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How am I supposed to grab this mouse? It's VERY uncomfortable to use it! (CM Storm Inferno)

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I just got this mouse, and so far it's been a nightmare.

The mouse works without problems, but the thing is that whenever I grab it, after some time using it my whole upper right arm starts to hurt, and no matter how I grab it, I feel uncomfortable and it leads to some pain.

I used to have a mouse that looks like a Logitech G700s (Design wise) and it was very comfortable to use (I have relatively large hands), but this thing...

I can't aim well without having pain, and it's getting a bit difficult to use it, honestly.

Any suggestions to make it more comfortable? I can't return it (It was a gift).

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post #2 of 18
You may need a "claw grip" styled mouse. The Inferno is more of an "open palm" mouse and I believe it's aimed more towards MMO players/gamers.


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I am by no means a mouse expert, but this looks very similar to the Logitech G9/G9x. I've had my G9 for many years now and if you have large hands, you will probably want to use the claw grip. Like in your first photo, except the ring and pinky fingers should be gripping the side of the mouse with just the tips of the finger.

This works well for me, but I also have small hands so maybe I'm just lucky.
 
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post #4 of 18
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I actually read somewhere that the Inferno was more of a claw grip mouse. Hmm...

So how should I grab it then to not feeling pain in my hand and arm?
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post #5 of 18
sell it and get a comfortable mouse... my opinion anyway...
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It's not that easy to do that when someone who loves you gave it to you :/
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post #7 of 18
Looks like for you it is a fingertip grip mouse.
Your fingers look rather stressed on the photos, like you are holding onto it with your fingertips, but trying to grip it hard. I am a palm gripper, but I have not had a good mouse large enough for a palm grip for years, so I let my wrist rest on the table/mousepad and let my fingertips rest on the mouse.

The keyword is rest here. Your hand should be totally relaxed. I even do not touch the mouse with my thumb unless I need to move it. In fact I can move it without even touching it with the thumb or the pinky.

So for you the first thing you should do is find out what is keeping your hand tense.

P.S. Tried claw grip. Stresses me out completely. I don’t see using it for longer than 2-minute periods at a time with large breaks inbetween.
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It's really hard to change your grip, man. I understand that it's hard to change mice when it's something that was given as a gift. However, the options are difficult. It doesn't look like it fits your hand/grip. That means you can change your grip to an unnatural style, or try to use your natural grip and just get used to it. Up to you.
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Which mouse should I get, then? For my hand, of course.
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Which mouse should I get, then? For my hand, of course.

You know what, it looks like the Mionix Naos 7000 would fit your palm grip perfectly. Take a look at it. Best optical sensor available right now, too.
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