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March 2010

In this issue...

  • Featured New Products: The New RollerMouse Pro2 from Contour Design
  • Featured Promo: Clean-Doc Document Holder from Bakker Elkhuisen
  • New Products: Roll & Go Flexible Keyboard by Prestige International, Orbit Mouse Optical Trackball with Scroll Ring by Kensington
  • Ergonomic Workstation Tip of the Month: RollerMouse PRO vs new RollerMouse PRO2
  • Upcoming Events: "Partners in Prevention 2010: Ontario Health & Safety Conference & Trade Show" and "ErgoCanada Toronto Road Show 2010" (May 3 - 5)

New Products

Roll & Go Flexible Keyboard by Prestige International is Now Available!

Roll & Go Flexible Keyboard

The Roll & Go Flexible Keyboard is the perfect solution for users looking for a waterproof, durable, mess-proof full-size keyboard with numeric keypad located on the right-hand side. It can be used in damp, alkaline, acidic, dusty environments without the fear of wrecking the keyboard. Although a small amount of extra force is required to type, the keyboard is completely silent. The Roll & Go Flexible Keyboard has a versatile design so you can roll it up and bring it anywhere. The keyboard can be fully cleaned with a disinfectant which will help fight the spread of germs while maintaining a healthy and safe work environment.



For more information on the Roll & Go Flexible Keyboard, see the Compact Keyboard category in our online catalog.



The Orbit Mouse Optical Trackball with Scroll Ring by Kensington is Now Available!

Orbit Trackball with Scroll Ring

The new Orbit Trackball with Scroll Ring provides all-day comfort while using far less desk space than a regular mouse. The scroll ring allows fast, smooth (no detents) scrolling of web pages and documents with optical technology for precise tracking - no cleaning required. The Orbit is also ambidextrous for left and right handed users, and comes with a detachable wrist rest for those who need extra wrist support. Limited 5 year warranty directly from manufacturer.



For more information on the Orbit Mouse Optical Trackball with Scroll Ring, see the Laptop Products category in our online catalog.


Ergonomic Workstation Tip of the Month

The RollerMouse PRO vs. The New RollerMouse PRO2

The new RollerMouse PRO2 has some new features that distinguish it from the RollerMouse PRO. Although these features are improvements on the design and functionality of the RollerMouse PRO, we should briefly discuss these differences and how they may affect your choice of keyboard, especially if you have previously owned a RollerMouse PRO and are thinking of upgrading to the RollerMouse PRO2.


RollerMouse PRO2

The most significant change concerns the platform for the keyboard. In the PRO, there is a flat tray attachment that slides into a flat 3" protrusion extending from the base. This platform will raise the keyboard about 3/8ths of an inch (1 cm) and is about 8 inches deep. Most conventional keyboards will fit easily onto this platform, however there is no height adjustability for the keyboard. This could be problematic if you are using an extremely thin keyboard. The PRO2, on the other hand, has attachable keyboard risers that can raise your keyboard to several different heights, but these risers are designed to work best with conventional rectangular keyboards and not the adjustable/separated keyboards like the Kinesis Freestyle Solo Keyboard (with or without VIP or V3 accessories) and the Goldtouch Adjustable Keyboard. Not only are there three height adjustments, but you can also angle your keyboard negatively (sloping down from the front), which can provide additional ergonomic benefits to your workstation setup. Keep these points in mind when considering purchasing a new RollerMouse. If you already have a RollerMouse PRO with a separated keyboard, stick with your PRO; otherwise, the PRO2 will give you more versatility.


RollerMouse PRO2

Some other differences between the PRO and PRO2 are the softer and smoother palm supports of the PRO2 (the leather-like material is easier to clean, too) and the changing of the top two buttons from Auto Scroll and Click Lock to the more common Copy and Paste functions. These, too, are positive changes that make the PRO2 easier to use and maintain than the PRO. As always, the sleek and attractive design is the same.


Overall, the added improvements of the PRO2 significantly enhance the ergonomic value of the RollerMouse PRO series. Because conventional keyboard styles are continually changing over time, with more compact and slender models available today than ever before, the RollerMouse, too, is changing to meet these stylistic changes. At the same time, it will maintain its proven ergonomic design, giving new users the same ergonomic benefits that older users have enjoyed for years.


Featured New Products

The New RollerMouse Pro2 from Contour Design is now available!

RollerMouse PRO2

The RollerMouse PRO2 is identical to the RollerMouse Pro with the following differences:

  • 'Tray' has been replaced by adjustable keyboard risers, providing superior benefit for conventional and compact single piece keyboards.
  • Auto Scroll and Click Lock buttons (thin ones above the larger left and right click) now perform Copy and Paste
  • Palm Support fabric and padding is softer, leather-like and easier to clean
  • Product does not work well with adjustable or separated keyboards such as the Kinesis Freestyle Solo or the Goldtouch Keyboard


For more information on the RollerMouse Pro2, see the Alternative Mice category in our online catalog.


Featured Promo of the Month

Clean-Doc Document Holder from Bakker Elkhuisen

Clean-Doc Document Holder from Bakker Elkhuisen

The Clean-Doc is an in-line document holder that mounts to any VESA compliant LCD monitor arm. Organize your papers and create more desk space while reducing head, neck and eye movement. The clear acrylic easel with pen holder can be used to store keyboard and mouse when not in use, and the storage position of the easel improves the efficiency and thoroughness of cleaning the desk surface. Ledge tapers to outside edges, 7/16" deep at center.


Promo special pricing: $20 off regular price of the Clean-Doc Document Holder.


See the Clean-Doc in the Document Holders category of our online catalog.


Upcoming Events

Partners in Prevention 2010 : Ontario Health & Safety Conference & Trade Show (May 3 - 5) / ErgoCanada Toronto Road Show 2010 (May 4 - 5)


ErgoCanada is pleased to announce our Toronto Road Show at the International Center in Mississauga on May 4th to 5th, 2010.  We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to get 'hands on' with our products and talk to our product specialists face to face. The road show will feature presentations by our President Michael Craggs followed by a product exposition.  Attendance is free but registration is required.


For more information or to receive a registration form to register for our Road Show, email us at


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