Evoluent Vertical 4 Small Wired
The VerticalMouse 4 Wired features a unique patented contoured design that transforms the traditional palm down mousing position into a vertical handshake position. This "vertical" position is designed to reduce stress in the forearm and elbow and offers increased comfort for many users. The flange along the bottom of the mouse prevents the fifth finger of the user from dragging on the desk and a uniquely sculpted thumb rest provides comfort and reduced grip force.
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Performance based features include an easy-to-access pointer speed control button on the side of the mouse allowing the user to select between Extra Low, Low, Medium and High, giving them the ability to select the degree of precision required for each task. An additional thumb button can also be assigned once a driver is installed.
The VerticalMouse 4 Wired is available for the right hand only, and comes in both Standard and Small sizes. The Standard size features a black housing with dark metallic blue buttons while the Small version comes with a brown housing and bronze-coloured buttons. If you are unsure which size of Evoluent VerticalMouse to get, these general guidelines should be useful:
Users over five feet and seven inches in height (> 5'7" [170 cm]) should order the regular-sized mouse (HVM4R). Users under five feet and four inches in height (< 5'4" [162 cm]) should order the small-sized mouse (HVM4SW). For users between these two heights, either size of mouse may be suitable depending on other physical attributes - please contact us for further information.
Comfortable and Easy to Use - The VerticalMouse 4 is optimally sculpted to yield uncompromising comfort and easy-to-reach programmable buttons, eliminating finger stretching and contortions.
Maintains Blood Flow through the Wrist - Conventional horizontal mice cause your forearm to twist away from its natural position, which can reduce blood flow, contort muscles into awkward positions and increase the rate of fatigue. For many, this can result in discomfort and pain while mousing.
Eliminates Forearm Pronation - The design of the Evoluent VerticalMouse improves comfort and control when mousing, with a patented shape that supports the hand in a relaxed handshake position, and a sculpted “notch” for your thumb to rest in. This innovative design eliminates forearm twisting and minimizes the effort required to use the mouse.
Can Reduce or Eliminate Wrist Extension - Traditional mice require that the hand be in a facedown position on the mouse. Users tend to plant the heel of their hand on the mousing surface and then attempt to move the mouse with the thumb and pinkie or ring fingers. This puts the wrist into a position of extension which can lead to painful RSI. The Evoluent VerticalMouse addresses this by rotating the hand away from the desk, eliminating the tendency to "plant" the hand. While users can still create some wrist extension by flexing their wrist for left/right movements this can also be easily addressed by learning to move the Evoluent VerticalMouse with the arm rather than the hand.
Can Address Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) - The vertical orientation into which the Evoluent VerticalMouse rotates the hand is intended to address excessive tension which is put on the tendons and tissue of the forearm when the hand is rotated into the facedown position common in both mousing and keyboarding. This tension is known to commonly manifest in what is usually referred to as "tennis elbow", when inflammation develops where the tendon attaches to the outer edge of the elbow. Eliminating the tension by addressing the pronation issue permits the tendon to relax and as the attachment point is no longer under continuous stress the tissue is permitted to rest and heal.
Reduces Potential for “Anticipation of the Click” and Eliminates Finger Extension - The ergonomic design and low click force of the Evoluent encourages the user to let their fingers remain "at rest" against the buttons, rather than hovering over them in anticipation of clicking. Since the fingers can relax against the mouse there is no hovering or stretching action of the fingers which can lead to development of Trigger Finger.
Almost No Learning Curve - Users employ the same familiar handhold as with an ordinary mouse (just turned sideways), and the buttons are operated by the same fingers. This virtually eliminates any need to retrain or establish new muscle memory when mousing.
Cursor Stability - The mouse does not unintentionally move sideways when clicking with normal force because the thumb is positioned to naturally oppose the finger movements.
Pointer Accuracy - Pointer control is as accurate as any other high-quality performance mouse with the addition of on-mouse adjustable speed controls.
Encourages Load Balancing or Spreading Software Option - Mouse Manager (Microsoft Certified) for Windows offers extensive custom, and even contextual (program specific), programming options yet is still easy to use through a simple and intuitive interface. Users have the option of reassigning button commands for load balancing or duplicating commands on multiple buttons in order to spread the load across multiple digits. The Mouse Manager software is also available for MAC OSX.
Offers Alternative Clicking Options to Reduce Repetition - Automatically perform a single or double click by pausing the pointer. The time delay before activation is adjustable. OR reassign commands to a different button or multiple bottoms to lighten or spread the clicking load. Note: Evoluent Mouse Manager Software required.
Provides Alternatives to Static Strain For Click-Drag Operations - Press and hold a button momentarily to simulate continued pressing without holding down the button. The time delay before activation is adjustable. Note: Evoluent Mouse Manager Software required.
Break Reminder Option - Set up visual and/or audio alerts to remind you to take a break. Note: Evoluent Mouse Manager Software required.
- Standard: 3.5" (8.9 cm)
- Small: 3.2" (8.1 cm)
Depth (front to back)
- Standard: 4.375" (11.1 cm)
- Small: 4.1" (10.5 cm)
- Standard: 3.15" (8.0 cm)
- Small: 3.0" (7.5 cm)
- Standard: 5.89 oz (167 grams)
- Small: 5.29 oz (150 grams)
- Laser Resolution: Extra low, low, medium, high
- Interface: USB Micro Receiver (not compatible with PS/2 adapters or KVM switches)
- Compatibility:PC: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10; 32 bit and 64 bit versions
- Downloadable Microsoft Certified Evoluent Mouse Manager Software for programming all 6 buttons available for Windows OS
Mac: Fixed button functions without a driver.
- Mac Evoluent Mouse Manager Software on the Evoluent download page may be used to program the buttons.
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