Deltahub Carpio 2.0 Review
Today we’re gonna be doing a Deltahub Carpio 2.0 review the Carpio 2.0 by Deltahub is a wrist rest that slides on your desk. A small disclaimer I did receive a small percentage off my purchase of the Carpio 2.0 from Deltahub in exchange for this review, but if you read the whole thing I think you’ll see I’m not playing any favorites.
Now the Deltahub Carpio 2.0 is a great wrist rest, but it does suffer from one fatal flaw, at least in my usage. Let’s find out what that is in this Deltahub Carpio 2.0 review.
The Review of the Carpio 2.0 by Deltahub
So I’ve suffered from wrist and arm pain related to an old injury for a while now. Working and gaming on my desk all day certainly doesn’t help and I’ve tried so many products and techniques to help alleviate the discomfort and that search landed me on the Carpio 2.0 from Deltahub.
The Carpio 2.0 from Deltahub is a small lightweight plastic wrist rest that has silicone padding on top and PTFE Teflon gliders on the bottom.
Carpio 2.0 Size and Types
My Carpio 2.0 is the right handed version and it’s a large. The Carpio 2.0 comes in large and small as well as left handed and right handed variants. I only have my large right handed Carpio 2.0 to test.
Carpio 2.0 Weight and Dimensions
It weighs exactly 20 grams. To put that into perspective. The G Pro wireless from Logitech weighs 77 grams without the charging disk and 80 grams with the disk. So at only 20 grams the Carpio 2.0 doesn’t add much weight to your setup. That’s definitely a plus.
The dimensions of the Carpio 2.0 are:
Width is 96.4 millimeters or 3.8 inches.
The depth is 32.7 millimeters or 1.4 inches.
The height is 8.6 millimeters or 0.3 inches.
So based on physical specs, it’s small and lightweight, and it’s not going to be obtrusive on your desk. But how does it work?
Does the Carpio 2.0 Work?
Overall I really like the idea behind the Carpio 2.0 It does what it’s supposed to do. It’s small, it’s comfortable to rest your wrist on the wrist rest. The silicone padding is soft yet firm. So it is comfortable and it does align your wrist correctly, just like how these would.
One issue I had with the Carpio 2.0 is that skates very well on it’s own, but I have to keep weight on the Carpio 2.0 in order to keep it moving with the mouse and I did find that that added a small amount of drag. Now that was something I was able to get used to but even getting used to it I did feel that I wasn’t as fluid in my movements as I was just using the mouse.
Now my main gripe though that I don’t know how they’re gonna overcome is when I’m using a mouse and keyboard and I go to type and come back, I can find the mouse right but my wrist doesn’t quite hit the Carpio 2.0 correctly.
So I actually end up hitting the nerve I’m trying to protect and I couldn’t get used to that. I have decent muscle memory, I touch type at 100+ WPM as I work and I can find my mouse right away coming back and forth from the keyboard, but I couldn’t find the Carpio consistently enough for to not be a hindrance in my day to day workflow.
For that reason, I personally don’t use the Carpio anymore. I use this $8 wrap for my wrist.
This one was just a buck. I’m cheap. I’m a cheap bastard.
And I use a more expensive one when I sleep.
And all I do is I take this I slap it on my wrist and it gives me that raise. You don’t have to have it on the wrist itself. You’re not actually hindering the movement of the wrist. You’re literally just using it so it lifts it up so that its creating that alignment for you.
So for me personally, this works much better.
Now if you’re just a casual, internet surfer or responding to emails and even I do keep this on my desk still for if say if I’m cooking and I need to respond to a work email real quick and I’m coming back I don’t want to wrap this around or my hands may be a little wet. I’ll slap it on the Carpio so that way I’m not giving my wrist any any stress when I don’t have time to wrap this around my wrist.
Overall, I am not using the Carpio 2.0 just because of that one flaw. Again. I really love the idea behind it. I’m not sure if adding a strap might help. I hope they take the feedback.
So if you’re a light internet surfer or just responding to emails and you’re not sitting here, you know writing code or gaming or writing for a living, I’d recommend the Carpio 2.0, but otherwise, I would go with something that can actually stay with your wrist or a regular wrist rest like this.
The Carpio 2.0 by Deltahub is a great little product in theory. Let me know in the comments below if you have the Carpio or the Carpio 2.0 and if you’re having that same issue of not quite being able to land on it consistently enough for it to not hinder your day to day workflow.