It may not look as ground-breaking or as unusual as the Swiftpoint
mouse, but SmartFish
's ErgoMotion mouse
is still one of the most strange
looking input peripherals on the market today. And that's the best
part: after months of waiting, this device actually is on the open
market now. It's designed to be more ergonomic than any other mouse out
there, and while the design may scare some off, we tend to believe that
it actually will lead to better wrist posture and less pain.
The ErgoMotion is said to be the first laser mouse with a swivel
mechanism that promotes a fluid movement, allowing the mouse to
intuitively adapt to the user’s hand position. The design enables
forward, backward and lateral wave-like movements for the wrist
every time the mouse is in use, which is said to help relieve discomfort
from repetitive stress injuries related to extended
As for the hardware itself, there's right/left click buttons, a four-way
scroll wheel, and a hidden USB wireless plug-in. It's compatible with
both Macs and PCs, and it can obviously be used by both right and
left-handed users. The $49.95 price tag doesn't seem too outrageous when
you consider the going rate for similar ergonomic mice, but it's pretty
obvious that hardcore gamers should steer clear. Office workers should
take note, though.
SmartFish Announces Availability of ErgoMotion Mouse
Breakthrough ergonomic peripheral rethinks traditional mouse design to promote a healthier computing experience
Englewood, NJ – August 25, 2010 – SmartFish Technologies is proud to announce the immediate availability of the ErgoMotion Mouse to consumers nationwide. This is the first laser mouse ever to feature a patented swivel mechanism that promotes a fluid movement, allowing the mouse to intuitively adapt to the user’s hand position. Smartfish’s award-winning ErgoMotion technology enables forward, backward and lateral wave-like movements for the wrist every time the mouse is in use. This helps to relieve discomfort from repetitive stress injuries related to extended computer usage.
“When using a static mouse, the hand, wrist and arm are confined to a fixed position that limits natural movements and forces robotic gestures which strains your tendons and ligaments causing pain and discomfort over time.” said Dr. Jack Atzmon, President and CEO of Smartfish Technologies. “The ErgoMotion Mouse adapts to your natural movements and provides the most unique and healthy computing experience to date.”
The ErgoMotion Mouse boasts a sleek design, and features both left and right click, four-way scroll wheel and a discreet wireless USB plug-in. The device is compatible with MACs and PCs, and features an ambidextrous design for both right and left-handed users. It’s is available now from www.getsmartfish.com for $49.95.
Smartfish Technologies was founded on a passion for healthier living, smart technology and true ergonomic innovation in an ever-growing electronic world. As a practicing chiropractor of 14 years, Smartfish president and CEO Dr. Jack Atzmon met with thousands of patients who continually complained of hand, wrist, shoulder and back pain. Through extensive knowledge of repetitive stress injury (RSI) – common forms known as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, he began to understand that a key contributor to these ailments came from the day-to-day use of computers – specifically, repetitive motion of computer peripheral use. Dr. Atzmon’s vision and breakthrough technology led him to form Smartfish Technologies and launch a line of computer peripherals based on the company’s ErgoMotion technologies, beginning with the ErgoMotion Mouse, to promote a healthy PC lifestyle for work and play.