In todays post I am kicking off my 2016 gear guides for CAD designers and drafters. I get a ton of questions from my youtube channel and email list but never seem to have enough time to answer them all. Many of them are a form of “What’s the best (insert gadget/peripheral) for AutoCAD” ranging from best mouse, monitor or PC, all the way to chairs and desks etc.. I definitely understand it too, when I was getting into computers in general I felt lost and had tons of questions and even now I still do a ton of research before I buy the newest monitor or smart phone. So in this series of CAD Gear Guide posts (and videos) I’m going to go over what to look for when buying each product as well as which product I’m currently using and/or have heard good things about. Since there seem to be hundreds of new products every month these post aren’t necessarily going to be individual product reviews but more of a guide to help you pick the one that best suites your needs. To do that I will point out features/options to look for and what will be beneficial in a design or CAD environment. I think that’s a long enough intro so lets get started with some key features to look for in Mice: Comfortable: Mice are probably the most “personal” product you will buy as a computer user, every person likes a different style, feel and fit when it comes to their mouse and it varies greatly from one user to another. Since we spend most of our time using a mouse (I definitely believe a mouse is necessary, it’s pretty inefficient to draft using a laptop touch pad) you will want to choose one that is ergonomic and fits your hand for extended periods of use.