The Easy Mouse

Discussion in 'HardForum Tech News' started by HardOCP News, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. HardOCP News

    HardOCP News [H] News

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    While this concept mouse looks like it would be easy on your wrist and forearm, I can't imagine trying to play games or use it for precision stuff.
     
  2. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics I don't get it

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    I can see one problem with it now just looking at their "design" phase.

    Its only comfortable if your forearm/hand is actually resting on the desk, however what if your have skinnier hands, than the ergonomic designing goes out the windows, and what if you have large hands? you couldn't use the mouse because your hand would be lifting it off the desk.
     
  3. Azhar

    Azhar Fixing stupid since 1972

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    Gun grip stance. Interesting. Being tall though, I'd imagine it "trips" a lot.

    I like my Microsoft Wireless Comfort 5000 keyboard/mouse combo. The mouse is large enough to rest my entire hand on it comfortably.
     
  4. N2OInferno

    N2OInferno Limp Gawd

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    Microsoft made something kinda similar to this a while back. Not sure if they still do. I was working retail at the time and I never saw one sell.
     
  5. alienz

    alienz Limp Gawd

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    Try the evoluent mouse if you think this thing could help your arm fatigue. It really does make a difference.
     
  6. pankkake

    pankkake Limp Gawd

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    It's just a pretty copy of the Evoluent VerticalMouse.
    Which by the way is awesome and has a real middle button (pretty useful for Linux users for instance).
     
  7. Virtualarc7

    Virtualarc7 Limp Gawd

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    it is ugly, i'd get tired of defending the huge lump of plastic on my desk to everyone who sees it
     
  8. nakedhand

    nakedhand 2[H]4U

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    More appropriately this mouse could be called "The Deltoid Killer".

    So in order to properly use this mouse you have to lift/push your arm slightly. Not only is it incredibly imprecise, but "clawing" or finger manipulation seems totally out of the question with this grip.

    A good mouse needs to be workable by a combination of palming and clawing. It makes no sense to move the entire arm (if you want to avoid injuries in the long term) at all times. The less shoulder activation involved the better. This joint is not designed for micro manipulation, like the fingers (doh!).

    The specific rotation of ulna and the radial bone sure is ergonomic. How ever the rotation resulting from normal grip mice, is not a problem. In my opinion they focused on the wrong thing here.
     
  9. Cherub

    Cherub n00b

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    Even if this is better for one's wrist/forearm, it would be hell on the shoulder and simply shift the problem. I can't imagine using this with even a slight rotator cuff or impingement problem.
     
  10. oROEchimaru

    oROEchimaru [H]ardness Supreme

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    didn't this concept win awards a few years back, is this the "for market" version?

    the part that would be bad is if it has weight, which is hard on the wrist/shoulder. However having a natural handshake can be helpful.
     
  11. Kromix

    Kromix Limp Gawd

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    a 45 degree angle semy pistol grip that can be clawed and an elbow pad would be a lot better...
     
  12. Jospeh

    Jospeh [H]ard|Gawd

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    so...they designed this mouse from a bunch of oddly shaped dildos?
     
  13. DeathPrincess

    DeathPrincess [H]ard as it Gets

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    From the looks of it...controller > this mouse

    It is kind of...phallic...:confused:
     
  14. oROEchimaru

    oROEchimaru [H]ardness Supreme

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    which will confuse the heck out of me since i'm a lefty and use a mouse right handed.
     
  15. BDS23

    BDS23 Limp Gawd

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    That is a win.
     
  16. MrAgmoore

    MrAgmoore [H]ard|Gawd

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  17. TheBuzzer

    TheBuzzer HACK THE WORLD!

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    someone should just make a playdo mouse where you can change the shape to anything you want. Than have a software that allow it to have pressure points as buttons
     
  18. beowulf7

    beowulf7 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    The flaccid penis mouse? :eek: