Quill Mouse

Written by Sierra Rein
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When using a regular computer mouse or trackball, most of the weight of the forearm and upper body is placed precariously upon the ball of the palm. The wrist is usually forced into an uncomfortable flexed angle, and any movement is transferred into the carpal bones. These improper positions and harmfully persistent motions can lead to repetitive stress disorders, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, tendonitis, or the applicably named "Mouse Arm Disease" (or MAD).

The Quill Mouse, on the other hand, is designed to allow the user to place his leading "mousing" hand in a relaxed and uncompromising position. The mouse's patented "Wrist Guard" surrounds the heel and pinkie wall and cushions it against needless vertical and horizontal flexing. The scroll bar and click buttons are positioned within easy reach on the sidewall, on the bottom side of the tips of the fingers. This mouse is also made of lightweight material and is uniquely constructed so that the user does not have to place any effort in moving the mouse around on the pad, nor does he have to grip the mouse tightly in order to perform any tasks.

The Quill Mouse is made for both PC and Macintosh computers and is available for both right and left-handed computer users. It is recommended for people who suffer with arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome and has been praised by the Arthritis Foundation for "ease of use." Those with limited strength and mobility in the arms and forearms can also benefit from using the Quill Mouse's "Grip-Less" technology, which allows the mouse to be moved without any tension from the arm or fingers.

Using the Official Quill Mouse Mat vs. Conventional Mats

The most important accessory to the Quill Mouse, apart from the proper USB or PS/2 plug, is the Quill-Well Mouse Mat. It surface is chosen specifically for its compatibility with the Quill Mouse's rolling mechanism (the High Glide feet) and because it is shaped to provide an adequate "mousing" area for movement. It may take a little time to get used to using the Quill Mouse, but most will appreciate the fact that their wrists, hands and forearms are doing less work, even when they are being more productive at the computer.

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