DeltaHub Carpio 2.0 review – goodbye RSI
The DeltaHub Carpio 2.0 is a must-have accessory for those who suffer from wrist pain and RSI
Update: After using the Delta Hub Carpio 2.0 every day, I’ve only grown more accustomed to it. I no longer need to think about how I position my wrist, as it feels almost completely natural to use now. The most pleasing news is that my wrist pain still hasn’t come back because of the ergonomic design of the Delta Hub Carpio 2.0. This thing really works.
The DeltaHub Carpio 2.0 is a product I bought partly out of desperation and sheer curiosity. I’ve been suffering from wrist pain for several months due to using a mouse for countless hours each day, as over time, my wrist slowly began to lock up, causing extreme pain whenever I had to move it up and down.
After purchasing a wrist guard, a softer mouse mat, and even an extremely light mouse, I’d still end up with a tight wrist at the end of each day. Not ideal.
I would have never expected a bat-wing-shaped ergonomic wrist rest to be the answer I was searching for, and I honestly didn’t have high hopes for the DeltaHub Carpio 2.0 would deliver. But I was wrong. It’s a fantastic little product that is a must for those who suffer from RSI or want to take preventative measures to combat wrist fatigue. Read my DeltaHub Carpio 2.0 review below.
🏆 Score: 4.5 out of 5 🏆
🥇 Award: Editor’s Choice
How I tested the DeltaHub Carpio 2.0 🧪
I used the DeltaHub Carpio every day when working or gaming at my desk. The wrist rest was primarily used on DeltaHub’s minimalist desk pad, but I also tried it on a wooden desk and a SteelSeries QCK Edge mouse pad. I tested the right-handed version of the Carpio 2.0, size L, color black.
What I loved about the DeltaHub Carpio 2.0 ❤️
😲 It actually works. I’ve been using the Carpio 2.0 for a couple of weeks, and it’s helped eradicate the daily wrist pain I’d become accustomed to. My wrist would slowly tighten up during the day, leaving me unable to bend it up and down. By elevating my wrist and transferring any pressure into my lower palm, I no longer leave my wrist suspended at an upward angle for hours at a time. My wrist also isn’t resting on a hard desk; instead, the bottom of my palm is cradled by the Carpio’s surprisingly comfortable silicone pads.
🪨 There are left and right-handed versions. You can choose between a left and right-handed version of the Carpio 2.0, which means you could realistically use two as a keyboard wrist rest. The Carpio 2.0 comes in small and large sizes, and figuring out which is right for you is as easy as picking up a credit card to measure your hand size.
🥷 You won’t even know it’s there. One of the things I love most about the Carpio 2.0 is its small footprint. Its sleek and purposeful design means it blends into my desk setup, and it isn’t a hulking eyesore like most wrist rests.
⛸️ It glides across almost every surface. The Carpio 2.0 has PTFE Teflon gliders on the bottom, which allows it to gracefully slide across almost every surface. I’ve tried it on two mouse mats and my wooden desk, and it performed admirably on all three surfaces. I’d recommend using it on a mouse mat, though.
🤏 Super portable. It’s easy to take the Carpio 2.0 with you, thanks to its small form factor. It fits in your pocket and barely takes up any desk space, which is a great option for remote workers who visit communal office spaces but still want to look after their wrists.
👍 30-day money-back guarantee. DeltaHub is candid about how it can take a while for users to adjust to its ergonomic wrist rest. If it’s not for you, you can get a 30-day money-back guarantee if you buy directly from DeltaHub.
What I hated about the DeltaHub Carpio 2.0 💔
🕒 The lengthy adjustment period. DeltaHub is well aware that it can take a few days and even weeks before using the Carpio 2.0 feels even remotely natural — they even send you an email saying as much. I adapted to using the wrist rest in about three days, but it may take some users significantly longer. Even then, there’s a chance you simply won’t gel with it.
🐌 Slow delivery, despite paying for faster shipping. I ordered my Carpio 2.0 directly from DeltaHub, and despite paying for faster shipping, the wrist rest took longer than expected to arrive. You can order the Carpio 2.0 directly from Amazon for $39.90, which should solve that problem.
🎮 It’s not designed for gaming. While I haven’t had any problems using the Carpio 2.0 when gaming, it isn’t designed for low-sens gamers who are used to lifting their mouse when turning in-game. You should be fine if you’re a palm or claw grip gamer who doesn’t use big arm movements to aim. DeltaHub recently announced a gaming-focused version of its wrist rest, the Carpio G2.0, which includes a strap that should alleviate this problem.
💰 Price is a little high. Is almost $40 too much for an ergonomic wrist rest? Maybe, but DeltaHub clearly put a lot of research and development into creating the Carpio 2.0 and, fundamentally, it works.
Should you buy the Delta Hub Carpio 2.0? 🤔
✅ You suffer from wrist pain when using a mouse.
✅ You want to prevent developing RSI in the future.
✅ You’re patient enough to stick with it during the adjustment period.
❌ You aren’t willing to stick with it for at least a week.
❌ You lift your mouse a lot when playing games or working.
❌ You’re particularly sensitive to pressure and need something incredibly soft.
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Updated: September 1, 2022