As someone who is a frequent computer user, I’m always browsing social media platforms like Instagram for desktop setup inspiration to better my work-at-home setup. A small accessory I’ve regularly noticed is the DeltaHub Caprio 2.0 that many influencers have.
The mouse is often and overlooked peripheral and hasn’t changed much in 40 years since computers came to life. However, if you happen to sit behind a desk at a computer, you might have noticed your wrists can get sore and tired.
This is related to the repetitive movements and wrist flexes we commonly perform when using a keyboard and mouse. These problems can contribute to a more serious issue known as carpal tunnel syndrome.
To address this common problem, many computer users will use gel wrist support mousepads. It’s been by go-to for several years, however they tend to show wear fairly quickly. Slovenian startup DeltaHub Carpio 2.0 has taken a different approach, with a slicker product that is meant to last longer.
At first glance, the DeltaHub Carpio 2.0 is literally just a tiny piece of plastic. However, there’s no doubt some R&D has gone into this – especially since this is the second version, improving from the original Carpio released several years ago. The Carpio 2.0 features a Teflon base and two silicon pads. The idea is that the base of your hand and thumb wrist on this section and are able to glide seamlessly across the desk.
Visiting and purchasing from the DeltaHub is a pleasurable experience. While I was only interested in the Carpio 2.0, their clever marketing tactics baited me into purchasing a mousepad at a reduced price. DeltaHub provides fast international shipping via DHL, but it’s important to also factor in custom duties and taxes for your country. The DeltaHub Carpio is available on Amazon USA too, but it seems to be the old version.
The Carpio 2.0 and Minimalistic Desk Pad came to roughly €50 with a €10 discount. There’s free shipping available with Post of Slovenia, however the Express Shipping via DHL for €10 made sense. A tracking number was provided and I watched my parcel reach South African in a few days. However, the parcel did get caught up at customs and I had to pay an additional €25 – bringing the total order to €85. This is quite a premium price to pay for small accessories.
Unboxing and usage
Opening the package, you can see the DeltaHub team have spent a lot of time thinking about the unboxing experience. The Carpio 2.0 opens in a nifty way, has facts written all around the box and includes a carry bag.
DeltaHub recommends using the Carpio 2.0 for a 1-2 period in order to get used to it. I’ve been using it for a few weeks now and my thoughts are a bit mixed. While overall its a great experience, I find the edges a bit “hard”, and moving from the keyboard to the mouse I’m regularly having to find the sweet spot again. I opted for the large size – but might need to try the medium too. The DeltaHub website has a guide for size – but I fall in between.
If you suffer from sore wrists while using the computer, I would definitely recommend giving the DeltaHub Carpio 2.0 a go. It definitely alleviates wrist strain and is comfortle to use for prolonged hours. However, depending on your budget and preference, a regular memory gel foam wrist pad might be just as good for you.