I’ve been a long-time user of the IMAK SmartGlove, a sort of glove-like device that you wear on your hand, with a built-in wrist rest made of tiny plastic beads. It’s basically a mousepad that follows your hand around, providing support for both mousing and typing, and not getting in the way of either activity.
I’ve been using the SmartGlove for at least five years, and long ago reached the point where it felt strange to be computing without it. Although the glove is reasonably rugged, they do wear out, and I’ve gone through several of them.
My most recent SmartGlove was getting rather threadbare, so I purchased another glove, only the store didn’t have the SmartGlove in stock, so I went with IMAK’s Computer Glove.
Here’s IMAK’s description of the Computer Glove:
For Wrist Protection, Support, Relief and Comfort
The IMAK® Computer Glove provides superb wrist support, cushioning and protecting your wrist from hard surfaces and laptop heat. IMAK’s ergoBeads™ pad gently massages your palm while supporting your wrist in an ergonomic position.
The IMAK Computer Glove also helps prevent and relieve pain from repetitive motion injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Our Computer Glove is the perfect mobile wrist support for computing and gaming comfort.
- Helps relieve and prevent carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) pain
- Increases your comfort for laptops, desktop computers, writing and more
- Comfortable mobility with full use of hand
- Compact size – ideal for traveling
- ergoBeads cushion protects the wrist
- Breathable cotton Lycra®
- Extra strong elastic on top for added support
- Reversible to fit right or left hand
The Computer Glove is very similar to the SmartGlove, though it’s not quite as long and it doesn’t have the stiff splint in the back. And the sizing seems a little tighter, but not uncomfortably so. Also, instead of being all black, it’s a mottled gray — rather attractive.
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