I was able to not just review the Smart Glove Wrist Support
but also the slightly more expensive version, the Smart Glove with Wrist and Thumb Support
. For the testing, I had one on each arm and used them pretty much constantly for a two week period while I was at work. Actually, I am still using them ... in fact, they are on my arms right now.
I realized a couple of interesting things while I was testing out these Smart Gloves. Not only was I starting to have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (as was evident by the immediate relief I experienced when putting on the gloves), but I was also able to see just how much the other model's thumb support really helped.
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.
For the most part, I found that while my thumb had more range of movement in the model without the thumb support, the hand that primarily used the more expensive version seemed to feel just a tad bit better than the other hand by the end of the day.
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.