Are you tired of the constant shoulder ache from hours of navigating with a traditional mouse? Today, I bring you a game-changing solution that might revolutionize your work life – the RollerMouse Red by Contour. This isn’t your average mouse; it’s a ergonomic device designed to make your computing experience more comfortable and efficient. Thanks to the folks at Contour, I had the chance to test out the RollerMouse Red for myself.
Go Away Shoulder Pain!
For individuals experiencing repetitive strain injury (RSI) in the right shoulder, an issue often attributed to the prolonged use of conventional mice, the RollerMouse Red represents a fantastic solution. Keep in mind that the adjustment period to this new input method is not insignificant—I confess it took me about 2 weeks to acclimate fully.
However, the results are worth sticking to it. Utilizing a rolling bar to navigate the cursor, as I demonstrate in the video below, you can easily move the cursor around with either hand without much effort. The device also includes a scroll wheel for efficient document navigation and strategically positioned click button.
While the RollerMouse Red has many advantages, particularly regarding ergonomic design and reducing the risk of RSI, it’s important to note that it may not be the ideal choice for professionals in graphic design or fields requiring high-precision cursor control. While excellent for general navigation, the roller bar doesn’t offer the same level of precision as a high-end mouse that designers might need for detailed work.
Mouse + Split Keyboard – Will It Work?
Contour offers a compatible keyboard designed for use alongside this mouse, however I chose to stick with my current keyboard – the Kinesis Freestyle 2. I was pleased by how the RollerMouse complemented it well, particularly when it was flat and separated. This configuration allowed my wrists and shoulders to maintain a neutral position, with no ulnar deviation in the wrists (a risk factor for carpal tunnel) and no rounding of the shoulders. I appreciated that with the keyboard split, there was no contact with the roller bar. The RollerMouse, when used along with a split or tented keyboard like the Freestyle2, helps promote an ergonomic work posture. It also boasts a comfortable, sizeable padded wrist rest, making those hours in front of the computer more bearable.
Two Thumbs Up!
In conclusion, the RollerMouse Red by Contour stands out as a robust and thoughtfully designed ergonomic solution. I am truly impressed by the quality of the product—it caters to users seeking an alternative to the conventional mouse, particularly if they’re dealing with RSI issues. Once you acclimate to its unique features, it’s easy to use. Make sure to watch my video demo below and then click here to check it out for yourself. This innovative ergonomic contribution to our workstations gets two thumbs up from me!
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