My work requires a lot of typing and mousing, so I’m often looking for more ergonomic ways to use the computer. Last week I bought a Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch Small Tablet to use as a mouse. A few years ago, I bought the Apple Magic Trackpad for the same reasons, and now I wish I had bought this instead. The Intuos product is only a little pricier than the Apple trackpad, and it allows a more natural wrist angle. I’m finding that I can mouse for a lot longer without my hands getting fatigued. It wasn’t cheap as far as mouses go, but compared to the price of occupational therapy sessions, it’s a bargain. And it’s only a little more expensive than the Apple trackpad.
The Intuos Tablet came with a coupon for a free Shutterfly photo book. Two Christmases ago, I used Shutterfly to make a photo book of quilts I had sewn as a Christmas present for my mom. I’d been thinking about making one for myself, since otherwise most of my quilt photos are on my computer and not easy for me to access in a pinch, and the coupon gave me an excuse. There was a charge for shipping and handling (about $8.00), but that was worth it to me.
(You can also sometimes get these free photo book coupons when you get photos printed at Target. If don’t want to wait for good luck or an Intuos Tablet, currently you can order hard cover photo books at shutterfly for 50% off with the code MONSTERSALE.)
I placed my order and it came in the mail today. I’m pretty pleased with it. Here is the cover and some sample pages: