Evergreen's new ergonomic laser mouse, the DN-45545, is specially designed like a thick joystick to take away the stress from a PC user's wrist.
If you have been suffering from wrist pain due to long periods of computer mouse use during the day, then Evergreen's new tech product might be your salvation. They have recently introduced the DN-45545, a special ergonomic laser mouse that is specifically designed to minimize wrist stress. The product is advertised to provide the user with the maximum amount of comfort, by changing the standard position of your hand during mouse use.
To use the unit, you simply have to position your hands as if you are holding a joystick. The left and right click buttons are at the right side, as well as the mouse wheel. This makes the positioning of the fingers still the same for right-handed users. The grip areas are there to well…add more grip, and there is the option to attach a wrist rest at the end to further add comfort during long hours of use. The button on top of the unit controls the DPI setting, switching from 800, 1200 and 1600 with every press of the button.
Unlike most other ergonomic joystick mice on the tech market though, the thickness of the DN-45545 makes it more accurate to describe its use as holding a mug, a cup, or some other thick cylindrical object. This could make it more comfortable to use, although it's not particularly user-friendly for left-handed people.
The DN-45545 connects using a USB port, and is compatible with all PC's like a standard mouse. It can be used for Windows XP/Vista/7/8 and Mac OS X 10.2 and higher. The unit is not wireless however, and the wire has a length of 1.5 m. Its dimensions are 100 x 135 x 82mm, and its weight is 160 grams.
The unit is currently available in Japan for 2,999 yen (36.5 USD).
Source: PC Watch (JP)