AnthroDesk Wired Ergonomic Vertical Mouse to the Rescue #AnthroDesk #ad

The AnthroDesk Wired Ergonomic Vertical Mouse is connected through an USB cable that has approximately 4 feet of cable, while the dimensions of this item is 122 mm L x 62 mm W x 75 mm H.

Disclosure: I have been compensated to share this post. The opinions on this blog are my own.

The mouse has five buttons [back, forward, DPI, left click, and right click] and a scroll wheel. At a glance, this right-handed mouse looks as if made of a matte-black rubber; however, it is made of plastic.  The scroll wheel is made of a tempered ABS material and it makes it more resistant than the regular plastic used on other mice. The lower price point doesn’t deter from its effectiveness.  It’s ready to use right out of the box; simply plug it in and it’s ready!

This mouse is equipped with a DPI button that allows you to adapt it to your needs [1000, 1600, 2400, 3200 DPI’s (Dots per Inch)].  However for me it doesn’t really play an important role.  DPI’s essentially is how sensitive the mouse is; or rather, the higher the DPI the farther the cursor on your screen will move when you move your mouse.  This feature is more crucial for gamers and for those involved in graphics.  Good to note:  this mouse is compatible with Windows and Mac OS X.

The AnthroDesk Wired Ergonomic Vertical Mouse has an LED light indicator.  It glows green, pink, blue, and red depending on your DPI configuration.  While the LED light indicates the DPI configuration, some say that the LED lights can assist you to find it in the dark.  This would be useful for students who stay in a dorm room but share it with another student … just imagine being on different schedules and having to stay up late to do homework while your room mate has to get some sleep!

The shape of the vertical mouse is sculpted to fit your hand, as if you had it extended to shake someone’s hand.  This makes for a comfortable position; it reduces the potential for wrist pain and strain because your arm isn’t twisted as it is with the use of a traditional mouse.

I have carpal tunnel syndrome and after using the AnthroDesk Wired Ergonomic Vertical Mouse I can say that I have really noticed an immense difference!  The vertical position is ergonomic which makes it comfortable for anyone to use, and especially for those who spend long hours at their computer, or for those who already have health concerns.

Overall, the AnthroDesk Wired Ergonomic Vertical Mouse is an excellent economical choice.  If I were to make any changes it would be to suggest that it not be made as lightweight as it is.  When I click the left button it’s difficult to hold the mouse still.  Perhaps it’s just me?   I just think that if it had a little more weight that it might make it feel more substantial and therefore make it easier to hold it still while clicking the buttons.

Visit the website for more details:  https://www.anthrodesk.ca/

 

A Treat From @MicrosoftCanada Square One #FindYourJoy #MSSQ1 

I recently visited the Microsoft store located at Square One, Mississauga.

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The store is amazing and so is its staff … they’re so welcoming, and knowledgeable.  I had a long conversation there about one-on-one training and was pleasantly surprised that they offer free personal training.Find a store near you, schedule an appointment and don’t hesitate to go.

Enjoy.

Computer Science Education Week Microsoft Canada Launches #CodeGeneration

To celebrate Computer Science Education Week (Dec 7 to 13), Microsoft Canada has launched #CodeGeneration , in hopes to encourage students to learn to code.

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There will be free online coding challenges, in-store “Hour of Code” sessions and a partnership with Code.org offering students and educators a Minecraft coding tutorial, Microsoft is showing students that anyone can learn to code, and the power to create technology is at our fingertips!

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WHAT IS IT?  “Hour of Code” is a global movement launched by code.org and supported by Microsoft reaching tens of millions of students in over 180 countries.

Should you be interested in attending one of Microsoft’s Hour of Code sessions with your child, I have included the event specifics below:

  • Who – Students between the ages of 13 and 18
  • What – In-store “Hour of Code” sessions
  • WhenSunday, December 13 2015 (all local time zones)
    • Session 1: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    • Session 2: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Session 3: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Where – Microsoft Stores nationwide:
    • Calgary, Chinook Centre
    • Edmonton, West Edmonton Mall
    • Burnaby, Metropolis at Metrotown
    • Vancouver, Pacific Centre
    • Mississauga, Square One Shopping Centre
    • Toronto, Eaton Centre
    • Toronto, Yorkdale Shopping Centre

*** On Sunday, December 13th, students across Canada will join #CodeGeneration with Minecraft-themed coding challenges hosted by Microsoft Canada in honour of Hour of Code. Parents or students that are interested in participating can register online at http://www.microsoft.ca/codeoff. ***

DID YOU KNOW?   Globally, over 100 million students have completed an Hour of Code.  Students as young as four years old are taking part and getting started with the basics of coding and computer science!

#CodeGeneration will end Computer Science Education Week with a bang on Sunday, December 13 by hosting “Hour of Code” coding workshops for students in Microsoft Stores nationwide.

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The Microsoft store closest to me is in Square One Shopping Centre, in Mississauga.  Come by, you might just bump into me!  Why do I think #CodeGeneration is so important?  Youth unemployment in Canada is at an all-time high.  In fact; 25% of our working poor is made up of our youth!  This is a scary concept to me; as I have a 17 year old that is in the work-force and is facing a future filled with self-doubt and confusion (fear of the future really).   Learning to code is a fun way for students to explore a future in computer sciences while preparing to meet the needs of an evolving knowledge-based economy.  Anyone can learn to code!

Let’s unlock Canada’s potential!  There is a massive skills gap in the Canadian IT sector – expected to reach 182,000 people by 2019.  Microsoft believes that Computer science and coding is the solution to both of those challenges.  Please attend one of Microsoft’s Hour of Code sessions with your child, and open a door to his/her future.