Accuratus Upright Mouse

Revised 25 Jan 2017
 
We no longer recommend the Accuratus Upright Mouse however if you can’t afford what we do recommend, this mouse is better than a standard mouse.

What is the problem with a normal mouse?

fiddler crab...early form of mouse RSI?The danger for most people who use a mouse/touchpad is from the twisted arm posture that is maintained often for extended periods of time. This posture often involves reaching out to some extent which exhausts particular tendons in your arm from shoulder to fingertips and distorts your body’s core stability around the upper back and chest with some muscles underused and wasting and others overused and exhausted. We are becoming not unlike fiddler crabs in having unbalanced limbs and we tend to pay for this with tendonitis and other RSI conditions!  Read more

A vertical mouse – is it difficult to use?

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The characteristics of a truly ergonomic mouse are that your hand should grip it as though your hand was in a handshake posture. To do this the mouse buttons need to be on the side of the mouse rather than on the top and this is what you find with a vertical mouse. Most people find that it only takes a few minutes to get used to this new type of mouse and can often feel pain relief immediately (compared to a normal mouse).

Ergonomic Mouse & Keyboard Buying Guide

UK Suppliers UK Suppliers

Note for Evoluent mice size see sizing tab above

  • DXT Ergonomic Precision Mouse - Wired

    DXT02 Ergonomic Mouse

    Less expensive, wired version. Easy to use, hold like a pen. Ambidextrous – for left/right-handed.

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  • DXT02W-ergonomic-vertical-wireless-mouse

    DXT02W Ergonomic Mouse

    Excellent! Easy to use, hold like a pen. Ambidextrous – for left/right-handed.

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    Evoluent Vertical Mouse L/H-Normal

    Left-handed normal-size version (consider DXT02 instead if you have small hands)

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    Evoluent Vertical Mouse R/H-Normal

    Right-handed version (their normal size is for larger hands)

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    Evoluent Vertical Mouse R/H-Small

    Right-handed small-hand version (normal size is for large hands)

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  • perixx-407

    Perixx Mini Keyboard

    Slim compact keyboard. Integrated numeric keypad with Num Lock.

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  • saturnus-mini-keyboard

    Sboard Mini Keyboard

    Slim compact keyboard. Integrated numeric keypad with Num Lock

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  • Anker 2.4G Wireless Vertical Ergonomic Optical Mouse

    Wireless Ergonomic Optical Mouse from Anker

    Not ideal. Better than ‘normal’ mouse. Only suitable for larger hands

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  • Perixx-wireless-ergonomic-optical-mouse

    Wireless Ergonomic Optical Mouse from Perixx

    Not ideal. Better than ‘normal’ mouse. Only suitable for larger hands

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USA Suppliers USA Supplier

Note for Evoluent mice size see sizing tab above

  • DXT02W-ergonomic-vertical-wireless-mouse

    DXT02W Ergonomic Mouse

    Excellent! Easy to use, hold like a pen. Ambidextrous – for left/right-handed.

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  • evoluent-vertical-mouse-profile

    Evoluent Vertical Mouse

    Select from left-hand, right-hand, small-hand, wired and wireless options

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  • perixx-407

    Perixx Mini Keyboard

    Slim compact keyboard. Integrated numeric keypad with Num Lock.

    View USA supplier
  • saturnus-mini-keyboard

    Sboard Mini Keyboard

    Slim compact keyboard. Integrated numeric keypad with Num Lock

    View USA supplier

Canadian Suppliers Canadian Supplier

Note for Evoluent mice size see sizing tab above

  • DXT02W-ergonomic-vertical-wireless-mouse

    DXT02W Ergonomic Mouse

    Excellent! Easy to use, hold like a pen. Ambidextrous – for left/right-handed.

    View Canadian Supplier
  • evoluent-vertical-mouse-profile

    Evoluent Vertical Mouse

    Select from left-hand, right-hand, small-hand, wired and wireless options

    View Canadian Supplier
  • perixx-407

    Perixx Mini Keyboard

    Slim compact keyboard. Integrated numeric keypad with Num Lock

    View Canadian Supplier
  • saturnus-mini-keyboard

    Sboard Mini Keyboard

    Slim compact keyboard. Integrated numeric keypad with Num Lock

    View Canadian Supplier

The Evoluent VerticalMouse 4 regular size models which are sometimes called 'large' (Right Wireless, Right Mac, Right Bluetooth, Right and Left) are for hands at least about 7 inches or 178 mm from the tip of the middle finger to the wrist crease. Hands shorter than 7 inches/178 mm may be more suitable for the VerticalMouse 4 Small.

Evoluent mice sizing guide

Why use an Ergonomic Vertical Mouse?

mouse-arm-twisting-problemA conventional mouse twists the arm a quarter turn from its natural resting position and you will notice that you typically either twist your wrist back or hold the mouse in a hovering position when at the computer. If you use a laptop touchpad, notice how that also forces your arm into a different strained and twisted position. Muscles and tendons get damaged when they are held in a tense position for too long or over stretched. For most computer users with conventional mice, their mouse or laptop touchpad posture is often the primary RSI issue. To address this dangerous posture, your arms and shoulders should be relaxed with your upper arm vertical by your side and your forearm horizontal and resting. A picture tells a thousand words and the videos below explain the issues and how the DXT and Evoluent mice address these and their features well.

DXT Ergonomic Vertical Wireless Mouse

Click play to view video explaining the benefits of the DXT mouse

 

Evoluent Vertical Mouse Review with Inventor Jack Lo

Click play to view video explaining the benefits of the Evoluent mouse

 

How to use a Vertical Mouse

  • Your arms and shoulders should be relaxed with your upper arm vertical by your side and your forearm horizontal.
  • You should maintain a neutral hand and wrist position, similar to a handshake.
  • You should be able to move your arm and shoulder freely.
  • Hold the vertical ergonomic mouse lightly but touching the skin between your thumb and forefinger. Don’t grip it as you might have done with a conventional mouse. You gently push it towards the keyboard with the flat of your hand and pull backwards with your thumb.