I was blessed to not just review the Smart Glove with Thumb Support
, but also the next model down, the Smart Glove with Wrist Support
. Basically, for the performance testing I wore one on my right arm and the other on my left as I worked for the past couple of weeks.
This test period revealed a couple of interesting things. Not only was I able to see how one model compared to the other, but I also realized that I was beginning to come down with a mild case of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. I didn't realize this until I put the products on and realized just how much better my wrists felt.
The tightness of the cotton sleeve helped to hold my wrist and thumb firmly against the three splints and force my hand to stay at the correct angle, while the beaded pad acted as a way to keep my hands elevated to the same level that my keyboard or mouse was without having to bend my wrists.
Since the Smart Glove is designed to be used on either hand by simply turning the glove inside out, I found the fact that the splints were removable was a necessary feature since the one on the back of the hand had to be flipped around in order for the other wrist to be held at the correct angle.
I did find that, while I could wear the Smart Gloves for a period of time without worrying about them, there were still plenty of times that I just needed to take them off and let my arms breath a little. So this isn't really a product you can leave on for all eight hours of your work day and just forget about them.