50% of my working day is devoted to typing on my keyboard and using the mouse. This does not even account to countless hours of grinding to get higher gear set on New World. While I am not diagnosed to have carpal tunnel syndrome, I know that my wrists are tired as hell every day.
A couple of days ago, Delta Hub’s official retailer in the Philippines, Urban Traveller & Co., reached out to let me try the latest version of Carpio. Carpio 2, a play of the word ‘Carpal’ is designed to be a minimalist wrist rest that reduces wrist fatigue. It’s a fitting solution for anyone who spends a lot of time typing on keyboard and using the mouse. Delta Hub is selling this in the Philippines through Urban Traveller & Co.’s LazMall page. Here’s where you can buy it [link].
In this latest Quick Byte, allow me to give you a quick look at Carpio 2.0!
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Cases will rise during pandemic
According to Focus Medica, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that causes pain, tingling, and numbness in the hand. It can last for several months and be treated with various medications and self care. In some cases, an endoscopic surgery or open palm surgery will be needed. In one of the articles at news9.com, a Oklahoma-based doctor sees that more cases of carpal tunnel will be reported during the pandemic. This is where prevention comes into play, and Carpio 2.0 happens to be of the solutions available in the market.
When you buy this wrist rest, you have two color options to choose from (at least here in the Philippines): Black and Gray. There are two sizes available – small and large. To know which size fits perfectly for you, grab yourself a credit or ATM card, and see if your palm is bigger or smaller. If it’s bigger, pick the large size; if it’s smaller, then pick the small one.
Carpio 2.0 is highly portable. Delta Hub even included a pouch that would allow you to easily put your Carpio 2.0 in it and take it where you go. When you’re not travelling, which is probably the case because of the pandemic, the wrist rest can sit perfectly below your mouse or keyboard – if you fancy buying three of these.
As someone who did not experience the first version, it took a while for me to really get used to it. Delta Hub said that adjust period takes about 1-2 weeks. In my case, what made it easier for me to adjust is to first land my palm on Carpio 2.0 then put the rest of my hand on my mouse. Yes, despite being called a wrist rest, Carpio 2.0 should rest under your palm, not your wrist.
If you’re a gaming sweaty boy, it is likely that your sweat will get on the wrist rest. Over time, the silicone paddings where you place your palm on will have sweat all over it. When there is sweat, eventual presence of grime is possible. Thankfully, cleaning this is very easy as you can just simply remove the silicone padding and wash it with water.
As mentioned earlier, Carpio 2.0 is now available in the Philippines via Urban Traveller & Co’s Lazmall page. Price remains unchanged – PhP1,800, but you can use your available Lazada 11.11 vouchers that you may have recently accumulated.
Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of gadgetpilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.