Bernie’s top equipment and gadgets – computer equipment
In her final gadget review blog, Bernie Hunter provides a run-down on her top three pieces of computer equipment.
Roller ball mouse
This is a computer accessory, it is an alternative to a mouse. I struggle to use a standard mouse because of my hand movements and I find it really challenging to keep the whole mouse steady while I try and click the mouse button using my finger. The roller ball mouse plugs into any computer the same way as any other mouse does, it has two buttons which are at the side of the roller ball and these are used for right and left clicking. It is very easy to control and both of the buttons are easy to access whereas some other roller ball mouse’s have a guard over them and it is challenging for you to press, every time you have to click something. If I didn’t use a roller ball mouse, I wouldn’t be able to access a computer so it is important that people do get the right equipment, that is required. The roller ball can be purchased online.
Big keys keyboard
This is a keyboard that can plug into any computer. It has larger keys compared to a standard keyboard making it easier and faster to type. The size of the keys makes a big difference because of my hand movements, I accidently press the wrong keys all the time as they are small and the letters are really close together which makes typing annoying, if you keep on making mistakes. The keyboard takes this problem away, I still sometimes press the wrong keys but not as much as I would using a standard keyboard. Having the big keys keyboard means that I can access a computer and type up articles etc, without it I would manage but it would take me double the time and it would be very challenging. The keyboards are available to purchase on eBay.
This is a stylus pen that I use if I get tired typing with my fingers. It is thick so I can grip it easily and it also has a rubber tip, this saves it from damaging the keys. The tip makes it a bit slippy and it doesn’t grip the keys as good so I tape a small bit of Dycem (Non-Slip Mat) onto the tip of the stylus and that seems to work. The stylus makes typing easier and prevents me from accidently hitting the wrong keys. The stylus is available to purchase from Amazon.