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porcusx writes: I've experienced more than my fair share of repetitive strain injuries (of varying degrees) over the years. And unfortunately, it doesn't help that I'm held "captive" to a keyboard and mouse most of my day. (I'm sure none of you can relate to that.) So when anything comes along that holds some promise or potential for preventing strain-related injuries, I'm naturally curious. Let's just say I value a little self-preservation as it relates to my capacity to pursue my livelihood.

Meet The King's Assembly, a hardware project on Kickstarter. Here's how it's described: "A high-precision laser mouse. A full mechanical keyboard. An analog joystick. Together." That's all that was needed to get my attention. What I find intriguing about this product is that this is the first time I've seen the integration of these capabilities into a single physical device — well, actually a pair of devices; though apparently you can use one hand without the other.

From my point of view, the biggest benefit of this device seems to be not having to move my hands back and forth between keyboard and mouse over and over and over again. For me, this should help alleviate some repetitive strain injuries and help me work more efficiently. And I'm particularly curious as to how this thing performs in a gaming context! I can't wait to take it for a spin!

FWIW, I'm in no way associated with the product or its developers. I just happened to stumble across it on Kickstarter one day. But now I'm a backer, very eager to try it out. :)

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