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|— Ambidextrous Design —|
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|— Fingertip Precision —|
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DXT Mouse Offers Familiar Concepts - Improved Performance
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The DXT Mouse from City Ergonomics takes an innovative approach to cursor movement and click control. While still managing to retain finger positioning and usage that is familiar to anyone who has used a traditional mouse, it incorporates design concepts drawn from the natural movements associated with writing or drawing. The result is a lightweight and compact mousing solution that can be lightly held by the fingers and controlled with a high degree of precision.
The DXT Mouse 2 is the second generation of this device, retaining the same size, shape, control and input functionality as the orginal model. However the 2nd generation of the DXT introduced improved functionality and performance.
The unique design of the DXT Mouse 2 transfers fine cursor control directly to the fingertips, the most agile parts of the human body. This means that anyone who is family with holding a pen, pencil, or brush can quickly learn to achieve an advanced level of precision cursor control.
Traditional mice rely on gross motor movements of the larger muscles of the forearm which means that fine control tends to be difficult to achieve. As a result most people using a traditional mouse end up adopting movement behaviours (pinch grip, wrist planting, or finger hover) that with extended use can lead to the development of potentially disabling Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI).
The DXT departs from this traditional (and unhealthy) approach by moving the primary control of the cursor and input buttons to the fingertips. Because the fingertips are not only very sensitive to touch but also capable of executing very fine movements someone using the DXT Mouse 2 is able to achieve a level of control not dissimilar to that of writing. Large movements when travelling across the screen can be accomplished with slight movements of the fore and upper arms. Some would suggest that using a stylus can also achieve this level of finesse and control - and they would be correct. However, using a stylus type of input device has some drawbacks, not the least of which is the potential for finger and hand cramping to develop due to the tendency we all have to "grip" the barrel. Anyone who has experienced writer's cramp know that it can be extremely painful. When you combine the small diameter of a stylus barrel and the need to provide click control with the fingers the risk of developing something of a "death grip becomes a serious concern. The larger dimensions of the DXT Mouse 2 addresses these concerns, permitting the mouse to be held "lightly" between the finger tips. Learn more about Static Grip Force.
Weighted Zinc Base
The mouse is also weighted so that it won't respond to the tiniest of movement, requiring just enough force that a user will not be constantly moving the cursor without intending to. As someone learns to move the DXT Mouse 2 they will quickly discover that they have a greater level of control if they hold it lightly. This will help them avoid the potential to want to "grip" the mouse in the manner that you would a stylus (or even a traditional mouse). And, because the fingers are at a neutral relaxed position there is very low risk of static tension developing.
The DXT Mouse 2 also addresses Pronation by moving the hand away from the traditional "palm down" posture required by traditional mousing solutions. Instead, it permits the hand to move into the neutral "Position of Function" that the hand and forearm will naturally adopt when relaxed on the work surface. This reduces tension that is created when the forearm is twisted to place the hand into a pronated palm down position and can also address existing tension in the elbow that often results in Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow).
The DXT Mouse 2 is not only designed for Ergonomics, it is also practical. The ambidextrous "stacked button" design means that moving between Right or Left hand use is as simple as switching sides and depressing the left-right button—because the upper button always provides the "left click" and the lower button generate the "right click". The scroll wheel is easily accessed by the tip or side of the index finger. The Ambidextrous Design means that an individual can "Load Balance" between the hands, reducing the chance of overworking just one hand and developing RSI. It is also useful where already-existing discomfort makes mousing difficult letting the user offload work to the hand that is not affected while, when necessary, being able to still use what is most often the dominant hand.
The DXT Mouse 2 is equipped with a 4 position sensor so each person can find a suitable level of accuracy and speed for their cursor control. Resolution settings range from 500 to 2000 DPI. Switching resolutions is done via a button on the underside of the mouse.
The compact size of the DXT Mouse 2 means that not only is it easy to transport for use with a laptop or notebook, it also reduces the space required for mousing. In fact, most users will require a space no more than 5" x 7". Because the fingertips are capable of such a highly accurate level of manipulative movement the mouse DPI sensor can be set at a relatively high level while still retaining the necessary cursor control. This means that overall hand and arm movement can be significantly reduced. This accomplishes both the reduction in the required footprint as well as helping a user maintain an appropriate Comfort Zone when accessing the mouse. This reduces the risks of developing RSI related to Overreaching for the mouse.