you about my #1 favorite computing gadget – my super fabulous ergonomic mouse, and my #2 favorite computing gadget – my super comfy ergonomic keyboard, so now for #3.
Mouse Wrist Rest
So, I think it goes without saying, that if you use a mouse, you should use a wrist rest of some sort to help support proper wrist alignment and to prevent repetitive stress injuries to your wrist. My favorite wrist rest is this beaded Wrist Rest by iMak. The cover is soft, washable and a perfect fit with my Sculpt Ergonomic Mouse. The Sculpt works with any mouse pad or mouse. It’s cushy, comfy and I use it absolutely every day.
The first three items on my Favorite Computing Gadgets list were all about comfort and preventative care. The fourth item on my list is about efficiency.
HP Officejet Pro 8610 Wireless All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer
We’ve owned many personal printers through the years and I have to say this printer by HP, so far, has outperformed them all! This HP Officejet Pro 8610 is a multi-function printer that can:
It’s wireless and can connect to the Internet. In fact, let’s say you’re on vacation in Puerto Morelos, Mexico and you want to print out a document for your son to take to the dentist, you simply pull the document up on your smartphone, tablet or computer and print over the Internet. Cool, right? It is!
I can’t say the wireless technology always works flawlessly, because we all know that’s just not possible. But, for the most part, it works perfectly. In fact, Lenny and I recently used it (and the reason we purchased it) in our paperless household initiative.
If you’d like to learn more about going paperless in your home, check out this post over at Just a Girl and Her Blog.
We scan all our important documents and save them in the Cloud, where we can access them anytime and anywhere. Love it!
I hope you found this list of my top four favorite computing gadgets to be helpful to you. Til next time…
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