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Nicholas Newman
Penclic Wireless Mouse R2

Penclic Wireless Mouse R2

Penclic Wireless Mouse R2 is a different type of mouse. It is designed by its Swedish makers to encourage you to use the Penclic pen mouse, in a much more relaxed natural working position, thus reducing the strain on your wrist. This novel ergonomic design makes it ideal for reducing the possibility of Repetitive Strain Injury. It comes in two colours, black or white and consists of a control stick, shaped like a pen, connected to a small mouse.

The base contains all that you expect from a mouse to track your movements around your desk as well, as a place to insert a battery. Also on the mouse is a scroll wheel which allows you to move up and down a page on your screen, together with an on-off switch.

However, there are five distinct buttons on the pen:  Left Click, Right Click, and Middle Click are on the right side of the pen, while the Backwards and Forwards click buttons are on the left side of the pen.  The backwards and forwards buttons can be used for Internet surfing.

As to how to use the Penclic Wireless Mouse R2, hold the top section of the mouse like you would hold a pen. Allow your forearm and hand to rest on your working surface, whilst keeping your shoulders relaxed. The bottom part of Penclic Wireless Mouse R2 acts like a traditional mouse. Then once you have the device in a comfortable and relaxed position on your work surface and only move your fingers. Imagine that you are a using a pen, and writing a letter to someone. This natural ergonomic movement is the basis of Penclic Mouse.

I must say it does take some getting used to, but once you learn where to position your hand and fingers, it’s easy to use. I would certainly recommend this to my fellow journalists.

The Penclic Wireless Mouse R2 costs £80 from Posturite

Features

  • Unique, intuitive and comfortable design
  • Bluetooth connection (not supported by standard iOS)
  • Designed to prevent RSI
  • Easy set up – no extra software/driver installation needed
  • Operates on almost any surface without any pad or tablet
  • Implements a 5-button and a scroll wheel -The left click, right click and middle click are on the pen shaft’s right side. On the pen shaft’s left side the backward click and forward click for surfing are positioned.

Penclic Wireless Mouse R2 Technical Details

Brand Penclic
Item Weight 41 g
Product Dimensions 25.5 x 27 x 51 cm
Item model number R2-2011
Series R2
Color Black or White versions
Form Factor Right-hand
Power Source Batteries
Operating System The supported platforms for Penclic Mouse are all operating systems that support HID 1.1. These includes Windows XP or later, Mac OSX version 10.1 or later and most Linux/BSD flavours.
Software Included Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Battery Type 1.2V AAA

 

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Oxford based journalist and consultant, who writes about business, especially the global energy business including exploration. Also editor Oxfordprospect.co.uk. Writes about a variety of topics including production, power generation including renewables, innovation, investment, markets, technology, regulation, leadership, policy making and management.

 

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