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Tablet for a person with carpal tunnel

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Nov 8, 2011
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Mississauga

Tablet for a person with carpal tunnel

Hello,

I am looking to use my computer less because i have carpal tunnel and was looking to invest in a tablet but i wouldn't know where to start. I want a tablet with a good voice to text feature so that way i wont have to use my hands much. Also, something that is lightweight and is easy to use. Also, something with a decent screen size (8 inches). Any recommendations would be appreciated. I have narrowed my search down to a galaxy tab 4 8.0. However i recently hear that the talk to text feature is not that great on android tablets. Don't know if this is true.
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Oct 6, 2005
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Tablets put even more strain on your wrist than a computer ... because often times, you're holding it up. Even the lightest tablet will cause wrist strain in a couple of minutes.

As for your computer, you may want to invest in a good quality ergonomic mouse or trackball. Alternatively there are touch screen monitors/laptops.

If you do decide on a tablet, you may want to consider getting a tablet stand.

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Nov 30, 2011
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Speech recognition has really improved over the years. My cell phone has no trouble correctly transferring my voice to text - but it does need an internet connection to work.

Apparently Windows 8.1 has speech recognition built in. There are a lot of 8 inch Windows 8.1 (full windows) tablets out there at good prices. You can pick up a refurbished one for approx. $150 and up. The Asus Transformer series also comes to mind (they are 10 inch). If you are close to a Microsoft store you may want to go in and demo some and see how they meet your needs (you can probably do the same at some of the larger computer stores as well).
[OP]
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Nov 8, 2011
66 posts
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Mississauga
Yes i did realize that and I was planning to get a case for my tablet and just put it on the table and do what i need to do while the tablet is on the case/stand. That is a funny tablet stand lol i never knew such things existed. Thanks for telling me about the trackball/ergonomic mouse i might look into it and see if that helps for me.

I may go with windows. The thing is that windows tablets dont support too many apps and that is the only thing i dont like about it.

The purpose for me buying my tablet is just for everyday browsing and maybe some gaming.

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