As a blogger, I am constantly on my computer for long periods of time and with that I can often become uncomfortable using the mouse. In some severe cases people can sometimes develop repetitive strain injury.
I was recently sent an ergonomic piece of kit which is fantastic. The Penclic Mouse has been ergonomically designed to make work at your computer less of a strain. It is a fusion between a mouse and a pen.
The base is shaped like a mouse which houses a rechargeable battery and the top is the pen part which you use to move your cursor about the screen. It comes with a USB receiver, a cloth pouch (for carrying) and straightforward instructions.
Using the Penclic R3
It is very much like any other mouse with the major difference being that the scroll wheel as well as the left and right buttons are on the pen part. You use it like you would any other pen basically.
Using the Penclic for the first time was a little strange, but that’s because we are all accustomed to using a traditional shaped mouse. After using it a few times my hands soon got to grips with the controls.
The Penclic R3 is lovely to use, very intuitive and as sensitive as you need a mouse to be. I found that my wrist felt more relaxed using it and seemed to be a more natural way of moving.
What Penclic say
“The Penclic R3 ambidextrous wireless mouse connects seamlessly to your pc or your mac using a USB dongle. The symetrical 3 button design is perfect for both lefties and righties.
- The supported platforms for Penclic Mouse are all operating systems that support HID 1.1. These include Windows XP or later, Mac OSX version 10.1 or later and most Linux/BSD flavors. No extra software/driver installation is needed.
- Operates on almost any surface without any pad or tablet.
- Implements a 3-buttons and scroll wheel mouse.
- USB Connection
- AAA 1.2V NiMH Recharging battery (Everyday use last approximately 1 months before charging is needed).
- Charging via USB.
- LR 03/AAA/1.5V Alkaline None rechargeable battery can be used. NOTE: DO NOT RECHARGE
- Energy saving mode starts after 10 min, press left click (button 1) to activate.
- Wireless reach, minimum 5 metres.
- Dpi settings 800 – 1200 – 1600.
The dpi button is located under the mouse, the cursor will move faster for each setting. It will rotate around frequency from 800-1600 and then go back to low 800. Once the power is shut of the dpi setting will return to its default setting, 1200 dpi.”
From the few times, I have used the Penclic R3, I would highly recommend it. It does take a bit of time to adapt to the set up but if it stops the aches and pains and stops people from developing RSI then it would certainly be worth getting used to it.
If you’d like to get your hands on the Penclic R3, enter my competition below.