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The Contour Mouse from Contour Design features a proven, two decade old, orthopedically supportive design. Available in several sizes - 3 for the right hand and 2 for the left hand, this design largely eliminates the potential for static grip force, a risk that is present with most conventional mice. This design features an arch on the middle of the mouse that aligns with the hollow of the hand, supporting and positioning the hand in a similar manner to arch supports in a shoe. This also provides a clear indication of where to position the hand for maximum support, allowing gravity to do much of the work in controlling the mouse. The buttons are extra long and peak at the base of the button, allowing clicks to be generated from the knuckle closest to the hand instead of the tip of the finger. Scrolling action is transferred to the thumb which permits the fingers to remain at rest by eliminating the awkward traditional "clawing" movement required to spin the wheel. The side thumb rest offers easy access to both the scroll wheel and the rocker switch. The rocker switch is located just below the thumb rest and offers access to back/forward functions when browsing the web or within documents.
The Contour Mouse Optical has the same body design and offers the same benefits as the earlier Perfit mouse that was available in White and the later Black model of the Contour Mouse. The current model is available in the Pewter Silver finish shown, facilitating usage of the mouse in Mode 1 (gross movement) and Mode 2 (fine movement). Select the optimum size using this Sizing Guide.
Those who like to customize their mouse will appreciate the wide range of programmable options that are available. There are five buttons that can be reassigned to perform any standard mouse action as well as a host of specialized actions. For those with a good memory the available PC and Mac compatible drivers also offer the option of setting "program specific" command layouts.
If the freedom of a wireless mouse is desired, the rechargeable Contour Mouse Wireless offers all of the same ergonomic benefits as well as improved performance with the addition of an adjustable DPI sensor.
- The concave depression on the thumb side of the mouse combined with the downward slope towards the mouse towards the fifth finger positions the hand at a 17° angle off the horizontal, which is a more natural position for your hand.
Reduced Grip Requirements
- The raised arch on the top of the mouse acts as a natural reference point for optimal hand positioning. With the thumb properly positioned in the thumb rest, and the elbow in neutral position below the shoulder, gravity assists in keeping the hand in position on the mouse, reducing the need or desire to "grip" the mouse for control. Learn More About Static Grip Force.
Aids in Addressing Wrist Extension and Carpal Tunnel Pressure
- Pressure on the underside of the wrist is reduced by keeping it off the desk top. Wrist alignment is straighter and less likely to deviate laterally (i.e. twisting of the wrist). The hand is balanced in a neutral, tilted posture. Learn More About Wrist Extension.
Reduces Pain and Force of Clicking
- The tips of the fingers should hang slightly over the end of the mouse, which allows clicking with the base of the first segment of the finger - meaning the finger is not bending, hovering or lifting up, resulting in approximately 1/10th of the muscles required to perform the clicking action. Because the fingers are not poised in preparation to click, the "clicking" fingers remain relaxed, outstretched and supported at all times
No Learning Curve
- As the design and usage of the mouse are very similar to traditional mice, there is no learning curve or adaptation period required to become accustomed to this mouse.
Full Access to the Middle Mouse Button
- Unlike many mice, the middle mouse button is fully accessible to provide macroscroll/autoscroll functionality.
Thumb Scroll Wheel
- The scroll wheel is located for easy access using the edge of the thumb without losing the orthopaedic benefits of the mouse. The thumb activation means that the finger can remain at rest along the body of the mouse, rather than being used in an unnatural position to perform scrolling.
Elevated Palm Support
- Pressure on the underside of the wrist is reduced by keeping it off the desk top. Wrist alignment is straighter and less likely to deviate laterally (i.e. twisting of the wrist). The hand is balanced in a neutral, tilted posture.
- Multiple Sizes for both Left and Right Hands: The Contour Optical Mouse is available in Small, Medium, Large, and Extra-Large for the right hand and Small, Medium and Large for the left hand. To determine which size is best for you, click here.
- Sculpted Elevated Buttons: This enables the hand to remain open with the fingers extended in a "primed" position for quick button activation. Buttons are elevated and shaped to reduce excessive load on the fingertips.
- Contoured Thumb Support with Integrated Scroll Wheel & Two Position Rocker Switch: The 2 position side rocker switch uses light touch switches and is designed to not require pinch force to activate. The switches "click" with a very slight forward or backward motion of the thumb. The angular Rocker Switch is rubber coated and textured to provide maximum control with little effort. The scroll wheel has a centre rubber tire for to ensure slip-free scrolling.
- Multi-Platform Compatibility: The Contour Optical Mouse is a native USB device, providing plug-and-play functionality for the majority of computer systems.
- Fully Programmable: The Contour Mouse Optical features 5 programmable buttons. Using the driver, commands can be reassigned and custom options set for all buttons. 5 buttons are supported in the Program Specific layouts. Both PC and Mac drivers are available via the manufacturer's support page.
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Contour Mouse is Available in Multiple Sizes for Both Left and Right Hands
Contour Mouse Outside View
Contour Mouse Viewed From Back
Contour Mouse Inside View
Contour Mouse Front View
Contour Mouse: Mode 1 Usage
Contour Mouse: Mode 2 Usage
Contour Mouse From Front
Contour Mouse From Top
Contour Mouse Sizing Chart
- Contour Mouse Sizing Chart: PDF
- Depth (front-to-back): Small: 5.25" (13.3 cm)
Medium: 5.75" (14.6 cm)
Large: 6.0" (15.2 cm)
Extra-Large: 6.5" (16.5 cm)
- Width: Small: 2.75" (7.0 cm)
Medium: 3.0" (7.6 cm)
Large: 3.25" (8.3 cm)
Extra-Large: 3.5" (8.9 cm)
- Height: Small: 1.7" (4.4 cm)
Medium: 1.8" (4.7 cm)
Large: 2.0" (5.1 cm)
Extra-Large: 2.1" (5.3 cm)
- Cord Length: 73.0" (1.85 m)
- Hand Sizes: Small: under 6.75" (17 cm)
Medium: 6.75" - 7.5" (17 - 19 cm)
Large: 7.5" - 8.25" (19 - 21 cm)
Extra-Large: 8.25" and above (21 cm and above)
- Colour: Mouse housing in Pewter Silver
Scroll wheel and rocker switch:
- Small: Purple
- Medium: Red
- Large: Blue
- Extra large: Green
- Drivers Available: PC & Mac: Drivers
Note:Please verify compatibility with the operating system in use.
- Interface: USB
- Warranty: 30 Days (manufacturer direct only)
- Package Contents:
- CMO or CMO5 mouse
- Quick Start Guide
- Plastic cord manager (adhesive)
- When using your Contour Mouse you should position your mouse so that when the cursor is in the centre of the screen your elbow is positioned almost directly below your shoulder. This position will result in the most relaxed position for your hand while also providing you with the most ergonomic positioning.There are two "modes" for using the Contour Mouse:
Mode 1: This is the most ergonomic method and the best for general work. For Mode 1 you want to have your hand positioned up over the body of the mouse, with the raised portion of the mouse socketed into the hollow of the palm. The fingers should be resting flat along the buttons with the tips extending past the end of the mouse. Movement of the mouse is then completed by moving the entire hand using the entire arm. If you find that your hand wants to "pull away" from the mouse take a look at the position of your elbow in relation to your shoulder. You will most likely see that it is well ahead of your shoulder position. What is happening at that point is that gravity is trying to pull your elbow and arm back to "neutral" below the shoulder. Always try to keep your mouse within a range that minimizes the deviation of the elbow from that neutral position
Mode 2: Mode 2 can be adopted when finer control is desired. In this position you can bring your hand back down off the body of the mouse, permitting the heel of the hand to contact the worksurface. This provides a fixed point of control that is more "traditional" but also much less ergonomic. Cursor control is finer because the mouse is primarily moved with a pinching action between the thumb and pinkie fingers but this is achieved at the sacrifice of most of the ergonomic benefits of the Contour Mouse. The pinching action can cause tension across the carpal tunnel, the fingers are placed quite far back on the buttons - thus requiring a significantly greater degree of force, and the hand is now unsupported. The overall end result is that the hand will not be able to relax during use. Mode 2 usage should be limited to short periods as with practice most people will be able to learn to achieve fine control in Mode 1, letting them enjoy the ergonomics of the Contour Mouse while still maintaining efficiency in their work.
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|CMO-GM-S-R|| Small, Right, Pewter Silver, with scroll wheel|
|CMO-GM-M-R|| Medium, Right, Pewter Silver, with scroll wheel|
|CMO-GM-L-R|| Large, Right, Pewter Silver, with scroll wheel|
|CMO-GM-XL-R|| Extra large, Right, Pewter Silver, with scroll wheel|
|CMO-GM-M-L|| Medium, Left, Pewter Silver, with scroll wheel|
|CMO-GM-L-L|| Large, Left, Pewter Silver, with scroll wheel|