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Weramouse Ergonomic Mouse Gets the Mouse Off the Desktop and Into Your Hands

by Paul Strauss
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New Zealand has given us many great things. Sheep, Kiwis, Lord of the Rings, Eagle vs. Shark, Flight of the Conchords, and now the one-handed ambidextrous ergonomic mouse-ball. What will they think of next?

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The WeraMouse V2 (aka the Ergotouch Mouse) is just a little smaller than a conventional mouse, but you don’t put it on your desktop. Instead, you hold the WeraMouse in your hand and operate your computer wirelessly from up to 25 feet away.  Technically, it’s not a mouse at all – it’s a trackball with a scroll wheel and a pistol-grip button. The one-handed wireless controller is said to reduce wrist strain and allow you to remain in a more neutral posture than you do when using a traditional mouse (although the guy in the picture above looks like he’s setting a pretty bad example for “good posture”). Battery life for the WeraMouse is rated at up to 28 hours on a single charge, and when it’s not in use, there’s a charging dock that’ll juice the WeraMouse back up in about 90 minutes.

The WeraMouse V2 retails for $99 (USD), and it looks like the Ergotouch guys are working on a WeraMouse V3 that uses a trackpad instead of a trackball, in case you prefer your mice without any balls.




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Comments (7):

  1. monogodo says:

    Or you could save $84 and get the USB One Finger Mouse from Amazon: http://➡.ws/

    I’ve had one for a couple years. I got it when I broke my arm & couldn’t use a regular mouse. Sure, it’s wired and doesn’t have the scroll wheel like the one above, but it works great.

  2. monogodo says:

    Crap, that URL didn’t work. Try this: http://tinyurl.com/c6yuwz

  3. JBas says:

    A mouse that you can use off a flat surface puts less strain on your shoulders, if you use it a lot. There used to be a Trust Ami Pro trackball mouse that is no longer in production. I had two but one died on me and now I want another. This looks like the one. There is also a Fellow product much along the same lines. Tried the ‘fish mouse’ but it’s not robust enough – trackball kept slipping even when new.

  4. Jackie says:

    I don’t believe in a trackball mouse as it cuases strain in your fingers. I much more prefer a static mouse which supports your hand properly. I found a mouse with a lot of research background so I suggest you take a look at that one: ergonomic mouse prevents RSI

  5. Ehm Mendoza says:

    I am getting confused now. I didn’t expect I’d have lots of options for ergonomic mouse.. I am amazed by WeraMouse V2 since you dont need to place it flat on a table.. i think it’s really cool.

    -http://www.ergonomicchair.org/

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