If you work a job where you are constantly on a computer, it makes sense to invest in hardware that provides comfort and reliability. A really good keyboard, mouse, and mousepad come to mind when talking about the hardware needed on a day-to-day basis. Although a gaming keyboard and mousepad can help with comfort and productivity, I want to focus on the many ways a gaming mouse can help at work. Keep in mind that a gaming mouse doesn’t have to cost a fortune and many really good budget gaming mice exist on the market right now.
Gaming Mice are Ergonomic
Carpal tunnel has become a real problem in today’s current work environment. There are many things you can do to prevent or heal carpal tunnels such as hand/wrist exercises and massages. A comfortable mouse can go a long way when it comes to preventing carpal tunnel as well. A gaming mouse is designed for long periods of use and due to this comfort is a must for any high-quality gaming mouse. By using a gaming mouse at work, you should be able to improve your overall comfort while working and cut back on any soreness that may arise from daily use.
More Buttons and Automation
A gaming mouse often comes with a number of extra buttons that a normal mouse just won’t have. This is great for gamers, but can also be great at work as well. These extra buttons can be programmed to do common tasks that you perform often. For example, you could use the extra buttons on your mouse for tasks like copy/cut/paste, switching browser tabs, opening up task manager, opening a program like Word or Excel, and so on. The above generic examples are just a few things you could do with the extra buttons. It is likely that you have some task with your particular job that the extra buttons could help with.
To take this a step further, you could record a complicated macro that you could then bind to one of the extra mouse buttons. This is definitely an advanced task, but could be worth the hassle if you had a set of tasks you perform often.
Gaming Mice are Precise and Accurate
When compared to a typical mouse, you are going to get much better precision and accuracy out of a gaming mouse. For many people, this may not be that big of a deal when it comes to what you do a work. However, some jobs may really benefit from this. One such job may be a design job. In particular, I am thinking of a task where drawing with the mouse is required. A more precise and accurate mouse will make this task much easier.
Gaming Mice Are Durable
It may seem that gaming mice are too expensive when compared to typical mice. However, you need to keep in mind that gaming mice are built to last a long time. With this in mind, the extra price shouldn’t worry you too much. Odds are the gaming mouse will last longer than the typical mouse you are comparing it to. Also, as mentioned above, you can find some great budget gaming mice under $30.
With today’s current work environment, a gaming mouse isn’t just for gaming anymore. By using a gaming mouse at work, you can be more productive with the use of the extra buttons. At the same time, you can work for hours on end without issue due to the ergonomic nature of the gaming mouse.
What people are saying
Amazing post and great post as well. Thanks for sharing and keep on posting.
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Muhammad Hassaan Zeb
Hey John. Writing this article was a really unique idea. I mean there are not much people who would have thought about this. Gaming keyboard and mouse are very accurate and comfortable. I totally agree with you.
Keep up the good work and good Luck :)
I agree with you, I think someday if I build a company I’ll use all of computer device with a gaming mouse since I’ll build a game company in my country.
Great article. Now this means that i’ll have to buy a gaming mouse now. Great work man.
I am using gaming mouse while working and it makes my work easier and faster. Durability of the mouse is quite good and loves to work with mouse.
Quite lovely post and love to see the inclination of bloggers and freelancers towards gaming component. By the way, I am using gaming laptop for working since 1 year and had much better experience then touchpad and normal mouse.
I recently started using a gaming mouse (Logitech G600) at work and asked our IT guy to install the gaming software on my laptop. The buttons for simple macros and commands, and on-the-fly DPI switching are quite helpful. I can’t imagine going back to a 3-button mouse for the moment.
Great information on gaming and how you can make the most of using your mouse.
Very nice article :)
I am using gaming mouse while working in my office.
I think I should use a gaming mouse starting today even when I am on home. Thanks for a lot of info.
Gaming mice are precise and durable but don’t you think they are a little heavier than the usual ones. If you are a gamer, then you won’t find any issues in using it, but if you are a first time user, then it might take a while to get used to the gaming mouse at work.
What do you think?
Yes, but once you get used to it will make your life easy :)
I prefer to have a customize-able mouse to manipulate it for a specific job like blogger mouse, Marketer mouse etc!
Thank you for this information we all know that using gaming mouse at work is the best method
For years I used a gaming mouse when I worked primarily on a PC (writing software in Visual Studio .NET among other tools), and I think it is true that most software developers do benefit from having a higher-quality mouse.
However, nowadays I pretty much exclusively work on a Mac, and use the Apple Magic Mouse. I haven’t seen any other non-Apple mouse that allows the sort of gestures that the Magic mouse does – I’m not sure if the swipe, two-finger, tapping and so forth is something Apple exclusively owns though, or is that something other mice that are more gaming-specific have implemented?
Gaming mouse is definitely nice. Had worked with it feels amazing.
I have been using my gaming mouse in the office for years now! It did take me a while to adjust to using one but the switch from console gaming did help, many hours of skyrim! I wouldnt go back now.
Awesome. I will try it.
The main thing is that gaming mouse are durable, robust, precise and have longer life in general.
I prefer to have a customized mouse to manipulate it for a specific job like blogger mouse, marketer mouse etc.
Wow started using gaming mouse now on. :D
I love gaming mouse and use that since 2 months. Love it :)
I thought, I should buy a new gaming mouse.
A customize-able mouse is definitely nice and a preferable option.
Wow, I think its a huge information about an usage of gaming mouse. Keep sharing this information with us :)
Well, this looks great. but its hard to convince my boss :-D
Very well said nice explanation you have provided of your post title.
It’s very interesting to know much about a gaming mouse and its importance to use in a workplace.
Thanks for sharing the info.
This is a very trendy article. Because, lot of developers don’t think about that side. I want new game mouse too. Keep posting. Good luck.
Hey, I love to play games and by reading this post now, I get some more interesting ideas of gaming mouse at work.
Yes, I also use gaming mouse for my PC.
I love to use the gaming mouse. It’s a rapid control mouse and also easily accessible.
The third point is interesting, it’s precise and accurate, perhaps this is the thing that tempts me to buy one, currently modifying an icon set for Linux. I’hv no idea how much precise they are going to be.
I think mechanically tweakable game mice are the best.
That’s really interesting :) I haven’t thought about any gaming mouse for business so far.
What a great way do work in office with gaming mouse
I want to utilize the gaming mouse. It’s a fast control mouse furthermore effectively available.
Hey! That’s a great article, but I love playing games in computer and playing game makes your mind fresh as well. That’s my experience, basically I am student of Software Engineering and I practice coding after that my mind does not work on the time, So I start playing a game after, that my mind is freshed.
This is a great article and it helped me a lot, I think this is a great way for use of gaming mouse in office.
Gaming mouse was made for playing games and before this post I had no knowledge about it, thanks to share it.
Thank you very much John. I now know why I need to use gaming mouse.
Great post, Thanks for the information and sharing.
Your welcome Sam :)
Totally agree with you. Gaming mouse really increases ones productivity.