A Review of ‘Pad N’ Click’

October 29, 2009 Updated: October 1, 2015

COMFORT: An illustration of the design of the Pad'N'Click mouse accessory. (Courtesy of Jacob Innovations)
COMFORT: An illustration of the design of the Pad'N'Click mouse accessory. (Courtesy of Jacob Innovations)
Do I really need an accessory for a computer accessory? The thought of an add-on for the traditional mouse may at first seem superfluous, but the Pad N’ Click by Jacob Innovations LLC really makes sense.

The Pad N’ Click is a set of three soft gel pads that stick to the mouse: one for the palm of the hand, and two for each fingers to be placed atop the mouse buttons.

Aesthetically, the gel pads looked both intriguing and ridiculous, but as soon as I put my hand on the newly outfitted mouse, I felt a noticeable difference. The click pads are concave and allow the fingers to naturally bend as I clicked the mouse, easing the stress on finger joints. The palm rest is equally soft and supportive.

Using a mouse with raised gel pads takes some getting used to, but after a few hours I could hardly use a mouse without the pads. While the pads have a firm adhesive, they can still be reapplied several times so that you can adjust the pads’ position later to experiment with a better grip.

If you’re a heavy mouse user, the Pad N’ Click is an ergonomic accessory you should not do without. After 15 years of using a mouse without such gel pads, it offered a noticeable relief for my finger joints.

PROS:
Comfortable
Relieves the stress of finger joints and wrist
Durable

CONS:
The gel could attract dirt
Takes a few hours of getting used to the feeling of the pads

For more information please visit http://www.padnclick.com/