The Smartfish Whirl Mouse introduces a new concept in ergonomic mice. Many ergonomic products on the market today try to designate the perfect “fixed position” to reduce or alleviate stress on user’s hands and wrists while they work. The idea is that user’s hands and wrists at a “natural” angle will properly address Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI). However, studies show that it's repetition, not the position, that induces RSI including Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). Essentially, prolonged work in a static posture will only cause injury no matter how natural the position.
The Smartfish Whirl Mouse is based on a concept they developed and researched called ErgoMotion, suggesting movement is the key to healthier computing. The medical community has long supported movement to be beneficial to the human body, which promotes blood flow and decreases inflammation (inadequate blood circulation and inflammation are both considered key contributors to RSI). Smartfish’s founder, Dr. Jack Atzmon, experienced RSI, and it lead him to question ergonomic computer products and challenge the “fixed-position” products and their claimed benefits.
Smartfish partnered with New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) to study the effects motion had on a user while they worked. It was the collaboration with HSS that proved subtle motion, even incremental movement, increases blood flow and reduces inflammation to eliminate the risks of RSI. This is the first researched and developed ergonomic technology of its kind.
|System requirements||PC: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Mac: Mac OS X (10.2.8 or later)
|Mouse tracking||800dpi laser|
|Connection||Wireless using nano-tranceiver in USB port|
Quit working after 1 month!
September 17, 2013
For the short time I used the mouse I did like the feel of it and it worked well. Of course just 4 days past the 30 day return policy it quit working. I would not recommend this product to others but I would recommend you spend a little more money and get the Handshoe mouse.
March 1, 2011
My mouse also didn't light up. I contacted customer service and was told that Laser Mice don't light up they are invisible to the human eye. Apparently my last mouse, an optical mouse needs the light to function. Thank you Smartfish for welcoming me to the modern era of computing. And the mouse feels amazing, my hand feels like it melts right into the desk! So comfortable!!
doesn't even turn on
October 16, 2010
just came yesterday. love that it doesn't work out of the package, even though there is a "q.c. passed sticker" on it. I've tried different batteries, inserted them in different positions, and tried the on off switch multiple times. the laser doesn't even light up. pathetic.
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