Contour Rollermouse Free Review
Contour Design gave our office the new Rollermouse Free to try out. We originally resisted any type of switch like this because we’re all such fans of the Evoluent mouse, but we gave it a go.
After a month or so, it looks like they converted a couple of hard-core vertical mice users including me and our E-commerce manager, Brian, who previously used an Evoluent on each side of his keyboard tray. Here’s why:
- Central location - instead of worrying about stressing one hand with mousing, you get to spread the workload to both hands. Previously, making any effort to learn how to mouse with my recessive hand was slow and tedious. With this user-friendly mouse, I had no problems putting my left hand to work. The placement of the mouse in front of the keyboard makes it easily accessible with both hands.
- More shortcuts - the Rollermouse Free offers copy, paste, single and double-click buttons to further reduce keystrokes and increase productivity. This innovative mouse also offers a scroll wheel with a clickable scroll lock.
- Three places to click - you can click the trackbar, the single click button or the double click button. This is a great feature because you use different fingers to click, instead of stressing one finger repetitively. Using the trackbar to double click isn’t completely accurate because you can accidentally move the cursor while clicking. That’s never bothered me though, since I also have the click and double-click buttons to use.
- Precise cursor movement - the trackbar lets you quickly move the cursor with ease. I can fly around my two monitors. If I ever hit the end of the trackbar before I reach my destination, I simply push the trackbar against the end of its track and it adjusts the cursor over on your screen. This is a great mouse to consider for graphic design or any applications that require precision and steady cursor movement. It’s like the designers combined the two knobs on an Etch-a-Sketch: SCIENCE!
- Removable palm rests - the palm rests quickly detach from the mouse for travel or to save room on a work surface or keyboard tray. This ergonomic mouse is much smaller than the previous model, the Rollermouse Pro.
- No software needed - the Rollermouse Free is plug and play, so there is no need to deal with software downloads or find drivers before putting your new mouse to work.
- Ergonomic design - The Rollermouse Free is made to let users manipulate this mouse without gripping or clutching a device to control the cursor. This eliminates the need to flex your fingers and reduces the strain placed on the carpal tunnel, which ultimately helps avoid problems like numbness, tingling and pain.
If you’re considering a switch over to a centered mouse, we highly recommend it. The price for this mouse is higher than some options, but you get what you pay for with these special design features that ensure you’re in good hands.
Featured Blog Posts
Interested in ergonomics?