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Airobic Quill Mouse

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The Aerobic (also known as the Airobic Mouse or AirO2bic mouse) has been designed to keep your hand and wrist in a "neutral" position, relaxing your muscles and eliminating the stress most mousing positions create in your hand, fingers, wrist and forearm. Relaxed muscles are not only more comfortable, but are less likely to tire, ache or injure. The AirO2bic Mouse can prevent repetitive stress injuries; if you're already experiencing problems, the Airobic Mouse can help ease your pain. Scroll down to see more Quill mouse features and specifications.

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The Airobic Quill Mouse is available in a right or left-handed model.

This mouse is no longer available in white.

  • Left Hand - Black
  • Right Hand - Black

Airobic Quill

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The optional Quill Mouse Mat offers the perfect companion mat for the Airobic Mouse as it provides an optimal mousing area for more healthy upper arm movement; it also has a surface chosen for compatibility with the Quill's high glide feet.

The Quill Mouse Pad makes it easier to use your Quill quickly. Most people travel 63 miles over their mouse mat, so any effort saved can make a big difference. The Quill mouse pad has an illustration of good posture as a handy visual reminder while you work throughout your day. It also ensures you allocate the right amount of work space to get the most out of your Quill. Measuring 8 1/2 inches wide and 10 3/4 inches long, it gives you plenty of space to maneuver. The Quill Mouse and mat encourage you to use and move your upper arm to help maintain your circulation, rather than remain in a static posture. Part# 0180-1180

Airobic Quill Mouse Mat

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Click-less Software

Click-less software is avaiable for the Airobic Quill Mouse for added convenience. Nib for PC and McNib for Mac software allows users to point at the screen and have the software click for them when pausing over the icon or file. Nib and McNib work by intelligently monitoring your cursor moves on the screen and when you pause, Nib performs the mouse click for you. Nib is the reinvention of a program called MouseTool, which is no longer commercially available. The click-less software is available here as an accessory or you can purchase it at a later time via the Nib & McNib (Gestures) Quill Click-less Software product page.

Airobic Quill Mouse Clickless Software

Most default clicks are left clicks, but Nib and McNib recognize that users need to be able to choose between a right and left click, so the software displays a toolbar so that a right or double click can be selected by pausing over that icon. Recent developments in the gesture technology remove the need to go to the toolbar. Now choosing a right, left or double click is easier: to right click, all you need do is pause over the file or icon to be clicked, then "gesture" to the right and return for the software to perform the right click. It then goes back to the default left click.

Nib & McNib offer visual indicators at the cursor that allow the user to see what is happening at the part of the screen they are looking at. The software has been optimized for web browsing. You can surf all night (take regular breaks) and never have to click a button. It also has an intelligent break timer that monitors activity and adjusts the time to the next break on that basis. The PC version has the option to disable the keyboard and mouse for the duration of the break.

DragnMove highlights text, copies & pastes and moves frames. Users can surf the Web without having to click a single mouse button. Click Count monitors user and software clicks so users know just how much muscular activity they save. Break Timer sets an interval between breaks as well as the break duration. Hot keys allow keyboard emulation of many mouse button functions and ApplyNib sets different functions in different windows.

See exactly how Nib & McNib Software works:

Download and try out 30 day demo versions of Nib and McNib:

When you purchase this software, we will email you download instructions and the registration code. No hard copies of the software will be shipped and no shipping charges will be incurred.

Each software license may be installed on up to 2 computers for a single user.

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Airobic Quill Mouse - AIRO2bic mouse

A group of experts concluded that using an ordinary mouse for more than 20 hours a week is likely to lead to an injury within two to five years. This happens because most mice require you to tense muscles, and muscles that are tensed and held that way for longer periods of time are in a potentially harmful, static posture. A static posture is required to some degree when you grip an ordinary mouse and even with some so-called vertical mice. This is a non-neutral posture and can be expected to lead eventually to a repetitive stress injury. In contrast, the Airobic Quill Mouse places your hand into a neutral, stress-free position. When used with the optional Quill Nib Clickless software, the Airobic Mouse delivers a virtually stress-free mousing system.

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The Quill Mouse is designed with a wrist guard heel and sidewall, which stops the strain of wrists flexing in both the vertical and horizontal directions and allows for totally grip-less movement. This means your wrist doesn't have to drag the weight of your hand, so you no longer need to grip your mouse with your fingers and thumb.

Airobic Quill Mouse Features

  • USB connectivity
  • No need for special drivers (MAC drivers are available here)
  • Optical tracking provides for low maintenance and high accuracy
  • 3 button mouse design
  • Scroll wheel
  • CD included offers PS/2, driver and other informative material
  • Quill Warranty: the manufacturer guarantees quality, the mechanical reliability and electro-mechanical function of the mouse for a period of 2 years from the date of purchase
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Customer Reviews

Airobic Quill Mouse
3.5 Stars based on 16 Review(s)
3 Stars

LOVE this mouse!
July 3, 2014
as soon as I started using this mouse pain in my shoulder, neck, arm and hand literally went away! I've been using this mouse exclusively at work for 5 years and my second mouse just died. The only reason I don't give it a 5 star is that they are expensive and should last a little longer than 2 1/2 years. Absurd! and really? it still has a wire?

1 Stars

Airobic Quill Mouse
October 10, 2012
I have not been able to use this third mouse much since over time because my computer began not recognizing as a USB device and hence the mouse stops working. When the mouse was initially working it did not respond that quickly or smoothly. The mouse failed to make small precise movements as it either over shot or undershot where I was trying to move the cursor to and a natural response to grip it tighter made my wrist pain worse. Although the hand position was nearly perfect for me, it did make the heel of my hand sore after several hours. The biggest drawback I believe is the poor quality of the components used to make it since my first two didn't last. The first two mice didn't last long because something plastic inside broke. The company owner was very nice and offered to replace it for a discount, but neither I nor my employer are willing to pay for another one. For $100 one deserves to get a quality mouse or a decent multi-year warranty. The company had a great idea, but skimped on the construction and materials quality.

5 Stars

Relief from wrist pain
July 26, 2012
I started using the Airobic mouse a little over a year ago along with an egonomic curved keyboard. It has not totally eliminated wrist pain, but there has been a significant reduction. I too am on the computer 8-10 hours a day. I have these items both in my home office and at work. It has been well worth the investment! I did have an issue with the mouse about 2 months after purchase, but the company sent me a new one, and it has worked perfectly since. It does take some getting used to at first. The tendency is to more too fast because you are using larger muscle movement. And you do still try to use the wrist at first. It's all a matter of re-training yourself to use it properly!

5 Stars

Airobic Quill Mouse
January 18, 2012
I have used the mouse for over 2 years. It has eliminated the pain I had in my arm and wrist. I use the mouse for 7-10 hrs every day.

4 Stars

Relief from Pain
July 18, 2011
I received my AirObic mouse a little over a week and and have already seen noticeable reduction in my wrist pain. I agree with one of the other writers about the top button being a little tight, but you can compensate for that by keeping the finger straight and tilting the arm slightly to click. Once you get used to how to move the mouse and use the whole finger to click, it is easy to use. I absolutely recommend it.

1 Stars

Airobic Quill Mouse
August 20, 2010
I was hoping this mouse would relive some of my Carpal Tunnel pain. The concept is great, but the small sliders on the bottom work too well, and the mouse doesn't have enough weight to be stable as it moves; I can never get the cursor to move precisely (it always overshoots or undershoots), which causes me to grip tighter, causing MORE pain, rather than less. This doesn't work for me.

Sandra Harrell
1 Stars

Unable to Use
February 22, 2010
I have not been able to use the mouse as my computer does not recognize the software. We have purchased several drivers from Microsoft but none have worked. It would have been a good tool if it were usable.

4 Stars

Airobic Quill Mouse
February 8, 2010
I am on my second Quill mouse. The first one lasted about 2 1/2 years. I had significant wrist and shoulder issues before getting the first one. Those issues cleared up. Then during the two weeks after my Quill mouse recently died my shoulder started hurting again. I finally realized it was because I had stopped using the Quill mouse. I bought a new one and the shoulder problem has already cleared up. The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is because I don't think the mouse lasts as long as it should. One of my coworkers has had similar experiences. The company usually does same day shipments, they'll give you a new one if it fails within the warranty period. I'm very happy with the company and with the mouse.

3 Stars

not bad at all
January 17, 2010
I don't mind using this mouse unless I'm playing a game. It doe not respond quickly or smoothly enough yet. May be me, may be the mouse. I'll find out. I've been using it about three weeks now but gaming only a little. Oh, and it acted weird one day, the pointer didn't move with the mouse but after re-syncing it seems to work fine.

S Kauffman
5 Stars

Quill Mouse
September 10, 2009
I love my Quill mouse. Settling my hand into the curve of the mouse is very comfortable and makes long days at the computer much easier.

Mike G
3 Stars

Airobic Quill Mouse
August 28, 2009
It seems like a great design and I am sure it would help a lot of people. It turned out not to be a good fit for me because part of the hand heel rest pressed on the site of an old injury so I decided to use something else.

4 Stars

Great for me!
August 28, 2009
The mouse keeps my wrist from bending, as I did with other regular mouses, and helps prevent pain. I lovingly call it my whale mouse! It's great!!

Bob in Roanoke, VA
3 Stars

Upper Button Problem
July 11, 2009
I generally like the Aerobic Mouse and the Nib clickless software. However, the mouse's upper button is twice as hard to press as the lower one which is properly calibrated. This causes me a lot of discomfort because I have carpal tunnel in both hands, and sometimes I need to turn off Nib on web pages such as gmail where there is too much hypertext. Human Solutions has agreed to make an exchange.

5 Stars

July 6, 2009
I have had my Quill mouse for four years and have loved every minute of it. It's the only mouse I'm able to use and I have one at work and at home.Absolutely no problems with it whatsoever until just recently my work mouse has started acting up. Not a bad lifespan so not a problem to replace it. Highly recommend!

1 Stars

May 30, 2009
I didn't like this mouse! Good design and very comfortable. Initially, I got excellent relief for my had pain...but stopped tracking. Company sent me a replacement. That one lasted about 6-8 weeks and the left click button DIED. Obviously poorly made product. Cannot recommend. Too bad, too. Company will keep replacing defective mice until I get one that works.

4 Stars

makes a difference
February 12, 2009
I purchased this ergonomic mouse to allow my hand to rest on its side with the palm facing in rather than down in an attempt to get my fingers to stop flexing and aggravating the inflammation from arthritis. It took a few weeks to become accustomed to the new way of mousing but now that I am comfortable with its operation I also have more comfort in my hand. The mouse is large so it takes up almost twice as much room on the desk as a regular mouse, but that is ok. The one thing I wish were different: I wish the "cradle" area I rest my hand in was softer--maybe a rubber type substance rather than the hard plastic the rest of the mouse is made from. I am thinking of putting something soft in it to serve that purpose--will need to experiment to make sure it does not put my hand in a new awkward position. A mouse pad designed for this mouse is sold separately. I did not get it but got one from the office supply store--it is the smooth type--I wonder if I had purchased their own mouse pad I would have had an easier time with the mouse and taken less time to become accustomed to it--and maybe even its operation would still be easier. If you can pay the extra for the mouse pad, it might be a good idea. I still may get theirs, but will call The Human Solution and discuss it with them before I do. There are little "pads" that stick on the bottom of the mouse. They send extras along with the mouse. When you run out, they will send more at no charge. Better hope they stay in business-I think they are probably a one-of-kind item. In the meantime, hang on to their email address or phone number.