The first optical mouse I ever bought has finally started to die. I get occasional wrist pain from typing and mousing. Suggestions? I sincerely cannot abide a trackball, I've never been dexterous enough to make them work.
Might be interested in some kind of touch surface though. I'm on Windows 7. Thanks for your input.
Roller bar mice are another candidate. I had the pleasure using one when working at a library for a while, and if you use the keyboard a lot, it really is convenient and handy. Great for text/spreadsheet editing, and although I have no experience using one with a DAW, I would assume they work great for that as well. Works well with either hand to boot, if you happen to be a leftie. In addition to being ergonomic, reduces stress by not forcing you to lift your hand off the mouse to write with both hands and then going back again. As I've been on a FamiTracker stint lately, I have seriously been considering getting one.
As a downside, decidedly not good for gaming. Also expensive at ~$200+.