The R-Go Break HE Ergonomic Mouse from R-Go Tools is a proactive model of the HE Ergonomic Mouse which includes customizable "Break Reminder" software and a coloured visual reminder on the mouse. The Break model features the same design and functionality of the other HE Ergonomic Mouse models, rotating the hand upward and outward. This angled posture reduces strain on the tissues of the forearm when compared with the traditional pronated "palm down" position. In addition, because the hand is now elevated up and away from the surface, users are no longer able to "plant" the heel of their hand in the manner that the traditional mouse position encourages. This virtually eliminates the potential for the development of RSI from repetitive or sustained wrist extension.
The customizable "Break Reminder" software provides a mechanism for users to set the duration and spacing of break periods as a well as a maximum daily use. The software monitors computer activity and changes the logo colour between Green (Good), Orange (Break Reminder), and Red (Break was skipped or daily usage limit exceeded). The R-Go HE Ergonomic Mouse is also available in a standard Wired model as well as the Wireless model for cord-free convenience. Note: When selecting the appropriate size of R-Go Mouse the hand should be measured from the tip of the middle finger to the first crease in the wrist.
Encourages Active Posture Changes - The R-Go Break HE includes an illuminated visual indicator that changes colour to notify the user of upcoming or missed breaks. The downloadable software enables users to set reminders for both short and long breaks, set the length of each type of break, and determine the time period between each type of break. The software can also be used to monitor and notify of a "maximum daily usage limit."
Reduces Pronation - The body of the R-Go Break HE positions the hand at approximately 80° with the thumb and index finger elevated towards a handshake position. This rotates the forearm away from a pronated position and can reduce the risk of developing physical issues related to this position.Learn More About Pronation
Eliminates Risk of Trigger Finger - As the fingers can rest comfortably against the buttons without activating clicks users are able to let their fingers relax. There is no need to curl them back in anticipation of a click, an action which can lead to the development of Trigger Finger.Learn More About Trigger Finger.
Natural Finger Activation - Click activation on the R-Go Break HE requires a simple curling of the fingers. Because the fingers are already resting against the body of the mouse both the degree of movement and the amount of force required are minimal.
No Learning Curve - The angled orientation of the R-Go Mouse requires little adaptation. Effectively it is a traditional 2-button mouse design that has been angled outward. The fingers still perform the same functions, but from an angled hand posture. Because the fingers do not press down against the desk users may need to learn to exert compensating force from the thumb to counter lateral movement.
Easy Vertical Scrolling: The HE Break scroll wheel is rubber coated and features distinct detents.
Pinkie Finger Flange: To encourage users to avoid traditional "pinching" movements, the R-Go HE Break mouse has a flange that keeps the little finger from making contact with the mousing surface. This actively encourages users to use their "arm" to achieve cursor control, rather than relying on micro movements of the fingers and thumb. It also keeps the finger from becoming overly sensitized from being dragged over across the mousing surface.
Back/Forward Thumb Buttons: Browsing Back and Forward is easily accomplished via the thumb activated buttons located just above and below the thumb well. The upper button is easily activated by rocking the thumb upwards, in order to access the lower button the thumb must be moved out of the well and slightly down before activation can be accomplished.
Multiple Sensor Level Settings: The Cursor Speed button is positioned just behind the left and right buttons. Users can easily cycle between 500, 1500, 2000 and 3500 DPI settings.
Break Reminder Indicator: An illuminated logo on the inside of the mouse acts as a visual reminder to take breaks. When the BREAK software is installed it will cycle through GREEN (Good), ORANGE (Take a Break), and RED (Missed a Break) based on the chosen BREAK settings.
Multiple Platform Compatibility: The R-Go Break HE Mouse is compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems. NOTE: BREAK software is only available for Windows.
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Optical Resolution: Adjustable - 500/1500/2000/3500 DPI (button in on the side of the mouse)
Compatibility: Windows - RSI Break software is only available for the Windows OS Note: Mac or Linux users can still receive the basic benefits of the R-Go HE Ergonomic Mouse in either the Wired or Wireless models.
Use the Anti-RSI Software BREAK feature. To fully benefit from the Break feature you must download and install the software from the manufacturer's site. Once installed remember to check regularly for the visual reminder to take breaks.
Adjust DPI to meet your work needs. The R-Go Break HE Ergonomic Mouse is equipped with a multi-level sensor. On the Medium the button in on the underside of the mouse. On the Large model it is more easily accessible, positioned on the side, directly behind the Left and Right mouse buttons. The sensor cycles through the levels from lowest to highest, returning to the lowest setting from the highest.