I use the HP BR376AA 5-Button Optical Comfort Mouse. Which is a bit of a mouthful.
It's £13.20 (17,97€, $20.36)
It's high-precision, works very well for gaming (I use it to play games quite a lot)
It has 2 side buttons which are normally mapped to browser back/forward. You might be able to assign macros to them - I haven't researched ...
I use the Etekcity Scroll X1. It costs $15. It has 4 extra buttons (2 Side Buttons and 2 more behind the mouse wheel) It fits perfectly in my hand (I use the fingertip grip, i.e. I only touch the mouse with the tips of my fingers and the bottom of the palm of my hand) It includes drivers, and it's very cheap. It is 2400 DPI, but for 18 dollars you can get a ...
The Logitech G502 would be great for your purpose. It has multiple macro buttons and all the buttons are programmable through software. The mouse is ergonomic and is a great gaming mouse. It is also not very expensive for what it is.
Assuming your plastic mouse pad is a good, solid color, the Logitech M500 (€27) is a fantastic laser mouse for the price. It's built for everyday use but can withstand occasional gaming. It's wired, ergonomically right-handed, has side macros, and 1000 DPI (which is more than enough for gaming).
One thing you should take caution to is the track type. For ...
Cost: 20$ on Amazon.com
2000dpi optical Sensor
60 ips maximum speed
1000Hz polling rate
1.8m USB cable
No-sweat side grips
2D scroll wheel
I'm actually using this mice and if you are looking for standard 3 button + scroll wheel mouse which is good for gaming, Roccat Lua is really good choice.
I would go with the HAVIT® HV-MS672 Ergonomic LED Stress-ease Wired Mouse
Normal mouse (+)
Great for mousepads (smooth back surface) (+)
Ergonomic (according to HAVIT ) (+)
6 led lights (warning:
cannot change to specific color ) (+)
Back/foward button (+)
DPI button (ideal for gaming with 4 options) (+)
Try some mice out at a local store, thats the best way to see if they fit in your hand and feel good and ergonomic for you.
And a real ergonomic mouse to prevent tennis elbow is something like this: CSL - TM137U optical sensor but i don't know if you want to use one of this kind. I think it would take some time to get used to it but health wise this shape ...
Logitech MX master
A really nice mouse that is made out of solid metal with a gold and black look. On the left side it has 3 buttons, with one featuring a gesture control. It means that you can do gestures for Windows and custom ones by holding that button. That button is also the thumb rest. Just right above that is a horizontal scrolling wheel and 2 macro ...
I feel that Hexiwear is a pretty good platform, although a little expensive. I feel it ticks most of your boxes:
rubber wrist band - check
rugged and robust - not really, but it's enclosed in that wristband
small form factor - check
no builtin aps - check
loading own software - that MCU is fully programmable
sub 50$ (49$) to be exact
You might initially be ...
I am answering my own question, in case it is of any interest to others.
For development, I have found an excellent and extremely cheap solution. In fact, it could probably be used in non-profits. Only for a commercial product would I need to have something custom manufactured, as I can't find a COTS solution (needs to be smaller, more rugged, with a ...
Trust GXT31 USB
This is from trust wich is a buget computer tech company. This is a smal low profile style mouse. it has 1 LED that can change colour in software. it has 2 macro buttons on the left side of the mouse. had has a button on the top. it has a smooth scrolling scroll wheel but is not analog or free scrolling. it has a rubber texture on the left ...
Trust GXT 166 MMO
This is a razer naga style mouse. it has a high grip and 11 buttons on the left side of the mouse. this mouse doesn't have a thump rest but that isnt that bad. it glides okey but not the best. it has a red and black color sceme. has a okey scrolling wheel. it has a weight system and is ofset to the left for a pink rest. it is wired with a ...
I would recommend the Razer Deathadder. It is slightly expensive ($60) but it has a very comfy design, a well built software with 2 fully programmable macro buttons and a strong build quality. This is the mouse I'm using right now as my gaming gear. There is also cool looking green backlight.