SmartFish ErgoMouse Now On Sale, We Still Can't Get Over The Design

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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 computer usage.

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.

About SmartFish

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.

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Inspector replied on Fri, Aug 27 2010 1:58 PM

:D, while looking at this article i was thinking of a mouse that would move the pointer when you tilt the mouse forward,backwards or side to side :).

If i were to get this mouse i would have to learn to be comfortable with it first before it makes me comfortable...

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3vi1 replied on Fri, Aug 27 2010 7:16 PM

>> i was thinking of a mouse that would move the pointer when you tilt the mouse forward,backwards or side to side

I wrote a daemon for the C64 that did that with an attached joystick, back before we had mice.

I think this mouse is stupid. Seriously, Here's why: The one thing this design does is allow you to keep your elbow out of horizontal alignment with the mouse, transferring all shoulder movement.

This means that, as you move the mouse closer to you and further away, you will compensate by constantly bending your wrist and angling the mouse in situations where you would normally move your elbow. That's the opposite of ergonomics - that's the path to repetitive strain injury.

What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?

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realneil replied on Fri, Aug 27 2010 11:32 PM

^what he said^

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