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Contour Design Announces RollerMousePROImproves upon the classic RollerMouse (February 08, 2005)
Contour Design's RollerMousePRO
First introduced publicly at NECE (National Ergonomics Conference & Expo), 2004, the RollerMousePRO was chosen as the #1 input device at the show. Last month, at MacWorld in San Francisco, several people who used the demonstration unit exclaimed that we should have named it the "Oh! Wow! Mouse."
Key improvement features of the PRO include a lengthened rollerbar, two new function buttons located just below the left-hand side of the extended rollerbar, a repositioning of the scroll wheel and newly reshaped original three buttons, and selectable, hard-coded function options.
The PRO's rollerbar is 67% longer than the original versions bar. This was done in response to Customer feedback that some larger-framed users felt they had to "scrunch" their hands together in order to manipulate the shorter bar. Extension of the bar to the right and away from the function buttons has been done at the request of many Customers involved in Assistive Technology so as to give users with motor impairment freer access to the bar with minimal risk of inadvertent hitting a function button.
James Golden, CAE, and one of Contour's National Account Managers, says, "We take pride in listening to our Customers and doing our utmost to incorporate their feedback into product improvements. We believe, and beta testing reports bear this out, that the RollerMousePRO is a distinctively better centralized pointing device than has ever been put onto the market."
Available in black, the RollerMousePRO is currently shipping in volume from Contour and from its cadre of ErgoVARs at an MSRP of $199.95. The original, "classic" RollerMouse will continue to be offered, and, like that version, the PRO will be available on the 30-day free trial program.
About Contour Design:
Contour Design, Inc. specializes in the research, development, and design of top quality alternative computer input devices. Contour Design's devices can significantly reduce muscular discomfort while maximizing productivity. This is due to our meticulous attention to understanding the causes of pain associated with computer input devices. During the development stage, we rigorously refine our prototypes with extensive testing and continuous user feedback. We really go the extra mile - improving and reworking - not stopping until the product is perfected. Contour Design is concerned for the health and well being of our Customers and it shows in the ergonomic integrity of our products.
For more information visit www.contourdesign.com.
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